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Rise of Flight FAQ

This FAQ is created with the purpose of conveying common questions and concerns about Rise of Flight. If you find information missing or find something inaccurate, please feel free to send me an email. Thanks!

Updated June 26, 2009

Other FAQ resources for Rise of Flight

General FAQ (official)

Multiplayer FAQ (official)

Official FAQ forum

What aircraft are included in the game?

Flyable: Spad XIII, Fokker D.VII, Nieuport 17 (Russian collector's edition)

AI: Breguet 14, DFW.C, Nieuport 17, Nieuport 28, Albatros D.V.


How will add-on aircraft be sold?

Through neoqb's website on or before July 7th.


Can I play without a joystick?

Yes. Although use of a joystick is highly recommended.

Do I have to be online to play?

Yes, an online connection is required to play both singleplayer and multiplayer. During singleplayer, a connection to the server is made only at the start and end of a mission.

Can my computer handle Rise of Flight?

Compare your system with these specs:

Recommended system specs: (with Windows Vista): Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, 3GB ram, 6GB hard disk space, GF9800 or Radeon 4850 series 512MB

Minimum system specs (from CompuExpert's sell sheet): Internet connection required. Windows XP (SP2 or Higher), Vista (SP1) - Intel Dual Core 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 6GB Space, DirectX 9.0c, 512 MB GeForce 8800GTS/Radeon HD3500, 1280x960 resolution, Sound Card, 256/kps Internet Connection (required)

Can I run Rise of Flight with Windows 7?

Only Windows XP and Windows Vista are officially supported, however some have found it possible to install on Windows 7 in XP compatibility mode, running at very low framerates.

How big is the game map?

125,000 square kilometers of the Western Front.

Are there multiple paint schemes to choose from?

Yes, there are many historical paint schemes available for each plane.

Is it possible to make custom paint schemes?

Yes. However, it's unclear how to do this at this time.

Is it possible to create new plane models and other mods?

Yes, neoqb has stated this will be possible, however they have said they will only include quality mods into the official game updates. It's unclear at this time how exactly the game can be modded.

What ports does Rise of Flight use?

443/TCP (HTTPS) or 80/TCP (HTTP) for communication with the master server, 28000-28001/UDP for multiplayer

Is IPv6 supported?

No, not at the moment. Only IPv4 is supported. You may encounter problems with IPv6 to IPv4 bridging.

Is there a Single Player campaign?

"Yes there is a SP Campaign. Several in fact. I guess the best way to describe it is scripted to a point, with random/un-scripted elements and triggers built into each mission. You fly the missions and try to accomplish the objectives and you can advance in rank and win awards and commendations.

Other flights appear and proceed with their missions of course and you act accordingly."


How do I change the display resolution?

Unfortunately at this time the default display resolution of 1280x1024 can only be selected within the GUI. To change the resolution, you must manually edit the configuration file located at C:\Program Files\Rise of Flight\data\startup.cfg. The settings to change are full_height and full_width (for fullscreen mode) and win_height and win_width (for windowed mode).

How do I view FPS (frame per second)?

The easiest way is probably to use a program such as Fraps. However, you can also enable the in-game debug menu in your data\startup.cfg file.