- Category Archives DOS
Atari, C64, Apple II, IBM PC / 1983 / MicroProse
This early example of a flight simulator tasked players will flying solo (hence the name) over the United States, delivering bags of mail. The game covered many of the states, and even included altitude data for mountains and taller hills. However, due to the technology limitations at the time, the in-game landscape always appeared flat. Flight models were reasonably realistic for the time, with fairly authentic recreations of cockpit instruments to watch and maintain as players flew. The game was created by notable developer Sid Meier and was one of the earliest titles published by MicroProse, a studio co-founded by Meier.
Solo Flight was one of the earliest games by Sid Meier and MicroProse and one of the earliest flight simulators. The goal was simply to fly around the country delivering bags of mail. It was released initially for the Atari 8-bit in 1983 and then ported to the Commodore 64 and Apple II. A little later it was also ported to DOS based computers.
For the time, it was a fairly realistic flight simulator with accurate instrumentation and even accurate elevation data though everything appeared flat regardless of the elevation. Despite the relative quality for the time, old flight simulators are a type of game that don’t really hold up well over time. Frame rates tend to be slow and the graphics limited and sparse. Still, it’s decent quality for 8-bit or early DOS computers and offers something a little different than Flight Simulator, Jet and other early flight simulators.
This 5.25-inch magnetic scroll contains some very ancient e-mails of sorts. The disk is labeled “Conferences 8/3/85” (I think…with the handwriting it is kind of hard to tell…it could be “Confessions” but I think “Conferences” makes more sense in context). This appears to be a conversation about reorganizing some conferences/special interest groups. It’s hard to tell from the context exactly what is going on but it looks like these two people (John and Connie) were moderators (perhaps on a Compuserve special interest group?). These conferences are being downloaded, edited and being put back somewhere. Where are they being moved, what is ‘infams.co’ and who are John, Connie…and Peg? Perhaps we’ll never know…
This is a list of conferences from the old sig newsletter. Some of
them, I am sure, contain some very good information that the database
You suggested that I not download all these conferences because you
most likely had them on disk.
I’d suggest that we use some of these conferences, but only after
doing some heavy editing to remove all the extraneous garbage.
1 - Open House
2 - Virginity
3 - Rejection
4 - Fantasies
5 - Sex Talk
6 - Christmas Eve Party part 1
7 - Christmas Eve Party part 2
8 - Sexuality and Ourselves
9 - Telesex part 1
10 - Telesex part 2
11 - Sex Among Friends
12 - Adultery
Anyway, let me know what you think. If you want to send some of the
conferences to me as they now are for the heavy editing I’m talking
about, you can drop them into Preview area and I’ll pick ’em up as
soon as possible.
P.S. I would particularly like the conference posted in which Rx came
in and started his little game that really got things doing. That
particular conference, tho I was sending to you like crazy about not
knowing what to say, at least makes me appear more friendly than I
normally do on line.
Thanks, lover! [hugs] and [kisses]
From: JOHNMYSELF 14-AUG-1985 21:18
Subj: conference transcripts
Have edited and loaded to preview the following:
have located and peg and I will edit:
Christmas Eve Party
Sexuality and Ourself ves
missing: Sex Among Friends. Seem to have misplaced all copies of
will have Peg helping me with the loading and editing of these files
in the which case, check to see if it is her on my account which it
note: under no circumstances is ‘infams.co’ to be re-loaded to the
new sig. per request of Peg herself.
For those things in preview areas , check them out and decide where
to put them. I posted them as going to ‘general’ for lack of a better
Please advise what you do (and want done) with the rest).
Thanks Lover. <warm hugs & ...> John