[jhb_airlines] Re: The FSX situation

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 20:31:35 +0000

On second thoughts, I think I prefer the white font.

Gerry Winskill

Tom Smith wrote:

I like status quo too
----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "JHB List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 5:19 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] The FSX situation

Having read the Phil Taylor article, he's basically saying that you need a ninja system now and then the best from a DX10 implimented solution in the

What he's not saying but which is crucial is that MS have not worked with either the Processor designers or the Graphics Cards developers to ensure mutual gain. In other words they are second guessing each other. It's the same old story, MS feel that they should dictate the standards because it's their platform they're to run on. All well and good if you're responsive
enough to deliver but when it takes you ages to produce a hole ridden
product you then spend years patching up it's a different story. I think
Phils been put up as the scapegoat for MS, being relatively new to the
company means he can take the brickbats and brush them off as he was not
responsible for the original development. Yet until MS take their corporate head out from the sand and work with key developers in the genre, we'll be back to square one with every release. Though with fewer developers willing to revisit the product and revamp work for the umpteenth time. If there are no major developments in the offing then I'm not so sure how we're supposed to see things with FSX from here on in. Are they basically saying ramp up your machine specs and we'll sit back and wait for third party developers to optimise the product for us, tweaking it if we can? That's what I read into
the sub text!

I've just about got FS2004 running well enough now to make it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. My few sessions with FSX, while enjoyable, left me feeling that I should be getting a better experience that I do with FS2004 and I'm not. And that is the crux of the matter. Until the gain from FSX
outweighs the use of FS2004 I'll stay put.

Since to realise that gain means optimising machine specs and awaiting
possible future developments it's something I'll not realise for some time
so Status Quo for me.


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