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A Fresh View from the Inside

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Paul Lange, a member of ACES flight simulator team has posted an informative and honest perspective on FSX.  MS has been quite silent recently as FSX has begun to hit the shelves, after much blog- and forum-posting prior to release.

Folks are eager for information about FSX (this blog has close to 900 hits in the past few days), and constructive posts like Paul’s help far more than statements like, “we do support dual-core” and “it’s all in the sliders,” which have elements of truth in them, but don’t address the realities that I and others are experiencing.

Thanks, Paul.

  1. Ken M
    Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 at 7:30 am

    That is an “open” post for a Microsoft employee. 🙂

    I agree with a couple of those guys. Let’s bite the bullet and drop the backwards compatibilty. MS has continued to pay way too much attention to backward compatibility throughout their product line. I really do think they are missing the mark.

    If they had taken a poll 2 years ago and asked the FS community if they wanted a new “clean sheet” version of FS with multicore support, new terrain engine, state of the art shaders, etc I think they would have been surprise at the poll results.

    Ken M

  2. Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Ken,

    I tend to agree. I’d hoped for better legacy support, and I think a lot effort and good intention went into that. And it mostly works. But mostly still means the scenery needs to be revised, so if it’s open for development, might as well spruce it up for FSX.


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