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MOhz
02-27-2005, 07:20 AM
Has there been any news about 2006? because if yes, then I would wait instead of getting MFS 2004.

Hi Leude, habt ihr von MFS 2006 geh├┬Ârt? Wenn ja, dann warte ich lieber noch mal anstatt MFS 2004 zu kaufen...

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 07:37 AM
Get FS2004 and go download planes.

DO NOT spend 60.00 pound on FS2006 when itg comes

MOhz
02-27-2005, 07:39 AM
Na I would not do that, I would wait as usual, but if it were coming soon then I would not bother with 2004.

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 07:45 AM
Im being honest.

I got dared to buy FS2004 and i got to say with all these free aircraft its FAB.

Also its quite cheap now 20.00/10.00 pounds.

FS2006 wont see the light of day until at least 2006

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 07:49 AM
Even so if you want to wait then why did you ask this silly question anyway?

3.JG51_BigBear
02-27-2005, 07:55 AM
YOu might as well buy 2004 I would think. Its very cheap right now and you'll be able to get a lot of use out of it with all the free stuff. I don't know anything about a planned MFS2006, one would think there would be one but if they hold true to form it won't be released at the earliest until summer, like 2004, or more likely it won't get out until November.

EURO_Snoopy
02-27-2005, 07:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaNorris:
Even so if you want to wait then why did you ask this silly question anyway? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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MOhz
02-27-2005, 08:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif lol!

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 08:36 AM
Well FS2004 is a game that starts to suck after a while. So which ever way you look at it its either 60.00 or 20.00
FS2006 FS2004

3.JG51_BigBear
02-27-2005, 08:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaNorris:
Well FS2004 is a game that starts to suck after a while. So which ever way you look at it its either 60.00 or 20.00
FS2006 FS2004 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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IMHO, FS2004 is an excellent product and for anyone interested in civil aviation its definitely worth purchasing at $20.00. I don't play it as much as I do CFS3 and PF but I do get a lot of entertainment out of it especially since its almost infinitely expandable with plenty of great mods and aircraft.

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 08:57 AM
Yes but whatever way you look at it there wont be much change at all

3.JG51_BigBear
02-27-2005, 09:13 AM
I disagree, between MFS 2002 and MFS 2004 there were some huge improvements, especially in graphics, real time weather, interactive air traffic control, the flight school that might actually help somebody, interactive virtual cockpits and these are just the things I can remember. It would stand to reason that the series would continue to be improved to the point that one would want the latest version.

SeaNorris
02-27-2005, 09:53 AM
I'll buy it when it goes down because paying 60.00 pound for a game that doesnt deliver the fololwing:

1. Detailed Landscape
2. Proper Airline Companies
3. The whole world might be good but nit for me.
4. Combat Aircraft (When you put one in it cant fire guns drop bombs etc)

I wil still buy it..... in a year

adlabs6
02-27-2005, 10:48 AM
I heard from a guy on another forum (who beta tested for FS2004) that there was indeed development going on on FS2006 (or FS10 really). There was still no alpha version to test as of a couple months ago though.

I love FS2004, never boring. My only concern is being sure all my payware addons will work with a new version, since we can't be sure just how much MS will change things.

I do expect some big improvements in the next version. I saw some pics from the development of CFS4 (now canceled) that were really nice, and finished they'd have been even better. Autogen trees that looked much more real, and had better arrangement on the landscape. I'd like to see utilization of the Microsoft Speech system to aid in ATC control in the next version as well. Weather, some minor changes, mainly with blending on transitions between layers and systems. I'd also like to see gauge refresh rates doubled or tripled. I like the look and smoothness of some of the RealityXP payware gauges, MS needs to get on up to that smoothness level as default.

But as to the question asked, I don't think I've yet heard any solid word on a relase for FS2006.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2005, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaNorris:
Im being honest.

I got dared to buy FS2004 and i got to say with all these free aircraft its FAB.

Also its quite cheap now 20.00/10.00 pounds.

FS2006 wont see the light of day until at least 2006 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

M$ has been known to release games earlier. FS2004 has been released, late 2003 IIRC.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2005, 03:01 PM
ANyways, with all the free downloadable add-on planes, cockpits, sounds and the overall open strucutre of this sim, the FS series can defenitly be a valuable gameplay experience for many years. However, it is essential to know how VOR, ADF and all the other aviation electronics work. I once flew from the east to the west coast, all on VOR!! not the g@y GPS. Now, that's a challenge. especially if you want to know where you are, all the time.

MOhz
02-27-2005, 03:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaNorris:
Yes but whatever way you look at it there wont be much change at all <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The last MSFS I owned was 98... That was THE sim that got me into simming. Afterwards I discovered the Fly! series and they were a lot more promising, but MS just has the market so that died... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif !!!!! Wish it had as much attention as MS. Anyway I know about VOR etc. Thanks for your guys' opinion.

MOhz
02-27-2005, 03:52 PM
ah PS: that is really what impresses me the most about MSFS, all those fri.... addons, WOW!!!

Weather_Man
02-27-2005, 04:54 PM
I've got 20GB of MSFS goodness installed and another 10GB not installed. Really looking forward to the next version. Last rumour I heard was late summer/fall 2005 for FS10.

LeadSpitter_
02-27-2005, 09:52 PM
wasnt there an article about ms stopping all flightsims combat flightsims and games awhile ago.

BaldieJr
02-27-2005, 10:01 PM
Rumor has it that FS is a pet project of MS corporate founders.

Those guys love thier pet projects, and will take huge losses on them 'just because they can'. I don't think FS will ever go away. Besides, its the best world-rendering research project ever devised: it pays for itself and requires no tax-payer money.

MOhz
02-28-2005, 03:04 AM
hi dudes, could you give me some links to free Addons or places I can look up (no, not google http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ). That would really rock, thanks guys!

MOhz
02-28-2005, 03:08 AM
PS: You guys can also list Addons directly and they can also be one I have to pay for. How about CFS3 addons aswell??

MOhz
02-28-2005, 01:28 PM
bump

Weather_Man
02-28-2005, 01:36 PM
Lots of places to get free addons

http://www.avsim.com/
http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/new11.htm
http://www.simviation.com/downloads.html
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/
http://www.fsnordic.net/
http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/default.htm
http://www.simufly.com/hjg/
http://walhalla.mine.nu/fs2004.php

msalama
02-28-2005, 01:50 PM
...plus you might want to check out this link:

http://www.flightsimonline.com

for some cool vintage multiprops if that's your cup of tea (I think these are for FS2004 only though - no CFS stuff there). I find the Howard 500 a bit too muscle-bound for my tastes, but their upcoming Beech 18 looks just awesome...

BaldieJr
02-28-2005, 02:03 PM
YOU MUST AVOID FLOAT PLANES AT ALL COSTS. ESPECIALLY NASTY IS THE FREEWARE MAULE FROM FSNORDIC.NET. I REPEAT: AVOID ALL FLOAT-PLANES IN FS2004!!!!

WWSensei
02-28-2005, 02:14 PM
They are working on a new civ flight sim. No idea on another CFS title. Last I heard of CFS 4 it was being cancelled. FS200x has been a cash cow for them so not likely to be dropped.

The reason I know about FS2006 (maybe that or called FS10) is that I am interviewing for the program manager job for the project. ;-)

krmichal
02-28-2005, 02:30 PM
FS may be quite cheap, but some really good addons (like planes, sceneries) may cost more than the game itself. Of course you don't have to buy them, but they are MUCH better than "plain" game. Fortunately there are also many free add-ons, rating from poor to really great ones.

OT: you may like to try out FlightGear from http://www.flightgear.org/ - free opensource flight simulator. Don't expect it to substitute MSFS (not yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ), but it's free, so trying it won't hurt.

MOhz
02-28-2005, 03:51 PM
Awwwwww, thanks guys, that is really so awesome! Seems you guys are also good at other things than whining http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif!

thanks *hug*

Weather_Man
02-28-2005, 03:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
YOU MUST AVOID FLOAT PLANES AT ALL COSTS. ESPECIALLY NASTY IS THE FREEWARE MAULE FROM FSNORDIC.NET. I REPEAT: AVOID ALL FLOAT-PLANES IN FS2004!!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that some sort of reverse psychology? The maule is awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

MOhz
03-01-2005, 11:18 AM
Has anyone tried out X-Plane? How does it fare?

Capt.England
03-01-2005, 02:44 PM
I got asked to fill in a survey some months ago for what I would like to see in the next version. This will come out as there is a large add on industry that makes money out of the FS series. I did hear that at one time MS Train sim 2 was canned, but I now have heard that it is back in production! (Trainz is better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) so maybe CFS4 will one day come back. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

BaldieJr
03-01-2005, 03:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Weather_Man:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
YOU MUST AVOID FLOAT PLANES AT ALL COSTS. ESPECIALLY NASTY IS THE FREEWARE MAULE FROM FSNORDIC.NET. I REPEAT: AVOID ALL FLOAT-PLANES IN FS2004!!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that some sort of reverse psychology? The maule is awesome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, its a genuine warning.

I've known about virtual bush pilots for some time. I always thought they were a bit cracked, but I too have caught the bug thanks to that ****ed maule.

I don't know why its addictive, but it is. I'm puddle-hopping the lower 48 and having a ball. I'll eventually get better terrain for alaska/canada and will hop those puddles too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif