Falcon

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Falcon
Falcon cover
Developers
Spectrum HoloByte
Publishers
Sphere Inc.
Retroism
Release dates
DOS 1987
Mac OS (Classic) 1987
Windows October 23, 2015[1]
macOS (OS X) October 23, 2015[1]
Linux October 23, 2015[1]
Falcon at Wikipedia
Falcon
Falcon 1987
Falcon A.T. 1988
Falcon 3.0 1991
Falcon MC 1992
Falcon 4.0 1998
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force 2005

Key points

The manual is required to fully understand the underlying game mechanics
Addons Falcon Operation: Counterstrike and Falcon Operation: Firefight were only released on Atari ST and Amiga.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
MobyGames entry

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Newer copies of the game do not come with copy protection. Older copies require a code wheel.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled with Falcon A.T., Falcon 3.0, and Falcon 4.0.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
CGA and Tandy are sold as separate versions. Mac version was Black and White monochrome only.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

The entire game is run from the floppy disk (i.e. no modifiable files)

Save game data location[edit]

The game does not support saving

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu (CGA version).
In-game options menu (CGA version).

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2 AppleTalk, modem, or direct computer link. Cross-platform multiplayer supported.
Online play
For DOSBox use DOSBox IPX/modem emulation.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, Hercules, Tandy CGA and Tandy are sold as separate versions. EGA runs in 4-colour CGA mode.
64-bit executable
An unofficial "2.5" patch is available here.

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2.0 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 256 KB 384 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy

References