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Microsoft's take on flaws in FS2004?

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AVSim,As some may know, there appears to be several problems with scenery rendering in FS2004.There seems to be a problem with the actual autogen system in FS2004, something which, at this point, can only be fixed by Microsoft. This results in low framerate on longer flights or when panning or making 180 degree turns:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...4&mesg_id=16054http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...4&mesg_id=14944http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...0&mesg_id=14900http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...&mesg_id=150254There appears to be a second (unrelated) issue, wihch causes unexpected crashes of the simulator in certain conditions. While I haven't personally experienced this, I have read several posts in the MS Flightsim forum recently about CTD's (crash to desktop) when flying from certain airfields during late fall or early spring. Some workarounds have been found but they all seem to impact the visual quality of the scenery one way or another.I realize there are countless combinations of hardware and software. This makes it hard to determine if it's a bug in FS2004, a system-specific problem or user-error. Most of the time, it's one of the latter.The issues described above however, seem to occour for a lot of people with very different hardware, software and driver configurations. Because of that, I think it's very possible that those are actually bugs in FS2004.So far, the flightsim community has heard nothing at all from Microsoft about these issues. Very discouraging, considering FS2004 has been out for over 7 months now.I have tried contacting Microsoft by email, but they have a nasty habbit of not replying to individuals.I was wondering if it's possible for a big site like AVSim to get some information from Microsoft about their plans for FS2004. Either an official annoucement, or just a note to let the flightsim community know where MS stands on these issues.-Are they aware of any serious problems in FS2004; the ones mentioned above and/or other issues, not yet discovered by the flightsim community?-If so, have they determined that they are caused by errors in FS2004? Or, do they think it's something else, like user error, incompatible addons etc.?-If they have determined the problems are caused by one or several bugs in FS2004, do they consider the issues severe enough to justify a patch?Beginning to feel a bit impatient after waiting for 6 months for a patch or at least for Microsoft to deny/confirm that these issues exist in FS2004.Thanks for a great Flight Sim site.


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