1. subcon959

    OP subcon959 teh retro
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    The day has arrived, I'm super excited! Installing right now (92GB!!) will give some initial impressions if I can drag myself away from it.

    [​IMG]

    Getting Game Pass has finally paid off.
     
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    Congratulations. bravo.gif

    On Steam it says 150 GB on HDD...:wacko:
     
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  3. subcon959

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    Half hour later and still only 20% downloaded so my excitement is starting to fade :rofl:

    I still think it's a great deal to have it on Game Pass as it was only £1 to upgrade my Xbox Live. I just hope it actually works after installing all day :!:
     
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    Readin from the first "Reactions" you need an "Up to Date" Windows 10.
    And it is maybe no Coincidence that the Nvidia Drivers also got an Update the last Days.:)
     
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  5. subcon959

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    Been playing all day it's such an amazing simulator. I wish flight yokes were cheaper as this definitely deserves one. It is a PC killer though so good hardware is a must to get the full graphical glory.

    Between this and F1 racing I don't need any other games for a while.
     
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  6. p1ngpong

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    I need to get this downloaded soon, I haven't played a flight sim in ages. It will be very immersive to play it on a big curved ultrawide and my throttle a yoke set.
     
  7. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.
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    It's never a coincidence that video drivers update before or shortly after a major game releases. "Game-Ready" drivers has been a thing for years.

    I'm still waiting on mine to download. It's a shame it didn't preload shit but that's the Microsoft/Xbox Store for you.
     
  8. subcon959

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    Beautiful night time flying over my region..

    [​IMG]
     
  9. FAST6191

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    Things have improved somewhat since I played my last simulator (F-22 raptor from the late 90s, though would have probably been early 2000s when I got it in a multi disc pack from PC-world).
     
  10. TheCasualties

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    Looks like 2 PB (PETA Bytes, aka 2,097,152 GB or 2048 TB of cache data for the entire world's high res satellite data!

    Fascinating.

    Edit: saw a few reports of people using the Hoodlum release downloading satellite data. Still unclear if they have the highRes online cache access. No live weather updates on cracked.
     
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    So for anyone playing this without actually stealing it, I noticed the initial download was very small, the game launches and then it is checking for updates for a while without doing anything. I really can not be bothered sitting here having something full screened while 100gb downloads if that is the case. Can anyone confirm that the devs have no respect for peoples time or not?

    Actually looking at the screenshot in OPs post again I can see that is exactly what they expect. Absolutely fuck that and uninstalled.
     
  12. linuxares

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    I've "borrowed" a copy shall try it later today. Mostly because I've heard about a butt ton of bugs. So I rather test it before buying it.
     
  13. subcon959

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    Cruising over NYC..

    [​IMG]

    I cropped my desktop out of the screenshot, you can absolutely hide the window and even mute that annoying music while it's installing.
     
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    I'll probably get it after I build my new PC this fall. First place I'm flying to is of course Epstein's island.
     
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    Upgrading to more Airports and Planes seems very,very expensive......:(
     
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    i doubt my Xeon E5 would barely scratch the requirements
     
  17. subcon959

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    I don't think I'm supposed to land here..

    [​IMG]
     
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    No Worries,after the next Update the Location is displayed correct:

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    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    My hometown got a lot right but also a lot wrong. Also one of the buildings that being built is already there. MSFS is in the future!
     
  20. subcon959

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    It's a bit weird. They use a lot of generic buildings but overlayed with real data, so for example my house is a generic object but the car, caravan and conservatory are actual real images! It blew my mind that I could fly over my actual car in a game.
     
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