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While that did happen, Microsoft has got a new team working on Microsoft Flight. It aims to allow newbies to have a fun flying experince, while Experienced pilots or enthusiasts can play realistically.
I was just about to say something about this. Chances are I'm going to be grabbing this one when it releases. After finally having a machine that can play FSX on full settings with the different add-on packs, it really looks amazing. What little they have shown of Flight, it looks really nice. One thing I am hoping they do is make it easier to get online and play with other people. I HATED the Gamespy system they used for FSX.
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Just ordered the X52, will pick up FSX tomorrow in the store. Not going to pay for walmarts shipping 2 times.....

WOOT!
You might want to splurge and get the gold copy. Its got acceleration in it. An expansion pack with more planes like a F18 hornet,and a P51 mustang.
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You might want to splurge and get the gold copy. Its got acceleration in it. An expansion pack with more planes like a F18 hornet,and a P51 mustang.
Thats what I was going to get. $30 isnt too much, especially from someone used to buying Xbox 360 games...
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My issue with Flight Sims, while I enjoy both kinds, simmy and highly arcadey. I would like something in between. It seems like in the market currently the only games that can be supported are the highly arcadey (HAWX, Ace Combat) or the super simmy (IL2, DCS). I would love a "kinda realistic" sort of sim, something in between the two.

To put it in FPS terms, I don't want ARMA or Call of Duty I want like a Rainbow Six.
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover is out in less than two weeks! This will be a must have.


Currently I am in love with DCS A10.


And I'm eagerly awaiting the new campaign mode for Rise of Flight.


If I had more time I would totally play DCS: Black Shark.


Edited by Tehrawk - 3/12/11 at 1:38am
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fsx is awesome. you could get the fa18 superhornet addon for fsx also which is super accurate to the real plane...
i heard rumors of some people making a mod for fsx that will turn it into a full combat simulator.

and if you like combat simulator there are only two that i will consider a simulator..

dcs black shark and dcs a10 warthog.
    
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How hard is DCS A-10 to learn? I have always wanted to be a fighter pilot, but this should be the next best thing... right? I want to know how tough it is to pick up before I drop another $60...
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How hard is DCS A-10 to learn? I have always wanted to be a fighter pilot, but this should be the next best thing... right? I want to know how tough it is to pick up before I drop another $60...
Very hard. There are tutorials in game that go through most of the important systems. But to really have an understanding and thus making it easier to remember what is what, you should really read the 600 page manual. You don't have to read everything. In fact you could probably skip the 100 pages on Control Display Unit (CDU), as it just covers a load of crap you will probably never need. That is the hardest part, getting through the manual.

Once you do that, the game becomes very rewarding. It may take you a number of days to become comfortable with the start-up and take off procedures. But once you do, you will be left with a great sense of accomplishment. Then another few days learning the weapons systems. Which is even more rewarding.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYRn7SVjNKA
Edited by Zippy476 - 3/12/11 at 8:01am
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My issue with Flight Sims, while I enjoy both kinds, simmy and highly arcadey. I would like something in between. It seems like in the market currently the only games that can be supported are the highly arcadey (HAWX, Ace Combat) or the super simmy (IL2, DCS). I would love a "kinda realistic" sort of sim, something in between the two.

To put it in FPS terms, I don't want ARMA or Call of Duty I want like a Rainbow Six.
FSX is a Sim that has it all for the noob to the hardcore flight Sim. Between the settings and the advanced aircraft flight models you can fly one easy or one with advanced flight model.

The F14 tomcat from IRIS is a very advanced model. All click able cockpit (start)to making sure the air conditioning/heat is on, or the canopy will fog up.
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