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MS to revive Flight Simulator, and give it away free

 6:59 pm on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Microsoft has said that it will be reviving its Flight Simulator franchise this spring with a free version of the game entitled simply Flight.

Redmond is making the game available in a private beta at present, but plans to release it as a free download eventually. The game needs a minimum of 10GB of hard drive space, a dual-core 2Ghz processor, Windows XP SP3 and 2GB of RAM, according to the video trailer. Initially Flight will only have one plane the ICON A5 flying boat - but Windows Live users will get access to extra missions and plane types if they sign in.
This is neat. One of the few simulators I really enjoyed "way back when"/



 9:56 pm on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0)



 4:37 pm on Jan 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Saaaaaaweeeet! I still have a joystick and this was one of the only games I really missed!


 10:25 pm on Jan 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still got the software and extra scenery etc on the shelf behind me - my version doesnt run on XP - yep it that old !


 10:57 pm on Jan 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's why the xp sp3 low end makes it a fun bit of news.


 10:47 pm on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

So do I get my $ back on the old version ?


 5:25 am on Jan 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

$ back? (Assumption: $ value was obtained first time around, provided one did not crash and burn each landing!)


 11:28 pm on Jan 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Due my past employment hisory I have spent a lot of time in 737's and 757's. Including, when I was allowed, sitting in the pilots seat. Wouldn't be allowed these days of course. employees are a security risk.
Guess what I still can't fly a software simulator! I have had the waymarkers explained to me many times and I still get lost ! Then crashed on landing, takeoff is easy, V1 then V2.

I was told that if the aircraft has a prob on V1 it's Goodnight, Sunshine. Now I count the seconds of going down the runway on planes I am on, as know what the max time is to V2. Knowledge can be disturbing...

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