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looks impressive but how does it compare to the RealAir Spitfire and Capt Sim Yak 3, i.e. how's the refresh rate in the VC and how clear/sharp are the textures?

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I am sure they are but though I got Wings of Power and am hugely impressed I already got the Realair Spitfire. If they can match that one they have made a hell of a job. Don

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At this point, with a couple of hours in the P-51, I'd say it's on par with the RealAir Spitfire. The virtual cockpit 3D model is excellent, the textures are crisp and clear and the gauge refresh is as smooth as the Spitfire. In other words, excellent. To oqvist's point, it shares the problem as the Spitfire that, in the virtual cockpit, the empennage and fuselage aft of the armour plate behind the pilot is not modeled which means that you can see gaps in the 3D model when craning your head around to look behind you. I doubt this would be noticable however unless you use TrackIR3 w/ Vector or you move the eyepoint around a lot in the virtual cockpit.

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if you'd crane your head that far in a real Mustang or Spit you'd have worse trouble than seeing through the fuselage (think neck twisted off :-lol).Maybe one for the next version of FS: restrict the angle you can rotate your view in the VC to more accurately mimmick real head movement...

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>if you'd crane your head that far in a real Mustang or Spit>you'd have worse trouble than seeing through the fuselage>(think neck twisted off :-lol).>Maybe one for the next version of FS: restrict the angle you>can rotate your view in the VC to more accurately mimmick real>head movement...Nah I rather see complete virtual cockpits instead. The idea is to get rid of limitations instead of create new ones. Your view is even with vector expansion a bit more restricted than in real life. Though you can look behind you more easily even though it

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>Nah I rather see complete virtual cockpits instead. The idea>is to get rid of limitations instead of create new ones. Your>view is even with vector expansion a bit more restricted than>in real life. Though you can look behind you more easily even>though it

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With TrackIR + Vector, I've configured the response profiles so that I cannot lean out of the cockpit to the left or right and the full range of left-right rotation in-game is about 240 degrees. These settings do a pretty good job of realistically constraining the eyepoint range of motion. I can do a shoulder check but can't look directly back. As to the performance of the Spitfire and P-51, I'm probably not the best person to ask as I have a fairly powerful system (Athlon64 3500+, 1GB DDR, Radeon 9800Pro). On my system, both the Spitfire and the P-51 are silky smooth with no stutters or slow downs whatsoever. The Spitfire stutters briefly when changing views to the virtual cockpit (presumably texture loading) but that's it.

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>>>Nah I rather see complete virtual cockpits instead. The idea>>is to get rid of limitations instead of create new ones.>Your>>view is even with vector expansion a bit more restricted>than>>in real life. Though you can look behind you more easily>even>>though it

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<>ITRW, by twisting your butt as little as 30 degrees on your seat and with the use of peripferal vision, yes you can see 180 degrees in both directions.

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Still downloading. Server is extremely slow, must be the high load...

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i just bought it, but the server ipainfully slow and i keep loosing the conection, this is not good enough because the link is removed after 24 hours, this should have been pointed out before you pay the money. of to try again, it should be a lot quicker than this with a 1 meg connection

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I would wait a few days to download it really or download it in very inconveniant hours when everyone else is asleep lol. Seeing that most P51 enthusiasts probably live in US you have to time it. Can be quite difficult because of the size of North America and all it

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How can we wait a few days... You have only 24 hours to download it. + You should have equal oppertunity to download what you pay for no matter where you are from.Yes I am fustrated with this, in fact im about to get a refund, and No I dont care if its expensive to upkeep servers, if so increase the price of your product, but dont sell me something and give me 24hours to download 87Mb at near 5k, with nothing but server connection losses.Jason

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i realise there will be a lot of people after this and normally i could wait untill a better time, but the problem is you only have 24 hours to download it, if you sleep and go to work it could only leave a few hours before i lose the chance to download.

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Agreed, having the exact same problem. I do shift work, and will be losing my 24 hour window of opportunity very quickly if something doesn't change.I'll try again, perhaps from work, around 2:00am West Coast time, or again when I get home around 3:30am.Sheesh, so very frustrating!DanPS, however, I am really glad I'm not alone with this problem! For a while, I thought I was really screwed!

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From the developer's support forum: http://shockwaveproductions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=769"If you are experiencing slow download speeds, just email support@shockwaveproductions.com with your order number and we'll switch you to an alternate server. It seems the entire world is downloading this at once, and T1 line is just saturated."

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Guys - we just opened an alternate download site to handle the demand. I apologize for the slow download speed before. It seems all the orders are now finally making it through. Our apologies for any inconvenience this caused.ScottShockwave Productions Inc.

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And it works. Good speed and got the file in minutes.Not flown her yet but she looks good on the ramp ;)

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thanks for the new Download link Scott, well over 100kb/s downloaded in minutes. the plane's pretty good to :)As for the comparison with the RealAir Spit, there is very little in it, but i think the Spitfire does have a slight edge, but then i am British and we have a VERY soft spot for our Spitfires. One area where the ** plane wins hands down is the price, although they are both priced at a very similar number of units the Mustang wins at $24.99 against the Spitfire at

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and better looking. Don't look at me like that, I like those elliptical wingtips ;)

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Hi Bruce,Not so! At 25 Euros, for US customers that is under $34 which $9 more expensive. That is not even half as much again, against your claim of "twice as much". Even with VAT (which our US customers do NOT have to pay) it's still no where near twice the cost. Kind Regards,Rob Young

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