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I remember from the video interview at the conference that the guy from Microsoft said that the program has to fit on 4 discs. Not sure if he was referring to FSX or FS9 in the past. Wonder if MS will put FSX on 5 discs and just make it a couple bucks more. That might make a difference.JimCYWG

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It's going to be on DVD so who knows how many it will be. I'm thinking maybe 4 dvd's.

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I would be surprised at that, didnt the orginal come of 4 CD's?there is no way they are going to add that much more content, I am thinking maybe 2 DVD (possibly 1)

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> I am thinking maybe 2 DVD (possibly 1)Of course it won't come on 1 DVD thats absurd. The high resolution terrain alone will take care of that. And then there is all the other features and improvements such as the highly detailed 1024x1024 textures. They are also using map point data for the scenery, and remember in comparison X-Plane is shipping with 7 dual layered DVDs.

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>It's going to be on DVD so who knows how many it will be. I'm>thinking maybe 4 dvd's.It won't be on 4 DVDs. That I can guarantee.Cheer,Jason

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>> It won't be on 4 DVDs. That I can guarantee.>>More or less?Not being coy here, but it will be less than 4, at least 1, probably not 3, and 2 would be pushing it from a cost point of view.We can't say 'cause it aint final yet.

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Of course it won't come on 1 DVD thats absurd. and from the horses own mouth...'Not being coy here, but it will be less than 4, at least 1, probably not 3, and 2 would be pushing it from a cost point of view.'"...and two would be pushing it"your apology is accepted :-)

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Ok will that be dual layer lol?...............Randy J. Smith................A PROUD MEMBER OF THE PMDG BETA TEAM[h4]Evolution is a process that results in heritable changes in a population spread over many generations[/h4]

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Ahem, the jury is still out on whether its 1 or 2 (or maybe 3) DVDs ;)

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The more the better if you ask me. There is no advantage (from a user's perspective) to having fewer discs other than having to do less swapping during installation...and you only have to install once so that is an inconvenience that is easy to afford. Of course the developers will have something else in mind, mainly the cost per disc.Derek D.

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Yes a good quality default mesh will allow sceneries to install properly and stop multiplayer planes landing under the ground!

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One DVD is still almost twice as much as FS9. Those 1024x1024 textures shouldn't take up that much. They're tiled, compressed etc. We're not talking seamless photographic textures here. FS9's textures used something like 200-300MB on the CD.Yes, X-Plane comes on something like 8 DVD's, but that probably comes down to inefficent, poorly compressed file formats. After all, X-Plane 7's scenery came on 4 CD's and looked like FS98 at best.

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> Yes, X-Plane comes on something like 8 DVD's, but that probably comes down to inefficent, poorly compressed file formats. Not true. X-plane's new scenery includes worldwide SRTM coverage. Similar products for FS9 also cover multiple DVDs.Christian

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