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Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?

Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:52 pm

I play games along the lines of Farming Simulator 2017, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Spintires


What do you games play??
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:41 am

ETS2, ATS, iRacing and a little bit of Farming sim on XB1 my self.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:30 am

City Skylines.
 
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:56 am

I play The Sims 3.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:37 am

afterburner wrote:
City Skylines.

Totally slipped my mind to think of that in this group. Great game, although I still need to find the right way to manage trash.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:39 am

T18 wrote:
ETS2, ATS, iRacing and a little bit of Farming sim on XB1 my self.


Which Farming Sim?

I play (currently) FS17
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:35 am

afterburner wrote:
City Skylines.


Love it, I have the Xbox One version. It can get quite addictive.

I do struggle with traffic though. I add major trunk routes in and out of areas, bus lanes, one way systems etc, but my streets still jam up. I even ran a major motorway underground with entrance and exit ramps leading up to strategic places on the surface. One thing I have learned to never use is the tram system, they really cause a mess and clog up streets.

I also recently started using Train Sim World on the Xbox One. Seems alright.

I also occasionally blow the dust off of Silent Hunter III on the laptop for a bit of U-boat simulation.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:33 am

Train Simulator, here. It actually is even more challenging than some flight simulators.

Is it too late to try the sims for the first time?

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:20 pm

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Is it too late to try the sims for the first time?

Not at all! You'll want to go with Version 3 instead of Version 4, though, because 4 was (over)simplified for use on mobile platforms and lost a lot of the coolest features from 3. The Sims 3 base game and several expansions are still available at Walmart as well as at Amazon.

Check here for tips and tricks with the base game, as well as unbiased info about the various Stuff and Expansion packs- https://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:32 pm

Does Elite Dangerous qualify?
 
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:16 pm

Driving: ETS2, Train Simulator.
Honorable mention: Bus Driver (by SCS, the company that made ETS). An older game (2007), so graphics are...well, old, but really fun and challenging.
Building: I mostly play Transport Fever now. When I play Cities Skylines I mostly focus on transportation anyways.
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:35 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
afterburner wrote:
City Skylines.


Love it, I have the Xbox One version.


Ahem.

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Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:05 am

But Xbox is the correct console franchise.
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 pm

ETS2 and ATS, both with a selection of map mods. Cities Skylines but haven't played that in a while, the same with Train Simulator. I've seen a few Farming Simulator videos which has piqued my itnerest, although I'll probably wait for FS19 to be released before trying that.
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:38 pm

I work for the Navy building and repairing simulators, I get to use them every day before training starts just to make sure everything is working.We use a program called VShip where I can drive pretty much any ship the Navy owns. We mostly train the Destroyer and LCS crews but carriers and supply ships are in there too. Little did I know I could turn my love of computers and years of playing flight sims into a career.
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:47 am

Comedian Ed Byrne expounding on the merits of Farming Simulator 2013 during an episode of Mock The Week- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6rqYMOKEfs
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 am

alex0easy wrote:
Driving: ETS2, Train Simulator.
Honorable mention: Bus Driver (by SCS, the company that made ETS). An older game (2007), so graphics are...well, old, but really fun and challenging.
Building: I mostly play Transport Fever now. When I play Cities Skylines I mostly focus on transportation anyways.


Can you highlight some points in Bus Driver, I have the game but haven’t installed it yet .

Thanks.
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:48 pm

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
T18 wrote:
ETS2, ATS, iRacing and a little bit of Farming sim on XB1 my self.


Which Farming Sim?

I play (currently) FS17

17 Got it on sale a while back, much like ATS and ETS2 its a very relaxing way to pass some time.
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:58 pm

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
I play games along the lines of Farming Simulator 2017, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Spintires



I honestly have a hard time imagining anything more bland and boring than that. What's the appeal?
 
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:24 am

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Flyingdevil737 wrote:
I play games along the lines of Farming Simulator 2017, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and Spintires



I honestly have a hard time imagining anything more bland and boring than that. What's the appeal?


Probably just the same as to why you're interested in whatever you're interested in.

Everyone has interest, and sure, they may be different from yours, but just let them enjoy it. Personally I wouldn't be interested in a bus or farming sim, but then maybe FlyingDevil737 wouldn't like what I'm in to either.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 am

T18 wrote:
Flyingdevil737 wrote:
T18 wrote:
ETS2, ATS, iRacing and a little bit of Farming sim on XB1 my self.


Which Farming Sim?

I play (currently) FS17

17 Got it on sale a while back, much like ATS and ETS2 its a very relaxing way to pass some time.



Yes indeed. As I write this I am playing Farming Simulator 17.
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:57 am

iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year:

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Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:10 am

I've been thinking of jumping into train simulation for a while now but am always put off by the DLC which seems to cost as much as the base game. Does anyone have experience with this to change my mind?
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Kaphias wrote:
iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year:

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What wheel is that? Been looking for something to play Forza with.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:28 pm

cranberrysaus wrote:
Kaphias wrote:
iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year:

Image


What wheel is that? Been looking for something to play Forza with.


I think it could be a Logitech G27?
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Flyingdevil737 wrote:
cranberrysaus wrote:
Kaphias wrote:
iRacing... since 2011. Built a cheap cockpit last year:

Image


What wheel is that? Been looking for something to play Forza with.


I think it could be a Logitech G27?

It's a Logitech Driving Force Pro. Current equivalent is the Driving Force GT, I believe.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:50 pm

i used to play euro truck simulator all the rest flighty simulators
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:24 am

Kaphias wrote:
Flyingdevil737 wrote:
cranberrysaus wrote:

What wheel is that? Been looking for something to play Forza with.


I think it could be a Logitech G27?

It's a Logitech Driving Force Pro. Current equivalent is the Driving Force GT, I believe.


Ahhh ok. It just looked a bit like my G29, that’s why I thought it to be a G27
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:11 am

benjjk wrote:
I've been thinking of jumping into train simulation for a while now but am always put off by the DLC which seems to cost as much as the base game. Does anyone have experience with this to change my mind?


You don’t have to buy the DLC, but the sim gets old fast without it. That said, sales are frequent, and once you have the base packs of some lines and trains, there is an entire library of user created scenarios.

I’ve got a few DLC’s that I’m looking at and just waiting for the right combination of there being a sale, my bank account having money, and none of the FS publishers having a simultaneous sale.

Now would actually be a good time to try Train Simulator. The end of November is Thanksgiving here in the States (major shopping weekend), and sales/discounts are pretty good.

I can tell you the physics are really good. If you’re going down the tracks at 80mph (not an unrealistic speed for a commuter train), you’re not stopping on a dime. Different tracks and trains have unique characteristics in different weather conditions. Trackside signals are different in various parts of the world. You have to learn this information to have success in the game. I’ve had it for several years and I still can’t always stop exactly where I want to along a platform.

There’s also a mode where you compete against other players for points and bragging rights. There are only one or two lines I own that I’m good enough to compete against the big boys.

I really enjoy it and hope you give it a try.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:32 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
But Xbox is the correct console franchise.


Nothing from Micro$loth is the correct anything.
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 pm

Rollercoaster tycoon. End thread.
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:45 pm

Simcopter. “Despatch calling”

Now the thread really ends...

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Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:47 pm

Steelbeasts is my favorite.
 
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Rollercoaster tycoon. End thread.



I miss that game.

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Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:39 pm

I play ets2, ats, f1 2018, spin tries and fortnite haha
 
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:11 am

Liamj747 wrote:
I play ets2, ats, f1 2018, spin tries and fortnite haha


Wow.
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