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  1. Here's a potted history (credits to Wiki): Although flight simulators existed (for pilots) from as early as 1910, amateur computer based FS probably started when Bruce Artwick formed SubLOGIC and wrote a program called FS1 Flight Simulator in 1977 for the readers of a 3D graphics magazine. They started selling it for early PC's like the Altair 8080. In 1982 he licenced an IBM PC version to Microsoft, calling it Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.00. In 1983 Flight Simulator II was released for the Apple II, ported to the Commodore 64, MSX and Altari in 1984 and the Amiga and Atari in 1986 Bruce left SubLOGIC and founded a new company which produced Microsoft Flight Simulator 3 in 1988. Version 3.1 was the first commercially successful FS. Microsoft continued to develop FS 2000 and 2002 adding more aircraft, tools and scenery, and the 2004 (FS version 9) marked 100 years of flight. Flight Simulator X was released in 2006, with a better graphics engine and direct X and Windows Vista compatibility. In 2007 the Aces Studio release Microsoft ESP a development platform that allowed products to use the technology in Flight Simulator. The Aces Game Studio closed in 2009. Lockheed Martin negotiated an agreement with MS in 2009 to use the ESP to produce Prepar3D, and some of the original Aces team continued to work with them. This evolved into the 64bit P3Dv4 in 2017. In 2012 MS released Microsoft Flight, a simpler version, to encourage newcomers to simming, abut was incompatible with previous add-ons. It was cancelled later that year. In 2014 Dovetail Games negotiated a deal with MS to release Flight Simulator X Gold (Steam Edition)This bundled many of the expansion packs together, benefited for microsoft visual studio to complie better performance, as well as better multiplayer and stability on Windows 7 and 8. Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced in June 2019, for release in 2020. The Wiki entry in full can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Flight_Simulator
  2. When I used to mark essays I would have annotated this 'dev', meaning develop your point!
  3. That's true.... and all the better for not having a version number or date.
  4. Latest below. Information on airports held over to next week, but announcement of further alpha invitations for those not yet called up. https://www.flightsimulator.com/february-13th-2020-development-update/
  5. Thanks for the comments - here was the route! Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Location Time Pieces 11 With delivery courier EXETER - UK 09:35 1 Pieces 10 Arrived at Delivery Facility in EXETER - UK EXETER - UK 07:36 1 Pieces 9 Departed Facility in EAST MIDLANDS - UK EAST MIDLANDS - UK 02:44 1 Pieces 8 Processed at EAST MIDLANDS - UK EAST MIDLANDS - UK 02:16 1 Pieces 7 Arrived at Sort Facility EAST MIDLANDS - UK EAST MIDLANDS - UK 01:34 1 Pieces 6 Departed Facility in LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 00:31 1 Pieces Monday, February 10, 2020 Location Time Pieces 5 Processed at LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 23:36 1 Pieces 4 Arrived at Sort Facility LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 23:32 1 Pieces 3 Departed Facility in ARLANDA - SWEDEN ARLANDA - SWEDEN 21:30 1 Pieces 2 Processed at ARLANDA - SWEDEN ARLANDA - SWEDEN 20:22 1 Pieces 1 Shipment picked up ARLANDA - SWEDEN 14:45 1 Pieces
  6. I received a parcel via DHL - can you identify the route it took? It involved three flights and four airports. There are clues from the scenery to help you! Here's the starting point... First stop... en-route to second stop... Arriving at second stop... Arriving at third stop... and at the destination... I'll post the answer in a while!
  7. It's a difference of 3 degrees, which results in the PFD deviation as shown on the attached, but as you'll be hand flying this in it adds to the fun. I'm sure Orbx have it all in hand.
  8. From what MS have said, all those who have registered for the alpha will be given access at some point. There has been discussion on whether you need a certain specification of PC to get early access, for example at least 32GB DDR RAM, but I suspect the best spec is a little patience!
  9. Latest update with further screenshots... much discussion continues on AVSIM, served with lashings of guesswork and hype. Expect a bigger update next week. https://www.flightsimulator.com/february-6th-ish-2020-development-update/
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