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**** Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Thread ****

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by lurkio, 10 Jun 2019.

  1. andrewr2019

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    Is the UK world update out later this month, or is it at some point next year now?
     
  2. Zeeflyboy

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    Lucky, I hadn't received my G2 in time to be able to Dxdiag with a VR headset attached which apparently was something they seemed to filter.

    Ah well, only just over another week until I can find out just how woeful my 2070S is going to be.
     
  3. Zeeflyboy

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    Always been scheduled for late January matey
     
  4. andrewr2019

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    Damn. I was getting excited about that too.
     
  5. Dan_P

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    I have an Honeycomb Alpha Yoke and on 27/10 bought a Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant.. It has since been delayed three times with the latest delay (due today) now saying it will arrive on 20/01/2021. I don't have a lot of faith that it will arrive on that day however i really hope it does. Is there another throttle in a similar price range to the Honeycomb Bravo that i could buy quicker or should i just wait and hope it arrives. I'm happy to pay a little more for something better if it gets here quicker too.
     
  6. mikeym

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    I think it's quite a unique product, in that it combines throttle x 6, trim wheel and controls panel with gear/flaps control.

    You could look at getting a combination of saitek and or CH components...
     
  7. Paul2k12

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    Any idea when the embargo is up for the VR reviews?
     
  8. Dinosaur

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    I also have a 3090, but use a Quest 2, what sort of FPS do you get in a G2 (I assume with decent settings)? I ask because from my experience, low frame rates are a nightmare in VR.
     
  9. West

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    Lots of people experiencing delays with this, especially if you're ordering through Amazon. I had exactly the same when I ordered my TSA Airbus Quadrant with Amazon, I know of at least 3 or 4 other people saying the same.

    It's either a case of wait and see or go elsewhere, I cancelled my order with Amazon and ordered with Aerosoft and got it within a week.
     
  10. Zeeflyboy

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    Feature discovery episode 9 about VR is live.

    Really cool they are using OpenXR, think this must be the first real world use of it!

    Sounds like they’ve put quite a lot of effort in already, both in terms of rendering pipeline and UX. Looking forward to getting my hands on this one!

     
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  11. Shac

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    I hope the panning is smooth unlike shown in the video.
     
  12. Zeeflyboy

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    That'll depend on your framerate... better get that 3090 ready ;)
     
  13. Ur round next

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    Got my 3080 this week...Cant wait for the VR patch :)
     
  14. Mr_Sukebe

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    Fingers crossed that it's not a slideshow. Looking forward to trying it. The attached video made it look pretty awesome, if not exactly smooth.
     
  15. Dano

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    That's quite common in footage from VR sources, it'll look butter smooth in the headset but the external footage is very janky.
     
  16. Paul2k12

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    Would love to know what the recommended specs are for this! Hoping my Ryzen 3600 32GB RAM and RTX 3070 will power a quest 2 and give a nice experience. Considering an upgrade to Ryzen 5600x too depending on whether a fast cpu will help VR.
     
  17. Minstadave

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    Single threaded performance is pretty important at the moment. There's a promised patch to help but its not out yet as best I know.
     
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  18. Ur round next

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    Also roll on when they release DirectX 12
     
  19. bmad

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    Don't know what the framerates are sorry but it's very smooth. I have a 9700k CPU at 5ghz and my 3090 is a gigabyte gaming oc. Terrain resolution is ultra, and all other settings combination of high and medium. 150 for terrain data, 120 for buildings. So long as you don't fly in mega cities it's smooth as a babies bum. Oh render scale at 80, which on G2 is just about perfect. Airliners and third party aircraft, Mooney in my case, take a frame rate hit but not too bad.
     
  20. West

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    Running most things on High/Very High and a few Ultras on an I7 10750, 32gb (3200mhz) and a RTX 2060