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Now flying MSFS 2020

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    Now flying MSFS 2020

    I have owned MSFS for awhile and have not really flown it other then occasionally with GA AC just for the eye candy. Fly XP11 most of the time. Now I can say I'll be spending a lot more time here since the PMDG 737 came along. Have flown it since FS9. Owned every copy of PMDG AC for P3D and FSX. Thanks for bringing this back to me. Love it. Currently enoute to CYYC from CYVR in the Westjet livery.

    Yes, similar story.
    Although I will not be abandoning Zibo, especially when XP12 is released which sounds imminent now.
    The more the merrier in my opinion.
    I think when people complain about this and that (sometimes justified, sometimes not), they forget what simming was like only 10 years ago.
    Personally I think we are entering a golden age of simming, and the future is exciting!
    Happy flying.
    Steve Mel


      Yeap another zibo flyer here . But PMDG 737 is infinitely more enjoyable in MSFS than it was in P3D. Before, it was strictly PMDG QOS and T7 in P3D now I might actually split my time between zibo and PMDG 737 while I wait for T7 to be released next weekend. .
      Aleks Matrosov


        I will continue flying zibo and XP11 for that matter. Still think I have more sharper graphics experience in XP11. The ortho scenery is also more crisper then MSFS. Can't beat the rolling scenery and weather in MSFS though. I'll be flying both but I have so much add-on pay ware AC in XP11 that will still my main gig. My inibuild A300/310 have no comparison yet in MSFS.


          'Still think I have more sharper graphics experience in XP11. The ortho scenery is also more crisper then MSFS'

          But what a real pain and drive space crusher having to load Ortho all the time to get more realistic scenery right!

          As far as MS2020 is concerned while way better than XP11 default scenery, I got fed up with all the green roads using Bing maps, (in fact way too much oversaturated green everywhere), and so much of it is up to 10 years out of date too!
          I now use Google maps instead, and the difference is night and day compared to Bing maps.

          Here is a video that shows the difference.

          You can see what I mean how Bing pushes oversaturated green everywhere (including even the roads!), seems to have repetitive tiles, lost up to date detail, and is too clear at height.
          I mean by too clear at height, that Google by comparison gives a much better visual impression of height to me when flying, like adding air and so a little hazing between you and the ground. As well as just looking way better.

          By the way, if anyone decides to try this, on the first time after installing have it running before starting MS2020, and delete your rolling cache before starting a flight.
          If you don't you will see tiles being loaded in and replacing what is already in the cache.
          You only have to delete the rolling cache the first time after installing (to flush out the already downloaded Bing tiles), then just remember to run the mod before starting MS2020 thereafter.

          Looking out the window of the PMDG 737 is now a joy, and adds (for me) so much more realism.
          As I put earlier while using both MS2020 and XP I will not be abandoning Zibo, especially when XP12 is released, but wouldn't it be nice if XP12 allowed the use of Google maps too...
          Last edited by Steve M; 24May2022, 12:01.
          Steve Mel