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FSX:SE Discounted Again (Encore Sale)

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Steam is holding their "encore sale" for selected holiday sale titles. FSX:SE is included in this sale at $4.99 once again.

 

The sale is good until January 2nd at 8 PM Pacific Standard Time.

 

Enjoy!

-Greg

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Great! I was about to post this. Those who missed the sale have a second chance now.

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Is there an obligation to install after purchase?

 

Until FSLabs' ConcordeX is compatible with FSX:SE I won't use it but for a few quid I'm happy to take advantage of the low price.

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Is there an obligation to install after purchase?

 

No. Purchase it and then download/install it whenever you want.

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Is there an obligation to install after purchase?

 

Until FSLabs' ConcordeX is compatible with FSX:SE I won't use it but for a few quid I'm happy to take advantage of the low price.

 

You can install it anytime after you've purchased the game. It will stay in your Steam Game Library, at which point you can download/install when convenient for you. 

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I gotta tell ya...buy it. I just got back from a Christmas Cruise and installed SE to a fresh Win 7 partition. FPS?....doubled...Smoothness?...no stutters...Try it, you'll like it...

 

Doug

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Jev / Caleb,

 

Thanks. I don't have a steam account so I imagine I will have to apply for one when I go through the purchase routine.

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Thanks. I don't have a steam account

You will never look back. 

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You will never look back. 

 

Elaine, I see Steam as a necessary evil. I don't play any games so have no need for it other than to get FSX:SE.

 

I see a future where all 3rd party addons will have to be steam compliant which may mean they become more expensive as Steam takes its cut on everything. Time will tell.

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Elaine, I see Steam as a necessary evil. I don't play any games so have no need for it other than to get FSX:SE.

 

I see a future where all 3rd party addons will have to be steam compliant which may mean they become more expensive as Steam takes its cut on everything. Time will tell.

 

Quite the opposite, costs are usually cheaper due to the sheer amount of sales possible due to the exposure. The other day Steam hit a record breaking 8+Mill users logged in at the same time.

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Quite the opposite, costs are usually cheaper due to the sheer amount of sales possible due to the exposure. The other day Steam hit a record breaking 8+Mill users logged in at the same time.

 

I'd be happy to be proved wrong. A lot of sales will be to people who fly a few times then never use it again. We'll see.

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Jev / Caleb,

 

Thanks. I don't have a steam account so I imagine I will have to apply for one when I go through the purchase routine.

Ray,

 

I was like you...hesitant with steam and didn't think I'd try other games. Then my son wanted a game on steam...well, needless to say, I've tried many games I never thought I'd try. Bought them when they go on sale. There are a few that are interesting...the Kerbal Space program is fun....silly, but uses real physics. Train sim isn't too bad either. Euro truck sim is fun...a £30 product I got for £5!!

 

What nice is you never need to worry where your copy is...it's always on the steam cloud, never lost, never scratched, always updated.

 

I have over 30 titles now, bought for much cheaper on sale than what I'd pay on the vendors website.

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Why do some people object to companies making money -  did they think Microsoft didn't make money from the flight simulator franchise?

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Great!

Picked it up just now for $4.99.

The sale finishes in about 43 hrs before it returns to normal price of $24.99

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Elaine, I see Steam as a necessary evil. I don't play any games so have no need for it other than to get FSX:SE.

 

I see a future where all 3rd party addons will have to be steam compliant which may mean they become more expensive as Steam takes its cut on everything. Time will tell.

I took this from a Quote from the "what is steam" thread,  a clever dude summed it up better then i ever could.

 

 

 

****Steam is first and foremost an anti-piracy tool that has probably saved PC gaming from complete collapse. Obviously, it is also a software store. 

 

Third it is an Internet community dedicated to gaming and lastly it is an app updater and launcher. 

 

It's the Swiss Army Knife of PC gaming***

Steam is My First My Last My Everything,   :lol:    Oops it time for a lie down  :rolleyes:

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I'm with Ray on this one. I downloaded Steam and created an account. Very easy and simple to do. I don't really see the "need" in my life for FSX Steam at the moment, but thats just me. That doesn't mean I haven't been following along with what people are saying about it. Seems like it may be really good for the community in the future and developers are releasing installers already. So I figured for $4.99, why not? Might as well support it and have it in the queue for someday maybe I will want to use it.

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Not that we as simmers are trying to compete with other good platforms, but in the few short weeks FSX has been on Steam, it has really eclipsed the competition (*which has been on Steam since late September....)

 

This rejuvenated sale - even only two days long - will likely push this gulf even further.

 

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Source: Steamcharts.com

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Not that we as simmers are trying to compete with other good platforms, but in the few short weeks FSX has been on Steam, it has really eclipsed the competition (*which has been on Steam since late September....)

 

This rejuvenated sale - even only two days long - will likely push this gulf even further.

 

11hyly0.jpg

 

Source: Steamcharts.com

 

I'm not even slightly surprised. I've mentioned it before and will probably say it again. FSX was specifically designed for.... everyone. Its a crowd pleaser. Other programs.... are more of an acquired taste.

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Just bought FSX-SE for £3.99, though I won't be installing it yet. It was the price that persuaded me, nothing else.

 

And if anyone who is unfamiliar with Steam has doubts about signing up, then lay those worries aside. I think Steam is excellent. I have plenty of Steam -linked games and I've never had a moment's bother with it.

 

I don't really see the "need" in my life for FSX Steam at the moment, but thats just me. That doesn't mean I haven't been following along with what people are saying about it. Seems like it may be really good for the community in the future and developers are releasing installers already. So I figured for $4.99, why not? Might as well support it and have it in the queue for someday maybe I will want to use it.

My thoughts exactly.

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Do you think it's worth to buy FSX SE? I'm genuinely not sure, if this product will enhance my simulation. 

 

I am able to fly with my FSX smoothly, from time to time weird things happens and I get crashes. Those are obviously typical for FSX but they occurs. Otherwise, more frames would be appreciated moreover a more stable system.

 

What can I expect by buying the SE?

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Elaine,

 

I saw the post about the benefits of Steam. I fully support its anti-piracy policy and in theory the update process sounds like a good idea providing the user has control over whether to implement them or not. Don't need the community option as AvSim provide that.

 

My main concern remains the VAS problem and whether it has been properly resolved. If PMDG users can fly between 2 heavy airports without running out of memory then I'd be happy to switch with the FSLabs' ConcordeX compatibility proviso.

 

Higher fps and better smoothness are not sufficient for the upheaval. I already have good enough performance.

 

But for a few quid it makes sense to buy now even if I hold back on the install.

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FSX was specifically designed for.... everyone. Its a crowd pleaser. Other programs.... are more of an acquired taste.

 

Speaking of that other Program "X-Plane" Would that acquired taste be maybe......for Pilots who enjoy more accurate flight dynamics :dance:

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so annoyed!!!!!!!

 

Jumped on the Bandwagon yesterday and paid 9.99........ah well you win some you loose some!!!!!!

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Jeepers - in this same sale Euro Truck Sim 2 is down to $3.74THAT is a steal for some fun sim-style entertainment right there. :)

 

-Greg

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Purchased and will install once ASN and Concorde-X is compatible. Time to nudge FS Labs folk. :wink:

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