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Really looking forward to this one. I just wish they'd mention a release date. Or a release quarter. Or a hint like "before Christmas".

And yes, I know software development is hard. I spent a career doing it. Smile
 
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I think it is supposed to be fall sometime. Ill probably buy the yet to be released Xbox X just to play this game (a lot cheaper than building a gaming computer!)




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Alright one more screenshot, I just couldn't help myself.





 
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And here is a video showing some of the ground movement. To say it's impressive would be an understatement.




 
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Where are the fighters? Guns, bombs, enemy targets.


No chance, huh?


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Sorry boss man, appears not. Although there are usually 3rd party developers who create fighter jets for it, but they don't have the ability to use weapons as far as I know.




 
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The best combat flight sim IMHO - IL-2 Sturmovik. Tanks too if your into that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfDMh9KACew

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Just imagine of there was a combat version of this. I see now that Microsoft has not made a combat flight sim in a long time, and that's a shame. I had so much fun and got so much enjoyment out of MS Combat Flight Simulator, I can't even begin to tell you. I guess that kind of thing is too 'aggressive' now, huh?

Where's the fun in flying around if you can't shoot at stuff?


I'm with you Para. I remember that game from the late 90's and could play it for hours. Put me in a A-10 and let me strafe some enemy tanks or do some Air 2 Air!




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I'll have to get this now! It looks incredible. I'm guessing no one played Air Warrior, but it was the best combat sim out there. I've tried War Thunder but it just doesn't do it for me.


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Well, just ordered 32 gigs of ram because I only have 8 and 16 is recommended. Also picking up an RTX 2070 Super. Currently have a 970, but want those sweet ultra graphics.
 
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Eye candy and add-ons are great and all, but what's the flight model like? I started with flight sims on subLOGIC FS2 on a C=64 a *long* time ago. Been through just about every one released and X-Plane has much more realistc flight modeling than MSFS ever did. Maybe they got it right this time.
 
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Where's the fun in flying around if you can't shoot at stuff?

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Would Phoscheck drop in a Forrest fire work ?
Or crop duster sim?





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Would Phoscheck drop in a Forrest fire work ?
Or crop duster sim?


These aren't really simulators. Computer games, but definitely not simulators.

Replicating fire drops isn't possible. Whatever someone puts on a laptop won't come close. Or ag work, either.

Simuflite, I think, has a sim for the Air Tractor 802, but it's only real value is engine starts and malfunctions. Outside of that, there's only one place to learn it, see it, or do it, and that's in the cockpit.

The National Aerial Firefighting Academy is held in Sacramento each year, and features a room of "simulators" that are set up to feature generic lead aircraft, air attack platforms, helicopters, single engine air tankers, or heavy air tankers; each has the graphics and a non-motion cockpit to sit in, and all are linked to a joint software so that numerous aircraft can show up at a fire simulation. Everyone is linked in on headsets to communicate, and the entire simulation starts with a fire dispatch, all the way out to entering the fire traffic area, the drop, and the load and return at to the tanker base. Each cockpit has yokes, sticks, throttles, power levers, collectives, cyclics, etc. And multiple screens with graphics.

It isn't remotely close to realistic. More of a communication exercise. Mindbending graphics wouldn't make it more realistic, either.

If you want to simulate that, put on clothes over clothes, heavy boots, gloves, and a helmet and pick a good 120 degree day. Sit in your car with no windowshades, roll up the windows, and give it an hour or so to get the feel. Then drive it off a cliff into a fire with more energy than an atomic bomb. It's a start.
 
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