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 Post subject: bomber crew
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:32 pm 
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/537800/Bomber_Crew/

13 beans.

You move ppl around the aircraft during missions. Upgrade im between if they survived. Upgrade the Lancaster. I like this and everyone else should too.

Played 2 hours so far. This is a good game it's on sale. Worth taking a look at imo.

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:34 pm 
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I've played this some more. The dealio is that if a mission is going to shit, just pause cntrl alt delete that MFer.

The game is fun, it really is, but it's way too harsh. If the user, after 15 missions, and hours of carefully grooming ur ppl - unfortunately get shot down :oops: all ur ppl are dead, ur bomber is shit, and you have no money.

IMO, it should allow the player to save before each mission. Since it doesn't :roll: - the way to enjoy this game is to rage quit if ur about to lose. Not "abort mission", not "save and quit". cntl/alt/del and pull the plug. It might be childish but getting 5 hours in and losing all ur shit isn't fun. The goal of gaming is to have a good time imo.

I've played this game 13 hours so far. Speaks for itself really that I'm having fun playing it. Plus a bean per hour of entertainment isn't a bad deal. I give it 2 thumbs up

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:53 pm 
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This game is fun.

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:17 am 
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I hate doing this but: Flight of the Old Dog is a 1987 thriller novel written by Dale Brown. The novel's descriptions of B-52 controls and operations are based on Brown's knowledge of the systems as a USAF navigator. The flight is also recreated as a special mission in the video game Megafortress.



and a modern real thing


What's being done to the 'Old Dog'.


For downloads of 'Megafortress', a mission pack, and manual.
https://www.myabandonware.com/game/megafortress-1xe
https://www.myabandonware.com/game/mega ... er-4au#DOS
http://hideout.dvru.ru/Games/362/Files/megafort_man.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:41 pm 
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You know what I don't want to brag or anything but what those gents did is nothing compared to the CSLF's completion of 19 missions before getting everyone killed.

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:15 pm 
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C_S wrote:
You know what I don't want to brag or anything but what those gents did is nothing compared to the CSLF's completion of 19 missions before getting everyone killed.


My dad's old attorney in Chicago was a gunner on a B-24 over Europe during WW2.
Were he still alive he might take issue with you. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Family friend earned a DFC flying missions over Germany and was training on B-29s when the war in the Pacific ended. He might have disagreed too if he had ever talked about anything but his training.

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:29 am 
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C_S wrote:
You know what I don't want to brag or anything but what those gents did is nothing compared to the CSLF's completion of 19 missions before getting everyone killed.
19 missions! IIRC WW2 bomber crews needed 25 missions to get a R&R back in the states, then return to the slaughter.

19 mission, nice try but no banana: 1943.
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The war in Europe rages on. The United States gives men the opportunity to leave the war and go home if they fly twenty-five missions with the US 8th Air Force. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Join a bomber crew, serve for three months at most and then go home? It can't be that bad... But you still have to worry about German anti-aircraft artillery, and of course their mighty Luftwaffe. Twenty-five missions doesn't sound that easy now, does it?

Microprose's B-17 Flying Fortress gives you the chance to command your own personalized B-17 bomber through twenty-five missions. Although you are the pilot, you can switch to any other position in the bomber. Command a gun turret and defend your plane and your wingmen from German airplanes. Navigate your airplane and make sure it's going on course. Target enemy ground structures using the Norden Bombsight and drop bombs on them.

B-17 does its best to recreate the entire flying experience as accurately as possible. For every mission you take off at your assigned airbase, fly into formation, and move in on your target while fending off enemy fighters and hoping that the flak turrets on the ground don't hit you. Once you've dropped your bombs, you fly home and try to land the plane in one piece. Each member of your crew is trained in one or more fields pertaining to the smooth operation of a bomber, such as gunnery, piloting, first aid, and navigation.

Unfortunately, you do not get any escorts, so you are pretty much on your own. Apart from that, the gameplay is all right. The graphics are (for the most part) pretty good, aside from the fact that most of the time the colors are rather dull. When your bomber is rolling along the airfield, the outside movements are choppy when you are moving at slow speeds. Taking off is pretty hard to learn, and once you figure out where the runway is, you'll need to practice a lot before you can finally manage to get off the ground. Sadly, the game's technicalities don't get any easier from that point on, but it does make the game much more realistic.

If you are to at least get off the ground, the manual comes in very handy. I recommend at least printing out the keyboard map so you'll know what each button does.
Abandonia has manuals, ect, My abandonware has the game
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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:22 am 
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Bought it, need something a bit lighter than nuclear reactor design, this looks like it.

We'll see how good CS's taste is now. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: bomber crew
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I concur with CS.

It's good!

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