Acro FS is now Coming Soon on Steam!

technoid

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I'm guessing Acro FS uses the RF-X graphics engine, is that correct ? How demanding is it on your system compared to the RF-X Beta Update? And of course what will the price be?
 
The price is already public, though it doesn't show on the store page. If you search for it on Steam, the price will be displayed beside the results.

The RF interface will work.

The release date isn't set yet, but it will be very soon!
 
I'm guessing Acro FS uses the RF-X graphics engine, is that correct ? How demanding is it on your system compared to the RF-X Beta Update? And of course what will the price be?
Yes, Acro FS is based on Unigine (game engine) and FlightAxis (flight physics), just like RF-X.

Acro FS is a little easier on your system than RF-X. My dev machine sees 60-80 fps at 1920x1200 on RF-X, and gets over 100fps with Acro FS.

Plan on a GTX1060 for a great 1080p monitor experience, and a GTX1080 (or 1080Ti) for a very good VR experience.

Acro FS is very smooth right out of the gate, thanks to a precompiled shader cache that we supply with the game.
 

technoid

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Yes, Acro FS is based on Unigine (game engine) and FlightAxis (flight physics), just like RF-X.

Acro FS is a little easier on your system than RF-X. My dev machine sees 60-80 fps at 1920x1200 on RF-X, and gets over 100fps with Acro FS.

Plan on a GTX1060 for a great 1080p monitor experience, and a GTX1080 (or 1080Ti) for a very good VR experience.

Acro FS is very smooth right out of the gate, thanks to a precompiled shader cache that we supply with the game.
Okay, good news.. thanks!
 

TomC

Member
Looks like a very watered down version of rfx beta 1.5. Should be a free add-on for current rfx owners imho. Still, I’ll be interested to try it out!
 

csgill75

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Looks like a very watered down version of rfx beta 1.5. Should be a free add-on for current rfx owners imho. Still, I’ll be interested to try it out!
It's a full scale simulator, not a RC simulator and it will be free to play on Steam.
 

TomC

Member
It's a full scale simulator, not a RC simulator and it will be free to play on Steam.
I don’t know for sure but I imagine there will be a ‘ground view’. So kinda RC.

Also, I doubt that it will be free. Maybe a free early access demo?

All speculation for now. Time will tell.
 
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csgill75

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I don’t know for sure but I imagine there will be a ‘ground view’. So kinda RC.

Also, I doubt that it will be free. Maybe a free early access demo?

All speculation for now. Time will tell.
It already states that it will be free to play after early access on the store page. Most likely the money will be made on the DLC aircraft and airports. There are other simulators that work this way.

I'm sure it will have a ground view, but like other full scale sims, it is pretty useless..
 

csgill75

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Here is the clip of the Store page which explains everything...:rolleyes:

Also on my wishlist, it shows a Release date of May 22. I wonder if this is correct?
 

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TomC

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Thanks for that. Are you going to try the early access? I think I'll wait until I see some reviews. It's still not clear to me if this is going to be worthwhile or not, for me anyway.
 

csgill75

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Thanks for that. Are you going to try the early access? I think I'll wait until I see some reviews. It's still not clear to me if this is going to be worthwhile or not, for me anyway.
Of course I'm going to try it. It doesn't cost anything to try it.. :D I doubt that I will spend much in the way of content on it since I do not fly real aircraft.. But I will definitely give it a go.
 

BrokeDad

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I might try it out. I have FS-X and X-plane plus some fancy controllers and pedals to simulate real cockpit ones. I'd need to make a Steam account first.
 

technoid

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Well the install finished and I flew it for a while but since I'm not a real pilot having nothing to look at left me wanting more. I will say if there were places like the Island in the RF-X beta I'd be interested in flying around exploring the Island. Of course that's not the point of Acro FS but in the end I think you'll find a lot more people that want to use it to fly around and explore than aerobatic pilots that want to practice. Just my 2 cents.

At 1920x1200 with everything turned all the way up I'm getting right around 120 fps all the time, give or take, so frame rate is fine. That's definitely better than I get in RF-X or the Beta. I do get higher frame rates in the RF-X beta but not nearly as good as I get in Acro FS.

System Specs

6700k
32GB RAM
512k NVMe SSD
GeForce 1070
1900x1200 Dell IPS Monitor
 
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