Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5784 times:
Well, the problem is the huge amount of data I guess. A rail line is sort of a 2 dimensional thing, you only need the scenery that's right next to the tracks. A Flight simulator that has this incredible realism everywhere is not really going to happen anytime soon IMHO. But on the other hand you don't really need all that realism outside the airports. I mean what's the point in being able to read the nutrition information on the maccaroni & cheese box in the neighbor's garbage can. You don't see it from the cockpit, do you.
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
Eduardo Lepe From Mexico, joined Feb 2002, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5678 times:
It seems to be good. But I think also the same, you do not need so much realism outside the airports, but I would suggest to detail the most important cities and also nearby the airports.
For example there's an add-on for Mexico City called Mexico VFR which adds tons of buildings etc.... which makes your landing or departure more realistic, since you (in real flights) see those buildings areas etc.
Anyway I couldn't imagine the sort of computer that would be needed for that lol
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9620 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5639 times:
Quoting Amy (Reply 5): was really unimpressed by the first MS Train SIm
I know what you mean but the problem with a rail sim is that the routes are fixed so every route has to be provided in detail whereas in a flight sim the routes have no physical properties. Imagine programming all the rail routes that people are likely to want! As with FS, as long as the rail sim developers provide a decent engine (pardon the pun) other people will provide the extras, especially after it's been around for a while.
My main gripe is that I don't have the time for all these things but I just can't resist. What I really need are a shaving sim, a shopping sim and an eating sim to go with the rail and flight sims.