Flight Simulator X Demo

The promised Flight Simulator X Demo is now online, offering the chance to elevate your gaming with a sample of the latest installment in this series that actually predates the first flight of the Wright brothers. The demo features two airports and three missions set on the island of St. Maarten. The 636 MB download debuts on GameSpot (registration required), and is mirrored on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, AusGamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games, Filecloud, FileFront, GameArena (registration required), Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, Gameworld Network, VGPRO, Worthplaying, and Xtra Games.
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Aug 10, 2006, 15:26
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Aug 10, 2006, 15:26
 
I've got it downloaded, but I'm not even bothering to try it until the timelimit is removed legally or not.

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worked great
Aug 10, 2006, 11:16
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worked great Aug 10, 2006, 11:16
Aug 10, 2006, 11:16
 
The virtual cockpits MUCH improved over the previous series, very nice. Improved external views..including flyby..how long I waited for that. Beautifull models of the planes. Performance was pretty good I had most things on medium, and I only have a lowly Dell XPS 400 for now. Off to a good start here the full game should kick ass.

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Re: Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 09:19
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Aug 10, 2006, 09:19
 
alright so where's the 30-min limit remover crack? :p

I haven't played an FS since whatever one ran on DOS, but this was surprisngly easy for me to get into.

I figured out how to get the landing gears up on my Beechcraft after takeoff, went into the switches cockpit and pulled the landing gear lever up.

Also works with my XB360 controller out of the box, although I'm sure the controls could be a bit more useful.

However I ran into a major bug which was that the virtual cockpit on the Beechcraft was glitched so that you couldn't see the world outside, just blackness. The funky hang glider looking one didn't have this problem and I didn't test any of the other ones before the damned 30 minute timer after which point the game crashed.

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Re: Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 09:04
Jim
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Re: Might I suggest Aug 10, 2006, 09:04
Aug 10, 2006, 09:04
Jim
 
´ve got the MS 2004 version - started off with ´98. All loads of fun, but I never really got into the mode of keeping an eye on the altimeter, and so forth. So I guess I´m not ´hardcore´ in that sense. Sitting on the fence with respect to getting this demo..

I do enjoy barrel-rolling a 777 over Boston at night, though.

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I think my first FS version was 95. I get most of my fun flying the Cessnas in and out of small fields and through scenic terrain. The big cities always killed my framerate so I avoid the major airfields.

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Jim
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Re: Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 08:57
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Aug 10, 2006, 08:57
 
I´ve got the MS 2004 version - started off with ´98. All loads of fun, but I never really got into the mode of keeping an eye on the altimeter, and so forth. So I guess I´m not ´hardcore´ in that sense. Sitting on the fence with respect to getting this demo..

I do enjoy barrel-rolling a 777 over Boston at night, though.

Flight #1, tailsign DPK12345

Dan =0)


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Re: Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 07:37
Jim
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Aug 10, 2006, 07:37
Jim
 
Bit Torrent my friend? Show your loyalty to M$ by downloading the full version soon.

Flight Sim is one if the few (if only) MS products I felt was worth what I paid for it. I really don't think MS makes it, there's a dev team and MS markets it as far as I know. Unfortunately not much time for simming these days, but I'm gonna try this one out.


Jim
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Aug 10, 2006, 07:19
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Aug 10, 2006, 07:19
 
Forget this thing it's got a 30min timer and then it shuts down. Nice of Ms to disclose this before I spent 2 hours on slammed servers to get it.

2hrs for 30min of crap gameplay screw you to Ms!


Is it possible our expectations are just a wee bit high for a demo?

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Aug 10, 2006, 06:39
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Aug 10, 2006, 04:39
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Aug 10, 2006, 04:39
 
This runs fine on my pc with a FX5900XT Nvidia card , should be good once it comes out retail.

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Aug 10, 2006, 04:23
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Aug 10, 2006, 04:23
 
Hmmm, this needs a lot of work. Lots of people are saying "yeah but it's really a DX10 title" that's just a total cop out if they can't get this sim working on DX9.

The beta hasn't started yet but if they plan on releasing in October, I just don't know if they can pull through with a polished product in time.

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Aug 10, 2006, 04:20
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Aug 10, 2006, 04:20
 
I still have my C64 version
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Re: Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 03:10
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Aug 10, 2006, 03:10
 
Bit Torrent my friend? Show your loyalty to M$ by downloading the full version soon.

you are such a sweetie

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Might I suggest
Aug 10, 2006, 02:08
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Might I suggest Aug 10, 2006, 02:08
Aug 10, 2006, 02:08
 
Bit Torrent my friend? Show your loyalty to M$ by downloading the full version soon.

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Aug 10, 2006, 00:21
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Aug 10, 2006, 00:21
 
Forget this thing it's got a 30min timer and then it shuts down. Nice of Ms to disclose this before I spent 2 hours on slammed servers to get it.

2hrs for 30min of crap gameplay screw you to Ms!

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Aug 9, 2006, 23:28
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Aug 9, 2006, 23:28
 
The tutorials haven't been bad but you'll want to do a little learning on the side to get the most out of it. Flight sim Got me through my IFR training back in the day. Wasn't a recognized training tool back then but it was functional enough to shoot instrument approaches with.

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Aug 9, 2006, 22:42
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Aug 9, 2006, 22:42
 
Ok I've always wanted to get into this series of games but the ADD in me never has, so gonna try the demo.

How good has the tutorials (are there tutorials) been for this series? And I mean tutorials in the sense of it considering me to have the intelligence of a 2 year old (not far from the truth :P), but I just don't want to be put in a Battlecruiser 3000 AD/Universal Combat situation. (insert joke of your choice here).

Well it seems Microsoft has created a new benchmarking/slide show program heh.

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Aug 9, 2006, 22:38
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Aug 9, 2006, 22:34
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 nin
 
Needs a little optimization I think...


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Aug 9, 2006, 22:21
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Aug 9, 2006, 22:21
 
Needs a little optimization I think...but otherwise, it looks, and flies, great.

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Aug 9, 2006, 21:24
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Aug 9, 2006, 21:24
 
Also on:

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/23859
Our http mirrors are in Australia, but there's a BitTorrent link there as well.

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