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Hi all,I'd really like to give VATSIM a try, as I'm a "real" world pilot also.However, I have an older computer (PII400) running FS2K2 and a slow dial-up 'net connection, 26,400bps most of the time.Just wondering if with this old computer and slow connection it would even be worth trying to fly on VATSIM?Regards,ScottKJMS


"...now let's get this thing on the hump - we've got some flyin' to do!" ~ Major Kong from "Dr. Stranglove"

Scott Cebula

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Guest MB327

I used a slow dial-up connection for many years before getting Broadband a couple years ago. The dial-up connection will be fine.The only issue I see is that the multiplayer software will add some overhead to your processor, not much but you may notice it where others with faster computers do not.Give it a try and do not hesitate to ask for help.

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Thanks for the reply and info!I'll give it a try next weekend perhaps.Regards,ScottKJMS


"...now let's get this thing on the hump - we've got some flyin' to do!" ~ Major Kong from "Dr. Stranglove"

Scott Cebula

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Did you get things going Scott? I hope you did, as I think you will really enjoy it.

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Hi Neal,No, I didn't get a chance to get on with VATSIM this weekend. I tried to install a newer graphics card on this machine, and that opened a whole can of worms! Should have known better than to mess with this old machine.However, I have things back to where they were before the attempted install, and hopefully will have a 3-day weekend, so I'll give it a go then.Know of anyone who wants to buy an ATI Radeon 9200 128Meg AGP card? I couldn't get it to work in this old PII400. Heck, the darn machine wouldn't recognise my old graphics card when I put it back in. Anyway, I'm trying to cut my losses. I paid $100.00 for it, but will sell it for $75.00.Regards,ScottKJMS


"...now let's get this thing on the hump - we've got some flyin' to do!" ~ Major Kong from "Dr. Stranglove"

Scott Cebula

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