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Airport Simulator - Coming Next Week!  
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

I just went on to Amazon looking for something to buy, and noticed this in my recommendations: Airport Simulator (PC CD)

Description:

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Manage your airport!

You’ve got one of the hardest jobs in the world – managing an entire airport! Assigning incoming planes to a gate is only the start. Then it’s up to you to control every aspect of operations, from the boarding steps and baggage carts to the maintenance crews and fuel tankers.

Handle the constant flow of aircraft efficiently, take control of all in-game vehicles, and every timely departure will earn your airport money. The better you run your airport, the more cash you’ll have to invest in new vehicles and staff to expand and automate your operation. With as many as eight incoming aircraft to deal with at any one time, only the best tactical planners will succeed!

Realistic announcements, detailed aircraft, the rumble of jet engines and ever-changing weather all add to the fascinating atmosphere of your busy international airport.

Looks interesting! Does anyone know any more info about this?


That'll teach you
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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8099 times:

Looks like they've only modeled the A310.
I see you have to drive the boarding steps and what not, which could be interesting.

However, the low price makes me question whether it's a low quality product or not.



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8077 times:

I wish they'd make a new version of Airport Tycoon (the first one, not the crappy sequels). It was flawed, but overall, a pretty fun game that allowed you to construct from scratch your airport, it's facilities, the airlines/cargo, and deal with security issues and disasters, etc.

I'd love to see a game with that same premise polished up with 2011 graphics and other features like customizable runways, improved slot management system, etc.



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8025 times:

Quoting san747 (Reply 2):

I wish they'd make a new version of Airport Tycoon (the first one, not the crappy sequels). It was flawed, but overall, a pretty fun game that allowed you to construct from scratch your airport, it's facilities, the airlines/cargo, and deal with security issues and disasters, etc.

Thats what I was hoping for when I saw this game - but when you read the description, it seems more focused about running the day to day operations of the airport, rather than developing the airport itself  



That'll teach you
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 7808 times:

Just looked it up in Amazon's US store. It's available for download. It also looks like a piece of genuine garbage.

http://www.amazon.com/Layernet-40394..._1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316920666&sr=8-1

I agree about Airport Tycoon...fix it up, and bring it back!

Marc


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 4):
It also looks like a piece of genuine garbage.

It is. I've tried it. Confusingly, the overall "goal" seems to be to make enough money to buy "agents" so that you don't have to drive each vehicle to each aircraft personally. So the goal is to minimize actual gameplay. Same airport, same planes, all that changes is that the number of aircraft on the ground increases over time, but still not very many. And driving said vehicles is a pain. Plenty of bugs in that system too. Plus, it's so far the only computer game to actually make me motion sick.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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