Gaming Microsoft Flight Simulator


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I’m debating between buying this for my PC or XBOX X. Will likely decide based on any functionality differences between the two.

PC is 2017 Dell XPS with i5 7th gen 3.5 ghz and GTX 1070 8 gig. I haven’t tried any 4K gaming so have no idea how it would work, and also don’t have a 4K monitor.
 

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I think the main difference is the controls but I assume you can use a keyboard, yoke, peddles, joystick etc for both if you wanted?
 

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I believe you’re correct that a lot of joysticks and pedals are interchangeable between the two.
 

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Yeah I’ve been geeking out
 

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I’m prepared. Bought a stick and throttle last night.
 

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Apparently this is PC first with no XB1 date in sight, so that makes the decision easier.
 

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I’m so exited
 

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Watching all of it, You would think the jump in graphics between some of the early versions would be the largest jump in terms of quality.

But the jump from FS X to FS2020 is massive. But its also 14 years between FS X and now FS 2020. But it is the longest time between releases. 14 years of hardware advancements is huge.
 

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Review:

 
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When I was a younger lad (~1982), my older brother had an Apple II. He bought FS 1.0. The game loaded off of a cassette tape like everything else before floppies. I played that game for hours even though it was just a grid with mountains in the background.
 
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I kind of wish they'd do a Microsoft Space Simulator 2.0. I got version 1.0 as a gift back in the 90's and it was pretty awesome for its time. It came out probably 2 years before the 3d accelerator revolution so everything is done on CPU and it shows.

 

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That was awesome - amazing to go through the progression.
our first computer was a 386 sx33 which i played dos games on with cga / 4 color graphics, never played ms flight simulator but seeing some of the old stuff brought back memories of what i did play. on that note there is a solid 15 year span of life where i could probably tell you a lot more about computer and console games than anything else i could really recollect from my life over that period.

maybe once a month i am still walking someone through some basic dos commands to do some command line stuff on windows. some people are my age or older and some are younger. it feels weird that i'm generally telling people making 6 figures how to do shit in dos that i was literally doing when 9 years old.
 

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I consider myself to be an aviation enthusiast but have somehow never played one of these games. Looking forward to this.
 

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