F-22 Lightning 3 Online Community

F-22 Lightning 3 Online Community

This website has been created to help L3 pilots old and new to play F-22 Lightning 3 online multiplayer games. We realise that the glory days of playing F-22 online was from 1999 to around 2003 but we think (and hope) there are some pilots who would like to play online now. Modern online gaming has changed so much since L3 was released in regards to graphics and playability etc. but we still like it even though it is now classed as retro!

We have done some research on forums etc. and there are some people asking for answers to their questions about playing F-22 online:
  • "Does anyone play F-22 Lightning 3 online anymore?"

  • "How can I get online and play F-22 Lightning 3?"

  • "Are the Nova Logic servers still live?"

  • "Is F-22 Lightning 3 compatable with Windows 7?"

  • "Why does L3 flicker or freeze with Windows 8?"

  • "How can I join the F-22 Community multiplayer game?"

These questions inspired this website to be created to provide information and advice on how to get people playing online. We will also be hosting online games so people can join from around the world. We hope pilots will help spread the word about our attempt to revive the F-22 online community so we can have some great wars again!

Skilled Pilots

Who said F-22 L3 was dead? We have skilled pilots flying everyday and the game server can get very busy and sometimes even full!
Skilled Pilots

Unique Maps

Were you bored with the old Nova World maps? Come and fly in our 18 unique Deathmatch maps, the ultimate F-22 L3 game experience!
Unique Maps

F22 L3 Game Information

F-22 Lightning 3 was created by Nova Logic in 1999 and was (and still is in my opinion) one of the best flight simulation games ever made. It was never designed as a hard core flight simulator but more of a combat flying game for casual players. It received a rating of 8.2 out of 10 in the GameSpot review and a rating of 8.4 in the IGN review. You can read about the complete Nova Logic F-22 series on the Wikipedia website.

Specifications for playing F22 Lightning 3 are very basic compared to modern computer technology:
  • OS: Windows 2000, XP (will also work with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10)
  • Processor: Pentium 266MHz or better
  • Memory: 32MB minimum
  • Graphics: Direct3D compliant
  • Hard Drive: 488MB free
  • Sound: DirectX compliant
  • DirectX: DirectX version 6.0 or higher
The game can be played alone on a computer where you play various different types of 'Campaigns' but to really enjoy the game you need to get online and play against pilots around the world in the multiplayer arena. It is quite easy to play to a good level of skill but to become an Ace requires many, many hours in the sky with alot of flying lessons and information from experienced pilots.

FREE Pilot Registration

The F-22 Online Community are recruiting pilots old and new NOW!

It is completely FREE to become a member of the F-22 Community with NO hidden costs.

You will get FREE technical support to play online, FREE training to make you more competitive and FREE use of our F-22 Community 24/7 game server.

Show your support for this great game and our community by registering yourself as a F-22 Community pilot NOW!


F-22 Community Team Speak

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F-22 Community pilots can use TS by registering below for FREE!


F-22 Lightning 3 Game

Lost your L3 game? Want to join us and play online again? Download the latest game from the official Nova Logic website NOW for ONLY $9.99!
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