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Topic # 100152 4-Apr-2012 07:20 Send private message

It seems that Microsoft Flight is now available on Steam for free!

I am still downloading but I think the raw game is free, and then DLC will start to impact your wallet.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/7695/?ref=nf  

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  Reply # 604878 4-Apr-2012 08:14 Send private message

Phexx: It seems that Microsoft Flight is now available on Steam for free!

I am still downloading but I think the raw game is free, and then DLC will start to impact your wallet.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/7695/?ref=nf  


Unfortunately I cannot download it until my next billing month---

My superfast 20mbps telecom connection could download the multi gigabyte file in just a few minutes, but, the low monthly cap nobbles me. 

I can't even update my itunes apps. 



 

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  Reply # 604879 4-Apr-2012 08:14 Send private message

[rant]

Sorry to sound like a wet blanket but it is the most disappointing sequel to Flight Simulator (even if they don't call it a sequel).

They really have botched it for so many flight sim fans by making this into an arcade, and asking people to buy regions of the world.

[\rant]

 

 



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  Reply # 604905 4-Apr-2012 09:17 Send private message

Yeah its more an arcade sim than a flight sim. Still fun, but not as in-depth as the original series.




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  Reply # 604925 4-Apr-2012 09:46 Send private message

A bit of a saving buying the Hawaii + Maule bundle -- I don't think that MS offers this.

Yes, Flight is different than previous sims, not a good choice for serious users, but it does have some good points. I develop scenery for FSX, and friends/relations are always interested in what I do for a living, but in the 10 years I've been doing this I don't think I've ever had a serious 'convert' to simming. But since Flight, anyone who sees it in action is very likely to go home and download it. It really does have an appeal which us 'serious' folk can't appreciate.



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  Reply # 605133 4-Apr-2012 15:41 Send private message

I have to agree. Personally, I still prefer flight simulator 2004. It runs smooth at max settings and still manages to keep me entertained.

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  Reply # 615817 27-Apr-2012 07:34 Send private message

yeah I still play FS9 (2004)a lot got so many addons it takes up close to 30gb of my HDD space and looks good maxed out with FSgenesis and Ground Environment Pro, and sometimes play FSX but my Video Card holds FSX back on the FPS side of things, I think things went downhill at Microsoft when they got rid of ACES studio who were responsible for FSX, developing the Flight game inhouse was a bad idea.


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  Reply # 620741 7-May-2012 06:02 Send private message

Quite agree, I still prefer flight simulator 2004 - but this is the way the future is.....

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