About Us

Welcome to Mudspike!

Our goal here is primarily to have fun while sharing our interests in computer simulations of all types with a wider audience. If we aren’t having fun, the site will cease to exist. If you don’t have fun, then the site will continue to exist, but we’ll just be talking to ourselves. Our previews, reviews, blogs, opinion pieces, and AARs are the sole creation of the authors that write them, and they will never be edited or altered by the site administrator except for atrocsious atrociuous obvious spelling errors. Content creation will be at the discretion of the writers – there will be no assignments or deadlines. As such, we will cover a broad spectrum of simulation, hardware, and software topics, some popular, some not so popular. We may be timely in our coverage of new releases, or we may not cover them at all. The site is fully funded by the site administrator and I’ll be honest in sharing my dream that we could someday become the “Consumer Reports” of simulation news, funded by donations from readers that feel the content is worth supporting. We hope that you find value in the content we create.

While we plan to launch with a small message board section, the forums will not be our focus and we do not intend to compete with more popular sites that feature expansive and active forums. We want to write and share – we don’t want to be wardens. More details on forum rules and expected courtesies will be posted in the forums.

Should you encounter any problems with site features, have suggestions, criticisms, comments, or feedback, our door is always open and we can be contacted at: [email protected]

We hope you enjoy the site.

Contributor Bios

Chris “BeachAV8R” Frishmuth:  HERE

Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce: HERE



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  1. Great work, I can see this becoming the go to site for flightsim action. Congratulations you have a fan already.

  2. Perhaps I’m wrong but it seems that “we will cover a broad spectrum of simulation” actually means “we will cover a broad spectrum of aviation simulation”???

    There’s lots of DCS and aviation but not much else (at least at the moment).

    Is that meant to be the case?

    1. Yes, you might be wrong. The X55 article was written squarely with space sim fans in mind. We’ve been open all of ten days I think and we’ve put up quite a bit of content. Will we cover Agriculture Simulator 2015 this year? We might! For sure I think we’ll cover things like trucking simulators, train simulators, and ship simulators – but they don’t quite have the amount of content released as often as PC flight sims. As for racing sims – we’d write about them if we were playing them, and at the moment we aren’t. It doesn’t mean we won’t, but if you are looking for a racing sim fix I’d recommend: http://simhqmotorsports.com/ Your comment was sufficiently vague that I’d be curious what type of simulations you are looking for content on?

  3. Well the home page is covered in aviation and one of the Forums is called “Hangar Flying” so it looked very aviation centric.

    1. I think it would be correct to say we tilt heavily toward aviation. But that doesn’t mean we won’t cover other simulation stuff. We are fans of naval sims, tank sims, helicopter sims, civil driving sims, etc… They might not have hit the front page this opening week, but it doesn’t mean they won’t. Regardless, I hope you come by and will eventually find something to your liking…

  4. I love the site guys! Please keep it up, as the 2016 looks promising for simulation fans. Can’t wait to see your preview of DCS Hind!

  5. Hello, mudspike. Your guide for F-15 is really great. But the old comunity in our country have problems with english language. So please let me make translated copy of your guide for our comunity. Thx

  6. Thanks for adding me to this forum. Looking forward to reading the DCS guides, chatting with @DISCOBOT, and others as I get started with SIM play.

  7. I have flown thousands of hours in T-33, OV-1, Areo-Commander, and many others.

    Please keep up the great work.

    Gary (SnowmanOne)

  8. The best tutorial outthere for sure!! so many details and info !! thanks for all you do!!

  9. Good day

    I am using the PDF of the Boeing 767-300er as a turorial for learning to fly that amazing bird.
    I have just one remark concerning the pictures :
    They are rather “dark”. As I have a printing company, I like to modify the images so they become clearer/fresher/more easy to see.
    If you give me the pictures I will modify them all.
    And yes … just for free !
    What do you think about the idea ?

    Blue skies


    1. Hello Frank,

      I am currently updating the 767 and 757 guides page by page to adjust the luminosity of the screenshots. The revised version should be uploaded during the week-end.



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