SAMSIM v0.930.2 - Documentation v210109
(Free) SAM (Surface to Air Missile System) Simulator
"Realistic to the switch"
"Free simulator from Hungary"
Includes accurate representations of history's most famous SAM kills...
...U-2C Spy plane over Sverdlovsk and Cuba ...
...B-52D/G Heavy bombers over Hanoi ...
... F-4E Phantoms over the Sinai ...
...F-16 and the F-117A Stealth bomber over Belgrade.
Systems included in the program:
SA-75M Dvina (SA-2F Guideline), S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline), S-125M1 Neva (SA-3B Goa)
2K11-M1 KRUG-M1 (SA-4B Ganef), S-200VE Vega-E (SA-5B Gammon), 9K33M2 OSA-AK (SA-8B Gecko)
...SAM Simulator (v0.930.2)
Introduces the missile crisis over Cuba, and advanced jamming in Ashuluk
... available in 10 languages:
SA-75M Dvina (SA-2F Guideline) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, French, Persian, Chinese
S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, Japanese, Chinese, French, Persian
S-75M3 Volkhov (SA-2E Guideline) Manual Supplement by Vintorez is available in English, French, Japanese
S-125M Neva (SA-3B Goa) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, Japanese, French, Persian, Serbian, Finnish, Chinese
2K11-M1 KRUG-M1 (SA-4B Ganef) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, French, Chinese
S-200VE Vega-E (SA-5B Gammon) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese, French, Chinese
9K33M2 OSA-AK (SA-8B Gecko) documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Japanese, Russian, Persian, Chinese
ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka documentation is available in English, Hungarian, Japanese, Persian, French, Chinese
Operation El-Dorado Canyon situation description available in English, Japanese
Operation Linebacker-II situation description available in English, Japanese
Soviet SAM evolution xls available in English
Histoy of the Electro-Optical Guided Missiles available in English
With the release of SAM Simulator v0.930.2, I concluded my activities in this area.
Now, all of my spare time goes into another project, that on the long run might result another "Realistic to the Switch" simulator.
Thanks for playing SAMSIM!
A book about - Soviet Nuclear Weapons in Hungary 1961-1991
Detailed historical account of Soviet Nuclear Weapons stored in Hungary, from the author of SAMSIM, and his friends.
Inter-Governmental agreements, detailed technical description of nuclear delivery systems, nuclear weapon types (warheads, bombs, ammunitions), inventory numbers, storages, logistics, unit histories and organization, exercises, and accidents.
(2021.01.09) New Documentation Set Released
Chinese translation of the Dvina, Neva, KRUG, OSA, Shilka manual, done by DDG167, and Wanq5
(2020.11.27) In case if you receive "Runtime error 52 or 339" during installation, you can try to install the VB6 extended runtime to fix it.
(2020.05.08) New Documentation Set Released
Chinese translation of the Vega manual, done by Sol III
v.930.2 (2017.08.01) Small changes.
If you receive "Run-Time Error 52 Bad file name" during installation, you can try to use this package.
v.930.1 (2017.04.01) Quick fix.
v.930 (2017.02.26) Adding the Cuba missile crisis situation, plus more advanced jamming types in Ashuluk.
v.929b (2014.11.21) Quick fix.
Correction for nighttime situation shooting with OSA, causing system crash.
Just overwrite sam.exe with the fixed one.
(2016.10.20) Histoy of the Electro-Optical Guided Missiles Released
(2015.08.03) New Documentation Set Released
Soviet SAM evolution xls included.
2015.07.03, Electronically Scanned Radar Array Simulator released
(2014.12.15) New Documentation Set Released
Japanese update of several documents, done by std_sk.
v.929 (2014.11.21) Current version.
Introducing the Karat camera for Volhov and Neva
New historical SR71 missions against Vladivostok, and the Baltic
Option to select night mission, against low memory problems
Volhov Karat sneak peek. (S)
OSA, and Shilka in Egypt
(2014.09.02) New Documentation Set Released
Finnish translation of the Neva manual, done by Kukkakaali.
v.928.2 (2014.05.23) Current version.
Fixing jamming target lockon, and other smaller problems with OSA.
(2014.05.06) New Documentation Set Released
Persian translation of the OSA manual, done by Faroukh.
(2014.05.05) New Documentation Set Released
Russian translation of the OSA manual, done by amidkor.
Fixing Benghazi missile load, and other cosmetic issues.
9K33M2 OSA-AK (SA-8B Gecko) released.
You need 4Gb of RAM to play with the OSA system. With a 32bit OS, follow these recommendations...
(2014.04.21) New Documentation Set Released
Japanese translation of the Volhov manual supplement, the Linebacker-II and El-Dorado Canyon situation description, done by std_sk.
(2013.11.28) New Documentation Set Released
Serbian translation of the Neva manual supplement, done by Vympel.
(2013.10.10) New Documentation Set Released
French translation of the Volhov manual supplement, done by Xavier.
Bugfixes, and a teaser for the upcoming 9K33M2 OSA-AK (SA-8B Gecko) system.
The next SAM system, to be added into the SAM Simulator "Realistic to the Switch" will be the 9K33M2 Osa-AK (SA-8B Gecko).
(2013.02.09) New Documentation Set Released
French translation of the Shilka manual, done by Xavier.
(2013.01.24) New Documentation Set Released
Japanese translation of the Shilka manual, done by std_sk.
SAMSIM v926 introduced the ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka system.
(2012.09.14) New Documentation Set Released
Persian translation of the S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E) and S-125M1 Neva (SA-3B) manual, done by Milang.
Two more Operation Allied Force Scenarios, with the possibility to face US best of the breed planes (B-2A, F-15C, F-16CJ, F-16CG, RQ-1)...
(2012.07.08) New Documentation Set Released
Persian translation of the SA-75M Dvina (SA-2F ) manual, done by Milang.
(2012.07.07) New Documentation Set Released
French translation of the manuals, done by Xavier.
More Historical Scenarios - Linebacker-II, Operation Prairie Fire, Operation El-Dorado Canyon
Added the possibility to launch the V-760 15D (Guideline Mod.4) Nuclear tipped (15kt) SAM Missile, for the S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline) system.
Added the possibility to launch the V-880N 5V28N (Gammon) Nuclear tipped (25kt) SAM Missile, for the S-200VE Vega-E (SA-5B Gammon) system.
3D AFTER ACTION REPORT - Adding the possibility of exporting a situation into Google Earth
(2012.05.26.) New Documentation Set Released
S-75M3 Volkhov (SA-2E Guideline) SAMSIM Manual Supplement by Vintorez
Fixing bugs of the Radio Proximity fuse system.
Improved radio proximity fuse simulation, and several bugfix.
SAMSIM v923 introduced the SA-75M Dvina (SA-2F) system, and the biggest bombing after World War-II.
2011.12.17. New Documentation Set Released
Adding documentation for the upcoming Dvina system, in English, Hungarian, Japanese, and Russian.
Minor version update, containing several fixes...
Minor version update, containing several fixes, and time compression feature...
F1 - Pause
F2 - Normal speed
F3 - 2x time compression
F4 - 4x time compression
Minor version update, containing several fixes and a significant graphical acceleration.
The next SAM system, to be added into the SAM Simulator "Realistic to the Switch" will be the SA-75MK Dvina (SA-2F).
You will be able to occupy the position of the Vietnamese SAM operator, and use the same controls, to dodge Weasels and B-52's... ("Realistic to the Switch")
Include NASA digital terrain model (90m horizontal resolution), to simulate realistic earth clutter
Add the possibility to select between more missile types for a system.
These missiles will fly within 1% of real firing range data.
V-755 20DSU and V-759 5Ya23 for the Volhov.
V-601P 5V27U and V-601PD 5V27D for the Neva.
Will support any Monitor resolution at or above 1280x1024.
2011.05.11. Documentation Change
Chinese translation of the S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline) manual, done by DDG167.
2011.04.13. Documentation Change
Japanese translation of the S-200VE Vega-E (SA-5B Gammon) manual, done by std_sk.
Include the S-200VE Vega (SA-5B Gammon) system.
Separated Simulator, from the Documentation.
Japanese translation of the S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline), S-125M1 Neva (SA-3B Goa) and 2K11 KRUG-M1 (SA-4B Ganef) documentation done by std_sk.
Include "sneak peak" of the upcoming S-200VE Vega (SA-5B Gammon) system.
Russian and Slovakian translation of the documentation.
All scenarios can be played with each of the simulated SAM systems.
Include the 2K11M1 KRUG-M1 system (SA-4B Ganef)
Include the situation of the 1st of May 1960, the famous U-2 shot of Francis Gary Powers above Sverdlovsk.
Include extensive after action reports.
Corrects the "Divide by Zero" problem at Hanoi, at elevations above 45 degree.
Includes the situation of Hanoi (Linebacker-II raid 19.12.1972.), with B-52's, Wild Weasel's, and SR-71.
Target acquisition radar display range can be selected between 90-180-360km.
Corrected several minor issues. (invisible ground targets, ground targets out of destruction zone, switching to I87V while range tracking)
Missile g limit is reduced to the realistic level.
Jamming burn-through is implemented.
Wartime scenario pre-mission briefing maps added.
English documentation was corrected by Dave Mason. (ex-Wild Weasel pilot)
After the end of a situation, the game returns to the menu, instead of exiting.
New installer, un-install program. No need to manually register OCX/DLL files.
English S-125M1 Neva, SA-3b Goa documentation.
Recorded click noises of the switches.
First public release
Development of the S-125M Neva (SA-3B Goa) started.
SAMSIM development started, with the S-75M3 Volhov (SA-2E Guideline) system.
About the simulator
What is this simulator about?
This is rather a system simulator, not a game.
The main goal during development was to simulate what the operators of the SAM battalion could see, and hear during engagement.
What is needed, to be able to start the simulator?
Computer must be able to display resolution 1280x1024, or above. Notebooks with smaller resolution, needs to be connected into external LCD to be able to play.
4Gb RAM is required to use the Karat camera daytime.
If you have less than 4Gb of RAM, or your 32bit OS doesn't allow SAMSIM to use at least 3Gb of it, you can see this error.
You can try these...
... or switch the situation into "NIGHT".
Screen is corrupted, switches are in wrong position.
You need to set Windows screen magnification back to 100%.
3DAAR (3D After Action Report) tracks seem to crawl on surface.
Uncheck "Adjust altitudes to ground height " option in Google Earth, after you dropped your 3DAAR into it...
How can I score points?
No points are given during game play, as in reality.
When is a situation completed?
When you switch the system off. (Please check attached documentation)
Some situations are cannot be selected, why?
They are under construction, not ready yet.
How to open the manual.
Manual is in “pdf” format, you need to have Adobe Reader v7 or higher.
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Page updated: 2021-06-19