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Old 08-09-2006, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default Flight Simulator X Demo out today!

http://www.gamespot.com/promos/2006/...imx_csbox_home

The demo can also be downloaded here:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_14950.shtml

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Old 08-09-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:30 AM   #3
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I'm getting it right away!
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:35 AM   #4
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I'm also subscribing to GameSpot (free account), I can now download the videos... They look so sweet... They say that in Windows Vista it will look even better.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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I wonder about the frame rate though? That is always why I bought X-Plane - the feeling of flight is more real.

ANyway, I'll have a friend stop by the Microsoft store and pick up a copy for me. For $5 for the full blown version, I can take a chance.

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Old 08-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #6
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With long anticipation have I waited for this title. First, I must aquire a new computer, and I plan to wait until Vista is released before acting.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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Downloading at 7-13 KB/sec...

[Edit] Now down to 5.5! I´ll wait until it´s available via Bittorrent.

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Old 08-10-2006, 04:09 AM   #8
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The demo can also be downloaded here:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_14950.shtml
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:43 AM   #9
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download mirrors:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/fligh...downloads.html

http://www.k-files.de/download.php?s=c&action=details&dlid=5564
http://filelist.filefront.com/6;/Latest_Demos.html
http://www.4players.de/4players.php/...oad/45456.html
http://www.worthdownloading.com/game.php?gid=1959
http://www.3dgamers.com/dlselect/gam...edemo.exe.html
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:23 AM   #10
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I might just have to check the demo out. I have always wanted a civilian flight sim since Sierra's Pro Pilot. Just never got around to it. Anyway, I was checking out the requirements. They seem benign enough, except for how much HD space you need. I have never seen a game require so much space - 14GBs! I've got a 250GB HD with still about 80% left, but 14GB is still a very large chunk. Here are the entire requirements for those interested:

System Requirements
  • Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista
  • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
  • RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB
  • Hard Drive: 14GB
  • Video Card: 32MB DirectX 9 compatible
  • Other: DX9 hardware compatibility and audio board with speakers and/or headphones
  • Online/Multiplayer Requirements: 56.6 kbps or better for online play
I didn't see them listed at any other site I checked out. Somehow, I even managed to miss them on Microsoft's site.

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Old 08-10-2006, 08:37 AM   #11
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Why is it that I do not trust those specs, especially CPU and graphics board?
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:47 AM   #12
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test it and delete it afterwards

- horrible performance on my system in medium settings
. AMD 64 X2 4400
. 2GB Ram
. GeForce 7800 GTX
( high/ultar high setting not playable )

- switching views in flight results sometimes in black rendered cockpits and pink oceans:rotfl:

- some CTD's

A demo should actually be an advertisement for a game, but however not in this case Microsoft!
Thus you do not get my money for this game.
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:05 AM   #13
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Here´s the framerate I get.

Global Settings: Medium-High
Scenery: High
Target Frame Rate: Unlimited

Free flight: AirCreation Trike Ultralight, Princess Juliana Intl
Clear Skies, Time set to 16:55.

38FPS while sitting on the runway, up to 50FPS in-flight. (1024x786. 4xAA/8xAF forced via driver).

I´ve played it for about an hour today, no CTD´s, and I haven´t seen any graphical anomalies yet.

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Old 08-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #14
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I'm having a hard time downloading this one... 5-6kb/s... two tries 'till now, in both there was an error in the server (from gamespot). I'm now trying other hosts.
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:03 PM   #15
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WOW! From gamershell I'm getting 50kb/s!!!!! My net connection is 4MB.
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