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F/A-18 Hornet 2.0 (Strike! Missions)

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hornet-strike-missions-201.hqx (5.98 MB)
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This upload supplements the F/A-18 Hornet 2.0.1 found here: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/fa-18-hornet-201 You will need this game in order to play the extra 40 missions described below.

"Hornet STRIKE! Missions 2.0 is a full 40 mission set for the Macintosh F/A-18 Hornet 2.0 or 2.0.1 flight simulator. The STRIKE! Missions include 28 new Kuwaiti theater missions, 6 new Arizona theater training missions and 6 new Hawaiian theater training missions. In addition, your allies are more aggressive and you will encounter new and more devious foes.

F/A-18 Hornet from Graphic Simulations Corporation (GSC) is simply the best, fastest, smoothest, most action-packed flight simulator for the Macintosh. When F/A-18 Hornet 1.0 entered the Mac flight simulator scene it did so with a serious bang – containing unprecedented smooth flight, fast action, and quick missions you could win without much frustration. Hornet 2.0 was slicker and sometimes a real challenge in gameplay and the Korean Crisis missions contained a few surprises – but the enemy was still short on tactics, and your wingman was a dullard... NO LONGER...

Are you familiar with the wingman in Hornet that circles his base, ignoring the enemy while you get shot down? And when he does get involved, he only pokes one Sidewinder at the Flankers? The wingman who says “Good shot” to you when you shoot down an enemy fighter 40 nautical miles away from him? WELL, HE JUST GOT SHIPPED OUT!

Introducing your NEW wingman, who ingresses with you straight into the heart of Iraq, laughs in the jaws of death, spits in the face of danger, takes four AMRAAM’s and two Sidewinders with him on every mission, fires Mavericks at air defenses, flies low, flies high, flies fast, flies slow, uses afterburner, makes multiple bombing passes on targets, uses Durandals, stays on your wing, and calls “Fox Four!” when you need it.

He’s called Hornet Two, and he’s just brought the rest of his squadron into the fray...

In just some of the new STRIKE! Kuwait missions, you will:
Protect three B-52 bombers at high altitude in “Buff Protection,” help three A-10 Warthogs destroy the runways of an enemy air base with multiple Durandal attacks in “Hog Handiwork,” search for two SU-27 Flankers somewhere in Iraq in “Flanker Fixit,” lead a flight of seven Hornets off the Carrier against a massive pumping station near Basrah in “Listen to Reason,” overfly the fleeing Iraqi tanks in “Basrah Escape,” and inspired by recent events in September, 1996 fly “Illuminating Rita” in support of Air Force F-16’s in the “No-Fly” zone.

The new training missions make you WORK for your qualifications. Land a damaged Hornet on a carrier at night in “Carrier Night Quals,” practice advanced high-speed/low-level bombing runs with Hornets Two and Three on Kahoolawe in “Low Leveler,” and defend the honor of your Air Wing, with Hornet Two, against two Air Force F-16’s following strict rules of engagement.

IMPORTANT!!!

Regarding their "No Installation Necessary" instructions: here's what they tell you:

This release of Hornet STRIKE! Missions 2.0 includes the entire F/A-18 Hornet data file with the STRIKE! missions pre-installed. To fly the new missions just replace your existing “F/A-18 DATA 2.0” file with the STRIKE! version (which has the STRIKE! “Hornet” icon). The data file must be named “F/A-18 DATA 2.0” and be located in the same folder as the F/A-18 Hornet 2.0/2.0.1 application to be recognized by the flight simulator.

I recommend NOT "replacing" your existing DATA file with this new one, but instead place your existing file in a safe folder somewhere. THEN you can drop this new DATA file into your F/A-18 Folder. I don't believe that the new DATA file contains all the original missions, along with a bunch of additional new ones. Why don't I believe it? The original DATA file is 13.4 MB and the new, Strike! DATA file is 14.2 MB. For all these extra missions, one would expect a much larger file. Not only that, but I did a check of all the Missions from the original DATA file, and I could not locate any of these Missions in the new Strike! DATA file. So be safe rather than sorry and don't replace your DATA file. There's really no need to anyway.

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Architecture: 68k

Identical to F/A-18 Hornet 2.0 requirments

Comments

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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 9 - 1:41pm

I just started checking the training missions and I have to say that the new engine is definitely more difficult and unpredictable. For example, landing on the Carrier at night, one time your engines are OK but the hook won't deploy, another it's both the gear and the hook not working, another it's one of the engines out, another it's an engine and the gear, etc.

So far it's looking like this addition to this award winning game will enable F/A-18 2.0 to maintain it's prominence in the very top percentile of it's category.