A 2D RPG based around aircraft from the 1920s on a set of fancy islands occupied by four different races. Design your own aircraft, trade stock, take on jobs and upgrade your wings as you fly and dogfight across a collection islands. For Windows, but specifically Intel Ultrabooks.

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r006 of Those Magnificent Men available for download. This version adds a few new features: *Clouds! They don't do much, but they obscure your view. *Keys! W,A,S & D keys can now be used for in-flight control to help the lefties of the world. *Economy! Stock prices are now based on stock levels and stock levels adjusted in real-time. *Passengers! Becomes a sort of one-man easyJet; but with vampires; and set in the 1920s.

Posted by Ched80 on Mar 3rd, 2013

r006 of Those Magnificent Men available for download now

Those Magnificent Men [r006]

This version adds some new features:

Clouds! They don't do much, but they obscure your view hiding birds and other planes, so it may be worth taking a detour.
Keys! W,A,S & D keys can now be used for in-flight control to help the lefties of the world.
Economy! Stock prices are now based on stock levels and stock levels adjusted in real-time producing a more realistic economy.
Passengers! Becomes a sort of one-man easyJet; but with vampires; and set in 1920.

The flying and airfield parts have also been tarted up by adding a map-fold effect to the background sprites and a shadow effect to the birds, clouds and aircraft. It doesn't do much, but I think it looks nicer.

R006 also adds some more parts for you to use in the designer area:

  • A small delta tail,
  • A small bat-style wing
  • An assortment of body parts (small, large and interconnecting) enabling you to carry passengers.

The shot below shows an example small passenger plane.


As hinted by the image above, there is now the possibility of carrying passengers. This is now possible through the Job Centre and the passenger jobs are identified by the passenger symbol on the job sheet.


The full change log for [r006]:
# ALL SHINY & NEW

  • Clouds! They don't do much, but they obscure your view hiding birds and other planes, so it may be worth taking a detour.
  • Keys! W,A,S & D keys can now be used for in-flight control to help the lefties of the world.
  • Economy! Stock prices are now based on stock levels and stock levels adjusted in real-time producing a more realistic economy.
  • Passengers! Becomes a sort of one-man easyJet; but with vampires; and set in 1920.

# TWEAKED, ADJUSTED or POLISHED A BIT

  • Location names increased from 992 to 1000.
  • Paper fold effect and shadows added.
  • Throttle background changed to show control keys.
  • Groups controlling locations now restrict jobs and crew offered.
  • Small delta tail part added.
  • Small bat-style wing part added.
  • Small, Large and Interconnecting passenger cabins.
  • Passenger Pod/upgrade added.
  • Changed starting position of birds.
  • Upgrade code changed so part values are no longer hard coded to help with balancing and user custom modifications.
  • Player crew capacity text added to crew quarters screen.
  • Timer based movement added to flying parts.
  • Additional coastline and mainland images added.

# REPAIRED or PATCHED UP

  • Sprite depths altered to prevent incorrect over lapping.
  • Fixed vertical descent of aircraft on GAME OVER screen.
  • Player removed from crew count.
  • Remove current crew when buying new airframe. Not ideal and will be changed at a later date.
  • Fixed duplicate sprite bug when not buying upgrades.
  • Fixed title fading when moving between between different functions.

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Released Apr 29, 2013
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