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Old 08-20-2020, 9:11am   #21
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No, in fact you cannot. You could in the past, but not anymore. I've tried this too. You can postpone updates for about a month, hell, you can even turn off the MS Update service in the service console, BUT, Windows magically heals itself at some point, turns the service back on, and then updates your computer and reboots, REGARDLESS of what's running...like my VMWare machine that runs an external site. And then it breaks that VM. That's MSFT.
Well,,,,,, SHIT.
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This game is really quite fascinating. It uses cloud AI knowledge for weather and a lot of other things. I just took off from my same RSW airport and it makes the daylight and weather conditions actually match what's truly going on in Fort Myers this very instant. Flying at dusk is interesting. I'm sure I'll crash again.

HOLY SHIT. From the time that I paused the game (plane is hovering in place), the sun continued to set and has now gone below the horizon. SO COOL!!!
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Did a 180 and am heading toward Florida's east coast. The lighting of the streets and cities comes on nicely and you can now see stars. In this picture you can see the lights in the distance of the east coast cities. I've established straight and level flight, with unlimited fuel, so I'm gonna let this bitch fly over night and check in where I'm at tomorrow. Currently 92 knots, or roughly 100 mph. I ain't going anywhere fast, but it's a fun way to explore the world.
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I have Google Earth Pro. It's free and has a simple flight sim. with a couple of planes for anyone that wants to try a free version. The terrain is great in it for the most part. It does have a couple of crazy flaws with bridges over rivers, etc...but fun to fly around your house and see the satellite imagery.
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I have Google Earth Pro. It's free and has a simple flight sim. with a couple of planes for anyone that wants to try a free version. The terrain is great in it for the most part. It does have a couple of crazy flaws with bridges over rivers, etc...but fun to fly around your house and see the satellite imagery.
I've played that many times, and it's part of the reason I wanted to get this one.

Dawn over the Atlantic. Now 1180 nautical miles away from Fort Myers. Been on a heading all night toward Morocco. At this pace, I think I'll be over the ocean all day, I might see land late afternoon or early evening.
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Sunrise, with local, live weather conditions.
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Looks cool.
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Neat stuff!
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Now 1180 nautical miles away from Fort Myers. Been on a heading all night toward Morocco. At this pace, I think I'll be over the ocean all day, I might see land late afternoon or early evening.
I think my math was off a bit.

I've been flying for 11 hours and I've only gone 1477 nautical miles.


4431 / 1477 = 3. Total trip time going to be more like 33 hours. I guess I won't see land until around 5-6 am Saturday morning.
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You need to go lower and look for sharks, ships, Amelia Earhart, etc...

I still have an older version of MSFS. Have some friends that went with the pro engine control quadrants, rudder pedal setup, etc...Some are professional pilots that wanted a simulation if they were flying to a new airport, etc...some had no flying work available and wanted to stay somewhat current.

https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilot...SABEgIWBPD_BwE

https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/co...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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fyi:

An innocent typo led to a giant 212-story obelisk in Microsoft Flight Simulator

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/21/2...ps-data-glitch
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I think my math was off a bit.

I've been flying for 11 hours and I've only gone 1477 nautical miles.


4431 / 1477 = 3. Total trip time going to be more like 33 hours. I guess I won't see land until around 5-6 am Saturday morning.
Unless you pull an Amelia Earhart.
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Next time up see if you can fly a warbird of some sort. Then you can go and strafe yourself and all of your best buds!
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Next time up see if you can fly a warbird of some sort. Then you can go and strafe yourself and all of your best buds!
Yeah, I'm a little sad I picked such a slow plane, but it's so easy to fly. Currently 3,058 nautical miles from Fort Myers. 23,285 feet, and 93 knots. Steady flight, and a shit ton of starts to look at.
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I have been looking at this sim and really want it. It's seems to be amazing. The local airport is on it. My computer won't handle it. My cpu and graphics card are too old. Well everything else is too. Are there any not too expensive systems that will do the job ? I have started to look for refurb. units. What specs do you guys suggest ?
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I have been looking at this sim and really want it. It's seems to be amazing. The local airport is on it. My computer won't handle it. My cpu and graphics card are too old. Well everything else is too. Are there any not too expensive systems that will do the job ? I have started to look for refurb. units. What specs do you guys suggest ?
Let me play around with some specs and I'll get back to you within the next day or two. Flight simulator 2020 is not an action packed first person shooter, so it requires not quite as much to perform nicely. My system is a beast, but it's also 3 years old. I wanted this sim so I could explore the planet on my own time, and possibly also learn how to fly. You don't need a beast to meet those requirements. You do need/want a reasonable video card, and a fairly modern processor. Solid State Drive for the OS drive certainly helps.
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Thanks for checking into it. I may get a system and upgrade it a little like ram, ssd, graphics card. Sometimes that's more hassle than it's worth.
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Yeah, I'm a little sad I picked such a slow plane, but it's so easy to fly. Currently 3,058 nautical miles from Fort Myers. 23,285 feet, and 93 knots. Steady flight, and a shit ton of starts to look at.
I don't know what this means.
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