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NICE! :D Thanks for the heads-up! I knew something was up when I couldn't get access the Phoenix site!

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You can get through if you keep trying... I'm at the transaction page right now, which is hanging, and has been loading for a few minutes...

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Does anyone know exactly what the Win98 problem is. They're recommending ME or XP only. I don't want to hassle with a download and then try to get a refund if it won't run reliably on Win98SE. I'm not in the mood to beta test more payware problems.Trip

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Well, I give up! I have been waiting to get on the site for 40 minutes. Guess I'll try another day, or spend my money elsewhere!Pete S

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11:11 EST, I got in, purchased, and I am downloading components from the base installer now....It's all about timing. :)The download is going fairly laboriously, indicating a lot of people doing the same.Remember - it's essentially the first few HOURS of release of a very anticipated product. Tough downloading is to be expected.Maybe I'll get a flight in before I go to bed!-Germ(I did NOT see the livery packs up yet, so those wishing to do a package purchase may want to wait)

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I have been trying to obtain the PSS Dash 8 but the PSS site must be the most user unfriendly affair. I have also had similar problems when purchasing previous PSS products....ineffective downloading routines. Why can't they be like many other vendors who first allow you to download everything and then you purchase the key or something....at least then you know you have the product before you part with your money! I can appreciate the fact that there might be a huge interest in the PSS product at the moment of release, but surely PSS should have forseen this with the associated downloading problems.

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No problems with purchase, download or installations either. It did take a minute or so to finalize the transaction. Glad for cable modems.Brent

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I second that on the cable modems!...Got mine very fast and so far it looks really good :)Regards,Van

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Uh...if they are expressly recommending ME or XP then I would trust them on that point and not bother if you plan to keep running Win98. It's not like they didn't tell you :)If they tell you in advance, "Win98 Users: Use at Your Own Risk" - well then, that's a pretty clear message for people like you wouldn't you think? Why would anyone jump headlong into something they're telling you point blank will have problems??? J

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JUBII im downloading, cant wait to try this baby, ahh i need some sleep first, its 6am here.

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I'm glad I sat there and waited! The Dash LOOKS great... Doesn't run so well on my:P4 1700256 RDRAMGeForce2 MX 32mbWindows XP60gb 7200 rpm HDDI attribute the long swap times mostly to my stupid video card, but a RAM upgrade shouldn't be NECESSARY to run though... Frustrating :~P, but Christmas is only a week and a half away. :-kewl

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Does not run well on my P4 2.8 with 1 gig of rdram either. Getting a pause every 3 secs on the nose reguardless of cockpit or external view. Only happens with this plane, no other. Its a shame because I was really looking forward to flying it but the pauses are ruining it for me. Its probably a problem on just my system, but since its just this plane, Im not going to re-install FS2002. Just can't fly it, thats all.Rob

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Installed and test flown from YVR-PAE. No stutters or anything and no FPS hit .... about the same as any of the other 3rd party aircrafts. Quite a nice job in all.Rob: do you have ActiveCamera installed ....I saw someone else mention timed suttering on another addon craft and disabling (rename) ActiveCam fixed the problem. I have also removed it from my system.P4-1.8Asus P4B-266768M PC2100 RamRadeon 8500-64M (tweaked 2008 bios)WinXP ProDeeks

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I'd like to try it too but it never showed up in my file download section. It's been billed to my credit card but no files for download. :(

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VERY NICE!! I got a little pausing on swapping views, but overall it ran smooth. The handling is fantastic. I haven't read the manuals yet, but my early morning flight from Bozeman to Jackson Hole went well. Manual landings are comfortable in this bird.Congrats on a job well done Phoenix!

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Hi Deeks,Thanks for the sugestion. I took out Active Cam, but still get pauseing every 3 secs. Your sugestion sparked an idea and I tried it with some other moduals Ive had installed by different products, but still get the pauses. Im guessing I will have to re-install FS2002 in order to get rid of something that is not compatible with this plane. Im just afraid I may end up installing that thing again and run into this problem again. Funny how it only happens on this aircraft. All other plans run great.Rob

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Run great on my system. Trying out one of the flights as we speak. I do have ActiveCamera installed.

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I had a similar problem w/ the VC of the Archer (not in the Dash though) and I found that if I reduce the gauge quality in the aircraft settings in display settings to low (or whatever the lower value is) it eliminated the stutters I had similar to what you are reporting. Maybe give that a try? Good luck.

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You dont mention your Video Drivers ??May we suggest 40.72 ... One of our testers had these problems with a "later" set and only cured it after "downgrading" to 40.72These are BY FAR the most reliable drivers around to date

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Hi there-Is there any chance the Dash 8 will be available on CD in the shops?cheers

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I have the same problem...and at the moment at 11h00GMT I am still battling to JUST GET A LINK FROM WHICH I CAN DOWNLOAD the Dash 8 to also see what it is like and whether it also stutters on my P4 2.0 GHZ, 1 GIG RAM, Ge Force 3, system. Now that I want to enter the PSS web site it is down. WHY CAN ONE NOT HAVE A TROUBLE FREE DOWNLOAD FROM PSS????????and NO REPLY to my e-mails.what is going on?

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