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Noodles
09-27-07, 09:44 PM
So I am a GameStop employee... and as I was scrolling through my reserves. Blammo! Flight Simulator X: Acceleration

I can only assume its an expansion pack, strolling onto the shelves at $29.99!

Any information about the game, please post here for me, and EVERYONE else.

New planes?
New environments?
Please all information is appreciated!
I hope you can fly a rocket ship :)

breathemetal
09-27-07, 09:45 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/22960.html

HD Trailer @ Gametrailers.com

Amuro
09-27-07, 09:52 PM
I was excited about 2 minutes then I found out there's no combat, only flying around. Kinda turns me off.

Noodles
09-27-07, 09:54 PM
^ its a lot more fun than you think, especially when you don't play arcade mode, and you play it realistically.. a lot to learn and grasp. Makes for a very cool title.

But my question is...

do people really fly in between giant airplane red bull cones? lol

sillyeagle
09-27-07, 10:10 PM
When is the release date?????? Thats what I want to know!!!

The Acceleration expansion includes 3 new planes, 30+ missions, and new features.

The aircraft are an F/A-18 Hornet with newly modeled multi-stage afterburner and workng aircraft carrier, P-51D Reno Racer with new dual stage supercharger system and multiplayer air racing, and Merlin Helo with with working hoist and slingloads.

The afterburner system, supercharger system, and hoist are all new the sim.

Acceleration also includes SP2-DX10, which means just that, DX10!

sillyeagle
09-27-07, 10:11 PM
do people really fly in between giant airplane red bull cones? lol

http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5310024,00.jpg

Amuro
09-27-07, 10:15 PM
^ its a lot more fun than you think, especially when you don't play arcade mode, and you play it realistically.. a lot to learn and grasp. Makes for a very cool title.

But my question is...

do people really fly in between giant airplane red bull cones? lol
I play Jane's F/A-18E Superhornet still. I only play military combat fligt sims, not civilians ones as I can't stand those. I play arcade ones too, like BF2 flying if I'm bored.

Noodles
09-27-07, 10:21 PM
if it isnt posted online for someone else to find.

i'll get it from work.

and LOL @ the red bull plane dealy.. thats insane. somethign could so easily go wrong in a city!!!!!!

Amuro
09-27-07, 10:29 PM
Release date is Oct 23, 2007. Anyways, I really hope Miscrosft will make a modern air combat flight sim.

methimpikehoses
09-27-07, 10:36 PM
Release date is Oct 23, 2007. Anyways, I really hope Miscrosft will make a modern air combat flight sim.

+1

sillyeagle
09-27-07, 10:38 PM
if it isnt posted online for someone else to find.

i'll get it from work.

and LOL @ the red bull plane dealy.. thats insane. somethign could so easily go wrong in a city!!!!!!

Yeah get it if you can. EBgames shows that it ships on 10-23, though when I posted about it at avsim the Acceleration Developement Lead for ACES said they are wrapping it up in the near future, but he cannot confirm a release date yet. I've seen a couple different ship dates though depending on the site, so I don't know if 10-23 is accurate, as they will just put something up there to get your money.

Noodles
09-27-07, 10:46 PM
Yeah shipping date isn't always the street date, will do.

No prob~

sillyeagle
09-27-07, 11:06 PM
Here's some screens....

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2007/246/reviews/938537_20070904_screen001.jpg

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2007/246/reviews/938537_20070904_screen033.jpg

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2007/246/reviews/938537_20070904_screen004.jpg


http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2007/246/reviews/938537_20070904_screen026.jpg

omzig
09-28-07, 06:47 AM
Looks like it will be a nice addon and i look forward to more missions
but i think the title "ACCELERATION" is a poor choice considering just how badly FSX runs even on the best of rigs ;)

SOAD
09-28-07, 08:22 AM
wheres the fun if there is no fighting :wtf:

agentkay
09-28-07, 09:09 AM
By mastering the planes, the enviroment, learn what flying is really about, flying by VFR, or by instruments alone. Mastering helicopter flymodel or learn to fly economical with gliders. This expansion also has tons of new missions and they are great fun but it also has support for air races with other people. Flying at Reno with a 3000+ hp P51, low over the ground, trying to take the corners better than others while they are right on your tail or next to your wingtips.... priceless. :)

Iīm a huge fan of combat sims as well, own Lock On and itīs expansions for years now and canīt wait for Black Shark but FSX is at least equally enjoyable to me plus itīs only like $15 by now.

sillyeagle
09-28-07, 11:55 AM
wheres the fun if there is no fighting :wtf:

Depends on what you are into. Some people really get off on mastering complex systems. Some of the more complex airliner add ons like the PMDG 747 come with 400 page manuals just so you can learn how to operate the flight control systems.

Open this up and take a look at the table of contents on pages 3-5 to see how complexe these things are.

http://www.leveldsim.com/files/LVLD767_Manual_for_FSX.zip

Even on something basic like a Spitfire its fun to master not only the flgiht model, but all the workings of the aricraft, as every switch and button is modeled. There's many more dimensions to mastering an aircraft than there is to mastering a FPS map.

sillyeagle
09-28-07, 12:03 PM
but i think the title "ACCELERATION" is a poor choice considering just how badly FSX runs even on the best of rigs ;)

Try adjusting your settings. Make sure bloom is off and water is set to low 2x. With max settings on most stuff I get around 20-27fps and thats without SP1, which gives a 20-40% performance boost. Lots of people say it runs poorly, but I have not experienced that my self, and I don't even have the fastest CPU, or even dual core.

I think some people that complain about performance need to realize the game is not meant for max settings on current hardware, and they are probably setting things too high. FS has a life spam of 2-3 years.

With the DX9 feature set DX10 was showing a 17% performance increase in the last build they were showing.

Noodles
09-28-07, 12:04 PM
There's many more dimensions to mastering an aircraft than there is to mastering a FPS map.
^ classic quote

Lith1um
09-28-07, 02:48 PM
I posted about this before, but the Reno race weekend took place around 3 or 4 weeks ago. There were 3 seperate accidents, each involving a fatality. 3 Deaths in one weekend, now that is an extreme sport.

The Red Bull Series (http://www.redbullairrace.com/) raced in San Diego last weekend, it's been televised on cable this season. Pretty cool to watch.

There is some footage of both events on youtube.

Burner_Tbird2
09-28-07, 03:56 PM
I posted about this before, but the Reno race weekend took place around 3 or 4 weeks ago. There were 3 seperate accidents, each involving a fatality. 3 Deaths in one weekend, now that is an extreme sport.

The Red Bull Series (http://www.redbullairrace.com/) raced in San Diego last weekend, it's been televised on cable this season. Pretty cool to watch.

There is some footage of both events on youtube.

Yeah the Red Bull races look cool with everyone flying inbetween the gates, but the Oval type races are definitely the more dangerous with all those planes flying in close proximity at top speed. Too bad about the 3 pilots who didn't make it.

OT- I'm looking forward to flying the Hornet and doing some carrier traps, otherwise I still consider LOMAC to be the superior sim for aerobatics.

Amuro
09-28-07, 11:42 PM
Iīm a huge fan of combat sims as well, own Lock On and itīs expansions for years now and canīt wait for Black Shark but FSX is at least equally enjoyable to me plus itīs only like $15 by now.
I stopped playing Lockon when they started using starforce as copy protection. Bad move by Eagle Dynamics.

Lith1um
09-29-07, 07:49 AM
3 new aircraft, 30 new missions, and DX10 all in one box. Yeah, that's pretty sweet.

Noodles
09-29-07, 02:17 PM
lol and dx10... relax on that note, it will be coming with so many games come november

Lith1um
09-29-07, 03:28 PM
I'm interested in the approximately 17 percent performance gain the DX10 code path brings to FSX, which is why I mentioned it.

As opposed to having to wait until sp2 is released to enjoy the performance gain and new features. I say that because sp2 won't be released untill a little while after the xpack is released. It will problably be 3 or 4 weeks after guessing from what I've read.

And on a side note, I've mentioned the Red Bull Series racing in San Diego last weekend. With no further introduction I present, the Red Bull carrier launch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIEB2DY5ljQ).

And here is a run where the pilot pulls 9.6 g's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Fjsc90364&mode=user&search=). Imagine weighing 9.6 times your body weight.