Sesquashtoo

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Will have fun this afternoon, exploring TrueSky!

For the price, you can't go wrong, for what is now offered....

"I'm in...".

 

Cheers,

Now, a fellow FSW'er....

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I think this latest update has been a big plus FSW as sales are on the up again, and with steam having  67 million active monthly users on latest count, they will want to get another big update out as soon as they can.

Ray Fry.

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43 minutes ago, rjfry said:

I think this latest update has been a big plus FSW as sales are on the up again, and with steam having  67 million active monthly users on latest count, they will want to get another big update out as soon as they can.

Ray Fry.

For the money asked of you,...you'd have to be crazy NOT to buy this sim, if JUST for the best foul/rain weather depicted, this side of the Pecos River!

I am WAY impressed with this one feature...and there are a lot of features to date, that has me smiling.  I'm glad I decided to jump in.

About the rain...the BEST I have ever seen on ANY sim platform. The rain comes at you..not veering as slash marks that don't hit the windshield.  Very immersive. Very realistic.  

I will EAT CROW!

This is not a re-hashed FS10.  Nope...

Said with feathers hanging out of my mouth...:(

Very much enjoying this early release, and the foul weather, is my favorite to date.   I hope they will have a real-world weather module soon (unless I missed it on my first few rounds of the set-up...)

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This sim is certainly looking better all the time but it has the same issue as Xplane, its not as feature complete as FSX. IMO, right now, the improvement benefits do not outweigh a standard whole package(FSX).

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16 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

This sim is certainly looking better all the time but it has the same issue as Xplane, its not as feature complete as FSX. IMO, right now, the improvement benefits do not outweigh a standard whole package(FSX).

Well, it is a flight sim, in development.  For WHAT there is...again stated, very impressed with feathers in my mouth. I just brought the FSW.exe over into nVidia Inspector...and so am now tweaking/twacking....

The 'wet' environment, kicks all other sims to the curb...every one of them....

I now see that this platform is only ever going to get more detailed and add-feature rich...and I'm going along for the ride!!!

Much success to you Dovetail Devs....for this IS a new ESP-based endeavor...and I was wrong......

I will say one thing...you compare their 'vision' of what a rainy day flight operation looks like...compared to any current, or past version of P3D...and P3D's version is a joke...and not even in the race...  I hope that changes... XP11 is sad to say, also in the lame curb...when you first taxi out to the active in stupendous rain/rain-drops/rain animation, and that TrueSky ominous low scud and cloud bank....TRULY, is kick-a**!

Ses

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2 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Well, it is a flight sim, in development.  For WHAT there is...again stated, very impressed with feathers in my mouth. I just brought the FSW.exe over into nVidia Inspector...and so am now tweaking/twacking....

The 'wet' environment, kicks all other sims to the curb...every one of them....

I now see that this platform is only ever going to get more detailed and add-feature rich...and I'm going along for the ride!!!

Much success to you Dovetail Devs....for this IS a new ESP-based endeavor...and I was wrong......

I will say one thing...you compare their 'vision' of what a rainy day flight operation looks like...compared to any current, or past version of P3D...and P3D's version is a joke...and not even in the race...  I hope that changes... XP11 is sad to say, also in the lame curb...when you first taxi out to the active in stupendous rain/rain-drops/rain animation, and that TrueSky ominous low scud and cloud bank....TRULY, is kick-a**!

Ses

Try the snowy weather, the snow effect is also the best I've seen. 

 

 

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I agree with VeryBumpy.  Hopefully, Dovetail will work the same magic on all the missing features as well.  When I can fly a complex jetliner (PMDG, FsLabs quality) online with VATSIM into detailed airports with great scenery, day or night, in real world weather, I'm in.  (Note:  I have purchased FSW, but have not yet installed it.  The purchase was more of an investment and show of support for further development.  For now, my limited sim flying will still be on FSX-SE.)

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50 minutes ago, ca_metal said:

Try the snowy weather, the snow effect is also the best I've seen. 

 

 

I shall...:)  Thanks!

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48 minutes ago, Donstim said:

I agree with VeryBumpy.  Hopefully, Dovetail will work the same magic on all the missing features as well.  When I can fly a complex jetliner (PMDG, FsLabs quality) online with VATSIM into detailed airports with great scenery, day or night, in real world weather, I'm in.  (Note:  I have purchased FSW, but have not yet installed it.  The purchase was more of an investment and show of support for further development.  For now, my limited sim flying will still be on FSX-SE.)

"You are knee-capping yourself.  You have access to the best foul weather in flight simulation, and are not enjoying it.  All the other stuff you need, can still come from FSX-SE, but FSX-SE can NOT give you true life rain swept visuals.  Nope...."

I'd install, and run those foul weather G.A.  (rain and snow...) scenarios, and then go back to FSX-SE for your other needs.  

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On 8/9/2017 at 0:37 PM, Sesquashtoo said:

Well, it is a flight sim, in development.  For WHAT there is...again stated, very impressed with feathers in my mouth. I just brought the FSW.exe over into nVidia Inspector...and so am now tweaking/twacking....

The 'wet' environment, kicks all other sims to the curb...every one of them....

I now see that this platform is only ever going to get more detailed and add-feature rich...and I'm going along for the ride!!!

Much success to you Dovetail Devs....for this IS a new ESP-based endeavor...and I was wrong......

I will say one thing...you compare their 'vision' of what a rainy day flight operation looks like...compared to any current, or past version of P3D...and P3D's version is a joke...and not even in the race...  I hope that changes... XP11 is sad to say, also in the lame curb...when you first taxi out to the active in stupendous rain/rain-drops/rain animation, and that TrueSky ominous low scud and cloud bank....TRULY, is kick-a**!

Ses

 

I don't see where you made any bad comment's about FSW. Must be in another forum. I find it refreshing that someone would post " I Eat Crow", and admit maybe they were wrong. And maybe you weren't at the beginning. Some people will never like this sim for whatever reason. Glad you are liking it. Been a supporter since the beginning. No, it's not feature complete, etc... but it is amazing how Dovetail have been listening to our bug report's, feature request, etc... I have only been in simulation since 2008/2009, but have never seen a company so open with the community. Yes, I like FSW very much. And you should like and fly all the sim's you enjoy! All of them, P3D, FSX, FSX-SE, X-Plane, Aerofly, etc... and FSW. Did I miss one?

Don't know if I am allowed to post our discord server? Just Google Flight Sim World discord server. Only one that comes up :) Sorry, if I am not allowed to mention that! The DTG Staff are also online with us in the discord server.

They have stated there will be jet's ( have no idea which companies ), SDK, improvement's to scenery, TrueSky ( today fixed some TrueSky problem's, but some remain to be fixed ), bologna sandwiches, etc... in the future. Who know's how long that is!

And welcome from a fellow FSW'er I think you said!

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10 minutes ago, Learjet777 said:

 

I don't see where you made any bad comment's about FSW. Must be in another forum. I find it refreshing that someone would post " I Eat Crow", and admit maybe they were wrong. And maybe you weren't at the beginning. Some people will never like this sim for whatever reason. Glad you are liking it. Been a supporter since the beginning. No, it's not feature complete, etc... but it is amazing how Dovetail have been listening to our bug report's, feature request, etc... I have only been in simulation since 2008/2009, but have never seen a company so open with the community. Yes, I like FSW very much. And you should like and fly all the sim's you enjoy! All of them, P3D, FSX, FSX-SE, X-Plane, Aerofly, etc... and FSW. Did I miss one?

Don't know if I am allowed to post our discord server? Just Google Flight Sim World discord server. Only one that comes up :) Sorry, if I am not allowed to mention that!

 

And welcome from a fellow FSW'er I think you said!

Hi,

I actually didn't really say anything 'bad' about this sim, from its release...BUT...I totally dismissed it, as another 'has-been' ESP wannabe.  In that...I was wrong.  Yes...it's based on the ESP engine...but I have never seen what they have milked outta that engine, like the Dovetail Dev's have...

I voiced my opinion of 'yeah, yeah...blah, blah...ESP'...but what I SHOULD have done, was to slap down some coin...and take it up for a spin...that's what I should have done...and now, have done....:biggrin:

It is giving XP11 a total run for its money, in the night life...and whops it out, at totally smooth animation. 

The more I fly...the more I wanna fly...

Cheers!

Ses

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4 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Hi,

I actually didn't really say anything 'bad' about this sim, from its release...BUT...I totally dismissed it, as another 'has-been' ESP wannabe.  In that...I was wrong.  Yes...it's based on the ESP engine...but I have never seen what they have milked outta that engine, like the Dovetail Dev's have...

I voiced my opinion of 'yeah, yeah...blah, blah...ESP'...but what I SHOULD have done, was to slap down some coin...and take it up for a spin...that's what I should have done...and now, have done....:biggrin:

It is giving XP11 a total run for its money, in the night life...and whops it out, at totally smooth animation. 

The more I fly...the more I wanna fly...

Cheers!

Ses

Yeah, me not being the most serious simmer. Not sure most of you would have really liked it until TrueSky :) But I still give you kudo's for thinking it might be bad, but publicly stating what you thought. I commend you! Most people will never, ever admit, thing's they were thinking. Including me sometimes :) Hope you join our little community! We would be happy to have someone like you and everyone actually!

Man I hope we see weekly updates again, or at least every two week's ( Like the movie Money Pit ). When will Flight Sim World go GOLD, Two Weeks :) You all know I am kidding right?

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On 09/08/2017 at 7:27 PM, rjfry said:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/valve-reveals-steam-user-numbers,news-56402.html

Do you think third party developers will want to support FSW in this market place, if they want to make money you bet.

Ray Fry.

On steam competition is fierce

those 67 millions have 67 millions games to play with a couple of millions being high tech modern graphics stuff   

The majority of Stem users when look at sim graphics will be put off instantly as they are used to richer contents than us 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving the positivity in this thread, going to pass the feedback onto the devs. 

We've come a long way in what's coming up on three months since launch. Really eager to see what you guys think of each update :) 

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You guys are doing fine Cryss. Taking the small steps to get FSW where it should and will be. I've seen too many times where a program is released as Early Access and dies. I can give examples but I won't. Just keep putting out the updates. Oh, and by the way, I want better looking runways, LOL...

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6 hours ago, arsenal82 said:

On steam competition is fierce

those 67 millions have 67 millions games to play with a couple of millions being high tech modern graphics stuff   

The majority of Stem users when look at sim graphics will be put off instantly as they are used to richer contents than us 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will say, that only those that hang around a real airfield, at the threshold, sipping coffee...watching planes take off...YOU KNOW, you are one, if you are reading, lol....will ever be interested in this program.  There might be a ton of other STEAM content that would bowl over the graphics et,all, but, like driving, racing, submarine, warfare (even air...), etc, I don't buy them, for I am not personally interested.  I do feel though, that Dovetail did a rudimentary R.O.I. discovery, and thought there would be enough of our established user pool, to float the project, and then by word of mouth, new users would be attracted.

I am a very well seasoned flight simmer, have been enjoying this hobby and interest, uninterrupted since 1984, one computer system/platform after another, have two other long established (to date) ESP-based flight sims, but still was curious, purchased this ESP endeavor, and am happy as a pig in ****, for having dipped the toes...

If I could throw into a sim 'bowl', the weather effects and visuals of FSW, the ability to self-generate XP11-based Ortho4XP high res ortho content, and all the other A.I. features of FSX-SE/P3D, and their ability to support commercial big-iron, I would have the absolutely most perfect Mitch-Sim in the baking....

So...I never throw the baby out with the bath water...I will fly FSW for all that it affords to date. i will fly XP11 for what it affords to date, and a little (smile) secret. When I purchased and set up FSW, I saw (I actually forgot, lol) that I had an FSX-SE copy in my Steam Library, that I had bought when it first was released, and on a very aggressive sale price.  "Oh...what the he**".........I only ever had the boxed version of FSX, never had the Gold, or Acceleration, etc...and knew that FSX-SE was in fact a tweaked Gold version. I was curious...so I ran the install.  I then took the time to port over all my ORBX from ORBX Central 3, and was blown away by how much better, FSX-SE was...seriously better, than the Boxed, non Gold version.

Smooth animation and double the FPS of my boxed version.

So....it's back...now on my system, I have FSW, FSX-SE, XP11, and P3D v3.4  

I do fly them all.  I have kicked nothing to the curb...but get what my flight taste is for that hour, by what sim I fire up. No throwing out the baby....it's all good.

I do so highly recommend that for the asking price, anybody that does not have FSW already in the hangar...to not procrastinate...and pick it up.  Again...the price is worth just the challenging weather  and Cold Night scenarios, let alone everything else (good...) that comes with the purchase.  

If I want to run in rain or snow....it is a no-brainer, that I will now fire up FSW...and all the other sims, will support other flight interests, along with FSW for that flight fulfillment.

Simming has never looked better...XP is always being updated, P3D, the same, but at a slower pace, can't speak for FSX-SE...., FSW is very much and aggressively being attended to....so all is good. All is good...

About to fire up Advanced Snow in FSW...and see about how it now looks, upon the approach at Final...for threshold obtainment, since the latest update.

(You can always tell when I have had a coffee, or three...my fingers start to tap the keys!) :ha:

Cheers,

Mitch

 

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2 hours ago, DTG_Cryss said:

Loving the positivity in this thread, going to pass the feedback onto the devs. 

We've come a long way in what's coming up on three months since launch. Really eager to see what you guys think of each update :) 

I think you guys are doing a great job.  You have the best foul weather depiction, in the industry!

Bring onboard, what FSX-SE and P3D already affords in other features (in sim) and you will dominate the ESP-based....absolutely!

Cheers,

Sesquashtoo

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If you can fly my idiotic first attempt of a mission(Snowblind) since the trueSky update, I will applaud you sir... Is it doable, yes... Is it hard, yes...Just don't kill Pierre....

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30 minutes ago, switch686 said:

If you can fly my idiotic first attempt of a mission(Snowblind) since the trueSky update, I will applaud you sir... Is it doable, yes... Is it hard, yes...Just don't kill Pierre....

LOL...still a FSW newbie....flying mostly Free Flights.  Since turning on WideView and bumping the LOD to 7.5...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!

I also have FPS locked down to 33, by use of the FSW.cfg file, with using Adaptive at 1/2 in the nVidia Inspector mask.

Smooth as cream...

Back to the flight. Took off from my FBO of KNFT, and heading to Mackinac Island, at 10,500 AGL.

BTW....is FSW 64 bit?  Not sure...had no OOM's even with LOD set to 7.5....

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51 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

BTW....is FSW 64 bit?  Not sure...had no OOM's even with LOD set to 7.5....

Yes FSW is 64 bit, so you can crank up that LOD_RADIUS so long as your system can handle the load (I also use 7.5). It's actually got some other nice "under the cover" improvements over FSX like DX11, PBR rendering of aircraft and alpha-fade for autogen. The rain/snow effects and trueSky do a much better job of taking advantage of your GPU (using shader code) and the code is optimized for modern CPU architecture.

As a trade-off though, the aircraft models are very high-detail (compare the size of aircraft MDL files to FSX), so they have spent some of that optimization on better aircraft visuals.

The terrain engine needs an update but I expect that's still a long way off.

EDIT: Just curious, what are your system specs that are giving you such great results?

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41 minutes ago, fshobby said:

Yes FSW is 64 bit, so you can crank up that LOD_RADIUS so long as your system can handle the load (I also use 7.5). It's actually got some other nice "under the cover" improvements over FSX like DX11, PBR rendering of aircraft and alpha-fade for autogen. The rain/snow effects and trueSky do a much better job of taking advantage of your GPU (using shader code) and the code is optimized for modern CPU architecture.

As a trade-off though, the aircraft models are very high-detail (compare the size of aircraft MDL files to FSX), so they have spent some of that optimization on better aircraft visuals.

The terrain engine needs an update but I expect that's still a long way off.

EDIT: Just curious, what are your system specs that are giving you such great results?

Thank you for all that!  Just what I wished to know!  

CPU: i7-975 Extreme (4 core, not locked) overclocked to 4.3 Ghz running on air-cool, stock cooler.

GPU: EVGA 1070 FTW (no overclock needed, or set)

12 GB's System RAM, of Crucial premium, triple channel 1600 Mhz, overclocked to 1800 Mhz through a custom Alienware BIOS v11, that can be used because my Dell runs the same M.B. 

Monitor: Dell U3415W running at 3440x1440 (default)  I never run any less than this, for all my sims.

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2 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

CPU: i7-975 Extreme (4 core, not locked) overclocked to 4.3 Ghz running on air-cool, stock cooler.

 

How well does this handle dense autogen (eg. NYC)? I found that with older CPU's it struggles quite a bit, but does OK on current gen CPU's.

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11 hours ago, arsenal82 said:

On steam competition is fierce

those 67 millions have 67 millions games to play with a couple of millions being high tech modern graphics stuff   

The majority of Stem users when look at sim graphics will be put off instantly as they are used to richer contents than us 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well thanks to steam FSX is still selling today, and never seen it on sale in any game store or shop in the last 4years here in the UK , you would likely find it on ebay.

And new simmers are often posting on the forums.

Ray Fry.

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