Tuesday, July 13, 2010

(Partial) F-35 user manual download link (and complimentary screenshots...)

EDIT JULY 26th 2010
Just a quick update on the project - hopefully the last one before release.
The F-35 is done. It is far from being perfect - and I am sure that many enthusiasts will find several inaccuracies or defects. But I am pretty happy with it.
I am in the process of completing the user manual and then it will be released. I still do not have a release date as my paying job is absorbing much of my time - and, honestly, being so lucky to live where I live, I prefer spending my spare time at the beach rather than in front of another computer screen... let alone the fact that here in Genoa there is an unbearable heat wave in these days.

Anyway, here is a download link to the "main" part of the F-35 manual - so that you can better understand the features and the limitations of this project:


The only things that are missing are the installation/hardware requirements/credits and legal stuff. Speaking of credits, I'd like to thank once again Roberto Leonardo, for the enhancements to the flight model, and Jivko Rusev and Scott Prinz, for the custom HUD.
I'd like to remind you that while the F-35 will be payware, it will be a low cost product (final price yet TBD). Jivko, Scott and Roberto gave me their contributions for free - and this means you will get a better product at no extra cost.
Most important, as I hope you are aware of, is that my plan is to use the F-35 to raise funds to enhance both the F-14 and the T-45, which will be freeware.
So, please be patient... it is almost ready. In the meantime, here are some pictures.

USAF F-35 with full JDAMs load

USAF F-35 nearby Nellis AFB

The initial F-35 prototype AA-1 over Edwards AFB


Chris said...

The F-35 looks like it could be real in the screen shots and in the manual it looks like it has a lot of features. The specular and bump mapping is amazing! Have you made any decisions on the pricing yet?

Vigilius said...

Gran bel lavoro Dino; quasi quasi mi spiace dover partire per le ferie...

Maury said...

Dino se penso che a pochi KM da casa mia c'è un Artista così grande....ne vado Orgoglioso...viva i genovesi.....Maury

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@ Virgilus and Maurizio

Grazie per il vostro supporto e apprezzamento. Seguo spesso i vostri interessanti blog - la mia presenza online la riconoscete dall'IP britannico della multinazionale per cui lavoro...

Per inciso, complimenti a Virgilus per il completamento del giro del mondo.

E per Maurizio...grazie, ma "Artista" mi sembra eccessivo. Viva i genovesi e viva Genova (anche se in questi giorni c'è un'afa!!!!)

@ Chris
I still have to deal with the distibutors - but it will not exceed 15 Euros in any case.

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@ All

I just realized that the manual has several typos and minor mistakes... but I am confident it is still good enough for its purpose.

Anonymous said...

Dino Cattaneo,

Considering that this is your First Payware and you've struggled hard all these years to give us (users) many FS versions of the F-14 and, now, FSX versions of it along with the T-45, I want to encourage you and continue my support of your efforts in whatever way I can do, constructively.

I'm downloading the manual now and, hopefully, by the time its ready for sale, my RMA'ed motherboards will be back and in good working order for me to enjoy all of you'll hard work. Thanks again Gents!

BTW: I don't mind if you need to disagree with all my requested suggestions; its common practise with many FS developers that cannot reach the hardcode "professional corporate-level" development requirements for various reasons. My goal, however, is to encourage you to reach whatever potential you are able to achieve; In your case, a very high one, in my book. ;)

Grazie! :)

Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

Thank you very much.
James F. Chams

Anonymous said...

Bonjour ScimmiaSpaziale merci pour votre travail je suis prés a prendre le f-35 mes je voulais savoir sera t'il en mode auto instal ( EXE ) encore merci amicalement mafiou

Ken said...

Hi Dino,
I just wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work on the F-35A. I know I'll enjoy it when you release it and I completely understand your caveats regarding the modeling and the systems, which is to be expected.
Take care,

André Ranulfo said...

The link for the manual is broken. Could you please upload it again?

Thanks you very kind and congratulations!

Unknown said...

Hey Dino,

I second Mr. Ranulfo's request for the manual for the F-35.

Having paid for the F-35 a manual would be nice to have. Any chance that a new link could be created that would provide users access to a manual?