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Airplane War 0.2

, 24 Jun 2003
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Airplane War is a basic flight simulator designed in C# and directx 9

Sample screenshot


Airplane War is a basic flight simulator designed in C# and directx 9 which was one of the first games ever released after DirectX9. Its main purpose was to allow new developers to learn how to code in C# and managed DirectX but it can become a serious flight simulator for gamers.

Version 0.2 includes new enhancements from the first release:

  • Improved game physics.
  • Improved DirectInput, now it supports keyboard, joystick, keypad and mouse.
  • Added DirectPlay to allow playing on network.
  • Recoded to make it clearer.
  • Airplane now follows the landscape.

If you want to help in future releases, specially graphics and 3d designers but also developers are needed. You are more than welcome to join. Just go to: and drop me a message.

Things still to do

  • Add sound (anyone willing to look for sound libraries and some cool effects?)
  • Add friction when landing.
  • Add collision detection between airplanes.
  • Add network shooting.

As I said, anyone is more than welcome to help finish the game.

Airplane Controls:


0 to turn off engine.
1 to 9 to turn on and full speed engine.
space bar to shoot.
Arrow keys to move around.


Just play around with it, standard controls.


Version 0.1 (December 21st, 2002):

  • First version released and first game released using directx 9 managed code.
  • Written in less than 24 long hours.


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Comments and Discussions

Questionairplanewar02 PinmemberMatthew Slager10-Sep-14 9:36 
Generaland out of this came this PinmemberJoaquin Grech (Creative1)12-May-11 3:54 
QuestionRe: and out of this came this PinmemberMember 21787456-Jun-12 3:52 
Questionwinrar Pinmembercoregod7-Nov-07 6:02 
GeneralGreat intro... but lacking Pinmemberbruceme10112-Jul-07 13:09 
GeneralRe: Great intro... but lacking PinmemberJoaquin Grech (Creative1)12-Jul-07 13:20 
GeneralRe: Great intro... but lacking Pinmemberbruceme10112-Jul-07 13:32 
GeneralUpdate Pinmemberbruceme10118-Jul-07 12:11 
Generalcompilation errors PinmemberMd Saleem Navalur15-Jun-07 9:25 
Generalcompilation errors PinmemberGeorgi Petrov27-Jun-06 3:36 
Generalconverting Ansi C to C# PinmemberLuu Khoa16-Oct-03 17:23 
GeneralRe: converting Ansi C to C# PinmemberChristian Graus16-Oct-03 18:59 
Generalthere is a exception in the program. Pinmemberfirnwolf23-Sep-03 6:32 
GeneralRe: there is a exception in the program. PinmemberCreative123-Sep-03 6:41 
GeneralRe: there is a exception in the program. PinmemberKevin Yan8-Jan-04 3:04 
GeneralRe: there is a exception in the program. PinmemberJoaquin Grech (Creative1)8-Jan-04 13:31 
GeneralRe: there is a exception in the program. Pinmembervladeemir6-May-04 7:31 
GeneralRe: there is a exception in the program. PinsussAnonymous8-May-04 5:30 
GeneralDirectX9 Pinmemberbobsheep2-Jul-03 2:40 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 PinmemberCreative12-Jul-03 3:27 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 Pinmemberbobsheep2-Jul-03 3:57 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 Pinmemberwcater2-Jul-03 4:14 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 PinmemberCreative12-Jul-03 4:18 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 Pinmemberbobsheep2-Jul-03 4:28 
GeneralRe: DirectX9 Pinmemberbobsheep2-Jul-03 4:54 

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