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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2010 at 6:19am
Here is what I have been reading:
Think I will pass on this one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Concorde216 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2010 at 1:01pm
They have an FAQ section at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/ .  It will hopefully answer (albeit too briefly) the question on many simmers' lips...will it look after the interests of the dedicate long time Flight sim fans.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ShrewsburyFC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 2010 at 10:11pm
Hey guys, dunno if youve seen this new vid:
 
Webisode 2 Lift
 
 
Shows off a bit more of the game, bit on the cockpit aswell   :)    Sounds to me like some kind of ingame tutorial, but I dunno   :P
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnsmithfsx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2010 at 3:26am
Thanks for posting Thumbs%20Up

What's everyone's thoughts on graphics? I'm not very impressed. Hopefully REX will be quick to come up with a product for it.
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I think the graphics look reasonable Ermm, allthough any add on such as REX would make it look insanely better! Tongue

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Graphics looks pretty much the same to standard FSX, I think. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnsmithfsx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2010 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by TomA320 TomA320 wrote:

Graphics looks pretty much the same to standard FSX, I think. 


Yes, that's what disappoints me. One would expect to see significant advances after four years. Disapprove
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slopey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2010 at 10:48pm
Or maybe FSX was a few years ahead of it's time!

The default scenery in FSX with high settings is actually pretty decent, I'm not surprised it looks similar, most sims will. What'll be interesting is the requirements to run the thing, and if they have better flight dynamics modelling.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnsmithfsx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 2010 at 2:39am
I did notice from the latest webisode that the aircraft weight may be taken into account with graphics. The lightweight aeroplane would tilt a little while on the ground and the flight controls were being used. Perhaps there may be a more realistic feel? We shall see.
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Considering how early in the development process it is, I'm not surprised that it looks like a slightly tweaked version of FSX. Hopefully we'll start to see evidence of major improvements as it progresses!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Transport Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 2010 at 2:16am
I see you have to go on the Games for Windows Live online thingy, with maybe SecurRom or, something else infestated on your computer, that'll put a few people off purchasing it.

Cheerz.  Transport Steve.
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Look at the shadows moving on the aircraft, and even better: in the cockpit... Soft and subtle, but it's there and it's those things that add immersion.

The sim can't be too advanced, that would kill the finances, but as long as it makes a good foundation and it's easier to develop addons for I'm pretty sure it'll be a success with us simmers. :)
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