go easy on me this is my first post and this isn't entirely for my benefit!
My father-in-law has decided he wants to get into flightsim's and I've been asked to "sort it out".
I just need some reassurance I'm going the right direction and I'm not about to fall into a trap somewhere.
I'd just like some opinions on which software to get him started with and whether the laptop we have in mind will be suitable.
I confess to being behind the times with regards to computers these days, I was left behind when WinXP was replaced, and using them for most of my working day I tend to avoid them out of work! I did have FS2004 many moons ago and I do hold a pilots licence and fly light aircraft for escapism. You never know this little project may just hook me into FS as well!
Before anyone screams "don't use a laptop", I need to point out that Father In Law is disabled and has very limited use of legs and a laptop at a table is about the limit of what we can work with, but a second screen will be used via HDMI output.
Ideally, cockpit instruments on the laptop screen, outside view on the HDMI screen.
A Saitek Pro Yoke with throttle quadrant is planned, but obviously without peddles.
Microsoft FSX Steam
are on the list at the moment. If anyone has better suggestions, we are listening, nothing has been bought yet.
The laptop, the spec I've ended up with is as follows
256GB Solid state HDD
Any thoughts greatly received.
Please don't shoot the newbee, I come in peace!