View Poll Results: What is the most important aspect of your simulation software platform?

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  • Graphics QUALITY: I must have graphics that can be touched if I reach out of the windscreen

    6 25.00%
  • Graphics VARIETY: I want to see constantly changing Sky, Terrain, and Weather conditions

    4 16.67%
  • Graphics CORRECTNESS: I only want to see the right kinds of terrain, sky, and water textures.

    7 29.17%
  • OPEN Platform: I want to tap into every possible aspect of the simulation.

    5 20.83%
  • FLIGHT DYNAMICS: A sim that allows to 'fly' the a/c in a basic world but very real dynamics

    13 54.17%
  • INTERACT:Takes into account the Environ. and acts upon the aircraft w/ sacrifice in flight fidelity.

    4 16.67%
  • I would pay heaps more money for my software if it did ALL these things above!

    7 29.17%
  • I couldnt care less one way or the other

    0 0%
  • Why didnt you put the option for a 'Console' (XBox, PS2, etc.) in here?

    0 0%
  • Eric has really lost it this time.

    2 8.33%
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    Most Important Aspect of your sim software

    Okay, in light of the FS vs. XPlane discussion, I wanted to see where importance lies with our membership here on MC.org.
    Eric Tomlin-
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    Nice poll Eric, Thank You!!!!

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    One thing is missing and probably for me it is the reason I have never gone back and looked at other software.... Ability to interface to it and to have an interface that will work with it..... Without an interface there is no cockpit....
    Bob Reed

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    I actually agree with Bob on the issue of Interfacing but I like the idea of Flight dynamics the best but i guess when it comes right down to it I would like the world to have the corect scenery. Good poll
    Mike G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Reed View Post
    One thing is missing and probably for me it is the reason I have never gone back and looked at other software.... Ability to interface to it and to have an interface that will work with it..... Without an interface there is no cockpit....
    On the option for "Open Platform" I was trying to indicate 'Interface-ability' but the poll limits us to 100 characters. You guys know how I like to go on and on- I had really long descriptions for each choice, but then had to narrow them down considerably.

    I agree though Bob- FSUIPC has done so much for this hobby that it would be nearly impossible until someone else came along and created a way to get into the software with our hardware to make it all work. Im hoping that sim connect will be made better with FS11 since it's not fair to completely rely on Pete Dowson's continued (and amazing commitment) on FSUIPC development in the future.
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    Good poll Eric.

    I don't think the thing that is most important to me is featured though ...... smoothness and fluidity. Not necessarily the level of complexity of the graphics, and not necessarily pure accuracy of the flight dynamics at all times, but smoothness and fluidity of the frame passes.

    That's what does it for me.

    That's why I am a long way from moving to FSX ......... I would personally never trade smooth, fluid, consistant frame rate movement, for moving cars and elephants.

    David R
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Rogers View Post
    Good poll Eric.

    I don't think the thing that is most important to me is featured though ...... smoothness and fluidity. Not necessarily the level of complexity of the graphics, and not necessarily pure accuracy of the flight dynamics at all times, but smoothness and fluidity of the frame passes.

    That's what does it for me.

    That's why I am a long way from moving to FSX ......... I would personally never trade smooth, fluid, consistant frame rate movement, for moving cars and elephants.

    Doh! (in the voice of Homer Simpson)

    I knew I'd forget a choice that I meant to put in!
    Eric Tomlin-
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    I too would have been able to pick that choice as it is the simulation as a hole that I look at. Not just 1 or 2 aspects. No 1 item is all important, it is the software as a whole.. I am willing to give in areas to gain in some. That is what this hobby is all about, willing to accept compromise to get what you are looking for as a whole... Or you will not stay in this hobby long....
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    I voted for flight dynamics ,,, but really,, I think it has to be a balance between some of the other options.
    For example, I'm not willing to switch to X-plane for the flight dynamics and give up the perks of Fs9, such as Vatsim or Activesky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire9 View Post
    I voted for flight dynamics ,,, but really,, I think it has to be a balance between some of the other options.
    For example, I'm not willing to switch to X-plane for the flight dynamics and give up the perks of Fs9, such as Vatsim or Activesky.
    I think there is a add on for X-Plane to work with VATSIM....
    Bob Reed

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