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Started by jskibo, July 13, 2020, 06:03:54 am

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kattz

Quote from: blueskydriver on August 16, 2020, 08:12:59 pmHey Joe, thank you. Also, where did you buy all your PC items, one place or multiple?

Hey Kevin, like Joe, you provided a great shopping list, but where did you purchase everything?

I've been looking at investing into a setup like the two of you have, and in the past I purchased from NewEgg or TigerDirect. Likely, I'll go there again unless you guys have something better...

John

Micro Center, John!  Cheapest around.

And I turned 55 August 12th.

Kev

n4208t

Hey guys.  For those of you using MSFS 2020 and especially those who were in the alpha/beta test program, I was literally just about to buy the sim but noticed something that bothers me.  (I just put a brand new motherboard and the latest i7 processor and a water cooled fan in my main machine and wanted to test it out)

There is a disclaimer on the Microsoft store website that states "This app can
Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs and registry
Access your Internet connection"  It can and does also apparently write to the registry without your permission on doing some additional research.

Microsoft has been including a lot of data mining/retrieval stuff in the latest windows 10 versions and though most of it can be turned off, you have to be aware of it and you have to go looking for it in order to turn it off. MS is getting as bad as Google and Facebook in terms of gathering information about all of us.

I used to do a lot of work with them in the healthcare and predictive analytics arena and they are very different company than they used to be.

Any of the beta testers have any comments/insight on this aspect of the new sim?  I personally think there is way too much invasion of everyone's privacy and though I have nothing to hide, I do not like the idea of anyone, including Microsoft, gathering info from my activities.  That is one reason why I really like stand-alone programs.

Comments?

Steve

n4208t

Clarification ... not looking to start a conversation about privacy or data mining etc.  Just wondering if anyone knows exactly what information the software actually gathers and, to what extent, it is sending info back to Microsoft.

Thanks.

bernard S

here here i get super vexed about i use stnd alone as much as pos i am lucky my sim is stand alone ..they want two things and in this order  your info then your bucks .. 

blueskydriver

One of the better YT videos I've seen thus far concerning MSFS 2020 hardware.

https://youtu.be/y6RIvvMPBTg

John
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Joe Lavery

August 25, 2020, 01:23:33 am #55 Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 01:25:09 am by Joe Lavery
That's an interesting video indeed, but he hasn't considered the 1080Ti which was last years top card, now cheaper that even the 2070 card which it outperforms by some margin.
I have two systems running the 1080Ti, I get 30-35 fsp with settings set at ULTRA in MSFS 2020, no stutters at all, this is at 4K resolution.
Yet one of our writers runs a similar setup and gets poor performance. In the same way I had no issues at all installing the program, but I see many others have had all sorts of problems. I guess it's still something of a lottery until they iron out all these issues. 

Just my 2 cents :-)
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jackpilot

Joe, they know who you are and they sent you the ultimate version nobody has (including themselves)  :D


Jack

Joe Lavery

Now that I never thought of Jack ....   8) ;)  :)
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KyleH

Quote from: blueskydriver on August 24, 2020, 08:37:00 pmOne of the better YT videos I've seen thus far concerning MSFS 2020 hardware.

https://youtu.be/y6RIvvMPBTg

John

IT's NOT A 'GAME!'

:)
Kyle

Chief Pilot
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

Joe Lavery

Hey Kyle, don't tell all those X-Box players, we want as many people buying it to keep MS developing it.  :laugh:  8)
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'
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jackpilot

August 26, 2020, 04:56:02 pm #60 Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 05:04:37 pm by jackpilot
Quote from: KyleH on August 25, 2020, 08:18:40 amIT's NOT A 'GAME!'



I"m afraid it is !
Outer skin is nice though

Most people have a sweet spot for aviation and flying, hence the buzz around that "NEW" Flight simulator because it LOOKS terrific.
Awe effect. Well done MS !
What we expect from a "non game" Flightsim is totally alien to the gaming crowd and they are the majority.
Stick with aerospace people.
My two cents
Jack


Jack

bernard S

August 27, 2020, 01:08:33 pm #61 Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 01:14:49 pm by bernard S
well for those that require higher fps  how about 1000 out of an i7    stupid like being worth 200b but can be done    why stupid   eye can not register 1000fps and brain can not imgine 200b as dollars

Joe Lavery

Some real thought provoking information there Bernard.... I think!!!  8)  :)  ;D  :laugh:
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RayS

Ray Sotkiewicz

jackpilot

August 28, 2020, 04:17:55 pm #64 Last Edit: August 28, 2020, 04:26:41 pm by jackpilot
Check the video, not a peep of turbulence, clear smooth sailing...! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqqUiXztuws&feature=emb_logo

Seems like Media are discovering Flight simulation.
Soon it will allow personal no cost travel..no need to get out of your couch.


Jack

blueskydriver

Anyone watch the NVIDIA live announcement? I did, here comes RTX 3080 on September 17th...

As I was saying, every new cycle of flight simulator is tied to needing better hardware; unless, you already had it right before.

Oh well, now waiting for the 17th...lol!

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Joe Lavery

Just had the MSFS 2020 update from Microsoft today. I haven't checked it all out yet but I guess the updated notes will be worth a read.
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'
www.pcpilot.net

kattz

September 02, 2020, 04:11:48 pm #67 Last Edit: September 03, 2020, 08:34:40 am by kattz
Quote from: blueskydriver on September 01, 2020, 12:04:02 pmAnyone watch the NVIDIA live announcement? I did, here comes RTX 3080 on September 17th...

As I was saying, every new cycle of flight simulator is tied to needing better hardware; unless, you already had it right before.

Oh well, now waiting for the 17th...lol!

John

Hey, John,

The 3XXX-series will use PCIe 4.0 is my understanding and not be backwards-compatible to PCIe 3.X. 

Later edit:  John, the cards will support PCIe 3.x.  They will also support PCIe 4.0.

I'm planning to pick up the 3080.  3090 is nice, but... maybe.

Kev

Joe Lavery

Just a few notes on MSFS:
Microsoft announced yesterday that in the first 7 days they sold over 1 million copies and those "pilots" flew over a billion miles. So of course the more people that buy it the more investment they will make.

Also the update has fixed the Simconnect issue, with users reporting average frame rates of up to 60 fsp. Also for those that use Arduino and particularly those that use MobiFlight. The new update works perfectly with the FSUIPC 7 Beta. That of course means for the controls that have been implemented. Some aircraft still have some buttons and switches that are marked as INOP.

Joe.
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'
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Joe Lavery

September 16, 2020, 02:59:24 am #69 Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 03:00:39 am by Joe Lavery
Hi all,
In case those who are testing MSFS have not found it yet there is a website dedicated to freeware and other stuff for the new platform:
It's nicely laid out, has a forum and a Discord, more importantly the download speeds are very good at the moment, I guess they will add a tiered premium method once they get enough users, like flightsim.com did. The site is:

https://flightsim.to

Up to the time of writing they have:

85 new or adapted airports
108 landmarks, things like stadiums bridges and other items missing or badly made in the sim.
Approximately 200 new liveries covering many of the aircraft.

If you don't feel like browsing there's a master list of each element with hyperlinks. Some are very good and others are just a bit better than the original, but worth a look. I've installed a few and they fit pretty well into the sim. It's just a matter of dropping the item folder into your Community folder; that's it.
There is generally instructions on how to do this anyway.

Incidentally I have no connection with this site, so as usual it's your decision whether to use this stuff or not.  8)  :laugh:

Cheers
Joe.

'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'
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Joe Lavery

September 18, 2020, 12:50:45 am #70 Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 01:35:40 am by Joe Lavery
Another patch released last night, 11GB should fix a few issues.
(Correction the patch is actually 15.69 GB) I've just installed it!  :-)
'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!'
www.pcpilot.net

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