Monday, August 14, 2006
Flight Simulator X Demo
There is a demo for the newest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. It looks very nice. The landscapes now have realistic hills and trees. Cars drive along the roads. Boats travel through the oceans.
I don't know whether anything has changed about the simulated physics, but the plane does "feel" a lot less jumpy than with the older version of Flight Simulator.
The default graphics settings were awful, so my initial impression was not good. But once I increased the frames-per-second from 20 to 60, everything looked great.
The trial only has four planes, and a limited number of airports, but it's enough to give a taste of what the product will be like. I'll buy it.