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2 hours ago, lwt1971 said:

Just now a tweet from MS/Asobo.. then vs now, the nostalgia is on point. Looking forward to getting the feels on the new Meigs Field coming in the 40th anniv release 🙂

Are they releasing a recreation of Meigs as it was?...and if so do you know what date they will choose?

(I wont click that link out of principle)

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2 minutes ago, Sceadu said:

Are they releasing a recreation of Meigs as it was?...and if so do you know what date they will choose?

(I wont click that link out of principle)


Good question and don't think they specified clearly about the year or timeline that Meigs would be matched to.. but I'd assume it would be Meigs and immediate area surrounding it, as it was then, but transplanted in the Chicago of now? And only if that airport add-on is installed I'd assume.
 


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12 minutes ago, Paul K said:

Two days to go. I'm about to start pacing up and down in expectant-father mode.

After the last couple of updates I have far more of a feeling of dread than expectation. Hopefully I'll be wrong.

40 years ago? Beginning to delve in to the innards of the big IBM systems. I'd been in operations since the late '60s but by the '80s started to get serious and was moving into performance/ internals and the like. Certainly not into flight sims. Never saw the point in all that wire-frame stuff. Only got interested when MS Flight came out 30 odd years later and the graphic capabilities began to become available in PC hardware (which I'd been using for training development stuff pretty much from the beginning).

Good times now though.

 

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How far we've come, a near miss of two worlds:

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This obvious 'shop of two MSFS versions I made about 5 years ago, and was originally posted in the screenshot forum.  Sorry...couldn't resist the repost here. 

Enjoy, TFM

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Can you believe that the Flight Sim program was all on two 5-1/4" floppy disks.  160 KB each.

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I was in 11th Grade at Aiyura National High School, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea when I was introduced to the first flightsim by my British physics teacher. My teenage mind was blown then and still is with MS flightsim successions over the years. It was the first sim that led  me to RW flying both in PNG and the US.

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Brezhnev died on this day. Our chemistry teacher, a shy girl on 25 y.o., ran into the classroom in tears, sat on her desk and said "The war will start soon, children. This Reagan word not allowed wants to bury us and our country"....

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Made this video 2 years ago! It got outdated very quickly with CPUs and GPUs!
Microsoft Flight Simulator - Concept to Reality - 1975 to 2020 - Trailer

Forty years ago I was finishing up my education and getting ready for my first job!



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On 11/9/2022 at 8:27 PM, G-YMML1 said:

Brezhnev died on this day.

You have a wonderful memory. I used to know that, but forgot that Flight Sim was born on the day Brezhnev died. He'll never know what he missed.


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On 11/7/2022 at 7:59 PM, TheFamilyMan said:

Living in a dorm at CSU Chico while in the thick of my Computer Science undergraduate degree.  Heck, at that time I thought that having a full screen editor on an ascii terminal was living the high life; having a personal computer was a luxury well beyond my means though I had a few friends that did.  Dang, those seemed so impressive (and given the tech at that time, they were).

Dude!  I was also living the dorm life that year at Cal State San Bernardino - also a Comp Sci major / Philosophy minor.   There were some Apple IIe's in a small room next to the computer lab full of Televideo terminals (with that unique blue monochrome display they had) that us "serious" students used.  I saw some dude playing Sublogic Flight Simulator on one of those Apples and felt a slight tinge of envy as I went back to work on my Fortran assignment...  🙂


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