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    Criticism does not mean negativity. To criticise...

    Criticism does not mean negativity.
    To criticise something is to examine and give findings, whether plus or minus.
    It is possible to be both critical and positive at the same time.
    Unfortunately,...
  2. From the sim, Daniel.

    From the sim, Daniel.
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    Or DVDs. :)

    Or DVDs. :)
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    Eric, I'm pleased that I was able to make you...

    Eric,
    I'm pleased that I was able to make you smile......a requirement in these troublesome times. :)

    And thank you for the comments and information that you provided in your following...
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    Oh, dead true, Mike. It never ceases to irritate...

    Oh, dead true, Mike.
    It never ceases to irritate the crap out of me that so many of today's young expect society to take the responsibility for their welfare and safekeeping.

    The day I started...
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    Not really; some of the tales I could relate...

    Not really; some of the tales I could relate about so-called "safety" in the elevator/lift industry prior to legislation and the introduction of OH&S would curl your hair.

    Also bear in mind that...
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    I gained my forklift licence in 2006, done so as...

    I gained my forklift licence in 2006, done so as part of my job in OH&S (or Work Safety, as it's now termed down here).
    The idea was that I would have a greater appreciation and understanding of the...
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    I am in 100% agreement with your feelings on...

    I am in 100% agreement with your feelings on that, Eric.
    The 172 with analogue gauges has been the basis of Flight Simulator since the beginning and should be in the base package.

    What MS have...
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    Steve.... It installs from the discs and then a...

    Steve....
    It installs from the discs and then a one-off verification/registration.
    From then on the sim can be played offline but if real-world weather etc is required then the player will need to...
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    I intend waiting for a few weeks....until the...

    I intend waiting for a few weeks....until the initial dust settles from the stampede. When I do place my order it will be for the disc package rather than a download; there's always something nice...
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    :D All three currently take up space on the HDD...

    :D
    All three currently take up space on the HDD in my old HP Windows XP laptop, Vern.

    When we had the house fire in 2017 and had to move out for three months it was that old laptop and its...
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    Thus the reason I still have a couple of laptops...

    Thus the reason I still have a couple of laptops with DOS and Windows XP. When I feel nostalgic I can go back and play those old sims.....every one you have mentioned I still have...plus some...
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    Thanks, squire. Yep...the Gamesmen have good...

    Thanks, squire.
    Yep...the Gamesmen have good deals and, coincidentally, that is where my son pointed me to buy FS2020. :)
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    I stand corrected: 99% of we taxpayers &...

    I stand corrected: 99% of we taxpayers & retirees. The remaining 1% get too much anyway! :D
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    Nice one, Scott. Sorry to read about your good...

    Nice one, Scott.
    Sorry to read about your good friend.
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    It's not simply the enhancements to the scenery...

    It's not simply the enhancements to the scenery at ground level, Geoff. There is far more to FS2020 than just that aspect - as awesome as it may be.

    For one, the weather and the depiction of same,...
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    You really are a wet blanket, aren't you? Stick...

    You really are a wet blanket, aren't you?
    Stick with FSX, Geoff, and save you cache of cash.....FS2020 would be wasted on you.
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    The nitty-gritty on the physical version

    PC Gamer has this latest info on the "boxed" version.
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    Well, our federal government has just given us...

    Well, our federal government has just given us all a "COVID-19 Economic Hardship" gift of AUS$750 each (taxpayers & retirees) so I know where some of mine is going! :D
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    I don't mind paying for a subscription, so long...

    I don't mind paying for a subscription, so long as the price is within reason and the product is what I want or need.
    After all, I subscribe (annually) for my anti-virus programme (essential) and a...
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    One of the shopfronts was advertising it for...

    One of the shopfronts was advertising it for that....probably RRP.
    But buy it online and the price is much more reasonable.
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    Many, many moons ago I bought a Thrustmaster...

    Many, many moons ago I bought a Thrustmaster HOTAS kit.....may have been one of their first such versions.
    It was excellent, so I should buy another once FS2020 hits the streets.
    I have narrowed my...
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    Jesus! That's AUS$275 down here! For that price...

    Jesus! That's AUS$275 down here!
    For that price I'd expect water to be turned into wine, mate! :D

    For another AUS$500 I can get a VR unit and not worry about a joystick at all.
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    Vern according to my son (who is in the...

    Vern according to my son (who is in the games/animation profession) it is at the end of beta stage. The only thing holding it back atm is that they are looking at the VR side of things.
    This will...
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    FSim 2020 release imminent.

    Received advice today that it will go on sale on August 18th.
    Price direct from the MS store, approx AUS$99.
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