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FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!  
User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12563 times:

have fun


http://www.gamespot.com/promos/2006/...dex.html?tag=flightsimx_csbox_home

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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5180 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12543 times:

is this another sign that flight sim is becoming a game aimed at the masses?

This will be the first time microsoft have ever made a demo of Flight Simulator....



That'll teach you
User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12524 times:

I think I'll be downloading it! Big grin

Lawrence  Smile



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9541 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12516 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 1):

Steady on! I've seen demos of financial and development software. Don't panic.  biggrin 


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12491 times:

You have to be member to log in and download it, from Gamespot and becoming member cost money, and i see no point to do this.. the full version is out October 3 and all my add ons etc. wont work until patches etc. come out. So i dont have to panic on getting it fast  Silly

Cheers Leo



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12483 times:
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What is the point of releasing a Demo that only runs best with DX10 on an operating System that won't be released within the next months / weeks?

It's like offering free test rides with the new Jaguar when all you have are dirt and gravel roads.

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12480 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 4):
You have to be member to log in and download it, from Gamespot and becoming member cost money, and i see no point to do this.. the full version is out October 3 and all my add ons etc. wont work until patches etc. come out. So i dont have to panic on getting it fast Silly

You don't have to pay, all you have to do is register for free. It's a trick they use and I guess it worked on you so people will pay. Just look around for the registration part, don't fall for that window where it says you have to pay.


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 4):
the full version is out October 3 and all my add ons etc. wont work until patches etc. come out. So i dont have to panic on getting it fast Silly

Your add ons will work. Well, aircraft atleast. People need to chill out over this, the engine is basically the same, why wouldn't your add-ons work? But I dont think you can use add-ons with the demo, but I'm not sure.



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

I'm glad it requires a membership I'm not willing to pay for in order to download...I've got shit to do this week! Can't be wasting time on FS...

Edited for a really bad spelling error  Wink

[Edited 2006-08-08 22:36:34]


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12460 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 7):
People need to chill out over this, the engine is basically the same, why wouldn't your add-ons work? But I dont think you can use add-ons with the demo, but I'm not sure.

Chill  Wink... the PMDG 747-400 will not work and thats for sure.. same is for LDS 767
etc. the sceneries neither. And im not talking about the POSKY shit etc.
The FDE will have to be changed because FSX will have more opportunities etc.
And the sceneries are not going to be working perfectly, or why did all the add on makers make changes to their sceneries to make them ready from FS2002 to FS2004

Add ons from FS 2004 use a different coding than for FSX and thats why PMDG is developing a add on to make its planes ready for FSX. So you need to chill..

Cheers Leo



Happiness is V1 in Lagos
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12455 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 9):

Add ons from FS 2004 use a different coding than for FSX and thats why PMDG is developing a add on to make its planes ready for FSX. So you need to chill..

If there's one thing I've learned during my time in the FS community, it's that most simmers are incapable of "chilling".



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12453 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 8):
wasting time on FS

What a prepostureous thought. Never can time spent of FS be classified as wasting. Time can get wasted in FS, like when the controller can't get your flightplan (damn Squawkbox).

Anyways, I can't wait until it is released tomorrow. Does anyone have any times they think to download on a 48Mbps connection? I have to go to school 10 minutes before it is released and don't want to spend all afternoon downloading it.

Qantas744ER, did you register?


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 12432 times:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 9):


Add ons from FS 2004 use a different coding than for FSX and thats why PMDG is developing a add on to make its planes ready for FSX. So you need to chill..

Actually I know for a fact that the PMDG 747 will work, sans panel. Add on aircraft do not use a different coding, just more detailed flight dynamics, which is no big deal. I know first hand, I'm doubtful you do.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9541 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12289 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 12):
Actually I know for a fact that the PMDG 747 will work, sans panel.

So I guess we can expect the PMDG update to be panel-related.

I don't really see what the fuss is about anyway. MS have made some changes which, we have to assume, they see as an improvement. If it's the case that there will be compatibility issues then you can't blame third parties if it causes a problem with their existing products, assuming they've stuck to MS guidelines, and you can't expect MS not to make the improvements just because some people don't want to move forward. There have been incompatibility issues with previous versions.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21861 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12233 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 7):
Your add ons will work. Well, aircraft atleast. People need to chill out over this, the engine is basically the same, why wouldn't your add-ons work? But I dont think you can use add-ons with the demo, but I'm not sure.

When FS2004 came out, it was some time before the PSS 320 was patched to work with it. The Wilco 767PIC didn't work at all. Nor did the PSS 747 or 777. While the simpler IFDG or POSKY stuff may have no problem, the more detailed stuff generally requires a patch or new version (as happened with the 767PIC). Really not a big deal - I can live without them for a bit - gives me an excuse to explore the world doing stuff that would be illegal in real life, and brush up on my navigation as a mere /A.

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 12):
Actually I know for a fact that the PMDG 747 will work, sans panel.

Which, as I like to say, is about as good as buying a champion racehorse and cutting it's legs off. The model's great, but it's the panel that makes the add-on what it is.

-Mir



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12222 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 25):
Which, as I like to say, is about as good as buying a champion racehorse and cutting it's legs off. The model's great, but it's the panel that makes the add-on what it is.

*puts on cloak to make self invisible to microsoft* Now, from what I have personally seen, many panels that use pre FS2000 gauges (alot of panels) will not work at all. I'm not sure if this is going to be fixed or not. Also, I think on my system, the PMDG 744 panel didn't work because I didn't copy over all of the gauges.



A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9541 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12211 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 25):
The model's great, but it's the panel that makes the add-on what it is.

But, on the plus side, I can still play with the cargo doors and loaders on the 744F until the patch is available (if required!).  Smile


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12184 times:

I´m so badly looking forward to get my hands on this demo! Too bad it´s released at 2:00 am Swedish time though  bomb 

User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 12182 times:

Cheers Jamie, read that and it has just reinforced what I said about spending loads of cash to get the PC up and running.

Me, I'll stick with FS9.


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12048 times:

Anyone know wut kind of planes are on the demo? an hr and 30 minutes left btw.


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12045 times:

Would anyone like to make a guess as to what the default airport is? Like SEA was in FS9.

User currently offlineBackfire103 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12043 times:

Little over an hour to go. Anyone know of any other places this will be availible for download from?

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3355 posts, RR: 45
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12042 times:

49 minutes!

Cheers,
Cameron

filler
filler
filler


User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 810 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12032 times:

In a few hours it will be available via bittorrent for sure..


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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 12012 times:

Its available! Big grin

KPDX  Smile



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25 Dan2002 : It says on the link in the opening post. Its SEA.
26 Planecrazy2 : Is anyone else getting a really slow download from Gamespot?
27 Backfire103 : Very slow. Im going to start searching for mirrors an or torrents, ill post my findings.
28 Longhornmaniac : Thats the for the free registration users, thats what your gonna get. Just pay the 6 dollars for one month, cancel as soon as it finishes downloading
29 Planecrazy2 : Is Gamespot the only site with the demo?
30 Post contains images Dufo : So after downloading you will share your username with me?
31 Kindjordan : 22 minutes left in my download.....Ill let you know what i think as soon as I fire it up. Wish i could give you guys the U/N and pass....but unfortuna
32 Longhornmaniac : 13 minutes until my download is done. Cheers, Cameron
33 Clewatcher : im a regular member there, and it keeps completing the download at 3 megabytes, a very incomplete file....
34 PAHS200 : no, its on Torrent right now
35 Post contains links Dufo : Any of you subscribers.. can you just write the complete download address. Perhaps there is a round-way via FTP. (free access file is at http://downlo
36 Post contains links Planecrazy2 : I recommend www.fileshack.com you have to register (free)but the downloads usually have no wait and are pretty fast. Currently there is a wait to down
37 Longhornmaniac : Its done!!!!! Install begins. Cheers, Cameron
38 Backfire103 : Im getting 300Kb/s with Download Them All off of gamershell.com. Ill have it by the end of the hour.
39 QFA380 : Go Longhorn, please tell us what planes it has as soon as you have finished installing it. BTW, how big is the entire file?
40 Planecrazy2 : 651.5 MB Thanks for the site backfire!
41 Kindjordan : 653 megs...just finished installing and just did a circut around SXM flying the CRJ700 Ok...first. Interface looks really crisp. Similar to 9 but upda
42 Longhornmaniac : I agree KindJordan. Just wondering, did you boost your scenery and stuff in the settings category? The interface is wonderful, and I'm loading up a f
43 Backfire103 : So whos posting the first screenshots?
44 Dan2002 : Heh, im surprised they got it down to 600 megs.
45 Kindjordan : Ok...just flew the Baron. I think the flight dynamics are much improved. I feel like the flight enviornment is more accurate. It appears that all you
46 Backfire103 : Well im installing, ill post screenshots in a bit.
47 Post contains links and images Backfire103 : Well here you guys go, the first privately taken FS screen shots.
48 Post contains links and images Kindjordan : Ok....heres my first screenshot, full graphics.
49 Dufo : any birds flapping around the bays?
50 Post contains links and images Kindjordan : A few more demonstrating that new wing view Ultralight
51 Post contains images KPDX : Do you have to pay for the demo?   KPDX   Edit: NVM found the free reg. [Edited 2006-08-10 04:07:20]
52 Backfire103 : Nope. Compleately free of charge, just most sites have a long download time. EDIT: Looks like you found out while i was typing this. Happy flying.[Ed
53 Kindjordan : I havent seen any birds, but here is what i saw * at engine shutdown SXM, I opened the main and cargo doors and a belt loader came up and smashed int
54 Post contains links GRZ-AIR : REGUPILOT said I should post the direct link for the dema..took half an hour to download for me. http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorx/downl
55 Post contains images KPDX : Would someone go to PDX for me at take some screenies? Pleaseee Ill add you to my RU (not that RU means anything lol). KPDX
56 Kindjordan : Sorry PDX....but PDX is not availible in the demo version. Your stuck flying around SXM
57 Post contains images KPDX : Ahhh ok, thanks! KPDX
58 Mir : Here's what the MS site says: Flight Simulator X Trial Version The Flight Simulator X trial version includes two airports, three missions, and three d
59 Kindjordan : A few more things I would like to ad before hitting the hay * There are more than 2 airports in the demo version....not many more...but more. * I was
60 QFA380 : What a pain in the arse that is. I spend like 2hrs downbloading it and then find out it only lasts 15minutes, does that 15 minutes give me enough like
61 Gunsontheroof : Pretty cool. The vehicle/boat traffic is nice, and it doesn't seem like I'm going to need a huge hardware upgrade to run it...although I wish they'd c
62 AirWillie6475 : I just tried it, but I never got a time expiration. Hhmm. Oh well, I have to say that it's a hit! This version has so many more details, it's going to
63 Gunsontheroof : C'mon...I know from listening to live ATC streams that no one talks that slowly on the radio. It sounds almost exactly like FS9 ATC. Let's hope Edit
64 Post contains links and images JohnKrist : At least I have found that Posky A340 is not 100% compatible, I'v heard of glass cockpits, but never glass fuselages First I thought "Wow those are RE
65 MD80fanatic : FSX still seems like the same ole' sim, coming from a guy who bought his first FS (FS1) on a 5.25 inch floppy disk at a Radio Shack in the early 1980'
66 PJFlysFast : Is the CRJ-700 come with the flight simulator and if so is the cockpit any good? Is there an Overhead and other stuff like that?
67 Kindjordan : Still playing around with the demo. I cant believe that I am the one one who has gotten a time out. After 15 minutes of flying, Im told that my demo t
68 777-200 : Well, I've been playing it on my laptop without a joystick and it looks pretty good! And yeah the ATC sounds pretty good on the missions, but once you
69 Post contains images JohnKrist : I get "black" windows in VC for some reason, they are see through in 2D. The water loses it's textures when there is lightning. If I press Alt in full
70 Kindjordan : John..i have the exact same thing happen. One of the buggs i guess..... It might just be me...but I would say there is somthing signifiantly wrong wit
71 Darrenthe747 : Everything looked good for me, except the textures on the airplane kept flickering. Anyone else seen this?
72 Kindjordan : Yep, I get the same thing
73 Mir : One thing is clear. I'm going to need a new computer for this one. -Mir
74 Solarix : I am going to need a new PC too. It was a slideshow on mine. But I have been planning to upgrade my PC for FSX after Vista comes out.
75 B737200 : Mine were flickering, I then turned off the aircraft cast shadows on themselves and it seemed to clear up for me. On the whole I like what I see, I w
76 Post contains images Clewatcher : i love the detail of the landing gear on the CRJ
77 AirWillie6475 : I think it's totally different. For the first time they put movement on the camera so it seems like you feel the forces. I don't understand your last
78 Kindjordan : So...do we all have to buy Vista to expierience what FSX is all about??
79 AirWillie6475 : No you need DirectX 10
80 Dlcnxgptjax : I've downloaded the demo, but when I click the shortcut it doesn't open.
81 AirTranTUS : It did that for me too, but I just clicked the icon on the desktop and it opened again. My brother flew around for at least half an hour today withou
82 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Nice video!!! Love the Sonic type music looks like there are still some glitches MS needs to work out. Other than that I think it looks pretty cool,
83 Post contains links and images JohnKrist : I did a test yesterday, trying to reach the ceiling, when the 15 minute timer went off I was at 2.2 million feet. Space missions anyone?  Space Shutt
84 Post contains images Mika : I´ve now tried the FSX demo two times and i have to say that it grows on me more and more. The most significant change from FS9 is that the FS world
85 KrisYYZ : That what Im afraid of. How much of the quality and scenery will have to be sacrificed in favour of the FPS performance. All these new innovations/en
86 B727-200 : Downloaded and tried it. I definately need a new machine to run it on. It was a bit buggy, but I suppose you expect that from a beta demo. One of the
87 Aloha717200 : I am SO taking every plane i download into space!! (and then see how it handles re-entry muahaha)
88 AirPacific747 : Disappointing I think... not as good graphics as I had hoped for and it seems like it is a tradition between intel and microsoft that every time some
89 Malaysia : A bit buggy, I maxed out all settings as I originally have on FS9 with FSX demo it goes 5 FPS on my system often. I cant seem to get the FSAA to show?
90 Post contains images QFA380 : I have a very big problem with mine, this is what it tells me. I have no idea what to do, can someone please help?
91 AirPacific747 : another thing I noticed is that the GPS is the same as the one in fs9.. I really hope it is only like that in the demo, otherwise I will get really di
92 PJFlysFast : Is there fully functional overheads and possibly a FMS? CRJ-700 Boeing 737 Airbus-321.
93 Andrewuber : Downloaded the demo the other day on Verizon FIOS - direct from Microsoft - talk about hauling ass! I had the 636mb file in a little over 5 minutes. F
94 Pilotdude09 : From what that says i would assume you have a 32bit system and the game is made to run on a 64 bit system so your computer must be more than 3 years
95 QFA380 : I'm not sure, I think its younger than 3. Is there a way to change it without getting a whole new computer?
96 Pilotdude09 : Unless your prepared to spend big bucks probalay not. If you computer can run games like sim city 3000 etc it is defintley a 32 bit system where as m
97 Gunsontheroof : Upon further review, it looks like FS9 will be my primary simming program for some time to come. The FPS loss in FSX (on an island, at that) heavily
99 Jamesbuk : To be honest, i found it boring and a big let down. i got bored after 10 minutes! the graphics arent any more realistic but more GAME like, as if they
100 Delboy : Having read what everyone has said (albeit about the demo only) it would appear that there are not huge improvements over FS9 to make it viable to spe
101 Dan2002 : Its a demo. Fuck, its a beta demo! A demo of a BETA!!! Keyword, is DEMO, all of the new stuff isn't included. And I find it funny that on my shitty 1
102 YEGspotter : I've noticed that my realtime weather on FS9, no longer works (after installing and running the FSX demo). I know three other people who downloaded an
103 Delboy : Dan What's with the bad language, can't young people express themselves without the use of it? Come on moderators, do your job properly!!
104 YEGspotter : Ignore my last post regarding the realtime weather not working - it has nothing to do with the FSX demo. I just read the post on AVSIM regarding the f
105 AAden : looks great cant wait to get the full version!
106 Gunsontheroof : It's a demo of a sim that's being released in six weeks. How much do you really think they're going to change in that period of time? Like it or not,
107 Edelag : The demo does not represent the amount of work they have made, it is just a taste of what is coming up. The full version is finished and has been for
108 AAden : On the demo the regional jet only had cockpit a virtual cockpit and not the regular one does anyone know if this is a change or if they just did not i
109 Post contains images AirPacific747 : It did have a regular cockpit. You just have to choose it in the menu. Press ALT to see the menu above But I wasnt able to remove the virtual cockpit
110 LH526 : Common kids, get a life! this game is supposed to be played with DIRECT X 10! DX10 won't be out until Vista is available. Don't judge the Demo! It's l
111 Jamesbuk : Whats the point in having it! if anything its put more people off buying it rather than encouraging them to!! Rgds --James--
112 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Oh yeah that's right. Thanks for reminding me that I need to buy vista as well to be able to play FSX...
113 Malaysia : I didnt see to find view options that mimic active cam and lets you walk around and customize your views of the plane. still the FSAA is not fixed for
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