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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭ John_Mc


    beauf wrote: »
    It not a low end PC but it is on the lower end of Gaming PCs. Which is very different.

    FS2020 looks like needing a monster Gaming Rig to get the best (acceptable) out if it.

    Do Intel create any desktop CPUs lower than i5? It's a mediocre PC spec at best, gaming or not.

    And this thread is about FS which is a game, so not sure what your point is anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,674 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    You don't need to be superman to build a gaming PC...but it helps...

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCs-N1Eh2Z5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,674 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    John_Mc wrote: »
    Do Intel create any desktop CPUs lower than i5? It's a mediocre PC spec at best, gaming or not.

    And this thread is about FS which is a game, so not sure what your point is anyway.

    Yes they do ... (not sure that was genuine question) :confused:, and that rig will play "most games" at 1080 with ok frame rates (60fps -ish), you might have to drop the level of visual detail.

    But FS2020 is not most games. Its looking like being one of the most demanding titles you can get.

    I think its useful and informative to look at the different levels of spec that will get a usable, enjoyable, immersive experience. But that level will be different for everyone. I enjoy discussing the hardware aspect anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,674 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    That youtube video reminded me of the early version of the FS where you would fly at night and away from cities to keep the frame rate up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 962 ✭✭✭ Psychlops


    I get all your points but either way my set up is what I posted above and my framerates are high, framerates high = happy :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭ Board Walker


    Guys, If anyone is self employed or has access to a VAT number/CRO Number, PC specialist in the UK will exclude the VAT. I got a 1890 euro machine for 1550.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,687 ✭✭✭✭ Samuel T. Cogley


    Guys, If anyone is self employed or has access to a VAT number/CRO Number, PC specialist in the UK will exclude the VAT. I got a 1890 euro machine for 1550.

    I wonder if my directorship in an OMC will finally be worth it! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭ John_Mc


    Guys, If anyone is self employed or has access to a VAT number/CRO Number, PC specialist in the UK will exclude the VAT. I got a 1890 euro machine for 1550.

    You can register with Amazon Business and avail of the same thing.

    It's the same with anywhere in Europe - the VAT is deducted at source if you're a VAT registered business. Sometimes you need to contact them to deduct the VAT though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭ Board Walker


    John_Mc wrote: »
    You can register with Amazon Business and avail of the same thing.

    It's the same with anywhere in Europe - the VAT is deducted at source if you're a VAT registered business. Sometimes you need to contact them to deduct the VAT though.

    Is that sale registered on the Irish system if you pay with your own Debit card i wonder......


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭ John_Mc


    Is that sale registered on the Irish system if you pay with your own Debit card i wonder......

    I'd be very impressed with Revenue if they had such tight integration that all sales through Amazon business were registered against a business...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Skyknight


    beauf wrote: »
    You don't need to be superman to build a gaming PC...but it helps...

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCs-N1Eh2Z5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    It's also somewhat beneficial if 'Superman' was wearing an Anti-static line/band....lowers the risk of the patient being DOA :eek: :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 407 ✭✭ tipp_tipp_tipp


    What's Microsoft's long term plan with this? Will there be a FS 2021, 2022, etc, or will the 2020 version be around for some time with regular updates and DLCs. Seem to remember they released a new version about every 2 years back in the 2000s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Ciano35


    What's Microsoft's long term plan with this? Will there be a FS 2021, 2022, etc, or will the 2020 version be around for some time with regular updates and DLCs. Seem to remember they released a new version about every 2 years back in the 2000s.

    As far as I remember they have a long term plan of releasing DLC's for FS2020


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,674 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Isn't there a shop or market place built into this one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Ciano35


    beauf wrote: »
    Isn't there a shop or market place built into this one?

    Yeah it looks like 3rd party sceneries/aircraft etc will be hosted on this marketplace


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,687 ✭✭✭✭ Samuel T. Cogley


    It's a 'platform' so will be around for sometime. It's a tick tock of freeLC and then paid updates IIRC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    It's a 'platform' so will be around for sometime. It's a tick tock of freeLC and then paid updates IIRC.

    Yep but you will be able to install all addons with a simple click from the market place, much simplified from the previous iteration.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,684 ✭✭✭ Doge


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Yep but you will be able to install all addons with a simple click from the market place, much simplified from the previous iteration.


    Just saw that confirmed now in this video by fellow Irishman Gripper Sim aka Reaction Review:




    Much better than potentially game breaking X-Plane addons which are a balls to install imo.


    Looks like he got the official release early.


    Anyone watch his videos btw?
    I find him entertaining, hes either a Wickow or Wexford man, can't remember and is flight instructor for commercial pilots so he's earned his stripes.

    I wonder if he's lurking this sub forum! :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,906 ✭✭✭✭ CJhaughey


    Doge wrote: »

    Anyone watch his videos btw?
    I find him entertaining, hes either a Wickow or Wexford man, can't remember and is flight instructor for commercial pilots so he's earned his stripes.

    I wonder if he's lurking this sub forum! :o

    I find him great entertainment, the way he just jumped in to the bushplane and landed on that strip in PNG then rolled backwards.:pac:
    Other sim reviews would have you asleep before they started to roll.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭ John_Mc


    A guy is streaming a tour around in Ireland at the moment. Looks amazing

    https://youtu.be/nGOfI8HA-ls


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,684 ✭✭✭ Doge


    John_Mc wrote: »
    A guy is streaming a tour around in Ireland at the moment. Looks amazing

    https://youtu.be/nGOfI8HA-ls

    Thanks for sharing this, hes getting a nice boost in subscribers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 481 ✭✭ cherrytaz


    John_Mc wrote: »
    A guy is streaming a tour around in Ireland at the moment. Looks amazing

    https://youtu.be/nGOfI8HA-ls

    It really is incredible, the quality in Ireland is outstanding...Game changer for VFR flying


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,684 ✭✭✭ Doge


    John_Mc wrote: »
    A guy is streaming a tour around in Ireland at the moment. Looks amazing

    https://youtu.be/nGOfI8HA-ls

    He's back on today, departing from Dublin and heading towards Belfast and back down.

    https://youtu.be/7E3TTYChFt4


  • Registered Users Posts: 684 ✭✭✭ Board Walker


    Is it tomorrow yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Ciano35


    Is it tomorrow yet?

    No, but it’s out here tonight :cool: the release times were revealed and UK (and us I presume) are getting it at 23:00 UTC tonight, I believe that means 22:00 for us local time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,897 ✭✭✭✭ Dyr


    Apparently this is getting VR support later this year, HP headset first with others to follow


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 jack_frost_09


    Ciano35 wrote: »
    No, but it’s out here tonight :cool: the release times were revealed and UK (and us I presume) are getting it at 23:00 UTC tonight, I believe that means 22:00 for us local time.

    Unfortunately I think we'll have to wait slightly longer as we're one hour ahead of UTC I believe (daylight saving) unless I'm going mad in the excitement of it all :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Ciano35


    Unfortunately I think we'll have to wait slightly longer as we're one hour ahead of UTC I believe (daylight saving) unless I'm going mad in the excitement of it all :eek:

    Yeah sorry you’re right, can start downloading it at midnight and have it ready some time tomorrow :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Ciano35


    Are people getting this on the MS store or Steam?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,687 ✭✭✭✭ Samuel T. Cogley


    Ciano35 wrote: »
    Are people getting this on the MS store or Steam?

    I have gamepass at 3.99 a month it's a steal if you're a gamer and the standard pack comes with that.


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