Post on Avsim from Phil Taylor

If you are interested in what the ACES perf team is doing, you should read his post and the various responses. http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=121&topic_id=368340&mode=full

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Hello from Holland

I spent the morning with my daughter watching cartoons and playing some rousing Sponge Bob games, I dropped into the office for about an hour to wrap up a couple of things before departing for the airport. It was pooring rain and traffic was gridlock on all freeways, so I nearly missed my flight. After…

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Vista and DX10 Perf?

Many have asked what Vista will do for perf both with and without DX10 hardware. Considering Vista isn’t final yet, we don’t actually know what perf will be like on the final version. There are users running FSX on Vista and I don’t think they are seeing any perf gain by doing so, but I…


Patches or no patches?

We are working on the top issues end users are having with FSX with teams of people dedicated to solving the problems at hand. When exactly we will have something worthy of distribution is still unknown, which is why we aren’t promising anything right now other than the commitment we already made regarding the DX10…

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PC Gamer

The last few days before departing for this trip to Holland, I was working on a small strategy guide for PC Gamer covering several missions in FSX. I hadn’t played any missions for several weeks as I have been working on other secret stuff, but it was fun replaying the missions in question, working out…


FS on Xbox?

Speculation abounds about what our intentions may be with the Xbox 360, so I thought I would address some of my thoughts on the subject. First off, we have no plans to move FS to the Xbox. We have been a PC title for 25 years and our technology reflects this heritage. That alone isn’t…


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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