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EF 2000: Special Edition

Windows - 1996

Alt names EF2000 Evolution, Super EF2000
Year 1996
Platform Windows
Released in France (1996)
Germany (1997)
Germany (2000)
Publisher Infogrames Europe SA, Ocean Software Ltd.
Developer Digital Image Design Ltd.
4.68 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of EF 2000: Special Edition

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Super EF2000 is the last game made by Digital Image Design (DID), one of the most venerable flight sim companies before it was bought out in 1997.

The game is the excellent graphical upgrade of DID's earlier EF2000 v2.0 for Windows 95, which puts you in the cockpit of the EuroFighter, one of the world's most sophisticated fighters. The excellent graphical details that DID is famous for are more breathtaking and smoother than ever in this underdog. The scenery does not magically bend and distort as you fly closer to it. Numerous details, such as diamond shock-waves from the afterburners as well as visual distortion from the heat, are accurately modelled in the game. You can even see the cockpit glow from the external view.

From the pilot's seat, you can zoom out and get a wide angle look at the instrument panel, HUD, and terrain. You can even see yourself reflected in the cockpit's canopy! Cloud tops are true to life and reveal a cobalt blue sky that darkens with altitude. Missiles or planes that strike the water make plumes of white mist, not repetitive and unrealistic orange explosions a la Wing Commander. Even the runway environment is accurate, as are the runway lights.

The game world is more dynamic and varied than previous DID games. Combat can take place at night, day, storm or clear. You have a small but comprehensive range of wingmen commands for combat, formation flying, tactical and recovery. Training missions have been well laid out and they are recommended (although I can never get the hang of in-flight refuelling). Tactics do make a difference in this game, as you have the choice to influence the outcome of the campaigns based on your performance.

In every respect, Super EF2000 is a must-have for every serious flight sim fan. It's a sadly forgotten underdog that is worthy of our Hall of Belated Fame, and will keep armchair pilots happy for months on end. Two thumbs up, way up!

Review By HOTUD

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Brian Rubin 2024-01-09 2 points

Ohhh, thank you for adding the Reloaded version, since its home shut down recently.

TheManticore 2023-10-09 3 points

Guys, I checked the download links on the archived page and they should be working fine, get them there before they are deleted too:

Adrian 2023-02-09 1 point

Does anyone have a copy of "EF2000 Reloaded". Download links are dead as combatsim forum was removed?

Titou 2022-08-21 3 points

It is such an astonishing game for such an old computing environment ! It is still playable today even with today's standards (I run it on a Windows 11 laptop with 8 Go RAM which is considerably more than enough).

The installation guidelines provided in the following comments have proven to be wise and adequate.

Thank you everybody.

Have fun.

SERPA 2021-11-23 2 points


bryan 2021-10-10 4 points

follow this guide to install ef 2000 on windows 64 bit

Perry Rhodan 2021-06-18 4 points

Use Ef2000 Reloaded to play the game. Has a special version of DOSBOX that allows you to play the 3dfx version full screen at higher resolutions.

It's a shame the Win95 version doesn't support Glide/3DFX.

Gozarteum 2021-04-25 2 points

this is the first great game that I played 25 year ago, let us see how does it feel now.. Bye

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