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Offline LAPTOP GAMER

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How many play ATC2?
« on: July 27, 2007, 12:54:09 AM »
Just got it and man is it hard. I am starting out gave shift with just a few aircraft as I have learned that things can really get out of hand quickly.
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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 01:02:16 AM »
I would start with departure. It's pretty easy- just clear them to the altitude that was scratched out on the tab, they're on their own nav from the start, so you just need to watch and make sure they don't run into each other.

I'm up to working the dense arrivals at ORD or ATL. I can't do both arr and dep at the big airports yet (sometimes it seems not humanly possible).

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 03:05:36 AM »
Yeah in real life one person controls a sector of only arrivals or departures unless it is a really light load like late night. The sim rocks so if you're tired of firs person shooters and need more of a mental challenge, it's like 3 D chess.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 12:48:09 PM »
Ya, when I'm bored, I'll just spend an hour on the scope.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 01:28:54 PM »
hey guys

i had thought about getting this a year ago  but i din;t have th cash at the time. do you guys think its worth the cash. the the pro. edition woth it to get. does atc2 have voice recination.

thanks
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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 01:55:47 PM »
It does have voice recognition, but I have yet to try it out. I don't feel like speaking slowly like I'm talking to a two year old. The voices aren't really that great though. It's about as good as the Microsoft voices. Not near as good as the Flight Sim X voices. I hear that you get a discount if you are pursuing an aviation degree, or something like that. When you get good at it though, it gets old.

Offline kinshasaAPP

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 05:58:00 PM »
You guys need to spend your 'talents' on vatsim, that is, if you have any. This will prove your skills.  :evil:

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 10:53:06 AM »
Yeah in real life one person controls a sector of only arrivals or departures unless it is a really light load like late night. The sim rocks so if you're tired of firs person shooters and need more of a mental challenge, it's like 3 D chess.

i guess youve never worked the south sat positions at C90, were in the real world we work MDW arrivals and depatures at the same sector
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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 12:27:50 PM »
No I haven't.

Offline aevins

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 12:41:04 PM »
Go with VATSIM, its free, and best of all you can speak and someone from somewhere will respond.....

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 01:38:11 PM »
I tried VATSIM, but maybe I'm just too lazy. I don't feel like going through the training they have. I already know what I'm doing. The first guy that was assigned me wasn't really friendly or helpful (from ZHU).

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 02:19:23 PM »
I'm sorry for that, come join us at ZNY, its a challenge, and you can progress quickly if you know your stuff

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 03:00:35 PM »
I tried VATSIM, but maybe I'm just too lazy. I don't feel like going through the training they have. I already know what I'm doing.

Computer sims are sure fun. I never tried ATC2, but have spent hours playing ATCC and love it. However, VATSIM is still something different from an AI simulator. You'll need a much greater knowledge of the ATC procedures and phraseology to work VATSIM traffic, because the types of flights vary greately from one to another, and you'll often be dealing with traffic to multiple airports 400 miles away.

Don't let the previous experience discourage you, and give VATSIM another try. There's a whole lot to learn to work VATSIM traffic, and it will actually make you a better controller. It can be as difficult as an enjoyable process, and can get you addicted easily. :)

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 03:49:10 PM »
I'm sure most VATSIMmers are already addicted, same here.  :wink:

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 03:15:34 PM »
Well I'm up to 37k a year now Woo Hoooo!

Offline w0x0f

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2007, 07:53:57 PM »
Well I'm up to 37k a year now Woo Hoooo!

That's more than the FAA pays now.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2007, 10:11:40 PM »
Can I download this game? Lemme know where to get it.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
 
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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 11:10:51 PM »
You can buy the standard version for $60 and the professional version for $80 at http://atcsimulator.com. I don't think it's worth anything near that price. I mean, you can buy FSX for less at some places.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2007, 11:52:39 PM »
Yeah but it is the best ATC sim out right now.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 03:24:34 PM »
True - but honestly, listening to feeds is more exciting.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007, 04:33:34 PM »
The feeds can get pretty exciting, especially when the weather goes bad.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2007, 02:47:41 AM »
This is cool, I play KSEA a lot and I noticed they issue many of the same commands an way points I use when vectoring aircraft. I am getting pretty good a pushing the tin around, I just wish there were more commands and dialogue.
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Offline MikeA

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2007, 04:53:33 PM »
I tried the first verison of ATC and never realy liked it, but with FSX Deluxe you can be ATC for others in that session.  You can even join a VA for FSX.  The little bit of ATC that i have done on FSX is pretty good. You guys might want to try that.
Mike

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2007, 06:27:31 PM »
I might try that, my computer doesnt run FSX that well, but maybe it will work for FSX in that mode.

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Re: How many play ATC2?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2007, 12:03:28 PM »
I would suggest giving VATSIM a shot. I am preparing to start the training for Boston after running a VA for over a year now. Its a blast not only from the flying aspect but the controlling as well

Just a little plug haha www.VirtualCapeAir.com

John LeGassey