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Posts tagged “Eagle Dynamics”

Feature: DCS World, Combat Actions: Vietnam, Nantucket

The Flare Path: Jets, Jungle, and Jack Yards

DCS World, a combat flight sim made from a superhard composite of Truthite and RTFM, is a few days* away from an engine upgrade that will unify like a drill sergeant and spruce like a Scandinavian forest. Earlier this week I took a break from foliage-shredding in Combat Actions: Vietnam (Assessed below) and whale-worrying in Nantucket (Want to join my crew? Read on) to quiz producer…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Accosts Accomplished Add-On Artisans

2014 wasn't exactly a bumper year for standalone flight sim releases. Apart from the flak-nibbled IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, and eccentric WWI curios like ILYA Muromets and Canvas Knights simulated clouds had simulated skies almost all to themselves. Fortunately the add-on sector was as vigorous and ambitious as ever. Today in The Flare Path I catch up with five top flight sim supplementers, all…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: For Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Here at Flare Path we take flight simulation extremely seriously. When a company like Eagle Dynamics goes to the trouble of releasing a free aerodyne as lifelike and lively as the 'new' DCS World Mustang, we believe it's important that machine is flown responsibly and realistically. If you know yourself to be a hellraiser, a tearaway, a speed merchant, a rowdy, a clown, a daisy botherer…

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The Flare Path: Łódź You Believe It!

According to Flare Path's contacts in Moscow, Obama's failure to secure Russian backing for air strikes against the Syrian regime had nothing to do with traditional enmity or Putin's long-standing relationship with Assad, and everything to do with the US president's unwillingness to publicly state that A) “Company of Heroes 2 was deeply insulting to the people of the former Soviet Union”,B) “Going East's lack of Kamaz trucks and…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Frogfeat Free-For-All

Times are tough in FP's neck-of-the-woods. If the illegal logging conducted by fuel-poor locals continues, pretty soon there'll just be a larynx-of-the-woods. Thank heavens high-quality, low-altitude entertainment can still be picked up for the same price as a lungful of fresh air and an eyeful of superior sunset. After rolling with the rather wonderful War Thunder last week, this week I thought I'd get my…

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DCS – P-51D Mustang’s Astounding Trailer

Even if you don't like flight simulations, you should probably watch this. Some trailers give me a migraine, some tickle my curiosity box and many have very little impact on me at all. I press play, I sit back, I watch and then I wonder why it was quite so noisy or why it adds nothing to, or seemingly contradicts, what I already knew about…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: While My Balalaika Gently Beeps

In an effort to weed-out oiks, riff-raff, rotters, fakes, frauds, bounders, curs and cads from Flare Path's readership, from this week onwards only individuals able to answer 'yes' to one of the following questions - Do you rush outside and start scanning the sky on hearing an unusually throaty aero engine? Is your contentment reservoir refilled by the whistling of distant trains? Have you named…

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DCS: P-51D Mustang Sallies Forth

In a previous life, I attempted to play a flight sim. I've always wanted to be good at them, but with an ever-increasing flighty fidelity in modern sims, that dream is soaring away into the clouds. So while I'm excited about Eagle Dynamics's newly announced DCS: P-51D Mustang, it's tinged with melancholy that I'll never be able to fly like a Mustang.

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: Juno’s Golden Sword

What's General Paulus' take on splendid recent releases like Achtung Panzer: Operation Star and Unity of Command? Does Genghis Khan play anything other than Mount & Blade? Does Oliver Cromwell still believe the lack of English Civil War wargames is the result of a fiendish Popish plot? In an effort to answer nagging questions like these The Flare Path has acquired a SpiritMaster IV ouija board. I'm…

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Dr Stone To The OR: DCS A-10C Warthog

It is with some nervousness that I attempt to share news of the release of hardcore flight sim DCS: A-10C Warthog. It sounds and looks like a pretty remarkable achievement, but as I tend to start weeping uncontrollably if you put me on anything more complex than Crimson Skies or Stunt Island I may not be best placed to successfully identify the major lures of…

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DCS A-10C: Warthog Beta Open To Pre-Order

The Warthog is the best of the planes. No fancy dog fighting, no high-altitude serenity, just a giant gun and loads of missiles for tearing open stuff on the ground below. Boom! And what better subject for Eagle Dynamics' next DCS game? (They of helicopter fun times, Black Shark.) Lashings of detail on this new simulation can be found here. Some fancy sim toys in…

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