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Everything posted by dfanucci

  1. At the height of MS's flightsim popularity, MS combat sim did a fraction of what flightsim did. There is no way MS is going to do another combat sim. The money would not be there and there is waaaaay too much competition.... streamed scenery or not.
  2. If I can't contact the tower and request a fly-by, I'm not interested.
  3. I have the same setup. Since the last update, I have lost the twist rudder support and have had the throttle do exactly what yours is doing. Have no idea if the update even touched any of the control stuff, but my sim has been parked until the next update.
  4. Agree with those who find it horrid. It's the first time in any sim that I simply can't fly at night. It's like flying in a brown soup. Add to that the floating street lights and the perfectly aligned quadrants of those street lights and I last about 15 minutes before hitting the slider to bring the sun back...
  5. Latest Dev release of FBW and Mega Pak liveries in community folder - Sim shuts down at the Japan release screen during start of sim. Clear out community folder - Sim runs fine.
  6. Just absolutely stellar work by those involved, and heartfelt "Thank You!" to those doing it. You folks are amazing!
  7. Make sure you download the Livery pack for the 320. I was getting proper liveries for Horizon, Frontier, Delta, and American callouts from ATC.
  8. I'll see if I can answer for ya. Yes, it was IFR all the way and used ATC in doing so. I flew auto pilot the entire way until the 100ft callout in which I took control. I used the high altitude airways which had me departing KGEG runway 8 using the Alpha and Charlie taxiways. Because of weather planes were landing on runway 8 and for some reason 3 as well? The flightpath then had me turn right while climbing in order to grab the airway. ATC controlled all of my altitudes the entire flight. They also called all traffic around me. I could see every one they called. The landing was not the "automatic" approach the MS defaults with. I chose 16L and the used the default star given for that runway. ATC gave me all altitudes during my decent, and the plan followed the star perfectly grabbing the loc and glideslope. As for the traffic, that star comes in to 16l and has you left turn North of the field. As i broke out of the clouds there were 3 planes i could clearly see in front of me (unknown distance). As I approached the left turn to grab the localizer I counted 9 planes on the glideslope for both 16c and 16l (I counted NAV lights as it was a night flight. No tcas). It was the coolest thing I ever saw. Hope it helps some.
  9. Bone stock Live traffic. No additions to the sim other than the 320 and Liveries. In all honesty I was stunned by the amount of traffic. I wish I had taken a few screen shots, but I was so enamored with what I was witnessing I simply forgot. I'm actually thinking of pulling the flightaware data for last night because it was really really cool. There was an occasional hiccup while I was at the hold point in GEG. A Frontier flight on final simply disappeared on approach, and a Horizon plane wanted to take it's sweet time getting off the active, but I didn't care. It was simply fun to watch.
  10. Quite possibly the greatest flight I have ever had in a flightsim last night. We all know the issues that Asobo are working on, but I just had to put in a word that when this sim works, it works so great. KGEG to KSEA last night. Wanted to take a short hop with the flybywire A320 to see what improvements have been made as I have been away from the sim for the last month. Live weather and traffic was used and since I live in the Pacific Northwest I could look out my window to compare. The weather was absolutely spot on at KGEG with rain, thunder, etc. Everything from startup at the gate and taxiing to the active was perfect. Reaching the hold point, there was a line of traffic landing on the active that had me waiting for a good 10 minutes. After clearance I was off to the west. Busting out of the weather over central Washington, I could see other air traffic heading east. ATC kept me informed of all. 50 Miles east of Seattle things started getting really bumpy during the decent as the weather around Seattle was horrible with limited visibility. As I was worked lower and lower through the clouds, I was stunned to find when I broke out of the weather, that I was sequenced behind 9 other aircraft for 16L. Never, and I mean *never* in any sim have I seen such a realistic representation of activity in the air. It was an absolutely awesome experience. After touching down and arriving at the gate, I shut down and just sat there stunned at what I had just experienced. This sim does have it issues ( I can't stand the Sepia lighting emanating from the ground at night ) but all it takes is one fantastic flight to make one see that it really is a fantastic piece of software.
  11. Encryption. Seriously? Asobo, Please include a template containing the company header for a tinfoil hat with the next patch, please. This is a "normal" software bug that slipped through testing. Nothing more...
  12. Nothing beats sat imagery. Leaving Phoenix for Las Vegas and flew over the Toyota proving grounds. That track is huge!
  13. Make sure that the taxi light is off as well. There is a bug in the A320 that the taxi light illuminates the cockpit. Been there since the Alpha...
  14. I love reading these performance threads regarding stutters, and whatnot. This sim is pushing soooooo much more than anything before it... I ran the Alpha on an I5 w/16 gig and a 2070 on ultra, and it performed just fine. About as good has XP with 3/4's the detail...
  15. I usually fly strictly airliners while simming (XP11 or P3D) and I have not touched either in the last two months. The sightseeing Asobo has created has had me flying Cubs and Cessna's. It's that good.
  16. Sandpoint Idaho to Castlegar BC in the cub was just about the greatest flight I've ever had with any sim dating back to the 80's...
  17. Uh, no. Not realistic at all. Every sim created since the dawn of man never achieved the performance demanded by some on release...
  18. The techcrunch article is fantastic. About all I will say, is that I have never in my life wanted to fly GA aircraft around to just sight-see. Gimmie systems, and big jets, etc. What ASOBO has done, changed that. Completely.
  19. Since comprehension seems to be something you strongly lack, I'll put it another way: The NDA probably wont be lifted before release.
  20. Regarding the lifting of NDA's... I've been a beta tester for every Flightsim MS produced since FS98. In every case, the NDA was not lifted until the "Master" was approved (i.e. The version that will be released). FS is currently Alpha. Next comes Beta. Then if it goes the "standard route" of testing, an RC (Release Candidate) is made, then approved, then on to the Master. I would not hold your breath on the NDA being lifted anytime soon. Also, it's very possible that the Alpha builds being released to testers is actually behind the builds that the internal Asobo testers are working with. Fun Fact: Back in years past, any screenshots after the NDA was lifted had to be approved by the Mods of Avsim before they were posted. There was a time difference between the Master being made, and when it would hit the shelves. Avsim made sure all of us were actually beta testers before we could post shots.
  21. I have no idea what type of business you're in, but I'm an internal software tester for a software company, and I have new builds every morning. Bugs/feature fixes are squashed daily right up until the release candidate freeze. And our external builds are several builds behind the ones we are currently working with...
  22. Public alpha testers does not mean that those are the only that test. It's very possible that MS has a large internal testing department that works with different builds. It's possible that the Alpha testers are "targeted" for machine compatibility, base code compatibility, etc. and are not working with the same builds as the internal testers.
  23. Just thought I'd stop by to say thanks for the support of those who got my true intentions of posting about the update regarding *the date* that MS updated the release article. For the smartarses and rude folks, it sure does look like there was some meaning behind that article update now wasn't there? I'll pick up the tab for the crow each one of you is choking down... 🙂
  24. Good lord, What a bunch of uptight folks some people are. No wonder the availability of new sims went straight into the trash over the last couple years... I'm out.
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