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hi everyone i brought a copy of wings over vietnam this morning ,

even tho everywhere states that it doesnt work on windows vista or 7 i can confirm that it works fine on my copy of windows 7 64 bit ??

 

anyway could someone explain the art of killing in these old jets ?

what i mean is i had a go on quick mission migcap and i can select missiles etc and the target has a yellow box around it but im not sure about what to do next...

do i just have to get in close and try and get a lucky shot ??

or will the box turn from yellow to red and ill get a lock tone and then i fire ??

 

and i love how close you have to get to shoot down the bandits with the cannon etc proper dog fighting :)

 

many thanks

darren

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hi everyone i brought a copy of wings over vietnam this morning ,

even tho everywhere states that it doesnt work on windows vista or 7 i can confirm that it works fine on my copy of windows 7 64 bit ??

 

anyway could someone explain the art of killing in these old jets ?

what i mean is i had a go on quick mission migcap and i can select missiles etc and the target has a yellow box around it but im not sure about what to do next...

do i just have to get in close and try and get a lucky shot ??

or will the box turn from yellow to red and ill get a lock tone and then i fire ??

 

and i love how close you have to get to shoot down the bandits with the cannon etc proper dog fighting :)

 

many thanks

darren

 

I believe the manual covers this.

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I believe the manual covers this.

 

yeah i found the part in the manual about missiles etc but i didnt find it very clear ?

but thanks for the help guys :drinks:

and do ppl still play this game online ??

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WOV runs okay on WIn7 - but its not supported by Thirdwire on Vista/Win 7 - and there will not be any patches updates to it.

 

Start here with these articles by an ex F-104/F-4 pilot:

 

http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_061a.html

 

http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_055a.html

 

 

Then see loads of old threads - then practise a lot - easy :good:

 

If you have Windows 7 why did you not buy Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam - its vastly improved. :dntknw:

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WOV runs okay on WIn7 - but its not supported by Thirdwire on Vista/Win 7 - and there will not be any patches updates to it.

 

Start here with these articles by an ex F-104/F-4 pilot:

 

http://www.simhq.com...r/air_061a.html

 

http://www.simhq.com...r/air_055a.html

 

 

Then see loads of old threads - then practise a lot - easy :good:

 

If you have Windows 7 why did you not buy Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam - its vastly improved. :dntknw:

 

hey thanks migbuster :good:

 

will check out those links you sent me

 

and i didnt even know this game existed untill i found it in the bargain bin at my local indie game shop soon as i saw you could fly the f4 i had to buy it .......

so to answer your question about strikefighters 2 i didnt even know it was around do ppl still play that game online ? if so i could allways do a search and get that game too:bye:

 

 

i was originally looking for a copy of falcon 4.0

but my main interest is in the golden age fighters like

f4 phantom

f1 voodoo

saber/supersaber

etc

so when i saw this it looked like the perfect option :clapping:

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If you are an online player there are a few people about that still play it on WOV - check some old threads or the virtual squadron chat area.

 

The SF2 series had online play removed from it - due to some changes in Windows Vista/Win7 - Thirdwire doesn't have the budget to program the whole thing in again yet.

 

This series is designed to be moddable (hence the many free downloads on this site) - so people create their own individual installs to whatever they like. This also means that when it comes to online - you need to have the same installs - so its not always practical for people to keep enough installs.

Also you need to trust the other person doesn't show up to your dogfight in a Spitfire that flies like an F-22 because they've just changed the flight model :grin:

 

 

Falcon 4: Allied Force from 2005 is the latest Official version of Falcon

Edited by MigBuster

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Once you are used to how things work, get WOV GOLD for a whole new experience!

 

thanks mate :drinks: i will look out for it

 

on a side note i ordered falcon4.0 allied forces today for the bargin price of £2.00 !!:yikes:

how could i resist ?

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@ vodoochill

 

I see from your post that you have managed to get WoV to play on Win 7

 

I appear to of managed to successfully install it on Win 7, the Icons appear on the desktop but the game will not load, Any ideas???

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and make double damn sure the game is NOT installed to C/Program Files(x86)/whateverthegamenameis but to the ROOT of C.

exmaple:

 

C:\Wings Over Europe

 

Otherwise, you won't be able to add anything too it.

 

wrench

kevin stein

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