Issues, issues, issues…

I wanted to let all of you know that we are listening, collecting, and discussing the issues and problems some are having with FSX. Our highest concerns are performance issues and activation issues. I know there were some specific activation problems in certain areas of the world that should now be sorted out. That doesn’t…

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One Six Right

What a great aviation film. The team was invited to a private screening of this film in Seattle shown on the latest and greatest Sony HD digital K4 projector and it was spectacular. I get a bit emotional about airplanes and this film hit several nerves for me. When I wasn’t a bit teary eyed I…

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Making Missions More Realistic

I’m  a little surprised by the number of screen shots from missions that show the mission pointer (the green arrows spinning above the objective) and the mission compass (the game-style gauge in the upper left). Although the pointer is extremely useful (which is why we designed it) I tend to turn off the pointer as it’s…

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Easter Eggs in FSX?

Well yes we do have “easter eggs. For those that aren’t familiar with easter eggs in this context, they are hidden things to discover in a game (and sometimes in other types of software). In FSX we have several. Some of them are hidden in missions, and others are hidden in free flight. All told…

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Top 10 Favorite Missions?

We have such a wide spread of mission types, that I would expect the answers to this question to vary quite a bit. I posted this for the beta team as well and received some interesting responses.To get the ball rolling, here are my ten (I tried to just list 5 but that was too…

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First user created mission

Justin (my office mate and fellow designer) downloaded and flew the first user created mission posted for download called “Transport Stranded Passengers.” It’s a flight in a DC-3 originating from Moosonee in Canada. I’m not going to give a review of it per se, as there are other users that will surely do that for the…

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Red Cessna

There have been a lot of questions about why the Red/Gold Cessna is actually white. The answer is a simple one in that it’s a simple bug that was either missed, or postponed in favor of focusing on bigger nastier bugs. The description should have said “White” instead. The best solution would be to have…

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New FSinsider site up

The beginnings of a great new fsinsider is up courtesy of our community team. In the past this site was owned by marketing. Now it is owned by our own team and we have big plans for it. Check it out and be sure to send feedack with comments, questions or ideas for FSX or for…

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Follow-up from Red Bull Air Races in San Francisco

I didn’t go to the event as it just wasn’t in the cards for  me, but Brandon did go and he had a great time. He said the races were awesome with some amazing flying that simply blew his mind. The weather was great, and Red Bull really put on a class act of a…

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Autogen tweak that might help

Many of you have been frustrated that you can’t control the density of autogen trees verses buildings because we only have one slider to cover both of them. Some have also been frustrated that our lowest autogen setting is more dense than FS2004 at max density. If you add these two lines to the [TERRAIN] section of…

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