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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2018, 09:11:13 PM »
I am mostly a combat flight sim guy, but for a few years there when I was in Hawaii I got pretty heavily into flying civilian airliners to the point I joined a virtual airline.  I have never been able to adequately explain it, but there is/was something extremely soothing about driving a civilian 737 or MD88 through the virtual skies. 

And, as with the survey, I actually preferred the short-haul airliners and shorter routes.  More interaction with the cockpit I suppose.

When I started simming in the early 2000s I did a lot of GA flying. But when I got back into it a few years, I've flown airliners almost exclusively. I completely agree with how soothing/relaxing it can be. Once you get into the climb and cruise there's not much to do but sit back, relax, and take endless amounts of screenshots. Haven;t gotten to a point where I've joined a VA. I've looked into a few, Westwind, Delta and BA virtual, but never pulled the trigger on signing up.

Same for the typical routes flown, but for me its more of a time issue. I normally do most of my flying on the weekends, and don't really want to spend 6 hours or more crossing the pond or doing another super long haul flight.
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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 01:13:19 AM »
my career as a flight simmer started exactly in here  ^-^





at that time as a beginner physics student i thought: Would be so cool do have this at home on a "Personal owned Computer" and i will be stunned by what will be possible in the future to come, ….and so it was O0
 
it was a time when as a student you could still gave a staple of punch-cards to the computation center to run your little Fortran program and got a printout next day. thankfully replaced by remote terminals in dedicated rooms and later by a remote terminal (you can see those in Alien1, and display had green text only) in every office room in the physics department, each to share with a handful of office mates   


it took a while and i had this on my C64

(i remember i had a 911 precognition, i tried to pass between the towers  ...and thought what a mess if a plane would actually try that)   

and better and better sims on the Amiga500 and later PC


played a hell out of Lucas Arts  Battle of Britain

my interest mostly remained in combat and especially in CAS  ...like in the very first sim: strafing
,plus unguided rockets, not so into bombing  ...maybe beside Stukas :D

so i was all exited about Cliffs of Dover before the release  ….but like we all know, it was a mess with all the bugs beside devs and later modders trying to improve it. 

civil simulation:
i like to fly, start (and maybe land) a bush plane in xplane10 , if the landscape is as real and as photorealistic as it gets from 300m flight level
i have zero interest in starting a Airbus380 with all the procedures in DUS and proper land it in LAX so   
but enjoy the DCS simulation of cold start and getting a UH-1 gunship in the air and flying a mission … i miss a DC- Nam map so 

...so looking back it was along rough ride until the DCS 2.5.3 we have now.
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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 01:18:04 AM »
  The quality wings 787 for p3d and the Toliss A319 for xplane have a skip to waypoint feature that's been amazing for cutting down long haul flights.  I usually skip from top of climb right through to top of decent, just focus on the important stuff that way.

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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2018, 02:27:37 PM »
I would give my left nut for a Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe remake :(
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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 07:26:23 AM »
I would give my left nut for a Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe remake :(

Same here, even if all they did was increase the resolution to 800x600.

OTOH, they could include a few new 'aircraft'...

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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2019, 07:48:30 AM »
SWotL  ...if development cycle at DCS and 3dparty would not take literarily yeeears, we already had a decent makeshift follow up. ::)

at least they speak about the  Me262 so add a Komet and a Natter
(why does development of the software representation takes longer then development the f-ing real things in history)

and what happend to the Ju87 development?
I want a Battle of Britain 1940 too
level bombers can be AI driven, so we need the Hurricane and the Me 110 and some ground structures, for example radar masts
i have read a SouthEngland map may be in the making… ?     

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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2019, 11:34:11 AM »
A Me262 game (newer than IL1946) is very necessary...with a LucasArts-style 1945 campaign where players can play as the Reich or the Allies. We need this. Add the Komet in there too and wow.
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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »
I'm game for a new version of secret weapons mainly because I missed out on the original. No way am I playing that date thing now, but I would love to experience it with modern graffics.

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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
Same. I played LucasArts Battle of Britain for what must have been 1000 hours but could not afford Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe at the time. I totally missed out :(
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Re: 2018 Flight Sim survey
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2019, 06:21:47 PM »
I enjoy flying the B-17 a lot in SWotL.