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While it is still the ACES group, it looks to be a different team of designers working on this one, including Mike (tdragger).I agree though, hard to get excited when there are issues with FSX that need to be adressed, especially since it will be based on the FSX platform.Wonder if you can add FS aircraft to it, LOLRegards, MichaelKDFW

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No gamer is going to play a Train Simulator with the current performance of FSX, that's out the question. Maybe being that it's a ground based game it'll be fine using one of the two 2.6gig processors in the newer machines...

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Hard to imagine a market for a train simulator except for maybe the types of guys that have those huge basement setups. Anyway, MS sees FSX as a huge success since it has been in the top 5 highest selling games every month since its release. They are in no hurry to patch it since the sales figures indicate the public support of the game. It all boils down to numbers. I will be happy to see a patch if it comes but at this point with a new pc I don't even need it. I want them to get on the stick with that dx10 patch more than anything. I'd like to see that dx10 patch by March.

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DX10 might not be out by March... We may have a while to see the final verdic of FSX performance in the environment it was actually designed for (Vista/DX10)."MS sees FSX as a huge success since it has been in the top 5 highest selling games every month since its release."FSX sold and is selling based on a 20 year reputation of the Flight Simulator franchise as a whole. Train Sim doesn't have that kind of legacy behind it. That's Aces problem though. As far as we're concerned, maybe this will help the FSX patch development as they (Aces) optimize the FSX graphics engine for another plateform...

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DX10 will be out with Vista, which is Jan 31 unless I missed something.Train sims are neat and I agree, it can't hurt that ACES is going to fiddle with the graphics engine vis a vis Train Sim. That can only help us.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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"unless I missed something"You missed something... :-roll

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>While it is still the ACES group, it looks to be a different>team of designers working on this one, including Mike>(tdragger).>>I agree though, hard to get excited when there are issues with>FSX that need to be adressed, especially since it will be>based on the FSX platform.>>Wonder if you can add FS aircraft to it, LOL>>Regards, Michael>KDFWIt's more than a different team of designers. It's an entire team (design, dev, test, art, pm, ...).The FSX team is currently working their butts off on SP1 and DX10.The Train Simulator initiative should certainly benefit the low-altitude story of future versions of FS.-Doug@ACES

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I wonder, since Train Simulator is based on FSX technology, if the two games are designed to integrate! Perhaps, all along, there was more of a reason for those elephants and giraffs in FSX!! You may be able to see and explore the same living dynamic world of FSX from a different prepective! That would be cool!

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"The Train Simulator initiative should certainly benefit the low-altitude story of future versions of FS." Duuuuuude cool!

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"You may be able to see and explore the same living dynamic world of FSX from a different prepective!"I think your going a little too far with this... :-spacecraft

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Many people laugh at flightsimmers, they dont see how it can be fun playing pilot, theres a huge market for trainsims and sims in general.

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As a developer for the current Microsoft Train Simulator, I can tell you that there is, indeed, a fairly large following of Train Simulator enthusiasts. The first MS Train Simulator sold well over 1 million copies. I can only imagine that the next version would sell equally as many, or more. The first version had TRAINZ as competition, and this version will have KUJU's Rail Simulator as competition. So, I don't see the competition as being a factor on the total number of sales surpassing that of its predecessor. Cheers,Dan Zollner - 3DTrains.com

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I always thought it would be interesting to have detailed rail layouts in FS. I guess TrainSim was only published by MS. Some folks I think went to Trainz, but if this allows leveraging of scenery and 3d design I think that would be very nice.scott s..

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>too far where? From prespective of a person riding a car or>or train? Why not?Exactly, more than 30% of my siming time is in ships or vehicles, this just adds to it.I really enjoy driving around the plains of Africa in FSX Regards, MichaelKDFW

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"We may have a while to see the final verdic of FSX performance in the environment it was actually designed for (Vista/DX10)."Why do we keep hearing this? We were told by members of the ACES team that FSX was designed on XP and DX9...........

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Heck I like train Sims just got one about 6 months ago. To me there almost as much fun as flight Sims. There are tons of downloads. I would of never thought about one untill I came across it at one of the game seller sites that always has tons of bargin bin specials gave it a try and got hooked. So who knows the one ACES is working on maybe fun also.If you not tried one give it a try the one I have is made by this guys.I think they have 2 or 3 versions.http://www.auran.com/TRS2006/index.php

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Hmmm, methinks that the FSX based engine is not geared for motion in its current state, especially with Vista. Maybe MS Statue Simulator would be more suited to the FSX engine right now. That way 1 frame per hour would be fluid on anyone's computer AND no tweaking! :-lolBut seriously, I look forward to a new version of Trainsim, just hope that the experience with FSX will be taken into account and lessons learned. Aces are sharp so it should be a good product.

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>Hmmmm! I bet it's safe to assume we'll never see a new>version of Space Simulator.:-wave :(I do love train sims though. :)

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>Maybe MS Statue Simulator would be more suited to the FSX engine right now.:-lol ROFL !!!!!!!!Ahh Mike - You always have a way with words.Still Laughin'Garett

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