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Falcon 4.0: Allied Force

Horizon Simulation is delighted to announce that it is to be the UK distribution partner for Falcon 4 - the flight simulation franchise that sold more than 900,000 units for the PC and which returns in an unprecedented fashion...

Label: Graphic Simulations Corporation/Horizon Simulation Ltd

Developer: Lead Pursuit LLC

Genre: Flight Simulation

Release: 16th September 2005

SRP: 24.99

Just over five years ago, a military flight simulation took the PC games industry by storm. Falcon 4.0 was a game like no other and led to a following like no other. Years of development produced an F-16 simulator with legendary features such as a truly dynamic campaign

engine, unrivalled depth of avionics and remarkable levels of artificial intelligence.

This summer, Lead Pursuit LLC, in association Graphsim Entertainment Inc., brings the spirit of Falcon 4.0 back to life with a totally updated simulator for 2005. Falcon 4.0: Allied Force pushes the boundaries once again for today's demanding gaming enthusiast.

Features include:

  • Revamped graphics engine
  • Reworked multiplayer engine
  • Highly advanced artificial intelligence
  • Reworked dynamic campaign engine
  • Brand new theater of operations
  • New high resolution models and cockpits
  • Highly detailed terrain and airbases
  • Intuitive User Interface

The graphics engine supports real-time terrain lighting, dynamically-shaded 3D volumetric clouds and alpha-blended scattered clouds. Fog is also implemented and combined with new high resolution textures on models and the terrain, the visuals are tremendously improved. Highly detailed and clickable cockpits for three different F-16 aircraft are included: the Block 50/52, 40/42 and MLU variants.

The multiplayer engine features a new, problem-free connection method with support for a centralized, server-system style of play for internet and Local Area Network (LAN) games. Performance and reliability have been greatly improved for both custom made missions and campaign flights.

Perhaps the most important feature of Falcon 4.0: Allied Force is the Dynamic Campaign Engine (DCE). This is the war simulator where any event happening in any part of the theater of combat affects the war's direction throughout the theater. How you perform in your mission directly, and proportionately, determines what happens elsewhere. This is true for the tens of thousands of computer controlled entities in the game. It means that the player really feels part of a living war environment, part of something that is evolving around them in real time.

Some of the greatest changes have been to improve the interaction of computer controlled aircraft and the hundreds of ground entities in Falcon 4.0: Allied Force. Thousands of hours of work has led to remarkable improvements in artificial intelligence. During missions, computer-controlled aircraft will perform with precision. The role of the Forward Air Controller (FAC) is now implemented, allowing the player to co-operate with other flight aircraft when carrying out ground attacks. Brand new Air Traffic Control intelligently manages the flights in and out of bases.

The F-16's electronic systems simulated in Falcon 4.0: Allied Force, including the avionics, are the most realistic for the home personal computer. Numerous modes and sub-modes in air-to-air and air-to-ground radar are accurately implemented to immerse the player in the feel of operating a modern combat aircraft. Identify and lock up targets just as they do in the real jet: feel the gut-wrenching adrenaline flow when the defensive electronic systems indicate a surface to air missile launch against your aircraft.

The new theater of operations is the Balkans. There are three time periods stretching from the mid-1990s to 2010, featuring appropriate aircraft, squadrons and units. Each theater period has three campaigns, making nine in total for the Balkans. Falcon 4.0: Allied Force also features a heavily revised Korean theater and associated campaigns.

Our most important feature is stability. At Lead Pursuit, it's the cornerstone of everything we do. Any new development or enhancement of the product has been extensively tested through classic play and with new dedicated, custom-made software running the equivalent of many thousands of hours of the simulation. Lead Pursuit is proud of the level of stability achieved in Falcon 4.0: Allied Force.

Minimum Specifications:

- Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

- Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz

- Hard Disk Space: 1.5GB (+500MB for Windows swap file)

- Video/Graphics Card: 64 MB (3D Accelerated and DirectX compatible)

- Sound Card: DirectX Version 9.0b (or higher) compatible

- Monitor: 1024 x 768 resolution colour monitor

- Internet Connection: 56 Kbps (for multiplayer options)

- Other: 4x CD ROM Drive, Windows compatible mouse, keyboard and joystick

Recommended Specifications:

- Windows XP Pro

- Processor: Pentium IV 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz

- Hard Disk Space: 1.5GB (+500MB for Windows swap file)

- Video/Graphics Card: 128 MB (3D Accelerated and DirectX compatible)

- Sound Card: DirectX Version 9.0b (or higher) compatible

- Monitor: 1024 x 768 resolution colour monitor

- Internet Connection: ADSL/Broadband (for multiplayer options)

- Other: 4x CD ROM Drive, Windows compatible mouse, keyboard and joystick

Full details of the Horizon range can be accessed at www.horizonsimulation.com

About Lead Pursuit

Lead Pursuit LLC is a software development company specialising in top-class military combat simulators for the personal home computer.

The company is based in Texas with developers spread all over the world. Each has a detailed understanding of military flight simulation and is committed to products which push realism, depth and fidelity to new standards. Lead Pursuit is passionate about military simulators and sets its standards to those of the most demanding, intelligent games enthusiast.

More details about Lead Pursuit and its products can be found at www.lead-pursuit.com.

About Horizon Simulation

Horizon Simulation is a pioneering software specialist that leads the world in the development of highly detailed and accurate virtual models of the real world for use in training and gaming flight simulators.

A British company, based in London, Horizon works with the best international data suppliers to create highly innovative and immersive scenery upgrades for the world's most advanced flight simulations. Horizon's products give simulator pilots the same views from their virtual cockpit that real aviators enjoy in flight, providing fascinating landscapes for the casual user and a large amount of training value to private and professional pilots around the globe.

Horizon's operations in the professional simulation industry for both civilian and defense clients assures that its consumer products are always at the forefront of the development of virtual modeling. Insight from these professional liaisons is used to conceive new software upgrades for consumer simulators, which are tested and used by some of the world's most revered flying establishments.

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