Join: 100.000 Flight Simulator Fans

fsxboxesI have opened a Facebook Group in support of Microsoft Flight Simulator in general, and its laid-off developers  specifically! You may argue that nothing in the world is ‘fair’, but MS closing down Aces and killing one of its all-time cash cows seems like a questionable move.
Taking down so many people with it, many of whom have dedicated large parts of their lives to Flight Simulator, is simply not fair. Let us at least show our support to those who have been responsible for so many hours of pleasure to simmers all over the world, for over 25 years !
You can join the Facebook Group here !

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Bobbie Vazquez
Sunday, January 25, 2009 18:51

Jonathan – DeCaff or perhaps anger management maybe a couple of things for you to consider… MSFS has been a strong player in the industry, created by a development team who has historically done wonders. Yes there has been missteps and perhaps some blunders along the way, but for the most part this product has stood out for 25 years. That in itself is a testimony to strong profits. Many of us come from various walks of life and share the pleasure and experience of flight in many formats using FS. For me its an escape and for others it… Read more »

Sunday, January 25, 2009 14:11

Francois, it is true that MS Flight Simulator is an icon and shouldn’t be treated this way, but it is also a sad truth – as Jonathan stated – that somehow the recent versions of MS FS were always “behind the times” as far as CPU and GPU technology were concerned, and this in sharp contrast with the true originator of Flight Simulator, Bruce Artwick, who was far ahead of his time. Because – and this is really beginning to irritate me – contrary to what manny simmers (would like to) believe, FSX isn’t slow because it was built for… Read more »

Paul Laube
Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:16

Francois good way to put it. It is an icon to many of us. Compared to some of the garbage that is out in the video game world these days it is an icon. Any of us that were in Seattle last year met some real good people and had a great time with the ACES crew. It was a great conference in my opinion and especially the way AVSIM and ACES put it on. Flightsim has helped me personally in many times just to get away as a stress relief. It has kept the brain engaged for developing ideas… Read more »

Sunday, January 25, 2009 11:23

I think Jonathan has been living – or indeed ought to live – on another planet. Your post will most certainly fall on deaf ears in a community dedicated to using, building and yes, living with Flight Simulator. Many of us here have been involved over 30 years with flightsims. Your comments may apply to many other industries and businesses, and I would even go so far as to say that I’d agree with you if we were talking Vista here 😉 But the Flight Simulator franchise has nothing to do with earning MS another few billions of dollars (that… Read more »

Sunday, January 25, 2009 08:19

“Outside of military background pilots I would say a good 70% of new pilots over the last 20 years have been inspired by this software.”

I’ll amend this in saying a good 45% of new real world pilots has been inspired by Flight Simulator in some way over the last 20+ years… I say this because from what I saw in the military and over the years since 1986 (where I’ve been involved), Flight Simulator made allot of kids dreams come true and transcended to their real world careers in later life.