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9 hours ago, DeadMan said:

It’s really good. My computer is 4 years old and runs it pretty well, all things considered. 

Bummer. I don't have a gaming computer, this is coming to the Xbox, but it'll be a long wait. Looking at custom builds, looks like it'll cost at least 600 USD to run this thing.

Can you fly over Bandon Dunes and do a screencap, lol?

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I had a flight sim for radio control planes.   It was great for learning new tricks on real RC planes.  It ran on Windows 98.   I could pick all different types of RC planes and using a realistic RC controller do several types of aerobatics.    I inquired about updating the software to Windows 10 and the price had jumped about 800% over what I paid back in the day.    I still have that old Windows 98 laptop and may fire it up to use the RC flight sim.

The MS 2020 flight sim does look great.  

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If they bring it to Xbox I'll definitely buy it. The 2014 Mac Mini I have running Windows 10 in Bootcamp doesn't even come close to meeting the required specs for PCs, though. 

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Last Microsoft FS I purchased was FS2004. At that time there was also a very active 3rd party ATC simulation that someone was able to merge the pieces, so not only were you flying from point A to point B, you were doing it under the control of live verbal ATC. I tried both parts, and it was always interesting seeing a plane appear on you radar screen, and the pilot reporting in.

I spent way too many hours flying from Chicago to LA, or Chicago to NY. Cross county would have kept me up all night.

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12 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Here you go. These are on the lowest settings possible, FWIW.

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Thanks! Pretty good, guessing it’s not  custom mapped. 

On 8/22/2020 at 10:16 AM, jamo said:

If they bring it to Xbox I'll definitely buy it. The 2014 Mac Mini I have running Windows 10 in Bootcamp doesn't even come close to meeting the required specs for PCs, though. 

I’m guessing it’s gonna be a long wait. A year? 

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Ok damn it. I gotta try this simulator. My kid has a serious gaming PC and I’m sure this will look awesome. Maybe they’ll make this for VR Oculus Rift?

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