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    Microsoft Flight Simulator X

    Well, it's getting near. Anyone anticipating this? I'm already planning to build a new computer when it comes out using the latest components, etc.

    Grab the demo here:

    http://www.download.com/Flight-Simul...-10570926.html

    Here are some other good links about it (previews, screenies, etc):

    http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/flightsimulatorx.aspx
    http://www.fsplanet.com/fsplanet_com_fsx.htm
    http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/flight-simu.../679528p1.html
    http://pc.ign.com/articles/729/729154p1.html
    http://www.fsinsider.com/

    It looks awesome!!

    (I need a new joystick too. Mine broke.)

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    I'm going to download it and give it a look. I don't think I've played this since it's very first version, d'oh!

    What model joystick to you recomend nowadays?

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    Oh man... I'm really not up-to-date on the joysticks and such. I just had a cheap MS one without force feedback. (Yes... CHEAP.)

    I have heard good things about the Saitek X52 from some fellow pilots (real ones and sim ones):

    http://www.saitekusa.com/USA/prod/x52.htm

    And here are some videos of FS X for you to enjoy:

    http://www.projectmagenta.com/video/SharedSkies.wmv (funny!)

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y8...urrent=FSX1.flv (in game)

    http://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id495411157 (in game)

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    Thanks for the info! I'm sure my old stick will work but I really would like to get something new.

    What's holding me back is my outdated vid card. I really have to upgrade. I'm running a GeForce Ti4800SE. I'm at the bottom end of "tolerable".

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    Yeah... this game is going to be major taxing on just about any video card (if you run higher res, of course).

    If it is all it's cracked up to be, I'll build a new system just for that.

    (Or maybe I should spend that money on ACTUALLY FLYING A REAL AIRPLANE.)

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    I still like my logitech extreme 3d pro.

    I would really like to see MS revive the combat clight sim off of this engine, teh detail looks, and I havent heard of much negative press from people playing the demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    I still like my logitech extreme 3d pro.

    I would really like to see MS revive the combat clight sim off of this engine, teh detail looks, and I havent heard of much negative press from people playing the demo.
    I second that. Logitech sticks have been decent for me, durable so far. And I'd love to see combat flight sim spun off of this engine.
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    Bring on DX10 baby!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700
    Bring on DX10 baby!!!

    With 2k3x64/XPx64 too(I hope!)

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    paging blebs

    dust off those controllers we bought ya and get busy!

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    Yeah, can't wait to try it out! I just want MS to fix the damn ATC!!

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    Alright, I just finished playing the demo. I likey. Seem's to be more user friendly? Loads up about the same time as FS9. Graphics are a bit better, but damn it eats up the processor. But then again, all MS Flight Sims have.

    I wasn't aware of the time limit for the demo. I was on final into St. Maartin (the Caribbean landing mission they give ya.) and all of a sudden the demo closed.

    *edit*

    Oh yeah, here's a link for amazon.....Deluxe version

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Flig...498566?ie=UTF8

    This item will be released on October 17, 2006
    Last edited by Illini25; 09-04-06 at 08:07 PM.

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    I'd come run into you guys again.


    but i'm with YoS, I'd love to see combat flight sim come back. That was too much fun.
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    Combat wasn't fun with people who had no hand/eye coordination. You couldn't catch them cuz they were never even on the board anymore.



    It would be fun though!

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    Sweet!



    You can get a bag to put your fake headset, fake logbook and your fake charts/plates in.

    Woohoo!!!

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