One of the big problems with FS is that there are no longer any major hurdles to overcome. By FS2004 we had excellent scenery capability and some seriously impressive aircraft (in looks and functionality). Add the ambient lighting and the core of the simulation is very, very good. Coupled with the brilliant add on FS2004 is getting close to perfect. Future releases (like FSX) can't really introduce any major upgrade, just improvements to what id already in the core of FS2004. No doubt aircraft will look a bit better, scenery might become a tad more realistic and the new effects like rain reflection will give a more immersive experience. MS haven't got anything really groundbreaking to announce for FSX - which is why they have had to hype up the twiddling a lot. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 13 August 2006 20:21 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo What I find difficult to accept is that this is the first of a number of Beta demos whch will lead to the debugged finished product. If they are sticking to their, much delayed, October launch date then they have less than 80 days to do the whole job. That seems a bit optimistic. Gerry Winskill FrankTurley@xxxxxxx wrote: > In a message dated 13/08/2006 19:55:50 GMT Daylight Time, > ff006c5886@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: > > I think I will wait 6 months or more for the dust to settle before > thinking > of buying it, by all accounts, it will not be worth the money. > > Frank, > > The opinions seemed to be mixed at the moment. I find it difficult to > judge, based on a demo with a lot of the features missing, a limited > area to fly in, and running on not so quick harware and not the OS it > was designed for. Perhaps MS will give us another demo further down > the track, when more of the complete package is available. > > Frank T.