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MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« on: July 30, 2020, 09:46:16 PM »
     I thought I'd share a video that Squirrel just put out.  A first look in widescreen HD of the upcoming MSFS2020.  I am about to watch it . . . enjoy it with me!   :)


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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 08:12:54 AM »
That was a good video.  Thanks, Jeff!

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 09:51:13 AM »
Thanks, Jeff. I've been subscribed to the "Aussy" on YouTube and those videos have been great throughout this process.  My question on this is, which platform?

It looks like the basic charge is $59 no matter who is selling it (unless you get the deluxe programs). But one big difference I see for PC is space! If you order it in disks or digital from Amazon, it is 10 disks or digital equivalent and 150 GB on your disk drive. (That is a pretty HUGE program).  With Steam, it only gives your disk a 2 GB space hit. 

I'm going to have to keep Prepar3D V3.5 and 5 to keep up the RTMM site. So I doubt I'll be flying the new FS2020 the same way. I'll probably be flying it quite differently, and probably more realistically. But won't be doing all the scenery stuff, etc. So I wonder if I would be just as well off with the Steam system.  I use the Train Simulator and those graphics are great, but I wonder about the difference in the interface with the joystick for Steam vs Microsoft?

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 12:49:03 PM »
 8)  He's popped out another one . . . enjoy!

Landing on Water - Microsoft Flight Simulator - Icon A5

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 01:00:21 AM »
 8)  . . . another one.   :)

Icy Conditions - Microsoft Flight Simulator - Cessna 172
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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 09:35:36 AM »
Jeff,

Note the lack of wake for the Icon A5 in the video.  It makes me wonder what kind of parcticle effects system MSFS 2020 has.  Wake effects?  Waterfall effects?  Smoke effects?  hmmmm....

Doug,

I think Steam has accidentally cut off the rest of the MSFS 2020 requirements on their website.  Those storage requirements are for the VRAM on the graphics card.  They left out the 150 HDD storage requirement.  Compare the Microsoft application requirements to the Steam requirements and you can kind of see what happened.


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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 09:39:28 AM »
Yes I see that now, Rod. There is a VERY TINY wake behind the Icon, barely visible. The lack of wake threw me a little too. With the terrific water in this sim, I thought they might add a boat or two...but no wakes?

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 10:44:44 AM »
It looks like MSFS 2020 will have a number of missing or problematic things (helicopters, effects, etc.) at first release.  It is a giant leap in terms of detailed scenery around the globe but, as with any new sim, there will be many things to be fixed/added later.  I also don't expect it to offer those beautiful scenes in Alaska which lacks high quality aerial images and good OSM data. 

For me, MSFS 2020 will be the "fun to fly around and sightsee' sim expecially outside the Orbx region areas including TrueEarth.  TrueEarth US Washington, Oregon and Northern California are truly spectacular.  It will be interesting to see how well MSFS 2020 runs on my 5 year old processor. (4790K) which is only a quad core.

inside the Orbx regional and TrueEarth areas, I will still be flyhing P3Dv5, most of the time, which has become super solid for me and much faster than P3Dv4.  The only issue I have is those darn blue outlines on some of the trees without EA (enhanced atmospherics) turned on.  That needs to be fixed.  I don't use EA since it adds .5 or .6 to my available VRAM which has become a preciouse commodity.  Also, I hate the pixel flashing issue, when clouds meet the terrain horizons in EA mode, even more than the blue outlined trees.

It is a great time to be a simmer with not one but three front line Sims to choose from:  P3D, MSFS 2020 and X-Plane.

Rod

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 10:53:59 AM »
 :)  Good morning.  Here's the next one . . .

VFR Night Flying - Microsoft Flight Simulator - Robin DR400 (EGMC-EGLC)

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
I’m thinking I will prob use FS2020 to virtually learn to fly “more realistically”, with ATC radio, Flight procedures, engine procedures, etc. and like you, Flight-seeing. In V5, the graphics, weather, etc are VERY good. And with RTMM, going out to the cabins will always be a treat. It will prob be as dif for me as using the train simulator which I think is fun. But watching these new vids coming out, it really does look amazing.

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 06:00:05 PM »
Wow. Pretty amazing. The next simulator is indeed impressive. I did notice some stuttering on final on that last video landing at night in London. That's with a 2080 TI too!! Ouch. Well, until I can afford to upgrade my system, I'll be using P3D and enjoying the videos from those that can take on the new simulator.

I'm currently still without a simulator at the moment due to a error 43 code issue with my current rig. So, I've gotta get that taken care of first.

Brad

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 08:00:11 PM »
Since this probably has some FSX DNA, perhaps the FSX Effects will play and our traffic bgl files will also if we can get the simobjects converted to play in FSXX.  I hope the SDK will answer those questions.

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 04:52:55 AM »
 :)

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 01:33:27 AM »
 8)     Well, that was a good first look from a few perspectives.  His next video is a commercial jet flight, so I don't think I'll post it here.  You can go to his channel and see it if you want to.   ;)

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Re: MS Flight Simulator 2020 First Look
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 02:00:03 PM »
Thank you very much for these videos. It is true that it is very attractive. But I'm waiting for the first feedback from my colleagues and other users. See you
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