Well that’s what Mudspike is for! Talk sims, share stories and help each other out. I remember Falcon 4 fondly - warts, crashes and all! The main reason that I don’t fly it at the moment is, well, I’m lazy. There was a lot of config that you had to do for your controllers but I am relatively certain that is no longer the case. So it’s me being lazy
I really appreciate what Falcon 4 offered. The dynamic campaign was simply spectacular. I know I have said this a hundred times on a number of forums but I have strong memories of flying a bombing sortie and being diverted to help the CAP out. I remember thinking to the AWACS: “You want me to do what now? I’m not ready for that!”. The Viper systems were also top notch! I was amazed at the depth of the systems offered and didn’t care about their accuracy, only that someone had taken the time to give me something so deep! I missed out on Falcon 3, so my earlier sims were much lower fidelity.
DCS is where I spend my time now, with amazing deep systems modeling and excellent flight modeling (from this armchair pilots static-seat feel). I love the variety of things that I can fly and do. I love being able to script my missions relatively easy - but then I put some time into making a .lua script that could help me achieve some level of dynamic feel for my training.
I feel that Mudspike is a beautiful jewel for the hobby. We can talk about and share the things we love and, hopefully, stay away from the rants and vitriol and respect each others position. There are other sites focused on the specific sims, so I am sure that anyone looking for Falcon 4 help will be able to find those resources. Feel free to start a thread to share them!
I wish that we had more people who were engaged and vocal about flying Falcon 4. I would be there myself but, well, there is a lot of choice to be had and only a few hours a day to do it all in!