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X-Plane 11

3 weeks ago

Feature: GPUs and HDR explained

What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven't been put off by the astronomical prices of the best gaming monitors for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card. Below, you'll find a complete list…

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2 years ago

X-Plane 11 demo out now, game due this year

I didn't even realise X-Plane 11 [official site] was in-development, though of course it is. The flight simulator series is the only real competitor to Microsoft Flight Simulator, with its own approach to physics modelling, and X-Plane 10 was my pick when I wanted to take a skyward jaunt. The new game is due before the end of the year and now there's a demo…

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Feature: Simulation and wargame news

The Flare Path: Laminar Floes

There's a saying in my village: “When sloes and cobnuts early fall, And goatsuckers in daylight are heard to call, You'll be playing a spiritual sequel to MicroProse's Red Storm Rising and a new instalment of X-Plane in no time at all.” The local sayings related to wargame pricing and acceptable frame-rates in heli sims scan better but are less relevant to today's column so I'll…

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