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November 9, 2012, 12:09 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
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X Plane 10
X-Plane 10: North American Edition
at of all places Wally's Mart. $29.00 for the two disk DVD. Saw it on the shelf & snapped it up.
AND it works jim dandy in Windows 8 Pro.
Unlike IL*2's Cliffs of Dover which won't load.
ANYway, I'm a total novice pilot and am just learning how to fly a Cessna so no grand screenshots from this "hi-tech grandpa" but I agree that this is a very nice game.
And I was amazed that it has our local regional airport so I can fly over my home town - and it is a very small town, but they use North American topo-maps and GPS coordinates, really high tech authentic simulation. The buildings on the ground are not authentic but just some stock 3D images they use to represent towns and such. The highways even have cars on them. I think the highways are reasonably accurate, I could recognize our town from the layout of the roads.
I enabled Fraps and my A10 Rig 'flies' consistently at about 45 fps (range about 24-70) with two HD 6670's CrossFireX'd. I've got all the settings on max and I'm running at a triple screen/ single display of 4800x900 using AMD's EyeFinity through their Catalyst Vision Control system. I've got two 20" LED LG screens on either side of one 24" LG LCD screen. That works out to about a 55" wide display.
IF you get your magnifying glass out you can see the tiny "46" in yellow in the top left corner.
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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