Mac book pro question

  • Hi i am thinking about getting the new MacBook Pro so that i can run aerofly fs 4 with max settings and for portability. So can i play Aerofly fs 4 on the new Mac book pro anywhere on the go and without internet connection? And will i be able to control the sim with just track pad and keyboard keys? Please let me know thank you so much :)

  • Answers about MacBook Pro 14-inch M1 Pro.


    Max settings yes, all ultra / shadows insane.


    Anywhere, why not, but no. But when running Aerofly the consumption is very high (you will kill your battery life / 1000 battery cycles). I keep it plugged on power when flying. But I tested it on battery, you lose 30% battery charge for a flight using time skip to go from mid climb to descent.


    The fan works only where trees and buildings are numerous, at low altitude. When cruising, no fan (tested in a 27° room in summer).


    Only Trackpad and keyboard is possible but a controller is so so better. My answer is no.


    I limited it to 60 fps because sincerely it is enough of a screen. But of course it can run higher.

    At New York there’s a drop of fps.


    In French:

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    I fly, therefore I am

    Aeroflyer forever on Airbus A320

    Aerofly FS 4 / MacBook Pro / M1 Pro / Thrustmaster Captain Airbus Edition

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  • I fully agree on all points. FS2 and FS4 can be used on my MacBookPro 16" 2021 without any restrictions.

    I always have the power supply connected when possible.

    Flying only with keyboard and trackpad is possible, but it is more fun with controllers. I use the Airbus Collection from Thrustmaster.

    Tschüss, Michael (🍎🚁)


    Configurations:

    - MacBook Pro (16", 2021); Chip: Apple M1 Max; actual macOS || Thrustmaster TCA AIRBUS EDITION: 1x Sidestick, 2x Quadrant, 2x Quadrant Add-On || Pro-Flight-Trainer PUMA X

    - iPad (12,9", 4th Generation); actual iOS || nimbus steelseries

  • I use the Airbus Collection from Thrustmaster

    Thank you. I wasn’t sure it works on Mac because they only sell it for MS Windows.

    Did you do something special or it works out of box like magic for Aerofly FS 4 on Mac?

    Are you talking about that:

    I fly, therefore I am

    Aeroflyer forever on Airbus A320

    Aerofly FS 4 / MacBook Pro / M1 Pro / Thrustmaster Captain Airbus Edition

    Aerofly FS 2023 / iPad Pro / M1

  • Yes, FS2 and FS4 recognize the Thrustmaster controllers and allow individual settings. :)

    Tschüss, Michael (🍎🚁)


    Configurations:

    - MacBook Pro (16", 2021); Chip: Apple M1 Max; actual macOS || Thrustmaster TCA AIRBUS EDITION: 1x Sidestick, 2x Quadrant, 2x Quadrant Add-On || Pro-Flight-Trainer PUMA X

    - iPad (12,9", 4th Generation); actual iOS || nimbus steelseries

  • Yes, FS2 and FS4 recognize the Thrustmaster controllers and allow individual settings. :)

    Thrustmaster should say it works on Mac because they must lose customers.

    Thank you, I should try it one of these days…

    I fly, therefore I am

    Aeroflyer forever on Airbus A320

    Aerofly FS 4 / MacBook Pro / M1 Pro / Thrustmaster Captain Airbus Edition

    Aerofly FS 2023 / iPad Pro / M1

  • ApfelFlieger

    I am a bit worried about Thrustmaster TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition on macOS. Because, wherever I surf on the web, they say it is only compatible with Windows. It is stressful to buy it for a Mac.

    The only thing I'm sure is that if you want to update the devices you need Windows.

    Thrustmaster says that it is only compatible with Windows 10/11, that's all. But in some cases about Mac, they say to ask the flight sim editor.

    So, Jet-Pack (IPACS) , is the Thrustmaster TCA Captain Pack Airbus Edition (see attachement) 100% compatible with Aerofly FS 4 running on macOS?

    Many thanks.

  • I show here the original settings for the FS4 on my MacBookPro, which I have with Plug&Play:


    Tschüss, Michael (🍎🚁)


    Configurations:

    - MacBook Pro (16", 2021); Chip: Apple M1 Max; actual macOS || Thrustmaster TCA AIRBUS EDITION: 1x Sidestick, 2x Quadrant, 2x Quadrant Add-On || Pro-Flight-Trainer PUMA X

    - iPad (12,9", 4th Generation); actual iOS || nimbus steelseries

  • The AddOn for Spoilers, Gear, etc. is connected to 1&2 and therefore automatically belongs to 1&2, the AddOn for Flaps, Parking Brake and Rudder Trim is connected to 3&4 and therefore is automatically assigned to 3&4.

    Tschüss, Michael (🍎🚁)


    Configurations:

    - MacBook Pro (16", 2021); Chip: Apple M1 Max; actual macOS || Thrustmaster TCA AIRBUS EDITION: 1x Sidestick, 2x Quadrant, 2x Quadrant Add-On || Pro-Flight-Trainer PUMA X

    - iPad (12,9", 4th Generation); actual iOS || nimbus steelseries

  • Dear ApfelFlieger

    If you don't mind, I have one more question about the Sidestick flying the A320.

    When you move the stick, does it disengage the A/P?

    Like it happens with a PS5 controller! Let's say it is not a problem with a controller, but with the Thrustmaster it would be for sure, specially when using the hat joystick to look around. I think it is impossible to manipulate this joystick at the top of the main Sidestick without moving it.

    Thanks for your patience and answers.

    I fly, therefore I am

    Aeroflyer forever on Airbus A320

    Aerofly FS 4 / MacBook Pro / M1 Pro / Thrustmaster Captain Airbus Edition

    Aerofly FS 2023 / iPad Pro / M1

  • I hadn't considered running Aerofly on my MacBook M1 Pro, currently running on a pc. Presumably it's running through Rosetta on ARM Macs rather than native?

    Aerofly FS 4 is an Apple Silicon native application.

    I fly, therefore I am

    Aeroflyer forever on Airbus A320

    Aerofly FS 4 / MacBook Pro / M1 Pro / Thrustmaster Captain Airbus Edition

    Aerofly FS 2023 / iPad Pro / M1

  • Dear ApfelFlieger

    If you don't mind, I have one more question about the Sidestick flying the A320.

    When you move the stick, does it disengage the A/P?

    Like it happens with a PS5 controller! Let's say it is not a problem with a controller, but with the Thrustmaster it would be for sure, specially when using the hat joystick to look around. I think it is impossible to manipulate this joystick at the top of the main Sidestick without moving it.

    Thanks for your patience and answers.

    Sorry, I'm just now getting around to answering the question:


    When A/P is on, moving the joystick does not affect elevator and aileron, nor does it take A/P out of service.


    So I can continue to control my all around view with the little knob on the joystick. :)

    Tschüss, Michael (🍎🚁)


    Configurations:

    - MacBook Pro (16", 2021); Chip: Apple M1 Max; actual macOS || Thrustmaster TCA AIRBUS EDITION: 1x Sidestick, 2x Quadrant, 2x Quadrant Add-On || Pro-Flight-Trainer PUMA X

    - iPad (12,9", 4th Generation); actual iOS || nimbus steelseries