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Aces of the Pacific

DOS - 1992

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States (1992)
United States (1994)
Canada, United States (2008)
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Oceania, Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher Dynamix, Inc., Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
Developer Dynamix, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
Dosbox support Supported on 0.72 (works best on 0.63)
4.61 / 5 - 56 votes

Description of Aces of the Pacific

Certainly one of the best World War II combat flight sims of its time and arguably one of the best ever, Aces of The Pacific features a huge number of planes, decent controls, a nice 3D graphics-engine and good enemy AI.

As the game title implies, this one covers the US-Japan conflict. From MigMan's review:

"[the game] had detailed cockpits, different for each aircraft type and some of the most detailed ground objects seen at that time in a VGA sim. The sim had a fully featured flight recorder, so you could record and playback missions, and jump in and out of the cockpit during replay. Many levels of damage were modelled. Carrier Ops and Torpedo attacks were available. The aircraft had moving control surfaces and you could fly for both sides, USA and Japan, and in the Army, Navy or Air Forces."

With the excellent Red Baron and then this WWII game, Dynamix and its star designer Damon Slye climbed up really fast to the heights of being flight simulation gods... ;) or sort of. Ok, these games look very dated nowadays, but back then around here there was all the craze going on about their games. :) It's a real conventional memory monster and thus a bit hard to get to run.

Also check out the good successor Aces over Europe, which covers the European theatre of war. Last but not least, you can also download the rare WWII: 1946 add-on. This disk adds the following aircraft: US: F7F, F8F, P-80, F2G-2 Japanese: J7W Shinden, Kikka, Ki-83. It also adds all-new "What-if" careers that recreate what may have happened if the US hadn't dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan and instead invaded the island.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Joel 2022-02-28 2 points

The game runs fine in DosBox on Windows 11. You drop bombs with the backspace key. Set dosbox CPU cycles to "Max" to get the best gameplay and faster load times. To change settings in dosbox, go to the folder where it is installed on your PC. Open the xxxOptions.bat file and make adjustments. Save the file and test. Here are my SB settings which sound great. Remember that you have to run the install.exe in the folder where the game is installed. Run it with Dosbox and you can set you sounds settings from PC speaker, to Sound Blaster.


? 2021-11-03 -3 points

How do I drop a bomb/torpedo?

RCAF 2021-08-13 0 point

how do you make it load faster?

Splinta 2020-07-01 1 point

Great game, def don't make em like they use to.
Anyone have the dosbox conf file that works with proper soundblaster settings?

Rhodie 2020-03-10 1 point

So enjoy this game. Still play it. I would so enjoy it if someone could explain how I can improve the graphics.

Schnuller 2020-01-21 1 point

Almost 30 years past since then ...

ZAZ 2019-08-18 -8 points

Does NOT work in Dosbox...dont even bother...waste of time

Sayvar 44 2017-11-18 -7 points

I have downloaded over 20 games from different platforms and years and i cant get one to work! i have a dosbox plus old games starter and Im running windows 10, everytime i run the exe file it just says "this app cant run on your PC, check with the software publisher to find a version that does" can anyone help me out???

Mesurado 2017-10-03 2 points

Thank You. Good Game

Lucifer deVille 2017-02-10 5 points

I played this one a lot, even had extra memory installed on my 486-DX2 computer for this game. The rewarding feeling when i took the nr.1 spot in the list of Aces! The satisfying chill when i survived a bail and got a purple heart.. The countless hours of slow rolling, tactical climbing and .. another score! Memory lane here ;)

n01d 2016-06-15 0 point

get dosbox for old games on windows 7

Mago 2015-12-24 -6 points

Hello . I would like to ask a question about the aces of the Pacific game. How do I work it in win7 ? I love this game and I want to kill the longing to play, if possible send the reply to the email . thank you

kampf76 2015-10-28 2 points

My favourite game when I was kid. Lots of content compared to nowadays c.f.sims

nickali 2015-10-26 3 points

hope it works

Spike 2014-03-30 0 point DOS version

New but fearless.

Pilot 2013-08-29 -2 points DOS version

Does anybody know how to get the joystick working? I can`t select it (only mouse and keyboard works)??? Thanx!

Pilot 2013-08-17 2 points DOS version

I loved and still love this game...really tough dogfight action!

wan wann 2013-05-15 1 point DOS version

i feel goog

Sito 2013-03-30 0 point DOS version

Great Game

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