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  • gamingdave 29 Feb 2012 16:06:16 4,457 posts
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    Couldn't find a thread, but then that's not surprising with the forum search.

    Anyway, this is out now, and a free download.
  • fergal_oc 29 Feb 2012 16:07:16 2,764 posts
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    Yay a reason to get out my dusty sidewinder. Poor thing hasn't been used since FreeSpace 2
  • Nasty 29 Feb 2012 16:24:12 4,763 posts
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    I cant find the power lead for my force feedback 2 and am having to resign myself to playing with a floppy joystick :(
  • Maturin 29 Feb 2012 16:36:37 3,660 posts
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    Just downloading this now. Bought the Hawaiian Adventure DLC too even before I've installed the game, such is my Flight Sim nerdiness.

    Edited by Maturin at 16:37:04 29-02-2012
  • rtk79 29 Feb 2012 16:47:47 499 posts
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    "Crude humor / Mild violence" ?
  • Maturin 29 Feb 2012 16:57:04 3,660 posts
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    Yes free for the base pack. Then DLC gives you more scenery and planes.
  • Whizzo 29 Feb 2012 16:57:15 44,066 posts
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    The beta was quite fun, just don't expect Flight Simulator 2012 but something more like the very old Solo Flight.
  • Maturin 29 Feb 2012 17:02:44 3,660 posts
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    I think that will come in time - depending how well supported the game is with DLC. Once there are more scenery areas available I expect there will be airliners to fly between them.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if the SDK makes its way to some of the bigger Flight Sim third party addon creators.
  • brokenkey 29 Feb 2012 17:06:21 7,518 posts
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    thread needs a link.
  • brokenkey 29 Feb 2012 17:15:44 7,518 posts
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    hang on. Games for Windows Live installer? no thanks.
  • Rusty_M 29 Feb 2012 17:55:25 5,502 posts
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    Something tells me a full HOTAS set could be overkill for this (yet to try using my stick in Freespace 2 as well)
  • Rusty_M 29 Feb 2012 17:55:26 5,502 posts
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  • Nasty 29 Feb 2012 18:48:03 4,763 posts
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    Achievement unlocked - Coconut Bra.

    :/

    Was going to post the TDU similarities. All good fun so far.
  • WinterSnowblind 29 Feb 2012 18:50:26 1,255 posts
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    I've never been big into simulators, so I have no idea how the serious fans will take to this, but it seems pretty indepth, while adding a lot of accessibility and fun

    Controls are tight, but you have to be very delicate with them. Things like landings require a lot of practice and there's even pre-flight checks to do before you take off (they can be skipped or automated).

    I don't know if I care enough to put any money down for it, but it's at least worth a download.

    Edited by WinterSnowblind at 18:51:44 29-02-2012
  • Carlo 29 Feb 2012 20:49:19 18,568 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    hang on. Games for Windows Live installer? no thanks.
    Exactly.

    I'd rather pay for the game than have it for free and have to install that shit.
  • Rusty_M 29 Feb 2012 21:18:10 5,502 posts
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    It's not bad. When it was announced, I thought it would be awful.
  • Whizzo 29 Feb 2012 21:21:46 44,066 posts
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    It's a huuuuuge surprise that a game from Microsoft Studios is using GFWL.
  • Maturin 29 Feb 2012 21:47:02 3,660 posts
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    I'm really enjoying it so far. Grabbed the Hawaii adventure pack DLC and have been exploring. Also been doing some scary landing challenges with the extra plane they give you in that DLC.

    Clearly lots of different things to come - if you look in the hanger there's a drop down that lists all kinds of aircraft.

    BTW for those who haven't tried it. You have to do two very quick and easy missions when you play the first time. Once you've done those you have access to the usual Microsoft Flight Sim stuff like free flight, choosing time, weather etc.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 29 Feb 2012 21:52:11 17,086 posts
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    rtk79 wrote:
    "Crude humor / Mild violence" ?
    /kicks rtk79 in the balls

    Happy now?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 29 Feb 2012 21:55:33 42,624 posts
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    Vaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww*crash*

    Achievement unlocked.
  • WinterSnowblind 29 Feb 2012 22:14:48 1,255 posts
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    Is there anyway to skip cut-scenes? Retrying missions is an absolute nightmare.
  • monkehhh 29 Feb 2012 22:22:48 3,957 posts
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    Done all the training tips and unlocked a paint job.

    Seems like it could get real pricey if you got in to buying stuff?
  • Maturin 29 Feb 2012 23:04:37 3,660 posts
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    Yup. I've spent hundreds over the years on Flight Sim add-ons.
  • rtk79 1 Mar 2012 13:25:04 499 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    rtk79 wrote:
    "Crude humor / Mild violence" ?
    /kicks rtk79 in the balls

    Happy now?
    Ouch. Wouldn't that rather be "crude violence / mild humor" though ?

    And, seriously, why is Microsoft Flight rated "E : Crude Humor / Mild violence" ?
  • Maturin 1 Mar 2012 13:35:36 3,660 posts
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    I think the mild violence is planes crashing. And the humour is some of the voiceover stuff from the missions.
  • rtk79 1 Mar 2012 13:44:01 499 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    I think the mild violence is planes crashing. And the humour is some of the voiceover stuff from the missions.
    These rating board people are mad.
  • Maturin 2 Mar 2012 08:42:10 3,660 posts
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    It is very good. The flight model is one of the best MS has released - see what happens if you open the cockpit in flight for proof of that.

    It's the first game in the FS series to capture the difficulties of bush flying. Thanks to the density of scenery small airstrips are realistically hard to find. And they aren't just flat surfaces either.

    While the package may seem simple the sim element is as strong as the series has ever been. I hope MS adds AI traffic, traffic control and real world weather though - these are things I miss from FSX.

    I wonder what scenery we'll get next. I'm hoping it's Alaska - that would be a good contrast to Hawaii.

    Edited by Maturin at 08:43:04 02-03-2012
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