Falcon 4.0 license Before you install Falcon BMS, you need to make sure you own an official copy of Falcon 4.0 and have it installed. Falcon BMS will check for files and registry keys installed by the original Falcon during installation process and at each launch. You can find the Falcon 4.0 collection from Tommo on websites such as GOG or Steam.
As for current Falcon BMS 4.37 release, a lot of CPU or GFX code has been reworked and now you will need to have more performant hardware in order to play.
Non-VR Minimum System Requirements:
Non-VR Recommended System Requirements:
VR Recommended Settings:
Not enough data yet but will require last generation hardware…
Falcon BMS can be downloaded from Benchmark Sims Website. If you don’t have an account, please create one and activate it. you will be able to download the package then. Once you have downloaded the package, please unzip the file “Falcon BMS_4.XX_Full_Setup.zip” (XX being the current release version) it in a preferred directory.
Be advised that in the future there might be another file with it with the extension
Please just focus on the
*.exeand after a couple seconds, you should see a yellow security prompt:
Falcon BMS installer requires to have elevated privileges. Make sure your current user has such rights (e.g. coputer administrator)
C:\Falcon BMS 4.XX. Feel free to change this as required!
From there, you will be able to start the new update process if you click “yes”, otherwise you can enjoy Falcon BMS!
Falcon BMS is now offering an "online" update process where the user can directly download the updates from our online storage system (don't expect blazing speeds though).
Updater.exein the Falcon BMS installation folder:
If you decide not to update or just install the updates partially, you can go to
<Falcon BMS installation Folder>\Updates, you will see all the downloaded updates there… Just run the ones you need!
The updates check the Falcon BMS current version and will not install if not the right one (e.g. patch N can only run on current version N-1)…
In that case, the Falcon BMS updater will simply prompt that no new update is available:
Simply stay tuned on the Falcon BMS Forums to see if a new update has been announced!
In case of download issue, you might have this prompt.
Just start over the update process, the updater will download the required updates again for you!
This can happen when the online url cannot resolve… Simply relaunch the updater!
With the early version of the Updater.exe shipped with Falcon BMS, the software in unable to update itself…
Starting Updater v1.1, it will update itself… This section will become irrelevant
When you launch the updater, it might show the following message:
Simply go back to the Falcon BMS Download page and make sure you download the Falcon BMS Downloader.
Once you launch the downloader, select the following options:
Make sure you check the box “Just update the updater.exe” and select the proper BMS version
After this, you should have a warning that it updated correctly and you can restart the update process…
This is a straight forward operation, you can either use the
Uninstall.exe at your
<Falcon BMS Directory> root
Go into the windows “Add or Remove Programs” settings page:
The software will prompt you if you wish to uninstall your current Falcon BMS installation and guide you through the process.