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Harry Oct 17, 2012 @ 2:36pm
So? Whats it like?
Anyone bought this yet? any thoughts?
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deaden Oct 17, 2012 @ 2:49pm 
I have the non steam version.
This is basically a sandbox flightsim.
You have some challanges and tutorials, thats it. There is no fighting or metagame.

But the game has one of the best physics and flight-dynamics i have ever seen simulated in a pc-game.
The wind and thermal lift are simulated in a vector field, depending on sun, mountains/obstacles, wind direction etc.
So you can basically fly a glider without any game "tricks" (-> with proper physics) if you're good.

The graphics are really nice, the "map" is basically whole switzerland , made from pretty accurate satellite data & pictures.

So if you're ok with a flightsimulation that focuses on avionics and flying itself i highly recommend it. The controls are pretty easy, but it doesn't make gliding any less fun or challenging.


Harry Oct 17, 2012 @ 3:01pm 
Ever tried DCS World? I find the dynamics in that the best i've seen thus far.How does it compare to that.
Jimathus Grandi Oct 17, 2012 @ 3:19pm 
With so few flight sims around, its nice to have alternatives. I'll scoop this up regardless of the very small competition. MS Flight was simply a huge let down, this makes up for it.
rotopenguin Oct 17, 2012 @ 5:59pm 
Pshaw, I was hoping for Aerofly's model helicopter sim, not this.
Tox Laximus Oct 18, 2012 @ 3:36am 
This type of game with weapons would do well.
Redstorm Oct 18, 2012 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by Tox Laximus:
This type of game with weapons would do well.
go buy dcs and leave this game alone
Tox Laximus Oct 18, 2012 @ 8:29am 
I dont like dcs, overcomplicated and dont even work.

I like this type of sim but with combat.
[ZE] Cpt. Dbx125 Oct 18, 2012 @ 8:34am 
Is it literally just Swtizerland? That seems like it could be dull. Also what are the plane choices/ Can we fly lots of types?
Tox Laximus Oct 18, 2012 @ 8:59am 
http://www.aeroflyfs.com/features.html

Thats good enough for me, downloading now, 16630.3 MB, 4 hours, its a big one.
Harry Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:39pm 
Originally posted by Tox Laximus:
I dont like dcs, overcomplicated and dont even work.

I like this type of sim but with combat.

Is it possible for a flight sim to be too complicated?
Sure if you only ever used the SU25T then you really missed out as that was a model from a previous game and the cockpit isn't even clickable.
This does sound good on paper, i'm not about the lighting in it though...
Tox Laximus Oct 18, 2012 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by Harry:
Originally posted by Tox Laximus:
Is it possible for a flight sim to be too complicated?

Oh yes, some are so complicated that they dont even work, plus not many people are going to trawl though a hefty manual and pay £300 for controls, were talking a very narrow customer base here.

Old school games like the original F-16 is what gamers want, and they are all paying customers.
Redstorm Oct 18, 2012 @ 1:58pm 
Originally posted by Tox Laximus:
I dont like dcs, overcomplicated and dont even work.

I like this type of sim but with combat.

dcs dose work just need time. try strike fighters 2
DerFoxY Oct 18, 2012 @ 2:58pm 
psysics and flydynamics are pretty good, maybe the best at the moment, but i miss stuff like air-traffic, engine-controles, and so on ... just jump in, take off and enjoy. as prevously said: sandbox-flightsim.

about 20€ is a bit too much money at the moment ... lets see what the future brings when the community grows and a bit more stuff for the game is implemented.

finally ... a game with great potential ... keep on working!
Viperwayne Oct 18, 2012 @ 11:36pm 
bought this yesterday played it 5 mins and put it back down the graphics are nice but its just a photo of the scenery i prefer my scenery to move plus its impossible to crash your plane just bounces off the floor bring back flight sim x
Harry Oct 19, 2012 @ 5:42am 
Flight sim X is still out there man...many people play it still. 50 people on one server the other night.
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