Microsoft Fiight Sim is back......in 2020

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  1. flhrci

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    This is all I know...

     
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    I'm glad it's on xbox. I hope yokes and other accessories come out for it
     
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    I would hope it would be playable on PC to.
     
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    Does the Xbox have a strong enough GPU to run it? LOL
     
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    It’s on both
     
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    Let’s hope they don’t forget they’re modding base. FS2004 was awesome because of all the community add-ons. FSX took a few years to become successful but it never reached the popularity of FS2004 and FS2000.

    I spent 100s of hours on FS2004 flying around the original VATSIM days.
     
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    The only flaw in FSX was that it required an insanely powerful PC to run it properly. FS2004 is what I run now.
     
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    Oh my God. That looks amazing. I can't wait!
     
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    Well now I regret all of my life choices and buying a plane. Clearly that flight simulator looks better than doing it for real.
     
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    Will it meet the ADS-B mandate so you can fly into class C, Mode C veil, over 10K... ?
     
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    I hope they include all the 73MAX failure modes. Just to really highlight Boeing's fantastic work.
     
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    Well this is unexpected. Didn't Microsoft officially abandon Flight Sim some years back or am I mistaken? My daily driver computer is a Macbook these days but we do have an Xbox in the house so I will almost definitely be loading this the day its released.
     
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    Yeah, several years ago there was "Microsoft Flight", but it got abandoned.
     
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    A third party addon will allow you delete Class C and other undesired airspace.
     
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    Tell me about it! I was super stoked when my father gifted me high end pc hardware for Christmas. I was able to go from LOW to MID on the graphics and run it at a whopping 15 fps!!
     
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    I wonder how much is just eye candy and how much flight and system modelling is done. X-Plane has become my go to for the latter, and increasingly the former as well.
     
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    Looking forward to this. Flight simulator is partly responsible for why I have a PPL these days! Glad a new generation of people can experience a quality flight simulator now too!
     
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    I have always had little interest in flight sims since I have been able to enjoy the real thing. They have been merely a toy to see how well my PC can handle the graphics. But, they are pretty advanced now and I have been messing with the X-Plane enough demo I might buy a copy.
     
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    Same here. I feel like I was so far ahead of the average student when I began flight training because of having a simulator to toy around with.
     
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    Yep. Same. When I got hooked on flight sim and priced a PC that would work really well I went and started flying lessons - I soloed for less than the cost of a PC upgrade.
     
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    Started on MSFS back when it was available for Win 3.1. Grandmother actually got me my first copy. I probably logged several hundred hours by the time I was 13. Once I began my flight training, I used it to practice scans/flows/checklists and plan out cross countries. I would even run through the PTS maneuvers like entrance to power-off/on stalls and such. The idea wasn’t to simulate the feeling of flight so much as ingrain the procedures so that I wasn’t having to think when up in the air during a lesson, I could focus more on flying the aircraft. Passed the check ride with 41 hours TT. Flight sims have their place for me, and I’ll definitely be interested in the new MSFS. I think it would come in handy if I ever get around to getting the Instrument rating as well.
     
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    There's something meta-real about a synthetic version of synthetic vision.
     
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    I dropped FS in favor of Xplane, for the IFR proficiecy benefits. Don't see a reason to go back now. . .
     
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    Did someone say flight simulator?
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    I thought everyone was running XPlane anyway. What are they going to add above that? What about when you want to swap to your planes avionics, etc.?
     
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    Does that version feature the old navigation beacons and yellow arrows on the ground? LOL
     
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    My use of it and experience during training because of that use are very similar to yours. It helped a lot when I working on the instrument ticket as well.
     
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    Hopefully it'll start up at Meigs.
     
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Heard it all before from MS about a flight simulator. Not only will I believe it when I see it, the likelihood of me even caring at that point is minimal. Prepar3d is a great sim, and the chances of me dropping it for a future MS simulator are practically nil.
     
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    Come on, it has 2 VORs and a DME... Still better equipped than some of the rental fleet. I don't remember if you could switch one to an ADF or not.
     
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    I've got a decent X-Plane setup, but I'll be curious to see what Microsoft is going to do with the new version.
     
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    You can have both. I'll keep X-Plane, and add FS2020.
     
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    Like I said, I'll believe it when I see it. Making a 2 minute video clip is not that hard.
     
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    I'm hopeful, and jazzed. I am using FSX with a PC that's close to insanely powerful, and with a SSD instead of an HDD for my C: drive, I don't get any hesitations when a new scene is loaded. Its graphics seem pretty smooth at 30 FPS.

    I used the native version of FSX on Windows XP and then had to migrate it to Windows 7. But, on Windows 7, the third party models gradually lost functionality, and some of the native features on FSX also disappeared.

    I'm now running FSX:Steam Edition. It's better than FSX running native on Win 7, but not as good as it was on Windows XP. I have some add-on flight boxes that work with FSX:SE with a third party driver. I hope the new version is backwards compatible with all of the existing HW.
     
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    Describe "insanely powerful".
     
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    Fast enough to run FSX over water, with all the sliders all the way to the right, at 60 FPS. Mine isn't. I run almost all the sliders all the way to the right, except for water effects, and I moved them a couple notches to the left, to get my FPS to 30. I have DX10 Fixer, too, which moves a lot of the video processing to my video card, which is where it should be.

    I have several MegaScenery scenery packs installed - Northern and Southern CA; Meteor Crater, AZ; Hawaii, and Dodge City, KS. I won't be getting anymore until FSX 2020 is released and reviewed, at least. I've saved up enough for a curved 38" Viewsonic HD monitor 3880 X 2160, and comparing its pixel count to my Samsung 245T 24" monitor, my current setup will be marginal with the new monitor. (I have some gadgets that display both CPU, and GPU usage in percentages).
     
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    Add sim software technology to hardware like this and you have something approaching virtual reality.

    https://realsimgear.com/