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Archiving F/A-18 Hornet version installers

LaPorta

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Hey everyone,

I am currently in the process of gathering and archiving all of the different versions of F/A-18 Hornet installers and disks. Currently, I am looking for the real obscure stuff. For instance, I remember there being an update to classic Hornet 1.1.2 to version 1.1.3b that I downloaded from AOL as a kid. Regrettably, most of these sorts of things seem to have gone missing and are long since forgotten. I had a Hornet Korea updater to a beta OpenGL and 3dfx version for 3D textures that I had saved. None of this sort of stuff is on the Garden, and it is difficult to locate elsewhere. So, if anyone has any of this sort of thing floating around in your hoard of digital archives, I would much appreciate knowing about it and acquiring it. Thanks.

 

maceffects

Well-known member
That is a classic game that I really enjoyed playing when I was younger!  Sadly, I'm not much help in finding obscure software but I wish you the best in your searches as I think its a noble effort!

 

LaPorta

Well-known member
By the way, if anyone has the Hornet 1.x Demo, that would be helpful as well. There was a hack back in the day that you would use ResEdit to start the training mission with all sorts of weapons. I recall doing something crazy, like putting in every weapon combination possible in double, and somehow making it impossible to crash the plane when flown right into the ground! You'd bounce like a basketball with no damage.

 

mossy_11

Member
The Hornet 1.1.1 demo is included on the Inside Mac Games Volume 1 CD, available here: https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/inside-mac-games-1994

I remember there being other demo versions and updates for the series included on some subsequent IMG CDs, but I haven't checked which versions or which CDs. I suspect that most if not all Hornet installers will be scattered across various magazine coverdiscs and other CD-ROM software collections, though actually finding them will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

 

LaPorta

Well-known member
Thank you, that is a huge help! I will be downloading and archiving that separately.

By the way, someone pointed me to the 1.1.3b update on the Garden, also helpful.

 
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Phipli

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I have Korea + OpenGL/Glide and Hornet 3 on a disk... had it since I was a kid. Is that really not on the garden?!
 
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