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FSX is a Game

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The Just Flight site shows what I assume to be the covers for the two versions of FSX.They both state at the top Game for Windows so it's now officially a game.

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Yes, it's a game. It runs on a computer and is designed for entertainment of human beings. Just like all previous versions of FS. Or Counter Strike. Or Pacman.(was that supposed to be sarcasm?)

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Guest Sean Reeder

sad but technically its a game"electronic game, device or computer program that provides entertainment by challenging a person's eye-hand coordination or mental abilities. Made possible by the development of the microprocessor, electronic games are marketed in various formats, such as hand-held one-player models, cartridges or compact discs that are inserted in modules attached to television sets, computer programs run on personal or network computers, and freestanding arcade versions. Most of their appeal comes from the computer program that synchronizes flashing lights and a variety of sounds with the movielike animated action portrayed on a graphic display (see computer graphics). As the technology has advanced from 8-bit to faster 16-bit to still faster 64-bit microprocessors with greater graphic and sound capabilities, the programming has kept pace. For example, the newest games have so many levels and twists that they may take more than 100 hours to complete, and the graphic capabilities allow the game player to alter the visual perspective from narrow to panoramic. The games may be contested among several players, or an individual may engage in a test of skill against the computer. Some Internet-based games involve thousands of individuals interacting with each other in ongoing, open-ended play. Game subjects include sports (e.g., baseball and football); action warfare, often space-oriented, adventure, and role-playing; casino gambling (e.g., as roulette, poker, and simulated slot machines); and such classics as contract bridge, chess, and backgammon. See also virtual reality."

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Guest allcott

My, how MS thinks of itself these days. Technically it's A game for Windows OPERATING SYSTEM.Unless they have now usurped the definition away from:"a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air" And overturning thousands of years of history.And last time I looked, GAME is: "animal hunted for food or sport" So in fact, being pedantic what they are showing is:"A BOX CONTAINING A game for use with the WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM." And those grammatically-challenged Microsoft copywriters simply have no excuse. None at all. I checked everything using Internet Explorer! Is it a slow news day?Allcott

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According to the FAA's Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), the official definition of a flight simulator is a full-sized mockup of the cockpit for a specific type of aircraft that includes motion capability and must be approved by the FAA administrator. Just trying to stir the pot a little :)-Scott

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>had to reply to this one>>>motion is NOT a requirement for FAA simulator certificationAnd those are just for "approved simulators".I'll still call this one a desktop un-approved simulator, that's good for something besides gaming..........when you're not gaming...

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>had to reply to this one>>>motion is NOT a requirement for FAA simulator certificationOK you're partially right... Straight from the FARs-FAR 61.1Flight simulator means a device that-(iii)Uses a force cueing system that provides cues at least equivalent to those cues provided by a 3 degree freedom of motion system;So basically they want you to get some kind of sense of motion, but it doesn't have to be a full-motion capable simulator.-Scott

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It is a "Flying adventure GAME" and NOT a simulator. FSX just proves with all "adventures/missions" that the target consumer more and more are the gamers. Nothing,...and I repeat,..nothing new regarding the simulating systems has been revaled in FSX, as far as I know, exept eyecanys only.Can anybody tell me what is new for us FL330 simmers in FSX,..please...:-rollhttp://www.scandicair.com/images/sa_banner.gifFSX..?? What

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>It's a gamulatorI like it! Something b/w a sim and a game. New catagory for the software shelves...:-outta

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Guest possum

Yeah gamulator sounds like a good word to me too lol.

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Guest garwig2

>...Nothing,...and I>repeat,..nothing new regarding the simulating systems has been>revaled in FSX, as far as I know, exept eyecanys only.>>Can anybody tell me what is new for us FL330 simmers in>FSX,..please...Some items from P-12C's blog:*Sim Connect (will give add-on developers new capabilities)*Improved VC lighting*Working cabin pressurization systems*New failures modelled for fuel leaks, oil leaks, oil system failure, fuel pump failure, enigine and apu fires*Working APU systems*Working engine fire extinguishersAlso, a round earth allowing flights near the poles. I'm sure there will be missions made by the community for airliners.

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No, wait! How about a "Similator" ?Not exactly a simulator, but almost. Similar to a simulator. :-lol

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Guest Tingoose

I haven't been in the flight sim community as long as some of you and I've heard about the legendary threads that debate the game/simulator issue but this is the first time I've witnesed one in development. . . absolutely awesome, those stories weren't exxagerated. Please don't let it die down too soon. . . I'm enjoying it almost as much as the time I watched a tornado building up and tossing all sorts of debris skyward as it made it's destructive way along the Illinois plain. Wow!

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