WWI Online Standard
First things first, if you don't have a copy
of SDOE you will need to buy it. Luckily there are still websites where you can
buy SDOE and the good news is that the game is really cheap nowadays. One place
you can still buy SDOE is Chips
& Bits for about $10.00 U.S.
Once again if you are new you are probably
thinking there are WWI aircraft also? I swear I bought a WWII flight sim, it
says it right on the box. That it does, but then again that box was printed years ago and since then an entirely separate mod called FS- WWI has been
developed by the users. It contains over 30 flyable WWI aircraft along with a
good assortment of WWI ground vehicles.
It is recommended that you have a separate install from your original WWII
install, that way the planes won't get mixed up and you can fully customize one
install with graphics and loader screens for WWI and still have WWII separate.
Eventually I will explain how to create a second install, but for now, the short
answer. Simply put in your SDOE disk and install the game to a different folder
from your original, name it Fighter Squadron WWI for example, then proceed with
the download order below while making sure you are installing to the WWI
(Note - this is recommended, but it is not absolutely necessary)
To install FS-WWI properly you must do a fresh install of
SDOE. This means creating a new installation and installing the files below in
the proper order that I've listed below. If you do not do this you will run into some serious problems. ArgonV's FS-WWI
Plane Pack website contains more detailed instructions and
information about FS-WWI and I highly recommend visiting this site before
downloading these files.
there is a readme with a file, please READ IT!
some basic game issues
2. Please choose one of the following
Wings with Wires Patch
Fixes many game issues and adds new features to the game
FS-WWI Themed Patch
This patch alters the WWI GUI to give it a WWI look along with WWI era music
FS-WWI Nations Pack
Adds more countries to the game
Full Somme Terrain
Required terrain for WWI flying
choose one of the following Plane Pack options
FS - WWI
Plane Pack 4
Adds WWI aircraft, textures and sounds
FS - WWI Plane Pack 4 with 8 bit textures
Same as option a but with reduced texture quality for smaller download size
have installed all of the above files you should be up to standard for online
play. Of course the next question is, where do I play online now that I have all
these fancy new files? Well the Answer is Hyper Lobby or HL for short. Hyper
Lobby is an excellent little program designed for playing Flight Sims online
with hundreds of other players. You simply have to download the software, create
a free account and fly!
version of Hyper Lobby
This takes you to the download page and you will also be able to read HL FAQ's
if you need to and it should answer any other questions you have about HL.
These are optional to download but they add great atmosphere to your WWI flying
Desert North African Terrain used in the 1916 Mission Pack
A snow covered version of the Somme by Desert Fox.
WWI Rhineland Upgrade
Gives the Rhineland terrain a WWI look! By Blast