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Review FS X Deluxe,
This review is from: Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Deluxe Edition (PC) (Computer Game)
Having waited for ages for the latest installment of the game which i have been collecting since '95, I can honestly say that whilst the game physics are superb- if you don't have a hi-spec pc, you will be wasting [money]. I myself, was captivated by the screens, the unparalleled graphics, real-life like jetways and moving baggage carts- it does look superb however on starting a free flight from London Heathrow I noticed that all of the airport terminal buildings were missing, the jetways were nowhere to be seen and the scenery looked like we were going back to fs 2002. I then decided to tweak the settings a little to see what this would produce. I have a mid-high spec PC with an Nvidia graphics card and I have to say that I put everything up from the defult medium low graphics to the medium high (the next one up) and what a difference it made. It looked fabulous, I thought all of my worries had ended about wasting my money and my time saving up for the game...... and how wrong I was. My frame-rate went from 17 to 6 and then when I tried to move around the aiport it went to 3 frames/sec. Yes the game is superb, the missions are brilliant and realism is even better but I was not expecting to fork out the cash to upgrade my Nvidia graphics card. If you don't have a seriously good gaming Pc or graphics card i.e. something like an Alienware, you're going to be stuck on losing certain aspects of your realism settings be it glare from the sun, the buildings at the airport or land scenery you will have to drop something right down low. So overall, buy it by all means but don't expect to get the results on the screens because for the average pc user- you won't. Perhaps Microsoft should run its screens on a variety of PC specs so that all users can see how the game affects their type of machine not Micrsoft using the most amazing super computers to show their graphics. As I said, by the game and you will be getting something amazing but be prepared to put up with dodgy shakes and frame-rate if you want it to look realistic.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2008 09:15:57 BDT
Setting the traffic at extremely low, speeds up the frame rate and enhances the game for me as you have less worries about collisions.
Posted on 31 Oct 2008 01:57:09 GMT
Ms. L. Dobb says:
really usefull info , buying for xmas pres had probs with il2 games not running , still will buy this and hope for the best
Posted on 21 May 2009 21:30:39 BDT
Mrs. L. Hughes says:
You do NOT need an amazing graphics card to run FSX good, even the 8800 works perfectly. FSX hardly uses the GPU, but tears the CPU apart. Buying a new graphics card will see a 2% increase in performance at the MOST. CPU Power is what you want.
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