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Website:rixed.github.io/fach...
Maintainer:ptitSeb
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Version:2.1.0.02
Filesize:2.21 Mb
Category:Game
Sub-Cat:Simulation
Redistribute:Allowed
Added:Apr 23, 2014
Updated:Apr 24, 2014
Downloads:247
Package Author: ptitSeb
Description:
Fachoda complex is a lightweight flight simulator.

The objective is to make as much money as possible by destroying as many enemies as you can. From time to time rewards are offered for destruction of a given target (be it friend or foe), flagged in the map with a small magenta skull. As you have to pay for every bullet you’d better go for these before a computer controlled plane or tank does it. You can also make a few bucks by targeting civilians at random. You are not allowed to hurt the cows, though.

You need to return to your home base and park to refuel and repair your plane. There you can also buy a better plane by parking your plane close to an unused one you can afford and press F10.

Each time you earn or lose money the new balance is written in front of the screen (blue for credits or red for debits, then white for the actual balance).

Whenever your plane get shot down you will take the control of another plane that's flying on your side and which value is less or equal to the one you just left, until there's no more and the game is over. When respawning, though, the Lord takes all your money but $55.

Your final score is the maximal return on investment achieved during the whole play.

The planes
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You can fly six different warbirds:

Snophill, a red biplane with no bombing facilities
Dewoitine, a green good old plane
Bogoplane, an ugly white war bird
Spitflame, a raced red acrobat
Corsair, escaped from the pacific
Moshito, an orange bi-propulsed gunner
Each have various abilities and capacity. You start the game in a Dewoitine.

Price list
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Goods:
Bullet $1
Bomb $200
Fiul tank $400 (approx)
Repairs depends
Planes:
Spotwill $300
Dewoitine $1000
Bogoplane $2000
Corsair $5000
Spitflame $6000
Moshito $7000
Controls

Keys (modify to fit the Pandora)
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ESC Quit
{Y}/{X} throttle
7/8 zoom in map mode and external views
4 swap between internal views (normal/dogfight)
6 external view (traveling)
5 swap between external views (around, satellite, pursuit, bomb)
2/3 cycle through other planes of your side, or through close planes in dogfight view
1 view your own plane, or select the closest enemy plane in dogfight view
9 map view
P autopilot
G gears
F flaps
B wheel brakes
X accelerated mode (make sure to set autopilot first!)
S set a flag at plane's location on the map
N set navpoint to home base
WASD watch in every direction in internal view ; move the map in map view
I back to front view (must be hold in dogfight view)
K rear view (same)
J left view
L right view
O up view
{B} (hold) focus at the instrument panel
{Start} pause
F10 sell your plane and by the closest one amongst those parked at your home base.
Enter (hold) display the highs-cores
DPad/Left nub move the command controls
{A} center stick
Left shoulder fire with the active weapon
Right shoulder select the other weapon (guns/bombs)
F12 suicide

Note that there is also a Mouse mode, selectable in option screen.
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Additional Info
Here is Fachoda complex, a lightweight combat flight simulator.

It's an SDL game (no 3D acceleration here), yet it runs very well with good framerates.
The game is quite complex, and has many keys. I adapted the key layout to the Pandora. Still, the handling is not super easy.

Note: the Nubs are changed to "FPS Mode": Left as Joystick, Right as Mouse. You can change this behavour by changing the content of the files left_nub and right_nub of appdata/fachoda folder.

History log
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Build 02
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* Recompiled with better(?) options

Build 01
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* Initial build
* Key layout adapted to the Pandora
* Default to Left Nub as Joystick and Right Nub as Mouse
* Use Touchscreen on the Menu.

A thread is open here: http://boards.openpandora.org/topic/16179-fachoda-complex/
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pokeparadox
27/04/2014 20:42 UTC
v2.1.0.02
I gave this a 3... but I think the game itself is a bit bad cannot get into it. I think there must be better more fun flight sims out there!
CCF
23/04/2014 12:47 UTC
v2.1.0.01
Terrible graphics and I do not like the control. 2/5....sorry. Very lightweight sim indeed.
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