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    Well, I've decided I have to have it and....... it appears to run ok on fairly medium spec machines. So, I'm just gonna get it and see how it runs on here first before I go off spending loads of money.
    And I am buying from Microsoft. If you buy from Steam, Microsoft only get 70% of the money. You want Microsoft to continue developing it don't you ? Then give Microsoft ALL the money to allow them to do this. Not 70%.

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    Yeah,

    I feel sorry for Microsoft.

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    Ordered from Steam, who are the de-facto "jacket" for most of my non disc games. Why have yet another DRM jacket on the PC? Also Steam updates are normally seamless. With the price even of the standard version, MS are still raking in £42 off a £60 sale (minus VAT) which is well above the RRP of most other PC games. And MS wouldn't have put it on Steam if they weren't happy with the business model involved...

    And while I'm grateful to MS for bringing us the next generation of FS, gamers don't owe them anything - just look at the mess that was MS Flight and how they abandoned both attempts at a MSTS2, not to mention their abject failure at updating and patching the original MSTS (though most of that was some shoddy work by the outsourced developer, but the box still had MS' name on it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvensmith View Post
    Ordered from Steam, who are the de-facto "jacket" for most of my non disc games. Why have yet another DRM jacket on the PC? Also Steam updates are normally seamless. With the price even of the standard version, MS are still raking in £42 off a £60 sale (minus VAT) which is well above the RRP of most other PC games. And MS wouldn't have put it on Steam if they weren't happy with the business model involved...

    And while I'm grateful to MS for bringing us the next generation of FS, gamers don't owe them anything - just look at the mess that was MS Flight and how they abandoned both attempts at a MSTS2, not to mention their abject failure at updating and patching the original MSTS (though most of that was some shoddy work by the outsourced developer, but the box still had MS' name on it).
    Good point. With steam all the updates are handled...if I buy from MS am I going to have to keep track of, and manually install all updates? Like with fsx service pack 1 and service pack 2 etc? Those 2 updates were crucial to my fps.

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    Yeah I used to think Train Simulator was really good, just not quite finished. I'm on Train-Sim 2020 now and enjoying it lots. Racked up 2075 hours on it anyway.

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    I don't know what a "DRM jacket" is.

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    Digital Rights Management and the jacket is an entity that oversees it.

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    Don't forget there will be a built in Market place that will continue to funnel money to Microsoft, even if purchased from Steam. If there's a substantial discount, I'll use it, otherwise would rather buy directly from developers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostTown View Post
    Good point. With steam all the updates are handled...if I buy from MS am I going to have to keep track of, and manually install all updates? Like with fsx service pack 1 and service pack 2 etc? Those 2 updates were crucial to my fps.
    Good question here. I have been debating back and forth between buying it directly from MS or through Steam. I was leaning toward MS as it's "straight from the source" but I, too, wonder if updates will be downloaded/applied automatically for the MS version or if I will have to keep track of that myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven214 View Post
    Good question here. I have been debating back and forth between buying it directly from MS or through Steam. I was leaning toward MS as it's "straight from the source" but I, too, wonder if updates will be downloaded/applied automatically for the MS version or if I will have to keep track of that myself?
    Updates will be automatically handled through the Microsoft Store app, much like the other apps included with Windows 10.

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