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Screenshot Dump: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Screenshot Dump: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Just a few of my favorite screens from my brief time playing Microsoft Flight Simulator.


Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game I love that I just didn't have enough time to play. Maybe time isn't the right word. I didn't have the gear I wanted to get to a level of immersion that I expect. I also wasn't willing to buy that gear or deal with more cables, but that's a story for another Cortex post. This post is about a couple of my favorite screenshots from my brief time with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Juno Beach

June Beach is somewhere I've wanted to visit my entire life. It's where Canadian forces landed on D-Day. The fact that I can fly there, even if just virtually, brought a sense of connection with a big part of my country's history.

L'Amable Lake

When I was young, my family (step family) owned a very small island with a cottage on it. It was near the town we lived in and we spent huge amounts of time there in the summer. We had family fishing tournaments and slept under the stars on old bus seats. One of the first places I visited was L'Amable Lake. I got a bit emotional, as this was as close as I'd been to this place in more than 20 years.

Shaun's House

My buddy Shaun moved away from the city we shared several years ago, so it was thrilling to be able to fly by his house in Microsoft Flight Simulator and send him the screenshot. I did this for a few friends and family members, but Shaun's was the one I kept. It may be a video game (simulator), but being able to "go" to places in the pandemic made a difference for me.

I really do need to get back into Microsoft Flight Simulator. It's one of the more impressive games to come out in 2020 and I'm not at all satisfied with the time I put into it. Maybe this is the push that will get me to go flying again (probably not).

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    April 21, 2021 12:04 PM

    A few of my favorite screenshots from MFS and why they are important to me.

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      April 21, 2021 2:11 PM


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        April 21, 2021 2:15 PM

        I just did a night flight from Frankfurt to Cologne in a 152. UNF, the game in VR is like everything I dreamed about as a kid playing oldschool DOS Flight Simulator.

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          April 21, 2021 2:25 PM

          Do you need like a 3080 to make that work? I keep seeing people complain about the performance

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            April 21, 2021 2:27 PM

            It works on my 1080, and is absolutely enjoyable, but leaves me wanting a 3080 to really crank it.

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              April 21, 2021 2:35 PM

              Nice I have ryzen 3700x, 2080 super* and an oculus, so sounds like I should be able to make it work. I've been literally dreaming that I'm flying a lot as of late, so this is probably the closest thing I can get.

              * in theory, currently waiting for RMA.....

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            April 21, 2021 2:28 PM


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            April 21, 2021 2:29 PM

            I have a 3090 but that's a bit overkill. There's still a big performance pass coming.

            In the meantime the latest version of the Nvidia driver and OpenXR does a good job at depthmotion reprojection. They can actually make a 30Hz or with the latest update even a 22.5Hz framerate appear smooth on a 90Hz VR headset.

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      April 21, 2021 2:30 PM

      Did they fix the issue where it drops to 10 FPS randomly? That pretty much entirely killed my enjoyment.

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