Flight Sim Toolkit

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Acorn 32-bit
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Windows 3.x
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Description

Flight Sim Toolkit is a feature-rich package of tools with which you can create your own custom aircraft, worlds, and challenging flight sim scenarios.

A Windows based set of tools allows you to save your creations as stand-alone DOS games. These tools include a world editor with which to create custom landscapes, a shape editor that allows the creation of objects (e.g., trees, cars, houses) that can be placed on the landscape, a color editor that allows control over the game's palette, a cockpit editor with which to develop the in-cockpit graphics, and a model editor with which to develop flight models for aircraft.

FST includes a fully working, flight simulation game called "Top Gun". Aside from being a game that can be played in itself, players can opt to use the tools in FST to alter elements of Top Gun into a whole new gaming experience.

Screenshots

Flight Sim Toolkit Windows 3.x A fly-by viewpoint.
Flight Sim Toolkit Windows 3.x Inside Top Gun's cockpit
Flight Sim Toolkit Windows 3.x The Model Editor
Flight Sim Toolkit Windows 3.x The Shape Editor

User Reviews

A powerful, cumbersome, and buggy toolkit for designing your own flight sims. Windows 3.x Les Nessman (263)

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Windows 3.x May, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 8.4 out of 10 84
Top Secret Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Windows 3.x Feb, 1994 65 out of 100 65
High Score Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 0 out of 5 0

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Trivia

Unofficial update

In April 1999, Simis announced the development of "FST - Enthusiasts Update" by a team of independent programmers. FST - Enthusiasts Update was to include new and improved editors, virtual cockpit views, and texture mapping. The project was released as freeware by DiGiaCom Technologies but is no longer readily available.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #13 Most Innovative Computer Game

Contributed to by Kabushi (139030) and Les Nessman (263)