announced today the release of a Windows version of F/A-18: Operation Iraqi Freedom, a new flight simulator that puts you in the cockpit of an F/A-18 combat jet over the skies of Iraq. Although released for Windows, the company plans on offering a Mac OS X version too.
Graphsim Entertainment is a long-time purveyor of games to the Mac (and Windows) market. The company’s F/A-18 Hornet 3.0 and F/A-18 Korea Gold are mainstays of gamers looking for realistic modern combat jet sims. What’s more, GraphSim has, in the past, published and distributed Mac versions of PC games, though the company has been in an extended period of dormancy.
F/A-18: Operation Iraqi Freedom sports satellite image-based terrain mapping more than 1,000 square miles of Iraq, Kuwait, Iran and the Persian Gulf, and includes carrier operations including launches and landings using the “Meatball” and Instrument Landing System. It also features multiplayer gaming over the Internet or Local Area Networks (LANs).
If you’re familiar with past Graphsim F/A-18 offerings, in particular the Korea game, this new title sports some updates and changes, like a full 3D instrument panel, updated user interface menus, the new satellite-based terrain, and more.
Details about the Mac OS X version’s release schedule and system requirements were unavailable as MacCentral posted this article, but GraphSim noted its plans to release a Mac OS X version of the F/A-18: Operation Iraqi Freedom
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