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judgedredd

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on: August 18, 2020, 02:12:24 AM
Just downloaded it - not played it yet - but I'm somewhat concerned there's only 600MB of download....that seems like a very slim game. GTA V was 80GB!!

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Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 06:23:17 AM
I still use FSX, which steel runs fine and there is a massive amount of free 3rd party content for it. The new one, for the hefty price, has relatively little built-in content. Looks very much like a money pit to me, IMHO.

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Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 10:07:15 AM
I still use FSX, which steel runs fine and there is a massive amount of free 3rd party content for it. The new one, for the hefty price, has relatively little built-in content. Looks very much like a money pit to me, IMHO.

lol, the 'old' one was a money pit.. which I have thrown a lot of money into!



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Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 10:17:34 AM
I still use FSX, which steel runs fine and there is a massive amount of free 3rd party content for it. The new one, for the hefty price, has relatively little built-in content. Looks very much like a money pit to me, IMHO.

lol, the 'old' one was a money pit.. which I have thrown a lot of money into!
It goes with the territory - MSFS = gimme cash.

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Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 10:44:26 AM
Current add ons, plenty more, lots of orbx airports in the NorthWest

Item   Developer
Baron B-55   Milviz
C337H Skymaster   Carenado
Cessna 182 Skylane II RG   Carenado
New York JFK V2   FSDT
Twin Otter Extended   Aerosoft
UTX USA   Flight One
Logan   FlyTampa
Rex Essentials + OverDrive   REX
GEX North America   Flight One
L-1011 Tristar   JustFlight
Active Sky Next   HiTech
B-29   Virtavia
Rex4   REX
GTN 750   Flight One
Ideal Flight   Ideal Flight
Cessna 310R   Milviz
NEW YORK AIRPORTS X - KTEB, KCDW AND KLDJ   DRZEWIECKI DESIGN
KMCO   Taxi2Gate
MUHA   Taxi2Gate
Duke Turbine v1   RealAir
Duke Turbine v2   RealAir
Lanclair Legacy   RealAir
B-17   A2A
737   PMDG
Acufeel   A2A
Cherokee 180   A2A
Airhauler   
AN2   Sibwings
EZDok   
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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 02:04:18 PM
Never mind...90GB update  >:(

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Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 02:07:52 PM
Dang!  :o

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Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 02:41:17 PM
It might have been what you download on Steam is the core and then signing into XBox Live (arseholes)  allows you to get the rest of the content.

I did think it was a bit light when it downloaded this morning. If I was smarter, I'd have started the game so it downloaded the rest whilst I was at work (working from home)...it would've been done then.

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Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 03:10:16 PM
I've been looking at some of the vids that people have posted on youtube, and it certainly looks very impressive, especially with high res graphics.

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Reply #9 on: August 18, 2020, 05:32:02 PM
I smacked the graphics right up - it looks bloody good. Really good.

The helpful icons are a bit in your face, but they're very helpful. Switching on landing help for example gives you a nice flight path round and into the airport. They're big though

I just flew from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh - live weather and time - so it was dark but the scenery great and lighting was very nice indeed. Glasgow actually looked like a full, living city. Lots of building...no scrimping on scenery like in FSX.

And - surprisingly - it ran smoothly. Very smooth in fact and I had everything whacked up.

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Reply #10 on: August 18, 2020, 05:35:50 PM
JD, what video card are you running this with?

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Reply #11 on: August 18, 2020, 05:41:18 PM
8GB AMD Radeon 5700XT

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Reply #12 on: August 18, 2020, 05:53:52 PM
Hmm, that's better than my GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X, but not by much.

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Reply #13 on: August 18, 2020, 07:26:26 PM
Is the new MFS VR-ready?

For that matter, are there any mods or ways to make FSX VR-capable?

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Reply #14 on: August 18, 2020, 08:51:02 PM
Is the new MFS VR-ready?

For that matter, are there any mods or ways to make FSX VR-capable?

Looking at the Steam store page, I don't see any mention of VR

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