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Dawn of Aces

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DOA.sit (7.87 MB)
MD5: 1a6ac98c482334b5507d26af8dd8fb79
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DOA275Updater.bin (1.12 MB)
MD5: d6795fe7cfee02bd04e9f5c4328413b8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
DOAMac1024.sit_.bin (3.97 MB)
MD5: 6b7bbc232496caeef2043c7a806b04b5
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Guides on emulating older games

Found this on the Web, but couldn't play it on SheepShaver.

"The game features a wider range of aircraft than it did a couple years back and now lists the Sopwith Camel, Fokker Dr1, Albatross Dva, SE5a, Spad VII, Spad XIII, Fokker DVII, Bristol F2B, Halberstadt CLII and the LZ30 Zeppelin among its inventory. Most innovative and impressive is the Zeppelin insomuch as you can actually fly the thing!

Dawn of Aces is a great World War I flight sim that unfortunately seems to have been overlooked by many of those who enjoy flying the faster rides of the World War II era to the present. "

1.) Install the game
2.) Run the update for 2.75
3.) Copy the DOA 1024 cockpits into the "cockpit" folder.

Enjoy the game in 1024 x 768 Smile

Architecture: PPC

Macintosh system requirements:

• PowerPC-based Macintosh or compatible computer.
• Apple's Mac OS version 7.5.3 or higher.
• 32 MB physical RAM.
• Monitor capable of displaying Thousands of Colors at 640x480.
• Mouse and keyboard.
• A flight control system consisting of a joystick, throttle, and rudder pedals is recommended.
• OpenTransport configuration of the Mac (network play only).
• An Internet connection and ISP account. (Only necessary for playing online).


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by galgot - 2019, December 15 - 6:54pm

Played it back in the days, and indeed remember I could play offline against Bots (like in Warbirds 2.77) as mentioned here :

"You can also play offline against AI driven opponents or use its "Head to Head" option to play against a friend via lan, modem or IP address."

But trying now with this one, which seems to be the last version, I can’t get opponents to appear in the game… :/

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by bertyboy - 2010, September 27 - 8:33am

Back in 1995, 32 MB of RAM was approximately $1000

Hehe, 100% correct. I remember buying 64MB (4 x 16MB sticks) for my IIci, £2021. And 4 x 4MB sticks for my IIsi, £520. Windows PCs at the same time were still maxed out at 1MB.

And I remember the article on Mac crime in MacUser. Crims would break into designers offices, skip past all the PCs, get to the £5000 Macs open them and just steal the £8000 worth of RAM. Wait for the insurance to pay for the replacement RAM and go back and steal it again.

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by Vitoarc - 2010, September 27 - 2:29am

32 MB physical RAM.

Back in 1995, 32 MB of RAM was approximately $1000. I thought the RAM requirement may be a mistake, but it's true. It's amazing that any game would use this much memory; F/A-18 Hornet 3.0, a highly detailed game, uses half as much.

ive's picture
by ive - 2010, January 28 - 8:44pm

thank you, i tried to upload screenshots but it didn't worked with safari and firefox for unknown reasons

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by Euryale - 2010, January 26 - 10:05pm

Great Game!

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by Bolkonskij - 2010, January 26 - 10:25am

Great find, ive! Thanks. Just added screenshots, manual and sys requirements. Also downloaded the .bin files from the external link and put all files together in one .sit file. Very nice flight sim, ran very well on my iMac G3 under OS 9.2.2 Smile