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I just got out of a flight with a good friend of mine..We departed San Patricio Country in the B-58 and headed for Laredo" he was nav/systems operator and the only thing I did was flying the plane and work the throttle.In one word: absolutelyfarkingincredible!!!!For once we now have the ability to fly with a friend and have them slave over the pilots every need:)- Change my heading- Change my flap setting- Change my mixture- Retract my gear etc......................The ability to do this is amazing. It brings a whole new idea the flightsim community!The friend flying as a "slave" can do anything and everything except actually fly the plane unless I give him control with a simple key command. He can throttle one engine back, deploy the spoilers and set up the entire ap system and much more. This is rediculous!!!!In summary, the "co-pilot" can perform ever function on the plane except actually move the control surfaces on the plane..Sleep will be limited for months on end..Salute!!! Microsoft!!!Sawacs

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Sounds sweet Sawacs,To be honest this is one of the features that really has got me interested in FSX. If the ACES team have the time to do up a SDK for the multiplayer system I think it has incredible potential.Imagine flying the PMDG 747 or LDS 767 with a real co-pilot, now that would just be superb!Keep up the good work ACES.Jeremy

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Hi. What's the cost of using the multiplayer option? I can't find any info on it. I have the Deluxe Edition. Are there any hints or instructions for using it? Thanks, regards, Bob.

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>Hi. What's the cost of using the multiplayer option? I can't>find any info on it. I have the Deluxe Edition. Are there any>hints or instructions for using it? Thanks, regards, Bob.There's no cost at all, Bob. Instructions are in the Learning Center, of course. ;)

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Im so excited about this. It will bring great new abilities to FS. Here's two things that I am really concerned about though (which have been answered to a degree, but now that some have a full copy, the answer may be different)1) In Multiplayer, can you see AI aircraft?2) In Multiplayer, can you see ground AI equipment/vehicles?It seems as if you are saying that there's a way for the copilot to control everything you authorize except the control surfaces. If you switch control over to them, will the new copilot have the same profile, just reversed?Thanks,Eric T

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It is a great feature, for sure, and one that will be used extensively over at DC-3 Airways where our multiplayer activities are very prolific - but I have to put in a word for the guys at gates.to, who have had such technology available to you all for over a year. MSFS have lifted the game, of course, but I don't like to see such pioneering ventures go unrecognised. So well done, Maurizio and Ugo!MarkMark "Dark Moment" BeaumontVP Fleet, DC-3 AirwaysTeam Member, MAAM-SIM[a href=http://www.swiremariners.com/cathayhk.html" target="_blank]http://www.paxship.com/avsimlogo.jpg[/a]

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Hi. Thanks. I did not see that. Isn't there a cost to setup and use the account online? I saw something about setting up an account but was hesitant until I knew more. Thanks and best regards, Bob.

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I'm really looking forward to using this feature. I wish I had a copilot first time I flew on Vatsim. Maybe we'll even see virtual instructors:) I could use that.DannyCZBB

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yeah part if it really excites and at the same time i can see myself getting real nervous, i stutter a bit when i speak and not only that ive been flightsimming since the mid 80's but... everyone has there own style of doing things procedure wise..ciao!Brian S

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