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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 01:26
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A different kind of nostalgia: I will freely admit having "flown" between the twin towers in FS4 around 1989
Did the same in a level D simulator, and flew around/hovered in a indoor skating building in the city near Wall St.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 06:38
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I bought a copy a couple of weeks back and am running it on a beast of a machine. A water cooled Ryzen 9 5900X CPU that clocks up to 4.8GHz, 64G of DDR4 RAM and an RTX3080 graphics card. The RAM may be a bit of overkill but I write numerical models these days and wanted the crunching power. Santa may bring my kids a VR headset later this year.

There's a 3rd party freeware site that has a package that over-writes the stock A320 with a far better spec model. Go to FlyByWire Simulations and use the auto installer. Don't be fooled by not seeing a new aircraft in the list within FS2020 but the A320 will be the improved 3rd party version. If you are unsure then check out the tube of you first. An A380 model is also in development which looks an absolute cracker.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 09:25
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UK Scenery update

Not bad, but quite disturbing to watch cars crossing Westminster bridge below river level.

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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 09:30
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
Santa may bring my kids a VR headset later this year.
Will they get a look in?
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 10:22
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.......possibly at birthdays and Christmas. I read somewhere that companies such as Netflix will be streaming films in VR that make the user think that they are watching in a cinema. All you need is a bucket of popcorn. I was disappointed that 3D tv was a flop but 3D streaming of sports events seems to be very promising. A friend bought a 3D tv and it was an impressive experience.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 10:28
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I have tried manufacturing augmented reality glasses of the latest generation and was underwhelmed by the resolution and quality. They are far from say a head up display quality. This is why I don't see the masses moving over from their brand new huge oversized flat TV screens to VR soon. They must become so much better first. Computer games will suffer even more. Well a F-35 helmet might be different and better but a tad more costly.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 10:54
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I tried a domestic VR system on a flight sim and became immediately nauseously ill for a couple of days afterwards. I did complete the sortie though.

I tried a demo F35 helmet by LM and found it to be very natural on the vision and brain with no side effects.
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Old 23rd Feb 2021, 10:59
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It is said to be around 400k $. Not consumer priced yet it seems.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 22:07
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Originally Posted by Blues&twos View Post
Aeros aren't quite as much fun on a sim

You can't die on a sim thankfully (ultra-realism mode?) so it's fun playing around "flying" some heavy machinery into places some of us would never be able to in reality.
Setting up ridiculously extreme weather conditions for attempted landings can be amusing for a while too
AND you can't simulate the pax! Working on my CPL, my instructor failed an engine and had me do in instrument approach in an ATC810 with turbulence up to max. When I had put it down on the edge of the runway I commented how realistic even a fixed simulator was, to which he replied, "Nah, in a real situation like that you would have the smell of pax vomit on your back!" In actual fact, I had a ride in the back seat of the local traffic reporter's twin Commanche, and the girl I took along for the ride actually did that right on the back of the radio personality!

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 12:39
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The Aircraft I am flying is the G91 which is superb, especially in VR, you can add stores, even has a brake chute but they are developing it as it goes so the odd thing isnt working. the shots below are update 2 and you can see the instrument numbers have been toned down.

These shots are also as above and below taken with Just flys weather add on that added 10 extra weather settings in game, since then they released another 10 free, then a further free 10 settings for the UK, this is summer storms... all for a fiver!

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