Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I'm working on three Top Gun campaigns for my Southwest US terrain.  It's all close to completion, I just haven't been able to touch it since Christmas, due to some personal crap.  I'm back at it, and hope to have them done in a few weeks.

 

Top Gun '70

  • F-4B
  • F-4J

Top Gun '74

  • F-4N
  • F-4J_74

Top Gun '78

  • F-14A

post-2166-0-79612500-1397440730_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-43112000-1397440903_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-56129800-1397440904_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-73077300-1397440905_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-75540900-1397440906_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-72386600-1397440907_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-84808800-1397440908_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-82706400-1397440909_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-75431100-1397440910_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-53842700-1397440988_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-28381900-1397440990_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-36608800-1397440991_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-62922500-1397440992_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-92359800-1397440993_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-06714100-1397440995_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-47427400-1397440996_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-84912700-1397440997_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-32581800-1397440999_thumb.jpg

post-2166-0-39403500-1397441000_thumb.jpg

Edited by JSF_Aggie
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a word nicer than nice to describe how nice that is looking?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool lineup, it would be cool to have a later campaign including F-4S and maybe even Kfirs.

 

BTW,Not trying to be an smartass, but that campaign loading screen features an F-4S for 1970. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! I had the exact same idea to do this actually when I made the aggressor F-5E skins, this is gonna be way better though! What will the Redfor/Aggressors be flying? If there is any particular camo scheme for the F-5E you would like me to make I would be more than glad to help you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW,Not trying to be an smartass, but that campaign loading screen features an F-4S for 1970. 

 

I know the S doesn't fit the timeframe, but finding decent quality images of the hangar has been surprisingly hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brian

 

Check your PM please. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks cangas.  I still lack a good one with a '78-ish Tomcat, if anyone has one.

 

Centurion, I just have the aggressors flying a couple of flavors of A-4's.  I don't think they used the F-5's until after '78.

 

Swordsman, I'll send you a PM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know the S doesn't fit the timeframe, but finding decent quality images of the hangar has been surprisingly hard.

 

What? I´m sure i just saw some recently, before Linebacker, will search and bring you some

 

 

BTW, Crusaders should be in too? i don´t know how much did they participate, with the program starting to roll and the saders service life nearing its premature end...

Edited by macelena

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brian if we get some Cat's skinned up we could drag this out to say 1986 with the F-21's and the F-5's. Or I could just make a modified campaign when you release it. I was thinking like you said 78-79 and 1985-1986. Thoughts?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you do plan to make any post-78 Top Gun campaigns and need any specific kind of aggressor F-5Es, just say the word.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keeping close to reality, I woul PREFER to have no kill but some verbal (or written) announcement of a kill instead - but I can imagine that this might be complicated to replicate... :blink:

But getting Top Gun will be cool even with "hot" kills!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brian if we get some Cat's skinned up we could drag this out to say 1986 with the F-21's and the F-5's. Or I could just make a modified campaign when you release it. I was thinking like you said 78-79 and 1985-1986. Thoughts?

 

I'll try and send you something to play with by the end of Sunday.  I'm all for an '86 campaign as well. 

 

We can look at package size, 3rd-party & DLC requirements, etc.  Maybe it'll make more sense to upload the four campaigns seperately.

Stratos and Stingray,

 

There will be hot kills.  It's an air combat simulator, not a simulated air combat simulator.

 

How would you: tally kills, tell the AI he's dead, measure campaign win/loss conditions?  Feel free to tackle those items after this is released.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JSF,

 

I did a skin pack called "The Gulls" which covers F-14's from between 1974 and ~1978.  While the bureau numbers are from each squadron's first cruise, some of the skins would still be valid from an appearance standpoint into 1978.  

 

These were the squadrons:

VF-1 Wolf Pack 1974-1978
VF-2 Bounty Hunters 1974-1978
VF-14 Tophatters 1974-1978
VF-32 Swordsmen 1974-1978
VF-41 Black Aces 1976-1978
VF-84 Jolly Rogers 1976-1980
VF-114 Aardvarks 1976-1979
VF-213 Black Lions 1976-1979
 
I've also completed VF-24, but the G**DAMNED NOSE STRIPES on VF-211 are still giving me problems.  If you want to use any of those, feel free.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't mean to derail this thread, but do you guys remember Topgun: Fire at Will from '96 by Spectrum Holobyte? I loved that game, my first air combat game for my first own PC that my dad bought for me in a fit of generosity. I really liked that and I have been toying with the idea to create a campaign series for SF2 that would follow the events of the campaigns there roughly, starting out with Topgun. Looks like I won't have to do the first bit really  :biggrin:

 

4469-7-top-gun-fire-at-will.jpg

 

(IMHO, this game did a very good job of injecting story and characters into the otherwise very sterile air combat/sim genre. I'm a PC man so can't comment on the various Ace Combats tho, but they are quite arcade)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very very nice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm no help with this sort of stuff, but wanted to pop in and say how AWESOME this looks. This is what makes SF2 a permanent placeholder on my computer. Thanks for doing what you do! Looking good!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that I see those Phantoms. Were the USN and USMC F4's ever cleared to carry a gun pod in central station? I think the pods were not used in combat, but those Phantoms gunpod capable? If yes, which versions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..