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Posted: Jan 4 2006, 10:27 PM
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I have transcribed the announcement made by Microsoft just a few minutes ago at CES 2006. Notice a few key pieces of information that I have typed in bold.

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"Microsoft Flight Simulator has been around now for over 20 years! Every time the PC has improved in its performance, its capability, its graphics ability - MSFS has really been there to take advantage of those opportunites. I've brought with me a sneak preview of the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It's a really immersive environment that's being led by Windows Vista graphics and the next generation of DirectX. You can see the realism of the reflection...I'm actually going to drive...try to drive...with my XBox 360 controller plugged directly into my Windows Vista PC. You can really start to see the smoke from the boat..the independent and kind of live light that you see with the waves...with some of the birds and the trees that you'll start to see. This is the immersive environment that people expect from PC gaming with the next generation of Windows PCs...Windows Vista really starts to deliver. [flys by island in the sim] Off the west coast of Maui, it's not a bad place to be. The game developers actually have a little bit more than a year to continue working on the product, so the final product is going to be even better. But one thing's for sure, gaming is going to be awesome on Windows Vista."
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Posted: Jan 4 2006, 10:33 PM
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Thanks Jon! FSX looks great.
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Posted: Jan 4 2006, 11:02 PM
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This is the best day of my life!!!!!!! j/k But looks cool. thumbsup.gif

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Major improvements...awesome work, can't wait. cool.gif
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omg.... I just died.... Now I need to save for the new dual core system..... LOL or maybe microsoft decided to make the sim more efficient.....

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looks like an uprated FS2004 to me. Hope theres more to it than that?

But looking at some og those shots - other than the water textures - I've seen Mango take better shots with his payware on FS9!



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Lol Some financial company beat you to the address Jon laugh.gif

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Lol Some financial company beat you to the address Jon  laugh.gif

Yeah, by about 7 years. laugh.gif Not to worry, flightsimx.com is accounted for. wink.gif
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Truely looks spectacular!
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QUOTE (Jon @ Jan 4 2006, 09:05 PM)
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Lol Some financial company beat you to the address Jon  laugh.gif

Yeah, by about 7 years. laugh.gif Not to worry, flightsimx.com is accounted for. wink.gif

Good work on the domain name, Jon & Brad. thumbsup.gif
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Well, to play that game I'll have to buy a new computer, a $500 operating system and throw my payware to the garbage. Wow. mellow.gif

But I have to admit that FSX should be cool cool.gif laugh.gif

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QUOTE (mxc2007 @ Jan 5 2006, 01:19 AM)
Well, to play that game I'll have to buy a new computer, a $500 operating system and throw my payware to the garbage. Wow. mellow.gif

But I have to admit that FSX should be cool cool.gif laugh.gif

Microsoft is making FSX backward compatible with most FS9 payware. thumbsup.gif
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Posted: Jan 5 2006, 01:30 AM
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QUOTE (Jon @ Jan 5 2006, 01:21 AM)
QUOTE (mxc2007 @ Jan 5 2006, 01:19 AM)
Well, to play that game I'll have to buy a new computer, a $500 operating system and throw my payware to the garbage.  Wow. mellow.gif

But I have to admit that FSX should be cool  cool.gif  laugh.gif

Microsoft is making FSX backward compatible with most FS9 payware. thumbsup.gif

Cool !

But that thing about the $500 OS is still there. I hope there will be a version for XP users.
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Posted: Jan 5 2006, 01:31 AM
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Well, FSX will be compatible with Windows XP, but is optimized for Windows Vista and DirectX 10.
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