[jhb_airlines] Re: FSXDemoV1.0

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 16:54:36 +0100

I mentioned this when reviewing the first demo. It's nothing new and the MS
boys have nicked the idea straight from MicroFlight's sim. The trick is to
add lag to the cockpit view so that it appears to react slightly after any
control input. It's effective and though not true to real life it imparts a
sense of movement.

With MicroFlight you could adjust the degree of lag from mild to severe. It
was quite unpleasant at the higher settings.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher
Sent: 02 October 2006 16:21
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] FSXDemoV1.0

Hi all
Late last night, downloaded and installed the latest FSXDemo dated 09/29/06.

Initial impressions.

Seemed smoother and faster, with ave FR at 30, until I looked and saw the
sliders were pactically at the bottom.

A Duo core Extreme and top of the range Graphics beckons methinks.

The garish colors have been muted.

And the spacebar trick to center viewpoint is missing.

Whilst flying, I got the impression, that I was literally in the seat, until

I realised that the cockpit itself was not fixed.

Trundling along the taxiway, it was bouncing up and down as if I was in a
soft seat.

Accelerating down the runway, the view expanded slightly as if I was being
pressed back in the seat.

And doing normal aerobatics, I got a sense of G force.

The actual movement was only very slight, and once you realise it is there,
it is clear.

A bit like using TrackIP, but with only maybe 1 degree of movement.

I wonder what it would look like in a 3 view screen setup.

I could be wrong, but that is the impression  I got, and for me, made it
just that bit more authentic.

The fixed cockpit never really looked right, and if the above is true, then
the MS boys have been working overtime.

Anyone else downloaded it?? and checked.

Frank F

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