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Run, run away! Its not worth the hassle. It will break the multiplayer option in fs2002. Best of luck.

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Is it confirmed that this official release breaks FS2002 multiplayer? I don't feel like reformating XP today...

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Word to the wise....If it ain't broke, don't fix it... Don't rush to install it if all you hope to get is an improvement in fps, or a cure for dynamic blurries. I have not been too impressed with Microsoft's track record on releases in the past few months. Look how something as simple as a Terrain SDK was released, then pulled, then rereleased again...-John

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For those that DO NOT use multiplayer and maybe have a Geforce 3 video card. I would only say that this update finaly has given me the great fullscreen antialiasing I expected when I bought it. The difference it has made is remarkable. :-) :-)I disabled AA in display properties and checked it within FS harware settings. Although I don't monitor fps, I clearly am getting better performance.SteveCYYZ

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What's interesting about that is that MS says this update is DX 8.1b plus DirectPlay updates meant to fix multiplayer issues. If that's the case, the DirectPlay updates should have nothing to do with AA. Somewhat sad a Multiplayer fix would instead break it.....

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Installed a few hours ago (from the MS site linked above) and have no problems. My system is a 1.4 Athlon Tbird @ 1.5 w/ GF3 Ti200 clocked at Ti500 speeds. I noticed a 15-20% increase in FR, and the colors are marginally more vibrant. Dynamic blurries have also decreased. Overall a good, if not groundbreaking, simming improvement for me. That being said I do not fly Multiplayer. Some have suffered loss of their FS Navigator, especially when in MP. Also my OS is 98SE, kept very clean, and alot of the FS Nav problems seem to be with users of WinXP.Time and experience have taught me that MS rarely gets things right the first time. This update worked fine for me, and I'm pleased with what it has done for my system. Your mileage may vary, of course. Might be a good idea to have DirectX Buster on hand just in case.Regards,

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Alternatively, Windows XP and Windows ME users can create a System Restore point and do a rollback if necessary.

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What version of DX were you on prior to the upgrade? I understand the d3d drivers are the same between DirectX 8.1b and DirectX 8.2. FPS should be unchanged, unless some dll in the original DX 8.1 upgrade wasn't being updated properly. Either that, or the junking of multiplayer in FS2002 actually improves performance? I'm running 98SE as well, and don't run FSNav. If MP works without FSNav, perhaps DX 8.2 would be worthwhile...

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I had been using Directx 8.1 build 4.08.01.0881. Your point about the junking of MP in FS2K2 may have merit.

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I Installed via the link above after creating a restore point in XP.All went fine with no problems. FS2002 works great, but I don't do MP so can't comment. FS Nav works fine as well. I don't watch frame rates, but the sim feels smoother.My specs;Win XPAMD 2000+MSI KT3 Ultra mobo1 gig DDR ramGF 4 ti4400 30.82 drivers

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I'm beginning to wonder whether the problem is multiplayer, or multiplayer in conjunction with third party programs like FSNav? Roger Wilco is another popular program that uses Directplay, I believe. I wonder if that also has issues...

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Welp, just got my copy of CFS3 on my doorstep. It's sitting right here on my comptuer desk, but I can't bring myself to install it, as I just can't live without FS2k2 MP (fly on VATSIM 100% of my flights.) I hope M$ is working this problem out.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Senior Controller (C-3)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com|Taxiwaysigns.com] Scenery Designer-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 41.03 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298-----------------------------Click [link:ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?DLID=&Name=&FileName=&Author=Ryan+Fretwell&CatID=Root]Here to Download my New American Eagle POSKY CRJ-200!

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that is just a new Directplay . It is not a offical DX release but a patch to Directplay.Iam actually using this and have no problems with MP but then again Iam under win2k so the problem might only be limited towards XP users . Richard Dillon KPDKSr First Officer www.jetstarairlines.com"Bill Grabowski's"ERJ-145 panel Beta TeamMD-11 panel Beta TeamPAI beta tester ____________________________"Lets Roll" 9/11 Specs AMD 1600 XP MSI KT 266t pro2 512MB DDR 2100GF3 ti 200 64MB SBliveCh Products Yoke and Pedals(usb)Windows 2000 Serivce Pack 3

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I've been looking in the cab files and many of the files are the same version and date as the dx8.1b files, but are a different size. I also noticed a few are actually dated earlier than what I currently have installed.My present D3D8.DLL (v. 4.08.01.0901) is 1,181KB dated 5/1/2002. The new one in the cab file is (v.4.08.01.0901) 1,201KB and dated 5/1/2002.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3dc1c8133bc1cd29.jpgKurt M

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I have installed in XP Pro SP1 and no problems on multiplayer absolutely. Strange how these rumours spread..I can recollect only one person who had multiplayer problem and now everybody else has panicked!!P5 1.5 gigIntel motherboard768 MB RAMGeforce2 TiSantanu

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