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So, will all of us hard cores switch over to the "new" sim? I am so very excited to see what is in the works and obviously so many others are as well. I know I have been waiting for at least 5 years for this, I will be switching to P3D V2. Does anyone think this is all over hyped or do you think it's gonna be a grand slam?

I'm super excited, I hope it's the real deal. Hope everyone is doing amazing.

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With out a shadow of doubt I will be switching, I cant wait to see how the world will look in DX11.  I think the community in general is over hyping V2 way too much, many of whom will then cry and moan as a result of their over hyping.


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I  too will be giving P2D V2 a go but also don't think it will be the massive game changer that some are hoping for.


I hope they fix the menu set up, the issues with ATC  and generally improve the whole experience.Which if the "leaked changes" are true they say they have.After all it is a brand new purchase,full price to paid for it again. The proof as they say will be in the pudding.


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I don't get why so many people emphasise on it being a whole new purchase?  Are they the type who would expect Microsoft to release Office 2013 as a free upgrade to owners Office 2010?  Its not as if its like a minor service pack or something like that.  Its a whole new version with significant changes from V1.x.  


 


The above really makes me laugh.


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Oh man, I've been simming since 1985, imagine if they gave a free upgrade for every new release of MSflight simulator, lol.... I wish I lived in that world.

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I was caught up in the excitement of P3D and when the student version became available I bought it. I've watched the forum and reports but I've never been moved to install it and try it. I'm happy with all of the addon enhancements to FSX and I will read with interest what the new P3D version brings but I won't be the first to buy. 


 


good flights, Cal


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One "problem" I see is that one will have to have or be willing to purchase a compatible video card in order to take advantage of DX11.  Some people with newer hardware already have this capability but for the rest of us with older hardware, we will have to figure in that cost as well.  It's not trivial as we are talking about advanced hardware features  that tend to be available only on the higher cost devices.


 


Stan V


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Nope. I won't support a development by the military industry that is also openly aimed at the military industry.


 


Cheers


 


Mallard


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Nope. I won't support a development by the military industry that is also openly aimed at the military industry.

 

Cheers

 

Mallard

I can respect that

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Hi Mallard,


I highly respect your opinion! Probably I will do the same.


Cheers,


Fritz


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The price is kind of steep if you get the professional version, $199. I can but a lot of ORBX scenery for that amount.


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See how it pans out, might give it a if it improves things. The other day i went through the three flightsim stores I support and looked at how much money i have spent on FSX, its scary.


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You forgot to say " for me " after "steep".

I can buy a lot of Orbx too.

I can also take my wife out for an evening meal and spend that on the drinks alone.

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See how it pans out, might give it a if it improves things. The other day i went through the three flightsim stores I support and looked at how much money i have spent on FSX, its scary.

I hear ya, I did the same the other day when I heard the p3d beta news........WOW!! I guess I can't get mad at the wife for buying shoes anymore .....lol

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If it delivers the performance improvements we're all hoping for, then I expect most people will switch.


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Will be multi simming like normal ( fsx and p3d ), wish to respect developers wishes as i enjoying flying the ngx and dont want to disrepect pmdg in that way.


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I will be watching lots of YouTube videos and reviews, just before buying.

You gots to love technology. ..lol

Once PMDG finds out there's no money in the bank for fsx, they have no choice but to support p3d v2 and that's a guarantee. I'm not going to worry about PMDG is their lost...even though I own most of their tube lines. I guess I'll be doing more great GA flying.

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I'm in...regardless of military opinion, w/o which we wouldn't have oh I don't know...cars, trucks, planes trains ahips and such...Since P3D current runs smooth like butter and looks a million times better with all the ORBX sceenry I tend to thin V2.0 will be a most excellent adventure....


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Nope. I won't support a development by the military industry that is also openly aimed at the military industry.

 

Cheers

 

Mallard

So does that mean you don't fly on Boeing aircraft either?  Or Embraer?  Or, you know, Cessna?

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I don't know the first thing about P3D as I have not the foggiest idea of it. To be honest Ihave not even looked at the P3D Web site .  


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I don't know the first thing about P3D as I have not the foggiest idea of it. To be honest Ihave not even looked at the P3D Web site .

P3D is the offspring of FSX, Lockheed Martin purchased from Microsoft and took over, P3D V2 would be what I would consider "FS 11"

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I'm considering it, but am a bit confused as to which version to buy.  What's in the professional version that's missing from the student one? (Assuming 2.0 sticks to that same split of versions).


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I'll probably buy it, but not on day one. Dx11 sounds great, but I'll want to see how all the legacy stuff plays ball, as with all the global products I'll have I won't want to have installed twice on my hard drive. glad to hear of the developments though.

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A big, big YES. I love P3D, and this is the next iteration. As for paying, I'm with those who have paid for every sim since it all started. an as Orbx is involved then we can look forward with some confidence that there will be some backward compatibility.

I have given away all my 2002 and 2004 disks, and soon it may be FSX turn. Hopefully some publisher(s) like BBS and Aerosoft will give us some airliners.

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I'm new to FSX so it won't be a big financial loss. I've only spent 300 bucks on FSX and that includes FTX Global.

My wallet is closed for FSX until I see some P3D V2.

Now the question is will I be able to simply apply my FTX Global on P3DV2? I kept the zip file.

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Hi all,


         I am certainly looking forward to this release, and it looks to be very close indeed.  Out of the box with stock scenery it could be fsx but more stable and hopefully taking advantage of the hardware of modern computers.


 


But add to that all the ORBX stuff and REX as well as other excellent quality add ons, I think this will be a sim of the future.

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I was caught up in the excitement of P3D and when the student version became available I bought it. I've watched the forum and reports but I've never been moved to install it and try it. I'm happy with all of the addon enhancements to FSX and I will read with interest what the new P3D version brings but I won't be the first to buy. 

 

good flights, Cal

=1 

See how it pans out, might give it a if it improves things. The other day i went through the three flightsim stores I support and looked at how much money i have spent on FSX, its scary.

=1  :wacko:

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What about forward compatibility of purchased FSX Aircraft and Scenery. 

Not important, to me anyway.  Any compatibility will be a bonus, but I'd rather see LM break compatibility with existing products to make a better engine than continue with outdated code.  Addons can always be updated to suit the new engine.

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Definitely. However I'll probably have to keep my P3D 1.4 installation in parallel for a while, until all add-ons have been updated or suitable substitute add-ons come out.

 

 

 


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I don't see why not. This is what actual, real current-gen DX11 games look like:

http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/ps4/battlefield_4/screens/battlefield_4_23.jpg

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FSX is based on technology developed in the early 2000's, nearly ten years ago. Much has changed since then. Of course the P3D devs don't have the hundred-million dollar budget of games like Battlefield 4 or GTA V, but there's still a lot that can be done in 2013 that couldn't be done in 2004.

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