We’re Done!

Acceleration is now done (the English version and we have 7 more languages to get out the door) and my stress level has dropped to very reasonable levels! This has been a great project with some ups and downs, but mostly just ups. I’m very proud of what we have created and I really believe…

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Reno Day 5

I’m a bit late with this, but Sunday’s racing was awesome. It was touch and go that racing would continue for the weekend at all, but thankfully racing continued. The highlight of the day was the Sunday gold unlimited final and the match-up of Mike Brown in 232 September Fury racing against John Penny in…


Reno Day 4 (Saturday)

Just a quick note to say that we are getting a great reception at the Reno Air Races. The multiplayer races being run every hour in the “public” booth are full every time with a crowd watching from the sidelines. I have primarily been working in the VIP area, but I went to the public…

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Reno Day 2

So today I worked the VIP area in the morning helping folks learn how to fly the Mustang around the Reno course. In general people did pretty well once they realized just how big the course really is. Everyones first instinct is to turn left immediately after passing the first pylon (the scatter pylon) without…

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Acceleration Ready to go in Reno

Well the crew has the two display areas all setup and just about ready to go for tomorrow’s activities. I helped get Acceleration installed on top of FSX and that part went without a hitch. We got all the machines activated, and the network setup then we tweaked the settings slightly (the Intel quad core…

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Crazy World

Or maybe the world just has some really crazy people in it… So I’m following a friend of mine out of the community I live in at 6:00 am (on the way to the airport for my trip to Reno) and when we get to the front gate I see a motorcyclist walk out to…


Gamespot Acceleration Preview

Gamespot has a pretty nice writeup on FSX Acceleration with a bunch of screenshots if you’re interested.

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Realism and FSX Acceleration

There seems to be some anxiety among our hard-core users that FSX is again turning into a game with the release of the Acceleration pack instead of building the sim. We saw the same anxiety with FSX because it included missions. Although there are still some holdouts that refuse to fly a mission (or have…

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