Microsoft Flight Simulator Page 19

  • Fake_Blood 11 Sep 2020 11:36:30 10,569 posts
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    You could use the gear shifter for flaps or the landing gear.
  • KD 11 Sep 2020 12:42:39 2,885 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Those are the buttons on my hotas x throttle, not only for this but DCS and IL2 they are all the same so moving those would screw me up a bit, with this not having a weapon system at all its just spare on msfs and with the gears set to throttle it just seems more comfortable after racing so much.


    Just had a flight around this, suprised they didnt model it themselves.

    https://www.msfsaddons.org/freeware/nasa-kennedy-space-center

    Edited by KD at 12:44:08 11-09-2020
  • monkman76 11 Sep 2020 13:02:48 16,528 posts
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    Is there much of a downside to using these add-ons (other than storage space)? Performance hit? I've seen quite a few tempting ones now but haven't dipped my toe in yet.
  • KD 11 Sep 2020 13:12:38 2,885 posts
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    Not sure if I seen some textures shift after installing an early mod but nothing I've noticed lately and performance is the same for the small updates, I quite like having Godzilla near San Fransico for some strange reason.

    Was a free airport in the marketplace I spotted today, 3.5gb and these mods I've had are barely 100mb each in most cases.
  • barchetta 11 Sep 2020 13:32:36 2,672 posts
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    Some of those hand built airports look great, but they also look like they’d crush my PC too.
  • monkman76 11 Sep 2020 14:09:35 16,528 posts
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    How to improve framerate by DF:

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-flight-simulator-optimised-settings-for-next-gen-experience
  • christourlord 11 Sep 2020 14:42:01 2,829 posts
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    Nice, thanks.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Sep 2020 21:44:56 10,569 posts
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    Meigs airfield add-on.
    https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoftflightsimulator/mods/192
    It's the default airport from previous iterations of flight sim.
  • barchetta 14 Sep 2020 22:14:10 2,672 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Nice! The number of times I took off from there on my C64 and Atari ST..... was disappointed it hadn't had some official love for us old timers, so this may help.
  • monkman76 16 Sep 2020 20:11:30 16,528 posts
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    Big ol' patch:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftFlightSim/comments/itzsw4/patch_1830_is_live_bugsfeedback_megathread/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

    Sounds good, but slightly annoying as it's taking ages and my Thrustmaster Airbus Sidestick finally arrived today.
  • dfunked09 16 Sep 2020 20:57:10 261 posts
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    Nice... Just in time for people to have to redo their 3080 benchmarks!

    Was only just watching a DF video and it sounds like this fixed a couple of their complaints. Sounds like the ridiculous wait to get into the game from desktop has been cut down a lot too!

    Edited by dfunked09 at 20:58:27 16-09-2020
  • Fake_Blood 17 Sep 2020 16:11:37 10,569 posts
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    Nice improvement in loading times and performance indeed.
  • monkman76 17 Sep 2020 16:16:23 16,528 posts
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    I can't get the patch to download. Just keeps looping over the same file. Had no issue with the original install.
  • Fake_Blood 17 Sep 2020 17:27:55 10,569 posts
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    Worked fine for me, 360 meg update from Steam, then a 16gig patch when you start the game.
    Did my first bush trip, the Nevada one. It's alright, half the time you're questioning if you're going the right way, but I guess that's the point.
  • Phattso 17 Sep 2020 19:31:30 25,744 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I can't get the patch to download. Just keeps looping over the same file. Had no issue with the original install.
    I had exactly that with the original install. Twice. I have yet to successfully install this game.
  • barchetta 17 Sep 2020 19:54:11 2,672 posts
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    Just trying it out now... i5 6600K + 1070 on an nvmeSSD... BIG improvement so far! Feels like a different PC.
  • christourlord 18 Sep 2020 09:22:24 2,829 posts
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    Such a huge improvement after this update! I was hoping they would be able to gradually optimise the game and claw a few FPS back over several patches, so it's a nice surprise to have pretty much sorted out my performance gripes this early in the game's life.
  • monkman76 18 Sep 2020 09:32:33 16,528 posts
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    If only the fucking patch would download. Don't make me reinstall the whole thing >:(
  • christourlord 18 Sep 2020 09:39:02 2,829 posts
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    The patch is pretty huge anyway. You might as well start again.
  • christourlord 18 Sep 2020 09:39:25 2,829 posts
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    Hopefully they patched the patcher in the patch so this doesn't happen again.

    Edited by christourlord at 09:39:34 18-09-2020
  • barchetta 18 Sep 2020 09:39:39 2,672 posts
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    Even a reinstall would be worth it - particularly for a middling system like mine.

    I was able to take the Cessna 152 over San Francisco at 2560x1080 with ultra textures, high buildings, trees and grasses and terrain detail at around 150. Probably around 25-35fps and not the stop-motion comedy it was before.

    Out in the wilds or over non-photogrammetry towns it is now really smooth.
  • monkman76 18 Sep 2020 10:25:53 16,528 posts
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    Reinstalling :/ (to my C drive this time instead of D, maybe that'll help)
  • christourlord 18 Sep 2020 10:28:52 2,829 posts
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    Good luck.
  • monkman76 18 Sep 2020 11:25:03 16,528 posts
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    Fresh install just doing the same thing. Fucking annoying, was fine before the patch. Still haven't tried my new flight stick! At what point do I just stump up the cash for the Steam version...
  • Phattso 18 Sep 2020 11:51:33 25,744 posts
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    Join the growing club. There have been complaints about this since launch - they patched the patcher and said they thought they'd squashed most of the bugs. Clearly not.

    I think the only reason this isn't splashed over the front page of every gaming site is that it's a Game Pass game, and people just aren't that enraged about it (myself included).

    Gutted I can't play it, but it's not like I'm short of games to be getting on with.
  • monkman76 18 Sep 2020 12:31:30 16,528 posts
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    Yeah I didn't pay any money for the game, but my flight stick cost £65 FFS!
  • barchetta 18 Sep 2020 19:02:43 2,672 posts
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    Ahem.. GamePass for me too. But then a yoke, throttle and pedals 'arrived' as if by magic. Not sure I'm going to get the XSX past the financial controller too....
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