had few flights in new helos. it was fun, as we did it in MP, what is great default feature of MSFS.
my first impressions are good. because its their first implementation its not ground breaking but I guess that wasnt the case here anyway. definitely much better than good-old FSX.
as mentioned elsewhere Bell407 is from Nemeth Design and it seems that the model was ported from FSX? inside-out nice, but systems are really not study level.
Cabri is nice inside-out plus the systems seems to be better modeled as it was built fresh?
anyway its nice to see finally things like torque reaction, ground effect etc. even the freeware EC135 profits from the new modeling despite the controls uses still the old scheme oc. what was little off imo, was quite a big friction of the skids in interaction with the ground. it felt like helo is tied to the ground and suddenly released.
definitely they could have hold this helo update back a bit and polish it further but I think its good to have it out in the public so we can play with it. they will hopefully fine tune it in the coming patches.
looking forward to the first commercial helo after this new update.
Just flew over New York City… never been there, looks great but I don’t like crowds, so probably never will go. Still cool to see the Twin Tower lights. Are those real, they really light up 24/7? Also why is Lady Liberty so pissed off? lol
BTW anyone know how to turn off those air flows. I see that in game warning on how but can’t find the option. Thx.
OK, don’t get me wrong MSFS 2020 is beautiful but when are we getting graphics like this? (The house with the red car at end is mine.)
try it at night
had some fun with friends on Wake island. I was similarly disappointed (again) by the detail down low. the good old default trees didnt impress.
I think the more feasible way to enjoy MSFS details could the to install particular World Update and visit the hand-crafted POIs. like this one from UK & Irish update
to be fair to MSFS and Asobo, it is impressive how many custom hand-crafted POIs are included in the basic packages of World Updates. it is definitely big first in civi flight sims. they are worth visiting. we visited the Out Skerries and they are really nice down low.
here fun at Courchevel (but shame they didnt hand-craft Meribel also which is near by)
I especially like how they blend in.
In other sims you often have that weird effect where you can often see basically a tile with your good scenery amidst your normal scenery, objects are sticking out like a sore thumb and it is very immersion breaking. That is rare in MSFS, things blend in quite nicely for the most part. Probably because the stock terrain is pretty awesome so the contrast isn’t that stark.
This is what I meant earlier, but don’t feel it was picked up on in the thread about DCS globe vs FS. Probably my way of wording it to be blamed, so allow me to use your more eloquent post here!
For the amount of data it requires and the amount of work it must take I feel the way Asobo portrays our Earth is nothing short of amazing.
Especially if you look at where we come from in our virtual sim worlds.
I’m doing a little travel planning. If I extensively zoom around, looking at sights in MSFS, do I actually still really need to go? So realistic.
It sure is lovely, and a great way to enjoy the sim!
I’ve started calling it MSVS (vacation simulator)
I use Google satellite or street view for my virtual travels.
Sometimes, when I see gorgeous screenshots of this sim, I do wonder if I’m actually missing out by being addicted to VR.
Same. But one of these days, it will be indistinguishable.