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I think what Strike Fighters 2 lacks is better Track IR support, Cooperative Multiplayer implementation (Falcon BMS and DCS world have it). Another thing would be to improve the building and ground   textures (if it could look like Lock On: Modern Air Combat textures) because it has good textures even today. Improvements in some cockpit would also be important, as for air refueling I don't think it's important. Maybe one day all good community-made Mods can be bundled into a single installer as a patch. Strike Fighters 2 has a huge potential for single player campaigns that other simulators don't have, it would look better with cooperative multiplayer missions.

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Just now, elsde said:

I think what Strike Fighters 2 lacks is...

Every individual will have different opinion about this... and it was discussed here for many occasions...leading to nothing. Because doors are still closed. 

Just now, elsde said:

Falcon BMS and DCS world have it

At some point, BMS and DCS lack some SF2 features. 

Just now, elsde said:

Improvements in some cockpit would also be important

Depends on which cockpit. For now, the community has been tasking themselves in creating many of the cockpits. So cockpits and models can be easily solved and this is not a BIG issue. New objects in-game is not a BIG issue. 

Just now, elsde said:

as for air refueling I don't think it's important.

your opinion. And again what is important or not will be hard to determine...For example - As for me, it would be important if the refuel mission is run from the seat of KC driver. Running a few hour mission as manager of the tanker or AWACS crew can be more challenging. Fighters are cool but at some point...boring. 

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Advertising isn't all it is cracked up to be either. HiTech Creations bought some expensive ads for Aces High on the history channel, which should have been the perfect audience at the time. No real impact with lots of money wasted. HiTech Creations also went the Steam route, no useful impact other than slightly splintering the community between those on the original company forums and those at Steam.

I wouldn't dare rename SF2 to lose the "stigma" of the "Strike Fighters" name unless some major content was added or radically improved. To be competitive with the arcade air combat games, civil flight sims, and DCS World, the terrain engine and graphics engine would need expensive and time consuming work. The crowdfunding wasn't an effort to improve the game nor to attract new players, it was a response to numerous requests from long time customers. It very effectively measure how many people care enough to follow Third Wire and seek a path forward for SF2 PC games.  What I don't know is what TK actually expected the results to be as opposed to what he asked people to contribute.

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I got an email from Thirdwire this morning confirming that my donation will get me the Win 10 "patch" when it comes and also a key/link to the SF2 Complete edition. I didn't expect the latter so I'm happy with that even if I do pretty much have all the games and DLC - although spread across 2 email accounts. 

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Thank you for contributing to the Strike Fighters 2 Windows 10 update!

Sorry for the delay in sending this out, but getting the contributors list turned out to be slightly more complicated than expected, as many of you seem to have used different emails (and even names) for FundRazr account and PayPal account. We did the best we could to reconcile the differences manually, and we're sending this out to the address listed on your PayPal account (and not the FundRazr account). If you got this email on wrong address - you wanted to use the email you used on FundRazr or some other email address - please let us know so we can change it.

Also, some of you had previous purchases from email listed in your FundRazr account, they've all been moved to (and in some cases merged with) your email from PayPal account. Again, if this is not what you wanted, and you wanted to use the email used on FundRazr, please let us know.  If you had made previous purchases, please take a moment to log into your account on

and make sure everything is still there.

You should also be getting the usual automated email from our online store about "purchasing" SF2 Windows 10 update. The placeholder download doesn't do anything, so no need to actually download it or install it, its just there to confirm you'll get the update when it becomes available.

And as an additional "thank you", we're also sending out code to access "Strike Fighters 2 Complete Edition" to everyone who contributed.  Because we did not make the goal, the free update will probably only be available for this edition of the game (and updates to individual SF2 titles will be sold as separate installs).

We hope to get the rest of funding secured and start working on this update  by early next year, depending on how our other projects go. We'll keep you updated on the progress.

Thank you!


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1 hour ago, TempestII said:

I got an email from Thirdwire this morning confirming that my donation will get me the Win 10 "patch" when it comes and also a key/link to the SF2 Complete edition. I didn't expect the latter so I'm happy with that even if I do pretty much have all the games and DLC - although spread across 2 email accounts. 

yeah same...just found the mail...ye ha  that will do me...ty TK...suppose he didnt have to do that...the complete pack I mean...nice gesture.

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Really appreciate ThirdWire giving the SF2 complete to all donors.  After my Nihon Hitori campaign is packaged and posted here, I'm going to spend a lotta flight sim time (which isn't much per week) on it.  

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make sure to install it on its own..when I uninstalled it...as in wrong place....it wiped out loads of stuff of mine in folders renamed etc...and non SF stuff...it deleted even my GTA V files...

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There was many words of criticism here about TK attitude... (the most deservedly :biggrin: ).

So now it's time to say a word of thank: indeed I' ve got the link for SF2_Complete and to date I even didn't had all parts (I was missing SF2I).



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18 hours ago, Major Bloodnok said:

"Strike Fighters 2 Complete Edition"  free for contributors.


What a nice surprise, from TK, , on this dreary Monday.



Thank you tk

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      Hello SF2 Flyers,
      For the post-WW2 prop. high-performance aircraft, several tweaks have been applied to the data inis, ranging from lift values for wings and wing tips to the engine section, prop. rpms, flight control section, gears section, flaps, also empty weight, inertia values, ceilings, engine sounds, rudder reversal effect fix, aileron/elevator/rudder sensitivity and movement, etc., depending on the type tweaked. Tweaks are not as extensive as for my FE2 work - but I've tried to get them into the "90% realistic enough" category for SF2 since these high-performance types are difficult to precision peg to within a km or two of historical stats., in contrast to the slower-moving FE2 types. Also included with this package are my minor data ini tweaks for several Flogger types, such as the MiG-23 S, early M, ML, P, MLA, late variant "98," and export variants MF and MS.
      Many thanks to the original FM modders for the late prop. types, including Baffmeister, Wrench, Cocas, MontyCZ, Charles of A-Team, Coupi, Paolopanz, and others I may not have mentioned here. The data inis are for SF2 installs only, tested at hard FM settings (no guarantees that the AI can land them nicely, although they fly them just fine). The Me109 G5 and H0 are variants on the stock G10 package provided on CombatAce (to install simply copy the relevant aircraft folders, rename as per my included folders, and drop in the relevant files). P-47 Sprint upgrades are variants on the ETO P-47D Bubbletop model and PTO P-47D Razorback model. Also included with this package are three sounds for a Pratt-Whitney, Centaurus, and Me109 either Benz or Hisso powered (sound works good for both). Links to the relevant aircraft that correspond with these data ini tweaks are located in the included "Read Me" file with the package. Please go through the Read Me for more thorough info. regarding these FM tweaks.
      Version 1.2 of this package includes the P-47N and improves the data inis for the other Jug and Superbolt variants.
      Happy flying,
      Von S
      DISCLAIMER: All Von S mods, for FE2, SF2, also WOFFue, are subject to the CombatAce "freeware" terms of agreement. Mods may be shared with others, included on other media devices, also modded further, providing that original documentation and/or credit is included, and providing that the mods remain free to use. Von S mods shall not be sold, resold, etc., and Von S takes no responsibility for injuries or fixations that may result from flying heavily tweaked FMs or from attempts to enjoy real flying without aid or instruction from a qualified flight instructor. 
      Submitter VonS Submitted 04/15/2019 Category ini File Edits  

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