MSFS 2020 made me rediscover this sim

  • It wouldn't be accurate to say I just discovered AFS2, I installed it way back in 2016, thought it was pretty amazing, but didn't do much with it because I wasn't simming very seriously at the time.


    Now I'm learning how to fly, and I've been spending weeks tweaking MSFS 2020 for VR, which is a nightmare as most people probably know. I'd used Aerofly with an Oculus Rift CV1 and a little bit with a Rift S, but never with my new Reverb G2. I'd gotten MSFS 2020 running about as good as it was going to run, which was... not bad as long as you can acclimate to 30 fps.


    Just for kicks I decide to reinstall AFS2. My jaw hit the floor as soon as I put on my headset. Buttery smooth 90 fps with no reprojection or resolution scaling. I spent 2-3 hours just flying for fun with no real objective. I'd been doing remote lessons with my flight instructor in FS 2020, and I asked him if we could try AFS2 for a lesson instead. As soon as he saw me reach out and adjust the nav frequency with my touch controller and how smooth and crisp the graphics were, he had a hard time containing his excitement.


    We did a lesson with lots of go-arounds and at the end, he said that at least for the stuff I'm working on now, AFS2 seems to be a better tool (and very fun to boot), even if there's no comparison with FS 2020 in other regards. Thanks for a cool (if somewhat limited) sim. It feels like AFS2 deserves more traction than it's gotten over the years.

  • Great to hear from a trainee about how good this sim is. For my sins I am just a virtual tourist. I fly in chase view and enjoy the scenery. My "real" experience is trying to fly the Wellington at the moment in Desert Wings Tobruk in full real mode. Just locating the levers and dials and moving them with the mouse to set up engine warm ups and taxi to take off is a real challenge, so I can see how AFS2 must be for the cold and dark fans. Good luck with the rest of your training and if you are in Oz you can always fly over to my place for a natter when you are finished (I live next to Parafield Airport).

  • Since when I discovered the Aerofly FS in 2016 as soon as I saw its physics, system, avionics without having to spend half an hour programming its route ... I said to myself 'This is magnificent' a robust work of art with perfect performance and realism for me, the certainty that this Simulator would be and will be my noble flight guide after a long search trying other simulators that I didn't like. He will surely be my guide until I die ^^

    Regards,

    Lucas


    A320 Test Pilot at Aerofly FS2!

    I7 8GB RAM GeForce NVIDIA 1660TI 6GB VRAM Graphics 4K .

  • ... and don't forget: We have here step by step and more and more lovely and beautiful professionell restored Photoscenerie! As onlyest Sim of the world! 8o


    Maybe - the next Mega-Area will come this Weekend? ;)

    3,9 Ghz, RTX 2080 Ti, 32 GB RAM, Oculus Rift CV1, PIMAX 8K X, RotoVR, HOTAS and Flight Rudder Pedals, Win10, 3ds max

  • I love that you can fire up Aerofly in less than 30 seconds. Like actually fly in 30 seconds, not wait for the first sign of a program window in 30 seconds, hehe.

    Yes that is one of the most important advantages, speed & agility whether aircraft especially the existence - or not - of choppers, definitely start up times and number one of number ones, FPS.


    Moving traffic and other high level animation & fine detail is evident albeit at lower FPS everywhere in MSFS though in Aerofly, for now, seems to be the domain of amazing 3rd party freeware in places like Hawaii & Innsbruck.

  • One of the things that for me spoils any experience in a simulator is like unrealistic computer screens and an airplane with various imperfections ... In the fields of view of the cameras and, of course, in the physics of movement of Ailerons spoilers ... And in that Aerofly is a master.

    Regards,

    Lucas


    A320 Test Pilot at Aerofly FS2!

    I7 8GB RAM GeForce NVIDIA 1660TI 6GB VRAM Graphics 4K .

  • :D:D^^ stratospheric Where exactly at the airport is this? The next time my plane is scheduled to fly to Palm Springs I want to see it up close.

    Ok I was trying to save your pain but if self-flagellation helps you through the day like it does for me:


    Mr VP is entering the terminal building normally used for baggage due to his man boob girth.


    It's the main heliport in which you should appear - Signature Flight Support


    That is IPACS add-on DLC I think.


  • Palm Springs, ist eine ORBX Scenery. :)

  • Aerofly FSS is by far delivering the best performance on my Reverb G2. No need to cap the rendering resoultion and still getting awesome frames.


    Its really a pitty that the siming have such a great basis, nothing has been made out of it.

    • Switzerland would deserve an update - not done
    • Weather engine - promised and still not done
    • Water physics - nowhere
    • TE England - abandoned

    The highlight of 2020 - > EC135 without Swiss Airforce livery - sux

    HH125 never delivered to private customers


    For a short time, we were able to convince Tabu to give it a try. Meanwhile he abandoned the sim. Too bad.


    Its still way to complicated to create a simple airport like LSZP or more complex like GCTS.


    I have big hopes in FranceVFR. Their sceneries area really good. But if it does not sell, then they will abandone again too

    MSFS | X-Plane 11.5x | DCS 2.5.7 | P3Dv5 | War Thunder | Aerofly FS2


    Win10-x64 | ASUS Z390 Maximus VI | Intel i7-9700K @3.6GHz | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB DDR4 | 6TB SSD Samsung 850 Pro | 2TB M2 PCI 4x | ASUS GTX 1080 ROG STRIX 8GB DDR5X | TM Hotas Warthog | Saitek Combat Pedals | Oculus Rift S | Reverb G2

  • As for the EC-135, you can get 5 Swiss liveries

    5 euros each


    Well, patience we got to have since 2016 ...

    MSFS | X-Plane 11.5x | DCS 2.5.7 | P3Dv5 | War Thunder | Aerofly FS2


    Win10-x64 | ASUS Z390 Maximus VI | Intel i7-9700K @3.6GHz | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB DDR4 | 6TB SSD Samsung 850 Pro | 2TB M2 PCI 4x | ASUS GTX 1080 ROG STRIX 8GB DDR5X | TM Hotas Warthog | Saitek Combat Pedals | Oculus Rift S | Reverb G2