Review: Captain Sim B757

Screenshotartist.co.uk would like to present their latest review, covering the Captain Sim Boeing 757 package for FSX.

Featuring more screenshots by Nick Churchill, the review can be found by clicking on the link here. If you like what you see, the model itself is available from simMarket, along with the B757-300 and B757 freighter expansion packs.

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Ben
Monday, December 29, 2008 16:54

Have to agree with Rob on this one. I have recently purchased the CS 757 and its a slide show in FSX. I’m sure it lives up to its hype for realism, animations, model etc. Shame that can’t be enjoyed then.

My specs:
Intel core 2Quad Q9300
4Gb PC2-6400 DDR2
NVidea GeForce 9800GT 1Gb
CS 757 6 fps.

Ian P
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 07:46

Hi Rob, I do see your point. Just to clarify, however, I only ever run the LDS from the VC and it’s the VC in the CS model that is so much more detailed than the LDS, so that is what I was basing my comparison on. The PMDG models would probably be a better direct comparison, but as I said before, unfortunately, I can’t comment on them in FSX. Running in the the 2d panel you would get better framerates anyway, because the engine isn’t having to constantly draw the complexities of the model. For anyone concerned about how… Read more »

Rob
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 23:54

I was speaking of the FSX LDS w/VC, but I admit it is visually not on par with the CS 757. The PMDG bird comes pretty close though, and it is also a more complex body w/4 engines. It still performs far better. I think CS should have optimized their product until it has comparable performance to the PMDG (which already represents a tradeoff in terms of performance). Less is not enough.

Ian P
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 21:40

Unfortunately I cannot comment on the PMDG B744 or MD11, as I do not have them, but a comparison with the (FS2002 vintage panel graphics) LDS767 is not really fair. Although the LDS has a greater amount of system depth, the big difference is in the textures with the 757 model. The LDS767 has a significantly smaller number of textures, each of which is considerably less detailed than those in the CS virtual cockpit. Even compared to other designed-from-scratch FSX models, though, there is a distinct frame rate hit with the CS model because of the visual complexity in terms… Read more »

Rob
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 16:56

I understand the CS 757 is (at least visually) the most complex addon aircraft for FSX. I own it, as well as the PMDG 744 and the LDS 767. And after reading this review I was a little bit irritated that the author did not really criticize the catastrophal (!) performance of the CS 757. It is the ultimate performance hog, no comparison to either the 747 oder the 767 (which are barely less complex or realistic). I think it is a very bold move to even release this to the market in this form. Of course this is a… Read more »