BMS is the most complex, modern and complete version of Falcon 4 and is the only version that:
- supports multiple monitors
- has built in display extraction of cockpit displays
- provides external MFD output in all views
Differences from the last commercial version of Falcon 4, Falcon 4: Allied Force are extensive. The 72nd VFW have a Allied Force to BMS transition guide to help:
There are errors in the default install of 4.32 BMS including problems with the key files and typos in the config files (detailed in the 72nd Guide).
The latest version of BMS is version 4.33 that was released on the 31st of October 2015 as a 1.25 GB torrent file.
Version 4.32 was made publicly accessible in September 2011 as a 686 MB torrent file and was followed by seven patches.
There is extensive and well written documentation provided with the addon.
Support for BMS is available on the BenchMark Sims forums at http://www.bmsforum.org (free forum registration required).
Additional documentation including checklists and information for pitbuilders can be found at:
The BMS setup routine asks for and requires the original FALCON4 executable from the original Microprose CDROM. BMS cannot be installed using Falcon 4: Allied Force.
For Multiplayer, forward ports 2934-2937 UDP and ports 9987-9989 UDP for IVC.
Q. Where can I get the original Falcon 4 EXE?
A. It is available in the Falcon Collection on http://gog.com.
Q. How do I get legs in the cockpit?
A. See here (untested): http://www.wargamelabs.com/download.php?view.175 or the thread on the BenchMark Sims forum.
Q. How do I get a flight of RAAF F-111s?
A. Insert a flight of F-111C for south east Asia camo or for the low-vis grey camo the F-111G.
Q. There are no comms when I talk to the tower?
A. You have to manually set the comms or use a pre-programmed DTC. To manually set the comms, hit COM1 button on the ICP, enter the airport frequency without the decimal point and without trailing zeroes (eg for 295.50 input 2955) and hit ENTR. The airport frequencies are in the documentation.
Q. I can't see all the cockpit when running TripleHead2Go?
Training videos (by others)
Setup and Data Cartridge"