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jer029 Posted: 26.02.2019, 10:37

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Out of curiosity I looked over eight recent reviews of the most popular flight simulators.  I was a bit surprised by the results, particularly that P3D rarely shows up on the list.  I tallied up the choices for 1-2 place and then for 1-3 place.  In both cases the results were the same.  I combined Xplane-10 and Xplane-11, and FSX and FSX-Steam to single categories.  The complete breakdown is listed at the bottom.



 




Anyway, here's the results I came up with:



1. X-Plane
2. FSX
3. Virtual Pilot 3D




Detailed breakdown:






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SPA031 Posted: 26.02.2019, 14:38

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What were the reasons?
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jer029 Posted: 26.02.2019, 16:18

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Generally:


- Most realistic
- Accurate ATC system and navigation
- Complete instrument flying and approaches
- Advanced navigation including NDB, VOR, ILS and GPS
- Fly a real airline route on autopilot
- Good Animation
- Good Storyline/gameplay
- Most recommended among fans of the genre




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SPA031 Posted: 26.02.2019, 18:54

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Where does P3D V4 fail?
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jer029 Posted: 26.02.2019, 21:33

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Yikes Robert, 

I only did a cursory Internet search to come up with 8 different ratings.  I wasn't able to interview them about it.

I'm surprised too - and have no answer to that question.  I would have expected P3D to be high on the list, being one of the first 64-bit sims available.

It would seem that VR simulation is the next big step - and many 3rd party addons are already working on development for that technology.  This would make 64-bit a mere footnote as technology continues to advance.


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SPA031 Posted: 28.02.2019, 15:49

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I can keep upgrading my P3D as long as the license is valid.
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bill721 Posted: 03.03.2019, 11:32

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That is really surprising.  It looks like more of the gaming community response than real flight simulator enthusiast.

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