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Good Flight Simulator ?

  • 26-06-2014 5:01pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 6,556 ✭✭✭ the_monkey

    Anyone can recommend to me a good flight simulator ?

    one for windows and that I can use with keyboard and mouse preferably ... or would I be better off getting a throttle ? mind you that could cost a bit ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,548 ✭✭✭ andy_g

    Moved to virtual flying.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭ jamo2oo9

    The best one at the moment is P3D although it is quite expensive even for an academic license. I would recommend FSX from Microsoft as it has a huge developer base. You can get sceneries and very realistic aircraft such as B737, B777, Concorde, A320 etc. The amount of scenery you can get is unlimited really.

    Using a keyboard isn't really recommended as it is very difficult to fly with it. I'd recommend getting a joystick with a throttle lever. You can pick one up for less than €40 if you look around. I picked my Logitech joystick for £20 in Argos 7 years ago and still works perfect.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭ ytareh

    Combat or civilian ?IL2 Sturmovik 1946 is king of WW2 and some would suggest has best flight model of all.Microsoft FSX has civilian enthusiast more in mind BUT plane's flight model feels dumbed down to me compared with IL2 .Rise of Flight is the best known WW1 one .
    Anything youre flying with a keyboard and mouse is arcade and not 'sim'....

    Thrustmaster T16000M is my choice of 'sensitive'/accurate and long lasting joysticks but Logitech Extreme 3d Pro is more anatomic /comofrtable and easy to find in shops.Both shouldnt be more than 10-20 either side of 50 euro .

    DONT get a joystick that doesnt have a 'twist rudder' like cheapest Logitech model(s) (although SERIOUS simmers will say you should buy rudder pedals youre heading into three figure money at that stage ....

    I have several old versions of IL2 and several other era games/sims you can have for very little if you want to PM me .