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    Microsoft has said the new sim will be coming to...

    Microsoft has said the new sim will be coming to Windows 10 first, and then the next generation Xbox. They have also indicated the new Xbox will be around 4 times faster than the current generation...
  2. After reading more comments, it really seems like...

    After reading more comments, it really seems like many in the flight sim community see gamers as the stereotypical teenage boy with a 5 minute attention span. Sure, some do have a short attention...
  3. It is possible, though it may be easier to wait...

    It is possible, though it may be easier to wait for a Steam sale and pick up FSX Steam Edition for $5 or so.

    https://www.lifewire.com/lost-serial-number-839901
  4. Microsoft has said it's coming to Windows first,...

    Microsoft has said it's coming to Windows first, and then the Xbox.
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    Unless Microsoft has explicitly stated it...

    Unless Microsoft has explicitly stated it themselves, everything should be treated as a rumour.

    As for the developers, there's nothing saying they couldn't have brought some of the original ACES...
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    It will be coming to Xbox Game Pass acoording to...

    It will be coming to Xbox Game Pass acoording to the Microsoft website. Doesn't say whether it will be exclusive to the game pass or no though. Many, if not all, games currently available through the...
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    Xboxes already support keyboards, mice and plenty...

    Xboxes already support keyboards, mice and plenty of other peripherals, including joysticks, throttles and rudder pedals.
  8. The Xbox is for kids really idea needs to go away...

    The Xbox is for kids really idea needs to go away when you look at the demographics of the platform. Same goes for the idea that those playing games on an Xbox have short attention spans. Plenty of...
  9. Thread: out of memory

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    Before mucking about with the virtual memory...

    Before mucking about with the virtual memory settings, I would look at whether something has changed in the sim. Have you installed anything since you could fly those longer flights? Increased...
  10. The Xbox One supports plenty of peripherals,...

    The Xbox One supports plenty of peripherals, including joysticks, throttles and rudder pedals. They are essentially specialized PCs at this point and are limited more by what Microsoft decides to let...
  11. Thread: A new FS?

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    It is coming for Windows 10 first.

    It is coming for Windows 10 first.
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    They licensed ESP to LM and Flight...

    They licensed ESP to LM and Flight Simulator/Flight to Dovetail, MS kept the underlying ownership of the sims. Looking back at the sudden cancellation of Flight Sim World a year ago, one wonders if...
  13. Larry's links are great references. NASA also has...

    Larry's links are great references. NASA also has a good site on theories of lift, including dispelling some of the common ones that aren't correct, or over simplified. They also have Java Applet...
  14. Thread: Done with FSX

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    Is it really that hard to understand that P3D is...

    Is it really that hard to understand that P3D is a simulation platform intended as a base for companies and others to build complete simulators on top of? It is much more than just a GA flight sim....
  15. Thread: Done with FSX

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    Sounds like a good candidate for both companies...

    Sounds like a good candidate for both companies looking to build a simulator to train mini sub pilots, and the sub pilots themselves. One of the primary goals of Microsoft's ESP, and now P3D, was...
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    You should look into Apple's Boot Camp option....

    You should look into Apple's Boot Camp option. This would basically give you a proper Windows PC to run the sim, rather than running Windows on top of the macOS. If you do want to go with Parallels,...
  17. Looks like a closed loop liquid cooling system,...

    Looks like a closed loop liquid cooling system, which don't require maintenance. Some can provide better cooling than an air cooled setup, but it does depend on the system.
  18. Thread: eGPU

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    It depends on how you are connecting the eGPU and...

    It depends on how you are connecting the eGPU and display. If you keep your display directly attached to the Mac, then it is dependent on the software developer to add support. However, connecting...
  19. Thread: eGPU

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    Do you mean macOS 10.14 Mojave (Mavericks was the...

    Do you mean macOS 10.14 Mojave (Mavericks was the code name for 10.9)? I haven't done it myself, however, an eGPU should give you a significant boost in graphics performance over the integrated Intel...
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    Boeing's response to the report. ...

    Boeing's response to the report.

    https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-04-04-Boeing-CEO-Dennis-Muilenburg-Addresses-the-Ethiopian-Airlines-Flight-302-Preliminary-Report
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    The preliminary report is out. Looks like the...

    The preliminary report is out. Looks like the pilots did follow the recommended procedures.
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    I've seen those incidents reported as well....

    I've seen those incidents reported as well. However, if you read them, they aren't MCAS issues, though the MCAS system is mentioned in the report. Both appear to be autopilot problems that were...
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    Do you have a link to the cases that were...

    Do you have a link to the cases that were successfully handled? The other MAX incidents I have seen reported weren't the same problem.
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    I think grounding the aircraft until the issues...

    I think grounding the aircraft until the issues with the MCAS system only using one AoA sensor can be properly fixed is warranted. Having a system with so much power and such serious consequences...
  25. Did you use Windows Disk Management to find the...

    Did you use Windows Disk Management to find the drives?

    You may be able to recover the partition and data on the second drive as long as you haven't tried to reformat it. Data recovery utilities...
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