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 Post subject: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:14 am 
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Well I just tried Flight and was disappointed, its the Arcade style game I thought it would be.
No way to fly online except at MS Live site, everything is bought from there, the one aircraft
you start with is just a DLL so no making planes without a SDK the scenery didn't look as good
as some of the payware (ORBX)
I really thought I would be blown away........ I guess I was, from the GAME
I guess that's why they didn't call it MS "Flight SIMULATOR XI" it's not a sim....... :cry:
So i guess it's FSX or Prepared3D...... or Xplane



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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:14 am 
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Yep... Just what I thought.

No thanks, Microsoft...



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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:22 am 
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I was afraid that would be the case. I may not even bother to look at it. I have a new rig under construction that should run FSX a bit better still.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:08 pm 
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CVA0190 wrote:
I have a new rig under construction that should run FSX a bit better still.


Tell us what kind of configuration you are building for new pc.

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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:46 pm 
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I do not plan on touching this until they get some airliners and some Canadian scenery. :wink:



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Tell us what kind of configuration you are building for new pc.


New Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Deluxe LGA1155
New CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
New RAM - 8GB Ripjaw/G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB SDRAM DDR3 2133
New HDD for FSX only - Seagate Momentous XT 750GB Hybrid SATA6 AHCI
New Logitech G Series keyboard

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For Win7 Boot/Main Drive - WD Cav Black 750GB SATA6 AHCI
CPU Cooler - Corsair HD50 Water
GPU - Nvidia GEForce 460 1GB
Storage - 3 older HDD's
Cooler Master ATC 840 Case
Corsair 850W Power Supply



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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:24 pm 
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very nice Barry!!!

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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Just put it on my laptop and had a look at it. Not impressed. It won't be on there for long.


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 Post subject: Re: MS Flight
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:07 am 
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Yup - just as I called it based on previous articles I had been reviewing over the past year...and a major disappointment for the sim community. Microsoft simply wanted to attract the "gamers" as they felt that is where the money was and they gave no consideration to the flight sim community at large today.

I likely won't be looking at it anytime soon and will focus my own efforts on FSX. There are many a good developer out there that will seriously support FSX moving forward for quite some time as it appears this is the last version from Microsoft that will truly support the community as we know it.

Prediction for the future??? One of 2 things:

1) Microsoft after a few years will see the failure in this and shunning the FS community and so they start to allow 3rd party developers to publish via their store. As well, they start to see the integration with the community and allow some SDK integration for things like Squakbox, FSInn, etc. If this ever happens (serious doubts here) it will be some time.

2) Start looking at the X-Plane series as a solid alternative as I am pretty sure developers are going to start taking a hard look at this in the future. Once they have a really stable way integration Squawkbox / FSInn / some other approved Vatsim client you will see this product take off a lot more. It has been evident already by the number of software addons (aircraft, some scenery) already being developed over the past year or so and I only seeing this picking up speed. We will need to start the discussions with the PHPVMS developer (this is what runs the CVA Acars for logging your flights / date / etc) to see what his plans are for XPlane integration. With any hope he will focus on this and open up new doors for our many pilots here at the VA.

It's going to be an interesting ride over the next year to see where the sim community direction goes but my bet is on FSX being the mainstream software for at least the next year until XPlane takes off (no pun intended) in the Vatsim community.

Cheers! :mrgreen:



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