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What sort of time can we expect FS2006 to be released and what key improvements over FS2004 do you think it will have, Cheers Wozza
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The main improvement will be the need to go out and buy a new motherboard, cpu, shedloads of faster memory and a £300 graphics card. Moggy
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The main improvement will be the need to go out and buy a new motherboard, cpu, shedloads of faster memory and a £300 graphics card. Moggy
LOL! They'll have a wide range of graphics settings like they had in the last ones... But no doubt it'll look like crap if you keep the settings low. I know when it'll be released :p :diablo:
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Wozza, you ever heard of something called search? This topic has been discussed before, so search for it before posting another one.
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FS2006 will be released approx this time next year according to Microsoft.
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ugh...a year to wait...Didnt they bring FS2004 out in 2003? So why cant they bring FS2006 out in 2005?
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ugh...a year to wait...Didnt they bring FS2004 out in 2003? So why cant they bring FS2006 out in 2005?
Why should they? What is so wrong with 2004 that we need a new version urgently? (Apart from the US accents for ATC worldwide) Moggy
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BUGS!! FS2004 has a shed load of bugs! Well in my opinion! Any forum admins around? If so cud u pm me?
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Moggy C, 1)too many bugs as mentioned 2)the ATC accents as mentioned 3)even with AI aircraft and AFCAD files, LHR is never as busy as real life where you hold over London...same story as Dallas, New York, Frankfurt.... 4)On the GPS on the aircraft as I fly to MAN, the runways are indicated on a certain heading so as I line up, it turns out to be about 30 degrees to the left...same story as all the American regional airports might just be another bug.
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ATC?? Guys I really would recommend vatsim. Online atc. It is a much better experience, i cant stand flying offline anymore. Have a look www.vatsim.net Marc
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Moggy C, 1)too many bugs as mentioned 2)the ATC accents as mentioned 3)even with AI aircraft and AFCAD files, LHR is never as busy as real life where you hold over London...same story as Dallas, New York, Frankfurt.... 4)On the GPS on the aircraft as I fly to MAN, the runways are indicated on a certain heading so as I line up, it turns out to be about 30 degrees to the left...same story as all the American regional airports might just be another bug.
1) This is a call for a patch surely, not a complete new programme for which Bill can charge us forty or fifty quid? 2) Agreed 3) Dunno 4) Use the VOR and ILS system like real pilots and stop mucking about with the mickey-mouse GPS? Moggy PS Just playing devil's advocate here, only because we seem to have slipped into this thing of jumping up and down with excitement at the thought of spending a biggish chunk of money every two years, and then wishing for it to come sooner.
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good points there Moggy C about using the VOR and ILS systems...however it will take me a while to learn as I wait for ATC to clear me to land and I bring her in manually...it shows as well. lol
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M$ delayed FS2006 to 2006 due to problems implementing new features such as 3D Water Effects etc.
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whoa..nice. Hopefully the pack will come with more of an array of a/c to begin with.
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Dont count on it...
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i would not count on it either like as andrewm stated! also we will have to wait on patches being made for the pss and probibly other payware and freeware aircraft :(

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I woul like to see: Much better ATC, declaring emergencies, SIDs, STARs, requesting directs to a fix, etc. Yes, IVAO and VATSIM are great but I don´t have a lot of time for flying with MSFS and I can accelerate the sim when offline. Also, IVAO/VATSIM may be empty of people when I fly Improved performace Much better flight dynamics
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I for one look forward to the new version of FS. However, I'm not in a hurry for the next version and am quite happy for the wait. Hopefully they, will fix the bugs, as even with the patch, I still get a fair amount of CTD's and crashes which can of course be fustrating. :mad: I must admit, FS2002 was much better in this respect and it seemed to perform better even on an average system. That said, FS9 has so many more improvements and looks better than 2002 and hopefully the next version will continue that trend and it seems the FS development team have been listening to their customers. :) As for the flight modelling, well this is one of the greatest parts of the sim that is open to all sorts of myths rather than facts. Yes, it does use table based modelling, the default FM's are poor but actually, the FM engine of the FS sims is actually very good if you give it the opportunity! ;) Of course, it is not perfect, and the areas I'd like to see improved are that of supersonic flight, VSTOL/Helicopters and the engine modelling. If they could model supercharges properly then I'd be happy! I would also like to see regional ATC accents, but I doubt this will happen (I may be wrong) purely because of the huge amount of recordings needed for each accent. You can of course record and change them to what ever accent suits (there's an SDK for the ATC) but sadly in FS8 & 9 it can't be used for different regions. :( And talking of the ATC implementation, I wonder if MS have been experimenting with voice avtivated ATC? I'd also like to see the AI performance improved, especially in the circuit, as C172's and the like often fly Bomber Command style circuits which is a pain when you get told to go around or not to take off, yet they are still 5 miles out on final! :rolleyes: Just my 2 pence worth. Cheers Paul
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3)even with AI aircraft and AFCAD files, LHR is never as busy as real life where you hold over London...same story as Dallas, New York, Frankfurt....
Everyone who's flown FS a lot realises that even on a decent system, the AI can be quite a big hit on FS performance. As I understand it, FS9 will adjust the AI depending on your system. Not sure exactly how it works, but I suspect that even if you have it set to 100%, it may only use 75% to help with performance on your particular system. Btw, have you tried one of the AI add on packages such as Ultimate Traffic? These use real airlines schedules and proper airlines and their planes and are supposed to offer a great improvement over the default AI. Cheers Paul
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I'd also like to see the AI performance improved, especially in the circuit, as C172's and the like often fly Bomber Command style circuits Paul
Good to see the AI has got that bit right then. Moggy