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major_setback
02-05-2006, 03:18 AM
Here are just a few screenshots from the coming Flight Simulator release.

http://fsinsider.com/articles/FSX_Press_Release.htm



It seems to feature birds:

http://fsinsider.com/NR/rdonlyres/3C770C66-CD9E-4C28-B8B7-DA5589828BD8/0/FSXFSInsider_0261024.jpg


http://fsinsider.com/NR/rdonlyres/F41CD8AC-D24B-4EE9-81E1-92253574222D/0/FSXFSInsider_0181024.jpg

http://fsinsider.com/NR/rdonlyres/E7841226-7070-4430-83E7-77103CD94403/0/FSXFSInsider_1151024.jpg

Capt.LoneRanger
02-05-2006, 04:12 AM
I just hope they implemented thermic turbulences. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

HotelBushranger
02-05-2006, 04:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Very nice!

WOLFMondo
02-05-2006, 04:41 AM
When it has WW2 prop fighters that can shoot at each other I'll order my copy.

Akira_sama
02-05-2006, 04:50 AM
i'll buy it.

joeap
02-05-2006, 05:22 AM
From the page that was posted:


Successor to landmark €œFlight Simulator€ franchise scheduled to land on shelves Holiday 2006

Means Xmas not summer. Darn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Look great, I'll get it too.

Beirut
02-05-2006, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by WOLFMondo:
When it has WW2 prop fighters that can shoot at each other I'll order my copy.

I can appreciate that. But don't think the MS FS series is for wimps only.

Try landing a 777 at night, during a thunderstorm, with high winds. This kind of flying challenge can make getting a 109 off your 6 look like a picnic.

I'm all for WWII sims as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, but the FS series are both valuable flight learning tools, and can be a lot of fun.

The-Pizza-Man
02-05-2006, 06:46 AM
Flying an accurate approach according to the appropriate approach plate in challenging weather gives you quite a rush.

stansdds
02-05-2006, 08:52 AM
Yeah, it looks nice and will implement DX10, but DX10 will not be compatible with anything except Windows Vista, so that means buying a new operating system and FS2006 may be so demanding that you will need a new, very high-end computer in order to get the most out of it. I think I'll be sticking with FS2004 for the foreseeable future.

VVaFFenPanZZeR
02-05-2006, 08:57 AM
Yeah, lets just hope no al-queada types think its a great training tool.

ytareh
02-05-2006, 08:59 AM
Latest FS2006 "Features Birds"?!Thats nuthin!The lovable WW1 Arcade game "Wings of war " has had 'em for a couple of years now....Somebody's even done a mod to get them to 'defaecate' !!!Now THATS attention to detail...

Hurricane_320
02-05-2006, 09:04 AM
Actually, it's named FSX (roman ten).

Another good screenshot site:

http://www.fsplanet.com/fsplanet_com_fsx.htm

DIRTY-MAC
02-05-2006, 09:35 AM
well the water looks like sh!!t

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-05-2006, 10:00 AM
I bought FS2004 and the graphics were good. But If I can't shoot suff up I'll get board and un-install it.

samuraijack1986
02-05-2006, 12:10 PM
donno if ill get it cause usuallly microsofts flight sims are terrible. ill get it maybe if the cockpits improve theyre usually look like cardboard and theres no headshake.il2 is still gonna be the best flight sim out there

ChrisS1958
02-05-2006, 12:18 PM
The best combat flight sim in the world would be FSX with weapons and damage. With FSX's open architecture Maddox Games would have a real fight on their hands.

Box-weasel
02-05-2006, 01:12 PM
As a FS it's got Oleg beat every which way. But maybe BOB will start to take notice of things like WIND,WEATHER, THERMALS, and life on the surface. Yes, FSX has traffic on the roads.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Although, I see the old static_cg contact pts. still seem to plague watercraft. Look at the Grumman Goose in the 2nd pic hovering above the water.(unless it's supposed to be beached).

xTHRUDx
02-05-2006, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by joeap:
From the page that was posted:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Successor to landmark €œFlight Simulator€ franchise scheduled to land on shelves Holiday 2006

Means Xmas not summer. Darn. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Look great, I'll get it too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


correct, thanksgiving at best

biggs222
02-05-2006, 01:55 PM
how far can u fly in microsoft FSX or any other for that matter... can i say, fly from NYC to london?.... or is it just around city areas?... how big are the maps/ flight plans?

xTHRUDx
02-05-2006, 01:56 PM
world wide, and yes u can fly from NY to london

Chuck_Older
02-05-2006, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:


It seems to feature birds:



Does it also feature machine guns?

Owlsphone
02-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by biggs222:
how far can u fly in microsoft FSX or any other for that matter... can i say, fly from NYC to london?.... or is it just around city areas?... how big are the maps/ flight plans?

There are no maps. The entire world is modelled with 24,000 airports. You can takeoff from anywhere and land anywhere you wish.

major_setback
02-05-2006, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:


It seems to feature birds:



Does it also feature machine guns? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not as far as I know.

major_setback
02-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Actually, it's named FSX (roman ten).

Another good screenshot site:

http://www.fsplanet.com/fsplanet_com_fsx.htm


What birds are these?

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/nt?lnk=www.flightsim.com/notams06/fsx0104/grab_241.jpg



Preview from Flight.sim , includes screenshots:

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/notams06/fsx0104.htm


More screenshots:

http://www.fsnordic.net/article/fsx/fsn_fsx01.jpg


http://www.fsnordic.net/article/fsx/fsn_fsx03.jpg

http://www.fsnordic.net/article/fsx/fsn_fsx04.jpg

http://www.fsnordic.net/article/fsx/fsn_fsx05.jpg

http://www.fsnordic.net/article/fsx/fsn_fsx06.jpg

http://scr3.golem.de/screenshots/0601/ms_flightsimulator/1.jpg

http://scr3.golem.de/screenshots/0601/ms_flightsimulator/2.jpg

http://scr3.golem.de/screenshots/0601/ms_flightsimulator/3.jpg

http://scr3.golem.de/screenshots/0601/ms_flightsimulator/5.jpg

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/nt?lnk=www.flightsim.com/notams06/fsx0104/Uluru_atSunrise2.jpg

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/nt?lnk=www.flightsim.com/notams06/fsx0104/fgrab028.jpg

I quite like the water, it looks like it's dynamic (moving):

http://watch.impress.co.jp/game%2Fdocs/20060106/fsx17.jpg

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/nt?lnk=www.flightsim.com/notams06/fsx0104/grab_018.jpg

http://www.flightsim.com/notams06/fsx0104/t/grab_225.jpg

More screenshots:

http://watch.impress.co.jp/game%2Fdocs/20060106/fsx.htm



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Max.Power
02-05-2006, 06:29 PM
Sweet! Helecopters!

LEXX_Luthor
02-05-2006, 06:36 PM
Those MS cumulus clouds are getting nice, and somewhat bigger than the industry standard tiny "flight sim" cumulus flak puffs.

Now, they just need to build them into towering cumulus or thunderheads, introduce dangerous turulence inside the super clouds, and you have almost a combat flight sim -- avoiding the severe storm thunder clouds.

Obi_Kwiet
02-05-2006, 08:25 PM
PF has better water. If Oleg can beat this for BoB, man...

I wish we could have a BoB ingame screen shot. I'd kill for that.

The-Pizza-Man
02-05-2006, 09:21 PM
remember those are screenshots from an early build. I'm pretty sure you'll see a fair bit of improvement by release.

We will all have to buy new computers to run it of course, as I'm sure will be the case for BoB.

BaldieJr
02-05-2006, 10:25 PM
i want it.

i dont like the current fs water so these screens show an improvement. one of my fav things to do in fs is pond-hopping in my home state. water effects are not essential, but for my gaming, better surface detail would help a lot during landings.

i have some hi-res concrete tiles that really improve landing as the detail enhances depth-perception. i'd love to have the same in my lakes/rivers.

biggs222
02-05-2006, 11:09 PM
ok sorry for the questions but how "simmy" is this sim, i mean can u say put planes on auto and become a passenger, just watching the flight and geography, letting teh plane flying itself from engine startup to engine shutdown?... or will it it take ofrever to learn how to get a beoing777 off the ground?

NAFP_supah
02-06-2006, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by biggs222:
ok sorry for the questions but how "simmy" is this sim, i mean can u say put planes on auto and become a passenger, just watching the flight and geography, letting teh plane flying itself from engine startup to engine shutdown?... or will it it take ofrever to learn how to get a beoing777 off the ground?

It has the potential to do the latter but the default planes arent that detailed. But there are a lot of third party addons, some with such detail. I am currently testing a B777 for Flying legends that has that level of detail.

lairdperkins
02-06-2006, 01:32 AM
Probably *will* have to buy new video cards for it... unless current cards can be driver patched to support directx 10... It's also only certainly going to need Vista to get the best performance out of... and Vista scares me. DRM'd everything and no hardware without MS signed drivers... so probably no CH sticks or Track IR for at least six months if ever.

major_setback
02-06-2006, 03:06 AM
Originally posted by biggs222:
ok sorry for the questions but how "simmy" is this sim, i mean can u say put planes on auto and become a passenger, just watching the flight and geography, letting teh plane flying itself from engine startup to engine shutdown?... or will it it take ofrever to learn how to get a beoing777 off the ground?

FS 2004 -

I have flown FS 2004 quite a lot. I never try to fly those big, complicated aircraft. I have no interest in putting in the time to learn all the systems and navigational aids (GPS) etc. and feel it would be unrealistic if ever managed to land one.

I spend lots of time in the smaller one or two engined prop' aircraft. I purchased some more accurate terrain mesh (mountain height data) for all of Europe and America, and enjoy just going for a ride to look at the scenery in different places.

I also have VFR (Visual Flight Rules) phtographic scenery for most of England. This is highly detailed real photographic detail that's 'draped' over the height data (terrain mesh) and looks far better than it appears in any screenshot.

You get a different kind of thrill with FS than with combat sims. You can take a small Piper Club over San Fracisco at sunset with a light wind and just a little turbulence (this can be set) and land at one of the small airstrips there. It's really a challenge to get it lined up just right with the wind blowing.
Lots of the worlds capital cities (and lots of Americas larger towns) are modelled with familiar landmarks.

Piper Club:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/img/craft/Piper_Cub.jpg


Remember, you can add any aircraft you want to the plane set, there are thousands of free downloadable planes as well as many paid add-ons. Some of the free planes really are as good as expensive third party add ons. The magazine PC Pilot has a disc including the best free add-ons; it's woryh buying the mag' just for these.

Here are some screenshots of the DC3 over Wales:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...961011004#2961011004 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/5441047993/r/2961011004#2961011004)

...note all of the clickable switches in the cockpit. I took off and landed though without having to use anything fancy (just using throttle).

There is an autopilot command but I've never used it, so I don't know if it works on the older aircraft.


Historic plane set:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/aircraft.asp


Modern plane set:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/aircraft_modern.asp

Feathered_IV
02-06-2006, 03:31 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Got cows?

major_setback
02-06-2006, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Got cows?

Beware of cows (they eat aircraft):

http://www.compilots.com/article633.html

joeap
02-06-2006, 05:44 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Got cows?

Beware of cows (they eat aircraft):

http://www.compilots.com/article633.html </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

First reaction: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Second: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Third: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Fourth: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif Where's the beef?

major_setback
02-06-2006, 06:18 AM
I just Googled 'cows eat aircraft' and came up with that.
isn't Google wonderful.

major_setback
02-06-2006, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Got cows?

Got cows! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

(I almost forgot for a second that I had this picture. I've been meaning to use this as my avtar for a while...)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Flyincow.jpg

WWSensei
02-06-2006, 07:51 AM
I love combat flying in IL2 but I will most defintely pick up FSX.

It addresses all the other aspects of flying so glaringly missing from IL2. What the FS series lacks in shooting IL2 lacks in just about every other aspect of flying.

Hell, just dynamic weather and more true to life engine management. Sorry, but "complex engine management" in IL2 is still extremely simplified compared to real life. Granted, a step up but something along the lines of stepping up from the 16 color box of crayons to the 64 color box meanwhile the FS series was being done by Picasso.

Random engine failures, realistic navigation and radio frequency usages etc. I can even use my real world sectionals to fly and I often "pre-fly" a real world route before doing so. Especially helpful if I am going to land at an airport I've never been to before.

On a scale of 1 to 10 in combat the IL2 series gets about an 8 while the FS series gets a 1.

On a scale of 1 to 10 in flying the IL2 series gets about a 3 while the FS series gets about a 9.

There is just so much about just real flying that is just flat out missing in IL2...it's a shame really...

major_setback
02-06-2006, 08:18 AM
Re: cows eating aircraft. Yhis is why they do it:

"They appeared to walk around aimlessly, blending into the landscape so as to look totally innocent until the right opportunity presented itself.

Then, moving as quickly as they could, they struck the unguarded flying machine. Soon, its two linen wings ripped to shreds, an airplane that cost Uncle Sam $5,465 in 1918 dollars had been rendered useless until it could be repaired.

At least twice these destroyers of government property succeeded in their designs, grounding two of the Army€s training planes at Love Field in Dallas. And that€s just the loss reported at one installation. During World War I, the Army also had airfields at Fort Worth (Hicks Field), Houston (Ellington Field), San Antonio (Kelly Field), Waco (Rich Field), and Wichita Falls (Call Field). How many biplanes had their wings damaged at these other aviation facilities has not been determined, though the answer surely lies buried somewhere in the military€s voluminous records.

Who instigated these long-forgotten home front attacks on American aircraft? Trench-coated German saboteurs? Disloyal Texans bent on hampering America€s war effort? Draft dodgers €" known then as €œslackers€ €" venting their anger at the government for waging a war they wanted no part of?

Nope, cows. Not seditious cows, not even mad cows. Just hungry cows.


€œDiscovery that Texas cattle will eat the wings of an airplane if the machine is left unguarded is one of the reasons why a general order to €˜stick to the machine, no matter what happens€ is impressed upon every cadet aviator training in Texas,€ the Associated Press reported from Dallas on June 1, 1918.

The planes Texas cows found so tasty were the Curtiss JN-4Ds, better known as Jennys. Powered by a 90 horsepower engine, the two-winged planes had a maximum speed of 75 mile an hour with a ceiling of about 7,000 feet. But that was nothing compared to European fighter aircraft, which were far superior in speed, ceiling and maneuverability.

All the Jennys were good for was primary flight training and observation. And, for a time, providing tasty snacks for brazen bovines. Before the Armistice, some 6,000 Jennys had been delivered to the Army€s Signal Corps and 9,000 men had been trained to fly them.

The Jennys, first flown in 1914, did have one thing in common with the superior aircraft manufactured by Britain, France and Germany: Their two wings were made by stretching linen over a wire-supported spruce frame. To make the wings airtight, the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company covered them with cellulose.

Army aviators called it €œdope.€ For cattle, it was dinner if they could get it. The cellulous, as the AP said, €œsoftens under their tongues and the cattle in their eagerness to obtain it will chew the expensive linen planes to pieces to extract the€¦ €˜dope€ flavor.€

Cows unintentionally doing the Kaiser€s work were not the only problem facing the Signal Corps soldiers at Love Field and the other aviation training camps in Texas.


Airplanes also made attractive targets in a monetary sense. Not that someone was likely to swipe a plane €" not many people outside the military knew how to fly €" but items inside or attached to a plane held a particular attraction to thieves.

€œAn airplane is a valuable piece of property,€ the AP reported, €œwith many detachable parts offering an attractive invitation to looters if one were left unprotected in a lonely field or on a road.€

Even worse than thieves were souvenir hunters.

€œAviators who have made forced landing[s] while on cross country flights say it requires their utmost vigilance to keep curious spectators from breaking up their €˜ships€ and carrying them away piecemeal, so eager are the country people for souvenirs,€ the AP story continued.

Indeed, a Love Field aviator who had to make an emergency landing in a wheat field not far from Dallas in the spring of 1918 found himself facing a second crisis.

€œThe curiosity€¦in him was so great that in less than an hour the field was so crowded that the owner of the ground had to call the Dallas Police to clear the field to prevent his growing crops from being stamped into a total loss,€ the AP said.

That€s a good thing. A trampled field would have left the farmer€s cows looking for something to eat."


Mike Cox
"Texas Tales" - January 25, 2005 column

Treetop64
02-06-2006, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by samuraijack1986:
donno if ill get it cause usuallly microsofts flight sims are terrible. ill get it maybe if the cockpits improve theyre usually look like cardboard and theres no headshake.il2 is still gonna be the best flight sim out there

Why are they "terrible"?

You get headshake with Active Camera.

There are tons of third-party aircraft and scenery packages that are absolutely wonderful to fly and look at, and look totally realistic, from both payware and freeware developers.

The Carenado Cessna 206 Stationair is one AC in particular to take note of; an extremely well done aircraft!

d9720267
02-06-2006, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:
Yeah, it looks nice and will implement DX10, but DX10 will not be compatible with anything except Windows Vista.
Don't be silly.

WWSensei
02-07-2006, 07:40 AM
One of my favorite birds to fly in the FS series.

http://www.t37sim.com/

and having a few hundred hours in a Tweet I can tell you the 3D cockpits are bang on, rival anything I see in IL2 and the FM is as close as you can get in a PC.

I can still use the Dash-1 from my Tweet days and even fly fix-to-fix with nothing but a pencil and the dashboard just like the old days...

Of course, it should be because it was done by a bunch of Tweet instructor pilots.

There is a lot of chaff out there but every now and then you find that chunk of wheat that is oh so good...

Dexmeister
02-07-2006, 07:54 AM
There's so many great free birds for download for FS. I've got a great collection of general aviation (the Maule is my fav freeware, Cessna 310 my fav payware), plus Spitfires, Texans, 737s, 747s, etc etc....

Personally, as invigorating and immersive as IL2 can be, FS2004 has given me a lot of those "wow, cool!" moments over the years. Try flying a full flight plan with comms and clearances in a PMDG payware airliner, and you'll find yourself very busy!!!

As for DX10, I don't think it'll be an absolute requirement, because I know there's FS-based simulators used for training out there that are using hardware that doesn't support DX10, and MS will not alienate those real-life users, or so I hope.

Sure there's no guns, but with everything there IS, it's a winner to any sim fan IMO.

Scott_Bjorn3d
02-07-2006, 09:43 AM
The thing I heard is to be played in all its glory it has to be played on MS Vista with DX-10 and Vista supported DX-10 graphics card.

Dexmeister
02-07-2006, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by Scott_Bjorn3d:
The thing I heard is to be played in all its glory it has to be played on MS Vista with DX-10 and Vista supported DX-10 graphics card.

I have no doubt that's true, but I run a Matrox Parhelia in 3840x1024 on 3 LCDs, and it doesn't support DX9 or 10... Even so I think 3 screens is more glorious than any other OS on a single screen... Just my opinion.

MS has typically been very good at continuing to support my hardware, and I'm hoping this next FSX is no exception.

d9720267
02-07-2006, 11:13 AM
Maybe they'll release a combat version using this engine?

And I still don't believe you NEED Vista for DX10 to work.

opp_us
02-07-2006, 07:39 PM
For some pics, i cant even distinguish them from reality.

http://www.fsplanet.com/images5/fsplanet_com_fsx_08s.jpg
That would be real trouble for the contents:REAL or ANIMATION(?) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

sorry for my bad english.

Treetop64
02-07-2006, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by d9720267:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stansdds:
Yeah, it looks nice and will implement DX10, but DX10 will not be compatible with anything except Windows Vista.
Don't be silly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There's always doubters and nay-sayers...
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

MiamiEagle
02-08-2006, 10:04 AM
Maybe Guys we will getting Combat flight Simulator 4 sometime in the Future. I hope and wish it includes the whole World war and not just another European Theater Combat Simulator. Boy I browse through a PC store the other day and all saw was PC games dedicated to the European Theater. Now that was a one sided simulated look of World war two.


Miamieagle

Scrapper_511
02-08-2006, 11:24 PM
Yuck, I've yet to see photo-realistic terrain that doesn't induce vomiting.

ChrisS1958
02-09-2006, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by MiamiEagle:
Maybe Guys we will getting Combat flight Simulator 4 sometime in the Future. I hope and wish it includes the whole World war and not just another European Theater Combat Simulator. Boy I browse through a PC store the other day and all saw was PC games dedicated to the European Theater. Now that was a one sided simulated look of World war two.


Miamieagle

But the plug has been pulled on any new Microsoft CFS4. All the indications are that there will be no CFS4.

So the only hope is that developers will find a way of adding weapons and destruction to FSX.

In the meantime Pacfic Fighters remains the best combat flight sim, albeit without the open architecture that has given CFS2 (and the arcade game CFS3) such long legs and given developers such enormous fun!

How I wish PF was open architecture: no more wishing what planes to have, we would just go and make it!

The-Pizza-Man
02-09-2006, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by Scrapper_511:
Yuck, I've yet to see photo-realistic terrain that doesn't induce vomiting.

You must have trouble flying in any sim then. Have you flown over any of the megascenery series by PC-Aviator? I only wish all FS scenery could look this good
http://www.megascenery.com/images/vol4/gallery/sthelens5.jpg

But the plug has been pulled on any new Microsoft CFS4. All the indications are that there will be no CFS4.

So the only hope is that developers will find a way of adding weapons and destruction to FSX.

In the meantime Pacfic Fighters remains the best combat flight sim, albeit without the open architecture that has given CFS2 (and the arcade game CFS3) such long legs and given developers such enormous fun!

How I wish PF was open architecture: no more wishing what planes to have, we would just go and make it!
There was an early alpha of CFS4, but it got canned pretty soon in development. If you ever get to see the screen shots of it you'll be well impressed. It has a lot of the same features as FSX, I wouldn't be suprised if FSX is built around a similar architecture.

joeap
02-09-2006, 06:03 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Wonderful scenery indeed. I really do like the Ms civilian FS series, never seen another sim/game with such a huge addon community. However, I do hope they DON'T add guns to FSX, it would be an afterthought at best.

Dexmeister
02-09-2006, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by Scrapper_511:
Yuck, I've yet to see photo-realistic terrain that doesn't induce vomiting.

You must not be looking very hard. Even with the default terrain images complimented with add-on mesh, FS looks excellent.

For comparison, IL2's trees still float in the air after 5 years of development effort.

And with Flight Ontario's add-on photoreal terrain I can see the swimming pool in my back yard.

Check this out here:
http://www.flightontario.com/ss_ils.htm


I live across the river from that pond on the right:
http://www.flightontario.com/images/yyz8.jpg

This is YYZ:
http://www.flightontario.com/images/yyz2.jpg

Be sure, FSX will be the best non-combat sim ever, just as FS2004 is now, and either way, people here will hate it...

Philipscdrw
02-09-2006, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by VVaFFenPanZZeR:
Yeah, lets just hope no al-queada types think its a great training tool.

Pah. A child of 5 years could steer a 767 into a building with no training, assuming the flight crew become incapacitated.

I'll stay with FS9 until the FS third-party developers (who are what makes FS worthwhile) get up to speed with the new system. But I'll be pre-ordering BoB...

major_setback
02-09-2006, 07:44 AM
This doesn't induce anything other than a thrill.
FS 2004 with add-on scenery:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/FS2004040612ckopia.jpg

Beirut
02-09-2006, 07:55 AM
The-Pizza-Man,

Great mountain shot. I have the MegaScenery Pacific Northwest add-on and it's excellent scenery. Shots like that prove how far we've come.

And yes, I would love to dogfight over that terrain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I think we've got it pretty good as far as terrain scenery goes. Though I would love to see IL2 be brought up to Lock-On standards.

joeap
02-09-2006, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Dexmeister:
You must not be looking very hard. Even with the default terrain images complimented with add-on mesh, FS looks excellent.

For comparison, IL2's trees still float in the air after 5 years of development effort.

And with Flight Ontario's add-on photoreal terrain I can see the swimming pool in my back yard.


Be sure, FSX will be the best non-combat sim ever, just as FS2004 is now, and either way, people here will hate it...

Excellent pics Dex...but please don't generalize. I don't "hate" MSFS and never had CFS3. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I am from Vancouver originally and saw some great addons for my neck fo the woods...I ahve family over in Ontario too and know it pretty well. Looks darn good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif