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Hello people, I am new to this forum. I just turned to Linux a couple of years ago, and missed some Windows functions. But that didn't stopped me from still using Linux. I like it a lot, but I can't play much. I can't play Third Wire productions, I can't play IL-2, I can't play X-plane, etc. So I decided to think about virtualization, and tried to install an old game from an old friend that I had saved in a vault, and try to install it through its CD to VirtualBox with Windows 98. I could do it, but the problem with this is that this Flight Sim is hard to deal with, because of the keyboard controls (I don't own a joystick because I sold it). Does anyone know where to find the keyboard control's map?
The CD was scratched, so I picked it from here https://www.old-games.com/download/4239/f-a-18-korea

This is how the game looks like inside the VirtualBox:

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I don't care if it is old, I like it. But I can't fly! I only can disable the breaks, accelerate, deal with the camera and cockpit view, and crash to the border of the airport. 😅

I hope this post is useful in some manner, thanks!

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Wow great, thank you very much!!!!!!

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 This is how I had the original CDs, no manual, and scratched. Thank very much! 👏👏👏👏👏
 

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How did you get the game on the Virtual box, I tried using my SD card but Windows 98 don't support it so I couldn't extract it over  

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yep. interesting question. i tried VB too and Windows 98 do not work nice. i use PCEMv14 for Windows.  https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/    But my wish is a real Pentium II Voodoo Banshee and 64 MB memory. mmmmmmmmm... sweeet dreams about it. when i grow big and rich one day i will buy it

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7 hours ago, JohnLewis141997 said:

How did you get the game on the Virtual box, I tried using my SD card but Windows 98 don't support it so I couldn't extract it over  

Hello. If you have the game into the SD card, try to compress all its files to an ISO format, in so manner that when you have your VBox running, you should be able to insert the ISO file as a virtual CD:

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Choose the disk image with the botton of the Optical Drives option shown, and the VBox should recognize it. It will run as it was a CD, and it should prompt the installation menu.

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3 hours ago, Lundrvs said:

Hello. If you have the game into the SD card, try to compress all its files to an ISO format, in so manner that when you have your VBox running, you should be able to insert the ISO file as a virtual CD:

image.png.b7d98d0bfb72aed82d2ba4ec24e031a3.png


Choose the disk image with the botton of the Optical Drives option shown, and the VBox should recognize it. It will run as it was a CD, and it should prompt the installation menu.

For those who wonder, I just Downloaded the game as an ISO, and extracted the contents of that iso to a folder: image.png.ef775192d52d45df3329e9a445227c70.png

Then, I just did inserted in the VBox's Optical Drive (as shown in the quote), the .img file which was located inside the extracted folder:

image.png.deaeb850b73fd5213864af8848726406.png

I use the same .img file to run the game.
I hope this helps. 🖐

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13 minutes ago, Lundrvs said:

For those who wonder, I just Downloaded the game as an ISO, and extracted the contents of that iso to a folder: image.png.ef775192d52d45df3329e9a445227c70.png

Then, I just did inserted in the VBox's Optical Drive (as shown in the quote), the .img file which was located inside the extracted folder:

image.png.deaeb850b73fd5213864af8848726406.png

I use the same .img file to run the game.
I hope this helps. 🖐

The .cue file, sorry...

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20 hours ago, russouk2004 said:

I have this in original cd case somewhere

Ha! me too. Loved this game. Whole F/A-18 series. Back in days.

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