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Hi everyone-

I just watched a bit of the DTG twitch stream, and I must say I'm happy to hear and see their excitement for FSW.  I'm certainly not Warren Buffet, but in my life experience I have learned a thing or two: The people make a business and product successful, not the business model.  I've seen sure bets fail and long shots win because of the people who ran it.

Although the Steam business structure can be concerning, but if DTG stays the course and is truly committed to community involvement, FSW will be a winner.  

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I just watched the stream as well.  It looked OK, but i still saw stutters and blurries, looked like the LOD radius was set on medium.  I wonder as they were breaking backwards compatibility anyway why didn't they just bin the old engine, they could have retained the geographical stuff.

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3 minutes ago, angeli662 said:

It looked pretty good to me considering it was just born.  

Yes, I think the same way. I´m giving DTG some credit. As they said, they are just starting on the flight sim world. Of course I can´t wait forever, I will spend my money on the best platform to me.

I´m really hoping for the best.

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I also watched the stream and in all honesty, nothing special. Their presentation was poor and very little information was given. I learnt the release date of Early Access and that's about it. I did enjoy the rain effects on the cockpit glass, but the aircraft and scenery looked a lot like what I experience now in FSX. It doesn't look new or next-gen...but then again, they showed off very little. I did appreciate one of the devs emphasising that FSW is NOT a video game and that they are trying to build a flight simulator.

Its too early to say much more about FSW. They go on and on about the many 3rd party devs they are working with so it will be interesting to learn who is on board so far. So next week I will fire up my free copy and see what this "sim" is all about.

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10 hours ago, angeli662 said:

It looked pretty good to me considering it was just born.  

born??? it's the same OLD FSX with some shaders added, worse FPS, same FSX bugs, nothing new

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28 minutes ago, albx said:

born??? it's the same OLD FSX with some shaders added, worse FPS, same FSX bugs, nothing new

- sdk. 

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35 minutes ago, albx said:

born??? it's the same OLD FSX with some shaders added, worse FPS, same FSX bugs, nothing new

Have to agree... Not really impressed. We'll see what it brings when it's finished (some day)... 

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1 hour ago, albx said:

born??? it's the same OLD FSX with some shaders added, worse FPS, same FSX bugs, nothing new

How do you know it has worse FPS, same FSX bugs etc when you haven't tried it yet ??  The weather is new, the default aircraft are new and look good, 64 bit is new, the flight planning looks like a major overhaul, FTX global is a step up from default FSX, Accu-feel is is also a step up from FSX and remember its early access and there are plenty more development opportunities.

So much pessimism, lighten up and give it a try first !! 

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Have to agree. Nothing new, except rain effect and wiggly gauges. Environment is what they should have worked on, not 7 new GA aircraft.

Same old FSX problems, stretched textures over mountains, roads cutting through land class tiles, same old huge PAPI lights, same water, same old ORBX textures, blurry texture in the distance, Autogen popping etc. Decade old issues just ignored....

I must be missing something regarding heart in the right place.

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Some of you should take a look in the mirror and wonder if the face looking at you is missing some of the joys of life. There are posters here who never, ever, have a good thing to say about anything. Perhaps you need a less demanding hobby.

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4 minutes ago, jonesrob said:

Some of you should take a look in the mirror and wonder if the face looking at you is missing some of the joys of life. There are posters here who never, ever, have a good thing to say about anything. Perhaps you need a less demanding hobby.

You took the words right out of my mouth! No wonder this poor old planet is on a downward spiral. I think it's just sad.

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There is a lot of negativity here. Simmers must be one of the hardest groups in the world to please. 

It looks pretty nice to me. Even if it is based of FSX, it's still a 64-Bit FSX with ORBX Global and some nice GA planes in an easy to install package (and probably costs less as well). If I were a new simmer, I would be happy I didn't need to spend a pile of cash on P3D, and then purchase ORBX Global etc.

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1 hour ago, tonywob said:

it's still a 64-Bit FSX

thought  fsx  was  a  32  bit might  be  confused   with  some  thing  else   though

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1 hour ago, jonesrob said:

Some of you should take a look in the mirror and wonder if the face looking at you is missing some of the joys of life. There are posters here who never, ever, have a good thing to say about anything. Perhaps you need a less demanding hobby.

Exactly. All this focusing on negative aspects. Very tiresome...

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