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Just click Play.

 

It will Complete Setup, Generate Scenery, databases etc.

all in less than 1 min.

 

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Enjoy

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I've made two very short flights around KGYY while setting up and customizing the CH Yoke, pedals and buttons to my preferences.

 

I am very impressed with the level of detail in the Gary, Hammond, and Lansing areas.

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It was already downloaded (almost four hours) and locked since two days ago. Now I am having to wait for over an hour (and twenty one minutes) to bring it to life.  :sad:

 

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I do not know if I liked it. The color (gama) was horrible but It served to kill the curiosity of what is to come later in the year (the new Flight Simulator). 

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I do not know if I liked it. The color (gama) was horrible but It served to kill the curiosity of what is to come later in the year (the new Flight Simulator). 

 

I don't understand why they haven't been able to do something about the color palette and gamma. Skies are still an odd, unrealistic lavender color, clouds are not shaded right, and the ground is still too dark and muddy. There are obviously other issues too, like pop-in and blurred textures, but those are technical issues that we can expect to be solved. The color palette and gamma on the other hand, seems like just a weird intentional choice by their art director.

 

DTG should know what skies and terrain look like. Apart from what all the other flight sims are doing, their own train sims have better looking skies and clouds. Blue skies in daytime ought to be something of a minimum requirement in a flight sim, yes?

 

As a preview of what's coming in the full FS, it's not a good indication. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is just an aberration, and they'll get serious about a more realistic look of the world outside the cockpit in the upcoming sim. I would like to buy another fly sim (in addition to the ones I already fly), but not if it looks like this.

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I agree with you all, but I'm going to be positive as DTG is our only hope to bring a 64 FS. That said lets give them some room to evolve :smile:

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Looks like a massive Thumbs down on Steam so far. I am not surprised!

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Everything set to Ultra, not ideal for my ancient computer, but to show how it looks. 

 

 

Ha! So much for next gen FS. What a pile of BS!

 

Maybe you missed his "ancient computer" part. But the fact that it even runs on ultra settings at an acceptable level on modest hardware is much more than can be said about other sims. But you wouldn't care about those details, as long as you get another chance to bash what other people enjoy. Probably why some of your other repetitive posts got deleted for trolling by admins. 

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I've made two very short flights around KGYY while setting up and customizing the CH Yoke, pedals and buttons to my preferences.

 

I am very impressed with the level of detail in the Gary, Hammond, and Lansing areas.

 

Didn't know you resided near my hometown! Cool!

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Some real pilots overhere to talk about the flight dinamics? It is been hard to land with flaps!

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Looks like a massive Thumbs down on Steam so far. I am not surprised!

 

Good grief, are you still here?

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Crazy that people can leave a full-stop review (positive or negative) after just 30 mins - 1 hour game time.

 

I have seen a few Live streams > of the released version < today and all the people were actually enjoying themselves flying it. There seems to be depth to missions / lessons and so really... can the knee-jerk reactions be left aside?

 

For $15 and a good flying experience ... its going to bring more people into flightsimming and grow the customer base. 

 

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For $15 and a good flying experience ... its going to bring more people into flightsimming and grow the customer base. 

 

Exactly. The more that gets into our hobby, the more nicer products that will come out of it in the future.

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Some real pilots overhere to talk about the flight dinamics? It is been hard to land with flaps!

 

I saw a video with an approach flown in the Piper Cub, and the flight physics looked totally unrealistic during the descent. 

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As a preview of what's coming in the full FS, it's not a good indication. 

 

I have to agree.

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Even more as we are half into 2016. Given the amount of work ahead of DT, I cannot realistically imagine the full simualtor to be ready in 2016 but rather around X-mas 2017, perhaps.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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For $15, & intended for newbies & NOT us, not bad at all!

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For $15 and a good flying experience ... its going to bring more people into flightsimming and grow the customer base. 

 

With those graphics, I don't know that it will. You have to remember that "gamers" are used to the graphics in GTA 5, Battlefield etc. They'll fire this up and see the 2004-era graphics and conclude that it's like one of those really bad "job simulators" available on Steam. It's frankly shocking how far behind flightsim graphics (not just this sim) are compared to modern AAA games.

 

Anyway I don't think a brand new flight sim can attract that many new simmers even with up to date graphics.

It just doesn't do anything that would get the general public interested in flying or flightsims. The lessons are basic, heavily scripted and most importantly - boring. Managing to turn 90 degrees without getting nagged by a virtual instructor for losing altitude will not make Joe Gamer invest thousands in flightsims or take up flying lessons. Joe likes next-gen graphics. Joe likes excitement and action. Joe likes blowing stuff up and crashing into things. Joe doesn't have the patience, nor the motivation, to learn about traffic patterns, STARs or coordinated turns.

 

If you want to see how Joe Gamer reacts to "serious" flightsims, check out the Youtube videos by Nerd³ of Aerofly FS 1, X-Plane and FSX. Now imagine people like that trying to take DTG Flight School seriously and actually playing it as intended.

 

Just like MS Flight, this is a game without a target audience.

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 Besides those true facts that JimmiG listed:

 

For $15 and a good flying experience ... its going to bring more people into flightsimming and grow the customer base. 

 

Repeating this "argument" constantly does not make it more true. I absolutely do not agree with that and nobody so far was able to give me a single reason why it should attract more people into flightsimming and grow the customer base. There is simply none.

 

- graphics? Nope.

- gameplay? Nope.

- Pricetag? Nope, the FSX:SE is not much more but offers more...

- advertisement? Nope, using rendered videos not representing actual game engine and screenshots with way to much HDR does not attract anyone nowadays...

- Publisher name? Maybe, as the train simulator of DTG is a solid product

 

What did I forget to list? Can anybody provide me anything additional that is not only valid if you already know what flightsimming is all about? I doubt...

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It's all pretty much as I expected but I have to say I'm just a little bit underwhelmed by it all.

 

I'm left with the feeling that this isn't so much an attempt at getting new people into flight simming but rather a way of extracting cash in the interim from those who are hoping that their new sim will indeed be "next generation" and would like a taster. A sort of stripped down early access, if you like. Really, it offers nothing which you would not expect to see in that full sim.

 

Perhaps they intend to give Flight School buyers a discount. Then, perhaps not..... 

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With those graphics, I don't know that it will. You have to remember that "gamers" are used to the graphics in GTA 5, Battlefield etc. They'll fire this up and see the 2004-era graphics and conclude that it's like one of those really bad "job simulators" available on Steam. It's frankly shocking how far behind flightsim graphics (not just this sim) are compared to modern AAA games.

 

Anyway I don't think a brand new flight sim can attract that many new simmers even with up to date graphics.

It just doesn't do anything that would get the general public interested in flying or flightsims. The lessons are basic, heavily scripted and most importantly - boring. Managing to turn 90 degrees without getting nagged by a virtual instructor for losing altitude will not make Joe Gamer invest thousands in flightsims or take up flying lessons. Joe likes next-gen graphics. Joe likes excitement and action. Joe likes blowing stuff up and crashing into things. Joe doesn't have the patience, nor the motivation, to learn about traffic patterns, STARs or coordinated turns.

 

If you want to see how Joe Gamer reacts to "serious" flightsims, check out the Youtube videos by Nerd³ of Aerofly FS 1, X-Plane and FSX. Now imagine people like that trying to take DTG Flight School seriously and actually playing it as intended.

 

Just like MS Flight, this is a game without a target audience.

 

I don't think today's gamers are going to be very impressed with Flight School. The lessons are poor and overlook most every basic  a student  pilot has to learn prior to solo. Prior to takeoff, they don't even mention a mag check, or flight controls free and correct, or any checklist items. It's full throttle, go fast, and pull the stick back. and you are flying... wheee...... I think the flight dynamics in MS Flight were much better, If his product is sold as an intro to the way a flight sim looks, then OK, but to tell folks that if you get this product  and practice the lessons you will learn the proper and safe  way to fly an aircraft, not going to happen. 

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