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DOS Aerial Combat Flight Simulators

Post by MrFlibble » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Here's an attempt to list playable demo releases of combat flight simulation games for DOS (in alphabetical order)*:

Air Power: Battle in the Skies
Aircraft: various (fictional)
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Mindscape International
Type: Playable & Self-Running Demo
Video mode(s): VGA, SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download: INSTALL.EXE

Air Warrior
Aircraft: various (WWII era)
Developer: Kesmai Corporation
Publisher: On-Line Entertainment
Type: Online game client /w single-player capability
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: PCAIRWA1.ZIP, PCAIRWA2.ZIP

Apache
Aircraft: AH-64D Apache Longbow
Developer: Digital Integration
Publisher: Interactive Magic
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA, SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: APCHDEMO.ZIP

Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Developer: SE Software
Publisher: FormGen
Type: Shareware
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Download v1.1: BKSE11A.ZIP, BKSE11B.ZIP
Download v1.2: BKSE12A.ZIP, BKSE12B.ZIP
Download v1.3: BKSE13A.ZIP, BKSE13A.ZIP
Download v1.33: BKSE13A.ZIP, BKSE13B.ZIP

Dawn Patrol
Aircraft: various (WWI era)
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Empire Interactive Entertainment
Type: Playable & Self-Running Demo
Video mode(s): VGA, SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download programme disk (installer): PATROL
Download preinstalled VGA version: DAWNL.ZIP
Download preinstalled SVGA version: DAWNH.ZIP
Download preinstalled SVGA version (folder): DPATROL

Evasive Action
Aircraft: various
Developer: Particle Systems
Publisher: Mindscape Internaitonal
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Download: EACDEMO.ZIP

F-15 Strike Eagle III
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Developer: MicroProse Software
Publisher: MicroProse Software
Type: Playable & Self-Running Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: F15SE3.ZIP

F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0
Aircraft: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Developer: MicroProse Software
Publisher: MicroProse Software
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: F117DEMO.ZIP [F117AD.ZIP]

F-22 Lightning II
Aircraft: Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor
Developer: NovaLogic
Publisher: NovaLogic
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: F22DEMO.EXE

Falcon 3.0
Aircraft: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Developer: Sphere
Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: FALCON3.ZIP

Fighter Duel
Aircraft: various (WWII era)
Developer: Jaeger Software
Publisher: Philips Interactive Media
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download: FDDEM10A.ZIP, FDDEM10B.ZIP
Download (folder): FDDEMO

Fighter Duel Special Edition
Aircraft: various (WWII era)
Developer: Jaeger Software
Publisher: Infogrames Multimedia
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download: FDDEM3.ZIP

Flying Corps
Aircraft: various (WWI era)
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Empire Interactive Entertainment
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download v1.00b (folder): FLY

Great Air Battles: Remember Pearl Harbor
Aircraft: various (WWII era)
Developer: Charles B. Law
Publisher: N/A
Type: Shareware
Video mode(s): VGA
Download v2.1: GAB-V21.ZIP
Download v2.5: GAB_V25.ZIP

Gunship 2000
Aircraft: various (modern)
Developer: MicroProse Software
Publisher: MicroProse
Type: Playable & Self-Running Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: GS2000.ZIP [GSPLAY.ZIP]

HIND: The Russian Combat Helicopter Simulation
Aircraft: Mil Mi-24 "Hind"
Developer: Digital Integration
Publisher: Interactive Magic
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download (folder): HIND

JetFighter III
Aircraft: various (modern)
Developer: Mission Studios
Publisher: Mission Studios
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download pre-release test/demo: GameFront
Download demo v1.22: JF3DEM.EXE
Download demo v1.31: FilePlanet

LHX Attack Chopper
Aircraft: various (modern, fictional)
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: LHXDEMO.ZIP

Overlord
Aircraft: various (WWII era)
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Type: Playable and Self-Running Demo
Video mode(s): VGA, SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download program disk: LORD1.ZIP
Download SVGA graphics disk: LORD2.ZIP

Su-25 Stormovik
Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot"
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Download: SU25DEMO.ZIP

Su-27 Flanker
Aircraft: Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker"
Developer: Flying Legends
Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Download: SU27.ZIP
Download (folder): SU27

Thunderhawk AH-73M
Aircraft: AH-73M Thunderhawk (fictional)
Developer: Core Design
Publisher: Core Design
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: THUNDER.ZIP

Wings of Glory
Aircraft: various (WWI era)
Developer: Origin Systems
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): VGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download: WOGDEMO.ZIP
Download CD demo: link

*NOTE: Square brackets indicate original file name where applicable.

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Re: DOS Aerial Combat Flight Simulators

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:48 pm

MrFlibble wrote:Flying Corps
Aircraft: various (WWI era)
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Empire Interactive Entertainment
Type: Playable Demo
Video mode(s): SVGA
MobyGames: link
Wikipedia: link
Download v1.00b (folder): FLY
This demo apparently originates from the Computer Gaming World CD #156 (July 1997). I have no idea if Rowan released any downloadable demo of the same game - original distributions of their stuff are all quite hard to find!

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Re: DOS Aerial Combat Flight Simulators

Post by MrFlibble » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:19 pm

Found two more playable demo versions:

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
Type: Playable Demo
Download: SECWULFT.ZIP

Tornado
Type: Playable/Self-Running Demo
Download: TORNAD_D.ZIP
Download (UK version): TORNADO.ZIP

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Re: DOS Aerial Combat Flight Simulators

Post by MrFlibble » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:02 pm

Found a copy of the enitre Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe/Battle of Britain demo disk from Lucasflim Games: SWOTL.ZIP

Most other packages I found at cd.textfiles.com are incomplete (apparently whoever zipped them forgot to add commands to recurse subdirectories and add contents), making the demo versions unplayable. The one I linked to in my previous post does work though, but it's very clearly not the original thing, and it also lacks the non-interactive demo of The Battle of Britain.


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Re: DOS Aerial Combat Flight Simulators

Post by CamMaybinFan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:05 pm

I had Falcon 3.0

I found the CD and also the book that came along with it at a now defunct thrift store in my area for a whopping $3.

I bought it for a family member on his birthday as a little joke because he played that game as well back in 95. :)

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