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With the arrival of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on 18 August can I ask two questions:

What is the best to by    Download or to get the physical disks.....opinions please?

....and I live in the UK so where is best place to buy?

 

Many thanks,

 

Major

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Personally, I have completely given up on purchasing physical disks. I haven't even got a CD/DVD reader in my computers. So for me the answer is obvious; digital download. 


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24 minutes ago, Major 1 said:

With the arrival of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on 18 August can I ask two questions:

What is the best to by    Download or to get the physical disks.....opinions please?

....and I live in the UK so where is best place to buy?

 

Many thanks,

 

Major

What is the speed of your connection is Mbps ?


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The only benefit is if you're a collector or you have extremely slow internet connection.


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Not to forget that if uou buy the discs you will have to use them every time you start the simulator. Discs are a big crutch in this day and age, and will help people with terribly low  download speeds, but for the modern gamer/simmer it doesnt sound much of an option at all. 


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Posted (edited)

When you mention physical disks and Sidewinder, what is the status of all your other hardware and how current is it ?

EDIT : I thought you meant hard drives but I read your post again...my bad 🙂

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Aerosoft sell the boxed version but you pay for shipping from Europe and the disc version will not ship till after the 28th so you will not see it on release. 


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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Major 1 said:

What is the best to by    Download or to get the physical disks.....opinions please?

What's with the title for you post!!!

No one here can give you any better answer than you will find on the MS/Asobo web site.

 

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Removed unnecessary long quote!

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7 minutes ago, tpete61 said:

What's with the title for you post!!!

No one here can give you any better answer than you will find on the MS/Asobo web site.

 

Can't we be more welcoming to new users??

As for the question, I would choose the download version. Even if you have a slower connection, it would still be more practical than having to use a DVD disk everytime you start the sim.

DVD -> only for collectors or people on very limited connections.

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1 hour ago, G-RFRY said:

Aerosoft sell the boxed version but you pay for shipping from Europe and the disc version will not ship till after the 28th so you will not see it on release. 

Where does it state this?

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https://www.aerosoft.com/en/flight-simulation/simulators/3044/microsoft-flight-simulator-premium-deluxe?c=1613

third box down on the left Disc or download.

Check out Aerosoft forum some thought if they purchased the box version they could still download the pre-download version not the case, as Aerosoft have said MS make the rules on marketing as i suspect they will on DLC. 

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20 minutes ago, G-RFRY said:

https://www.aerosoft.com/en/flight-simulation/simulators/3044/microsoft-flight-simulator-premium-deluxe?c=1613

third box down on the left Disc or download.

Check out Aerosoft forum some thought if they purchased the box version they could still download the pre-download version not the case, as Aerosoft have said MS make the rules on marketing as i suspect they will on DLC. 

Where?

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OP 2 questions should have taken 4 words to answer:

Download version.

Microsoft store.

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1 minute ago, OzWhitey said:

OP 2 questions should have taken 4 words to answer:

Download version.

Microsoft store.

Maybe try CDkeys too. 

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I am in the UK too, the best place to buy is from MS with a digital download assuming you have a decent intertron connection. This is because you are going to the source and, all things being equal, when updates come, the first place they appear is at the source, so if buying from any other source in any way makes things dependent on patches etc filtering down to other sources, there is always the chance that this might be subject to a delay, whereas that would presumably never be the case when you went direct to the publisher and your support came directly from that source.


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