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    MS flight sim (2020)

    Is out today.

    I never thought DX11 could look so good. Anyone getting it? What are you looking forward to the most?

    I'm trying to hold off at least until tonight Blooming expensive, but I actually think fair for the kind of game you can just go back to over years. And the whole world is included this time (with autogen features) so no need to buy add-ons.

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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Their downloader isn't the best. Seems to download it in parts and wait for packages to get installed before moving on to the next. My connection was spiking constantly in terms of speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is out today.

    I never thought DX11 could look so good. Anyone getting it? What are you looking forward to the most?

    I'm trying to hold off at least until tonight Blooming expensive, but I actually think fair for the kind of game you can just go back to over years. And the whole world is included this time (with autogen features) so no need to buy add-ons.
    You can just get stuck in on GamePass for a couple of quid.
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    You can just get stuck in on GamePass for a couple of quid.
    True, but for me (buy very few games, play them over years) outright purchases tend to make better sense.

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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    I started downloading the extra 90GB required a couple of hours ago and its only downloaded 10gb so far. Bit slow going especially for a 200MB connection
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I started downloading the extra 90GB required a couple of hours ago and its only downloaded 10gb so far. Bit slow going especially for a 200MB connection
    Yep, as I mentioned above it seems to download a part and install rather than full tilt download, so affected by your disk speed, too. Perhaps this was a conscious decision given the game size to not saturate their servers but you'd hope MS would be well equipped for this.
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Played it for hours last night! It looks fantastic. The landing challenges are cool too.

    Only using an xbox 360 controller at the moment, but I ordered a joystick last night. It's too difficult to make the smaller movements with the 360 controller. The throttle is too difficult with the controller, you need to have a zoomed out cockpit view to see the throttle, which makes the instruments too small. Hoping the throttle slider on the joystick will help!

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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    I am just dusting off the old Thrustmaster T Flight Stick X
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Just had a quick blast with an XB1 controller. Sort of managed to land it at Manchester Airport
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonatron View Post
    Played it for hours last night! It looks fantastic. The landing challenges are cool too.

    Only using an xbox 360 controller at the moment, but I ordered a joystick last night. It's too difficult to make the smaller movements with the 360 controller. The throttle is too difficult with the controller, you need to have a zoomed out cockpit view to see the throttle, which makes the instruments too small. Hoping the throttle slider on the joystick will help!
    F2/F3 on the keyboard?

    What is the performance like?

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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    56GB and counting, this is like watching paint dry
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Performance is smooth enough for me, only a little bit choppy for a few seconds just after loading. 3700X / 1070 / 16GB @ 1080p.
    Edit: At high quality settings I think?
    Last edited by Jonatron; 18-08-2020 at 02:41 PM.

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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    What quality setting is that?
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    FWIW V-sync appears to be bugged and will just generally run below the in-game FPS limit.

    Better off using AMD/Nvidia driver setting limiter as it stands.
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    I'm tempted to give it a go as I have game pass already but its what 100gb? On my meh 35mb connection that'll take a long time - probably longer than I'd play the damn thing...
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Took me almost 5 hours on a 200MB connection, god knows why!
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    Re: MS flight sim (2020)

    Currently moving it from HDD to SSD, loading from HDD is painfully slow
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