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TulsaDave

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  1. In case anyone has forgotten, the day MSFS 2020 was released, there was absolutely NO user guide or manual of any kind. We had to search YouTube for any kind of help we could get. The release of MSFS 2020 was HUGE, and I think most of us expected some bugs, but certainly nothing like we waltzed into. So many settings, so much tweaking, and what turned out for many was so little control of the aircraft. We were given "promises" of scenery that was way beyond anything in any other flight sim. However, we were not told at that time that we would need to have a computer that would make NASA jealous! Yes, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it makes a point. We were a bit mislead. To achieve the results we wanted....and expected...would require a video card that would cost more than our original PC!! On top of that, good luck finding one of those video cards. I have often wondered if MSFS 2020 and its graphics capability and the requirements to reach those graphics has helped create the shortage of the video cards we need. I have used X-Plane since X-Plane 9, and I will continue to use X-Plane 11. I fly the C-172 almost exclusively, since I am a licensed pilot and that is the plane I usually fly. I found the setup of X-Plane to be very easy, and my settings do not change after every update. I can't say the same for MSFS 2020. Not everyone has the same experiences, since we all don't have the exact same PC and setup. I can only relate what MY experiences have been with MSFS 2020. I like the stability of X-Plane. There are no surprises. I get frame rates in the area of 35-50fps consistently. All I can say is if X-Plane comes up with graphics close to what MSFS 2020 has out of the box, then I will delete MSFS 2020 from my PC.
  2. I was shocked to find out that MSFS doesn't support multiple monitors!
  3. I'll say this right up front: I love FS2020! The graphics are superb, IF you have enough computer to run FS2020 at Ultra settings. I'm a licensed pilot and I fly the C172 almost exclusively. I have not been without my share of the bugs that others have experienced with FS2020. For the most part, they have been minor, but I have one on-going issue that is driving me nuts: my entire flight goes just as I expect it to....until I pull off the runway after landing. Once the aircraft leaves the runway, it goes where it wants to. I have no control over the direction the plane goes. I don't have this problem when I taxi prior to takeoff....only after the landing. This is my main complaint with FS2020. As canuk_22 has pointed out, FS2020 is loaded with bugs. It seems after every update that is supposed to correct one or two issues, two or three more show up. Many times they're not small issues, but issues that makes FS2020 unusable for many users. Every update has the chance of creating another issue. What I like about X-Plane is that once I have my aircraft set up to my liking, it STAYS that way!! At this point, I have two "wishes": 1. X-Plane equals FS2020 in the graphics department, and 2. Settings in FS2020 stay as they are and work properly from then on. I have always liked X-Plane. I am just looking for the most realistic flying experience. Is that too much to ask?
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