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Blown away by the detail of Aerofly's New York DLC. Enjoy the shots guys :smile:

 

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Wow, daylight looks better then XP11

The buildings are brightly night-lit, as well.

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Brilliant, thanks. That's a good coverage area, plenty of airfields around

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Amazing stuff. I had some serious stutters on my rig, so it's no free lunch, but stunning nonetheless. 

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Hi Tony, here's the NY area map.

 

Woah - no airports up in my area, but it would appear they have some semblance of coverage...

 

Hmm... this just got very interesting....

 

Thanks for the map!

-Greg

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Woah - no airports up in my area, but it would appear they have some semblance of coverage...

 

Hmm... this just got very interesting....

 

Thanks for the map!

-Greg

 

I think of it this way..... They are both showing what the engine is capable of and laying the groundwork for third party scenery people....

 

If the community can overlook them after this..... Well, damn.

Amazing stuff. I had some serious stutters on my rig, so it's no free lunch, but stunning nonetheless. 

 

Hmmmm..... I'm getting from 137 to 250fps on ultra. Smooth as glass.  :unsure:

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Nice. But almost completely flat suburbs with low res graphics and hardly any autogen, traffic baked into the roads, no moving water, aircrafts with hardly anything working... it's a nice flying game for ten minutes now and then but that's it. It still has a long way to go, if it ever gets there.

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Hmmmmm...... The textures go as high as 1 meter per Pixel, which as far as I know is about as good as photoscenery gets.

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I hate to be negative.

It looks good and all, but without support of 3rd party and tons of freeware this thing will never take off.

XP and FSX in all of his versions lives from that.

 

How many DLCs do I have to buy to fly the whole of North America and Europe?

Not going to happen.

 

Bad concept in my opinion, at least for airline flyers, maybe satisfactory for bush pilots, but no autogen kills the emergence when flying low and slow?  

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Please note........

 

We already have FSX/P3D/X-Plane for global flights (and DTG FS coming soon). We do not need another one. AeroFly FS2 is something different, and (IMO) a very welcome alternative. Let's give IPACS a chance to deliver the full package before writing it off as a failure.

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AeroflyFS is good fun for short flights but for me it's not yet a serious full-fledged flight simulator that I spend any more than a few minutes in. That's not to say that I don't think it doesn't have a bright future, it almost certainly does and I'll be buying the DLC to show my support

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Nice. But almost completely flat suburbs with low res graphics and hardly any autogen, traffic baked into the roads, no moving water, aircrafts with hardly anything working... it's a nice flying game for ten minutes now and then but that's it. It still has a long way to go, if it ever gets there.

 

Suburbs are far from being completely flat. I just flew over Teterboro, Newark, La Guardia and JFK area at Ultra High res and I can guarantee you that the scenery detail there is much higher than your system can currently support there under ESP using a conservative resolution. Obviously they had to use a lower level of detail outside Manhattan and NYC area, but this was expected given the extreme building density of the area. We are talking about an area of 789 km² (only New York, excluding New Jersey). Reproducing it entirely, with all buildings, roads and details not only would impact the performance dramatically on any system, it would also require years of work. It would make no sense.

 

 

it's a nice flying game for ten minutes now and then but that's it. It still has a long way to go, if it ever gets there.

 

Aerofly FS2 is still an Early Access, remember. What we are measuring here is performance and potential. FSX, P3D and even X-Plane have years of development and optimization behind, trying to compare them to the current state of Aerofly is unfair at the very least. Take into account that at least one major developer announced (or at least suggested so) they would support this platform in 2017. Hopefully others will follow. In my humble opinion, Aerofly FS2 not only passed the New York test, it passed it brilliantly. We're talking about an area where nobody of us seriously dares to fly under ESP, at least not without OOMs and a lot of frustration.

 

AeroflyFS is good fun for short flights but for me it's not yet a serious full-fledged flight simulator that I spend any more than a few minutes in. That's not to say that I don't think it doesn't have a bright future, it almost certainly does and I'll be buying the DLC to show my support

 

My two cents. The best way we have to support its future is buying it as it is now. Developers will come as soon as the user base will grow. Obviously, we can't expect tons of addons immediately. Developers only invest money and time when there is a reasonable amount of prospects.

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Reproducing it entirely, with all buildings, roads and details not only would impact the performance dramatically on any system, it would also require years of work. It would make no sense.

 

Agree on the performance, but it needn't take years of work. They could perhaps add some sort of autogen or even use OpenStreetMap or many of the freely usable government sources to get buildings (e.g. I was able to create a scenery for the state of Massachusetts by using freely available GIS data (and this is every single building, road and forest in about 2 weeks of work). For a VFR flight simulator, I don't believe just aerial imagery and a detailed city is going to cut it anymore and unfortuatenly it needs more.

 

 

 


Aerofly FS2 is still an Early Access, remember. What we are measuring here is performance and potential.

 

Yep, but I also believe this is now an excuse that lots of other games are using because they can get away with releasing buggy or unfinished software and making people pay for it. I have several games and simulators on steam that are also early access and development seems to have stopped. As long as they do what they promised and don't decide to just go with an Aerofly FS 3 then I'll be happy. 

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