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»2003 Bandit Bulletin Archive

FA Futures/FA-2 News

12-18-2003 - Tank_77th has released an additional Video of FA futures combat action! Depicted in this video are dogfights between an F-15C and an SU-33, a MiG-29 SMT and an F-5E, a F-16C and a MiG-29S Fulcrum C. These aircraft were selected to better to give a full cross section of the types and capabiites of fighters available in FA Futures...
Click here to visit the FA Video Gallery...
FA Futures/FA-2 News

11-15-2003 - All New FA Futures Korea 2003 Summer Libraries, V2.00 Beta7 has been released for downloading (as of 11/14/03 - Win 98 and Win XP versions). This new version of FA Futures fully replaces all previous releases (specifically All Korea 1995, 2000 and 2003 Update 1 versions). Obtain the zip file by clicking on the hot downloads link in the main    navigation bar to the left, Extensive changes have been made and need to be tested...
FA Futures/FA-2 News
10-05-2003 -Another excellent video by Tank_77th from FA Futures Korea 2003 Update 6 Beta. The video captures an AWACs vector of two RoKAF flights to intercept an inbound flight of Bandits in the mountians. This video has both sound and music, and a new twist - subtitles....
Click here to visit the FA Video Gallery...

FA Futures/FA-2 News
08-14-2003 - I was successful at cracking the FA Futures modified version of the FA.exe so now you do NOT need to create a CD to boot FA Futures and you do NOT need the old FANOCD solution (of creating a virtual CD drive)... Click here to read further...

FA Futures/FA-2 News
07-22-2003 - Another video by Tank_77th giving the watcher a sample of FA Futures terrains, cities, airbases, installations, aircraft and helo skins, Naval Aircraft Carriers operations, and finally improved terrain masking. This video has no sound nor music....
Click here to visit the FA Video Gallery...

» Janes's FA internet resources
FA Futures/FA-2 News
06-20-2003 - New VNFAWING.com website goes active today! The site if for the support of FAF and FA-2. The site is far from complete and needs to be considered a work in progress. The site layout is temporary until the final version is ready for upload later in the year...


FA Futures/FA-2 News
04-10-2003 - Excellent first FAF video by Tank_77th portraying North Korean Armored attack across the DMZ into South Korea. Video includes air to ground and air to air combat with awacs support. This video has both sound and music...
Click here to visit the FA Video Gallery...

FA Futures/FA-2 News
03-04-2003 -Only for those that have downloaded FA Futures Korea 2000 prior to 03/04/03. This EXE File replaces the one within FA-Futures-1.zip prior to 03/04/03. If you are downloading this library set after 03/04/03 you can disregard this ZIP file as this EXE file is contained within the current version of FA-Futures-1.zip. This version is NOT compatible with prior Beta Versions, recognized by library name FA Futures Korea 1995 or FA Futures Summer 1995. If you have these versions please discard them and download the entire library...

FA Futures/FA-2 News
02-14-2003 - A great job by Tank_77th capturing the Janes FA trailer video of a dogfight between Iraqi MiG-29s and USAF F-31s escorting a C-17 Transport low in the canyons. This video has both sound and music. Click here to visit the FA Video Gallery...

Falcon 4.0 News
12-30-2003 - The latest version of BMS for Falcon 4.0 has been released. BMS 1.02 is released! This release features many new bug fixes and enhancements. Make sure you read the installation instructions in the Install.txt!!! Falconsp.cfg is no longer used by BMS. Instead, configs are saved in the falconbms.cfg file. After you install, there should be 3 shortcuts on your desktop: The BMS executable, the BMS Manual, and the BMS configuration     editor. The manual has been completely redone now, and is definitely worth reading. Download this by clicking here .

Falcon 4.0 News
10-01-2003 - Get ready to experience the Falcon F-16 like you never have before! Xicat Interactive has partnered with G2 Interactive to bring the title, Falcon 4.0 Gold: Operation Infinite Resolve (Falcon: OIR) to the PC CD-ROM in October 2003. Falcon OIR takes the award winning Falcon 4.0 and pushes it to the next level. Fans will be able to enjoy enhanced game play but relive the experience that made the original such a big hit. Xicat will distribute the title worldwide. Falcon: OIR is a single or multiplayer air combat simulation set in the Korean peninsula. Take the role of a F-16 or A-10 jet pilot and fight your way through a real-time war in     progress. Falcon: OIR’s superb 3D photo realistic, texture-mapped graphics and detailed models of F-16 and A-10 avionics, weapons and threats will provide a truly realistic combat flight simulation     experience. The ongoing simulation of a complex air/land/sea battle, called the Campaign Manager, will create all of the tension, chaos and adventure that exist in modern air combat. ‘Falcon: OIR is set to be     a big hit’ says Brad Flack, US Director of Sales for Xicat Interactive. ‘Falcon OIR’s predecessor sold     hundreds of thousands of units. The new missions, user interface, graphics and aircraft combine to take     this award winning Flight Sim to another level.’
Special features will include:
• New graphics features that take advantage of the latest graphic card technology and higher    
• New missions and scenarios - bomb targets, perform intercept operations, and more
• Brand new flight model for a new aircraft addition - the A10 Warthog
• Newly designed user interface allows custom pilot creation, campaign tracking, stats and more
• Upgraded Physics and flight dynamics on all aircraft
• Low level turbulence makes the A-10 realism intense
• Realistic weapons, systems, radar and ECM modelling
Falcon 4.0 Gold: Operation Infinite Resolve will be available on PC CD-ROM.

Falcon 4.0 News
10-01-2003 - In an effort to improve Falcon 4.0, Benchmarksims.com has retained an agreement with G2Interactive Inc., to modify the Falcon 4.0 source code and to provide a free of charge, free to download executable to the community.Major contributors to Falcon include the RP Group, Eteam, the Unified Team, and Free Falcon. We are VERY sensitive to the work done by these groups, and as such, have gone through great pains to maintain the integrity of that work. We would also like to thank the various community members that helped with the initial testing. That said, we submit to you, the community, a modified SP3 executable, that we humbly feel incorporates some of the graphical enhancements and fixes that we have all been hoping for. However, please note that this is a beta release, and as such, there may very well be bugs, including incompatabilities with some graphics cards. Therefore, PLEASE!! report all bugs and send your crashlogs to f4@benchmarksims.com.We will be working these issues out, and adding new features and fixes on a daily basis, and you can therefore expect regular releases from us. Download this patch by clicking here .

Falcon 4.0 News
09-30-2003 - The FreeFalcon Team has announced the release of Free Falcon 2(FF2)
Here is the feature list.
1. Upgraded flight models of many aircraft.
2. Additional aircraft, ships, ground units and weapons..
3. Multiple improved 3D models and textures for many aircraft, ships, ground units and objects..
4. Improved air tasking and weapons load-outs for campaigns..
5. Improved “hit boxes” for aircraft and objects..
6. Improved damage values for objectives as well as improved damage effects of certain weapons..
7. Spawning (parking) of aircraft at airfields prior to taking off and after landing..
8. Improved naval units, including more realistic task forces, ship damage modeling and the ability of ships to engage aircraft from long range..
9. Improved SAM activity, including several new air defense units and shipboard SAM systems..
10. Improved ground units selection list for TEs..
11. Improved missile and engine smoke trails..
12. Additional new aircraft added to the dogfight section..
You can obtain the FF2 by clicking here .

Falcon 4.0 News
09-24-2003 - Snake Man of the PMC TFW has retired from Falcon 4 development. Snake Man has been the driving force behind Theatre development for Falcon 4. The PMC site and its forums have been an invaluable resource for all of the Theatre developers. His contribution to the Falcon community is immeasurable and he will be missed. Snake Man, VNFAWING.com offer you our heartfelt thanks for all you have done for Falcon. We wish you all the very best in any thing you do in the future. For more details go to the PMC site by clicking here .

Falcon 4.0 News
09-07-2003 - Daws has released a brand new F/A-18 pit for Falcon4. As with other 3d pit modifications this will work in any resolution. Currently the release only supports FreeFalcon, however Daws is planning an SP3 version too! Download by clicking here . Click here to read further details.
Falcon 4.0 News
08-30-2003 - The latest public version of the Operation Desert Storm theater for Falcon4 has been released. Heres a quote from KG: Operation Desert Storm theater beta 512 available.A new beta of the Desert Storm theater is out featureing all new high resolution textures (512x512!) made in the last 6 months out of satellite images and featuring 9 different campaigns.Read more about it by clicking here . In addition you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums for further details.
Falcon 4.0 News


08-03-2003 - Aeyes has released his F-111 Aardvark cockpit! This cockpit is made to compliment the excellent F-111 Aardvark 3D model and textures that was recently released. This 2D cockpit is still betamaterial and will be updated frequently. It is made for 1280x960 resolution so most people can fly it. Special thanks go to Ripley for a big part of the coding of the datfile. Make sure you apply this cockpit on an installation with SP3 or beyond. You can obtain this cocpit by clicking here . and you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read further details.

Falcon 4.0 News
07-30-2003 - The first ever F-15C Eagle cockpit for Falcon 4.0 is now ready for takeoff. This "front office" features detailed views all around, and also has a forty-five step ramp start, just like the F-16 in Superpack 3. You can obtain this pit for 9.99 by clicking here . Click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums for further details.
Falcon 4.0 News


03-07-2003 - Aeyes has released his F-111 Aardvark cockpit! This cockpit is made to compliment the excellent F-111 Aardvark 3D model and textures that was recently released. This 2D cockpit is still betamaterial and will be updated frequently. It is made for 1280x960 resolution so most people can fly it. Special thanks go to Ripley for a big part of the coding of the datfile. Make sure you apply this cockpit on an installation with SP3 or beyond. You can obtain this cocpit by clicking here . and click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read further details.

» Falcon 4.0 internet resources
Falcon 4.0 News
02-25-2003 - Aeyes has released a 3D Falcon 4 Pit that matches his 1600 x 1200 Superpit. Here's what he had to say about it. In the many years that the Falcon 4.0 sim exists, the 3D cockpit has always been a part that did not get the attention it deserves. This 3D cockpit improvement is a cooperation between Tomas Hamarcak providing a new F-16 3D cockpit LOD, Aeyes providing the high resolution textures for the 3D cockpit, matching the 1600 x 1200 Superpit, and PiGaSoS for testing and compiling the F4patch installer. There are 2 types of cockpit textures, depending on the power of your system you can select 512 x 512 or 1024 x 1024 resolution textures. You can download and read more by clicking here . and you can also click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read additional details.

Falcon 4.0 News
01-09-2003 - Cockpit update for the Panther F-16 pit. More functionality, Volumes, F-ACK display, trims and more. You should be able to do everything now.Fixes to some switches - New Tacan and Check lists, thanks to "Red Dog". New (experimental) Large MFD view. Replaces the old Xis view with a more immersive view, (not complete yet). You can download and read more by clicking here . and you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read additional details.

Lomac News
11-12-2003 - Lomac goes GOLD! Lock-On, the highly-anticipated flight simulation game, has gone gold. Lock On features today’s most modern, technically advanced military aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. The game is filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options that provide unlimited game play action to both beginner and veteran flight simulation fans... Click here to read further...

Lomac News
11-10-2003 - Another LOCK-ON Video has been released by Mr Mudd. This is the third video of a trilogy of an in game mission of Russian SU-33s striking a forward NATO base in the Ukraine guarded by Luftwaffe MiG-29As. The video has excellent game action with terrain masking and low level strike. Click here to read further... Click here for the Lomac Video Gallery...

Lomac News

10-15-2003 - The interactive demo for Lock On is available online athe Lo-Mac website. The demo allows players to try their hand at flying the A-10A "Warthog" and the MiG-29A "Fulcrum." Read more and obtain the demo by clicking here .

Lomac News

08-31-2003 - The interactive demo for Lock On has been completed and will be made available online in October of 2003. The demo will allow players to try their hand at flying the A-10A "Warthog" and the MiG-29A "Fulcrum." In addition to being available on the official Lock On website and several mirrors, it will also be available in December issues of several popular magazines like Computer Gaming Magazine, Computer Gaming World, and PC Gamer. While we very first considered releasing the Lock On demo earlier, given the postponement of the game's release, it has been decided it would be best to release the demo in October to ensure a better support     to the project. Read more by clicking here .

Lomac News

07-31-2003 - The LO-MAC website has a new video. This clip shows some extreme Su-33 flying. As always it looks quite impressive.You can view this video by visiting the Lomac Video Page by clicking here .

Lomac News

05-31-2003 - The LO-MAC website has two additional videos the video shows a MiG-29A conducting an air-to-ground rocket attack. Supporting the Fulcrum is a flight of Ka-50 attack Helos .The second video is of the Su-25. As always it looks quite impressive.You can view this video by visiting the Lomac Video Page by clicking here .

Lomac News

05-15-2003 - Ubisoft has announced a fully downloadable demo of LOCK ON - Modern Air Combat! to be released shortly before the game is available in stores this summer. The demo will allow players to fly the A-10A and the MiG-29A with a mission or each of these aircraft. The demo will be for single player use only, and will each plane will have a very limited fuel supply... Click here to read further.

Lomac News

04-30-2003 - The LO-MAC website has been updated with a new video and a few screenshots. This week they have some video showing off some of the AI aircraft included in LO-MAC. Look closely and you can see the heat effect from the engines too! The second video is a MiG-29 vs F5 Dogfight scene.You can view this video by visiting the Lomac Video Page by     clicking here .

Lomac News

03-31-2003 - There is a new movies again at the Ubisoft website. This time we experience a practice strafing pass in the A-10A using the GAU-8 cannon. You can view this video by visitng the Lomac Video Page by clicking here .
Lomac News
03-02-2003 - Matt Wagner has updated the producers journal at theUbisoft website. Heres a small quote: Avionics. With F-15C and A-10A pilots on the test team, we now have the final data we need to accurately recreate the avionics systems for these aircraft. Be it the APG-63 radar of the Eagle or the Maverick TVM display of the Hog, the avionics programmer is hard at work to complete these aircraft . You can read more by visiting the Lomac website by clicking here .

Lomac News
02-28-2003 - There are two new movies at the Ubisoft website. This time the F-15 is featured, and once again the graphics are outstanding. The second has footage of the Su-33, this video shows off the very nice water and city graphics. Visit the Lomac Video Page by clicking here .

» Lockon Lomac internet resources
Lomac News
02-01-2003 - Ubisoft has updated the Lomac website. It is some time since we provided you with further information on the release date of Lock On. I can now confirm that Lock On will be released in Summer 2003. As I'm sure you all appreciate the team want to ensure that Lock On is not released before it is finished. We understand that you are eager to get into the cockpit but ask you to remain patient. The wait will be worth it!! In the meantime we will be bringing you regular screenshots and videos of gameplay footage. Thanks for your understanding! Cartrix... Click here to read further...

Lomac News
01-31-2003 - There are two new movies at the Ubisoft website. The first shows a MiG-29S taking off. The second has footage of the Su-25 doing some low-level stuff in the mountains. You can view this video by visitng the Lomac Video Page by clicking here ...

Strike Fightes News

12-01-2003 - A recent rumor has surfaced of a new patch for Strike Fighters Project 1's. Additional information points to a January, 2004 release. No additional information is available at this time.




Strike Fightes News

04-07-2003 - SimHQ's Andy Bush and Leon "Badboy" Smith have put together a guide on how to get your bombs on target in Strike Fighters:Project One. Heres a short quote: Every weapon that is dropped or fired from a plane is affected by gravity. When the weapon is released, it moves both forward and down. Forward due to the velocity of the releasing aircraft and possibly, in the case of rockets and bullets, due to their own propulsion. And then down due to gravity…how much "down" is a function of the time from release to impact. Its an interesting read, even if you dont fly SFP1.You can read nmore by Clicking here to read further...

» Strike Fighter 1 internet resources


Strike Fightes News

03-27-2003 - James "Hornit" Campisi from SimHQ.com has posted a review of Thirdwire's Strike Fighters Project One sim. Heres a short quote: Here was a sim to portray the glamorous era of the fighter pilot. The 60's and 70's! The F-4 phantom, the F-104 Starfighter, and the ubiquitous MiG series of aircraft. While holding our imagination with these fantastic aircraft it also offered the promise of true air to air combat without the frustrations of attempting to learn the intricacies of more modern aircraft and the weapons systems which they include...
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Strike Fightes News

01-01-2003 - Project 1 has released their first Service Pack patch for Strike Fighters Project 1. In this patch is the awaited fixes for SAM/AAA, Corrected Roll Rates and improved Special Effects. You can obtain this patch by Clicking here or Clicking here ... You can Click here to read further...

JF-18 News

06-20-2003 - Team Super Hornet has completed the intial version of WARFAREFIX_V1 after nearly 3 years of development. Expect an announcement in the near future on teh TSH website for downloading... Click here to read further...


JF-18 News

06-04-2003 - Team Super Hornet has invited CAG to join the TSH team to aid with enhancements in the Super Hornet sim. CAG's obvious skills in simulation enhancement and his programming skills reflected in FA Futures has not gone un-noticed in other simulation development teams. With my experience gained in Campaign Development for Falcon 4.0 SP series coupled with my experience in problem solving issues...
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» JF/A-18 internet resources


JF-18 News

05-24-2003 - Team Super Hornet File Fix for Windows XP for TSH v2 (Iraq Paq). "In some cases, XP users experienced a 'BLUE WORLD' when switching to the Iraq theatre due to a translator problem in converting some of the terrain pallette files. These two files served as replacements for the files originally created in the \iraq subfolder. If you dont experience the blue tint on the terrain, you don't need these."... Click here to read further...


JF-18 News


03-28-2003 - Team Super Hornet has released their 'Iraq Pack' campaign enhancement for JF/A-18. This new enhancement includes full functional A-10A Warthogs and F-14D Tomcats coupled with... Click here to read further... Click here to read further...


JF-18 News

03-21-2003 - A new campaign for Janes F/A-18 was released on the opening day of the war with Iraq. Named "Operation Just Reward" the campaign is a theoretical model of the current Gulf war. Designed to be flown with either single player or multi-player missions, the campaign consists of a 35 mission set that spans the period from Operation Southern Watch and transitions into the war with Iraq. The campaign was designed by David "Hunter" Proeber and was based on recent news reports and actual military briefings found on the web or satellite television... Click here to read further...

JF-18 News
03-18-2003 - Team Super Hornet has released their TSH Objects Package Part 2 Ver1.42 (which is an updated version of TSH Objects Package Part 2 Ver1.4, which is part of the TSH v1 Installer). This can be added to the TSH v1 Installer (read the TSH v1 Readme for instructions regarding how to add Packages to the TSH v1 Installer). This does not add any additional objects to the game portion of Jane's F/A-18, but only adds items to the Jane's Reference section of Jane's F/A-18... Click here to downlaod and to read further...

JF-18 News
03-18-2003 - Team Super Hornet F14 Loadout Screen Package for addition to the TSH v1 Installer (read the TSH v1 Readme for how to add packages to the TSH v1 Installer)... Click here to download and to read further...



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