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  1. Didn't look like Thorpe Park was there and Nothing at Blackpool... that includes no Tower or Piers... it looks like theyve just randomised buildings for the non proper 3d modeled ones, still looks great mind.


    If you check out the windows 10 store app (its free) Earth View - Map 3d - Thats the same data apparantly, so any proper 3d models in taht will be in the game, everything else looks like it will be randomised


    I did however chase the sun as I took off from blackpool at dusk and it was stunning, did a short jaunt to the Isle of Mann , figured out how to contact ATC and sort my landing permissions out etc... I'm going to love this game!

  2. hard to tell, all random.... seem to be US based as notice quite a few american trucks driving round, very weird seeing them driving around housing estates too! The other odd thing is they dont seem to slow down, they'll go into a dead end and just flip round... tbh they;re fine... you mainly notice them when your low and crossing over a motorway coming into land or something and you can see streams of traffic

  3. Basically, go take a look at bing maps in 3d... its the same map..


    Whilst cities etc look amazing, the countryside is a different matter, tree placement seems completely off... Iceland for instance isn't exactly known for being covered in trees (there are hardly any), the south coast is all lava fields and ash sand plains, yet it appears to have fuck loads of trees everywhere... similarly the lake district here, the tops of all the mountains and fells are covered in forests, when the forests are down in the valleys. I'm guessing there's some kind of procedural placement going on that needs tweaking as it looks really odd to see the top of scafell pike covered in trees.


    Weather patterns are already real-time and there's already the slip streaming in of real aircraft traffic. If i'm honest, i'm not sure theres much of a market for a hardcore flight sim on a console is there? It's not the sort of game you can sit on the sofa and play, you need a proper desk setup with HOTAS etc to get the most out of it.. I can;t imagine many people woud want to sit staring at a plane dashboard on their 55" plasma for 5 hours straight.

  4. OK, things that they need to sort out....




    Ye sit use satellite data, but its pretty patchy in some places and it seems liek they just stick trees everywhere... Th Lake District and Iceland are covered in forests, when in reality there arnt any (The tops of mountains dont have trees on them in real life)


    I'msure these will come with 3rd party terrrain packs.

  5. Badly I should think. The install is 100gb at the moment... I don’t think it’s the sort of game suited to a console... it’s the sort of thing you make up your own flight panels for and run 3 monitors for each view 


    just prop planes like Cessna etc at the mo...a320 is due to be unlocked in the next day or so.


    VR in this would be superb.

  6. It's utterly phenomenal!


    If you have even the slightest interest in flying aircraft properly then this is the sim to get, no questions.


    Just took off from Keflavik in Iceland in a Daher TBM 930 .. unfortunately I had real weather on and visibility was under 50ft.. Sat on the runway I could just about make out either side...

    so Cloud base was pretty much at eZro feet and I climbed to about 12k... then you can see a bright circle in the clouds, and you realize its the sun... it dips in an out as the clouds thicken and lessen until yoo emerge from the clouds into brilliant sunshine.... utterly utterly gob smacking stuff.

  7. Its fucking stunning though... it really is, I set clouds to medium and they're at about 6k feet, you fly through them and its like being there... and whilst under them you can see patches of the land in front lit from the sun as it breaches through.... a very very pretty game.... the flight model seems fairly accurate, very simliar to the couple of flights I've done in real life.

  8. On 21/02/2020 at 12:44, Jashin said:

    I’m not sure i understand why the premise is invalid? Fair enough though, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the missions at least.


     I don’t get your second point either really. I don’t enjoy straight flight sims, never have since I started gaming in the mid 80’s. Apologies if my post was misconstrued to mean that sims weren’t ‘proper gaming’ somehow, that wasn’t my intention. They’re just not for me, with regard to flight sims anyway.

    if you don’t enjoy straight sim then I might offer that something called “Microsoft Fligh Simulator” is probably nor for you.

  9. I'd wager that both consoles will be fairly similar, one might be slightly faster than the other, but in the grand schemes no one will really notice... life will go on, games will come out and the world will continue to turn.


    The Xbox will have some great exclusives, the PS5 will have some great exclusives and both will have oodles of the same game.

  10. Yup... even thought you know whats going to happen, its fucking hilarious just watching the soul get ripped out from everyone and stamped on...


    It's the best doc for showing what being a football fan really means, Kudos to the Black Cats for allowing it...

  11. Yes! Season 2 of Sunderland Till I die is out in a couple of weeks! It's probably the greatest fly-on-the-wall sports docu ever, mainly because it's proper warts and all, nothing is hidden from the viewer, which makes for pretty amusing viewing!

  12. 21 hours ago, RYAN WHITELAW said:

    The sound design is awful compared to PUBG or BF. 




    This, it makesit borderline unplayable at times.


    Gun shots that sound close end up being 1k away, footsteps seem to magically appear when they are 5 feet from you and the vertical sounds are way more messed than pubg's.



    For all PUBG's faults, the sounds are for me second to none. All the guns sound different, you can tell what someones shooting and with what muzzel attachments from sound alone. You can accurately tell how far away someone is just from the sound of the weapon.... if someone is popping off a Kar98, you can tell that they're 400m away and probably not looking at you.. but most of all, its realistic.... gun shots actually sound like proper gunshots and not hollywood shoot bang whizz.


    They also need to reduce the volume on stuff like the pointless intro everytime you play, sort that out and theyre onto a winner

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