Microsoft flight SIM 2020.

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  1. walker_2003

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    fair enough and that's possible. But I guarantee there will be game and driver improvements for performance, weather or not that translates into higher GPU usage or not remains to be seen but I can imagine it will.

    Running on SSD with 4000mhz cl17 memory and 16 thread CPU at 4.6ghz (avx offset) at a resolution that normally creates a GPU bottleneck I doubt it's CPU/memory issue.
     
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  2. power

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    i am of the understanding that that is not enough RAM.

    Maybe you could get away with the offline version?
     
  3. lithos

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    Ugh. Stuck on the "Press Any Key" loop at the beginning.
     
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  4. walker_2003

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    Dunno if its of any help but I got odd freezes, minimise to desktop and going back into game fixes for me.
     
  5. cbwolf

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    Genuinely curious here - but if you're not an aviation buff, what is there to get out of this 'game'? I get the impression that it's a straight as real as possible simulation and not really meant for entertainment?
     
  6. bart5986

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    Its for the challenge of flying and landing the plane as well as enjoying the scenery.

    Flight Simulator X was more entertaining with the missions though.
     
  7. theSeekerr

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    I'm not an aviation buff by any means, but I played a lot of Flight Simulator 98 (and later 2004) when I was a kid...sure, it's a sim, but it's also a sandbox and those have a lot of play value. It's not like it makes you follow the rules....if you want to try landing on a city street, or do slaloms through skyscrapers, or loop-the-loop under a railway bridge, you can do those things.

    You do have to be interested in flying a plane at some level. If that just sounds super boring you might as well fire up Google Earth.
     
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  8. 6thgear

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    Sad times. Might need to upgrade
     
  9. Gibbon

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    It sure is pretty, but the Harbour Bridge is a little underwhelming :/

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  10. twisar

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    Im no serious aviation buff, im a filthy casual, however last night I flew a plane north from New York at a fairly low altitude, up the Hudson River towards the Catskills. Later I flew from near Boston up towards Mt Washington. In my left screed I have google maps open and follow my path there. Looking at the tophography, the hills and lakes and rivers, the houses. Marshes, Woods. Its quite fascinating and I know so much more about New York and Vermont. Then I crashed on landing cos I was too lazy to slow down properly. Tonight I'm going to fly around the volcanos of Eastern Vic, or perhaps the Whitsundays, or both.


    It looks just like Melbournes Westgate Bridge.
     
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    Well, the coathanger isn't there, for one.
     
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    I flew underneath it last night. A little underwhelming without its pretty hat.


    I'm also a bit irked by the incorrect scale of the plane shadow. It's tiny even when you're very close to the ground.
     
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    I believe they were asked to pay likeness rights for the Bridge.....yeah. They didn't.
     
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    pretty iconic thing.. odd that it wasnt modeled manually, especially when they advertise the opera house as a key sight to see.
     
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    can you crash planes into building in this?
     
  16. theSeekerr

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    It doesn't model damage or disintegration if that's what you're asking....hitting a building is basically a failure state with a dialogue box. Which is how I recall every post 2001 version of MS FS dealing with it...
     
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    Why do you want to know? :sick:
     
  18. lithos

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    Fun fact:

    I wasn't signed into Xbox whatever account.

    Yeah. Neither the Xbox app nor the gaming tells you this. True fuckin' facts.
     
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    Is that for real? Even FS98 got that right
     
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    im not liking playing ith a kb / mouse whats a good joystick and boxcutter I should get to practice with
     

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