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The Future Of MS Simulators

Sat Dec 15, 2001 2:05 am

MS Flight Simulator 2002 is now more realistic than ever. When the MS Flight Simulator team wrote FS2002, they borrowed some of the same technologies that the Train Simulator uses.

I had been thinking in the future of Flight Simulator and Train Sim as a virtual world together. What if Microsoft decides to fusion both simulators and creates the same virtual world for them?

You could be driving a train through the Rockies and watching the contrails of FS traffic up in the sky. Or maybe you could be doing some VFR flight over a train yard and seeing all the action down there.

Also, would be great if MS adds to the bundle some kind of Car Simulator and Ship Simulator.

Just think of it. You could be driving in your Ferrari to the airport, pilot you Citation X to Miami and from there you drive a train to Fort Lauderdale. Then you have in your hands a Yatch to navigate to Bahamas or maybe navigating in the biggest cruise ships in the world.

All this by using the same virtual world and connected to the Internet, so you would never be alone in the planet.

What if they add also Space Simulator to the bundle? Wouldn't it be great?

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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sat Dec 15, 2001 5:41 am

flight sim is flight sim, train sim is train sim, it would cost a lot more money to mix both of these, and I am not sure that someone who doesn't want to drive a train would like to pay for the extra dollars. However they could mix them with keeping the original versions so someone who wants to pilot planes and drive trains could save money by buying only one sim with both games sharing the same virtual world, and someone who wishes to pilot planes only could still do it without paying the extra $$$.

That's how I see it
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sat Dec 15, 2001 7:36 am

car simulator would be cool!
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sat Dec 15, 2001 12:45 pm

Yes, I agree it would be cool if they had an all-around, "World Simulator," but think of the system you would need; >256 Mb RAM, >60GB harddisk, P XIV processor, and other extraordinarily fast and costly things yet to come out.
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sat Dec 15, 2001 5:15 pm

listen guys
a car sim?? how about no! just get need for speed 5!!!!!
if they used the same virtual world then the graphics would be as shity as flight simulator. so ud be driving around between buildings and there would be blotchwes of poorly rendered grass undernieth u!
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sun Dec 16, 2001 6:17 am

That would be insane. I have no interest in planes and boats. I have NFS3 and play it every once in awhile. My love is in aviation. I would not pay extra $$ to have those other sims incorporated into a flight sim.
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sun Dec 16, 2001 11:43 pm

I agree with Cosync. The car simulator have passed FS a long time ago. When you fly in flightsim, it is important that the airports looks nice. But when you fly high above land you don' see the deatails on the ground, but if you're driving a car, you do. It would take so much space, a database of all roads, interesting thought but i won't happen in the near future.

Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Fri Dec 21, 2001 8:50 am

Microsoft already has one- Midtown Madness. Graphics aren't top rate. I loved Gran Turismo 2. It enables me to muck around with the car so much. As for train sim, I found some of the scenery extremely dissapointing. Not enough detail at stations.

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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sun Dec 23, 2001 12:43 pm

How about a new title called "Human Simulator"? I reckon it would be great. You are in control of a human, and you have to contend with such challenges as getting to work on time, eating three meals a day, paying your bills and dating that really attractive blonde girl who you've liked for ages, but never really plucked up the courage to talk to her.

So, c'mon Microsoft - What are you waiting for???  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: The Future Of MS Simulators

Sun Dec 23, 2001 2:24 pm

Car simulator??? Why not just walk outside and get in your own car (unless you're under 16 I believe in most states (maybe most of you are, or do not just have a car). Are you really going to sit at your computer for hours driving. There's no autopilot, and to go x16 faster is of no use. And it would cost MS so much to get every road on a comp with the scenery etc..

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