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Flight Simulations

Wall-Sized 3D Displays: The Ultimate Gaming Room

Flight simulators are ideal for 3D viewing, because they typically put the player in the virtual cockpit. Let's see how some of the more common flight simulators and flight games work with our 3D projector.

Lock on: Modern Air Combat:

This hardcore flight sim worked extremely well. The 3D cockpit looked immaculate, and through the canopy it definitely appeared that you were flying thousands of feet above the ground. Dropping the plane down close to the ground was even more impressive, and it was just amazing to fly through mountainous terrain. The interface worked well in 3D as well. If you're into Lock on, I can heartily recommend a 3D projection experience.

3D stereoscopic rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Blazing Angels

This was the only game that I couldn't get to work consistently with the Nvidia stereoscopic driver. It wouldn't work at all unless antialiasing was enabled in the game! I believe AA was still turned off by the "force AA off" setting in the Nvidia stereoscopic driver, though, and it worked, but there were a lot of blurring artifacts. I suspect the artifacts were some pixel shader effects that didn't like the stereoscopic driver, but I couldn't turn them off in the video settings. I'd call this one playable, but barely.

3D stereoscopic rating: 2 out of 5 stars

X3 Reunion:

This game worked like a charm - a gorgeous 3D experience. The cockpit view of spaceships and space stations flying by in 3D was the closest thing to actually being in space that I'll probably ever experience. It even trumps the Star Wars ride at Disneyland - you have to see this one to believe it.

3D stereoscopic rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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