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03-04-2012, 03:10 PM
Has anyone tried the multiplayer option?
Documentation is a little sparse (non-existent).
I'm not sure how to go about using it, but keen to try? — Bob
Yes... docs are sparse but it is fairly simple.
Live does the heavy lifting. Invite/join via LIVE. You will see your friends in the list, you will see their position on the map. Not sure about labels in game. Lag issues abound.
03-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Bob,just posted the same question,if you find out anymore info I'd like to hear about it.Even though it's not something that I'd do all the time I'd like to see how it compared to the old Gamespy MP that was bad at best.Gary
Basically if you have set Flight to auto login to GFWL, you're auto hosting a public game. You can change this to private or friends only in Flight at the Multiplayer>Settings menu. Default is Public Host. This means others can randomly join your session without an invite by clicking Quick Match.
You join other people by clicking Quick Match or invite people to your hosting session by sending invites to your friends. If you plan on using the built in VOIP utility you set that up in the GFWL app you access ingame by pressing the Home key.
Interestingly you can't see a list of other hosted games and what they are doing if anything, and there is no place at all to make "Flight friends" with the current setup beside clicking Quick match and saying hello (Aloha?) to the people in the game you just randomly joined. It is basic multiplayer tacked on and it feels like it..
They made a Flight Handbook available over the weekend. You can find it here (https://microsoftflight.com/en-us/handbook/).
03-05-2012, 11:59 AM
When you select multiplayer on the Free Flight screen, and join a game, everything you do (missions, challenges, jobs) are in multiplayer until you log out.
03-05-2012, 12:04 PM
You have to be logged into Live to use multiplayer.
Each multiplayer session is limited to a maximum of 16 players.
On the map screen click the multiplayer icon (three planes).
There are three types of session:
Public - Sessions open to all players.
Friends Only - Sessions only open to friends.
Private - Sessions hosted by one player and only the host can invite players.
You can use both text chat (T) or voice chat (Tab). To use voice chat it needs to be set up in Live first.
For more details download the flight manual from https://microsoftflight.com/en-us/handbook/
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