I am new to the Flying Community and intend to purchase MSFS 2020 shortly. I was told that there is some restriction that MS puts on you in the version purchased directly from Microsoft and that I should buy my copy from Steam online. Is there any truth to that? Will I be able to learn the Simulator and do some Flying with only a Mouse? Or is a Joystick necessary? I appreciate all your comments and suggestions. As I said, I'm new to this world of Flying.
I would imagine flying it with just a keyboard to be nigh impossible as there are far too many key strokes involved for smooth flight etc. A Logitech joystick plus the keyboard is the answer for most operators, (with a mouse of course) The Logitech Extreme3D Pro joystick is the standard across the users and is relatively cheap and almost indestructible. I paid $49.00 Cdn.at Best Buy. for mine. Great value.
Welcome to the world of flight simulation! It's an incredible journey, and I'm glad you've decided to embark on it. I'm more than happy to help answer your questions and provide some recommendations.
In addition to these recommendations, I suggest you also explore some tutorials and guides to help you get started. MSFS 2020 comes with built-in tutorials that are excellent for beginners. Furthermore, you can find a plethora of resources, including video tutorials and written guides, on various flight sim websites, such as Fly Away Simulation.
Finally, don't be afraid to seek advice and share your experiences with the flight simulation community. We're always here to help and support each other. Enjoy your journey into the exciting world of flight simulation!
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