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10 years of Microsoft Flight Simming for me... How abou...

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It was July 1995 when I purchased Flight Simulator 5.1, and the passion for this product has not eased up a bit (in fact it has gotten more intense), so it has been about 10 years for me. There's absolutely nothing like it!10 years for me - How long has it been it been for you? How long have you been Microsoft Flight Simming?RH

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Well, 24 years here.I started with the Flight Simulator by SubLogic in 1981, then the first version by Microsoft in 1982, then...To be honest I skipped a few versions.:-roll CheersThomas

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I'm a newbie compared to you guys: FS2002 in February 2002.BlairCYOW

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FS5 for me as well...so I guess it has been about 10-11 years..can't really remember the year I first purchased it.

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Hey, looks like I'm the winner.I should get a free copy of FSX for loyalty.:-hah CheersThomas

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Wasn't FS2 basically 'wire frame' structure?We sure have come a long way in ten years...heck, we have come a long way since FS5.....But frame rates and hardware have always been an issue :D

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I got started with the first version for PCs - somewhere in the 80s as I recall. Owned all versions since then. Thomas has me beat by a few years so the prize goes to him. Funny, I started then thinking I would learn how to fly for real, but had a child etc. I stopped a few years to do my Ph.D. But went back as soon as I could. Here 20 years later, I'm just beginning my training in the real world. Simming all those years/hours has definitely helped.

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MSFS version 1.01 for me in 82, when it first came out, missed the earlier Sublogic FS for the Apple before that. I had a Commodore PET 2001 then at the time, not much you could do with that!!!.

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I also started at the very beginning with the original Bruce Artwick/SubLogic B&W version ported over to the original IBM PC. It is absolutely amazing to reflect back and realize just how far PC flight simulation has progressed. Mike

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1984and we were very impressed at that time toowell sort of impressed as there were only three buildings in the entire gamealso, I could not find the other airport.would have liked to have had 12 or so2006: ASV6,RC4,UT-UAS/Cdn,ATR72,2Gigs RAM not 4 Megsquite the appreciation on this endallen

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Shame on me, I had a cracked version of FS II for my C-64...The only versions I skipped were FS for Windows and FS2000.Andreas

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I also had FS-II for the C-64 in 1984, then switched to MS about '85 or '86.My, how things have changed !!!:(

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Same for me. Sublogic FS on a Apple II. Loaded the program via a cassette tape. I think I paid $300 then for an additional 8K of memory. It was a year later before Apple offered a hard disk drive. Still remember flying the plane through the single line hanger!Bob...

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>I purchased FS-II for my C-64 in 1984..... So 22 years for>me :)>>-JohnYup, ditto here. Thanks RobbieHe I feel much older now. Really though good topic!

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Sublogic flight simulator, 1982 I think, on a C-64. Had to get a floppy drive to load the 5 1/4 disc, updated in the mid-80's with add-ons for California and a few other places. Upgraded to a IBM compatible gateway with a whopping 4 MB of memory on the old 386-16, and upgraded to ATP in the red box.First MS version was FS95 and it's been a battle with hardware ever since.A long way indeed.Ian.

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I started on FS5 for the Macintosh. Then got 98->2000->2002-> and now 2004.

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>It's unbelievable how things have changed.>>For those who don't know this, Marcus Thompson has made a nice>video about all versions of the Flight Simulator:>>http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=...hor=&CatID=root>>Cheers>>ThomasThats a well made video. Thank you.I have been buying MS Flight sim almost since the beginning. The stick figure days..but hardly using them. I buy a new version and I play with it for a few days..thats the end of that.When I bought FS2002 (about 3-4 years ago), I was curious about the VOR navigation. Then I got into other ILS and ADF and what not..I found this wonderful sitehttp://www.navfltsm.addr.com/I spent so much time reading about it...... I thought I may as well get into real flying. Got my ASEL and AMEL, Tailwheel ..working on my IFR on a multi. Plan to do my commercial and maybe CFI.:)Manny

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>I started on FS5 for the Macintosh. Then got>98->2000->2002-> and now 2004.I thought the last version for the Apple was FS4 for MAC? Atleast that's what I remember, but I may be wrong!

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I started off with X-Plane as my first sim. I then purchased FS2000 and though it was garbage LOL. I switched back to X-Plane until FS2002 came around. I have never looked back. I did have a cockpit setup with FS95 I think in high school. I did a few flights on it, but did not get into flight simming until later. I'm glad I did get into it though, because I have really met a number of truely cool people in this hobby. Oh yeah, I still keep my simming hobby a secret. I'm a closet simmer. LOL

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I started in September of 1994 with FS5.0. I was taking student pilot lessons at the time. I found SubLogic ATP in 1995, which I became addicted to at the time (you had to be there to know how that went) :)Bruce.

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