Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aye, those are only extra visual upgrades, you get entire planet with all the airports for 60$. If you want "real" full price its way above 1800 ;)


But I get why folks are off put by flight sim business model, it looks insane at the first glance.
If you are looking for playable sim out of the box with out third party addons X-plane would be the one. Personally I picked Prepar3d as I had a few issues with X-plane and I`m not a fan of the flight model. Alto there are few addons that nails the feel of the ac but be ready to spend like 100$ per jet.
 
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Who else is stoked for MS Flight Simulator? I haven't really played much of the series since I was a kid, but I did pick up MS Flight, their last failed incarnation of the series, when it was released a number of years ago. I take it MS Flight Simulator X was the last one most people thought was a worthy successor. This new one looks visually stunning and I love the weather effects!

As a former Cessna pilot who hasn't flown in a long time, I'm quite looking forward to this. :)

I'm 70 and have played all of the Microsoft Flight Simulators and Elite on the BBC Model B computer with slow wire frame graphics, I can't wait for the new FS2020 version, I've even purchased a new very expensive gaming PC to run it on, I've been playing Elite Dangerous for the past 4 years, but this will have to take a back seat when FS2020 is released later this year. It looks incredible and will be great for all those VFR pilots out there.
 
Looks like my new internet is going to be 16 down, 4 up. Is that going to be adequate to get the VFR quality visuals do you guys reckon?
(I may have already said something along these lines somewhere here but) I think 20/5 is about the worldwide average so I believe that what they're working towards as an optimum. Anything more would be a proverbial suicide for the title.
IMHO, anyway.
 
(I may have already said something along these lines somewhere here but) I think 20/5 is about the worldwide average so I believe that what they're working towards as an optimum. Anything more would be a proverbial suicide for the title.
IMHO, anyway.
If that's the case I'll probably be able to squeak by with 16/4 and good ping.
 
Having decided to finally start taking flying lessons this year, I've just bought X-Plane along with my local area scenery and the local airport where I'll be taking the lessons. :) I'm also very much looking forward to MS Flight Simulator. Have they confirmed if it will work with VR yet (the site is down at the moment, it seems)?
 
Have they confirmed if it will work with VR yet (the site is down at the moment, it seems)?
VR is not optional for simulators now... Also MS want to sell their own brand of VR (they have a dedicated product line and API) so there's a perfect marketing vessel here.
 
Having decided to finally start taking flying lessons this year, I've just bought X-Plane along with my local area scenery and the local airport where I'll be taking the lessons. :) I'm also very much looking forward to MS Flight Simulator. Have they confirmed if it will work with VR yet (the site is down at the moment, it seems)?
Good luck with the lessons!
 
(they have a dedicated product line and API)
Yes, I use WMR. I just couldn't find any information on whether VR is planned or not.

Good luck with the lessons!
Thanks (I'll be starting in a couple of months). :) I finished setting up X-Plane last night, and took off from my local airfield in the same plane that I'll be learning in. I also managed to land it again - twice! Though I couldn't find the airfield again (I landed in fields), so I think I need to work on my aerial navigation.
 
Thanks (I'll be starting in a couple of months). :) I finished setting up X-Plane last night, and took off from my local airfield in the same plane that I'll be learning in. I also managed to land it again - twice! Though I couldn't find the airfield again (I landed in fields), so I think I need to work on my aerial navigation.
I was never great at that either.
If your field has a VOR you should practice using that for navigation. Also don't discount the usefulness of following roads!
 
Here is a re upload of some of the leaked alpha gameplay that hit the web the other day. I've seen comments saying the graphics settings were dialed back for this. I have no idea if this is legit or what the story is... I just leave it here as a curiosity. Supposedly there was another one from the original leaker that showed flying through a storm.... I cannot find a re upload of that one.

Source: https://youtu.be/SHLBymJUkSA
 
Here is a re upload of some of the leaked alpha gameplay that hit the web the other day. I've seen comments saying the graphics settings were dialed back for this. I have no idea if this is legit or what the story is... I just leave it here as a curiosity. Supposedly there was another one from the original leaker that showed flying through a storm.... I cannot find a re upload of that one.

Source: https://youtu.be/SHLBymJUkSA
I am curious to know the specs of the rig that was running on.
 
Without any specs and indeed network information the leaked video is pretty useless to form opinion about.
I will however be buying the title as i am sure I have amassed well over 10k hours on various Flightsim versions.
 
VR is not optional for simulators now... Also MS want to sell their own brand of VR (they have a dedicated product line and API) so there's a perfect marketing vessel here.
On one hand they won't release VR for the new XBox, on the other hand, this dev footage looks to me as VR screen cpature. The way of shaking, slightly changing angle of view and the way the camera is moving... this has to be VR!
At the moment they release VR, I'm buying a yoke for sure. :)


Edit: of the planes so far listed, which one will be the 'ASP-X' of Flight Sim for VFR exploration? Good view, handling, range-wise. :)
 
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