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Is it worth the up grade of the B747 400 X.....

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Hi there,I got the B747 400 for FS 2004 updated (Pax and Freighter). I wonder if Buying the upgrade of the B747 400X brings an update or "Debugs" to the B747 400 for FS 2004.Unfortunately my PC isn't powerful enough to run FS XMany thanksRVSM

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YES- without a doubt! I have noticed an increase in performance in XP and all enroute waypoint winds remain in place when you change Rwy/SIDs- that alone is worth it for me.Add in the following-1) Improved takeoff trim display gauge clarity2) Change in Lower EICAS ENG page automatic display logic (only when fuel set to CUTOFF in flight)3) Correction in Spoiler handle position detection logic to improve response and correct control.4) EICAS Target N1 / Ref N1 indications removed when in REV mode5) Reversers logic altered to prevent REV lockout when NAI active.6) Modified Cost Index Equation: The equation is a differential equation solved by successive iterations.7) This is a very CPU intensive operation. The element of the numerical procedure has been optimized,yielding a factor of 5 speed up with minimal effect on result accuracy, thus reducing the requiredload on the CPU for the mathematics involved.8) CDU Legs page - predicted Alt Improvements: Above / Below type (e.g. 6000A8000B) soft constraint both vertical flight path prediction and VNAV mode bug corrections and predictive improvements. Also UNABLE NEXT ALT message will appear in all cases referring to soft altitude constraints.9) CDU N1 page - flight phase improvements: Regular thrust limit page (instead of TO limit page) will appear now below flap retraction altitude.10) CDU Fix page - changes to RAD/DIS to be BRG/DIS11) CDU Cruise page - change in step alt code: At 2R the last step altitude target would not appear when step climb was not possible. It does now above the NONE header.12) FMC: Various small and large behavior corrections.13) GA thrust limit will automatically be set now only if ToD is sequenced and flaps are out (or GS is captured as before)14) Retuned the entire pitch channel of the autopilot specifically to enhance behavior.15) This includes all related pitch modes (VS, FLCH etc). The main target was to improve mode stability even at high simrates and in connection to idiosyncratic FS9 "real" weather handling. The pitch channel insome places was enhanced with a secondary control routine to improve effectiveness in pitch sensitive roles such as glide slope tracking.16) Various cosmetic changes to CDU display and text handling.17) Adaptive refresh rate control for CRTs / LCDs based on target and actual frame rate (order is PFD, ND, EICAS, standby instruments)18) Numerous performance optimizations of display and computational code to reduce processor load on FS9.19) Various other assorted minor fixes along the way.20) Improved wing flex and wing flight path distortion modeling.and in MY OPINION, yes- worth every penny. I use this one platform, almost every day- what else can you do that often for the admission price. IN ADDITION- I am expecting the coming update to the 400X to include an update for the FS9 Unifier (which is what they call the FS9 portion of the 400X package). We are all hoping to see that soon.My machine will run FSX, however, my VA ACARS will not work with FS INN and I haven't found an FSX ACTIVE CAMERA type program so I am happily running my beloved FS9 and will most likely continue until way after all the little kinks are worked out of the 400X. Yes- the Unifier Product is worth getting!Remember what they say about opinions............Best-Carl F. Avari-Cooper BAW0225http://online.vatsimindicators.net/980091/523.png

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Oh well definitely worth the upgrade then.Many thanks for your reply.Cheerio

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