From FSX to P3D: My Switching Experience

After a long time of saying "FSX is good enough", the decision was made to try out something new: I bought a copy of P3Dv4 Academic. I've spent a few hours setting it up and flying, collected my thoughts and experiences and wrote them up for you to judge: Is it worth getting P3D when you already own FSX?

Find below what feels like the longest review in existence.

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Aerofly FS 2 - Flight Simulation Made In Germany

I've had my eye on Aerofly FS 2 (Steam) for a while now. The flight sim made in Germany by IPACS recently came out of early access, so I decided to pick it up! I was especially excited because it has native VR support, which I would have loved in the first sim they released. These are my thoughts after a few hours of flying around. Does it hold up to the standards of German manufacturing quality?

Update: I've re-reviewed Aerofly FS 2 recently. I recommend reading it after this article; the new one focuses more on VR, while this is more about the bigger picture.

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Update: FlyInside FSX & HTC Vive - No More Crashes

A short follow-up on my previous post here.

After not using VR for a while and getting many different updates in the meantime (Windows, Nvidia drivers, FlyInside, Steam VR and whatnot) I grabbed my Vive again and tried it FlyInside once more.

Behold, no a crashes! I can't exactly say what happened or why, but it would seem some update - or a combination of many updates - fixed FlyInside. Which is very cool!

It's sad I don't get around to flying a whole lot lately.

VRS F/A-18E Superbug (Do you even need a review?)

The VRS F/A-18E Superbug. What can I say?

Well, if you're even slightly interested in the flight sim world, you have already heard about it. If you're into military flight simulation, you probably own it, too. So if you are reading this, you must either be really out of touch with flight simulation, or maybe just want a second (or fifteenth) opinion on this beast of a simulation. After all, it's price tag is quite hefty if you consider the cost of TacPack as well. So, is it worth it? (TL;DR: Yes.) Continue reading "VRS F/A-18E Superbug (Do you even need a review?)"