Microsoft Flight Simulator - 8700K, 3700X & 5600X with an RTX 3080

Microsoft Flight Simulator - 8700K, 3700X & 5600X with an RTX 3080
As I said here and here, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is beautiful. Been flying non-stop the past few months, to this day I’ve logged 229 hours of game time. Flying virtually made me remember moments and also an opportunity to learn something new. This blog post is about what you get in the game with combinations of CPU’s I’ve tested it on and RTX cards namely 2070 Super and 3080. [Read More]

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Beta Testing Using Your Customers

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - Beta Testing Using Your Customers
First of all, WHAT A FLIGHT SIM! In terms of graphics, I don’t think there’s anything close to rival. Leveraging Azure’s worldwide CDN to stream content is a brilliant feat, flight sim content being dynamic means improvements to the content will be delivered faster to us. Picture perfect graphics though comes with a hefty tax on our PC builds, this is next gen material. Built for MSFS 2020 As much as I love the graphics, was not impressed with frame rates. [Read More]

Gotchas Upgrading C# Projects to Visual Studio 2012

My previous post is about my experience developing for Windows 8 RTM using Visual Studio 2012, there were BREAKING changes with Visual Studio 2012 and I feel obliged to map my own efforts for the benefit of other developers. So I’m going straight to the topic. Most of the content is NOT from my own experience, I put them down here to compile the gotchas. Everything you see here is actually available as a whitepaper published by Microsoft here. [Read More]

Windows 8 RTM & Visual Studio 2012 - Urbanesia on Windows 8

My first experience with Hello Worlds was through an old 8088XT that shows up a primitive BASIC IDE to hack on codes. Well now with the Urbanesia team and also past members of the team, we’ve created a native Windows 8 app for Urbanesia. We were in it from the start when Windows 8 was seeded as a Developer Preview. Our first IDE was Visual Studio 11 Beta that is now Visual Studio 2012. [Read More]

Microsoft Windows 8 Bootcamp Bandung

Urbanesia was invited to Microsoft Window 8’s Bootcamp in Bandung last weekend. Me, Arieditya and Aditya went there to see and experience ourselves the technical depth provided by the Windows 8 team. To cut things short, the experience was reinvigorating! After a bunch of process of liking, hating, yeah right-ing, hating, liking and now loving, I felt Microsoft’s attention to developers is an example to follow for other big names. [Read More]