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Check it: Flight Simulator X FsPassengers

Check it: Flight Sim X FsPassengers

I am definitely late in getting into using FsPassengers for Flight Simulator X but late is better than never. This add-on is amazing and if you play FSX then you’ve got to check it out.

With the recent release of the free-to-play Microsoft Flight you’re probably (like many of us) thinking that Microsoft has given up on making good flight simulators. Well until they pull their heads out of their asses FSX is still valid.

A drawback of Free Flight is it just doesn’t push you to follow the rules. FsPassengers changes this by giving you virtual passengers on your flights and an airline company to manage. My companies name is EliteTransX. I’m terrible at naming anything.

Your passengers react to everything; ticket prices, food and beverage prices and the way you fly. If you have a hard landing they respond accordingly. Kill your passengers in a crash and obviously your rating will suffer. On a recent flight my passengers were afraid of the turbulence and my rating dropped significantly but eventually rose to 98% once the adrenaline settled.

Your flights are graded on how your passengers feel and your performance as a pilot. Forget to set flaps on take-off or landing and that will deduct points from your Flight Report.

Another great thing about FsP is the random failures. You can set this for a percentage. I have it set at 5%. FSX only allows you do setup specific failures at a specific time and that just isn’t realistic, fun or educational. Plus if you know what is going to fail then it’s not a test of your ability to cope and fix the problem.

At the end of each flight you get a Flight Report grading your performance and how passengers feel about the flight. You can recall these reports at any time. Also you can bring up a Flights Map which shows past flights. There are dozens of options, settings and records to look at.

FSX FsPassengers Flight Report

If you enjoy FSX or just haven’t played in a while, pick up FsP and give it another shot. It changes the game for the better.

Other Recommended Addons for FSX:
FTX OrbX, AccuFeel, TileProxy (free), Real Environment, PMDG

Links:
Airliners.net Forums
Localizer Approaches
Real World Flightplan Database
The Owl’s Nest

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Dwarf Fortress Lazy Newb Pack 0.34.02

Dwarf Fortress: Lazy Newb Pack 0.34.02

The Lazy Newb Pack for Dwarf Fortress 0.34.02 has been updated. The LNP includes a launcher, configuration utility, tilesets like Phoebus along with utilities such as Dwarf Therapist, Stonesense, Soundsense and others.

All of these are included in the pack so you will not have to bother putting them together yourself. Just run the launcher and any settings, tilsets or utils you want from there and you’re ready to go.

For more mods, tile sets and other utilities visit the Dwarf Fortress File Depot.

Downloads:
Bay12Forums: The Lazy Newb Pack


Eve Online: ISK: Beautifully Designed Guide for EVErybody

No matter whether you are a beginner on a 14-day trial account or a veteran trader, maybe a fierce pirate, a determined miner, a pilot who has years of experience in mission running or a three-month-in noob – there is no pilot who has tried and done everything or knows all there is to know about EVE. Beginner or expert, this Guide – known as the Industrial-Sized Knowledgebase – is for you!

Expertly written by a number of specialists in their field, beautifully designed by the EON Magazine team, and officially endorsed by CCP, this guide covers just about everything you can do in EVE. If you need to know something, just look it up in this book. Of course you do not have to commit everything to memory; just open the ISK 3.0 Guide and you will find your answer.

What’s more it’s FREE! Read, Learn and Enjoy!

You can order the print edition here or download the PDF for free.


Now I know why Mario was so adamant about saving Princess Peach

I know people collect busts, but this is ridiculous.

Princess Bitch


Razer – Hardware for Gamers: Damn cool.

Razer offers some of the sweetest gaming hardware I’ve seen. For example, this Tron keyboard. They also offer mice, headsets, t-shirts an other gear. You’ve got to check this out.

Website: Razer

Razer Keyboard


Useful Or Essential Software for Free

This list will be updated over time with new applications. If you have anything to submit, please comment with your suggestion. This list is dedicated to “mostly” Windows applications although many are open source and/or available on multiple operating systems.

Video, TV and Website Integration
Boxee – Movies, TV Shows and Video from the Internet on your TV. Supports Facebook, Netflix, Justin.TV, etc.
GB-PVR – robust media center.

Free Virus, Spy-ware and Mal-ware Removal
Ad-Aware – Find and remove viruses, Trojans, mal-ware and spy-ware.
Spybot-S&D – Checks your system against ad-ware and other system invaders.
AVG – Free anti-virus.
Microsoft Security Essentials – real-time protection for your PC.

Firewalls
PeerBlock – block communication with advertising or spyware related servers monitoring your P2P activities.
Comodo – free download firewall.

Free Alternative Browsers
Firefox – 47% of users use Firefox. The most favored alternative browser today.
Chrome – 16% of users use Chrome. Google’s browser. It’s fast, but lacks features.
Opera – 2.1% of users use Opera. Another alternative browser.
Flock – Centralized photos, videos and updates from your favorite sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

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