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Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe is a WWII flight simulator where you can fly a selection of ten different US, British and German fighters and bombers in a series of 30 missions over Dover, the heart of Germany, or North Africa. You can play the missions for either side, man any of the aircraft, as well as change positions inside the bombers to man the guns and bombsight.

It also allows the users to add their own planes, vehicles and missions via a text-based plug-in format called OpenPlane. Every part of the aircraft is individually listed in its OpenPlane file and can be edited - you can change the power of the engines for instance, or the distance the various gun turrets can traverse.


Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons over Europe Windows A Ju 52M/3 about to lift off
Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons over Europe Windows The rainbow
Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons over Europe Windows With lift on one side only, the B-17 rolls over
Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons over Europe Windows A Stirling climbs out into a forbidding dust sky

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User Reviews

Oh, so close to perfection! Maury Markowitz (270) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
More than a flight sim... Killer-Ants (3) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Unlimited Jan, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PC Gamer Mar, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Hacker May, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker Feb, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 16, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 27, 1999 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1999 66 out of 100 66
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Bravo Screenfun Mar, 1999 4 out of 6 40


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Fighter Squadron supports the "OpenPlane" format that allows complete mods of the game, from terrain, to plane, to aerodynamics, and more. There are WW1 mods for FS, among other uses.


It is possible to rip off a wheel if you land too hard, and the wheel will keep rolling until it is out of momentum.


In certain circumstances a rainbow appears over southern England.

Information also contributed by Kasey Chang

Related Web Sites

  • Abbeville Field (Another site with a large collection of utilities and files. Most notable for it's collection of "skins" for aircraft.)
  • Activision's Fighter Squadron page (Activision produced Fighter Squadron, and thus have their own page on the game. Basically dead for some time now, it nevertheless has high speed access for the 1.5 patch - a must have.)
  • Fighter Squadron Information Center (Created and maintained by the original development team, this is the place to start for FS information and is the "most official" home page for the game.)
  • Lector's Fighter Squadron Section (Lots of help files, downloads, screenshots, links and more! One of the best fan sites out there.)
  • MacPlay site (MacPlay was purchased by the same people who ended up with the Parsoft development team. Since then they're continued to talk about releasing the game on the Mac, but it's still nowhere to be found.

  • OpenPlane home page (OpenPlane is the core of Fighter Squadron sim, it allows you to describe the objects in the game using a text format along with textures in TIFFs and the 3D model in an ".sm" file. This page includes the documentation for the system, some simple tools for working with the format, an example plane to work with, and a simplified engine to test out your creations in.)
  • Parsoft's page (Parsoft, set up by the brilliant Eric Parker, was the original developer of Fighter Squadron. After the game was completed he moved on (back to university for a Phd I hear) and left the flight sim world after many years and some amazing games. As the owner of Parsoft the company still exists, although the other developers moved on to the newly formed Inertia Games.)
  • Tailslide's Air Combat (One of the best FS add-on sites out there.)
Maury Markowitz (270) added Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons over Europe (Windows) on Sep 13, 2001
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