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Tower! 2011 Single Player Edition

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Tower! 2011 Single Player Edition
Media Format
Immediate Download
Compatibility
Windows, Stand-Alone
File size
150 MB

Tower! 2011 is part of the Air Traffic Controller Suite.

Air Traffic Controller Suite includes Tower! 2011 and will include Tracon! 2011 and ATCC! 2011. Each module will be playable independently, or in multiplayer mode using an Internet connection.* 

Tower 2011 has been developed from scratch. feelThere has received feedback over the past few years concerning air traffic control games and these suggestions have been implemented into this new simulation. The initial release includes three airports to challenge controllers of all skill levels. The smaller airport has been specifically selected to allow new controllers to learn the software and air traffic control procedures. After gaining experience the two major airports multiple runways and high traffic volumes will challenge experienced controllers. 

Your assignment is to guide aircraft of various sizes and capabilities to and from the active runway for landing and takeoff. As TOWER you must assure that it safe for a plane to enter or cross a runway, assign taxiway routes, when to stop and start movement, and clear aircraft for take off. Tower 2011 by feelThere provides you with flight strips, ground and air radar screens and top down view photorealistic background for the airport. Tower 2011 is no arcade game. With a complex command structure, advanced AI and Speech Recognition technology Tower 2011 will allow you to experience of the thrill of being a real air traffic controller. **  
 

  • 3 photorealistic airports
  • Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) pilots follow complex tower commands when to taxi around airport and fly approach and departure procedures
  • Single and multiplayer eiditions
  • Full voice control possible using Microsoft's speech SDK voice recognition technology **
  • Photorealistic 2d graphics with dynamic lighting, shadows and ground traffic
  • Complex simulation allow you to experience the real life duties of a tower controller
  • Create new airports, schedules and airplanes using the same editors used by the development team
  • Aircraft will follow inflight heading and turn command
  • Runway racetrack pattern commands are simulated
  • Runway assignments for arriving and departing aircraft may be changed
  • After takeoff headings can be assigned to aircraft prior to departure
  • Runway intersection takeoffs are simulated
  • Many of the newly issued FAA commands are simulated (such as line up and wait, taxi to ramp/apron)
  • Taxiway routing to and from parking and terminal areas can be assigned and changed
  • Hold short commands may be issued for taxiways and runways
  • Dynamic lighting and shadows provide a stimulating visual environment. Sun cycle calculated from real world data
  • Ground traffic (cars on freeways and major highways and streets)
  • Stereo sound.

Minimum computer specification:
1.2 GHz Processor
1GB memory for Windows XP and 1.5GB memory for Windows Vista and Windows 7
256MB video card memory
700MB hard disk space
Sound card
Mouse
Windows Speech Recognition language setting must be set to English US If you own a non-English (non-Ultimate) version of Vista/Win 7, you can download a program called Vistalizator to change your OS to English. Click here to to visit the Vistalizator website. *** 

Recommended hardware:
3.0 GHz processor
3GB memory for Windows XP and 4GB memory for Vista and Windows 7
512MB video card memory
Two button mouse with a middle button scroll wheel
Two or three monitors. Matrox TripleHead2 is fully supported
Windows Speech Recognition language setting must be set to English US If you own a non-English (non-Ultimate) version of Vista/Win 7, you can download a program called Vistalizator to change your OS to English.

Review

Tower 2011 with only its top-down view of the airports looks like it is a simple game but when you start using the complex airports at the busiest times you soon realise that, it is quite complicated and powerful. Personally, I didn’t like the fact that you could not assign sound preferences within Tower 2011, nor the fact that its 4 subsidiary screens hogged the real estate on my monitor (easily solved with a second monitor) and that it would only allow you to use US English on your keyboard/speech recognition, but there probably practical programming reasons for this.  I thought that the graphics and sounds could have been better and a top-down view is quite restrictive, so it would have been nice to have an ‘out of window tower view’ to get a perspective of where planes/vehicles/objects are, perhaps that will come in future modules. Once I got into the swing of things, I could see if you were that way inclined, then Tower 200 could become extremely addictive and take over your life. It is more of a strategy simulation than anything else, and if you don’t make the moves at the correct time and sequence something horrible is sure to happen.  I enjoyed the game play but to me the best flight simulation experience rests with FS9 and/or FSX. Having said that the pricing structure is reasonable for what you get, and many people will get pleasure from playing Tower 2011. - SimFlight

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