Comments on: See you later, Flight Simulator http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-369694 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-369694 As a private pilot I am sad this product is coming to an end. I used it for instrument practice, my sons have both used it and one of them has learnt a great deal about flying from it.However, Micro$oft have only got themselves to blame. The product was flimsy and flakey. It crashed easily. You could crash it simply by loading a ‘dodgy’ 3rd party aircraft model into it – something which should never be possible. I totally lost a hard drive in a high-end PC which I specially built for FSX, due to one such crash.It was obvious that after the initial release, M$ never did any bug fixes. The v1.000 release stayed, no matter how much it crashed, for the next few years. This is not acceptable for a product produced by such a big company.

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By: stuart http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-365713 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 08:41:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-365713 Cannot belive what i am reading i am about to embark on building a 737 throttle for my sim ‘ i hope i can finish it , i have heard that aerosoft is designing their own compatable platform, hope that this is true.

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By: Joyce Goldenblatt http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-356459 Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:29:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-356459 This is great news! It is about time games like these are extinguished once and for all. This game should have never came out in the first place, all this game is was a training aid for terrorists, and look what happened. Regular people do not need to know how to fly or “simulate” commercial airline flights, this is best left to professionals. I am surprised major airlines haven’t sued Microsoft for logo infringement.We will be much better off now that this “game” is gone.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-356191 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 04:55:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-356191 sad.. and says a lot about how the world, and especially the US has become more and more oriented toward instant gratification.I’m greatly indebted to their series.. which taught me critical thinking skills and more as I grew with it. So satisfying and educational. Kids today want nothing but instant payoff and could care less about challenging realism. Gran Tourismo may be an acception, but it’s still no flight sim in complexity.I wish it were the 90’s, when sims were all over the shelves…

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By: Ryan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-355611 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:13:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-355611 Deeply, deeply saddened. This is not only a sad day for the software community, but a sad day for the aviation community as well. MS Flight Simulator is what ultimately made me go get my private pilots license. It has taught me so much that I am at a loss of words to express the my grief. Not a lot of people know that it was, until yesterday the longest running software title ever (even beating Windows).

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By: rv65 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-355597 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:28:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-355597 I believe X-Plane is compatible with Linux. X-Plane from what I have heard is a good flight sim. Some people prefer it over MS Flight sim.

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By: Ray http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/01/26/see-you-later-flight-simulator/#comment-355589 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:17:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14154#comment-355589 this is sad. microsoft, instead of cutting, they should be fixing. they should be on forums listening to what people have to say about the flight sim, vista. there is no customer support for the sim. it can get very frustrating. that is why ms is on the very much dislike list. i have been flying the sims since 1987. now i have fsx on a decent machine, still has quirks. i use xp, i hear too many problems with vista. i will never upgrade. i use ms only because of the sim. otherwise i use linux. i hope that if they do make another sim, it will be compatible with xp. as i will not pay for another os from ms, never. ms needs to listen to what the customer wants and needs.

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