Microsoft Flight Simulator returns with breathtaking realism

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  1. ronjor

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    I'd had it with the last version of MS Flight simulator, when I was trying to fly a 737 and was having trouble. After 4 attempts it aborted the game, and told me to try again when I could focus better. That was it!.:argh:
     
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    ROFL. Naw, I don't hold that against the plane. I've just learned in my business, that it's all about trust. That's what Boeing blew.
     
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    I have never understood the fun of this game, I mean I suppose you can never really simulate the feeling of flying for real. But the graphics of the new version do look good though.
     
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Insider Program is go for takeoff
    August 16, 2019
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/16/microsoft-flight-simulators-insider-program-is-go-for-takeoff/
     
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    It's probably fun for those that would like to fly but can't. Kinda like teens that play racing games because they aren't old enough to drive. It's not the real thing, but it's as close as you're gonna get.
     
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    Yes I guess so, but to me it wasn't thrilling at all, not comparable to racing games.
     
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    You can now sign up for the technical alpha of Microsoft Flight Simulator
    September 13, 2019
    https://mspoweruser.com/you-can-now-sign-up-for-the-technical-alpha-of-microsoft-flight-simulator/
     
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Just Got the Official System Requirements
    April 21, 2020
    https://wccftech.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-just-got-the-official-system-requirements/
     
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Launching August 18

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    Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator is a beautiful work in progress
    July 30, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/30/microsofts-new-flight-simulator-is-a-beautiful-work-in-progress/
     
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    "Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Adding VR Support This Year

    HP's forthcoming Reverb G2 headset will be supported first, followed by 'some of the others.'...

    VR support will be offered as a free update for the game. It's also likely to be extremely popular and could sell a few extra headsets for HP because of how good Flight Simulator looks. VR promises an even higher level of immersion for all amateur pilots out there, as well as a few professionals who want to get in some practice from the safety of their home during the pandemic..."

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator-is-adding-vr-support-this-year
     
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    Microsoft announces release times for Flight Simulator, varies by region
    August 17, 2020
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    Steam users want Microsoft Flight Simulator refund timer extension
    August 18, 2020
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator's first public SDK released, and more from this week
    August 21, 2020
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    Does anyone know what the hardware requirements are? Minimum and Recommended? I imagine it takes a hefty video card to run this new MFS at a high resolution with all the visuals turned on. I can see my PC limping along lol...
     
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    I remember playing the game in the late 80s, early 90s :)
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    Minimum
    OS Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
    Architecture x64
    DirectX Version 11
    Memory 8 GB
    Video Memory 2 GB
    Processor Intel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
    Graphics NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570

    Recommended
    OS Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
    Architecture x64
    DirectX Version 11
    Memory 16 GB
    Video Memory 4 GB
    Processor Intel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    Graphics NVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/m...activetab=pivot:regionofsystemrequirementstab
     
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Benchmarked
    Next-Gen Graphics and Performance
    August 21, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/article/2085-microsoft-flight-simulator-2020/
     
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    "Gamers Use Microsoft Flight Simulator to Fly Into Hurricane Laura..

    As Hurricane Laura neared the US Gulf Coast, Microsoft Flight Simulator players flew directly into the eye of the storm and beyond, thanks to changes in the newest version of the game.

    Flight Simulator now allows for real-world, cloud-based mapping data that changes in real time, created from over 2 petabytes of Bing Maps data. The result? Players turned into virtual storm chasers this week as they interacted with Hurricane Laura. As The Verge reports, some players "flew" so far up that their planes froze over and had to be de-iced..."

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/gamers-use-microsoft-flight-simulator-to-fly-into-hurricane-laura
     
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