Vector Thrust

Vector Thrust is a fast-paced cel shading action-arcade flight simulator.
With an extensive variety of game modes like the unpredictable and vicious Quick Action, a customisable Skirmish Mode, and multiple immersive story-based campaigns, Vector Thrust aims to please both players wanting to get straight into the sky or those who love a flexible, diverse and customisable game experience.

Vector Thrust gives the player full power over the game to alter any aspect of the game they choose, ranging from simple tweaks to full-blown modifications. Adding user-made skins, changing unit performance and parameters or even complete battle scenarios is easy and open to anyone. With fully fleshed out Map, Mission and Campaign editors, Vector Thrust boasts unlimited expandability and adaptability.

With advanced tactical AI that actively analyses and responds to a dynamic battlefield, as well as over 200 fully playable aircraft and even more naval and ground units that all work to complete their objectives in different ways, Vector Thrust offers missions that are never played the same way twice.

With regular updates containing new game-modes, aircraft, and other important features brought to you by a friendly, active and involved team from around the world, Vector Thrust offers an all-new aerial combat experience in a unique artstyle that will be sure to please both arcade flight sim veterans and new pilots.


  • Engage at your discretion with a variety of game modes
  • Take part in an scarred and battle-weary world with a series of campaigns
  • Unlock over 200 aircraft through an simple, yet competitive challenge mode
  • Pit yourself against advanced tactical AI that responds to the world around it
  • Clash against titanic aerial fortresses and superweapons
  • Duel with a myriad of Ace squadrons, each with their own unique combat strategies
  • Modify your game with easy, simple modding tools and share your creations with others

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7
CPU with 1Ghz
GPU: 128 MB DirectX®–compliant, Shader 2.0–enabled video card
Ram 1GB
Hard-disk space 3GB
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c

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Report 061: Rafale

News 12 comments

A new update has been released and the first Rafale has been made available.

In this case it was the Rafale B01, the preproduction model of the B variant. The selection of this variant was purely coincidence, during development I honestly didn't have a clear picture of the full evolution of this family.

But since then I've been looking for more information of this family, first, to complete the implementation of this model in game and later to have a complete idea of the whole family.

After gathering all the information I could this is the evolution I believe is the most accurate:

(I recommend you to see it in full screen)

Something to take note, is that this family dost not have much visual variety after production, much like the Mirage F1 all aircraft are very similar. But I can guarantee that all have a unique model.

So the point of this report, is to begin a discussion about this family, I want to know if this representation is fine, and if it is not I would like to hear your reasoning.

To conclude, I'll now post, some references I gathered of the lesser known variants to give a better perspective of the variations in shape:





ACX Early:

ACX Late:

Rafale FU(But represented as a sigle seater)

Super Rafale:

Rafale D (Or aleast it seems like it)

Report 060: J-31 Gyrfalcon

Report 060: J-31 Gyrfalcon

News 14 comments

A new update to show the progress after adding weapons bay in the J-31 aircraft

Report 059: Reestablishing communications

Report 059: Reestablishing communications

News 11 comments

After a long delay, a new report is here, this time to talk about improvements in the environment.

Report 058: Heating up the engines

Report 058: Heating up the engines

News 8 comments

It is almost time, Vector Thrust will most likely release in the next 24 hours

Report 057: Preparations for release

Report 057: Preparations for release

News 15 comments

The release has been set, get ready it will be the end of June.

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Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.60

Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.60

Vector Thrust: Challenges Fixed Patch

contains: F-15 Family, F-14 remaining challenge, previous patch.

Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.5

Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.5

Vector Thrust: Challenges Fixed Patch

contains previus patch. added: SU-25 family challenges, Su-27 Challenges, A-10 Challenges. Fixed: F-4D challenge

Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.45

Vector Thrust challenges fixed alpha V0.45

Vector Thrust: Challenges Fixed Patch

Fix challenges, add new ones and rebalance prices (also modified Su-37: replace is main weapon due to a bug that have the original one)

Toy Plane Mutator

Toy Plane Mutator

Script 3 comments

A much super-deformed, smaller version of the Eggplane mutator. Place the .mut file in the Mutators folder and enable Toy Plane mode mutator in the skirmish...



Graphics Tool 3 comments

A particle editor and viewer that allows to quickly make new effects

Squadron Viewer

Squadron Viewer

Graphics Tool 4 comments

A crude App that I use to view the squadrons in game. Drop in the game’s folder, next to VectorThrust.exe Press Y to show a squadron. Press T to close...

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roman9441 - - 1,183 comments

So they never finish the campaign feel bad support them :D haha

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Mobius1221 - - 6 comments

Does anyone has old file of F-22 & F-35 were the main weapon is on the wings?

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NekoChan123 - - 383 comments

Sad no one care about it anymore i wish modder bring a lot stuff from ace combat like arkbird and excalibur

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Guest - - 693,366 comments

was a good run while it lasted, wish we could have gotten a post mortem

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ShadowAce - - 18 comments

Ok so if anyone is having that glitch where the first mission is unbeatable and you always get a mission failed, you need to go into the Campaigns/HollowThunder/Missions/HT_M1 file and look for HT_M1.msn and open it with notepad or a text editor and look for "5_Trigger_Distance = 5000.000000" and change it to "5_Trigger_Distance = 50000.000000" and also look for "7_Trigger_Distance = 5000.000000" and change it to "7_Trigger_Distance = 50000.000000" . Then save the file and see if it works, it worked for me, and I hope it works for others.

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willychong8921 - - 1,554 comments

thanks, I will you whether it work or not

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Guest - - 693,366 comments

So, goodbye to Vector Thrust?

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jet02 - - 353 comments

If you really don't wanna work on this will you at least let someone else do it?

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