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Hi,I was just wondering what I am going to do when the new MSFS (whatever it's name is) comes out.I have spent a lot of time and money on FS2002 so I definatly won't be dumping FS2002.I just wondered what others were going to do?.Dan.

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Hi, I will buy it for sure."I have spent a lot of time and money on FS2002 "Me Too, this is probably why Microsoft did the right decision. many Core Features is from fs2002, Existant addons for fs2000, fs2002 works for fs2004 + new feature + new potentiel + existent feature improved.Every version of Ms you will always have new potential for 3rd party not seen before the previous version of Msfs.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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I think pretty much everyone, since all FS2002 addons are supposed to work right out of the box with the new one...

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Right, so basically I can install the new MSFS and transfer all of my addons from FS2002 to the new one and everything will be fine?.Well if that is the case then I am happy :)Dan.

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I won't even hesitate to buy it the day it hits the shops. However if any of my current add-ons don't work, or I find it performs poorly, then I'll just stick with FS2002.

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I'm buying it for sure. I'll probably use both versions for awhile, until I decide which one I like best, and how many programs I can incorporate into the new one.Happy Jet Trails To Youflyking

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I definitely will. If they've made improvements to the scenery and ATC, I'll be one of the first.Steven

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If Microsoft are correct (I don't doubt they at least intend it to be that way) most addons created for FS2002 should work out of the box.Exceptions are those where the authors hacked into the FS APIs going outside the SDK, if authors did that there are no guarantees.But I guess 90% of addons should work just fine or with minor limitations.I do plan to get it at or soon after release here. I won't be sleeping on the street outside the shop though, but will get it the next time I come there after it is released which may be days or weeks.I WILL keep FS2002 installed in parallel initially until I'm sure all my old addons will either work or have no place anymore because of being replaced with better default stuff.

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I will buy it, I just hope the requirements to run it are not to high.

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I won't give up my beloved PIC 767 but it looks as if it will work in Century Of FLight. I would buy it anyway just because it's new :) and want to see what more we can get like frame rates, weather etc. Best Wishes,Randy J. Smithcrvm@iwon.com" A little learning is a dangerous thing"AMD XP 2100 |MUNCHKIN 512 DDR RAM |ECS[/b ] K7S5A MB |[b]GF3 64 MEG |WIN XP PRO |MITSUBISHI DIAMOND PLUS 91 19"

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I'll wait and see what other people say about it first. When we find out which of our favourite addons from 2K2 work, and which don't!I'm so happy with 2K2 that it'll have to be something special. An ATC system that allows you to change your flight plan as you fly could swing it for me. Better weather? I've got WxRE which does the trick for me.Most importantly will be how much of an upgrade my system will need to run it properly. I've got the feeling that P4 1.4, 256 RAM and GeForce 2 64 MEG on WIN ME might just not cut the mustard. How many Zlotys will I have to spend?It's progress though and that's a good thing.Gavin

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As you have i have spent alot of money on my fs2002. Prob atleast 200$ buying payware and things.If all these willw ork with it.. ill buy it

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I will wait for others on the board to buy it first and read their reactions before I buy. I definitely will eventually get it, however. My biggest concern is framerates. The designers of FS2004 claim that they, for the first time, will spend time optimizing performance in terms of framerates, but I will wait and see. I just spent 400 bucks on a T'Bred 2800+ (2.25Ghz) processor and will spend another 400 bucks on the 9800Pro when it is released. I don't want to have had spent all that money and have a new version crawl when I will finally had a decent performance with FS2002. I may even wait a year or so for computer Ghz to go up and prices to come down before I buy. In short, framerates will determine my choice of whether or not to buy.Robb

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Last time smilar string appeared (another forum) I got flamed to a crisp for supporting FS2K2..... Yup, I'll buy newest version (again) - and happy to do it. Although I would think we should qualify for some "frequent buyers" points (discount), I still appreciate MS's continued development of my (our) favorite sim !Did not upgrade hardare since early FS2000, so I'm due there, also ...... so combined investment should probably hvaing me in "smile mode" again.....Ron

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Fully operational vc's, ai seperation, altitude change requests, award winning dynamic weather generator with voluminous clouds and realistic buildup: count me in! And I have never looked back! This summer fsk2k2 will be history for me :-)

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There is a "frequent buyers" discount in the rebate they usually provide. Typically you send in the front page to the old program's manual, they send you a $15 check! Not TOO bad,-Greg

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>Fully operational vc's, ai seperation, altitude change >requests, award winning dynamic weather generator with >voluminous clouds and realistic buildup: count me in! And I >have never looked back! This summer fsk2k2 will be history >for me :-) "Award winning"? :-hmmm

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I will definitely be buying it on the first day. For the the last 2 versions there was always one on the shelf on opening day. Of course I do live in Utah where there are only 4 or 5 simmers. The one hope I have is that it will work with Flight1's Meridian as this is my all time favorite add-on. I downloaded it the other day and feel like I am running a NEW flight simulator.Jon

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I would imagine that the vast majority of those that frequent these forums will opt'd to go with MSFSCOF (Microsoft Flight Simulator Century Of Flight) when its released or soon after. If you look at all that the FS design team has stated in their press releases, it becomes obvious that MSFSCOF is not going to involve any radical changes, but it is going to be a product showing drastic improvements on the exsisting features. The basic core of the FS2002 product is still there, but with improvements in its performance, new volumetric 3D clouds, improved ATC, new aircraft, improved versions of exsisting default aircraft (I noticed in a couple of their screenshots that the Lear and Mooney now have virtual cockpits), the number of variations with the autogen buildings have been increased, improved ground texturing that is also more attune to the variations around the world, and the list goes on. I would also imagine the majority of those aircraft that work in FS2002 will work in MSFSCOF equally as well. Fact is, I have a number of FS98 aircraft that work great in FS2002 and I would be surprised if they didn't work in MSFSCOF just as well as they do in FS2002.Looking past the performance issues with FS2000, it was in reality a dramatic improvement over FS98 in terms of aircraft appearance and specifically with the improvements in ground texturing and scenery. FS2002 was equally as much of an improvement over FS2000, in terms of aircraft appearance and ground texturing, autogen, and general scenery, but with the performance issues corrected FS2002 has been a huge success. Its going to be quite a chore to expect the FS design team to "wow" us again with MSFSCOF, but I suspect they're up to it. Bear!

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Dan,Wonder how many people haven't bought FS2k2 and still use FS2K? Dave Vega

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I'll probably do it, I have every time since FS5, and I'm looking forward to the volumetric clouds. My one concern is I, and I suspect I am not alone, have spent dozens of hours tweaking my AI files and flight plans to accurately reflect a modest sampling of all the world's airlines. If I can't transfer my AI aircraft, I may need to be medicated.http://mostrealisticai.projectai.com/images/northwest.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZMinneapolis, MN

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>I'll probably do it, I have every time since FS5, and I'm >looking forward to the volumetric clouds. My one concern is >I, and I suspect I am not alone, have spent dozens of hours >tweaking my AI files and flight plans to accurately reflect >a modest sampling of all the world's airlines. If I can't >transfer my AI aircraft, I may need to be medicated. >>http://mostrealisticai.projectai.com/images/northwest.gif >Alex Christoff >N562Z >Minneapolis, MN Not to worry Alex PAI will be there to help during the transition. We expect PAI to work with no major problems in COF.---Banners? We don't need no stinkin' banners!---Visualize PAI sig banner here.

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I normally skip versions of FS because in the past I felt improvements were marginal and not worth the price of admission. I did go from 2000 to 2002 because of the improvements. The new version seems to have enough improvements to warrant a purchase. That siad, I will buy but only after I see community feedback on how the sim performs.--T

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I'll definately be buying it the day it is released, it looks like a big improvement on FS2002 and the new features such as better ATC and weather are just to tempting not to try!.It would be a great dissapointment if the FPS go down!

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