Not sure this is the right section for this, but it deals with a flight sim, and in this case, a remarkably good one.
X-Plane has been around for quite a few years, with the (technically) first version coming out in 1996. Until 2004, it was fairly limited, with somewhat detailed graphics only for a handful of planes, and very little detailed scenery, but with the 2004 release, you could fly from one (American) city to another and see fully rendered graphics the entire way, although it was not until 2007 that the program started using all the bells and whistles of the higher end video cards. The same 2007 release also added the ability to get new maps over the internet instead of having to order them from the company, and it was a remarkable program by 2010, when it was announced that no further maps would be made for that version.
In 2011, the present version came out, and it was better than before, and by quite a bit. It utilized virtually every facet of the modern computers, designed from the ground up to use multiple CPU cores, the DirectX 11 extensions, and any amount of memory, with the program automatically adding features with better hardware (up to a point, beyond which field of view gets extended instead). The level of detail was even more impressive than version 9 had been, and you really got the feeling you were sitting in a real airplane, which every factor found in actual flight brought into the game.
The end of June this year, this was extended with the release of X-Plane 10 Global, which extended greatly the amount of maps found in the game (essentially by bundling maps you used to have to buy into the core game), and added more 3D cockpits to the ten that were in the original version 10. It gets a bit of flack for changing the keybinds that long term players had grown used to, but if you use a wheel and pedals, there is virtually nothing new to learn. Additionally, version 9 of the program included the ability to fly on Mars (quite a challenge to fly anything in that thin air), while version 10 removed that, and that got some upset feedback too, but that sort of thing is normal for any program with such a large fan base.
All in all, a very realistic and very enjoyable game.
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