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#1 dondewey

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:15 PM

Haven't played for many, many years and don't really game at all. However, my wife and I are pumped for the new flight simulator from Microsoft. Pre-ordered for release late tomorrow night. Download will take about 14 hours.

Got a new pc (never had anything high end before) with 32gb ram and a 2070 super card that should allow playing at 4k. Also, 43" 4k TV and a yoke/throttle/rudder controller set.

Anyone else considering it?
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#2 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:17 PM

Oh yes. I have a Logitech X52 HOTAS that will be put to good use.
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Posted 16 August 2020 - 08:50 PM

Let us know how you like it. I've always been a sucker for flight simulator games. My dad always had MS flight simulator. I played a lot of pretty bad flight/combat simulation games as a kid, as well.


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 03:28 AM

So, after take-off, what do you do?  Can you get up and walk around the cabin? Can you depressurize the cabin? Are their screams muffled in the lower atmospheric pressure?


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 05:02 AM

A main reason for getting it is to supplement instruction for real flying. Will put up my thoughts later this week.
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Posted 17 August 2020 - 05:29 AM

the images I saw from the this looked super realistic.  pretty impressive.


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 05:48 AM

A main reason for getting it is to supplement instruction for real flying. Will put up my thoughts later this week.


Oh, cool. Yeah, joking aside I was wondering what was new in this one besides better graphics.
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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:07 AM

Oh, cool. Yeah, joking aside I was wondering what was new in this one besides better graphics.


It uses satellite imagery (the Bing equivalent of Google Earth) as the game world. It is a scale reproduction of the whole Earth. It also includes live weather - like whatever the weather is in on Earth is weather in the game. Saw a demo the other day where someone started off in VA and flew into Hurricane Isaias. Looks freakin incredible.
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Posted 17 August 2020 - 10:16 AM

It uses satellite imagery (the Bing equivalent of Google Earth) as the game world. It is a scale reproduction of the whole Earth. It also includes live weather - like whatever the weather is in on Earth is weather in the game. Saw a demo the other day where someone started off in VA and flew into Hurricane Isaias. Looks freakin incredible.

Now that sounds awesome.


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 03:14 AM

Read the review and watched some clips last night. Wow.  Shoot, im almost tempted to grab it just to get out and see the world.  Might need a bigger monitor, but i've got plenty of hardware to drive it.  


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 05:18 AM

75gb downloaded as of this morning before I left for work. Got the 43" 4k set up yesterday. That was a pita to get text to finally look clear.
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Posted 18 August 2020 - 06:12 AM

Nice
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Posted 19 August 2020 - 03:01 PM

Finally got the controls figured out, had to map all the axes. Wasn't hard after I figured out their names. I think lots of controllers come pre programmed, but mine wasn't. Defaulted to high graphics settings (there is an ultra that I haven't tried). I'm getting a seemingly good frame rate at 4k.

After getting the yoke, throttle levers, etc. working I just flew around during the first training session in Sedona with a big grin. It's pretty awesome so far.

Might need to find a less reflective TV screen if possible, getting glare from the windows in the room.
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Posted 19 August 2020 - 06:37 PM

Landings tonight. Made an OK landing on first try, but couldn't find the brakes. Went into the parking lot and through a minivan. Got to see the dude inside. Must not have the gore setting on cause it was uneventful.
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Posted 19 August 2020 - 07:02 PM

I smell a mod opportunity
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Posted 20 August 2020 - 01:28 PM

I smell a mod opportunity

If microsoft is smart (and they aren't) they will release an expansion called Fight Simulator. 


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Posted 20 August 2020 - 01:48 PM

Wight Simulator
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Posted 20 August 2020 - 01:51 PM

Tight simulator: thread the needle
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Posted 22 August 2020 - 05:32 AM

Landings tonight. Made an OK landing on first try, but couldn't find the brakes. Went into the parking lot and through a minivan. Got to see the dude inside. Must not have the gore setting on cause it was uneventful.

 

so how detailed is the model of the person?  just curious.


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 06:00 AM

so how detailed is the model of the person? just curious.


It's just a skin



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