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  1. The next logical question is - after the massive update for London with Update 3, what does Orbx London bring to the landscape?
  2. Now that MSFS is out maybe True Earth is not such a demanded product anymore
  3. Always plan for the future. I went overkil 4 years ago with my graphics card and it still works well. Obviously not as good as the latest and best but still very good. Invest in a card that is maybe one step under the best and you will be right for a few years of exciting sim flights
  4. Finally something to replace my aging Flight Keeper which is still running altough it hasnt been updated in years Thanks Orbx for taking action to solve a real whole in the addin market
  5. Microsoft have released the figures and pity LM don't release their sales to get a comparison. In the article from the original post it mentions 26 million flights. The only slight downside is MS is logging everywhere you fly and what you do in the sim. Once Bill Gates new 24/7 video surveilance satelites go into operation then our reality is fully logged too. I do hope that this new system will provide the latest data for the sim so instead of being 3-6 years old, the base photo scenery is months or days old
  6. It might be helpful if you could be more specific as to what picture is what
  7. I still think MSFS has better tree colours than P3D or even HD trees from Orbx
  8. This discussion is similar to almost every new sim version when released I remember the crazy complaints when FSX was released and not all were justified or sensible By the end of the year many more bugs will be ironed out, several good 3rd party planes available and perhaps some new innovative addons too In any case P3D & Xplane will rise to the challenge and Orbx will without doubt do so too
  9. I am sure Blackshark are open to ideas on how they can improve their software Contact them
  10. Was just reading an interview about MSFS with FSdreamteam here is a quote of the discussion -- The lighting environment is so good, that is hard to believe it doesn’t use Ray Tracing. Even a blank object with no textures looks decent there, and this is very rewarding, and it makes you wanting do more. Also, MSFS has a huge customization potential, and Asobo has been very clever in finding a good balance between extensibility and the ability of users and developers to screw up with the sim, or create conflicting add-ons. looking at the file structure and poking into undocumented things, it’s clear the sim was designed to be customizable in countless of ways, using standard file formats ( xml, html, json, css, javascript, etc. ), and this bodes very well for the future. If you want to read the whole fascinating interview go to SimFlight, 25 August
  11. From my experience Orbx have been giving excellent value for money its whole life. I think Nick sums it up well. I believe one of their team is already wanting to add more to the product in any case, so wait for version 2 which would have arrived without this issue
  12. As Orbx have done for London they may do a landmark package to fill in these missing items. At least the base simulator is so much better than either P3D or Xplane. Orbx took time to work their magic with both these older sims so just give them time and they or someone else will fill at least some of the gaps
  13. AI is exactly that. It will learn to make new distinctions so when it 'knows' how to handle dock cranes as Nick demonstrated, then every similar structure in the world will be improved. Same for places like Dubrovnik which someone in another thread posted. The AI learns super fast & then when some parameters for Dubrovnik are fed in then every similar location around the globe will be improved. The creation of MSFS is going to benefit MS & the AI SW company in that the AIs learning algorithms will be improved making an exponential improvement on everything that the AI 'touches'
  14. MSFS has some incredible scenery so we have yet one more choice of sim to fly. Over time some of these 'anomolies' will get ironed out but lets enjoy what we have now and look forward to constant improvement over the years to come. Choice is the Key
  15. I wonder how much influence China has on the lack of the Asia LC. They seem to be a bully in some respects. If necessary leave China out of LC Asia
  16. That is a good idea to try it with default first so then when I get it I can see how much better it actually is
  17. You are not interested, fine. But I and others who see great potential in MSFS are interested in this unusual airport package With so much competition now all of the sims will have to keep coming up with new ideas And for us that means constantly improving flight sims so we are definitely the winners! - whichever sim we choose
  18. September 17th might be your date to try the new series according to this article https://www.gpumag.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3000-series/ I just watched Minority Report with Tom Cruise a couple of days ago I wonder what kind of incredible experience flight simming will be then With full body suits there will be very little difference from reality
  19. At first glance I thought its definitely not Europe where I live because vegetation is different. I thought it could be my homeland and I was right from the above suggestion.
  20. Thanks for the detailed explanation I believe this will be very helpful for some readers
  21. It seems Microsoft is going for maximum IP protection. Or they are control freaks like you have to log in every time you use the sim. Look at the other things Bill is trying to force on people
  22. This seems a very outdated idea. It must be years since I even put a disk in my drive. All my music & some video on HDD or USB stick. Like Orbx everything streamed through.
  23. My guess is not too many flyers who frequent Orbx forum are into "normal" games so not too many would have X-Box. But in any case it is one way to get the new sim
  24. I think MS learned their mistakes and have gone out of their way to avoid their silly errors. MS have put a massive investment into this simulator. It is one of the projects that will likely be using new data coming online soon. MS are involved with an new satelite system which provides 24/7 video surveilance of the entire planet and this will be fully operational withing a year or two. Wouldn't it be awsome if the sim taps into this live full earth video and gives us "really" up to date landscapes and events all across the earth etc.
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