SDSQUAD

Missions => Falcon AF => Topic started by: Doatg on January 25, 2012, 09:01:24 PM

Title: Falcon 4.0 is alive
Post by: Doatg on January 25, 2012, 09:01:24 PM
Me and my friend Pav were talking about Falcon 4.0 what a game it was back then.  I went to youtube to just see what people are doing these day and stumbled upon this group of guys who made Falcon 4.0 look completly different.  Here is a video from you using BMS  BMS 4 - Dawn Strike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZUpAs0qMHU#ws)  This is the dev's homesite link  to get the download but you first must register.  http://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/ (http://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/) 8)
Title: Re: Falcon 4.0 is alive
Post by: shelt on January 25, 2012, 09:59:30 PM
I always liked Falcon 4.0, I tried Skunks mod about a year back and was pleased with it, this looks really good too, but haven't tried it, I think Lead flys it alot!
Title: Re: Falcon 4.0 is alive
Post by: LeadTurn_SD on January 26, 2012, 03:57:23 AM
I always liked Falcon 4.0, I tried Skunks mod about a year back and was pleased with it, this looks really good too, but haven't tried it, I think Lead flys it alot!

I'm currently flying Falcon 4 / BMS 4.32.   It is a major "evolution" for Falcon 4... and means going back to "noob" status for me because the weapon systems have been stepped-up a couple notches in realism.  It is more like DCS A-10C now, as far as how weapons are handled.

At its core, it is still Falcon 4.  Both for good and bad (mostly good!).  The campaign is better, is awesome, but still has some of the old "weaknesses".

Not sure how it will work online.  Falcon 4 : AF  was pretty good online (stable), maybe the best version of Falcon 4 for stability.  The tradeoff was graphics.

The Red Viper and FFx versions of Falcon 4 looked nicer... but were less stable.

Maybe BMS 4.32 has the best of both worlds (graphics, content AND stability).

At some point, maybe we can test it in an online TE or campaign, but with all the current good sims we have to fly, I'm not sure that will happen (because there is a bit of a learning curve with BMS 4.32.... similar to A-10 or BS2).

Lead
Title: Re: Falcon 4.0 is alive
Post by: LeadTurn_SD on January 26, 2012, 04:09:22 AM
Oh, and great video thanks for posting it!

That does capture the "feel" of Falcon 4 / BMS 4.32.  Flying a campaign mission across the DMZ on Day One is intense (as always)... the improved smoke effects and altered behavior of the SAMs really improves the whole experience and makes it possible, finally, to visually acquire and track the SAMs by smoke plume on lift off, and smoke trail as they close on you... which makes it easier to evade.

I flew without using flares/chaff ('cuz I didn't know how, lol, with BMS 4.32), and had minimal trouble evading SA-2's and SA-3's just with hard terminal maneuvers.

Good stuff... now I want to go fly some Falcon instead of going to bed, lol!

Lead
Title: Re: Falcon 4.0 is alive
Post by: MegOhm_SD on April 09, 2012, 10:14:31 PM
Cool DOATG...Lead flys this a nd We have it loaded...don't have the time for it though  :-\