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May 12th, 2019 at 6:45:20 PM permalink
DRich
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What is the latest professional flight simulator? I am not interested in games or military, just the best realistic flight sim.

I was upset when Microsoft quit doing theirs as it was pretty good. I'm going back ten years or so.
May 13th, 2019 at 6:57:58 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: DRich
What is the latest professional flight simulator? I am not interested in games or military, just the best realistic flight sim.

I was upset when Microsoft quit doing theirs as it was pretty good. I'm going back ten years or so.


I haven't loaded one up in a long time, but I believe FlightGear and X-Plane are still at the top of the heap, and are under active development.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlightGear

https://www.flightgear.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Plane_(simulator)

https://www.x-plane.com/

http://www.x-plane.org/
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May 13th, 2019 at 10:45:55 AM permalink
rxwine
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I started playing one of those city building games that is almost always showing up in my news feeds. Wasn’t much skill involved but I played for a year until I finally deleted it.
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May 13th, 2019 at 6:03:56 PM permalink
Dalex64
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There is a sinmcity app game.

They all end up being the same thing - a lot of waiting, or decide to pay for the things you are waiting for.

I am playing star trek fleet command now - same thing- fire off an action and wait.

P.s. I refuse to pay a single cent for those games.

The traditional games - full SimCity , Civ V - you could just play and play.

There was some waiting involved, or some resource gathering, but nothing like the "micro-transaction" economy (or waiting) that has become the norm in casual/app gaming.
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May 15th, 2019 at 7:10:56 PM permalink
rxwine
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Anyone have a recommended version of Civilization VI. Should I get something with add-ons, or just the standard?

Also, I see something listed as Digital PC, versus PC. What is Digital PC?
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May 15th, 2019 at 7:45:47 PM permalink
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Unsure about your second question. I'm familiar with the comparison terms "digital v physical", aka download via internet v download via a physical disk, but clueless as to what Digital PC v PC means.

On the DLC, I personally favor reluctance except in certain situations. As I am loath to ever burn a dollar, I don't spend without certainty and so usually only ever buy the base game and get expansions once it's proved. In this case my faith in Civ borne of 2k+hrs of non-waning pleasure in V made me comfortable enough to splurge straight away, though the 80% off was certainly the catalyst.
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May 16th, 2019 at 7:50:50 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: Dalex64
I haven't loaded one up in a long time, but I believe FlightGear and X-Plane are still at the top of the heap, and are under active development.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlightGear

https://www.flightgear.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Plane_(simulator)

https://www.x-plane.com/

http://www.x-plane.org/


Thank you.

I just read a review that said FlightGear is the best free flight simulator. What would be considered the best overall? Our company is looking at getting a few new planes and I want to brush up on my familiarity.
May 16th, 2019 at 11:53:23 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Well, like I said I've been out of touch, so this really a long-standing impression or feeling of mine.

There are several other flight simulators out there, but I think the best free one under continuing develoment is FlightGear and the best paid one under continuing development is X-Plane.

You can still get MSFS-X from Steam, by the way. People are still keeping it alive. It was written in 2006.

There is a Lockheed Martin flight simulator https://www.prepar3d.com/ which I think is based on MSFS-X, but is specifically licensed NOT for entertainment.
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