Summary: This is an older title and can be quite hard to get it running on a newer computer, For the record this is what I did to get up and running. The installer does not like windows 7 or 8, you must change the compatibility settings for the installer itself to XP service pack 2.
Summary: This is an excellent game, but not one that you can really jump right into. It takes a lot of playing to get used to the (MANY) controls and commands. Microprose was quite thourough and everything is pretty darn authentic. If you've got the time and patience this game is very rewarding......
Summary: Things seem a bit repetitive after a while, plus I found it near impossible to hit anything in the turret gunner mode, but other than that its great the graphics are wonderfully detailed (read: need a GOOD computer), it offers some challenge, and alot of flexibility if they would add some dedicated...
Summary: I had another B-17 game some years ago. This one is significantly different. This is a real challenge! First, the instrumentation and interior graphics are very good. They could be improved by allowing the flyer to operate the flight deck controls with the mouse, but that is nitpicking.
Summary: My always crashes on my Windows-XP Proffesinal. If you buy one and get it to work, it ranks in the top 5 funest flying/fighting games ever. If you have an old computer with Windows-95/98 DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! But, if you have a new PC with Windows-ME and a lot of memory it should work fine.
Excerpt: In my opinion, B17 Flying Fortress is one of the best computer games to have graced the PC in recent years. The graphics are superb (assuming you've got a powerful computer!), the sound blows you away (assuming you've got good speakers!
Pros: Excellent graphics & sound, Online Community, Overall an excellent slant on the air combat sim !
Cons: No provision for multiplayer, Requires a fair deal of processing power
Excerpt: Ever wanted to be part of a legend? We all know and love the heroes who flew daytime bombing raids to free occupied Europe, and now, Microprose is giving us the chance to try it for ourselves. Outstanding! I hear all you war flight sim fans cry. Not another one!??!?!
Pros: Superb Realism, Immersive Environment, Totally new idea
Cons: Needs a monster computer, No multiplayer Support
Excerpt: I'm not the biggest flight sim fan in the world, infact, I think they are utterly boring. B17 2 is different though, it has action in it, it has some substance. You can take control of any part of the plane at all, be it as a gunner, even as the piolt, or if your real sad, the navigator and more.
Excerpt: I waited and waited for this title to be released and i must be totally honest with you all i was not as happy with the game as i thought i would be, maybe i just had waited too long and the final release just didn't live upto the amount of extra time taken by the developers.