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FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:41 am

 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:49 am

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....
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:33 am

I think I'll be downloading it! Big grin

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:48 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 1):

Steady on! I've seen demos of financial and development software. Don't panic.  biggrin 
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:43 am

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

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:57 am

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.

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:04 am

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.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:22 am

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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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:35 am

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]
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:45 am

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..

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:09 am

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".
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:12 am

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?
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:14 am

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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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:37 pm

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.

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:27 pm

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.
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:51 pm

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
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:04 am

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 
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:06 am

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.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:38 am

Anyone know wut kind of planes are on the demo? an hr and 30 minutes left btw.
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:48 am

Would anyone like to make a guess as to what the default airport is? Like SEA was in FS9.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:54 am

Little over an hour to go. Anyone know of any other places this will be availible for download from?
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:11 am

49 minutes!

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:36 am

In a few hours it will be available via bittorrent for sure..
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:02 am

Its available! Big grin

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:04 am

Quoting 777-200 (Reply 33):
Anyone know wut kind of planes are on the demo? an hr and 30 minutes left btw.

It says on the link in the opening post.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 34):
Would anyone like to make a guess as to what the default airport is? Like SEA was in FS9.

Its SEA.
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:06 am

Is anyone else getting a really slow download from Gamespot?
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:08 am

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 40):
Is anyone else getting a really slow download from Gamespot?

Very slow. Im going to start searching for mirrors an or torrents, ill post my findings.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:10 am

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 40):
Is anyone else getting a really slow download from Gamespot?

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, and get ur demo in...45 min or so. Thats what I did, I'm 5% done and 43+ min to go.

Cheers,
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:17 am

Is Gamespot the only site with the demo?
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:17 am

So after downloading you will share your username with me?  Wink
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:39 am

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 unfortunally, its what i use for everything (easy to remember)
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:47 am

13 minutes until my download is done.

Cheers,
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:50 am

im a regular member there, and it keeps completing the download at 3 megabytes, a very incomplete file....
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:51 am

Quoting Planecrazy2 (Reply 43):
Is Gamespot the only site with the demo

no, its on Torrent right now
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:52 am

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://download2.gamespot.com/d3/gsc...htsimulatorx/fsxprereleasedemo.exe )
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:53 am

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 download but I'm still hopeful.

[Edited 2006-08-10 02:54:38]
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:00 am

Its done!!!!!

Install begins.

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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:01 am

Im getting 300Kb/s with Download Them All off of gamershell.com. Ill have it by the end of the hour.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:02 am

Go Longhorn, please tell us what planes it has as soon as you have finished installing it. BTW, how big is the entire file?
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:07 am

651.5 MB

Thanks for the site backfire!
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:14 am

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 updated and more modern looking. You can fly CRJ700, DHC2, Ultralight, & Baron 58.

I flew 1 pattern with the CRJ @ SXM. Off the bat it starts you in the VC. Layed out real nice. I have to check the video setting becuase I am getting pixilation and pretty average scenery....Im not sure if the demo version will have scaled down scenery (would stink if it did) but it looks scaled down. Another interesting feature is when you throttle up...the zoom backs up alittle as if you've been thrown back in your seat...a neat (but hard to get used to) feature.

You can choose between Free Flight & Missions. I need to tool around alittle more, but there are some of the basics....back to flying!

[Edited 2006-08-10 03:16:28]
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:24 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 53):
Go Longhorn, please tell us what planes it has as soon as you have finished installing it. BTW, how big is the entire file?



Quoting Kindjordan (Reply 55):
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 updated and more modern looking. You can fly CRJ700, DHC2, Ultralight, & Baron 58.

I flew 1 pattern with the CRJ @ SXM. Off the bat it starts you in the VC. Layed out real nice. I have to check the video setting becuase I am getting pixilation and pretty average scenery....Im not sure if the demo version will have scaled down scenery (would stink if it did) but it looks scaled down. Another interesting feature is when you throttle up...the zoom backs up alittle as if you've been thrown back in your seat...a neat (but hard to get used to) feature.

You can choose between Free Flight & Missions. I need to tool around alittle more, but there are some of the basics....back to flying!

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 flight right now.

Cheers,
Cameron
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:25 am

So whos posting the first screenshots?
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:30 am

Heh, im surprised they got it down to 600 megs.
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kindjordan
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:31 am

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 get is V/C in the demo version, but im not complaining. Im also enjoying the new views.

With fs9...you had Cockpit/VC/Tower/Spot....with this version there is a view which is essentially you riding on the wing...or underneath the plane. Really cool if you ask me.

Cameron,

Im about to boost all of the settings to max and see if that makes a huge difference. Im hoping it will. I have a P4 w/256meg vid card and 2 gigs of ram. Im sure she will hold up. Will report back in just a few.
 
backfire103
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:34 am

Well im installing, ill post screenshots in a bit.
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:48 am

Well here you guys go, the first privately taken FS screen shots. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d193/backfire103/KYLE-2006-aug-10-002.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d193/backfire103/KYLE-2006-aug-10-001.jpg
 
kindjordan
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:50 am

Ok....heres my first screenshot, full graphics.

http://img429.imageshack.us/img429/9717/sxmue1.jpg
 
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RE: FSX Demo Out In 1 Day!

Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:57 am

any birds flapping around the bays?
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