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Falcon - The F-16 Flight Simulator

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Falcon_F16.img_.sit (811.97 KB)
MD5: ea624d8d9c17cf105809d8e47ed9897d
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (20.30 MB)
MD5: c640c5e807c8ca309c693c77f051a9a5
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Falcon_DAs.sit (15.97 KB)
MD5: 47554162eba922259a0103b21862feb4
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This game works with: Mini vMac

"The long Falcon simulation legacy of hardcore simulations of the F-16 fighter plane begins here. The plane's electronic displays and radars are simulated fully, with 4 styles of HUD. Not only can your plane barrel-roll and scissor, the enemy planes can too, with Artificial Intelligence recreating the moves of a real pilot. This was one of the earliest games to offer head-to-head play by linking two machines. It comes with a massive manual, detailing all those functions."

The second archive available is of version 2.2.2 and should work not only on a Mac Plus (and Mini vMac) but at least with some of the Mac II's. Archive includes DiskDup+ images of the original floppies; files need to be copied from each into a "Falcon" folder on your hard drive, then click "Start Falcon" to run it. Also included are PDF versions of the entire 150+ page manual and box contents.

The 3rd archive contains two DA's (Desk Accessories, remember them?). One shows the Falcon map with the mission names and waypoints. The second displays the Falcon key commands for control of your F-16.

See also Falcon MC, Falcon 4.0.

Architecture: 68k

Mac Plus or later, black & white capable display.


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2020, July 23 - 9:58am

Did you set the monitor to 1bit b&w via the control panel?

dr.zeissler's picture
by dr.zeissler - 2020, July 23 - 9:40am

After the Intro-Screen I only see a blank-screen with a white square on my LC (6.0.8.)
where is the trick?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, August 11 - 8:03am

Seen the yourself comm now, as we users not 24h online. Smile

About the speed setting from within Mini vMac, this is completely true.

baffle07's picture
by baffle07 - 2017, August 11 - 2:17am

Okay, I'm having a conversation with myself here, but hopefully all of this can provide some guidance for others in the future who may run into the same issues.

You can control the speed in the emulator by hitting ctrl S and then selecting the speed of your system. This can be used in all games, apps, etc. and is incredibly useful...

Have fun!!

baffle07's picture
by baffle07 - 2017, August 11 - 12:53am

I remember being pretty good at this game when I was a kid, I could take down a few migs on every run, etc. but I just tried and have no idea how I could have done that based on the controls and experience I just had. I could barely keep the plane in the air. Perhaps there's a way to slow down the game? Maybe that old processor ran it a lot slower?

baffle07's picture
by baffle07 - 2017, August 11 - 12:38am

Argh! Just follow directions!! I put all files into a Falcon folder on a blank disk (1440k) and launched Start Falcon... and voila!! I'm FLYING!!

baffle07's picture
by baffle07 - 2017, August 11 - 12:28am

I can start the game and get to the very beginning screen (screaming falcon) but then I get an error message about "Abnormal Operation" (when using disk 1), or using disk 2 I get to the Duty Roster and then the beginning screen to select my mission but when I click Armament, I get a system error of "illegal instruction". In both cases, it crashes to the emulator desktop once I click "resume/continue".

Any ideas? I'm so close... and this game was such a big part of my early childhood!! Help!

Snowyfox16's picture
by Snowyfox16 - 2012, April 13 - 11:55pm

Great game , runs in Mini vMac with a great FPS rate at even x1 speed .

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, June 25 - 5:01pm

Can't you upload the manual separately, instead of packing into the game download?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 25 - 3:05pm

Got it in Mini vMac only. Bas & Sheep both quits immediately, on my computer.
P.S. Replaced download by Disk Copy 4.2/Stuffit 4.0 image.

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2010, May 25 - 4:57am

Anyone have any success running this is an emulator? I haven't.