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#4531982 - 07/30/20 06:14 PM Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it.  
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Went to a friend's home after school to play it. He had it on Apple computer. It was black and white. Do not know what version it was. I could take off but could never land without crashing. No joystick. Mouse and keyboard only.

This new one looks #%&*$#!



What are the system req on it? I will need a new computer to play it. Will it be on the Playstaion or XBox?


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#4531983 - 07/30/20 06:17 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Yeah, the first time I played it, it looked like this...

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#4531984 - 07/30/20 06:19 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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#4531985 - 07/30/20 06:25 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Yeah, the first time I played it, it looked like this...

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You had color. My friend's was black and white. Or maybe the game was in color but he only had a black and white screen?

That YT video said it will be on XBox. I have that!


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#4531991 - 07/30/20 06:59 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Yeah, the first time I played it, it looked like this...

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Those are CGA composite output shots, where tricks in pixel placement produced 16 colors on a television set from a 4 color palette. When I first played MS Flight Sim, it was on a friend's PC with a 4-color CGA monitor, so it was 4 colors, period, and looked a lot like this:

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#4531997 - 07/30/20 07:17 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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B&W on a Mac first for me, actaully never played it on PC, just that first Mac version.


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#4531999 - 07/30/20 07:22 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Will the Xbox version look the same as impressive and good as the YT video in my post?


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#4532005 - 07/30/20 07:48 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It does look awesome but yikes...150gb of HD space AND it needs to constantly stream from Microsoft's cloud?

"The studio has previously discussed the two petabytes of mapping data that feeds its simulation — far from feasible when over 2000 times the size of your 1TB hard drive. The game instead streams the world detail from Microsoft's cloud data centers, requiring a stable internet connection."

I'll take a wait and see approach on this one.


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#4532006 - 07/30/20 07:54 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I'm not jumping in early for 2 reasons. One,the price (although I guessed it would be about £60 for the basic version) and 2,I'm not that eager to play a civ flight sim,even one that looks this great.

I doubt that the X-Box will look as good. I'm betting the preview is running on NASA hardware smile


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#4532011 - 07/30/20 08:27 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Bet I will do the same: take off and then crash on landing.


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Hence your name.

Parachute, maybe?

#4532014 - 07/30/20 09:01 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I just want to sightsee over that gorgeous terrain, the aircraft aspect of it doesn't really interest me beyond that.

#4532030 - 07/30/20 10:44 PM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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What's it like to jump out of an airplane with a parachute? I like to try that like you see the Navy SEALS do from really high up.


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#4532051 - 07/31/20 02:20 AM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What's it like to jump out of an airplane with a parachute? I like to try that like you see the Navy SEALS do from really high up.


Depends on the view. My first jump, with an instructor strapped to my back, we jumped at 10 or 12k over a beach. He circled us down perfectly over some lovely topless sunbathers who all oohed and ahhed when we landed as he put us down about 5 feet away.

Luckily for me the chick i was jumping with was curled up in a ball of terror at the back of the plane and never jumped...so i didn't have to face the wrath of my 'forced view'


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#4532057 - 07/31/20 02:50 AM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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You didn't land on a topless sunbathing babe? I hope you asked the instructor for a partial refund.


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#4532059 - 07/31/20 03:17 AM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What's it like to jump out of an airplane with a parachute? I like to try that like you see the Navy SEALS do from really high up.

Not as hard as you would think. I earned my parawings when I was 21, and the biggest issue I saw people from my class struggle with was that they were overthinking it. Just jump and rely that the engineering holds up. The people that didn't make it, all were guys that were thinking about it too hard, and even after the sergeant threw them out of the plane they were panicking. Just do the job like you were instructed to, and the pass chance was 100%. I don't know what the pass-rate is with HALO jumps, but I would find it strange if people wouldn't make it if they did like the instructor told them to.

Sure, there are stories on YouTube when the wind was too heavy etc..., but at the end of the day it's plain physics and jumping with a parachute is about as safe as climbing into a Cessna.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What's it like to jump out of an airplane with a parachute? I like to try that like you see the Navy SEALS do from really high up.


Great fun! Though the highest I jumped from as a civvy jumper was 12k feet. This was in the days of the round canopy, so landings were rather hard if one didn't get the roll right. Square chutes were just being introduced here and were restricted to those with at least 200 descents.
Only gave it up due to the English weather making 4 month of weekends 'not jumpable', mostly due to visibility. At that time (1979), if one didn't jump in 3 months you had to go back to static line for a few. Also Was grounded by Bank Manager as I had run up rather a large overdraft in pursuit of my interest. I seriously intended to sell my flat (apartment to you) and take an instructor's course, offered in Hope Valley Ca. But I met this beautiful lady who became my wife of the past 39 years and mother of my 4 great children.*

To add to comment above, the highest risk factor involved in the sport is the drive or ride to the airfield.






**She was next to me, so I had to type that rather mawkish sentiment smile







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Glorious Green Screen on my mate's Apple II was my introduction to the delights of Sublogic's Flight Simulator before Microsoft bought it.

This is how I remember it, and then later on the Commodore 64 with colour too! Not my pic I hasten to add, just a random image off the interwebs.

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#4532083 - 07/31/20 11:11 AM Re: Gosh! This sure look different than when I played it. [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I have ZERO interest in civilian flight sims but to each their own of course. It's like those people who play the John Deere farming games or a public transit bus driving sim. Whatever floats your boat dude. smile

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I have ZERO interest in civilian flight sims but to each their own of course. It's like those people who play the John Deere farming games or a public transit bus driving sim. Whatever floats your boat dude. smile


Oh,
Thank you for sharing.

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