Red Baron I Files
Patches and utilities for the Dynamix flight simulation
This page is a collection of miscellaneous patches, utilities and missions for the
original version of the Dynamix flight simulation game Red Baron (not the newer releases Red Baron II or Red Baron 3D.) Red Baron simulates air combat in
the First World War. Although the simulation was released over five years
ago, it is still highly regarded for it's groundbreaking features including detailed flight characteristics and a
mission builder utility which allowed armchair aces to recreate nearly any
historical mission or create their own fictional scenarios.
My involvement with Red Baron began when I became a member of the
Compuserve Flight Sim Forum. I was inspired by the other creative flight-sim hackers there (especially those who were modifying
Lucasfilm's Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe) and I decided to dissect the Red Baron aircraft data files. As a result, I have created
several patches that modify the program to correct errors and increase
All of my patches are available here as well as the best of the others
created by my fellow Red Baron hackers. To download the following files,
just click on the file name.
If you don't know where to start, try Bob Church's XBARON and my
RBHEX4 package. Read the article in which Computer Gaming World reviewed both and said they gave the
old Baron the feeling of a factory fresh sim!
Where to find Red Baron?
All letters and comments are appreciated, but please DON'T send e-mail asking me to send you a copy of the original Red
Baron! The game is still being sold by Sierra On-Line. You can get the 16 color version from their site
for FREE but unfortunately it will not work with most of the patches and upgrades here! Buy their full version with
the Mission Builder upgrade, it's the best flight sim deal on the market!
The Maverick's Red Baron Files
RBHEX4.ZIP---Red Baron Hex Editor Version 4
A comprehensive aircraft data editing program for Red Baron plus special patches to increase reaslism and hisorical accuracy.
RBC13.ZIP---Red Baron Aircraft Color Editor from RBHEX4
Customize the colors of all fighter aircraft in Red Baron.
RBREAL10.ZIP---Red Baron Realism Patch from RBHEX4
Modifies aircraft data and on-screen prompts to enhance realism.
RBDATA10.ZIP---Red Baron Pilot and Ace Data Editor from RBHEX4
Change saved pilot information and alter ace campaign data.
RBT15.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 15 by The Maverick and Scott Mobley
A Red Baron tournament using a special version of the realism patch.
Other Essential Red Baron Files
An essential utility for running Red Baron with fast CPU's (486/33 plus.) It also allows you to
calibrate and customize your joystick and rudder pedals. Don't leave the hangar without it!
MBPTCH.ZIP---Mission Builder Patch by 'Samurai' and 'Jaybird'
Adds the Mission Builder aircraft and aces to the campaign. Patch
designed by veteran Red Baron hackers Bill 'Samurai' Ciciora and James 'Jaybird' Johnson.
Make sure to get MPCHF2.ZIP to correct an error in MBPTCH which causes a
German pilot to be assigned to a British squadron for a month.
ACEFIX.ZIP---Ace Rank Patch by Bill Ciciora
Corrects historical errors in the rank of various aces in the campaign game.
RBPERS.ZIP---Ace's Personal Aircraft Patch by Graeme von Cree
RICHTH.ZIP---Ace's Personal Aircraft Patch by Graeme von Cree
Two patches to correct historical errors in the personal aircraft used by aces in the campaign game.
Other Red Baron Files
Other interesting files: tutorials, hex editing data, films, etc.
BRISMB.ZIP---Bristol F.2B Campaign Patch by 'Samurai' and 'Jaybird'
Adds the Bristol F.2B to the the campaign game. Not strictly a historical
patch. By Bill Ciciora and James Johnson.
MBLIST.ZIP---Pilot Data Printout Utility by James 'Jaybird' Johnson
This interesting utility displays previously hidden statstics for your campaign pilots.
RB-SCORE.ZIP---Red Baron Scoring by James 'Jaybird' Johnson
A surprising text file describing how Red Baron scores your missions.
Red Baron Tournament Files
A collection of the various Red Baron Tournaments held on Compuserve(tm). Generally,
all contestants fly the same set of missions and try to achieve the highest overall score.
The first two files are the VCR tapes submitted in the first film editing
contests in Tournaments 13 and 14.
HOLLY1.ZIP---First Hooray for Hollywood Film Editing Contest
HOLLY2.ZIP---Second Hooray for Hollywood Contest
RBTNY1.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 1, February 1991
RBTNY3.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 3, September 1991
RBTNY5.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 5, January 1992
RBTNY6.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 6, April 1992
RBTNY7.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 7, May 1992
RBTNY8.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 8, December 1992
RBTNY9.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 9, May 1993
RBTN10.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 10, November 1993
RBTN11.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 11, March 1994
RBTN12.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 12, July 1994
RBT13.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 13, June 1995
RBT14.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 14, December 1995
RBTN16.ZIP---Red Baron Tournament 16, December 1996
Red Baron Mission Files
Because of space limitations, missions may be found at Steve Bergeron's web site! (Link dead - update?) Stop by to check out some of the best and most devious custom missions available. Thanks to Steve for getting these online!
CUSNDX.ZIP---Index of Custom Missions by Graeme von Cree
A listing of user designed custom Red Baron missions updated through April 1995.
I am happy to answer most questions about these patches.
However, I do not have time to answer every question about Red Baron documentation or installation NOT related to the patches and such questions will be ignored. Please contact Sierra with those questions.
Here's what happened to the last user who sent me
questions that should have gone to
Sierra technical support...
ACES have visited since March 19, 1997.
These patches and modifications are not the product of Dynamix nor are they
supported or endorsed by them. These patches have gone through rigorous testing
but the authors assume no responsibility for any damage caused by their use.
Please read all instructions and back up necessary files before running any
of these patches!
Copyright (C) 1997-2004 by J.S. III