Coming back to Falcon
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the latest release of BMS 4.33. I have a pretty basic question regarding my return to Falcon. I’ve had the sim for a very long time now. My dad picked it up for me on my 17th birthday back in 1999 and I’ve still got my binder and original disc. I’ve had BMS 4.32 installed since I saw the SimHQ write up on its release several years ago but never really had the time to dive into it. I’m a huge flight sim fan - you can usually find me posting on the WOFF boards and I play a fair amount of IL-2 1946 as well. Falcon, however, remains a bit elusive.
I just got a new rig and it runs BMS beautifully. I’m struggling, however, with where to begin. I’m expecting to put in some serious time reading and training but I’m unsure as to what manual is the best for a starting point? Is the original Falcon manual of any use at this point or should I jump in with the BMS documentation? I’m also wondering if I need to remap any keys… I’m still using my now 15 year old Sidewinder 2 joystick and, as a grad student, I won’t be upgrading to anything better for a while.
I’ve been wanting to get into Falcon now for about sixteen years. My father recently squeaked through two bouts of cancer and… I kind of feel like I owe it to him to finally play the sim he got me half a lifetime ago. Many thanks in advance for your advice on how to get the most out of the latest version of Falcon and how to get up to speed efficiently. I can’t wait to see all that the latest version of Falcon has to offer!
Hi Capt. First, let me welcome you to BMS. Best advise, read everything. The training PDF in the Docs folder is fantastic. In fact we have decided to use it for our training for Wing members. Use the training tactical engagements with it. They work really well. Joining a wing is also good Flying multiplayer is the ultimate way to fly BMS. Again, welcome.