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iF-16

DOS - 1997

Alt names F-16 Fighting Falcon, iF-16 Viper, iF-16: The Definitive Simulation of the F-16 Fighting Falcon
Year 1997
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher Digital Integration Ltd., Interactive Magic, Inc.
Developer Digital Integration Ltd.
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
4.56 / 5 - 31 votes

Description of iF-16

This is a Falcon flight sim from the same people who brought Hind and Apache Longbow into the world.

The graphics engine from Hind was souped-up, and a later patch brought 3DFX support (which is much easier to program than Direct 3D, in my humble opinion). The graphics are not bad at all, but are nowhere as good as the contemporary F-22 Lightning from Novalogic. Then again, Novalogic's Lightning was an arcade game disguised as a sim, while DI's game was fairly realistic.

The missions are varied, but there is no dynamic campaign here, and there is no mission planner either. This somewhat limited the appeal this game exerted on me, which was only restored with the weapons modeling. Launching laser guided bombs is very realistic and very, very difficult (if you pass over the target, you will lose the laser lock).

Despite this, I cannot really recommend anyone to buy this game right now, unless you are also interested in Hind and Apache, as these three games are sold by DI as Front line fighters, a compilation. The recent Falcon 4.0 is the king of F-16 sims, and you should be able to get it cheap now. Falcon 4.0 is better in every respect, and a truly classic flight sim, which was marred by the idiots who rushed it before it was complete (it took a year of patches to make the best military flight sim ever).

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Tuga 2023-01-23 0 point

Unfortunately, the file named ISO VERSION is also infected with I-Worm.Hybris.B.

blakestone 2022-03-30 0 point

The ISO image labeled "later release" has a Worm Networking Virus as detected by Windows 10 Defender today. Use at your own risk.

wizzel 2020-08-09 0 point

The Image is corrupted. Even The .zip-files in the Patches folder are broken...

ref 2019-01-26 -1 point

@scottb Many of those directories have 8.3 form (NEVADA.WZ). But dosbox fuses the file name into a single word (NEVADAWZ). I could mount the image on the host os, copy the files over to another dir and mount that directory with "-t cdrom" to complete the setup. If the game uses the audio tracks you could mount the image (-t cdrom only) just before playing (Just guessing).

Scott B 2018-10-18 0 point

I have used the same method as other DOS games to install this game. I have the files loaded and used the following commands for dox box

mount c c:\oldgames

imgmount d "c:\oldgames\images\f-16\f-16 fighting falcon_sold out.cue" -t iso -fs iso

D:
install

The installer loads and i am prompted for optoins

I get to 31%
c:\di\f-16\uidata\waitptr.bm

Then a red box with the error

File not found on the install disk: *.*
Press any key to quit

Anyone ideas?

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