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DTG Flight School available on STEAM

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You will find the pre-ordering on STEAM.

At the moment for about 15€.

There is also a video trailer and some more Information.

Including the announcement for a Diamond DA42 that will be available later.

 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/441920

 

 

Pre-order before 25th April to receive the Diamond DA42 update (complete with bonus content) 60 days before general release.* Visit www.DTGflightschool.com for more information.

 

Dovetail Games Flight School Features:

  • Two high performance training aircraft: Piper PA-18 Super Cub and Piper PA-28 Cherokee
  • A unique pilot profile which keeps track of your progress
  • 15 fun and immersive lessons covering the basics of the LAPL, PPL, and night flying
  • 9 challenging missions
  • Free Flight mode, so you can try out your newfound skills anywhere in the world
System Requirements
  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Dual Core, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb - 1Gb(DX11)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

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Under $15 USD just as I predicted. That is the right entry point for aspiring entry level aviators. Not $60.

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Under $15 USD just as I predicted. That is the right entry point for aspiring entry level aviators. Not $60.

 

 

 

It0's also right if you consider it doesn't even come close to offering what the 2 other options "at $60" offer...

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Interesting. Wondering what the differences will be between this and the "full" version; if this allows you to fly "anywhere in the world", but what's actually available worldwide is yet to be seen... Hmm...

 

Also it looks like the trailer isn't in-game footage. Note the relative close distance of the clouds in the screenshots... 

I really wish there were more info readily available, as what's been put out there simply isn't enough. Might be a decent bet for $15 though.

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I spend that much for a decent lunch or dinner. I've preordered!

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Its also right if you consider it doesn't even come close to offering what the 2 other options "at $60" offer...

 

Why would a new simmer need all those other tools that if they dont even understand the basics of taxiing and navigation? So to spend that much money to discover flight simming when those other offerings dont offer you any guidance on how to fly in the first place, is a disservice to the end user. 

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Why would a new simmer need all those other tools that if they dont even understand the basics of taxiing and navigation? So to spend that much money to discover flight simming when those other offerings dont offer you any guidance on how to fly in the first place, is a disservice to the end user. 

 

Your comment implies that the other products priced at $60 are overpriced for "an aspiring simmer" and clearly overlook that it's not their goal nor is their content limited to that (even though they do have multiple settings for the novice, as well as lessons, etc.).

 

If I go by your logic I would say that $5 is the right price for the "aspiring simmer", which is the price of FSX:SE when on sale, and has ton of lessons to get them to learn the basics, and not $15....

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In Brazil R$27.99, U$7.66.

Not bad.

 

João Alfredo

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Just pre-ordered. Let´s see how things will evolve. 
 

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Your comment implies that the other products priced at $60 are overpriced for "an aspiring simmer" and clearly overlook that it's not their goal nor is their content limited to that (even though they do have multiple settings for the novice, as well as lessons, etc.).

 

If I go by your logic I would say that $5 is the right price for the "aspiring simmer", which is the price of FSX:SE when on sale, and has ton of lessons to get them to learn the basics, and not $15....

 

You mentioned that $5 FSX Steam is when it is on sale. Which I am sure you will find Flight School on sale at some point. The base price is $24.99 which is significantly higher than this simulator even though it is a tweaked re-release of a 10 year old sim. 

 

Flight school is something different. Custom objects, ORBX Global, 64 bit, HDR, DX11, the list goes on and on. It is a far more modern simulator developed by DTG directly and is optimized for modern hardware. 

 

The problem with old FSX is that it has voice over instruction. Nothing to the level that has been explained in DTG Flight Simulator. It is a brand new experience for a modern simmer, not a 10 year old one. Those $60 products are in no way marketed towards nor built for new flight sim enthusiasts in this way. They are offered as FSX alternatives, lacking even the most elementary FSX tutorials and guides that gave new simmers an entry point there. 

 

So yes, I do imply that they are overpriced for someone who is looking to start flight simming from day one. To ask someone, likely young, to come up with $60 which is as much as a AAA software title in todays market, is a high bar to entry and will likely turn more people away at the door than this. 

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You are preaching to the choir. I'm in and I already know how to fly. I'm like Fr.Bill, $15 is not stopping me from taking a look.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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They priced this intro version fair, so sure, I'll give it a try out of curiosity.  Add-ons are what will make or break the real deal though.

 

We all know this is nothing more than a demo.... I'll pay $15 for a few good missions.

 

Getting me to pay $hundreds for new addons and ditching my established FSX/P3D collection while P3D is still being developed?  That's a MUCH harder task.

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On the same boat here as posters above.

 

Just pre purchased it; If nothing else to show my support for DTG, and see if I can fly that cub with that much ice.

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Did someone say Ice? Visible ice on a cub! I'm in.

 

Ray

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Did someone say Ice? Visible ice on a cub! I'm in.

Ray

Watch the video!

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For that little bit of money, I'm sold. $17 (CDN) is well within the amount that I'll toss in to try something out. 

 

I was concerned that none of the screenshots (ignore the video) on Steam showed an in-cockpit viewpoint, but their latest FB post shows at least the mesh of the inside of the Cherokee, so that concern is put to bed.

 

I actually think that this is a pretty slick move by DTG; that price point is going to get a lot of non-sim people to try it out, plus get a good portion of our existing crowd to take a toss at it too.

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Watch the video!

The icing wasn't real in the video it was just a rendering and it says in small print "Not in game footage."

 

I was surprised as well and thought the video looked good until I realized it was mostly a lot of video rendering and not real in game footage.

 

Basically the video was rendering like the old "God rays" rendering we got in that old screen shot from ACES.

 

BTW, I hate when they dress up videos to make them look much better than the actual prodcut does and leads to a lot of prepurchase misconceptions from people who don't see the small print saying not in game.

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Watch the video!

 

That video states that it is not in-game footage so caution required here.

Hope it is not a repeat of that infamous lake and mountain promo shot for FSX (?).

 

(Beat me by 60 seconds)

 

gb

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Missed that guys. Thanks for pointing it out.

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That video states that it is not in-game footage so caution required here.

Hope it is not a repeat of that infamous lake and mountain promo shot for FSX (?).

 

There were a few outside shots of the plane if I recall, with one showing an amazing sunrise and some nice clouds. I wonder if these outside shots were rendered or are in-game footage. If the latter, then that would be a big step up in atmosphere (no pun intended :wink: ).

 

For example, check out that sky and cloud textures at 0:22. The rendering of the plane and airport look like real footage but the sky looks too good to be true.

 

Also at 1:06 we see an unbroken cloud layer reminiscent of what was achieved by Sky Max V3 in X-Plane 10. I am guessing these have been added separately as compared to the clouds in the screenshots, they look much better.

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You mentioned that $5 FSX Steam is when it is on sale. Which I am sure you will find Flight School on sale at some point. The base price is $24.99 which is significantly higher than this simulator even though it is a tweaked re-release of a 10 year old sim. 

 

Flight school is something different. Custom objects, ORBX Global, 64 bit, HDR, DX11, the list goes on and on. It is a far more modern simulator developed by DTG directly and is optimized for modern hardware. 

 

The problem with old FSX is that it has voice over instruction. Nothing to the level that has been explained in DTG Flight Simulator. It is a brand new experience for a modern simmer, not a 10 year old one. Those $60 products are in no way marketed towards nor built for new flight sim enthusiasts in this way. They are offered as FSX alternatives, lacking even the most elementary FSX tutorials and guides that gave new simmers an entry point there. 

 

So yes, I do imply that they are overpriced for someone who is looking to start flight simming from day one. To ask someone, likely young, to come up with $60 which is as much as a AAA software title in todays market, is a high bar to entry and will likely turn more people away at the door than this.

 

Sorry, but the logic is still flawed. Same reasoning would say any product "X" is overpriced just because you want to know/learn/use just one feature of it...

 

Not *needing* feature "x" and implying something that has a whole alphabet of features are two distinct topics....

 

So yes, they are not *targeted* at that. But they are definitely not "over priced" (not even the "10 year old" fsx...)

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Safest to assume that none of the trailer represents in-game footage and just go by what is shown on the Insomnia57 videos. I assume the trailer is just to demonstrate the consequences of going flying without any training to non simmers. Hopefully DTG will start sharing in-game footage soon as promised.

 

I've pre-ordered anyway and since it had nothing with the trailer I won't be disappointed if the actual product doesn't have ice etc. :)

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Like many others, I have spent $15 on far less.  Pre-ordered, and hopeful!

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