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downloading it to see if it's any good compared to FSX

edit: I have to say, flying using the mouse works quite well once you get used to it. Game looks quite good too. aircraft selection available is poor though (only 2 in the free version and no jets at all), also sucks that it's only Hawaii
Edited by WC_EEND - 3/1/12 at 5:23am
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I'm still going to download this, but can anyone comment on the actual simulation aspect of it?

From reading the posts on here it sounds like it's more of a game than a simulator. FSX was surprisingly accurate in that respect.
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I'm still going to download this, but can anyone comment on the actual simulation aspect of it?
From reading the posts on here it sounds like it's more of a game than a simulator. FSX was surprisingly accurate in that respect.

Yeah its more of a game than a sim. The content of this game is laughably small. Right now with none of the "DLC" installed, the file is only 2.2GB. They only give you two airplanes and neither of them are worth flying. They really should have just gone with a Cessna 172 or something.

I wouldn't pay a dollar for the other two aircraft. This "sim" is a failure and I don't recommend downloading it. I'm not trying to flame, I just see it as it is..
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Yeah its more of a game than a sim. The content of this game is laughably small. Right now with none of the "DLC" installed, the file is only 2.2GB. They only give you two airplanes and neither of them are worth flying. They really should have just gone with a Cessna 172 or something.
I wouldn't pay a dollar for the other two aircraft. This "sim" is a failure and I don't recommend downloading it. I'm not trying to flame, I just see it as it is..

Damnit. Sad to hear.

I do own FSX, but it's on a disk and I've not had an optical disk drive in months now. I'll figure out a way.

Thanks though.
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Well this was a waste of my time.
That game isn't interesting, flying is not good.

The old flying simulators where more enjoyable
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Damnit. Sad to hear.
I do own FSX, but it's on a disk and I've not had an optical disk drive in months now. I'll figure out a way.
Thanks though.

Just download a torrent copy of the game and install that way. You say you have the disk thus a serial key for the game, nothing wrong with downloading the files, installing and activating with your purchased key.
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Just download a torrent copy of the game and install that way. You say you have the disk thus a serial key for the game, nothing wrong with downloading the files, installing and activating with your purchased key.

I was going to bring it to work, make an .iso of it and then take it home on a USB stick but this way seems easier, if it's legal.
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It's Microsoft Flight. What is Microsoft Flight you say? Microsoft Flight is a simulation game offered Free-To-Play and with players only getting charged for custom content and scenery. It's is unfortunately not a successor to the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise, that has existed for nearly 30 years. It's a completely new product. According to the website, Flight will feature new aircraft, scenery and terrain, a revamped weather engine, and new game play elements for users of all skill levels.

So if this is a new product, how can it have new aircraft, scenery, terrain, and weather engine? Sounds like it's still being compared to MS Flight Simulator.

Anyway, seems pretty cool, may have to try it out.
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Played it last night...

It's fun, and the flight characteristics are actually surprisingly very good, once all the handicaps are shut off. Although, I will say the directional stability of the aircraft may be a bit exaggerated. I also found it odd that the controls don't seem to be fully implemented. I don't know if anyone else ran into this issue, but toe brakes don't work at all. Not the left, right, or both at once will stop the aircraft, I had to use the 'X' key while taxiing an landing, which I found to be a nuisance since I'm used to pedals. The clouds were also fairly disappointing; they seemed to be lined up too perfectly and too balled up. FSX has much better clouds, if you ask me.

Other than that, there were moments where the game was brilliant. Prop planes actually sound and respond how you expect in this over FSX. When the prop RPMs are high, the engine is loud, something that did not happen in FSX. The sound seemed to be completely reliant on throttle position, which is accurate for fixed pitch aircraft like Cessnas, but not for aircraft with variable pitch (like the Stearman). Also, the "trainer" would respond to things you did in the aircraft and made it very immersive.

My favorite moment was when the "trainer" said something like, "Now that we're over the water, feel free to put the Stearman through it's paces!" Then the music started and it was actually a really cool experience, almost made it seem like I was in a movie! I was doing loops, hammerheads, rolls, stalls, pretty much everything. It reminded me how excited I am to start getting my PPL here in a few weeks/months. When they said they were trying to hit the heart of flying and making it engaging, they really did just that.

Overall, playing the game made me realize that even though I love the hardcore aspects of FSX, the focus on the entertainment of flying, while still retaining accuracy, in Microsoft Flight is a very, very refreshing addition to the simulator market. I certainly won't be uninstalling my copy of FSX any time soon, but if I feel like playing in a Stearman or Icon A5 (which I will own at some point in my life, mark my words) then I will most certainly fire up Flight and see if I can't earn myself some XP! And who knows, maybe if I get a wild hair I'll go buy the P-51!
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Very well thought out thumb.gif
I agree with you and I'd absolutely say that it's not a replacement for FSX, but it is entertaining.
Reminds me of the Test Drive Unlimited of flight sims (and not just because it's set in Hawaii). You can do challenges or fly openly with other people in multiplayer.
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