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11 minutes ago, koefoed said:

Is there any way to set the altitude when you start a free flight from the world map?

 

Climbing takes forever and I would just like to start above the clouds. 🙂


Get a better plane. The private jet wants to rocket you to the moon if you don’t stop it quick. 

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For those that have a Series X, can you set the resolution to output at 1440p (on a 1440p monitor obv) and have this game run in native resolution? In fact can you run all games at 1440p?

 

Still trying to decide whether to pick up a Series S for this or wait until I can get my hands on a Series X. Only got a 1080p TV and a 1440p (non gaming) monitor with no plans to upgrade in near future.

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5 minutes ago, Baz said:


For those that have a Series X, can you set the resolution to output at 1440p (on a 1440p monitor obv) and have this game run in native resolution? In fact can you run all games at 1440p?

 

Still trying to decide whether to pick up a Series S for this or wait until I can get my hands on a Series X. Only got a 1080p TV and a 1440p (non gaming) monitor with no plans to upgrade in near future.

There is an option on the dash on the x to set to 1440p

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The system can totally output at 1440p but the internal resolution in this game will be 4k, just downsampled. Some games do have a 1440p mode.

 

I think ps5 has problems with 1440p support but no such issue on Xbox.

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3 minutes ago, deerokus said:

The system can totally output at 1440p but the internal resolution in this game will be 4k, just downsampled. Some games do have a 1440p mode.

 

I think ps5 has problems with 1440p support but no such issue on Xbox.

Ah so this games doesn't have a 1440p mode on either Series S (upscaled) or X (native)?

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I have this a go earlier and flew over my house and around New York. I did ok initially but then got a bit too clever and flew into the Empire State building. 
 

Looking forward to playing about with it a bit more. It absolutely crippled my PC, so it’s quite impressive to see it play so well on Series S. 

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Downloading on my XSS now

 

with all the talk of “next-gen” I honestly thought it was XSX only… :facepalm:

 

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says it’ll take 3hrs…

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1 hour ago, Baz said:


For those that have a Series X, can you set the resolution to output at 1440p (on a 1440p monitor obv) and have this game run in native resolution? In fact can you run all games at 1440p?

 

Still trying to decide whether to pick up a Series S for this or wait until I can get my hands on a Series X. Only got a 1080p TV and a 1440p (non gaming) monitor with no plans to upgrade in near future.

Series X has better draw distance, if that helps?

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1 hour ago, Baz said:

Ah so this games doesn't have a 1440p mode on either Series S (upscaled) or X (native)?

You get flight simulator rendered at 1440p , upscaled to 4k and output at 1440p presumably.

 

It’s all down to price and availability really.

There are other benefits to the series x but it didn’t really bother me because it won’t be my main console.

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London is just gorgeous isn’t it?  

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(Corner of Baker Street and Marylebone Road. Basically where I work, they’ve not got the new Taco Bell signs up on one of the buildings but the accuracy is incredible. I can’t think of a game that would have impressed 90s me more than this one.) 

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It's probably already been mentioned but make sure you turn the high resolution texture streaming and photogrammetry on in the options. I'd forgotten about it and wondered why the Everest flight looked crap, it was a night and day difference with it on!

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1 hour ago, Hitcher said:

Followed the invert guide but it's still not working for the outside view camera.


Didn’t work for me either, can’t believe that in this of all games you can’t invert the camera. Just can’t adjust to it at all. 

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50 minutes ago, Flockheart said:

It's probably already been mentioned but make sure you turn the high resolution texture streaming and photogrammetry on in the options. I'd forgotten about it and wondered why the Everest flight looked crap, it was a night and day difference with it on!


How do you do this? I checked ‘general options’ but there are only options to turn photogrammetry on or off. 
 

If anyone has figured out how to invert the external camera, I’d be grateful for a shoutout too. 

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3 hours ago, footle said:

I’ve still not managed to download the full 40GB of the patched PC version.

Even with a reinstall of the game and windows

 

…!

 

I should probably have just bought netlimiter.

 

 

Took me the best part of twelve hours to DL the patch.

 

Ludicrous, but the performance gains are REAL! Even if all I do now it  just potter around in my 60mph winged skeleton plane (with two gauges) so have no real need for the smooth...

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12 minutes ago, Uncle Nasty said:


Didn’t work for me either, can’t believe that in this of all games you can’t invert the camera. Just can’t adjust to it at all. 

 

 

I have always had my camera on whatever the default is (which, I think, is an inverted cam?) and have not found it to be a problem at all. If it were any other way I'd be looking to change it!

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3 hours ago, koefoed said:

Is there any way to set the altitude when you start a free flight from the world map?

 

Climbing takes forever and I would just like to start above the clouds. 🙂

 

Yes.

 

When plotting your route on the map screen you will see a box named 'NAVILOG' in the top right. Click on that and there will be a box showing whatever altitude the flight will start at (used to be 7500ft on PC but post patch is now a ridiculous 16,500ft). Change that to whatever height you wish to begin the flight at (hint: the best height is 2-4,000ft). Sorted.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Popo said:


How do you do this? I checked ‘general options’ but there are only options to turn photogrammetry on or off. 
 

If anyone has figured out how to invert the external camera, I’d be grateful for a shoutout too. 

I'm not playing at the moment but from memory the options were under the data settings of general options I think. I accessed them from the in game pause menu. Everest area was just covered Iow res white snow with them off, lots more rock detail with the settings on.

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I haven't got to play this yet cos I'm on me holiday but after flying over my house and the Valleys. I'm crashing my plane into Brunel House in Cardiff cos someone needs too.  Worst building ever. 

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HOLYSHITBALLSIJUSTTOOKOFFFROMCITYAIRPORT(LONDON)ANDFLEWTO4OFMYLAST5ADDRESSESUSINGLANDMARKS!!!

 

then I crashed.

 

and found the XSS record option is only a minute long? Is that right?

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Just pulled the trigger on a Series S to play this, I cannot wait..

 

Is CD Keys the best place to buy 12 months gold then upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate? Does that method still work? Thanks.

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Jesus, this thing is ridiculous.  I just flew from Barton, via my current house in Stockport, then over to Burnley, Pendle and landed at Oxenhope.  Used just the roads as guidance and it was so, so accurate.  Obviously the buildings are right out but once over Earby I could spin around and line up Barnoldswick just from memory and following the roads and industrial buildings.

 

I always thought that it was possible to use Google / Bing Maps to produce a "real" world, but to actually see it done.  An amazing achievement.

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Went for a short flight from my local airfield to Bute in Argyll. Surprisingly hard to land there! But at sunset ,just above hazy clouds going out over largs and millport, pretty amazing really.

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41 minutes ago, SeanR said:

HOLYSHITBALLSIJUSTTOOKOFFFROMCITYAIRPORT(LONDON)ANDFLEWTO4OFMYLAST5ADDRESSESUSINGLANDMARKS!!!

 

then I crashed.

 

and found the XSS record option is only a minute long? Is that right?

If you plug an external HDD in (and don't format it for use for games) you can record more.

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I tried to fly under the Golden Gate Bridge but the collision detection was off and it pushed me down against the water and threw me forward. A bit disappointing as I wanted to try and do a loop the loop around it with the small agile plane. Maybe a patch will sort it. 

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38 minutes ago, deerokus said:

Went for a short flight from my local airfield to Bute in Argyll. Surprisingly hard to land there! But at sunset ,just above hazy clouds going out over largs and millport, pretty amazing really.

 

What's your local airfield? I flew to Arran today and was having a great time bombing around the mountains and down to Lochranza. The castle is there but it's not quite right, still looks amazing though!

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Series S - mega frames per second unlock!

 

So I put the console into 120hz and it puts it down to 1440p rather than 4k output because I only have a HDMI 2.0 TV though there is something I can try later.

Then start flight simulator and experience a frame rate that does somewhat fluctuate but it’s a massive step up from before and in fact looks just like 60FPS.

It’s phenomenal. 
You do have to have VRR/Freesync support and unfortunately it only worked when I turned off HDR in game so there is a choice to be made but damn it’s smooth as….

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