Many FSX pilots own Macs. This means, that like me, you use a virtualization platform to run Windows within a partition on your MacintoshHD. I personally use Boot Camp because it is free and I rarely need to run Mac programs in parallel with Windows.
To make a long story short, to check on the latest virtualizatoin news, I visited the blog for VMware Fusion; Team Fusion. Boy was I surprised to see a post featuring FSX. In a post titled MacWorld: First Look at VMWare Fusion 3, the team demonstrated the power of the virtualization graphics environment by running a demo of FSX. It appears to be mission where a CRJ makes a challenging approach to St Maarten. (Video below)
While the graphics didn’t seem to be set to a very high level, the fact that you could run Windows 7 and FSX from the Mac environment blows my mind.
Clearly the pilot flying the demonstration needs to learn how to fly. Using the mouse to fly the CRJ is a little tough… I hope that doesn’t mean joystick support has been left out? I also wonder how FS2004 would look.
Anyway, I am off to buy Fusion 3. How about you?