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Flying Corps Gold




Facts about Flying Corps Gold


Overview

Name: Flying Corps Gold
Developer: Rowan Software
Publisher: Empire Interactive / GT Interactive
Designer: Rowan Software
Engine: ?
Release Date: 1996 (Flying Corps), 1997 (Flying Corps Gold)
Genre: Flight Simulation
Modes: Single Player, Multi Player
Platforms: DOS, Windows 95, 3dfx support
Media: CD-ROM
System Requirements: DOS, Windows 95 or above (running on Windows XP is possible but with some tweaking only), standard graphics adapter or 3dfx graphics adapter
ESRB Rating: Kids to Adults - Animated Violence
Input: Keyboard, mouse, joystick

Game description

Flying Corps Gold is a re-release of the 1996 WWI air combat simulator Flying Corps, now with support for 3dfx graphics adapters. Adding to the realism and six airplanes of the first, the roster now also includes the Fokker D-VII, as well as a new campaign, a mission editor, Direct3D and 3DFX support, a multiplayer mode and support for the CH Force FX joysticks. Owners of the original game could partially update their version via a patch.


Flying Corps Gold Screenshot (1997)


The game is split in four campaigns: The Flying Circus (1917), Battle of Cambrai 1917, Spring Offensive (1918) and Hat-In-The-Ring (1918). Several airplanes are available, including the Sopwith Camel, the Nieuport 28 and the Fokker Dr.I.



Publishing Information

Rowan Software / Empire Interactive / GT Interactive


1914-1918

When the original Flying Corps set out in Spring 1997, our aim was clear, to be the best World War I Flight Simulation ever.

Since then, we've been decorated for our success in the skies, with awards from leading industry names and accolades from devoted players. And now, the best flight simulation has just got even better, with Flying Corps Gold.

See for yourself how breathtaking new advances add to the challenge of fighting your way through the smoke and thunder of four decisive engagements: The Battle of Cambrai, TheFlying Circus, Hat-in-the-Ring and the climatic Spring Offensive of 1918.

There are now seven classic aircraft at your command. The Fokker D-VII, Fokker D.R.I/Triplane, SE5a, Sopwith Camel, Nieuport 28 Scout and Spad XIII. Extensive research, meticulous modelling and advanced programming techniques mean unprecedented historical accuracy - and bring the experience of flying these aircraft to new heights of realism and controllability.

This leaves you ready to emulate the success of real World War I aces like Rickenbacker, von Richthofen and Albert Ball.

Below you, the towns, villages, churches and copses of Northern France appear in detail never seen before, based on real aerial photographs.

Create your own battle scenarios along the Western Front using the new Mission Editor.

Best of all, you can now experience the thrills of competing with other players too - either facing them in battle or flying alongside them in the squadron.

Flying Corps Gold has blown the opposition out of the sky. Are you ready to do the same?

    Features:
  • Astounding 3D high resolution landscapes in 16-bit color using Direct X
  • Frame rates in excess of 30fps are possible
  • Windows 95 Mission Editor fully featured
  • Supports the CH Products Force FX stick - makes play more realistic and dynamic
  • Single or multiplayer option including modem, direct connect and network for up to 8 players
  • Customise the paint schemes on your squadron's aircraft
  • Landscape recreated in minute detail from archive material
  • Enhanced view system including a new peripheral view mode

    Requirements:
  • Pentium 133, 16Mb RAM (32Mb required to run the game and the mission editor together), 14Mb free hard disk space, quad speed CDROM, mouse, Windows 95 or MSDOS 9the Mission Editor requires Windows 95).
  • 3D Acceleration using DirectX cards supported: 3DFX, Rendition, Power VR, Rage II, Matrox Mystique 220, Millenium 2.
  • Optional: Thrustmaster, CH Force FX, Microsoft SideWinder Pro, Throttle, Rudder Pedals, sound card, network card, modem.



Reviews: The Wargammer by Peter von Kleinsmid

Ratings by Category Red Baron 3D Score Flying Corps Gold Score
Installation 4 4
Documentation 4 4
Graphics 4 4
Sounds 4 4
Flight and Combat 3 5
Situational Awareness 3 4
Computer Opponents 3 3
Between Combats 2 3
Buglessness 3 4
Single Scenarios 4 3
Mission Editors 3 4
Campaign Mode 4 4
Multiplayer 3 2
Total Score 44 48