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Robin Cornelissen

Download full game before 18AUG

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 Hello,

I was acutally hoping we were able to download the full simulator (all the 100GB's or so??) before the releasedate of 18-AUG.

My internetconnection is fine (over 30MB/SEC) so thats not a problem. What will be a problem (I think) is the server capacity of Microsoft. When everybody wants to download the simulator on the 18th of august it will result in a meltdown or so 🤯😈😮.

Yeah Yeah, I know that we are talking about Microsoft. The server capacity they have must be huge. But history tells us that when a game is released, the capacity they think is enough, is never enough 😁.

My plan was to whipe out my harddrive on 16-AUG. Install everything I need in the days following and download the full 100 gigs and be ready to play on the 18th.

Now I see we are only able to download 20 MB. It does not look very promissing 😂

 

Does anybody know if we can download the game in advance or just have to wait until the 18th and all download the game at 100 kb/sec 😆

 

Regards and stay calm for the next 3 weeks,

Robin

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Start preparing for take-off.  Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studio are thrilled to announce that Microsoft Flight Simulator launches on August 18, and you can pre-order on Windows 10* or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) today. Learn more about aircraft, airports, and editions here!

So looks like you need Xbox Game Pass to pre-install it.

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53 minutes ago, Robin Cornelissen said:

Now I see we are only able to download 20 MB.

Yes that's it, what were you expecting? It's only a flight simulator, not Minesweeper! 🤦‍♂️


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They have actually said that preorder customers will be able to download MSFS a couple of days before Aug 18.  Stay tuned.. 🙂

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Bert

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Thanks Bert, that's good news! 

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52 minutes ago, Bert Pieke said:

They have actually said that preorder customers will be able to download MSFS a couple of days before Aug 18.  Stay tuned.. 🙂

Do you remember where they said that?

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August 18 is a Tuesday. Do you think it will be released at 12 AM Redmond WA time?

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2 hours ago, carbonbasedlifeform said:

Do you remember where they said that?

I contacted MSFS Support asking about pre-download and they gave me this answer

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So does that mean for the people who have pre ordered will be able to play from midnight the 18th just to clarify? Just so I can tell the mrs when she should expect to not see me again 😊

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I wonder if it will be active once downloaded or simply downloaded so we don't have to experience possible issues on the 18th with everyone else trying to download.  I would guess we could not use it until the 18th.  


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30 minutes ago, helloo said:

 I would guess we could not use it until the 18th.  

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1 hour ago, carbonbasedlifeform said:

I wonder why they don’t make an announcement. I will probably pre-order now.

That's probably the reason they don't make an announcement.😄

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