Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

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Flight Simulator is currently on Xbox Game Pass for PC. I spent the evening trying to see if I could get it working but I don't have enough processing power. Anyone get it running well?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:00 (six months ago) link

I don't know anything about the Game Pass thing but I do see an awful lot of comments on Steam complaining about the 'innnovative' download/installation system that they've used.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Friday, 21 August 2020 13:18 (six months ago) link

steam users are absolute bitches about everything though

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 August 2020 13:28 (six months ago) link

having the download occur within the game means that the 5 hours of downloading counts towards your steam playtime which means you can't use the steam refund system on it since you've "played" it for more than 2 hours even if you haven't played it, any time this happens steam users get very mad

ciderpress, Friday, 21 August 2020 13:48 (six months ago) link

As a general Twitch agnostic this is maybe the first example of a game where I absolutely can believe that I’m getting just as much enjoyment from watching people online play this as I would if I was playing it myself.

JimD, Saturday, 22 August 2020 16:48 (six months ago) link

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 August 2020 17:39 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

yeah i'm not sure this would be any more fun playing vs just watching youtubes/streams. pretty amazing, i bet the mods in years to come will be incredible

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 15:04 (five months ago) link

I'm very tempted by this but echoing what you're all saying in that it seems perfectly acceptable to just watch other people play this instead. If it was less than 30 quid maybe.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 10:45 (five months ago) link

It is on PC Game Pass if you just want to give it a spin.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 16:52 (five months ago) link

I calculated I'd need to spend min $500 to upgrade my PC to the point where this is playable. But the "under the hood" advances in modelling atmospheric convection and turbulence are pretty amazing.

My understanding is that MS plan near monthly DLC with new planes/airports/game modes. Sign me up for whenever the glider and aerial firefighter DLCs drop.

Disgraced, committing sudoku (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 17:06 (five months ago) link

I watched a video and the plane happened to be flying over Asheville, NC, my former home. There were buildings where there are indeed buildings, but the buildings had no character and were all a single story high, even in downtown. Kinda disappointing given all I've heard. Major cities, however, are all 3D mapped and basically spot on.

naked and sexually active alien (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:01 (five months ago) link

Finally got this running properly! What an incredible non-game this is. Just stunning

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 13 September 2020 19:43 (five months ago) link

yeah its wonderful

global tetrahedron, Friday, 18 September 2020 21:48 (five months ago) link

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