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  1. Hey all, this is a quite old topic, so I'm replying to it a month late, however I want to clarify a few things.


    I have tweaked the volume of the announcements and the passenger ambience for it to be a realistic level. I won't be adding a slider because imo for sound it should be as realistic as possible, and the volume will be generally realistic for these sounds.


    The cockpit door is able to be "opened" even though it doesn't show it visually. If you use the door lock switch on the pedestal, set it to unlock and you will hear everything like passengers speaking, and flight attendant announcements.


    Now for people who have volume sliders all over the place in msfs settings - set EVERYTHING to 100, other than music/voices as those do not matter. This will give you the most realistic soundscape and cause the least issues. For EFB sliders those should be set to the 0 (middle, default) value to get the most realistic soundscape, except for exterior master as that is all custom.

  2. While I'm not a fan of project megapack and their a330 (and the requirement to join discord to download the aircraft which is just a trick to make it look like their server member count is high), discord as a platform is great. I don't understand how anyone could have issues - it's the simplest UI as can be - servers with respective channels. You type there and you get a response within minutes or even seconds. It is curious me how people can't figure out discord while being able to fly complex sim aircraft. This is a very funny thread to read through though.

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  3. On 12/27/2020 at 4:39 AM, CJ1045 said:

    For me the attraction of the FBW has reduced hugely with the latest work that Asobo has done on the original A320. I also can't stand the sound of the wheels hitting the runway lights on take off. Surely if the plane does not roll exactly down the middle of the runway you would not get these at all.


    On 12/27/2020 at 5:30 AM, Will Fly For Cheese said:

    The lights on a runway are typically a little offset from the centre line to allow pilots to avoid just that. However, it is common to hear the odd burst of hits as corrections are made both during take off and landing but one would hope not to hit each and every one of them - as one seems to do in the A320NX - regardless of one's aircraft position in relation to them.



    yes, this was voted by the community to be included for now as we cannot get a centerline simvar. this will be added to that simvar later. We might make it so it follows the offsets of it.

  4. 13 minutes ago, duckbilled said:

    Look, I think your team has done amazing work and it has saved MSFS for me. No one is disputing that the FBW package is far beyond what anyone has done for free in the past few years. I'm hearing something funny at the end of engine start up while inside the cockpit. I have never been on a A320NEO let alone sat in the cockpit during engine startup, so I don't know if the sound is intentional or if something is wrong. I'm trying to figure out whether I am hearing things correctly or if there is a problem with my system. Do you have a video of the CFM LEAP-1A startup from the cockpit or even a recording up your startup sounds?

    The sound I am hearing occurs at 11% N1 for each engine, but I can't find the words to describe the sound. It just doesn't sound like anything I've heard on an aircraft.

    again, it is intentional. the leap engine is very random in its startup so the fadeout from the fuel flow into idle is abrupt and weird and sounds more like a whale call rather than a traditional smooth transition to idle

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  5. 29 minutes ago, Colonel X said:

    Well, if some people believe it's "much more powerful and rich" than default - well, I'll just leave that as is. But only because I seem to be the only one voicing my disappointment with the sound here in the forum, I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that everybody else likes it. 

    okay, im sorry you don't like it. I will keep trying to improve it

  6. 12 minutes ago, Colonel X said:

    I'm not always negative, that's simply not true. I tested the NX on Sony headphones. The recordings are just not up to scratch, sorry. I believe you it's the best you could "find", but that's the point. The original sound, while it might not be overly realistic, is a perfect production. Of course this can't be matched with stuff pilots recorded with their phones (that's what it sounds like). And they don't record exterior sounds during flight - which sounds fantastic in the original plane, and seems half-done in the NX, flimsy and powerless.

    again, you are the only person that seems to think that. We have people who are very picky to audio say that it is very rich and clear audio with all of the right frequencies. The majority of people, even the picky ones say they love the sound much more than the default and it sounds much more powerful and rich. We tested on many different headphones, different configurations, and 7.1 surround sound and it sounded good on each one. If you dont like that, i completely understand, no need to go around calling it horrendous though

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  7. 1 hour ago, Colonel X said:

    It might be realistic. But recording and/or mastering is bad. Low fidelity, missing frequencies (midtones) and in the chase view, lacking low frequencies. Overall much worse than default quality wise.

    I used the highest sound samples I could possibly find, I definitely, for sure added mid tones with buzzsaw and other small details. You are one of the only people that seems to think so, and I think you are just negative as someone else said. Merry Christmas to you.

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  8. On 12/21/2020 at 5:42 AM, Colonel X said:

    So I took the latest stable version for a spin. No initial problems (apart from the horrendously bad sound package), however right after passing the HEC VOR, the bus entered its trademark clockwise downward spiral. "Fixed the autopilot", right.

    Really not nice of you to call the sound package which has been confirmed by many IRL a320neo pilots as very realistic "horrendous". You could at least say what you do not like about it rather than straight up insulting it.

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  9. On 12/21/2020 at 11:05 PM, duckbilled said:

    I was totally trying to come up with a description, so forgive me if this makes no sense.

    In the cockpit, it is right at the end of the sound of the engines spooling up. There is an odd sound for about 2 seconds just before the spooling sound fades away. Seems like it should smoothly blend into the sound of the engines running.

    Please look up videos of the CFM LEAP-1A startup, you will see that the sound is there. I am the sound dev and I have spent months making that LEAP sound and the startup is what I am mostly working on to achieve full realism. The LEAP has an iconic "whale call" kind of fadeout that ends very abruptly, there is nothing wrong with the "mixing" or whatever you mentioned

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  10. On 10/11/2019 at 11:08 PM, Concodroid said:

    I mean, the Xbox can run Forza 7; it's really graphically demanding. The Xbox One X can run it at 4k. And Forza's the same size as MSFS 2020, at ~100 gigs.


    And also we have the new 9th generation consoles (PlayStation 5; Xbox Scarlett) which are (supposedly) 4 TIMES better than the One X.


    We'll see, but I doubt that it's gonna need that much optimization. Certainly some visual effects will be turned off, but if Xbox delivers their promise, they might not need to...

    just so you know, Xbox One X can't run at 4k. It can upscale it to 4k from 1080p, but not true 4k. I prefer PCs for this, and other reasons, but if PS5 and XBS are going to be amazing, it may change my mind.

  11. 3 hours ago, adamv1 said:

    Sorry I'm late to this game, but pfffftttt!!!! That's me barfing up a drink. 5,000 USD for that! Don't shoot yourself in the foot! First off, 8tb 5400rpm drive, no thanks. 64gb of ddr4 might be great for someone with a google chrome open tabbing issue, but anybody else will be just fine with 32gb and even 16gb is enough for most mere mortals. I put together a build on newegg like this:
    Intel 9900k, 32GB DDR4 3200 Corsair, MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC LGA 1151, Corsair 570X case, 2x 2tb m.2 intel 660P SSD's, GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 TI 11GB, Corsair RM 850W PSU, Corsair H150i PRO Liquid cooler

    total cost: 3,242.06 W/shipping



    Lol, 64gb of RAM? That's almost enough for three Chrome tabs!

  12. 3 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

    Where did you get January 2020!? 

    But interesting... about 8-9 months. Sounds plausible, but with everything I've come to learn about software development is that nothing goes so fast as one wants.

    Besides - where does the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 come from? 

    It doesn't come from anywhere official, some guy started calling it MSFS 2020 and some other guy called it, and some other guy called it, etc.


    Boris 🙂

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  13. 20 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

    Interesting. Thanks, OP for the heads-up! (Wow, time flies fast...!) 😮

    Come to think of it - any idea, as to when this sim is aimed to be completed?

    Is this really meant to be released for 2020? I mean, they've (supposedly) been working on this for 5 years - and are still in pre-alpha? Now, not to be negative or pessimistic or anything. I haven't got a clue as to what goes on behind the scenes. On the other hand, the videos and images released so far, does suggest, that they're quite far in the developmental process... 

    I'm genuinely curious... and excited!

    I think they confirmed that it was "MID 2020", so like @ZLA Steve said, E3 is very possible.



  14. 45 minutes ago, ca_metal said:

    On september 19th they posted that:

    Tech Alpha Timeline

    October 10: Release testing complete. Lock final delivery schedule.

    October 17: Build release preparation.

    October 24: Release window opens.

    As you can see, around the october 24th there's a big possibility we will see the first wave of the alpha build being sent to the insiders. This timeline will probably be updated on tomorrow's update and we will know if it's still on time.

    What does "Lock final delivery schedule" mean?



  15. Hey guys,


    I'm very interested in the alpha recruitment program for MSFS 2020. I've filled out the survey. We get more information tomorrow (October 10th). I'm very excited.


    Do any of you have any idea of when we get the confirmation on whether we made it? What's going to happen in the alpha testing process? Anything you'd like to share?



  16. 2 hours ago, domkle said:


    Hey Boris

    I've built  several computers already (high end, low end) and I don't think its any cheaper than buying a prebuilt  one. I even think the contrary. But I exactly get what I want. Now prices vary from country to country. Speaking of France. 


    Interesting to know, at least in the USA where I live, my pc would be $200-$400 cheaper. Maybe prices do vary significantly in France.



  17. Do you guys know a lot about building PCs? It's legitimately not that difficult. Watch a few tutorials on youtube on how to find parts, use PCPartpicker, and assemble the PC. Again, youtube has so many tutorials on PC building, and while it seems daunting to start doing it, it's honestly easy and fun. Not to mention that it is considerably cheaper to build than to buy an already prebuilt.


    Now, we know that lots of the objects are going to be streamed, or at least I heard. That is something like GeForce Now which uses the cloud to play games. Then, they will jump out of their socks to try to make the game optimized for mid-performance PCs, that's for sure (or at least I really hope).


    Yet still, we do not know about the specs we will need. We know that the demo machines at the preview event had 2080s, but the older graphics cards will still have plenty of juice left in them, so don't fret if you have a midline gaming rig. I would go as far to say that maybe decent gaming laptops will be able to run it.



    Building a PC is cheaper and more fun and engaging than buying a prebuilt. Microsoft will try hard to optimize the sim as much as possible. There will be cloud streaming. We still don't know if we will need a beast PC to run the sim, which I am expecting we won't.


    Good day,


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