Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Articles
  • The Future is Now!
  • content_pasteAfter a 14 year hiatus Microsoft re-envisioned their flagship IP. A combination of Bing satellite mapping, cloud storage, Azure cloud computing, photogrammetry, atmospheric physics modelling and many other bespoke software technologies have delivered a quantum leap in the flight sim experience. The next decade looks to be the best yet for flight sim fans!
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  • content_pasteWhat I said 18 years ago about Flight Sim 2002 seems totally applicable to this new sim:
    "Previously to get anywhere near this level of detail for a particular locale you would have to purchase a 3rd party scenery pack and then suffer abominable frame rates.

    With the ability to automatically generate buildings, trees, static and flying aircraft and the associated radio traffic this package must have sent shock waves through companies whose business was based on enhancing the Microsoft sims. Still, the open architecture is there and the Pro version even includes an object / aircraft construction kit.

    I'd imagine some business plans are hastily being rewritten and in the end we are all better off.

    The sim has the ability to support computers and graphic cards that aren't even built yet - but they will be!

    Yet it still runs on an average PC and looks good. Who could have imagined 10 years ago that this level of detail and complexity could be modelled on a PC? Only in my dreams!

    MiGMan, 2002"

    "
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  • edit 2020-09-01
  • Settings
  • content_pasteSigning in and out of Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 can cause some settings to change, so I made this checklist to keep track of them and quickly get the sim back to where you were before.
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  • Patch 1.15.7.0 Frame Rate test --/o\-- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 --/o\--
  • content_pasteUnfortunately I haven't yet optimised my OBS recording pipeline. OBS is running on a second PC and is introducing it's own lag and stutters. Anyway the FPS counter tallies with what I saw - a smooth experience hovering around 50fps.
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  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityAarhus
  • flight_takeoffAarhus
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  • Aeromacchi MB-339 Walkaround in Microsoft Flight Sim 2020
  • content_pasteI did make a couple of my own walkarounds, but you just can't beat the lighting and camera angles that MSFS gives us in the hangar view. No commentary, just an opportunity to admire this gorgeous aircraft!
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  • compare_arrowsScenery Iceland Overhaul  (external link)
  • Iceland Overhaul
  • content_paste"This addon currently contains around 1000 landscape fixes, 175 unique structures around Reykjavik and other areas of Iceland, and brings tree coverage to within a few percent of real life"
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  • MSFS 2020: How to improve the control sensitivity
  • content_pasteI still felt that some of my landing problems are controls related so I went looking. This guy is long winded but the gist is to find flight_model.cfg (I think) for your aircraft. Save a backup copy then edit elevator_effectiveness from 1 to maybe 0.1 and similar for pitch and rudder. Fast forward to find this part of vid. Then set the sensitivity to 0.0 so all are back to linear with no dead zone (for me). With my stick, this makes it feel and act much more realistic to me in the XCUB and C152.
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  • personBruce "FlyingSinger" Irving
  • edit 2020-10-29












  • compare_arrowsShip AI Shipping mod  (external link)
  • AI Shipping mod
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    • AI ship traffic
    • realistic models
    • fishing boats to cruise ships, from tugs to tankers, container ships, and bulk carriers, from patrol boats to submarines, destroyers and aircraft carriers
    • More than 1300 models are placed on routes all over the world according to what is realistic for each region.
    • More than a hundred ferry routes are covered with their specific ferries
    • naval exercises with Navy ships from most regions
    • Watch a full scale NATO landing excercise on the West Coast of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark or the Brazilian or Chinese navies doing the same in their respective areas.
    • Watch the departure of a Tall Ship race from Saint Malo, Kiel or Sandefjord
    • or a round the world sail race departing from Gothenburg
    • Go looking for Maersk Alabama in the exact spot she was attacked by pirates of the coast of Somalia as later depicted in the movie Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks
    • More than 24.000 ship movements ensure that the sea is no longer empty.
    • Add to that killer whales, humpback whales, and right whales....
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