A flight simulator that I’m developing with mikew and DrKevDog from the Community.

It aims to be a clone of F‑22 Total Air War (), but it is also compatible with its predecessors F‑22: Air Dominance Fighter (), EF2000 (), and TFX ().

in-game snapshot



One day I’ll write a setup for this …

Total Air War’s Gameplay

HUD snapshot
We ported TAW’s aerodynamics & flight controls to TFXplorer and improved them: HUD overhaul: Sound effects & Bitchin’ Betty: Animated MFDs: Realistic landing gear:

Improved Graphics

F-22 on an airfield Graphics is built natively on Direct3D 9 and features a vastly improved experience over the original games. The simulation can be run either in full-screen or in windowed mode.
Alt+ toggle full-screen/windowed mode

EF2000 compatibility

F-22 landing on an airfield in EF2000
All TAW gameplay features are also available in EF2000 mode, just with EF2000’s graphics.

Hidden Levels

F-22 over TFX’s hidden Libya map
Modification of the game.cfg file allows to choose levels. A variety of levels from TAW, EF2000, and TFX is supported, much of which were never accessed before.
SEAWORLD= (TAW mode only)
0 lauch the Red Sea level
1 launch the hidden Seaworld level
LEVEL= (EF2000 mode only)
Angola.lev launch the hidden Angola level
Craig.lev launch a hidden Norway-ish level
Hasbro.lev launch a hidden Norway-ish level
Iceland.lev launch the hidden Iceland level
Korea.lev launch the hidden Korea level
Libya.lev launch the hidden Libya level
Martin.lev launch a hidden Norway-ish level
Norway.4ev launch the Norway level
Wales.lev launch the hidden Wales level


SmartView snapshot
Enable SmartView via F12. It allows to inspect every unit in the current level.
F12 switch to next unit
(only if playable) take control

Explorer Mode

EF2000 level in explorer mode
In explorer mode, you can inspect the terrain freely without gameplay or physics restrictions. It is accessed via Shift+Q; X.
left mouse button move forward
Shift+S cycle the time of day
N+S toggle night vision (only at night)
F1 toggle wireframe rendering
F2 take a screenshot and save it as a bitmap with a reconnaissance-like look
F3 switch from Glide to Direct3D and vice versa (only important for developers)
F4 toggle target names
F5 back to in-game mode
repeat S or X increase or decrease range of sight
Num 6, Num 2, Num 4, or Num 8 glide north, south, west, or east
Num 5 or Ctrl+Num 5 glide up or down


TFXplorer is compatible with these standard settings in the Game.cfg file:

0 F-22 prototype paint scheme
1 F-22 paint scheme
2 Saudi F-22 paint scheme
3 green F-22 camo
0 force keyboard controls even if a joystick is attached
1 use joystick if attached; use keyboard otherwise
0 smooth camera movements (recommended)
1 direct camera movements
0 do not update MFDs in real-time (currently disables MFDs entirely)
1 display MFDs and update in real-time
0 cannon ammo is limited
1 cannon ammo is unlimited