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User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8411 times:

Are there any good ones out there? (or free ones)


Canadian. RIP 1999
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User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8360 times:

Airline Tycoon can be purshased for around $30. There is also an old Super Nintendo game like this.

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8347 times:

If you want a freeware airline management game, Airpro 2000 is the clear winner.

You can find it here: http://www.cruiseferry.de/airpro

I must warn you though, it is VERY addicting.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8356 times:

The SNES game is called Aerobiz (or a later version called Aerobiz Supersonic). There is also a very good game called Air Bucks - it's out of print, as far as I know, but you can find it online if you look hard enough.

Of course, these games have their flaws. Aerobiz's is that it forces you to use hubs and does not really allow for point-to-point traffic. Which I guess makes sense from their perspective, since the object of the game is to build up a worldwide network, and not to piddle around flying domestic USA routes or the like, but it gets annoying if that's what you want to do with your airline.

Air Bucks has several flaws. First, it doesn't make available all cities in the world, or even in the U.S ... only selected ones. And often, the size of the cities in the game does not reflect reality for the time period. Also, not all aircraft available in real life are offered in the game - only certain aircraft. Finally, you have no control over the time period you're playing in - you have to start in 1945 and end in 1986, which is very annoying if you just want to play in the modern era and skip all of the prop garbage. Still, Air Bucks is my all-time favorite airline simulation game, because it offers you a pretty good sim of an airline & competition, and an easy-to-use interface. I would recommend looking it up.


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5511 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

Airpro 2000 is by far one of the worst games I've ever played. Every route is 100% or 0% full. It's very stupid! You can't keep track of what destinations you fly to! I would recommend NOT downloading it, for a download that large, it's NOT worth it!!!

Continental


User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8341 times:

Continental do you know any other games?



Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8317 times:

Airpro is not realistic at all, sometimes I can't even fill 50% of a DC-10 from SIN-LHR while in the real world, there're about 7 flights each day!

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8306 times:

Airline Tycoon First Class is what I would recommend. There are some tedious things in it, such as being sabotaged by other airlines, etc etc. Thankfully, when playing in "free game mode" if you're savvy, you can get rid of the other competitors (liquidate through buyout, sabotage them till their image reaches -90%, and poof, they disappear).

The stats for the aircraft in the game pretty much only reflect charter set ups for each aircraft. Also, not all aircraft are in the game, but MANY are. Some strange things include

777-300, but no 200
757-300, but no 200
737-400/800, but no others
MD-81, no others
A320, A310, A300, no others.

the game is TONS of fun. but again it has its flaws... Some of the fuel efficiency is strange (I don't think a 727 burns more fuel/hour than an A300, a 767, a 744, or a 777)

Get it!


User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8265 times:

Continental, Airpro 2000 is the best airline simulation I've seen. It's maybe a bug if you are getting only those two numbers. For me everything is OK. If you get 100%, launch bigger plane or more planes. These are Airpro 2000 features:

More than 160 aircraft - from DC-3 to A380
Play from 1950 to 2026, but if you want you can set up any start date
You can lease or buy aircraft
You can create your own "landfile" or download one (great selection online) to be able to fly from where you want
All airplanes has realistic stats, consumption, crew, seats, range, ect.
You can play multiplayer with up to 4 players near one computer or up to 4 CPU players or without any competiotion
Realistic trend, where passeneger numbers falls or rises. You can never predict future, like real airlines. You might be just changed all airplanes to bigger because they started getting 90%-100% loads and crisis strikes and everything goes to losses
Crashes lowers airlines image, newer planes are less likely to crash
...and lots more


User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8253 times:

Theres also another called AIRLINE. Its based in Australia and you can find it here:
http://www.airlinesimulation.com

I've tried Air Bucks, Airline Tycoon and Airpro but I think this is better. It has quite a few details and is well worth a look. Its only flaw at the minute is with the scheduling of flights, you need an A-Level in Maths to get the times right! However this is due to be fixed in a patch coming very soon.

It may take a while to be delivered (2 weeks to the UK) but its worth a look.


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8230 times:

I have Ariline, and it's a great game.

It has it's flaws, but definitely surpasses the others.

jj


User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

Whatvere happened to all the games that people in this form said they were going to make?



Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineDC-10 LevO From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8227 times:

I now agree with Continental.
Airpro 2000 is rubbish.
What a waste of time downloading.

DC-10


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8222 times:

One annoyance I've found with Airpro 2000 is with aircraft range; they are totally unrealistic.
I couldn't schedule a 737-800 to fly Honolulu - Nandi; it didn't have the range where in reality it does.
Another case, I can schedule a 747-200 LHR - SYD which as we know is impossible in the real world.
The simulation doesn't allow for intermediate stops.  Smile


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8198 times:

Airpro is not realistic at all, sometimes I can't even fill 50% of a DC-10 from SIN-LHR while in the real world, there're about 7 flights each day!
And why do you think that is?


User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8189 times:

Donder, it's not fault of game but of one who made that landfile. The only landfile provided with game is Germany one. You can edit that if you feel it isn't realistic or download better landfile -- there are lots of them. Some of them are created by people who deosn't lives in those countries so don't know real numbers, but some are good.

NZ767, download a free aircraft editor for Airpro and you will be able to edit airplane range. I guess it wasn't easy for creator of this game to check each aircraft range, remember, there are more than 160 of them.


User currently offlineTC-MNC From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8180 times:

The aircraft editor is not good. everytime when I want to set the range from A343 to v.l. and then play the game, not all plane are available in the buy mode. Any an idea why?

Regards
Dennis


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5511 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

Airpro is just incredibly boring. I like Aerobiz Supersonic better, you can at least see a map of the routes!

Continental


User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

Aerobiz Supersonic is very unrealistic, it is done for people who know nothing about aviation. Let's say keeping planes in hangars costs nothing so, as even the help section indicates, "it is wise to buy more aircraft than you need because you could need them in future". Also, there are only a few planes available in Aerobiz. You can't fly small planes there and even 737 is almost useless. Aerobiz might be fun for someone who doesn't knows all plane names and how airline industry truly works. I would consider it so:

Games for aviation fans:
Efzed's Airline
Airpro 2000

Games for others:
Airline Tycoon
Aerobiz Supersonic

Can't jusify Airbucks because I didn't played it.

Also, a new game, called Airline 2, will soon be out. Watch out in stores...


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