Currently have got into a flight sim mood, so have been replaying X-Wing Alliance and am playing Crimson Skies for the first time. Sooo good! Crimson Skies reminds me a lot of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (which is fine with me, 'cos Sky Captain rocks. Giant Robots? Gadget planes?? Pulpy goodness??? HELL YES.)
What joystick do you use? I learned rather quickly that using a gamepad for PC flight games just doesn’t work.
I’ve never played X-Wing Alliance, although back in the day I did love TIE Fighter quite a lot.
I’m actually using an Xbox 360 controller. I used to use a joystick years ago but I ended up selling it off due to the fact that I was hardly using it and it was just taking up space. 😕 Crimson Skies is actually rather well calibrated for the 360 controller, I didn’t have to do any changing around with the control scheme.
X-Wing Alliance, on the other hand, did have to have some adjusting (as well as quite a lot of fiddling around to get the game to work on a modern system.) Ideally I would use a joystick, but at the mo I’m just working with what I’ve got to hand.
Haven’t played Tie Fighter yet, but I have played a lot of other DOS games. Recently completed the original Dark Forces (with some graphical enhances) and that was a ton of fun. Some of those 90s Sierra and Lucasarts games are really terrific. 😃