Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series cover
Developers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows November 5, 1998
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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series 1998
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater 2000
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe 2002

Key points

The official online multiplayer service is no longer available.

General information

Official game site (archived)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Checks if CD is in drive, no other DRM.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\PilotLog[Note 1]
The game has no save feature

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
FOV auto adjusts for 16:9, however 2D cockpit is stretched
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
- and = keys zoom in and out.
Windowed
Press Alt+ Enter while in-game.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cockpit and camera updates at 30FPS.
Cockpit and camera updates at 30FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
255
Online play
255

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 47624
UDP 2300-2400, 47624
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes when Alt is pressed[edit]

Set up compatibility settings[citation needed]
  1. Right click on the COMBATFS.EXE file (located at <path-to-game>) and select "Properties".
  2. Go to the "Compatibility" tab and enable Compatibility Mode (set it to "Windows 95").
  3. Launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Game is 32-bit, Preview does not work on 64-bit. Manually select ms_sampler.exe with compatibility mode to fix.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, NT 4.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 6 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References