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Flight is not what you are hoping for - NEW INFORMATION

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Good afternoon everyone, I have been a long time developer for FSX and FS2004. I have felt the need to sign up anonymously in order to protect myself from the consequences of breaching the NDA regarding Microsoft Flight. If Microsoft found out it was me giving you this information, Bill Gates will come to my house, strap me to a chair, and tickle me until I breathe no more. I can confirm that Microsoft Flight is now a dinosaur simulator. The Flight aspect is in fact slightly misleading, as the only dinosaur in the game with any ability to fly is the pterodactyl. The change has been very subtle, and several developers are still working on the project, having failed to realise that the end-goal has changed. I personally recognised that something was up when I was attempting to start up a Cessna 152, only to realise after several minutes of searching for the master switch that I was actually a T-Rex, and even if I found said switch my arms would surely be too short to operate it. Developers everywhere are starting to wake up to this knowledge and they are devastated. Most have never even put together an air file for a Velociraptor. They just don't know where to start. We're all devastated. I can't believe we've been shut out like this. Personally, I'm just going to keep pushing forwards as best I can. If anyone knows any good reference photos for Bronchosaurus then I'd be grateful. Thanks.

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How does the oversized forestation look? I am guessing DX11 makes the leaves look amazing when you are eating them up close. Mark.

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Yes! This is actually is what I've been hoping for, can't wait for the 'deflect the catostrophic meteor with your Pteranodon' mission! Now some rivet counter will come on and point out that the Pteranodon was a reptile, not a dinosaur, yes, I know was.

what is this forum? a circus?
Well, it's a flying circus if you want to get really picky. Al

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if the flight model is accurate .. bring on the dinosaurs

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Yup, exactly, because if they're having flying reptiles, by definition they would need thermals and ridge lift, so I'm happy, even if nobody else is. Al

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Here is the first plane for it...it's big....can you see the boarding bridge ...

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Does any one know if Ultimate Traffic is working on dinosaur AI? I bet they are in bed with MS on this. Alainne said so.

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Is this Dino-Simulator going to use a new game engine, or will be just be a patch to FSX? Also, will it have sloped runways?

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An MS insider revealed to me earlier, that one of the unprecedented research methods used in the creation of this sim, was the use of a heavily modified DeLorean DMC-12 sports car, so that they could go back in time and actually observe dinosaurs to ensure their liveries were correct and record the sounds of them for use in the sim. So if you've ever wondered why Marty McFly bears an uncanny resemblance to Bill Gates, now you know. A caveat to this is that you will have to pay for downloads of other periods, these being the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic, although MS have said that this demonstrates clear proof that they have listened to what simmers want, in that this covers a long-held wish from hard core simmers to be able to fly in older time periods, with scenery relating to those eras. Al

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A World Exclusive!! ph34r.png First pic of the upcoming MS Flight B747-400!

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Every time I see that damn signature, I want to mash the bug crawling across my screen. The first time I actually tried to get it...

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She's called Sweetie .Please treat her well. (at least one bug we won't find in MSFlight!)

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Every time I see that damn signature, I want to mash the bug crawling across my screen. The first time I actually tried to get it...
C'mon, leave the bug alone......smile.pngIts been around for so long and through many forums upgrades - its a survivor! The AVSIM Forums wouldn't be the same without it. With regards to this new 'Dino' sim - which reptile will be the fastest?

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She's called Sweetie .Please treat her well. (at least one bug we won't find in MSFlight!)
I always wonder how many miles Sweetie has traveled. LOL ...

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C'mon, leave the bug alone......smile.pngIts been around for so long and through many forums upgrades - its a survivor! The AVSIM Forums wouldn't be the same without it. With regards to this new 'Dino' sim - which reptile will be the fastest?
My inside source said that they are unsure at this time, as they are still looking into what reptiles will be included in the final release. LMAO.gif

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Jumbo on finalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfeB9r4RrB8&feature=share</div>

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Whats with all the crackpot threads/theories/rubbish on this forum?

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Too many folks hanging out with no information! It makes for interesting reading though, so I'm hoping there's plenty more to come!

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Jumbo on final

I hope no elephants were hurt during this mission!

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"Personally, I'm just going to keep pushing forwards as best I can. If anyone knows any good reference photos for Bronchosaurus then I'd be grateful." Bronchosaurus !!!!A new species perhaps !!Some sort of flu like illness.! Anyways any decent developer worth his or her salt should know his Dino's Cheers AndoplosaurusFlightsimmerii

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Perhaps Flight can work in elements of B.C.'s Quest for Tires to enhance the game play to early 1980's standards!

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Perhaps Flight can work in elements of B.C.'s Quest for Tires to enhance the game play to early 1980's standards!
Nah, that's too sophisticated for their new target market of XBox button-jockeys. They'd need to dumb it down more.

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I kinda believe this guy.Just look at the latest MS Flight screenshots where they compare cloud blending. The scenery and everything is the same on both screenshots, just the cloud blending is different... do you think they coded the old weather system on the new Flight platform just to show you the difference or it looks like they took the old code and everything and start tweaking and improving?

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If they're still using sliders and check boxes there is probably one to turn on and off cloud and terrain blend. If that is the case then these screenshots would be the same scenery with the option on and off and would be easy to compare then differences.

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