Flight Simulation Game

It just got to the point where the programs on the TV in the evening where deadly boring. You can only jog so much without losing your sanity and I needed some sort of diversion from the pressures at work; an escape of some sort, or excitement that did not involve huge expenditures of money or a huge investment of my time.

That was when my son suggested I try some of his games attached to his computer. Shooting the characters over different terrains was not my thing. Then I went online and looked around and found what I had been looking for.

I came across Flight Simulation games. I had messed around with one of these games about ten years ago and had good fun with it back then, but boy have things moved on since then. There was an accurate terrain, to fly over (or into), a big selection of aircraft, (in the old days I had a choice of three) planetary alignment and detailed features such as car headlights etc. It makes a big change to be able to be involved with a program and not feel you are too slow or not quick enough on the uptake to know the little tricks required to get you to the next ‘level’.

One thing I did not take into account was the family involvement. We ended up having ‘family competitions’ with typical ‘bendy’ family rules and a good time was had for us as a group and as individuals.

The layout of the instruments impressed my wife and she now has a pretty good idea of how things have been when we have taken trips abroad. The cloud presence is also realistic and of course the thrill of flying over well known landmarks or even your own house is awesome.

Of course the big thrill is to take from a particular airport and fly off to a new destination, there are hundreds of airports to choose from in these games. There are no restrictions to types of aircraft. Jet, propeller, old, new, helicopters and just about anything you could wish for. Shame I could not play with this in the office.

The real thing about it is the escape into a world of adventure right in your own house at minimal cost and time investment. The World of Flight Simulation has opened new doors for me and decreased my stress levels I hope it could do the same for you. If your circumstances were similar to mine.

A Combat Flight Simulator in Europe

When considering the wars that are most significant to our planet’s history, World Wars I & II would have to be at the top of the list. Because they were fought overseas, combat flight simulator Europe is one the most sought after games in the industry. Imagine flying a military plane during that time period and living to talk about it.

Very few flight simulation software packages offer actual air-to-air combat. In fact, even though many people are fascinated by the events of the World Wars, you will have trouble finding simulation software that lets you fight it out in the sky.

One issue for software programs that do allow air battle is that the realism is diminished for the sake of gaming playability. Noncombat flight simulation software is so lifelike, you won’t be sure if it is live or Memorex.

In the future, a combat flight simulator in Europe and many other locations will be a possibility. But for now, gamers that love the feeling of realistic flight will have to settle for options that, although they aren’t battling it out, are full of potentially thousands of scenarios for hours of adventure.

Many flight simulation programs include a host of combat-type aircraft for indulging in the war-time fantasy. In fact, an example of an aircraft from that time period is the Sopwith Camel.

This plane was designed by British aircraft designer Thomas Sopwith, and it was not advanced into the Western Front of WWI until 1917. By shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, it had the reputation of being one the most successful fighter planes of the war.

On the other side, the German Fokker Dr.1 Triplane, which was developed by government mandate in response to the British Sopwith Camel, came into the European forefront in 1917 with a distinguished but short career. It was very maneuverable but not fast enough to elude the enemy. It also had other issues including a small, cramped cockpit that provided little protection for the pilot.

These classic fighter planes create a type of addiction to flight simulation. Some of the high-tech craft such as the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star and the MiG-15 fit the bill for a pilot’s need for speed in today’s flight sim games, but combat flight simulator in Europe still offers intrigue for retro plane enthusiasts to create mock battles and missions of a time gone by.

You can choose to fly in formation and decide which routes to fly, and when or where to take off and land. If you like to be daring, you can perform aerial stunts and even practice landing on an aircraft carrier. Even though it isn’t quite the same as combat flight simulator Europe, it still simulates a controlled crash!

Some flight simulation software are open source, meaning that there is a huge group of really intelligent computer fanatics working on making the realism better all the time. Eventually, a combat flight simulator in Europe will probably be an option.

Turn Your Basement Into a Virtual Shooting Gallery

An indoor shooting simulator is easy to add on to most projection based home theater systems, and in most cases is an inexpensive way to add hours of entertainment for the whole family. People of all ages enjoy playing the wide range of games that are available for the system, everything from “Baseball Challenge” to “Elephant Hunter” will keep your family and friends entertained. Utilizing a shooting simulator is not only a great way to add excitement to your home theater room; it is also a get way to keep your shooting skills sharp.

System Basics:
There are a few basic requirements for adding a shooting simulator to an existing home theater. The simulator runs on a normal Windows based computer, software is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The image is broadcast through a projector to a screen, which most projectors and home theater screens will be suitable for use with this simulator. Now all you need to add is a basic simulator package, which includes a rifle, case, camera and five games. Installation of the simulator will only take about thirty minutes to setup and install the new software and hardware. Now you are ready to start enjoying the very best of simulated shooting. To recap the items you need: computer, projector, screen and a simulator package.

Benefits of Indoor Shooting:
There are many advantages to adding an indoor shooting simulator to you home theater room, these are just a few.
Convenience- having the ability to practice your shooting skills from within your own house, cuts down on drive time to the range and you can fire up your system anytime you want.
Cost Savings- ammunition is expensive! You will save a lot of money practicing your skills using a true to life replica laser firearm verses using live ammo.
Safety- using a laser firearm is a much safer weapon to practice will and it’s a lot better for your hearing.
Shooting Variety- with a shooting simulator you have the ability to practice your skills on a wide range of software titles. You can practice shooting skeet and with just a touch of a button you can switch over to another game and practice your marksmanship on simulated popup targets.
Entertainment- Gather you friends and family, challenge them for the highest score or for bragging rights.

Packages and Software:
With this system, there are many packages of both hardware and software available. Looking for a portable package or maybe a complete package if you don’t have a projector, computer and screen? Those packages and more are available. There are over 35 software titles currently available, which can be purchased separately or in 15 game packages. Software titles are being added, so you will always have the option to buy the latest games on the market. Do you have the best Halloween party on your block? There is a Halloween software package that will insure your party is unforgettable. Do you have a young hunter or marksman that could benefit from “Hunter’s Education” software? It is an option on this simulator. Teach them everything from ethical shooting to animal anatomy, with the hunter’s Ed package. Looking to hone your archery skills? This simulator has packages available for you bow enthusiasts. There are several optional firearms which can be added to the system, to maximize the skill development and enjoyment of the simulator.

Adding a shooting simulator to your theater room is easy and a cost effective way of increasing the entertainment value of your room as well as improve shooting skills. If you would like some more information on the shooting simulators or have any questions please contact me through the website.