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B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/8/2013 11:48:56 AM   
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Anyone fancies this see link below. Also if you search the net you will find groups who use it to fly campaigns. Boardgame not needed.

Work no longer carried on with it sadly.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8yyvh46e3cisyxd/B17.zip


Instructions..

http://prestonm.com/military/B17QotS/doc/B17HelpIndex.html

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/8/2013 12:07:13 PM   
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Whoops hold on need to upload it again...

OK should be OK now..Unzip then click Setup.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/8/2013 8:35:22 PM   
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No one interested then? It's a great little time waster..plus campaign..see if you can get your crew through 25 missions..see how many medals they get etc etc..

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 12:22:28 AM   
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Downloading now.

Will have a look tomorrow or Sunday.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 12:27:35 AM   
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OK mate..at least someone is going to give it ago..free little game and no takers..

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 12:51:17 AM   
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Sownloaded it too Wodin and will look at it ramorra :D

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 12:59:52 AM   
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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 3:20:40 AM   
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9th Mission of B17 G Goodbye Mickey Mouse...Ended in disaster...a deep raid into Germany in poor weather was a nightmare. Hounded by FW190\Me109's nearly all the way..First death was my Nose Gunner and bombadier Paul Webb shot dead..attack after attack came in..airelons and cables and rudder and oxygen and two engines where taken out one of which was on fire...at this point Co Pilot Joe Keller had been severely wounded and then it all went to hell...attacked by between four and six FW190's for six turns in a row became the death bell for Goodbye to MickeyMouse...Having had to pull out of formation and drop down in altitude due to the heaters being blown out and to save the crew from frostbite we were a sitting duck..tail wheel shot off..flaps ruined..controls gone to pot..bomb bay doors stuck by this point my starboard gunner had also been killed as bullets smacked through the bomber...valiantly struggling to keep her going Pilot Jason Rimmer did his utmost..but his strength failing after being wounded he just couldn't keep her airborne..but now they where over the Channel trying to get back to blighty..bail out bail out..damn the rubber raft and been shot to pieces aswell..oh the horror Dom Cost was trapped in the plane being the Radio Operator he was desperately giving out the co ordinates of where the bomber was going down but then realized he was trapped..three times he tried to free himself and eventually he did it yes he managed it..all but the two dead crew managed to bail out, ..but oh the tragedy..all but two of those who managed to bail out died from exposure or drowned including the valiant pilot and poor old Dom Costa...the two surviving crew where picked up by boat, thankfully one of ours..one of them the severely wounded Co Pilot Joe Kelleher. During the combat Goodbye MickeyNouse took out four planes..for a total of 10 kills for 9 missions. She now lies beneath the Channel the tome for two valiant Crew Paul Webb who already had two kills to his name and managed another before he was killed and Martin Lynn Starboard Gunner..Jimmy James,Tom Tomlinson, Poor old Dom Costa,Lee Waller, Jason Rimmer,Dave Rimmer all perished in the Channel..Joe Kelleher and Moggy Mugs the only survivors.

That was an intense game..the poor old bomber must have been hit 30 times or more with pretty much every compartment taking rounds and damage..

Though the previous Mission was with and Avro..first mission..fought of three waves of fighters and took two down..only for the Bombs to be hit...the whole plane disintegrated with all crew..horrific end for a first mission. JG26 where the killers..you don't want to meet them.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 3:45:25 AM   
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Thanks wodin. I downloaded it and am going to check it out later.

How complete is this version?

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/9/2013 4:20:39 AM   
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Pretty complete mate I think..I never played the boardgame..but people use this to fly campaigns..you'll find some groups online.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 1:10:45 AM   
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Just downloaded - am looking forward to trying it out -thanks Wodin.

I used to have a copy of the boardgame. It was a great coffee table game. More importantly it could be played solo - a great boon in the days before computer games !

As you can see from the web site link -despite the fact that the game was pretty simple it was quite popular. I was unaware that the game produced so many player inspired variants (the original game only covered B17e variants). I was aware however that a number of US wargame conventions had regular "demolition derby's" of players.


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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 10:42:51 AM   
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Remember to play it properly create a new plane and crew and use that..the famous ones don't get destroyed or carry over mission Stats etc etc..

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 7:01:58 PM   
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just download the game and install? I will try this game

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 7:31:00 PM   
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Yes down load..unzip..then click setup..

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 8:59:07 PM   
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I am not able to setup the game. Tried using the setup icon - no luck. Opened the read1st - but just to dumb to follow instructions.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 9:52:16 PM   
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I don’t know about this “PC emulator” but the board game is a classic, I still have my copy I was given as a kid by one of the co-designers Charles Proseks………I don’t recall ever getting to 25 missions but iirc I got to the 20th mission once before she went down with her crew . but honestly by then I don’t think there was much of the original crew left…………

I’ll bet I have “windycitys” mission logs still in the box ..............

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 10:15:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: british exil

I am not able to setup the game. Tried using the setup icon - no luck. Opened the read1st - but just to dumb to follow instructions.

Mat



Odd..so nothing happens at all?

Hmm..not sure I can help..try unzipping the winzip file date 10\11\12..then click setup..if it doesn't work I can't really help..oh do you have Excel? i think you need that for it to work..not sure though.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 10:39:28 PM   
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Got it working somehow, press enter instead of using mouse and it worked, now I have to learn how to fly and fire.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 11:10:00 PM   
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Well this "PC Emulator" is good fun..but if your to "suspicious" to try it it's your loss.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/10/2013 11:12:04 PM   
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quote:

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Got it working somehow, press enter instead of using mouse and it worked, now I have to learn how to fly and fire.

Mat




Remember to add a new plane and new crew for it..to fire you turn the dark blue of the weapon to light cyan then click the plane you want it to hit again turning the blue square to light cyan ..repeat this for any other weapons and click a corresponding target..click the tick box if you want to spray fire..then click fire guns. If you come across JG26 Abbeville Kids then pray..

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/11/2013 12:57:13 AM   
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Finally got it working - every time I "assigned" a crew it told me I had crew positions unfilled !

Worked out I had to create a crew first then assign it (D'oh!).

I ran a campaign for a Lancaster S-Sugar. Second mission my pilot was KIA by a passing ME110. New ppilot and the aircraft made 2 more missions before being shot down - another straffing ME110 detonated the bombs

Pity they never finished development of the game - could have beenb brilliant.

Once again thanks Wodin for this rare find.


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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/11/2013 1:20:04 AM   
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quote:

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Well this "PC Emulator" is good fun..but if your to "suspicious" to try it it's your loss.


Fine. i will try this.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 2/13/2013 1:39:30 AM   
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I wish someone would make a Luftschiff emulator, maybe I'd finally be able to play that thing.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/2/2014 7:07:42 AM   
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I have been playing this emulator for a few years now, and it does a really good job. Highly recommended!

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 3:24:52 AM   
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I played this as a boardgame back in hs/college, glad someone did a computer version of it. I wish someone would do an update of B17 Flying Fortress from Microprose but I think flight sims have fallen out of favor for 1st person types

My first go around the Picadilly Pirate lasted all of 2 missions when she blew up in sky. Picadilly Pirate II is to 11th w/ most of crew - radiomen seem to not last very long on the PPII

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 10:05:46 AM   
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If you are interested, check out Stuka Joe's video game plays of the boardgame. They are quite entertaining....

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-SUybRwEo3hUbEE_FHZXDg

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 11:29:45 AM   
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is this the old microprose game?


perhaps not...
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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 3:06:23 PM   
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quote:

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I played this as a boardgame back in hs/college, glad someone did a computer version of it. I wish someone would do an update of B17 Flying Fortress from Microprose but I think flight sims have fallen out of favor for 1st person types

Not really. Sims are doing as well as Wargames. From what I have heard, DCS series are very sophisticated. DCS A-10C has a ~700 page manual.
Rise of Flight is apparently a great WWI sim.

The main problem is that most of modern sims come with online DRM.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 3:11:10 PM   
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I have played Rise of Flight since it started. It is a good WWI flying Sim. A pricey game if you are interested in purchasing a lot of planes as you pay per plane. It will provide many hours of enjoyment though.

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RE: B17 Queens of the Skies PC emulator - 4/3/2014 3:20:49 PM   
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Wings Over Flanders Field is the WW1 sim you want if your a single player kind of simmer..

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