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Old 05-04-11, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Camparison of MS Flight Simulator 98 through the new MS Flight

Here's two sets of images showing the evolution of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Old 05-04-11, 12:00 PM   #2
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didn't realize a new one was on the way. nice.
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Old 05-04-11, 02:57 PM   #3
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if you use mods like ORBX FSX like like the last pic, but with dx11 you can do amazing things

but im afraid this gonna be a console game this time
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Old 05-04-11, 04:31 PM   #4
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but im afraid this gonna be a console game this time
Well, we'll get more than 28 fps so thats cool I guess...
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Old 05-04-11, 04:43 PM   #5
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Old 05-04-11, 06:46 PM   #6
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Yeah, MS notified everyone they were doing a new Flight game not long ago. Check out the website here: http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/

Several pics and videos. The bad thing is it appears this will not be out until next year. They are apparently very early in the development stage.

I doubt very seriously this will be a console game. It would have to be dumbed down so much it would be a radically different game. Besides, MS Flight Simulator was/is used a LOT in flight training. There is a whole industry that has sprung up around it. How do I know? I have a pilots license. MS is not going to tick a LOT of people off by releasing a game meant for the Xbox but will also run on the PC. They are changing the name and integrating it with GFWL. That's it as far as is known.

At this point, MS appears to be doing experimentation to try and figure out how to use all the system's processing power. Instead of doing pretty much everything on CPU as FSX was, they appear to be putting as much on the graphics card as possible in terms of not only graphics (FSX used way to many DirectDraw calls) but letting the GPU draw the 3d c!ckpit displays as well. In addition, it appears they will be using Directcompute to do some things. Hopefully, MS will offload some of the simulation's physics from the CPU and put it on the GPU.

Graphics quality wise, things appear to comming along pretty good. I thought the graphics were pretty good in FSX although SP2 and the DX10 preview mode gave us some glitches. Ultimately, what MS gives us in MS Flight will be just icing on the cake. I am more interested in what else they are going to do with MS Flight. I hope they beef up the communications system substantially, include better tutorials while also providing glass c!ckpit instruction, and allow us to file both VFR & instrument flight plans. They also need to continue work on making the world come alive in a realistic manner. All the planes, cars, boats, airport traffic, etc. in FSX was fantastic. Improve on it.

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 05-04-11, 07:50 PM   #7
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but im afraid this gonna be a console game this time
I don't think that's even possible is it? I mean a console has what, 8 buttons?
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Interesting to see the changes. It's when you get down near the ground that things get ugly however, that's where I want to see improvements.
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I don't think that's even possible is it? I mean a console has what, 8 buttons?
Bingo!! I think somebody gets it.

In all seriousness, I suppose they could cut some things out and then implement some sort of a menu system like what is found in Operation Flashpoint. There are just so many options in that "game" I just have a hard time believing it will happen. Throw in the fact it is a simulator that will bring a console to its knees, it ain't happening folks. At least not in the traditional flight sim sense.

I suppose MS could dumb it down far enough and just make it mission based for the Xbox version...
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The 360 version would come bundled with a whole yoke and buttons setup controller

Or using the Kinect you just flap your arms...
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They'll probably do some overpriced console flight sim package that comes with some kind of Xbox360 compatible flight stick/yoke that will break 5 months after you buy it because it's a piece of junk.
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if you use mods like ORBX FSX like like the last pic, but with dx11 you can do amazing things

but im afraid this gonna be a console game this time
All of the images are default scenery, there is no Orbx add on scenery shown.

It's also been stated to be a PC exclusive with integrated add on store.
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