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FSX vs. X-Plane

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Back in the day, it was suggested that while MSFS had the better scenery and airport details that X-Plane had better flight dynamics. Is that still the belief today?Thanks,RH

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Let me try to nip this off quick ;)Both platforms are aweful out of the box. Both are capable when modded by talented developers. Overall FSX has better mod support.

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FSX has better usability, and with addon scenery looks more realistic. The flight dynamics really don't matter that much. You can use both sims for procedural and fly by the numbers training, but compared to how it feels to fly in real life both sims are way off.

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FSX has better usability, and with addon scenery looks more realistic. The flight dynamics really don't matter that much. You can use both sims for procedural and fly by the numbers training, but compared to how it feels to fly in real life both sims are way off.
I don't agree with that assessment either. We sometimes get those "wow" moments, where the perceived "feel" of the sim, seems close to real. It definitely is a mind game, but it can work, and is possible, as I've experienced it numerous times. These day's, both sims are capable of the "Wow" factor. As previously mentioned, it really depends on the experience of the programmer.Personally, I don't use sims much for procedural training. I use them to visit airports before I do in real life, compare the advances in virtual reality to real life; and always looking for that "Wow" factor..

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Let me try to nip this off quick ;)Both platforms are aweful out of the box. Both are capable when modded by talented developers. Overall FSX has better mod support.
They are not awful out of the box .... ATC, Airports, Roads, Vehicles, and so forth .

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I love chicken noodle soup.Dumplings are better...but a pain to make.I also love spicy Thai noodle soup with prawns.See what I did there :(

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Hi,My guess is................Wait for it............................You want soup :( ..............All kidding aside, the two main reasons I do not like XPlane10 is the Plausible World aspect as well as the lack of third party support from some of the major third party addon developers.

I love chicken noodle soup.Dumplings are better...but a pain to make.I also love spicy Thai noodle soup with prawns.See what I did there :(

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Here is what I am doing. When there is patch or RC, I try the demo again. I fly and I evaluate. I determine if I like it yet. If not, I wait for the next patch. Repeat. I want to like it I really do but I just can't stop comparing it to FSX. The reason I compare to FSX is because I like FSX. It is that simple. Everyone has a means to which they gauge something.Bob

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Here is what I am doing. When there is patch or RC, I try the demo again. I fly and I evaluate. I determine if I like it yet. If not, I wait for the next patch. Repeat. I want to like it I really do but I just can't stop comparing it to FSX. The reason I compare to FSX is because I like FSX. It is that simple. Everyone has a means to which they gauge something.Bob
You've summed up my view perfectly. I'm of the mind that we can and should have many viable flight simulation options, and I try to avoid "taking sides", as it were. So far, X-Plane hasn't presented anything to make me want to purchase and stick with it. I really want it to, but it seems like it just falls short. I really wish Austin Meyer and the gang at Laminar success, and I hope they eventually cross that threshold that turns X-Plane from a curiosity to a keeper for me.

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A FSX vs X-plane topic in the FSX forum? Oh we surely won't get any bias in here.
You will get an honest opinion with RW pilotsBob

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Oh jeese, where's that dead horse icon again?
I think we've moved on to beating the spot where the dead horse used to lay. :(

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Here's an honest opinion from a real world pilot: X-plane's UI is horrid. That's as far as I got!Seriously. Let this poor horsey rest.beat_dead_horse2.jpg

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Thanks guys - now off to the X-Plane forum to see how they responded.RH
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Hi,My guess is................Wait for it............................You want soup ..............All kidding aside, the two main reasons I do not like XPlane10 is the Plausible World aspect as well as the lack of third party support from some of the major third party addon developers.
I think that FSX is spicy Thai prawn soup with croutons.. Delicious :Whistle:RegardsBill

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I think that FSX is spicy Thai prawn soup with croutons.. Delicious :Whistle:RegardsBill
Croutons?In my spicy Thai prawn soup?Heathen :(

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I tried the XPX demo with an open mind. I found I actually get far better performance in FSX loaded up with add ons than I do in the XPX demo. That alone was enough reason for me to stop trying it. I didn't like the scenery either, it feels a bit like flying over a creation in SimCity. The shadows are nice, as well as the built in HDR effects, but at too much cost to performance. Plus they still haven't done away with the confusing and messy UI from XP9. I'm sure it will get better, as they're pushing new builds of it continuously, but right now i'm happy where I am!

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I tried the XPX demo with an open mind. I found I actually get far better performance in FSX loaded up with add ons than I do in the XPX demo. That alone was enough reason for me to stop trying it. I didn't like the scenery either, it feels a bit like flying over a creation in SimCity. The shadows are nice, as well as the built in HDR effects, but at too much cost to performance. Plus they still haven't done away with the confusing and messy UI from XP9. I'm sure it will get better, as they're pushing new builds of it continuously, but right now i'm happy where I am!
I had the same results and UI impression. The FPS issue may be due to XPlane using OpenGL instead of DirectX as used by FSX. Not all video cards do well with OpenGL.

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