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About christbythesea

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  1. Now I see why Microsoft is talking about streaming scenery.
  2. Hmm I think I will need to see some video of it in action to perhaps get a bit more excited about it
  3. Are you a RW pilot also? I often wonder if I just “get it out of my system” with normal flying perhaps.
  4. I just want to add that even I, who flies routinely in real life, have very little interest in PMDG level simulations. I hope that's available to those that want it, but it's a hyper niche within a tiny niche to begin with.
  5. Really great video - incredible how good this in-sim footage looks!
  6. I think they were pretty deliberate in reviving the flight simulator name honestly. So much of what made flight simulator a very detailed platform over the years was due to third parties, so as long as that is something that is still accessible and the platform extensible, I think the future could be very very bright.
  7. Let’s keep in mind that other than XP and AF, of which OrbX support is mostly newish, our entire flight simulation experiences over all time all started and continued with the Microsoft flight simulator base product. If they do anything close to what they had done in the past before the Flight product, but in a next generation way, this will be a huge win for everybody moving forward. Let’s give them some rope to work with here and be optimistic. Microsoft is a vastly different company right now then the one that canceled flight simulator and the one that pushed out the Flight product.
  8. I see cloud shadows - especially off in the distance down over those hills on the bottom left (and obviously on the right very clearly also)
  9. Man - those pics and that video That lighting engine looks just spectacular How about that DA62 in the hangar shot? You could literally pass that off as a real photo.
  10. Fair - but I guarantee there will still be places with no buildings or less accurate buildings and structures and just something flat, or "squished cars", etc, etc.. That's just how it goes with this sort of approach. I don't hold it against Orbx, I just think it shouldn't be held against MS either. And just being candid, the Seattle cityscape already looks better in that FS teaser video - the Space Needle in particular. Don't get me wrong - the TE stuff is a huge step forward for both P3D & XP.... No question about that.
  11. @Benny I think we are being a little bit hyper critical here, especially for a product so far from release yet. I spent about 20 minutes yesterday nitpicking a true earth Washington Seattle video and, no offense to any here, but there is all kinds of stuff you could pick at all day long. It’s just sort of part and parcel with using this type of technique for the scenery.
  12. Might be more complete than we think - They do have their own mapping platform after all (and it looks like it's using it). This is one of the many really exciting things here. We're finally seeing one of the few huge mapping players putting those vast resources into action in an FS product.
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