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Did anyone know FSX has shooting stars?

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Just cruising along at FL370 in the NGX over the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and the Maldives.

 

While looking out and admiring how black the sky was. this bright white shooting star zoomed across my windscreen and off into the distance to the left. It actually scares the s**t outta me as I wasn't expecting it.  Having used FSX since the start of 09 I have never seen this before.

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I actually had this on way to EFRO the other evening, i thought i was going mad because like you i had never had this happen before@

 

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Maybe this accounts for the UFOs I have seen from time to time while night-flying around Roswell - but then again, maybe not...  :P

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...that was just some sparks from your GPU,flying across in front of your monitor...

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Its Amazing the amount of detail that ACES originally coded into FSX!!!!

Didn't know about the meteors!

 

B.

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You can sometimes see a meteor shower in winter if you takeoff from CYFB and fly due north above 20,000 feet. 

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I still remember seeing the Northern lights in FS2004 is it present in FSX?

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Just cruising along at FL370 in the NGX over the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and the Maldives.

 

While looking out and admiring how black the sky was. this bright white shooting star zoomed across my windscreen and off into the distance to the left. It actually scares the s**t outta me as I wasn't expecting it.  Having used FSX since the start of 09 I have never seen this before.

 

 

FS9 had this as well.

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I still remember seeing the Northern lights in FS2004 is it present in FSX?

 

Good question and I completely forgot about the northern lights.  I haven't noticed them, yet.

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Good question and I completely forgot about the northern lights.  I haven't noticed them, yet.

 

Fly north...

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Good question and I completely forgot about the northern lights.  I haven't noticed them, yet.

I've never seen them flying polar routes in the PMDG 777 but then again Im usually asleep by the time I get that far north.

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Stop looking out of the windows and monitor your instruments.

Stop fixating on your instruments. Look out the window and fly :P

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Its Amazing the amount of detail that ACES originally coded into FSX!!!!

Didn't know about the meteors!

 

B.

I meant to quote you above, all these subtle features were a build up over the 20+ years the franchise has been in existence. These details aren't isolated to FSX. Many of these sky features date back to FS2000. Like I said above FS9 had this as well and I'm sure P3D v2 has some Easter Eggs as well (that's what we used to call these hidden features years ago).

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Stop fixating on your instruments. Look out the window and fly

 

Next time I fly in a 737 I will imagine the captain saying to the co-pilot "Oooh look, there's a big ship down there...."

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Next time I fly in a 737 I will imagine the captain saying to the co-pilot "Oooh look, there's a big ship down there...."

 

Instead, imagine him saying, "Oooh look, there's another aircraft headed our way."  At the same altitude.  And maintaining a fixed point on your windscreen over time.

 

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Instead, imagine him saying, "Oooh look, there's another aircraft headed our way."  At the same altitude.  And maintaining a fixed point on your windscreen over time.

 

Hook

 

It's happened to me once at over 30,000 feet in NGX.  I completely ignored the TCAS warning because its only a simulation and I thought catching a glimpse of an AI airplane close up at cruise and what airline it was would provide a point of interest.  Collisions are enabled in my simulation.  Head On, BAM. 

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Instead, imagine him saying, "Oooh look, there's another aircraft headed our way."  At the same altitude.  And maintaining a fixed point on your windscreen over time.

 

Hook

 

 "Oooh look, there's another aircraft headed our way."  At the same altitude.  And maintaining a fixed point on your windscreen over time "Don't those flashing lights look pretty...."

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