Nice French bird due up for FSX

http://www.pilote-virtuel.com/viewtopic.php?id=2130 some interesting shots in there, including a working ejection seat and, it looks like, a launchable air-air missile. the site is claiming SP2 compat, although I dont see any shots of VC shadows so it is hard to tell if it is “full SP2 compat with DX10” or “SP2 DX9 only”. it also appears…

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Interesting "rumors" about the next-gen ATI and NV parts surfacing

here for ATI and here for NV. the “Related News” links on both pages have more tidbits. it will be interesting to see if the rumors pan out to be true. this does point to the fact that newer, faster hardware is coming on both the GPU and the CPU side.

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TrainSim2 to make an appearance

as per TSInsider.com at http://www.tsinsider.com/en-US/team/Pages/MeetusattheNationalTrainShow!.aspx TS2 will be present at the National Train Show, info on which is available at http://www.nationaltrainshow.org/2008/anaheim.html This will be an early preview of what we have been doing for Trains with the platform. There is still a lot to do, but attendees will get a glimpse of where we are…

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Great FSX video using FTX

Soaring Heroes, by Andreas Paschen. Normal-D on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqiHO5T6RxE HD at vimeo at https://www.vimeo.com/1034755 Wow! Nice work by both Andreas and the OrbX team. And thanks to John ( Koorby ) Venema for pointing this one out to me. Definitely noteworthy.  If you do not know about FTX, check out orbxsystems.com. I think when…

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Changes to this blog and my posting habits

You will have noticed there are no more comments or email from my blog. No, there is no change dictated from higher up. This is my decision based on how the community treats me. I am sick and tired of a)personal attacks, b)the lack of apology or acknowledgement when something is wrong or gets changed (…

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FSX Tip-Flight UI: User cannot interact with panels/views after loading saved flight in fullscreen (Vista, DX10, multi-mon, dual monitor)

When loading a flight (saved in windowed mode with open panels/views) in fullscreen mode, the opened panels appear but the user cannot interact with them. Even closing and re-opening them does not enable them. Going in and out of windowed mode does not fix the problem either. The user will need to go into windowed…

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Holy FPS, Batman!

Toms posted a OC CPU-GPU review on May 15th that included FSX-SP2 and shows a whopping 83.1 FPS at 19×12 with no AA,trilinear and Ultra Quality, and a still excellent 72.7 FPS at 19×12 with AA, Anisotropic and Ultra Quality. Wow, we are getting close to the timeframe where FSX starts to shine! Some key…

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Vista product page with magic screenies

is finally changed. <sigh of relief> .please see the new images at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/directx.mspx which match the released FSX-SP2 product now. who knows, maybe I will be able to get the Vista blog page changed to but since that is “semi-unofficial” as a blog page that might be harder than the product page. hopefully this will…

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FSX Content Taxonomy

Goal: Let’s create some definitions for FSX content, so users and third-party developers (3PDs) alike can understand the landscape when discussing if/how content works in SP2. First, a disclaimer: I am not sure my say-so solely defines what is and isn’t so, I am simply trying to develop a common taxonomy albeit one that makes…

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