The first ever Flight Simulator pre-release Demo…


This is a first for the ACES team over at Microsoft.    It is something that I applaud and hope to see in future versions.

This proves, once again, that they are interested in community feedback to improve the product.   No doubt there will be some people that complain about them doing this, and others that will complain about the product itself.    I just hope people remember this is pre-release beta code!

This should also please the hundreds of people that email me daily asking how to get on the beta.   Well, now you don’t need to ask anymore, you just need to download the beta and then email with your thoughts, but be nice because the team will simply overlook your email if it is nasty or rude.   Remember, the ACES team are just as passionate (if not more) about this product as you are!

You should also take a read of Mike’s thoughts here.

  4 Replies to “The first ever Flight Simulator pre-release Demo…”

  1. September 14, 2006 at 8:18 am

    Hey Nick

    Nice to see your doing so good. Did a SBS course run by you a few years ago in Galway.

    Just a quick question for you about FSX . Does it do justices to the west of Ireland .Even after you doing a wonderful job on Sligo Airport MSFS2004 isn’t the best on Sligo surrounding area , rivers , road etc .

    Looking at the demo of FSX looks great but will it be more detailed for Ireland?



  2. September 14, 2006 at 8:30 am

    Hi Alan,

    Long time 🙂

    The road and terrain is much better in FSX everywhere.

    IFSD’s issue, and one that I am almost ready to give up on, is that we cannot source data from the OSI. They want thousands and thousands to get anything from them.

  3. September 15, 2006 at 6:53 am


    I have a very good friend that deals with the OSI a lot i’ll have a chat with her and see if we can do any thing .

  4. September 15, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    Well, you would become my new best friend if you can get overhead photo data and DEM data. We would sign any agreement saying that the source data would not be passed on.

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