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How nice would it be it the differences between the 2 versions would be not extra planes and scenery but instead for advanced and general users. Some of the big differences would be more switches in the planes, atc and pilots to use less politically correct communications, and night textures to be more real when looking at fields (currently airfields are brighter than the street and city lights which are not all that realistic). I was flying from BWI to MCO on a Southwest flight yesterday night and was thinking how 2002 is a great VFR small single engine sim. Hopefully the next version would be more a sim for both small and big planes with smarter ATC and the ablitiy to use more than one active. Additionally it see more knobs working like the ability to turn on the transponder and what not. One thing that would be great would be to see the ms team nail the rotating beacon on the airfields. All they need to do is make it a strobe like the reils. One of the best features 2000 had that we lost in 2002 was how atis would fade in with noise. Hopefully we can get that back. Lastly on the voices hopefully we can see (or hear that is) new voice packs to add to the current ones. It would also be nice to adjust the speed of atc transmition. Just like how we are able to adjust the speed of ai planes once someone broke the code to be able to speed up how fast the controller talks. Just stating things that havent been mentioned.Kilstorm

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Sadly, I think the audience for the advanced version you are proposing would be too small to justify the expenditure. And that is why you don't see the types of planes produced by Dreamfleet, Flight 1 etc, in the MS out of the box program. It is simply not worth the programming time for Microsoft to cater to the small audience truly interested in flying a 1960s DC-9. There's just no margin there.That's why the add-on market works so well - small companies can meet the needs of carefully targetted niches and charge handsomely for that - and do it much better than MS. Frankly, I think we will get a better experience this way. MS is best at creating the canvas, and the add-on producers can create the art.

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