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So I Had An Almighty Wow Moment....

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So I finally bought FSW this evening and whilst I agree it needs tons of improvement and work to be done, for the first time ever in a simulator I can honestly say I felt like I was flying above real clouds. I was running the sim in 4K and over the Colorado Rockies and was blown away by the lighting of the clouds and the level volume they had. Pretty awesome stuff if DTG can continue to quickly build on it. Here is what I witnessed...(ignore the terrible landing...I just wanted to show the graphics and turn off 4K recording to save my disk space so ended the flight as quick as possible with an insane landing :))

 

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Nice share.  Thanks.

I think FSW has a ton of promise to be a contender in both the introductory/training sim space, and as an entertaining serious sim.  

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43 minutes ago, steve310002 said:

So I finally bought FSW this evening and whilst I agree it needs tons of improvement and work to be done, for the first time ever in a simulator I can honestly say I felt like I was flying above real clouds. I was running the sim in 4K and over the Colorado Rockies and was blown away by the lighting of the clouds and the level volume they had. Pretty awesome stuff if DTG can continue to quickly build on it. Here is what I witnessed...(ignore the terrible landing...I just wanted to show the graphics and turn off 4K recording to save my disk space so ended the flight as quick as possible with an insane landing :))

 

Where is this place please ?

Regards,

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That would have been one of my better landings :ha:

Brave to try it in those conditions too. Thanks for sharing.

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8 hours ago, AOB said:

That would have been one of my better landings :ha:

Brave to try it in those conditions too. Thanks for sharing.

Haha...one of the major bugs of the TrueSKY implementation is that when a cloud or fog covers the airport, you cannot at all see the runway until you are literally on top of it. So I was flying blind using the GPS to guide me:laugh:

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7 hours ago, steve310002 said:

Haha...one of the major bugs of the TrueSKY implementation is that when a cloud or fog covers the airport, you cannot at all see the runway until you are literally on top of it. So I was flying blind using the GPS to guide me:laugh:

Sounds like a good foundation for CAT III ILS approaches when FSW goes final and we get more advanced aircraft addons. :biggrin:

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@steve310002 - Remind me never to lend you the keys to my Malibu! :biggrin:   Great video, FSW looking good.

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30 minutes ago, JYW said:

@steve310002 - Remind me never to lend you the keys to my Malibu! :biggrin:   Great video, FSW looking good.

I was just testing the integrity of the airframe :laugh:

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Did you get all the updates and TrueSky, when you downloaded the FSW program?  Or, do you have to add all updates manually?

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1 hour ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Did you get all the updates and TrueSky, when you downloaded the FSW program?  Or, do you have to add all updates manually?

All updates are auto installed when you start steam.

Ray Fry.

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1 hour ago, rjfry said:

All updates are auto installed when you start steam.

Ray Fry.

Thanks...so I take it my current installation is totally up to date. Good stuff...and thank you for the response.  Having a blast tweaking and twacking...and flying in some REAL nasty weather, touch and go's....again, having a blast! ATC is not happy with me....LOLOLOLOL!

Mitch

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I watched  the pro mission stream on twitch and Criss said there's an FSW update coming this week no clue as to what !.

Ray Fry. 

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44 minutes ago, rjfry said:

I watched  the pro mission stream on twitch and Criss said there's an FSW update coming this week no clue as to what !.

Ray Fry. 

Probably minor fixes. Nothing big.

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I did spy the dev doing the pro mission video an SDK folder in his sim, I suspect myself that it will be tweaks and fixes in the update but they may surprise us again.

Ray Fry.

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57 minutes ago, rjfry said:

I did spy the dev doing the pro mission video an SDK folder in his sim, I suspect myself that it will be tweaks and fixes in the update but they may surprise us again.

Ray Fry.

What did you see? Just a SDK folder? I mean, they have an SDK since the beggining, but it´s not public, to me this SDK folder doesn´t mean much.

Anyways, I would be really happy if they deliver more than minor fixes.

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Glad you've discovered how nice FSW is. As I said when they stuck trueSkies in there last week, the clouds in FSW are really amazing and set it apart from other sims even in their early state. For anyone who's not checked them out, here's a quick vid I made of how good they can look...

 

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Wow!  Clouds and snow depiction looks so much better than what was in FSX. 

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2 hours ago, stans said:

Wow!  Clouds and snow depiction looks so much better than what was in FSX. 

Yes they look great if you are at the right angle such as in the video or the ones I have made. Mind blowing in fact compared to what we are used to. However, much work is needed to perfect how they interact with the scenery, lighting, level of pixelation and their funky dynamic movement up close. For what you pay, it is a worthwhile investment to see what is possible and also to see it evolve as well support it's continuing development. A game-changing start though if we keep in mind this is early access. If you are on the fence, just buy it! I for one am happy to use this together with X-Plane 11 especially if I want to fly GA in winter or to see the cool weather effects. Or simply just to be part of this new exciting development. For the low early access price, you cannot really go wrong.

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3 hours ago, stans said:

Wow!  Clouds and snow depiction looks so much better than what was in FSX. 

The advanced weather for snow, is really really good! Recommend checking it out if your PC can handle it! 

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11 hours ago, stans said:

Wow!  Clouds and snow depiction looks so much better than what was in FSX. 

The snow and rain, are truly real-life-like in appearance and behavior. The best I have seen from any sim.  Alone, these two flight scenarios, is worth the total asking price of the sim. In other words, this sim will add two real-life virtual experiences that you will NOT find in FSX and FSX-SE, P3D(x), XP(x)...

This flight experience is unique to FSW.  I am so glad that I decided to dip my toes...

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On 8/9/2017 at 2:42 AM, steve310002 said:

Haha...one of the major bugs of the TrueSKY implementation is that when a cloud or fog covers the airport, you cannot at all see the runway until you are literally on top of it. So I was flying blind using the GPS to guide me:laugh:

This was fixed in Update 9.

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20 hours ago, DTG_Cryss said:

The advanced weather for snow, is really really good! Recommend checking it out if your PC can handle it! 

And therein lies the rub.  My old PC is 32-bit XP with a DX-10 video card.  I'm still watching the development of FSX and P3Dv4 as my next PC will certainly be capable of running either sim.

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