Items tagged with Flight Simulator

Most of us will never get the chance to sit in the cockpit of an actual commercial jet or perform barrel rolls in something smaller. The next best thing is to take to the skies in a computerized simulation, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator as been the gold standard in the consumer space for a long time. A new version is in the wings, and there is a new alpha build coming out. Microsoft announced it will be opening up testing for the Tech Alpha 2 build. Anyone who was selected to participate in the Tech Alpha 1 should expect an email on updates to the Tech Alpha 2 build, as they have been automatically registered. Microsoft says it will provide updates on the timeline for the Tech Alpha 2 release... Read more...
The future of Microsoft's acclaimed and beloved Flight Simulator product has been up in the air since early in 2009, when layoffs hit Flight Simulator staff. In fact, there hadn't been a refresh of the franchise since 2006. Until now. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the latest revision of the game, dropping the "Simulator" portion of the name as well as any reference to numbering. Much as with movies like "Batman Begins" the name implies a reboot of the series, but not all the way back to the original days where you might fly a Sopwith Camel in B/W (as in the first Flight Simulator). Microsoft also added there will be an online component to the new game through Windows Live. In the past, Flight... Read more...
Hey folks, JeffB dropping in for a spell to share a little triple monitor gaming with ya!  This is a bit of a personal triumph getting this set up to work with Vista and NVIDIA's current drivers.  Two 20" monitors are driven by a GeForce 8800GTX and the third by a GeForce 7600GT.  It's hard to get these two cards to play nice on the same system and the 7600GT is holding me back from DX10, but still, it looks pretty sweet.  Average FPS is around 12 and the flight is generally fluid unless I pull a fast bank.  There's room for improvement, like another 8800GTX and this puppy, but overall, it's surprisingly playable.  The only major drawback with... Read more...