The Red Baron flies again! Return to the classic Red Baron games with this digital collection featuring the original Red Baron, Red Baron 3D, the Red Baron Mission Builder and high-quality scans of the original manuals, maps and reference cards.
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Release Date: Dec 19, 1990

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January 8

Digital Bonus Content (manuals, maps, reference cards) now available!



Our apologies for the issues some of you were experiencing trying to access the bonus content - all distribution problems should now be solved and the bonus content should be automatically downloading for everyone who has downloaded the game.

For help on how to access the bonus content, see this forum thread:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/263940/discussions/0/451848855020645513/

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January 7

Welcome!

Hello Everyone!

Back in 1990, at Dynamix, we built Red Baron. Our goal was to make something more than a game, more than a “flight sim” -- a time machine so that players could experience history.

Getting flight characteristics was important, but equally important was to model the personalities and flying styles of the famous aces of the war. Likewise, we wanted to present a deep and accurate history of the war. For example, aircraft introduced in the player’s campaign reflect the actual experience of the pilots in WWI. In April of 1917, the Germans introduced the technologically superior Albatros D.I and D.II, armed with twin machine guns. As a player in the campaign playing a British pilot, this is a really challenging period - just as it was for the real pilots. Playing a German pilot, this is an exciting time because you get to fly an aircraft that is vastly superior to anything your adversaries have.

After Red Baron, the Aces team, as we called ourselves, went on to release Aces of the Pacific and Aces Over Europe. Then it was time for a sequel to Red Baron. Red Baron 3D (originally released as Red Baron II, and after a major upgrade, renamed Red Baron 3D) carried all the core values of the original, but included a more comprehensive campaign, multiplayer, a higher fidelity flight model, and of course modern graphics (for the time).

Both Red Baron and Red Baron 3D went on to become both commercial and critical successes, and to this day remain the most highly regarded WWI flight sims. Newer games have since been released with modern graphics, but the level of historical depth in Red Baron remains unmatched.

When we left Dynamix, we never expected to be involved with the product again.

In 2008, I was working with a new publisher, and out of the blue, suddenly, unexpectedly, I was offered the chance to acquire all the rights to Red Baron. What a strange twist of cosmic karma. We had completely let go of Red Baron when leaving Dynamix. Then, like some crazy boomerang, Red Baron came flying back -- a boomerang in the shape of a red fokker triplane.

Well, that's the story of why we are now able to bring classic Red Baron and Red Baron 3D to all of you here on Steam. I hope you enjoy them.

Tally Ho!
Damon

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Reviews

“The best World War I simulation yet.”
9 – Game Spot

“...a true classic. The game set new standards for graphics, flight modeling, and overall realism.”
Giant Bomb

About This Game

The Red Baron flies again! Return to the classic Red Baron games with this digital collection featuring the original Red Baron, Red Baron 3D, the Mission Builder and high-quality scans of the original manuals, maps and reference cards.

This is a digital-only standard edition. All content is delivered as download-only digital scans, and is both games in their original form. No enhancements or extended content was added to either title.


Immerse yourself in the thrill of spectacular World War I dogfights in this timeless classic set in an age when wooden biplanes and triplanes ruled the air.

Includes the following bonus content:

  • Red Baron Manual. This digital scan of the original Red Baron manual contains a wealth of information, including detailed history on World War I along with its airplanes, aces and flight strategies.
  • Red Baron Maps. The historically accurate World War I maps originally bundled with Red Baron are included as digital scans.
  • Red Baron Reference Cards. The original reference cards accompanying Red Baron are included as digital scans.

Experience updated graphics, improved mechanics and full multiplayer support in this critically acclaimed sequel to the original Red Baron game.

Includes the following bonus content:

  • Red Baron 3D Manual. Like its original counterpart, this digital scan of the Red Baron 3D manual is filled with game tips, strategies and World War I history.
  • Red Baron 3D Reference Cards. The original reference cards accompanying Red Baron 3D are included as digital scans.


Red Baron Details
"I can't say how much it hit me to be sitting up there, a couple of miles high, looking down on the battlefield, in fact, on four or five battlefields, and sweeping them all in one glorious bird's-eye view."
-World War I Pilot

The year is 1914 — it is the dawn of World War I. Patriotic fervor runs high as young men across Europe prepare for a new age. For the first time ever, men will take to the air with the sole objective of blasting another airplane from the sky. Aviation is yet in its infancy. There are no books, no teachers — here and now, these young pilots must invent the skills and strategies that will keep them alive. Only the very best will survive, and they will perfect an artform all their own. These are the Aces, and this is the birth of aerial combat.

Red Baron takes you back to this bygone era, where you will experience the look, feel, and the experience of aerial warfare in W.W.I Engage in close-range dogfights, go balloon-busting to take out the aerial eyes of the enemy, take on Zeppelins, escort bombers deep into enemy territory, go undercover in nighttime missions and go head-to-head with such famous Aces as the Red Baron himself!

Features
  • Fly on either side of the war as a British pilot in the Royal Flying Crops or a German pilot in the German Air Service.
  • Includes 28 different aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, The D.H.2 Pusher, the Spad 7, the Albatros D.III, the Fokker Triplane, and many others.
  • Unique mission record feature lets you record an entire mission to disk—jump back into the game at any point to begin playing again!
  • Accurately detailed 3Space worlds including the length of the German-French front, Verdun, the Somme, Paris, and London.
  • Play Single Mission or enlist for the full tour in Campaign Play with more than 40 missions played back-to-back from 1915 to 1918. Progress in skill and rank, and become eligible for medals and awards, including the coveted Victoria Cross and Blue Max.
  • 200 page manual complete with maps, technical specifications, historical backgrounds, pilot profiles, and aerial tactics.

Instructions on how to access the bonus content and join multiplayer games can be found in the Community Hub forums.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (24 reviews)
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Hairy Godfather
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Red Baron 3D doesn't work. Somehow conflicts with Windows. Wasted $8.
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Fr0st
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Red Baron Classic > Red Baron 3D
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MrWeedWacky
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
IF YOU PLAYED THIS IS 1990 AND LOVED IT - DONT BUY IT your childhood memories will be soiled

If you want an oldschool plane sim - DON'T BUY IT... this is simply not worth it.

the old version stinks as bad as he original, it was cute back then 26 years ago, controls sucked back then too, but it is just some of he lamest plane controls ever, you can at the max use 2 keyboard keys simultaneously, so either steer 1 way and shoot, steer 2 ways, steer 1 way and change speed. you litterally can not go up, right, shoot at the same time...

2 keys max, if yo press a third, only the first key pressed works... so better remember that if you buy his

and unless you play without taking dmg... you die mission one, over and over coz you crash, get shot down or crash...

the new 3D version is no good either, you can not control the plane at all, for some reason you can not do anything,
there is also nowhere to look up the controls so good luck finding out what to do to fix the issue.
even if it was due to controls fat chance you can change those controls

there is a "Manual" well, a 243 page long PDF full of maps and historical data, but no way of finding out how to do anyhing relevan in the game

The worst part is, the original is 26 years old the 3D version is 18 years old, whoever re-released this had as long as it takes to raise a baby to adulthood to improve this and didn't...

DO NOT - I R E P E A T - DO NOT BUY THIS!
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shub-niggurath
( 50.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Haven't even played 3D yet. The original Red Baron is an old favorite of mine, and glad it's on Steam.
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[RGN] Kerflumoxed
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Glad to see this one back!
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Piggy Wiggy
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
I can only recommend the classic version, for sadly the 3d version doesn't work for me. If anyone has a solution, please tell me.
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Dabullfrog91
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
To this day Red Baron 3d (also known as Red Baron II) is one of the best WW1 flight simulators you can buy. This is exactly the game I remember it to be and man what a gem! Now, a few things to start off with. DO NOT expect some graphically amazing game... Red Baron 3d was made in 1998! Also, although the first Red Baron (included in this pack) is monumental for really being a genre defining game; its the second one you should be interested in amongst this pack. Now, that aside here is what you can expect... an accurate representation of what WW1 dogfighting was. IT WASNT EASY! It was a challenge and that is part of the huge charm to this game. I recommend keeping the realism factor/setting pretty high in this game. Its makes everything not only more challenging but most importantly more authentic. For straight up Dog Fights, they have a "Fly Now" mode in the game which is my personal favorite. You can select a plane you want to start out with in prefrences and hop right into the action. For those more inclined for long flights, the mission mode is rather good in this game from what I remember. Also, its imporant to note that this game is authentic to the actual 1998 game as can be possible for a digital download. That means included in your purchase is a manual/tutorial guide and the most important item... the REFRENCE CARD! Print out the refrence card PDF. It tells you all the controls and by the way, there is no option to switch control schemes! That being said, the controls are rather intuitive and good and it should automatically read your joystic if you have one. I recommend using a joystick as that is really the only good way to play a flight simulator. It was designed to be used with a Microsoft Sidewinder Version 1 joystick but my Sidewinder Pro (version2) works perfectly well with it. I have no idea how it deals with Logitech or other brands, although I am assuming it would be fine as I used a Saitek in 1998 to play this game. So, if you want an accurate, challenging, and cheap WW1 Dogfight simulator look no further than Red Baron 3d. Give this one a shot, I don't think you will be dissapointed.

Hint: Use the "Glide" setting under the Graphics prefrences and don't worry if colors appear a bit wonky on the menu or end mission screen every now and then. This was an orginal bug from the original release of the game and does not affect gameplay.
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Avenian
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26
Wow!!! It is great to play an old school sim from the 1990's and still have the same, if not greater, enjoyment today. The detail of historical and background information in the manuals is a fantastic.

I have only just started playing but I am enjoying this Red Baron Pack.
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Rashmeister
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
Red Baron II (3d). I grew up with this gem and have not played a better WW1-sim since in term of the campaign. Sure Rise of Flight Looks pretty and has good MP. But this really wins in the campign mode.

If you want to live the life as a WW1 pilot, this game is for you!
You can even use Tracking for it, TrackIr, Opentrack.
Be sure to set it to Glide in graphic options.

And don't rip your wings off!
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angel49percent
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Great classic game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Red Baron Classic > Red Baron 3D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Red Baron 3D doesn't work. Somehow conflicts with Windows. Wasted $8.
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Summary
It's a couple of very old games. Red Baron Classic is really old and ugly, but works OK. Red Baron 3D (RB3D) isn't as old or ugly and works pretty well. RB3D should be your game of choice. Be sure to spend time with the manuals and references! These are not arcade games and you will get a lot more out of it if you put the time in doing some studying.

You can dogfight with an enemy ace, fly pre-rolled single missions, build your own missions or fly in the campaign. The campaign is great, the missions and what happens during them are procedurally generated and so you really do have to expect the unexpected.

Very much recommended, if and only if you want to put in some time on learning them. It can be played as an arcade flyer/shooter, but you won't really get into the meat of the games.

Update 3
Another half hour of game playing. First of all, I tried Red Baron Classic again. While it has a nice appeal for nostalgia, otherwise it's something good to skip and go right to Red Baron 3D (RB3D).

I played a second campaign mission. I was junior man of a five pilot flight of Nieuport 11 aircraft, our target was some enemy infantry. I took off and used the (non-historic) autopilot to get to the mission area; you don't have to do this, by the way, as in the real WW1 situation, your airfield isn't that far from the front. The attack on the infantry went well, I strafed and dropped a couple of bombs. We ran across a few Fokker E.III Eindeckers and after a long, low chase, I managed to make one crash. My first kill! We flew home and I once again suprised myself by landing safely.

So, have to say, the game is working fine for me. The keyboard and joystick controls are nice and so far no crashes.

And, good news, the promised maps, manuals and reference card PDFs have been uploaded! So fire up those printers.

A note to the reference card for Red Baron 3D. Two items are missing (they were missing on the originals). CNTL+H will jump your autopilot to the last waypoint, IE Home; basically it's a Return to Base order.

And if you are using a joystick, pressing CNTL while moving the hat switch will allow you to see up and to the appropriate direction; IE holding CNTL and pressing the hat switch to the left will make your Point of View to about 45 deg up and to the left. Good way to scan above you.

Update 2
OK, another hour of playing in (now at 1.4 hours). I started a campaign in RB3D. I started as a British pilot, March 1st 1916. First mission is to fly to the front and shoot up a balloon. That's actually the flight leader's job. Mine apparently is to shoot at the infantry (if I am stupid enough to fly that low!).

I screwed around with the first attempt just learning the controls, the keyboard and the area. It of course helps that I not only have the old RB3D manual, I also have some play aids I made up, including a cheat sheet for the joystick.

Flying the mission, it helps to remember you actually have to start the engine! (use TAB and jiggle the throttle). Take off and after getting some altitude, pretend it's not WW1 and switch on the autopilot (CNRL-A for full, ALT-A for auto-navigate, Shift-A for Auto fly level). Follow the map on your kneeboard (0 on the keypad). I flew around so that my flight leader could get the balloon. Just like in real life WW1 flying, as I rookie I pretty much didn't see a damn thing except the Archie banging away at me (little poofs in the air) and the occasional stream of tracers going past me.

Going home, I flew over a neighbor airfield that was under attack, then landed at my own. Amazingly I didn't crash; thankfully I remembered to shut off the engine to kill my speed (TAB again).

So the mission was a success; one balloon down, all back safe, although one guy took a bit of damage. Sadly I couldn't take screenshots of the replay screens, they are cool. I'll post other shots soon.

So, in summary, Red Baron 3D runs fine, looks... like a generation old game(!), works well with a joy stick, doesn't crash to desktop, and makes me all nostalgic. Mission accomplished!

Update 1
Fixed the graphics limitation in Red Baron 3D. On the Main Menu, select Graphic Settings, then Graphic Options, then over on the right side under the header "Graphics" you want to select "Glide". Do this and the game will run in full screen and look pretty... well, prettier.

Below is my original review. Updates will be posted above!
This is going to be a review in progress, since a lot of folks might have interest in the game but are wary of buying something this old. So I'll post some items as I go along. I'm giving the game a thumbs up for now since it's working for me.

My specs are: Intel i7 4770K 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX 780 3GB, Win7 64bit, 480GB SSD main drive

First of all, be aware that there are two games here. Red Baron, the original, appears to be running via DosBox and is full screen. Red Baron 3D (hereafter RB3D) runs in a window and if you make the window full screen, the colors go all to hell. So I'm staying with it in a window for now.fine once you have selected "Glide" as the graphics option.

The promised bonus content, scans of the original printed playaid materials, are NOT present in the install, but the developers are aware of this (see this thread) and have promised to make them available soon. As an old RB3D player with the original boxed game I'm OK with forging ahead.

By the way, if you install a shortcut on the desktop via the Steam library, it runs Red Baron directly, not RB3D. So only run the game from the Library for now till you set up separate shortcuts (if desired).

Also to note; I have a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick and both games recognized it; in Red Baron you do have to enable it via the Options.

And one other item; it's an old, old game. It's going to look it. You are forewarned!
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Activate "Glide" in Graphics Settings! Doing so fixed any graphical issues for me.
(Preferences -> Graphic Setting -> Graphic Options -> Graphics -> Glide)

Note: This review focuses primarily on Red Baron 3D, and will be updated with any further remarks as I log more hours in-game. I have not yet attempted multiplayer.

Compatibility:

Having played the original Red Baron 3D for countless hours growing up, I was ecstatic to see it finally available on Steam. My worries over compatibility were quickly set aside as both Red Baron and Red Baron 3D worked perfectly from install and recognized my joystick. Far better than on my old XP machine in fact. I have so far not experienced any of the bugs that other reviewers have mentioned. My system specs are as follow:

Windows 10 64-bit, Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.80GHz, 8.0GB RAM, Intel HD graphics 4600, GeForce GTX 860M, Thrustmaster T-16000M joystick

As the graphics are not much to talk about, given that it is an almost 20 year old game, I will move straight on to gameplay.

Gameplay:

All the glory of Red Baron 3D is properly restored here. The flight models are unique to each plane and very true to their real-world counterparts. You will have to take care when tending to your throttle and maneuvering about in these fragile slow-moving aircraft, making sure to not overstress your wings and not have them break off in a speedy turn. The plane will creak and the engine will sputter depending on the stresses you put onto it. The gunnery is realistic as well, with reload times and gun jams as they occurred in real life. The damage models are also very authentic. There are no health bars. Your engine might overheat and catch fire, your wings and control surfaces might be crippled and torn up by enemy machine guns and flak, and even your pilot is vulnerable. That said, the 22 flyable planes are an absolute joy to fly. My only grievance is that the two-seaters and bombers are not playable; only controllable by the AI.

As for the AI; the aircraft and enemy pilots react very realistically to your actions. New pilots are hasty at the controls and will often expose themselves out of desperation in an attempt to flee. It's not uncommon to see one pushed to losing control of their own machine and sent tumbling towards the earth by pilot error. More advanced pilots will act more confidently in their planes however, quickly maneuvering their way around you to gain an advantage, using many classic and authentic dogfighting techniques. The combat is extremely intimate and chaotic when there is a swarm and friends and foes fighting alongside you in the air, so close that it almost becomes personal. Collisions, ground fire, and sneak attacks are always things to keep your head on a swivel for. Red Baron 3D does an excellent job in immersing the player in this aerial combat, where dogfights can boil down to a desperate turn-fight with short bursts of fire, where 1 well-placed bullet can mean the difference between making it back to your aerodrome or certain doom.

Campaign:

The Campaign mode is always where Red Baron 3D excelled most though and, in my opinion, it remains unmatched to this day in its depth and detail. In the campaign, you create your own pilot and enlist in one of the four available airforces (German, British, French, American) any time between March 1916 and the end of the war. From there, you partake in realistic missions with your squadron. This could be anything from a standard patrol, intercepting enemy reconnaissance planes, attacking an enemy aerodrome, supporting an attack on the ground, and much more.

Easily the best part about the campaign, however, is that the war unfolds around you as it had in real life with updates from the frontlines. The maps are beautifully detailed and accurate, and events unfold as they had historically. At any given moment, different patrols and aircraft will be up in the air doing their own thing, and the ground forces will be moving at their own pace. You will see fighting going on below you in the frontline, and you may stumble upon a group of enemy fighters attacking a patrol different than your own. Do you break off to go support your allies, putting your own life at risk, or do you keep on your own flight path? Stay too long and you might get jumped by another passing enemy squadron. You never know what's going to happen. As there are no respawns, every decision you make is vital for your own pilot, and yet seemingly futile in the grand scheme of everything happening around you. Red Baron 3D's campaign really makes you feel like a small part of a much huger conflict, and yet you will find yourself soaring with or against some of the greatest aces of the war. The feeling of chasing down a seemingly anonymous German pilot over the western front and barely making it out the victor, only to return to your aerodrome and hear news that the infamous German ace Oswald Boelcke has been shot down by your hands is a sometimes humbling experience.

If you survive long enough, you will watch your squadron evolve over time. New pilots will join your ranks to replace your fallen comrades, your squadron will be outfitted with better planes, and you might even move up the ranks to become a renowned ace yourself. Red baron 3D beautifully reconstructs the Great War in its fluid campaign and is a truly unique and remarkable experience that remains unparalleled to this day. It shows that the developers took great care and interest in creating the most authentic and immersive WW1 flight sim possible.

Conclusion:

Having grown up playing Red Baron 3D, I've since looked for a WW1 flight sim that could match Red Baron's depth. And while there exist other fine WW1 flight sims, far surpassing Red baron in graphical detail, the amount of attention to historical detail and immersion in Red Baron 3D's campaign is really what made it special, and in my opinion it remains unmatched to this day. I'm thrilled that it's finally available on Steam and highly recommend it to old fans and newcomers alike.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Red Baron is unique among the flight simulation genre, and hands-down, one of the finest games I've ever played. The amount of research, accuracy, and dedication the developers put into this game places it head and shoulders above similar titles. While this game was made in 1990, it still holds countless hours of gameplay today.

This game is filled with interesting information regarding the rise of flight during World War I, information about both sides greatest Aces, and realistically protrays how different models of aircraft would have handled. Considereing the year that Red Baron was made, I would rate it 10/10 and definitely recommend it.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Loaded it up, set my settings, started an English campaign in 1916, flew my first mission, got my first kill, went back and landed, awwww yeah it reminded me how much i loved this game.

Only thing i didnt like was it didnt full screen when i was flying about.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
So much memories! And they work! Well, most of the time. Red Baron classic tends to screw up my joystick and softlock itself. Oh well. These games have the ultimate WW1 pilot career mode that is missing from The Rise of Flight. Take to the skies, shoot down the enemy machines. Get medals and promotions. Paint your plane and become a terror to behold. 10/10 would get a headache from oversized pixels all over again!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Red Baron II (3d). I grew up with this gem and have not played a better WW1-sim since in term of the campaign. Sure Rise of Flight Looks pretty and has good MP. But this really wins in the campign mode.

If you want to live the life as a WW1 pilot, this game is for you!
You can even use Tracking for it, TrackIr, Opentrack.
Be sure to set it to Glide in graphic options.

And don't rip your wings off!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
To this day Red Baron 3d (also known as Red Baron II) is one of the best WW1 flight simulators you can buy. This is exactly the game I remember it to be and man what a gem! Now, a few things to start off with. DO NOT expect some graphically amazing game... Red Baron 3d was made in 1998! Also, although the first Red Baron (included in this pack) is monumental for really being a genre defining game; its the second one you should be interested in amongst this pack. Now, that aside here is what you can expect... an accurate representation of what WW1 dogfighting was. IT WASNT EASY! It was a challenge and that is part of the huge charm to this game. I recommend keeping the realism factor/setting pretty high in this game. Its makes everything not only more challenging but most importantly more authentic. For straight up Dog Fights, they have a "Fly Now" mode in the game which is my personal favorite. You can select a plane you want to start out with in prefrences and hop right into the action. For those more inclined for long flights, the mission mode is rather good in this game from what I remember. Also, its imporant to note that this game is authentic to the actual 1998 game as can be possible for a digital download. That means included in your purchase is a manual/tutorial guide and the most important item... the REFRENCE CARD! Print out the refrence card PDF. It tells you all the controls and by the way, there is no option to switch control schemes! That being said, the controls are rather intuitive and good and it should automatically read your joystic if you have one. I recommend using a joystick as that is really the only good way to play a flight simulator. It was designed to be used with a Microsoft Sidewinder Version 1 joystick but my Sidewinder Pro (version2) works perfectly well with it. I have no idea how it deals with Logitech or other brands, although I am assuming it would be fine as I used a Saitek in 1998 to play this game. So, if you want an accurate, challenging, and cheap WW1 Dogfight simulator look no further than Red Baron 3d. Give this one a shot, I don't think you will be dissapointed.

Hint: Use the "Glide" setting under the Graphics prefrences and don't worry if colors appear a bit wonky on the menu or end mission screen every now and then. This was an orginal bug from the original release of the game and does not affect gameplay.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Some minor graphics problems (sometimes the colors on the screen go through an acid trip) but they are easily fixed by going back and forth on the menu.

All in all, an amazing game, great classic.
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