*sigh*... Just played Flight again...

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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby andy190 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:24 pm

JSBSim is the flight dynamics program it uses, the same as Flightgear.
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby rodericksnr » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Well I watched the videos. Fantastic! :) On the strength of them I downloaded the sim & paid $15 to get the Cessna & helo too. Configured them for my Saitek X52. It worked. Amazing.
All I can say is that it's very much in alpha mode. Long way from any use but I have donated $15 to the cause. I will wait some and give them a chance but apart from nice scenery its not up to much yet. Thanks Xpand for pointing the sim out to me. maybe I wont turn my face to the wall just yet
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Xpand » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:20 pm

You know that buying the alpha version garantees you the full game for free when it comes out?
Sadly I can't buy it myself because my computer doesn't meet the minimal specifications necessary to run the game...
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Wing Nut » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:10 pm

Just to be sure, we are talking about Anteworld, the demo they released, correct?
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby krylite » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:37 am

If you oldtimers recall Flight Simulator II and IV. It was still 3rd party addon companies that came out with innovative addons. This "Flight" game was never about expanding the boundaries of flightsimulation. It was about trying to grab a market share of the 3rd party developers combined with trying to make an XBOX hit. And to add to their network presence as they tried to do with Bing! , silverlight and Microsoft Live accounts.

Unless MS bought all the top end 3rd party developers and made FS a flagship product (like Office and all it's ancillary software) we will never see any DLC (always overpriced) from MS approaching the quality of PMDG, ActiveSky,
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby ArcticFox » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:30 am

[quote]If you oldtimers recall Flight Simulator II and IV. It was still 3rd party addon companies that came out with innovative addons. This "Flight" game was never about expanding the boundaries of flightsimulation. It was about trying to grab a market share of the 3rd party developers combined with trying to make an XBOX hit. And to add to their network presence as they tried to do with Bing! , silverlight and Microsoft Live accounts.

Unless MS bought all the top end 3rd party developers and made FS a flagship product (like Office and all it's ancillary software) we will never see any DLC (always overpriced) from MS approaching the quality of PMDG, ActiveSky,
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Wing Nut » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Funny, I didnT think FS had ad dons until around FS 5 or so...
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby pete » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Having become addicted to one of the very earliest versions ..... and being stuck with what we had -- realizing there were people out there making addons exploded my FS experience into what started this site ..

I was thrilled that there were other aircraft (like jets) and new panels to fly in ..... they were all so easy to install .... it made FS more than 10,000 times better ..... & ALL because it was open source and there were people making all this stuff by their own enthusiasm .. it was amazing.

Sure .. some was crap and some didn't work ... but it was the GREAT stuff that kept being available every day or 2 that rose 30,000 feet to make it all fantastic.

Had it been a closed market like Flight is ..
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Brett_Henderson » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:58 am

[quote]Luckily FSX
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Bass » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:38 am

[/quote]Well if MS thinks it's a good idea to hold onto the FS market (which they basically created and have alot of fans) then they will soon realise their only option is to make FS11.
If not then it's best they just drop it and realise they fumbled massively.[/quote]

I agree on that fox.
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Wing Nut » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:20 pm

Since they sold off the FSX engine to Lockheed Martin, I wouldn't hold out for an FS11.  If by some chance there was one, it would have to be based on Flight, not FSX.
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby scalper_new » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:27 pm

[quote]Since they sold off the FSX engine to Lockheed Martin, I wouldn't hold out for an FS11.
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby Wing Nut » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:57 pm

It was my impression that L/M had picked it up from MS so they could develop their own simulator from it.  If that's mistaken, my bad...
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby andy190 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:00 pm

It was my impression that L/M had picked it up from MS so they could develop their own simulator from it.  If that's mistaken, my bad...


They did & P3D is basically the commercial version of FSX with a bit of tweaking & fixing.
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Re: *sigh*... Just played Flight again...

Postby scalper_new » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:08 pm

have you seen the orbx stuff with 3pd awsome.
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