Flight Simulators

Here’s a question we hear a lot: how do you improve your response times when playing a competitive combat simulator game? We get it. Oftentimes, your response time is the difference-maker between winning against your opponent and being shot down over enemy territory, so it would be nice to be able to maximize those response times, for sure.

We have the answers. We are HiTech Creations, makers of the wildly-popular Aces High, leading the way in flight sim games since 2000. We have been there, done that, and we gladly share our industry knowledge with you in this article.

Okay, let’s get you up to speed, so to speak.

Combat simulator response times Tip #1

This is the most obvious tip we can possibly give you, so pay close attention: the first thing you should do is learn how to play the game, inside and out, all of its quirk and shortcuts, and then practice, practice, and practice. A certain amount of the response time dilemma has to do with human skills. The better you are at playing a game, the more you know about that game, these things matter when it comes to quick response in combat situations.

Go on the forums, watch the training videos, ask questions, read articles, and first and foremost, play that game until your fingers feel like they will fall off.

Combat simulator response times Tip #2

For our combat flight simulator, Aces High, we recommend, bare minimum, that you have a keyboard, a mouse, a joystick, and a broadband (land based). These things give you, at the very least, a fighting chance to compete. They are not the total solution to better response times, but they are a piece of the puzzle. If you do not have a joystick, and you want to be competitive, you really need to invest in one. And we all know the problems with WiFi. On the best of days, it is wonderful. On the worst of days, it is aggravating to the tenth degree.

Let’s get technical.

Our basic requirements for Aces High is that you have at least Windows 7, at least 4 GB of RAM memory, and at least 2.4 GHZ Pentium 4 processor.

Obviously, those items can be improved upon. The Nvidia processors are outstanding, and RAM memory, ideally, will be 16 GB or 32 GB. These improvements, if you can afford them will greatly speed up your computer, improving your response times greatly. In fact, there are new gaming laptops on the market which will react almost as quickly as your mind can formulate a command.

Do you have the money for these improvements? We can’t answer that question, but we do know the value of a good system when playing a flight sim game.

A final word about Aces High.

Our combat simulator is designed, and always was designed, so that beginners can play it; having said that, if you are serious about competition, we highly recommend you follow our advice in this article.

We also recommend you try our free two-week download of Aces High. We would love to have you join our community.

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