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Forums > Living in Kunming > Looking for computer games

Falcon 4 is supposed to be one of the best aerial combat simulators, IL2 is also supposed to have a good flight model. Both games are older and should run without problems on older hardware.

If you have a newer computer and want to play a more action style game, check out Tom Clancy's Hawx

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Looking for computer games

Oh, and should you not want to get too professional, FsX by Microsoft is also ok and good enough to fool around and have some fun... just check them out online and see which one suits your needs better.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Looking for computer games

Laotou is 100% correct. Xplane is one of the only real flight simulators out there. Why? Because the flight is simulated (computed in real time)... airflow over the wing (incl lift and different wing shapes), air resistance, wind....
While all MS products (Flight Sim X) only emulates a plane... it checks some parameters of an air craft (position, pitch, speed, altitude, etc.) and cross checks those against a programmed table. From this result it will determine your air crafts reaction.

In the end, x-Plane is FSA licensed (in several versions). You can set it so realistic that you'll be able to log real-flight hours, in case you have a pilots license.
Periphery support is outstanding, you can connect almost anything, like external panels, radios, pitch indicators, and and and, oh yes, simple rudder-horn combinations are of course also supported as well as simple joysticks.

I would suggest you to buy any game online nowadays (if you want to buy originals that is). Rudders/Horns can be bought on Taobao (I recommend Saitek products for professional flight systems, otherwise anything by Logitech, Thrustmaster or above RMB300 should work for the beginning :-)), I have not seen anything worth buying in a Kunming store.

Have fun!

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Godspeed John and Cas. I hope you can make Thailand as much of a home as you did with Kunming. That special signed booklet from in front of Diego's place was one of the few things I kept from China. Cheers from another mountainous city across the globe.

Yeah, it's not only the carbon footprint.
Let's ask Alex directly: Look around where you are right now... Can you see an outdoor jacket? Maybe a backpack? Or how about a PET bottle? Maybe you just had a sip of coke, iced tea, green tea, Fanta, water? Do you see any of these items?
I'd say yes. Am I right? If so, I urge you to throw these out immediately as they are made out of PX. Yeah, that's right. When you manufacturer polyester you start with PX. Then you add oxygen to it after that you combined it with an alcohol and voilá, you have plastic.

So, I believe maybe you should rethink your position about PX or throw out everything made out, or containing polyester. Should I sum up some items which you cannot use anymore?

Or is it just the NIMBY problem? Google it and you know what I mean.

I have nothing more to add, otherwise I would take over this thread on how refineries work, how PX is used, how it seems that only China views it as a carcinogen (someone remember the Fukushima-Salt-crisis?) and which substances carry carcinogenic properties.
Ian, take my advice... brew yourself a nice cup of tea (but not a carcinogenic one, all right!?), do some research on those topics, sit back, relax and observe. You might be able to learn more about human nature than you think. Always keep in mind that knowledge is power and will help you in your future life.

Well Ian, I do not agree that much with your second to post. I personally do not blame anybody for protesting, nor would I use the concept of shame.
It's just what you said in the first post: Does everybody really what they are protesting against?

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