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    Microsoft Flight Simulator to be given away free


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    I'll stick with FSX, it's not that good

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    I'll stick with FS9/FSX as well. I think microsoft have upset a lot of the flightsim community (that use MS FS) judging by posts on avsim/flightsim.
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    Chocks away

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    I was signed up for the Beta program of Microsoft Flight. Graphically, it is very impressive - but it is certainly designed to be more accessible by non flightsim fans. You only have to look at 360 gamepad support in this to see the changes. My impressions were mixed, it's nice they're making it free to play, but having to pay for additional locations? Naa.. I'd rather have an all-in-one retail package. Stick with FSX, you can't go wrong there.

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    Just downloaded it! not really played flight SIMS before. I kinda like it although I am playing it with a 360 controller

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    Well, I *think* it's out of beta now and available for download here: Microsoft Flight

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    Oh, and it's a 1.5Gb download via a download/install manager so no setup files to squirrel away for a rainy day

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    Think it's available via Steam as well.

    Edit: It is...

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/20..._7_suggest__13
    Last edited by Rawns; 19th April 2012 at 12:24 PM.

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    I've been playing this for about a week now. I still prefer FSX but I do like flight for a quick game.

    I don't like how you have to buy an aircraft (1200 ms points, about £10 i think) to be able to do cargo jobs etc.

    I can see myself getitng bored of this soon.

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    £10 for a plane? DLC really is running out of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    £10 for a plane? DLC really is running out of control.
    It's basically saying 'this game is free but if you want to do anything more than fly around or a few missions you have to buy dlc at around £5-£10 for each item'.

    Which makes the free version, in effect, a demo.

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    That's how Free to Play works and is normal, but for £10 I'd expect more than just a plane. The point of Micro-Transactions is in the name, micro. The model was supposed to work with transactions of around £1 or less but companies like Microsoft have been substantially bumping up the cost. THey are going to collapse the whole business model at this rate and price the gamers out of their own hobby.

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    Can I run this on my Mac?

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    Any of you guys got the saitek proflight system???

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