Civilian Flight Sim thread

You can already see that if you pause some of the low altitude shots in the trailer:

I’m sure it will be improved before release, but I’d expect that to still be the drawback with this kind of use of satelite imagery. It’s still going to be the best looking thing out there.

OK mind blown. When I was watching the ground and cars driving… I literally forgot for a second that this was a sim and not a real life drone video.

I’m sure there’s all kinds of places where the satellite data extrapolation + the Azure AI has combined to make something that doesn’t look great - it’s just the reality with procedurally generating terrain, trees, etc. for the entire planet.

Some areas they might have to do some manual work on, and I’m sure there’ll be months, if not years,
of people bringing different random areas to their attention, for looking funky.

Even then, if you’re at flying height, these places all probably look awesome.

Dear universe, please use this and make a survival game where I play an Alaskan bush pilot, can get out of my plane, and have a ‘The Long Dark’ survival experience. Thanks.

I’ll just be happy if I can get a Spitfire Mk IX, VR and this sim. God it looks great! @Anklebiter did you catch that shot near the end of the cities vid, where he trench-runs a Venice canal? I’d say this thing holds up fairly well at 50 feet!

It’s going to be similar to this but with aproper rendering engine + postprocessing:

https://cdn.melown.com/vts/melown2015/unity/world/?pos=obj,14.824911,50.290860,fix,259.81,1.92,-54.01,0.00,251.20,45.00

Some more detail, most likely, bu on the ballpark.

They are making it, but it’s all gone a bit quiet.

So this was my one purchase during the Steam sale.

So far it’s FASCINATING. It adds a meta layer that turns FS into something of a Euro Truck Sim, complete with cargo, passenger and humanitarian missions.

For me there’s just one problem:

Before you can take missions, you have to pass a flight test. I’m so rusty at FS that I can’t pass the landing. Four attempts so far and every one a failure.

Gonna keep trying though, because I would love to haul some tinsel to a nearby airport (apparently there are seasonal cargoes as well).

So yeah, really nifty thing, this.

You might enjoy this as well: http://www.fseconomy.net/

It has been years since I’ve done it though.

Oh neat, thanks!

I’m really hoping they will do the same thing for new the MSFS. Like Air Hauler it gives you something to do while flying around.

God right? I need stuff to do in my games these days.

What is it? I can’t see Steam links at work.

It’s called Air Hauler 2, and in it you create an air shipping company which can take missions, make money, hire AI pilots and so on. Basically adds a business meta layer to the game and makes it like Euro Truck Sim 2.

If you add air pirate attacks, you’d have Higher for Hire: The Game, which would be wonderful.

Nice, I’ll have to check it out! I keep hoping that Dead Stick will be kind of the same thing if it ever comes out.

What’s this?

Sigh, yeah, not holding my breath for this one.

Oh, that was the business that Baloo the Bear worked for in the '90s Disney cartoon Tale Spin. Substitute that for “Tales of the Gold Monkey” if you prefer.

Oh God, you’d think I’d remember that.

Been following what Felipe’s been doing since KSP for awhile now. It’s nice to see it get some publicity.