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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FSX Acceleration in Private Beta

Many beta testers are already aware that we have entered our beta testing phase, but some may not be aware. If you are a beta tester for us, then please visit the beta forums and participate. We look forward to your feedback. If you’re not a beta tester, I appologize for leaving you out in…

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I’m Feeling a bit Chatty

Not as chatty as Hal mind you. If you haven’t been reading Hal’s blog, you’ve really got to see what he has been up to at AirVenture in Oshkosh. Well worth the read and he has a lot to say about it. As for me, I’m going to skip the hints and innuendo and just…

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Official FSX Acceleration Trailer

Mike has managed to get our video up on fsinsider. Get to the site here. Apparently there were some technical issues getting the HD version posted as it was too large, so they are working on getting that resolved. Let us know what you think of it! Added note: This video uses a relatively new…

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Flight Simulator X Acceleration at E3

E3 has begun and speculation has started regarding our expansion pack. If you’ve been checking my blog periodically, you already know how excited I am about it! There has been a video posted on GameSpot but it’s worth noting that this video is a compilation of b-roll material we shot while in the studio producing our primary trailer…

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"Launch Event" in Reno This Year

If you read this blog much, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Reno National Championship Air Racing event held every September. Like many years past I will be there taking in the sights and sounds of the fastest motorsport on earth. The difference is that this year I’ll be there with a team of…

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