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So, You think your FS9.1 is running about as good as it can be !

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Hi Gang.Does this sound familiar at all . . . Blurred textures, Slow loading times, Sim seems stuttttttttery, Just doesn't seem to look right etc etc. Well read on.I know that some of you are more than likely aware of this service, but I suspect that there are a lot that don't.Well, have a look here http://www.fs-gs.com/I have had two sessions now with Michael, and I enjoyed them both tremendously. And learnt a lot about my system in general, not just FS.The first one I had was to do a review of the service for a FS Organisation that I used to review for a years or so ago, and the second session was only a few weeks ago after a HDD decided to go south on me.Of course I had backed up just about everything, but that is simply not enough, you loose all of your specific settings and of course some of the programs necessary for this to work properly.To some this might seem like advertising. Not the case, I am simply trying to get across the message about how much better your Sim can not only look, but feel too.I have never had my Sim running so smoothly and with Every slider and setting at the Max.If you purchase Add-On aircraft and scenery's, then just think of this as an add-on that you are buying, but one that you will definitely get the most out of, and use automatically unlike an add-on aircraft that you may fly to death in the beginning, then get fed up of after a while.Have a look at their web site and read some of the Testimonials that are on there, some from Companies that we all know well.This guy will take you into settings and places on your system that you have never been before, and probably didn't know they even existed.He will gather all of your system specs, and tailor the session to suit.I just thought I would post this here to give some of you the heads up on this service that has been around for a while now, but I feel that a lot of simmers might not know about it.All the best.

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I used his service years ago. He made it possible for me to enjoy FS9 before we human beings invented the duals and quads super CPUs that many of us use today. When I move to FSX or FS11 he'll be the first person I want to do business with. :)Jason

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I'm aware of the service and believe it can be very helpful. Some of us need to be taken by the hand when it comes to setting up a computer. One of the few times that I looked into the FSX forum I did notice a testimonial from someone who had a Pent 4 3.6 Ghz machine that was very satisfied with how he got FSX to run but he still needed 2 or 3 gigs of ram.

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Just curious as to when anyone has had contact with this group. Sent 2 emails to the address in their contact link, for personal service....both came back as undeliverable!!!Rick

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If this isn't BLATANT advertising, then I do't know what is.oh and people, keep your money.

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Just about everybody has an idea what it takes to make Fs2004 fly as good as it can, but most of the time their ideas dont work too good. I ran into this guy (info about him online) about 4 years ago when my Fs2004 was not running as good as it could. I've used him twice, and it was the BEST money I have ever spent on my Flight SIm 2004. I LOVE FS 2004 and he made it run like a dream. Back then it was $100 a session and I used him twice (upgraded my computer) and I'm so happy to see that he is still around and has not DIED, because in a few months when I get my new compter, I"M GOING TO USE HIM AGAIN!! He knows more about computers and what the settings should be more than anyone, I think. This is NOT a "wham, bam, thank you mam". The sessions take about one hour via the telephone (for me) but he has other ways to do it. You can make one hella lot of setting changes to a computer in one hour !! jerrycwo4 BE GOOD TO YOUR SELF. LET HIM MAKE YOUR FLIGHT SIM RUN THE WAY YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED IT COULD BE.Nope, I'm not on his payroll, just glad that someone in this world knows how to make your Flight Sim run it utter BEST!!

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All this "bickering" is probably a "moot" point! I have sent emails to the Personal Service and the Webmaster links, and they keep coming back as undeliverable. So I guess the website and the Service is "dead"!Rick

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Just curious about this service, so I gotta ask.What han FS-GS do that you can't do yourself if your an expert, or a little assertiveness if you are a novice? Don't get me wrong, I own an IT consulting company so I understand the concept of taking money from people who can't or won't do things themselves, but since there is no hocus pocus to tweaking computers and all information is readily available through Google (or insert your favorite search engine here) is there something I'm missing? Also, are is the optimization soup to nuts so not only does FS give me more frame rates and look better but so does MS Word 2007? Just curious.

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I'm also consider my self an computer expert. And figured I knew everything. But this guy came over my house and spent about 3or4 hours, first tweaking my computer, then FS9. I was blown away with the results. I just upgraded my computer using quad and decent MB and he will tweak me again.He's an ex microsoft guy and if you put your ego aside, he can teach you how a computer should run XP and FS9 smooooothly. Well spent $100.00Bill M

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Well, certainly if you know what you're doing and are willing to put potentially a lot of time and effort into researching all the possible tweaks that are suitable for your particular computer setup and hardware configuration, then by all means do it. I don't know what FS-GS can do that you can't find somewhere on the 'net... I'll assume that 98% at least of what FS-GS does, you can do yourself with the right google searches and viewing the right results....In which case, it becomes a simple matter of convenience... Spend potentially days doing research to find all the possible tweaks for your particular hardware configuration, or spent a bit of money to have FS-GS make a plan for you and walk you through the process of applying it in a matter of a few hours.Just like if my motherboard fries. I can either take the whole tower to a shop and pay to have them replace the board and move all the components to the new one, or I can just go out an buy the new motherboard and change it out myself. Save money by doing the labor myself, or pay extra to have someone else do it for me...I'd probably change out my own motherboard myself since that would probably only take me about an hour or two (without rushing), but I simply don't have the time or patience to spend days researching tweaks and optimizations for my computer configuration. I don't really need a major optimization since FS9 performs decently well 90% of the time; but if I did, I'd spend the money on FS-GS any day... And I do know a lot about computers and Windows as a trained computer technician.....

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I just used this service about two weeks ago and would have to say it was the best money I have spent on this hobby. However I used it for FSX. Yes, there are a lot of tweaks you can find here and on the internet, however on my machine we didn't use any .cfg tweaks. It is all other adjustments that you don't even read about on the internet. I have been into this stuff for about 6 years now, and read lots of tweak post here and in other communities, but the things we did on my machine I have never seen before. Sure, you may be able to get you FS9 or FSX to work and look as good as what FS-GS can make it look like and perform like, however the problem is that most of the people that post tweaks on these and other forums don't have the knowledge and insight that Michael has. In the long run doing it yourself can take days or sometime even months to get it right, and then maybe still not living up to it's potential. For me on FSX is was worth the money ($85.00) to get it right the first time in about 4 hours. Now I can spend time flying and not tweaking. My time is worth more than $85 dollars. Beside, it's only $85 dollars, it's not like they are asking $500 or something. You can easily spend that on a round of golf or an evening out with you signifigant other.Regards,Sean

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I too get my emails bounced back - what gives i wonder?

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> but the things we did on my machine I have never seen beforeSuch as? Did he get you to defrag your drive? :DI'm not a big believer, but I'm sure it can help the clueless. No offense. Don't believe there's some trick about for example XP that hasn't been well documented yet. Same goes for FS9. You just have to know where to look. Vista and FSX are another story, there's still much to learn about both, but I don't care about either.> So, You think your FS9.1 is running about as good as it can be!Yes.

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>> but the things we did on my machine I have never seen>before>>Such as? Did he get you to defrag your drive? :D>>I'm not a big believer, but I'm sure it can help the clueless.>No offense. Don't believe there's some trick about for example>XP that hasn't been well documented yet. Same goes for FS9.>You just have to know where to look. Vista and FSX are another>story, there's still much to learn about both, but I don't>care about either.>>> So, You think your FS9.1 is running about as good as it can>be!>>Yes.Mike there was a little more than defragging my drive, lol, and no I wouldn't say I am clueless. Like I mentioned, I have been in the hobby for about 5 or 6 years. I have read just about every tweak and setting on this board and others. We did NO cfg. tweaks or anything common stuff like that. It was more about getting different pieces of the hardware to work the best together. Sure, you can fiddle around with stuff like some of those XP tweak sites offer. Somethings may help, some may screw up your system and put you in a bind. But Michael, the fellow who did my service, did a lot of other things that you don't read about in these forums. All that I am saying is that for a small amount of money I am done in 4 hours and running FSX to it full potential, no cgf. tweaks, no affinity tweaks, etc. Or, I could still be jacking with it after a few weeks and still not have half the performance I got now, just to save a few bucks. No thanks, I would rather be flying, not tweaking.

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Remains the question, what kind of things? Or are you not allowed to tell?

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>Remains the question, what kind of things? Or are you not>allowed to tell?Don't ya just love it. Why can't we get Col. Sanders to share his secret ingredients for fried chicken or Coca-Cola tell us how to make a Coke in the kitchen. I bet I can get that Bush Baked Beans Golden Retriever to talk for a dog biscuit. We've shared and sent overseas our manufacturing jobs in America, why can't we also share our brain power over the internet for the world too ?

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No need to go for the theatrical and flawed analogies. It is a valid question. Here is this "unification service". A lot of people have gone through the process and are lyrical about the results.It makes the rest of us curious. I full well understand that neither Michael Greenblatt nor any of his clients can divulge the entire process. It's a business after all, not a charity.But then, how do you sell this product? How do you convince people? System Unification?! He does things, stuff, you know something...I was looking at the support forum, saw an interesting question I would perhaps like answered myself before I went ahead with it. "How do I prepare for system unification?" Like, do you need an instant messaging client? Does it all happen over the phone? Should I have my computer's documentation within reach. What is the answer? "Please contact me directly + email address."Another simple question. Are you guys still doing this, how do I get started? Please contact me directly + email address.And then you wonder why people get skeptical? Then add to that for example the following thread and some of Mr. Greenblatt's reactions in there and you're alienating a good deal of potential customers.Is it so unreasonable to want to know at least some details before going ahead with it? It takes a lot of time and money. You as well as Mr. Greenblatt must understand these reactions and approach them in a constructive manner. And not start talking about fried chicken... Well, you can get away with it. ;-) But he as a business man can't.

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I haven't used the service because I'm a tightwad.In your other posting you thought FS 9.1 was running the best you thought your equipment could run it.A Poster on the other forum implied that you send them your computer specs, without charge. It might be that you allow them to scan your computer configuration and settings like Microsoft can do in trouble shooting. They look at and maybe they might or might not think they can help.If they do think they can help, I would guess at that point you pay them for investing their time with you.What we all seek is the most fluid simulation possible with the hardware we have.

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I'd be happy to tell you some of Michaels "tweeks" but I cant remember them. I was on the phone with him for about 1 hour and we were making tweeks as fast as I could carry out his instructions, maybe 2-3 "tweeks" a minute X 60 minutes = 120 to 180 tweeks total. We that have used his services LOVE what he did for us and our computers and our Flight Sims. We think that it was well worth the money sice for the last 10 years trying to get my Flight Sim up to its best I have probably spent close to $ 20,000. I donnt worry about another $80 - $100 for his services. If everyone used his services we would not have to have a fourm for the latest and best tweeks, we'd all be running at 100%. If you want to strugle on by yourself, that's fine, but you'll never find the answer by yourself or you would not be reading this fourm in the first place. I hope Michael lives to 100 years old so that he can keep me flying at 100%. jerrycwo4

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> NOBODY can tweek a computer like Michael!No doubt. Tweaking, that's a whole nother story.> If you want to strugle on by yourself, that's fine, but you'll never find the answer by yourself or you would not be reading this fourm in the first place.You assume a great deal. Some would even say too much. ;-)

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