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    Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Pre-order on Windows 10, or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) now.
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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Didn't they previously say 37,000 airports had been hand crafted? Now we're down to 30?!

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Didn't they previously say 37,000 airports had been hand crafted? Now we're down to 30?!
    Perhaps the rest are available for the bargain price of just a penny each

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Didn't they previously say 37,000 airports had been hand crafted? Now we're down to 30?!
    They gonna release 5-10 airports a year for only 100$ for the pack.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Didn't they previously say 37,000 airports had been hand crafted? Now we're down to 30?!
    There are 37000 airports, including 30 detailed airports in the basic version.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Indeed the premium airports are the more detailed "hand crafted" ones - you can still fly to/from pretty much anywhere, but you will get a more basic and potentially templated airport afaik.

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    If you are really keen to take off you might even be tempted to sign up for the Xbox Game Pass for PC which will give you immediate beta access to Microsoft Flight Simulato
    Has anyone figured out how to do this? I have gamepass for PC and have done the "Pre install" (which is just a 12mb download, probably just the launcher...) but can't find anything about beta access.

    edit: according to https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/3...starts-july-30 and other sources, the beta isn't until the 30th and you are not guaranteed access...maybe a confusion due to the constant use of the "Beta" tag by microsoft whenever they mention gamepass for PC?

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    F1 became a videogame, now flying too.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    F1 became a videogame, now flying too.
    Somewhere I may still have the cassette with the Sublogic Flight Simulator for the TRS-80 8 bit computer from the 1970's. Flying has always been a video game.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    F1 became a videogame, now flying too.
    Somewhere I may still have the cassette with the Sublogic Flight Simulator for the TRS-80 8 bit computer from the 1970's. Flying has always been a video game.
    Tell that to my origami kit.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    would definately consider getting this sim/game

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    You can get a disc version! Only 10 double sided DVDs

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...es-on-10-discs

    If that reduces having to stream data while playing then I'm getting that one!

    edit: no, it doesn't. Just saves the initial 90GB download (which I presume you don't have to do all at once)
    Last edited by kalniel; 15-07-2020 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You can get a disc version! Only 10 double sided DVDs

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...es-on-10-discs

    If that reduces having to stream data while playing then I'm getting that one!

    edit: no, it doesn't. Just saves the initial 90GB download (which I presume you don't have to do all at once)
    Streaming off 10 discs while playing sounds fun, I'm picturing a big wall in the sky with "Please insert disc 5 to pass" on it

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    Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator available from 18th August

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Indeed the premium airports are the more detailed "hand crafted" ones - you can still fly to/from pretty much anywhere, but you will get a more basic and potentially templated airport afaik.



    Has anyone figured out how to do this? I have gamepass for PC and have done the "Pre install" (which is just a 12mb download, probably just the launcher...) but can't find anything about beta access.

    edit: according to https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/3...starts-july-30 and other sources, the beta isn't until the 30th and you are not guaranteed access...maybe a confusion due to the constant use of the "Beta" tag by microsoft whenever they mention gamepass for PC?

    Unfortunately, I have too just found this out. After paying a mighty £1 for an XBox Game Pass.

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