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Best PC Flight Sim Options

Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:27 pm

After a long hiatus, I'm looking to get back into a flight sim. Last I played was MSFS (I think 2006 was the last release).

I'm weighing getting X-Plane 11 vs. waiting for the new MS Flight Sim 2020. I'm most interested in flying commercial airliners in the sim, so availability of aircraft add-ons, liveries, etc is probably my most important factor when purchasing.

Which option would most of you recommend? I'm curious to hear about what it was like to switch from FS2006 to X-Plane since Microsoft put the series on hiatus for over a decade?
 
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Re: Best PC Flight Sim Options

Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:47 pm

If you were comfortable with FSX, the transition to P3D would be painless. I've dumped easily $1000 in addons since getting P3D this summer though, and most of that has been in scenery. If you're looking for the most financially wise choice, it is probably to wait for FS2020. It doesn't sound like payware scenery will be nearly as necessary for that sim, and so far we only know of the A320neo and the 747-8 as airliners in this sim, but from what we can gather it sounds like they will be payware-quality aircraft. I wouldn't be surprised to see a MAX or 787/A350 also included in the new sim.
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Re: Best PC Flight Sim Options

Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:46 am

P3D would be my recommendation for flying heavy iron.

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