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Old 29 February 12, 15:11   #1
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Default Microsoft Flight is released - free to play

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Old 3 March 12, 07:40   #2
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And it is REALLY bad.
Dumb as dogdip actually.

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Old 3 March 12, 11:25   #3
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I have yet to try it myself but I've heard a lot of Flight Sim enthusiasts being very excited about it.
Sure, it doesn't have ILS CAT III approaches like FSX does (after some serious modding) but it's just a realistic, good running flight sim that offers quick and challenging 'missions' for you to try.
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Old 3 March 12, 12:37   #4
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I'll try it eventually, but what I've read so far makes me think it'll be a waste of time and I'll quickly uninstall it.
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Old 3 March 12, 12:59   #5
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Oh cool, an FSX demo
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M.E.D.I.O.C.R.E............without inspiration..........ju$t for money. Crap one!!!!!

IŽll stay with mine FSX + ORBX + Carenado planes !
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Old 7 March 12, 09:58   #7
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Eh, not bad for a free flight sim.
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Old 7 March 12, 21:23   #8
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Eh, not bad for a free flight sim.
Same here, not to bad. But I'm no flight sim guy. Looks good for casual entertainment, though.
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Old 7 March 12, 23:10   #9
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Same here, not to bad. But I'm no flight sim guy. Looks good for casual entertainment, though.
And lots of activities before you run out of things to do. After that you can decide whether or not to buy any of the additional downloads. I hear their next release is an Alaska pack.
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And lots of activities before you run out of things to do. After that you can decide whether or not to buy any of the additional downloads. I hear their next release is an Alaska pack.
I might buy that one. My dad used to live up there. Once, while visiting him, I got the chance to talk to a private pilot with 20+ years of flying in Alaska. He had some awesome stories to tell. He said most of his work could be summed up as a private contractor for the Post office, flying toilet paper into the remote parts of the Alaskan wilderness!
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Old 22 April 12, 23:23   #11
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Revisiting the sort-of-a-flight-sim... I've tried this for a few weeks, and it has its pluses and minuses.
Plus: Decent flight model, good graphics, free (at first), a couple decent pay add-ons.
Minus: A couple really bad pay add-ons *, future packs will likely "nickel-and-dime you to death."
* Add-ons for a Mustang and Zero don't have cockpits and are meant to be flown external-view only.
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Those aircraft without cockpits are supposed to be a test to see how many users of Microsoft Flight prefer that kind of thing. Of course, if stuff like that ends up being popular, then you can kiss goodbye to any kind of "hardcore simulation" future for MS Flight.
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Lockheed Martin 'PREPAR3D' is an ongoing development of FSX, fully licensed by Microsoft and aided by several of the team who turned out FSX, this is looking really good.
FSX without the bugs and LM are already working on v.2.
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Old 25 April 12, 15:48   #14
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Those aircraft without cockpits are supposed to be a test to see how many users of Microsoft Flight prefer that kind of thing. Of course, if stuff like that ends up being popular, then you can kiss goodbye to any kind of "hardcore simulation" future for MS Flight.
I don't think that MS FLight is supposed to be hardcore. After all steam has the title listed in the "casual" gaming section of their online store.
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Old 26 July 12, 17:35   #15
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"Microsoft Flight" was a new PC game from Microsoft Game Studios that brought a new perspective to the long-standing "Flight Simulator" franchise. Unfortunately, due to cuts, all 35 staff members have been laid off and the game is no longer in development, however, it is still being supported for the time being. "Microsoft Studios has decided to end development on Microsoft Flight and Project Columbia. As a result of this action, some positions within the development teams have been eliminated. Microsoft human resources is working with the affected individuals to find new roles within the company.

For Microsoft Flight, we will continue to support the community that has embraced the title and the game will still be available to download for free at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/."
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Old 26 July 12, 17:43   #16
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Can't say I'm surprised. It'd be cool if it was a well done flight sim with microtransactions if it was done to the same level as iracing. It seems like the problem with Flight was that they didn't seem to be making a realistic enough sim and the detail wasn't there, things like cockpits not working and stuff.

I guess the DCS series is the best thing about at the moment, those things are insane.
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Not a surprise. Microsoft didn't play to their strengths and core supporters. They ended up not pleasing sim or arcade fans.
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Old 27 July 12, 13:42   #18
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what did they expect for charging $10 or somthing insane for plane without cockpit view, and the only people that were going to play were people which joysticks generally, of which want a cockpit
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Old 27 July 12, 15:26   #19
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Pity, it had a lot of potential. And the latest DLC aircraft was actually pretty good. The servers will stay running for those who already have it, but it looks most likely to slowly fizzle out over the next few months. It's not impossible that they'll resurrect it at some unspecified time, but I wouldn't bet money on it.
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Crap one!!!!!


Most sensible thing written.
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