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Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 31 Jul 2020, 21:30
by TSR2
I use PayPal with my MS account, but now you mention it I seem to recall having an issue with it using my paypal balance a few years back. *-)

I don’t think it’s going to have any ardent simmers salivating when it’s released, but I think it’s got huge potential and I’d like to see where it goes. Everyone seems to be saying the same thing about the SDK, but it’s very encouraging the PMDG seem to be saying it’s being worked on at quite a rate.

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 08:54
by TSR2
Sorry only have access from my phone at the minute, but this was Thursdays insider announcement. Note that all VR that supports the WMR will be supported when ready.
VR SUPPORT COMING TO MSFS

We are excited about the reception that Microsoft Flight Simulator has received from the community and look forward to its launch on August 18th. Today, we announced Microsoft Flight Simulator will support VR platforms beginning fall 2020 as a free update. VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator will coincide with the HP Reverb G2 this fall. VR support will be available on all Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets upon VR launch. Support for additional platforms/headsets will follow. Stay tuned for future updates.

TrackIR SUPPORT COMING TO MSFS

Today we announced that TrackIR support will be included at launch!

PRE-RELEASE TESTING PROGRAM

With the release of Closed Beta, the Pre-Release Testing program is just getting started. We will have many new opportunities for pre-release testing post launch, and the team is working on finalizing our plans/timeline in order to share with you post launch.

CLOSED BETA INVITATIONS

New invitations have been sent!

PARTNERSHIP SERIES UPDATE

Here are the upcoming partnership series updates currently being finalized:

blackshark.ai
Aerosoft
Bing Maps
VATSIM

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 19:47
by Nigel H-J
One strange thing I noticed, I wanted to pay using PayPal but for whatever reason it would not let me pay using the balance I had in my account, I could only do a bank transfer, weird.
Now that is something I don't like to hear, I never pay for on-line purchases with my bank card it is always done by credit card and whatever is purchased during the month is paid off as soon as we get the bill. I have a thing about using bank cards on-line and do not do on-line banking. At least if my card number is stolen through a hack there is a limit on the amount that can be taken but with a bank card, they could withdraw quite a bit. No sorry, if I ever want MS2020 I will only pay through credit card and if they won't let me I won't purchase it.

Today, we announced Microsoft Flight Simulator will support VR platforms beginning fall 2020 as a free update.
Now that is worrying, free-update eh? Now what little nasty surprises are we going to face with other updates? I am sorry but I am a bit suspicious about the way the free- update has been written.

PS. Don't forget to read the small print very careefully!! :poke:

Regards
Nigel.

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 20:07
by TSR2
You are paranoid Nigel aren’t you 🤣

It just means you won’t have to pay extra when VR is enabled, it’s a free update.

And the PayPal thing just seems to be that it if you have a balance in your PayPal account, it can’t seem to use it. It still takes the payment from PayPal, but from the bank account or bank / credit card you have registered with PayPal. You can still pay by credit card if you prefer. PayPal is just one of the payment mechanisms on offer.

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 20:52
by Nigel H-J
You are paranoid Nigel aren’t you 🤣
Wot, me?? :hide: Not exactly paranoid Ben but very cautious and suspicious and so far have not got my fingers burn't!! :lol:

Regards
Nigel.

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 01 Aug 2020, 21:09
by TSR2
A wise man. :cheers:

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 02 Aug 2020, 01:19
by GHD
Nigel H-J wrote: 01 Aug 2020, 20:52
You are paranoid Nigel aren’t you 🤣
Wot, me?? :hide: Not exactly paranoid Ben but very cautious and suspicious and so far have not got my fingers burn't!! :lol:

Regards
Nigel.
So you didn't buy MS Flight :rofl:

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 02 Aug 2020, 09:53
by Airtrooper
In case you missed it, MSFS is appearing in the mainstream media:

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/ ... lator-game

This is going to do wonders for recruiting into the hobby :thumbsup:

This is also a great video regarding MSFS graphics settings:

https://youtu.be/ctmzO6DBydc

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 02 Aug 2020, 14:29
by Nigel H-J
So you didn't buy MS Flight :rofl:
Nope!! I am one of those sitting on the fence watching the world go by!! :lol:

Regards
Nigel.

Re: Which Version of MS2020 Would You Buy?

Posted: 03 Aug 2020, 11:23
by Airtrooper
Does anybody have any advice regarding whether to buy via Microsoft's own store vs. Steam (or any others) please???

I do buy most things via Steam these days, but I'm hesitating in case it impacts my ability to install addons and make modifications... Any perspectives on this please?

Many thanks

Andy