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    I think you are getting confused.

    According to wikipaedia "Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition combines the Deluxe Edition and the Acceleration expansion pack into one.".
    Also I understood that the Acceleration expansion package consisted of SP2 (service/expansion pack) and some enhancements. And the Acceleration Pack is a multiplayer-based expansion for FSX which also included the F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 helicopter and the P-51D Mustang. Multiplayer air racing was the highlight of the pack, as well as new missions and graphical improvements in selected areas such as Berlin, Istanbul, Cape Canaveral and the Edwards Air Force Base. No mention of better fps.
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    Ya that's why I always go with the best version.

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    I'm going with the premium deluxe to get the 787,Cirrus, KORD, and KSFO!
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    I'm amazed when I look at all the videos of this new sim, it blows everything else away. The default stuff I have seen may not be as accurate as a handcrafted/add-on airport or area, but it is light years beyond the default/auto-gen of FS9/FSX/Prepar3D/X-Plane. Since I haven't been to most areas/airports of the world, odds are I am not likely to notice things that aren't exact. Sure, I may notice the occasional missing famous landmark like a bridge in Sydney. I visited there in the Navy so I will look for that sort of thing. I trust these things will be added/fixed down the road, officially or unofficially.

    I'm still flying FS9, and occasionally FSX. I'm a casual flyer/user, but still use the heck out of add-ons to try to ramp up the realism with aircraft, and immersion with scenery. But with all the extras, neither come anywhere near what I am seeing with just simply the basic, $60 version of 2020. I can say with confidence that the $60 version is all I would ever need. I will buy planes, but as for scenery, I would be more inclined to look at the odd stuff like a Kai Tak add-on if it were to be made. Otherwise, whats included in the base model is amazing. In fact, if out of the gate they had only offered the basic version for say $100, I wouldn't be able to open my wallet fast enough.

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    60 dollars is way to expensive, its the price of a good PMDG addon once they come up with the new version. Many people dont give much importance to big airports, if third parties are allowed maybe some freewares will show up.

    I bought the standard and everything else i will take freeware or buy specifically a much wanted plane.

    We already have the whole world to explore with the Bing imagery so its not justified to spend another 60 dollars (that is double the price of the sim) for additional airports
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapitan View Post
    We already have the whole world to explore with the Bing imagery so its not justified to spend another 60 dollars (that is double the price of the sim) for additional airports
    Seeing how good the default scenery and airports are (some just as good or even better than current pay ware ones) as a primary GA guy, you will have thousands of airports to explore for years to come in the standard addition. On the other hand, if you primarily fly the big stuff with or without ATC, I can realize why you want as much detail as possible flying in and out of the larger cities and going for the higher priced editions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doering1 View Post
    On the other hand, if you primarily fly the big stuff with or without ATC, I can realize why you want as much detail as possible flying in and out of the larger cities and going for the higher priced editions.
    Even so at takeoff and landing you are going to be focused on procedures and not auguring in, not whether the terminal building has the correct number of windows. At 35,000 feet the ground detail will be a smudge anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvensmith View Post
    Even so at takeoff and landing you are going to be focused on procedures and not auguring in, not whether the terminal building has the correct number of windows. At 35,000 feet the ground detail will be a smudge anyway!
    Well said.
    If we use any flight simulator to simulate what a pilot does then there's not much time to take in the view close to the ground and at cruising altitude you don't see much on the ground.
    The extra aircraft would be good for those who want to use them.
    Pylon racers will appreciate the scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jparnold View Post
    Well said.
    If we use any flight simulator to simulate what a pilot does then there's not much time to take in the view close to the ground and at cruising altitude you don't see much on the ground.
    The extra aircraft would be good for those who want to use them.
    Pylon racers will appreciate the scenery.
    Quite true guys. Other posts criticizing inaccurate cloud shadowing, ambient occlusion, double shadows etc would rarely be picked up in true flight. If you are hand flying at lower altitudes for a VFR flight, you are panning straight ahead and watching your gauges. You are certainly not starring at the scenery below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doering1 View Post
    If you are hand flying at lower altitudes for a VFR flight, you are panning straight ahead and watching your gauges. You are certainly not starring at the scenery below.
    I fly GA VFR almost 100% and I look out the windows most of the time to check landmarks, traffic, and mostly just to look around. If the scenery on this one is as accurate as we've been shown, I'll be doing that even more. Once you get trimmed out, there's very little "flying" to be done other than minor course and altitude corrections. And this has the added benefit of being able to do some actual bush flying with animals and such moving around.... I'll be glued to the windows!
    Besides, my instructors always said "Get your damn head out of the instruments and look outside to see what's around that might hit you!" .. They stopped saying that when I went through Instrument training though.

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