The Microsoft Flight Simulator will soon receive mod reinforcements in the form of a fighter jet. The modder group DC Designs will soon let you fly at supersonic speed!
The Microsoft Flight Simulator may be intended for civil aircraft, but the game’s large modding community will soon let you conquer the skies with fighter jets too. The F-15 Eagle is the first non-civil aircraft to enter your hangars.
The DC Designs hobbyists made the Interview with colleagues from Polygon announced their first major mod project for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator: The F-15 Eagle, an iconic fighter jet of the late 80s and early 90s, is slated to be available for purchase in all variations later this month.
For the model of the jet, the modders used a rendering technique that calculated physical models with pinpoint accuracy and thus ensured a realistic image of the aircraft. By the way, you can customize the fast vehicle with a paint kit and paintwork. Instructions for use teach you how to become a flying ace with the F-15.
Your jaunt with the brisk plane will not be completely realistic. The weapon systems of the jet should not be available and the mod has another catch: The F-15 will currently “only” manage Mach 1 in the simulator, although the real counterpart is capable of Mach 2.5. However, this is due to Microsoft’s limitations in the game engine, because the system can no longer keep up with the calculation of the ground elements at higher speeds. But the modders are also working on the borderline.
Anyone interested in the work of modders can rely on the Developer homepage look at further mod projects.