Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by BobSturm » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:01 pm

Here is a good preview of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 pre-Alpha. The previewer is a RW 737 pilot who was invited to a special event by Microsoft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RciDscn ... _hmrNLPQXA
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by Mark Kusiak » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:41 pm

Nice video review. Still very preliminary to speculate on the finished product.
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by WWA3382 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:07 pm

I would strongly suggest the following videos that actually talk about the event and the Q&A sessions.

FroogleSim -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8h6yi ... x=145&t=1s

FlightChops-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrJs0jK ... x=146&t=0s

Also, FSElite released a series of videos covering the event and their one-on-one sessions with the devs-
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... stthcVmdTL

When I hear someone like Froogle say he's very excited about the program, I think we might have a hit on our hands. He's been one of the most skeptical people of Microsoft and the recent FS releases in recent years, so if they've convinced him that this is moving in the right direction, then I think it's time to start saving up money.
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by WWA3290 Paul L Steele » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:21 pm

I am looking forward to seeing where this goes. I am stuck flying on FS9 on my laptop with it's degraded scenery and all that goes with it. I do have some better airport add ons with World Airport Scenery but it just is not like FSX. FSX and my Windows 10 computer are mortal enemies and even though FSX SE works better at times, I will not waste the time for a long flight only to have it lock up after 10 minutes or 8 hours. I have said to many a FS friend that I would pay full price for an updated FSX that would work with 64 bit systems and the new Windows programs. I have X Plane 11 but being so accustomed to the keyboard and joystick control commonalities between FS9 and FSX, having to program every button and switch on my joystick is just not my thing. I would pay a nice sum for a program that would do this for me but it just ain't me at this time.
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by WWA3105 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:00 pm

I too, have been using FS9 for years. I've tried FSx on my Windows computer, which I built with much ram and a super video card. But still doesn't have the performance that I enjoy with FS9. I am thinking X-plane, but not too sure if I could try it at this time. I guess my primary consideration is: are there good add-ons as FS9.
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Pre-Alpha preview

Post by BobSturm » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:00 pm

WWA3105 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:00 pm
I too, have been using FS9 for years. I've tried FSx on my Windows computer, which I built with much ram and a super video card. But still doesn't have the performance that I enjoy with FS9. I am thinking X-plane, but not too sure if I could try it at this time. I guess my primary consideration is: are there good add-ons as FS9.
You can download a free trail version of X-Plane 11, which is highly recommended. As for add-ons, there are no where near as many as FS9, but you have to consider how long FS9 has been around compared to X-Plane. The selection is getting better. The X-Plane 11 default airports are much better that FS9 ever was because they are being developed by the users rather than a bunch of programmers who know nothing about flying. What I like most about X-Plane is the flight dynamics. X-Plane models real flight dynamics based on real airfoil/aircraft design rather than Microsoft's look-up tables.
Like you, I considered FS9 to be the best that Microsoft ever developed. I had FSX but used it only for airport scenery design. It never ran as good as FS9. Now that I have switched to X-Plane-11, I will never go back to anything that Microsoft does.
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