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Screenshot comparison - FSX vs FS2020

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Some obvious nice enhancements with MS2020.

Thanks for posting.

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Some shots show a startling difference between the 2 sims but also, it shows that FSX wasn't half bad.

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Seeing this just makes me more excited!


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And even with my P3Dv4 setup with ORBX Europe scenery, Pilot's mesh, PTA, Active Sky etc. it doesn't come close:

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Wow! its astounding to see the difference side by side.  I may not like it but Id pay 10 bucks a month if I had to.

(We probably wont)

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2 things:

1 - good work, and it’s really interesting to see where the massive improvements are, and what looked sort of ok before. 

2 - FSX isn’t bad for a 13 year old bit of software, bless the old girl. 

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I think I like the new one vs the old one 😂

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Ever since the trailer came out I've been comparing what I see in P3Dv4 with what we'll likely get with MSFS.  

Most of my flights have been over areas that wouldn't be affected by the new technology.  I did a flight through Cairo and the improvement is obvious in the trailer.  My original flight plan didn't take me over the Pyramids so I did a slight diversion, as you can't fly that close to a major landmark without checking it out.

The next flight was from Cairo to Athens.  The islands were scenic enough, and could be improved by better textures and more detailed meshes, but how much difference are we talking about here?  Landing at LGAV I was too busy managing the plane and navigating to do much sightseeing, so I probably wouldn't notice any improvements.  If I wanted to explore Athens, I'd have to do it in another aircraft, and the last time I was there this is exactly what I did.

My next flight will be to Rome.  Flying Athens to Rome in FSX (and P3Dv2.5) was an invitation to an out of memory error, so a jump to 64 bit eliminates that problem, as it did with P3Dv4.  

The biggest improvement I can expect is flying over desert regions where the textures would be better.  There will undoubtedly be others.

But like others have mentioned, FSX wasn't all that bad, and P3Dv4 was quite an improvement over FSX, even without add-ons. 

Interesting times ahead in any case.

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FSX:fs2.jpg

P3D:
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While it does appear better, I've always felt that P3D is just FSX+, an incremental improvement. Adding products such as FlyTampa's Las Vegas or Drzewiecki Design's Seattle X has improved it to appear more life-like, yet I've never felt that it was a transformative experience. 

I feel that will change once FS2020 arrives.

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Nice! Some of these shots clearly show what I mentioned in another topic: that sun doesn't really shine in FSX/P3D and that simply adding shadows doesn't do the trick. Just look at those two airport shots! In fact, all the FSX shots look flat and dull in comparison! I also like how in the first two shots everything seems to be bathing un sunlight in MFS: things get a little hazy because you are blinded by the light somehow. (Hard to explain in words.) Very nice. What an improvement...!!!

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Very instructive and helpful. Do any of the shots of FSX include UTX, GEX, Autogen upgrades, and something like Genesis?

Thank you all.

Rick

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I hope it has good hdr implementation too. I’ve just bought the new f1 game and the difference it makes can be extremely immersive. E.g. driving around Austria yesterday, the weather was partly cloudy with bright sunshine in parts of the track. Moving from an overcast part, round a corner into a brilliant sunshine bit is quite dramatic. It made me feel warm it was so convincing!

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