View Full Version : Real VS FS2K2
12-31-2001, 01:56 PM
This is a composite photo from a flight I took yesterday.
12-31-2001, 02:09 PM
And some people say the textures are blurry in the game. Looks to me in real life they don't get any clearer...
12-31-2001, 02:15 PM
Anyone who knew the Flight Simulator II on the Apple IIe - 15 years ago - can realistically assume that the above photo will be available in the 2008 version of FS, if not sooner. Personally, I can't wait.
12-31-2001, 03:07 PM
I love these real vs fs2k2 pics.....itīs nice to see MS job near reality. Who remembers FS4 ?
Please keep posting guys...
12-31-2001, 03:19 PM
newguy..."And some people say the textures are blurry in the game. Looks to me in real life they don't get any clearer..."
Yes, a point which several have made including me. "As real as it gets" maybe rather overstated but at least they didn't say "Better than real."
Most days, around fairly large cities anyway, if you get 10 miles viz that's pretty good. In the late afternoon flying into the sun, you are virtually IFR due to haze/glare.
Actually, I've always wondered why the regs don't require an IFR flight plan in such conditions. If you can't see you can't see and it doesn't really matter a whole lot why. Plus the restriction to viz in a haze/glare situation is just as "meteorological" as clouds, snow or fog which DO require flight plans to be filed.
12-31-2001, 05:59 PM
I'll post more as I take them.
01-01-2002, 03:01 PM
Looks pretty good to me.
At the airports I am familliar with, MS puts in generic buildings - the locations are correct but the style of building is not. For example, a WW2 style concrete hangar is replaced with a 2 story building that looks like an office.
At least MS provides a good foundation for some talented scenery designers.
01-01-2002, 10:36 PM
Are you from the area? Just a coinsidence?, Thats Woodward field in the photos which still has a WWII era hanger there. FS2k2 put in a newer model.
01-04-2002, 08:40 AM
Wow- no relation though. I thought those looked like WW2 hangars.
The airport I referred to is Brookley Field (BFM) in Mobile, AL. I worked there at Teledyne Continental for 10 years. There is some great architecture there dating to 1938, but of course in FS they are just generic buildings. By the way, one thing I dislike about auto gen scenery is that it put all kinds of buildings around and on the airport that do not exist.
In all, I am pretty happy with FS2002.
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