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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Does anyone know of any computer games that involve airlines? I'm not talking about those Flight Simulator games, cuz to me those are sorta boring. I like strategy games like the Sims or RailRoad Tycoon II. I think it would be really cool if there was a game if you built an airline and controlled all the routes that they flew and aircraft that they owned. Anyone?

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User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

There is Airport Tycoon, I dont have it but would like to. There is Airline Tycoon but you might have trouble finding it in stores as its made by Infogrames-Germany. Good Luck

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

"Airline Tycoon" should meet your requirements just right.

I think it's put out by Crysallis software. I actually forget who puts it out. Do a search on Yahoo! for "Airline Tycoon" and it should bring up some pages that have references about the game.

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 995 times:

I thought Crysalis was responsible for Airport Tycoon, not for Airline Tycoon - an entirely different game.

I have two very old (1994 or older) PC airline simulators at home: Sierra's Airbucks (quite good) and a games called Airlines - both should be available on budget collections or really really cheap. (Less than 5$)


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I have Airbucks, V 1.2.... It is not bad, gets to be predictable after a long while and I found there are a few bugs and glitches in it that are very unappealing. It worked on my old 286, albeit VERY slowly. It worked really well on our old 486.... god only knows what it would be like on my K6-2 350.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Hi,

There is always Aerobiz and Aerobiz Supersonic for the SNES and Sega Genisis. You can buy those games at EBAY.

If you want a PC game you might want to try Airbucks.
(If you can get it working, I can't get it to work on my P166.)
To download it go to: The home of the underdogs at,

http://www.theunderdogs.org

It is under the "Sim Games" section.

or you might want to try Airpro, it is pretty basic with no pictures but is very good none the less!!! (FREEWARE too!!!)

To get it go to:

http://www.cruseferry.de/airpro

Airpro 2000 a new Windows based version will be coming out in December (Pictures included!!!)

Hope this helps!!!

Westjet_737





User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 975 times:

The URL accually is:

http://www.cruiseferry.de/airpro/


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 970 times:

I just downloaded it from Cnet this afternoon in a spat of bordem. While the interface is basic, it is really a lot of fun. I can't seem to be able to make a profit or have decent loads on my big planes or long haul. The secret to winning is a lot of Fokker F-27s I found. And a mix of DC-9s and 727s, plus Metroliners... good way to be reasonably profitable.

I started my airline in 1950. Right now it is 1974. I currently fly the Metroliner, the F27, 727-100, 727-200, Dc9-10, DC9-30, DC8-30, and DC8-60. I have operated pretty much everything... DC-3, DC-6, CV 240/440/580, L1049 G Connie, Viscount, L-188 Electra, 707-120/320, and the 747-200.

It is a lot of fun!!!
I am up to 115 planes in my fleet.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 964 times:

I downloaded AirPro as well. Its fun even though there is no graphics. I started in 1955 and am now in June 1958 with 23 planes with most of them being, like DesertJets said, Fokker 27s. It is a good way to earn a profit by using them for small commuter routes from big cities to small markets, well, that were small markets in 1958. The long routes are working so good for me right now, I guess thats because its only 1958. The newest plane that there is to offer is the 707, until I advance. Download it.

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Evidenced by the fact that I am up at 2 in the morning, I have been still playing that damned game. The year is 1980, 155 planes
Metros, F-27s, Dc-9-10s, Dc-9-30s, Dc-9-50s, Dc-8-30s, 727-200s, A300, L-1011-200, L-1011-500.

My DC-8s are going to be replaced by the A300 and the 727 by the MD-81/82.

It is really too addictive.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I've been looking at these games and they seem to be right up my ally, but I was wondering if there are any that happen to be a little bit more modern. Its not that I care, but if I'm actually going to buy an airline computer game, I want it to be the best that I can find. And I also think it would be somewhat boring playing a game where airliners like the 747-400 wouldn't be around!

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 958 times:


AirPro is really cool. I downloaded it this morning and have been playing for quite a while. Unfortunately it stopped runing when I had a cool fleet.
I was damn rich and had about 100 leased aircrafts.

Rgds, B737-700


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 958 times:

This game is great, I've been playing with it for 2 hours now. My airline (Jetease) was doing really well, serving eastern US with a couple of F-27, but when I bought the 707 to serve the west coast things started to go wrong, but went under control after a few months.  

Nicolas - Montreal


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I've seen Airport Tycoon at a store, and I'm wondering if it is good.

Regards,
BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 955 times:


BH346: There is a thread currently running on the aviation hobby forum about airport tycoon. Just thought I would let you know  

Nicolas - Montreal


User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Airpro looks like a really cool game! But if I'm going to download it I think that I should at least get the modern one that comes out in December. Does anyone know if it costs any money? How much memory does it take up on the computer?

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 948 times:


I think running an airline at AirPro is best In Japan. I'm making so much money there.
Check it out.

Rgds, B737-700


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Even though the current version of Airpro is in DOS, I still think it is a very recent version of it. As far as I can call the Windows version looks like shareware to me. But who needs 3D graphics anyways. I remember a day when 4 color CGA graphics were cool.  

Nicolaki- I have constant difficulties with my transcons... the only way to earn a profit on some was to fly a DC-9-10!!! Which I never knew could fly SEA-MIA  .



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 930 times:

AirPro is so addictive!

I started my airline in 1945 with some leased DC-3s and then built up the fleet. An experiment with 3 leased DC-6s went sour at first, so I put 1 on domestic "commuter" routes and the other two now are on marginally profitable routes to London and Tokyo. Now, in 1957, I only have the original 6 leased DC-3s and they all moved to MIA to start a new hub. I also have the 3 leased DC-6s and my fleet is mostly Vickers Viscounts and Convair 440s. I also have over $100 million so I'm waiting for the 707 and DC-8 to come out.


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 928 times:

DesertJets: I started to make money on to the west cost when I started to use the 727-100, I use it on the IAD-SFO-LAX route and I always have a 95% load factor   Also for those who operate on the east coast, remember that Canadian destinations pays!  

User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 924 times:

I made an incredibly profitable airline based out of Calgary and Vancouver. I flew A320's to mainly US Destenations and to Eastern Canada.

Westjet_737


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 916 times:

I can't find the link to download Air Bucks. Can anyone help me? Thanks

  Tzvika



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Airbucks is an old DOS program, doubt it is on the net anywhere. I have a copy at my parent's house. Maybe I will bring it down with me the next time i go back.

My new airline, Atlantic Airways... based out of JFK, with hubs at CLT, RDU (yes I know they are in the same state) and MCI is doing quite well.... loads consistently over 75-80% and I own most of my planes. Though I really don't have a hub system... planes start at a base and fly a "milk-run" Typical flights include JFK-IAD-ATL-MIA and CLT-ATL-MSY-DFW. You make more money that way. Current fleet includes CV-220s, CV-440s, DC-6's, F-27s, and 707-120s.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Do any of you know where I can find an airline simulation like Airpro for a Mac? The only sites that I've been able to find are for Windows.

User currently offlineKappa13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 163 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I just downloaded Airpro. It's a really fun game!  

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