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Greggy_D
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posted 05-17-2008 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How on Earth did I miss Exciting Simulations' Space Shuttle Mission Simulator that's been out for four months now? Look at these videos:

I am so buying this as soon as I hit send on this post.

tegwilym
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posted 05-19-2008 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! I've never seen that either. I wonder if it's more playable than that old simulator many years ago? You probably remember that one I think it was called "Shuttle" and it was almost too realistic where you had to flip every switch, knob and button.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-06-2008 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone tried this yet? Graphics look very good.

Greggy_D
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posted 12-24-2008 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I've been flying it since June. The devs are awesome and have been releasing new missions at a rate of one a month. Last month was STS-51A and just today... drumroll please... STS-401 (the rescue mission).

They've also tuned up the sim and have upgraded the graphics considerably since the summer. Well worth $50.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-24-2008 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Greg. I've just upgraded my PC and persuaded my 9 year old that we need this software.

It does look awesome.

Greggy_D
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posted 12-24-2008 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, you're going to love it. Trust me. Make sure you have a joystick for the on-orbit RCS maneuvers and also for landing. Makes it a LOT easier.

Bill Hunt
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posted 11-19-2012 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone tried this? I'm a big fan of Orbiter, but Orbiter - while terrific - has a pretty unstructured user experience. How do the graphics and overall experience compare with this?

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jjknap
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posted 11-19-2012 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great sim. I would recommend it. It includes several missions including docking with the ISS and installing modules. All missions are exact; they even include the launch of small get-away special satellites. However, there is no "easy" mode. The instructions are basically the real shuttle operator manual. The sim will highlight the buttons you need if you want. They are working on an all new edition, but we probably won't see it until 2013.

Bill Hunt
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posted 11-20-2012 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm not worried about easy - I just like a little more structure in the software than Orbiter gives you. That said, Orbiter is absolutely fantastic - you can't beat its graphics.

Purchased! Thanks again!

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