It’s been a good first run with flight simming, and I’ll definitely stick with it indefinitely. I’m strongly considering a pilots license and the costs associated with it.
Usually I can get too hardcore into something, and I worry where my limits are. Started by renderings lol of WA state for VFR practice, and the realistic scenery is absolutely gorgeous. Then I rendered SoCal for PilotEdge. Then I figured I was that far, why not render central Cali, Florida, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and everything in between.
It’s time consuming, I started running low on space on my HDD, my VRAM started hitting its limits, and it made flying a game of waiting for loading screens of shifting through low frame rates a la FSX.
For now I have it all disabled, using just the generic textures and objects until I figure things out. It’s not pretty but it gets the job done. I want to fly, not spend time posting screen shots.
So far so good. Got myself a few new aircraft to play around with. Spending a lot of time on GA aircraft but I like to dip my toes into some more commercial aircraft eventually. It’s just fun.
Cutting back on the tweaking and enhancements has also given my more time to work on my model kits and start getting back into normal gaming again. Just got into Total War: Warhammer and Overwatch and it’s a blast.
It’s been a good three day weekend, but I feel that it went by way too fast. Just want to do a bit more relaxing for the rest of the day.