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The 'Official' Screenshot & Tips thread 4 FSX enthusiasts & flight simmers.

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Soya, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Devrij

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    I did eventually
     
  2. r22snapper

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    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/official-microsoft-flight-simulator-thread.18856864/

    There you go!
     
  3. ghutchison14078

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  4. neil473

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    Not played a flight sim since Amiga days but am really impressed by the 2020 trailer.

    For a complete newbie to get into flight sims , would you start with Fsx on a reasonably quick system , 2700x, Vega 64,1440p or should i start elsewhere?

    Have a x55 / throttle that have barely used.

    Slightly worried that the 2700x might not be upto it, from a seem a brief Google, seems many flight sim engines are quite old and run single core / need high clock speeds ?
     
  5. Mr_Sukebe

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    Depends.
    In the realm of Civilian sims, FS2020 is likely to make everything else look a little rubbish. There is however something of a big BUT with that, i.e.
    - VR support has only just been decided upon, meaning that it's not likely to be available for a good number of months after release
    - It's likely to require some serious hardware to look anything like that good on launch
    - Whilst the clips look amazing, let's not get too hyped. It might fly like a dog (highly unlikely, but possible)

    If you want to get warmed up on a civilian sim, then Xplane11 is a good shout.
    If you want to shoot something, the 2 options worth considering (IMO) are:
    - IL2, which is very focused on WW2 and pretty easy to get into
    - DCS, which does WW2, but without the real setting that IL2 achieves, but then adds jets, starting in Korea (Sabre, Mig15), goes through the cold war (F5, Mig21 etc) and onto the aircraft from the last 20 years (F18, F16, Harrier, Mirage etc). DCS also includes what are probably the best done helicopters (Huey, Mi8).
     
  6. neil473

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    Cheers for the advice. Yes does look like the new FSX is going to be a system killer.

    Was thinking about giving the current FSX a go to warm up with, not particularly interested in shooters just yet. Would you still take Xplane11 over the older FSX for dipping into flight sims ?
     
  7. ghutchison14078

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    Honestly, if you are just considering getting into flight sims now I'd hang off until MSFS2020 comes out.
    Whilst Xplane 11 and Prepar3Dv4 are both fine base sims, they need lots of 3rd party payware add-ons to bring them up to a good standard of visual fidelity, functionality not to mention all the payware aircraft you'll want too.

    If you fancy a military sim then give DCS a bash.

    But honestly, I wouldn't recommend someone ploughing any money into XP11 or FSX/P3D at this point, until we know what MSFS 2020 is brining to the table.
     
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  8. Mr_Sukebe

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    If you simply can't wait until 2020 releases and want VR support on purchase, then Xplane is the right choice. GH is correct though, i.e. don't throw a whole bunch of cash at it, as it could be obsolete by this time next year.

    One other thought. DCS is free to download an includes a couple of aircraft (P51 and Su25). You could try that out to see what you think. It only becomes genuinely expensive if you then buy additional aircraft.
    Whilst DCS is a combat sim, you're not obliged to shoot things, you can simply go sightseeing around the maps.
    Lastly, IMO Xplane and DCS are similar on performance requires in VR.
     
  9. neil473

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    Thanks both, yes I'd to have a go before 2020 but dont intend to buy lots of mods. Will have a look at Dcs world.

    Not interested in VR .. yet .. did have a Dk2 but found it tiring. Maybe if flight sims bite I'll try it again.
     
  10. Soya

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    Aerofly FS 2 is also worth a look. Although not perfect and there are some things missing compared to most other flight sims, it does however fly very smoothly (60+fps is easily achieved on even a mid-level PC) and it fully support VR (which is does very well indeed and the main reason I have it). It temporarily scratched my flight sim itch until ms2020 comes along, which, if they do it right with the right pricing models and allow for 3rd party/free mods to be made for it, could be 'the main flight sim' for the next 10+ years. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

    Current autumn sale discount on Aerofly FS2, https://store.steampowered.com/app/434030.
     
  11. neil473

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    Thanks, might give that one a go, would like to fly some simple planes to start with and FSX and XP11 seem to both not perform great on Ryzen / Vega.
     
  12. ghutchison14078

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    Go with Xplane 11; the default Cessna 172 is actually pretty decent and you can get lots of very high quality freeware addon content.
     
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  13. muttclugg

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    There's an end of year sale on Orbx at the moment. Just picked up True Earth South for about £15.
     
  14. Wahzy

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    Finally got myself a BenQ EW3270U 32 Inch 4K monitor for P3D but my Geforce 1070FE is struggling with dynamic lighting. Any recommendations on a worthy upgrade? I was thinking something like a 2070S?