Simple flight simulation game - recommendations for mobile and PC

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Simple flight simulation game - recommendations for mobile and PC

#1 Post by Kranzer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:25 am

Hi,

I've been looking a simple flight sim games that a kid could play on a PC with gamepad or on a mobile.

I found that Take Off - The Flight Simulator recently is this kind of game. It has also iOS/Android version and recently it was released on Steam for PC and MAC.
Biggest advantages that it runs on weaker machines and it is cheap to buy for all platforms.

There are also similar games such as Infinite Flight, Aerofly 2, X Plane 10. Do you know any other titles similar?
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#2 Post by Beefitarian » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:20 pm

Last release of MS flight sim was free. I presume it's better than the 2003 version which was decent.
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#3 Post by Skywrencher » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm

I have x plane 10 I would sell for $40
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#4 Post by tbanks » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 am

Skywrencher wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm
I have x plane 10 I would sell for $40
lol I paid $60 for X-plane 11 on their website.
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#5 Post by Beefitarian » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:52 am

Sorry, I might have gave bad info since you need a bit more computer than a tablet to run MS Flightsim and it is not simple.

So they won't be playing with it in a car but, if you buy a decent yoke it is extremely realistic except for landing. Most kids who are interested in flying would like that, even an 8-10 year old. Initially it will be very difficult but if they stick with it they can fly with incredible real world scenery. It even had flight training sessions.

Some think landing is fine too but I find when you land a real airplane there are quite a bit more motion and peripheral view cues, that are missing sitting on a chair looking at a monitor.

I never tried X plane but I think it's similar.
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#6 Post by Skywrencher » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:08 am

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#7 Post by Skywrencher » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:16 am

tbanks wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 am
Skywrencher wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm
I have x plane 10 I would sell for $40
lol I paid $60 for X-plane 11 on their website.

there is an x plane 11!! I know what imma getting for Christmas! I wonder if that comes with discs? Or is it all downloads these days I guess the x plane 10 is now for sale for $10. But special holiday order for TBAGGED you can get it for free.
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Re: Simple flight simulation game - recommendations for mobile and PC

#8 Post by tbanks » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:07 pm

Skywrencher wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:16 am
tbanks wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 am
Skywrencher wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm
I have x plane 10 I would sell for $40
lol I paid $60 for X-plane 11 on their website.

there is an x plane 11!! I know what imma getting for Christmas! I wonder if that comes with discs? Or is it all downloads these days I guess the x plane 10 is now for sale for $10. But special holiday order for TBAGGED you can get it for free.
i'm pretty sure you can order discs. I opted for the download since I did not want to wait :rolleyes:
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#9 Post by Beefitarian » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:10 am

Is it available for Linux?
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Re: Simple flight simulation game - recommendations for mobile and PC

#11 Post by dpm » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:00 am

Beefitarian wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:10 am
Is it available for Linux?
XPlane supports Linux, but the newest version refuses to run on AMD graphics cards (!!!). So I just use FlightGear, which doesn't have as good scenery, but has great aerodynamics, instrument quirks, etc (watch the mag compass in a turn). I'm usually practicing IFR procs anyway, so I don't need little animated cars driving around the roads.
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