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  1. Thread: MSFS PC Specs

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    The 2 PB number refers to the raw data they start...

    The 2 PB number refers to the raw data they start with to generate the scenery, not the final output that will be streamed to end users. So while the final amount of scenery data will be quite large,...
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    Discovery Series 8: IFR

    The long awaited IFR episode is now available. As with the previous videos, you can enable YouTube's captions if you are having trouble with the accent.

    L8_UZT8nL-U
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    Here's the link for the SpaceX livestream. ...

    Here's the link for the SpaceX livestream.

    https://youtu.be/rjb9FdVdX5I
  4. Thread: MSFS PC Specs

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    Can't answer the scenery cache location, though I...

    Can't answer the scenery cache location, though I would expect some sort of configuration.

    As for a drive to use for the cache, a nice, large SSD would work well. :)
    ...
  5. To apply for the alpha you need to go through the...

    To apply for the alpha you need to go through the Microsoft Flight Simulator website. Once there, you need to first sign up to be an insider, and then you can apply to the alpha program (not sure if...
  6. Thread: X-15

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    Thanks for sharing this! If anyone is...

    Thanks for sharing this!

    If anyone is interested in rockets and space, Ars Technica has some great articles and news coverage.
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    This is a very likely option for Microsoft, who...

    This is a very likely option for Microsoft, who has changed their business model in some significant ways over the past decade. And especially after Mr. Nadella took over as CEO.

    Take a look at...
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    Now we're getting somewhere. PC multiplayer has...

    Now we're getting somewhere. PC multiplayer has long been free and looks to remain that way for some time yet. I do fully expect the Xbox version of the sim to require Xbox Live Gold as all Xbox...
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    So you admit that you don't know what you're...

    So you admit that you don't know what you're talking about or have evidence to back it up.

    Many, many PC games are free to play online multiplayer, and have been for years (so no, it hasn't...
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    See, this is why people have a hard time with...

    See, this is why people have a hard time with your reasoning. It is patently false that all PC games require a subscription to play online. In fact Microsoft says right on their Xbox Game Pass site...
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    To be clear, the two options for purchasing the...

    To be clear, the two options for purchasing the game, one time and Xbox Game Pass for PC, have been confirmed. What hasn't been confirmed anywhere, and has little to no evidence, is his claim that...
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    No, the sim is still installed and run much the...

    No, the sim is still installed and run much the same as current sims like X-Plane and FSX. The difference is that they have added the ability to stream scenery data from Azure servers. There are 3...
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    At the moment Microsoft/Asobo have said there...

    At the moment Microsoft/Asobo have said there won't a need for any subscription at all, even to make use of the online streaming data.
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    And yet Microsoft have said that no further...

    And yet Microsoft have said that no further subscription will be required. This isn't that different than what they have been doing with their crown jewel, Windows itself. Windows 10 came out in 2015...
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    And for those waiting for an invite, check the...

    And for those waiting for an invite, check the Xbox Insider Hub to see if the sim is available for you. It looks like a number of people got in, but haven’t received the email yet.
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    May 14th Development Update

    The May 14th development update has been posted, along with some more screenshots.

    https://www.flightsimulator.com/may-14th-2020-development-update/
  17. Thread: Just saying Hi!

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    Welcome! Hope you decide to stick around a while....

    Welcome! Hope you decide to stick around a while. :)
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    Not sure about specific monitors in that price...

    Not sure about specific monitors in that price range, but for photo work, you generally want a monitor that uses an IPS or VA screens rather than the more common TN panel technology. These types have...
  19. Haven’t tried it myself, but Orbx have a couple...

    Haven’t tried it myself, but Orbx have a couple products that cover England, including their TrueEarth Great Britain South.
  20. Thread: Low Earth Orbit?

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    At the moment they've talked about modelling the...

    At the moment they've talked about modelling the atmosphere up to 65,000', though I wouldn't be surprised if this gets raised at some point.
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    MSFS vs FS98 Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday from the MSFS official Instagram account.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B_5UYAZgriV/
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    For the specific types of RAM to buy, look for...

    For the specific types of RAM to buy, look for the approved list from the motherboard manufacturer.

    As for installing, yes, you should be able to just swap the RAM out, or even add the additional...
  23. Thread: MSFS PC Specs

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    This is a case where downloading and caching...

    This is a case where downloading and caching regions might be useful.
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    Of course you would need the ideal system to run...

    Of course you would need the ideal system to run at 4K with all the bells and whistles turned on or up. However, I do think the recommended specs will still provide a pretty good experience out of...
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    Your internet connection is certainly well above...

    Your internet connection is certainly well above what they give as the ideal case! What I meant by bottleneck is that RAM bandwidth is measured in GB/s (gigabytes per second), while your internet...
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