Falcon 4 BMS (Microprose Falcon 4)

本帖最後由 takayo72 於 2016-6-20 13:09 編輯

係youtube 搵flight sim tutorials 的同時,無意間搵到Falcon 4.0 BMS (最新4.33)的影片
原來當年開發Falcon 4 的Microprose 摺咗以後,有熱心人接手繼續develop 並開放免費下載

要安裝Falcon BMS 要有當年(1998) MicroProse Falcon 4 CD 或已安裝的Falcon 4.
有原版CD的就不用安裝,安裝或玩falcon BMS時,將CD放落CD-ROM(BMS會檢查)
沒原版CD不要緊,可以到steam, GOG 買下載版本


當年我都有玩過吓呢隻flight sim
falcon 即美軍F-16戰機,美軍其中一架優秀戰機.


哇哇!!! 好感動啊TAKAYO兄...甘都俾你搵得番出來....仲以為以前隻FALCON 4瓜左無得玩番了, 原來仲存在, 即係係STEAM上買番就玩到乎?


本帖最後由 takayo72 於 2016-6-21 07:50 編輯
哇哇!!! 好感動啊TAKAYO兄...甘都俾你搵得番出來....仲以為以前隻FALCON 4瓜左無得玩番了, 原來仲存在, 即 ...
Lovecloud 發表於 2016-6-21 02:38

而家玩梗係玩Falcon BMS啦

Falcon BMS 不是Microprose Falcon 4 的add-on或mods, 它是獨立flight sim 遊戲。

舊版的Falcon4 只是用作驗證作用。

無CD就要去steam, gog 買一套並安裝 (因你唔得將下載版本變成CD版)

當你裝Falcon BMS或執行遊戲時找不到舊Falcon 4,就會出現以下畫面(係玩唔到的)

有興趣嘅師兄可以到官方註冊一個論壇賬戶,下載Falcon BMS



4.33.1 will release shortly: what you need to know and how to be prepared

Hi Everyone:

It is my pleasure to be able to tell you that the BMS team has reached an agreement with Tommo, current owners of Falcon 4.0 copyrights, that will allow us to resume making Falcon BMS community add-on releases now and for the foreseeable future with Tommo's approval.

The next release which will be version 4.33.1 incorporates two kinds of changes:

    Fixes and updates to the Falcon BMS content based on bug reports and other inputs to the team; and
    Some changes specifically related to the agreement with Tommo.

I won't telegraph the punch on the first of those categories; a change log will come with the release as you would normally expect and the documentation will be updated to match. That's all I'm going to say on that front so for details you will just have to be patient for a little longer

The second category may require a bit more explanation in particular because everyone will need to be prepared for changes in the way the Falcon BMS installs and runs on your systems. For the most part, you _should_ be prepared already in most cases if you have run Falcon BMS before but to be on the safe side, I want to make clear how things will work from this point on in case people want time to make sure their systems meet the requirements.

The biggest visible change is in how the installer and the game executable launch.

It has always been the BMS team's approach that Falcon BMS is an add-on for use with licensed copies of the original Falcon 4.0 game. As the primary element of the agreement with Tommo, the game now reinforces this principle more strongly. Specifically, the installer will check to see that a complete copy of the Falcon 4.0 game (Edit: "we recommend patching to 1.08 to be on the safe side" -- actually, belay that: it's not necessary -- see here for more explanation) is present on storage media in the system on which the installer is running. Similarly, each time the launcher is used to start the game, the same check will be made. In other words, to use Falcon BMS on your system, a licensed copy of Falcon 4.0 must also be installed and present on that system. You do not need to have run Falcon 4.0 after installing it before you try installing or running Falcon BMS; simply completing Falcon 4.0 install successfully is sufficient. Note that presence of a CD [or ISO] copy of the original game will not help you: Falcon 4.0 must be installed correctly and completely on the system for the checks to succeed. For the avoidance of doubt, only copies of the original Falcon 4.0 game will work for use with Falcon BMS (any other later variants such as Allied Force are not compatible). For clarity, the checks performed are entirely local to the system so both installing and running the game will work on a system that has no internet or other network connection.

If you have Falcon 4.0 resident on your local system, then the first visible difference you will see is a new splash screen. That screen shows a Falcon BMS logo and logos for Tommo, Retroism and the BMS team together with copyright and trademark statements that outline terms of use. You will note from this that the Falcon BMS community add-on is made and distributed with permission from Tommo. That permission is conditioned on the install and runtime checks mentioned above as well as reinforcing that, in line with the BMS team's long-time policy, Falcon BMS is only available for non-commercial uses. The splash screen is displayed in time that is used to load the game in the background so, in other words, no additional start up time should result from the splash screen (compared to earlier Falcon BMS versions).

If you do not have Falcon 4.0 installed on your local system then the next thing you will see is a Windows message box pop-up that tells you that the installer or the game is unable to find a copy of Falcon 4.0 on your system. The message box has a button to dismiss it (once you have read the message) and then the game will exit immediately. As I said, if you have used Falcon BMS before then you should already have Falcon 4.0. However, for those who may be new to the community, the message box mentions some possible sources of licensed copies of Falcon 4.0 that you may like to use to acquire a legitimate copy if you need to do that. Other sources are possible and viable; for instance private sale or eBay to find a copy of the [increasingly-rare] original hard-copy game materials. [Note there were some issues with copies of Falcon 4.0 purchased from Steam (it was made available there in January 2016) -- these are now resolved as we helped Tommo get the Steam install process working correctly -- thus Steam is a viable (and convenient??) source for copies of Falcon 4.0 if you need one.]

We had planned for 4.33.1 to be a small incremental patch for 4.33. As a result of the changes described above, this will not be possible. Instead, 4.33.1 will be a complete from-scratch installer. You will have to use this to make a fresh install of Falcon BMS. That install will be separate and independent from any other you may already have on your system. There are a few exceptions (see docs when available) but in the main, file content from 4.33 will be compatible with 4.33.1 so things like key files and log books can probably just be copied over to the new 4.33.1 install directory. For the avoidance of doubt there is no way, supported or otherwise, to get 4.33.1 features inserted into an existing 4.33 install...that just won't work so we would recommend not wasting time trying it.

While the above might cover most things you have in mind, there may still be reasonable and constructive questions to ask so we'll try and keep this thread open so long as it remains useful to do so.

In closing I want to thank on behalf of the entire BMS team those of you who have waited patiently while this situation resolved and for the support and encouragement received in the meanwhile. We hope you will agree that this is a good day for the Falcon community: one that provides us all with a solid foundation on which to build future improvements in the game that we cherish.

http://www.bmsforum.org/forum/sh ... -how-to-be-prepared


以前玩 Jane's系列同MS FlightSim多。
BTW跟住樓主比條Link~ 竟然見返「Gunship」!




本帖最後由 Lovecloud 於 2016-6-26 15:16 編輯

THX TAKAYO兄正料!! 裝左BMS 既程式畫汁靚左好多
不過唔記得點起飛了, 好Q多STEP...唔記得要溫習下先


以前玩 Jane's系列同MS FlightSim多。
BTW跟住樓主比條Link~ 竟 ...
D.C.K.T. 發表於 2016-6-21 11:42

哇C兄唔提起JANES 我幾乎忘記左以前玩佢出既FLIGHT GAME...
最早接觸第一隻叫F117, 好似係MICROPOSE出唔知有無記錯, 真正老餅GAME