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Chris Boyce

Going Shopping (Need Advice)

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I'll be doing a little shopping tomorrow for some FS add-ons and my options are limited to what's in stock at the local computer superstore (microcenter) who, actually, has a decent selection of FS add-ons. Here is a link to their website which lists all of the FS add-ons they carry: http://www.microcenter.com/search_results_...nate_group=N2C2I would appreciate it if you guys could just take a look at some of the programs listed on that page and tell me if there's any of them worth getting. I haven't really been paying attention to any of the add-ons that have come out for FS2k2 so I don't know if any of the ones they have are worth my hard-earned money. The only one on that site I know I'll be getting for sure is PIC 767 (which I used to own and absolutely loved!) but there are some others they have which sound enticing like Airport 2002 Vol. 1, Flight Deck Companion, Ready for Pushback, Eurowings Professional: Commuter Airliners, Co-pilot 2002, Private Pilot, VFR Private Pilot Training, Corporate Pilot, and several scenery add-ons. I don't know what to do! I could probably end up getting anywhere from 2-5 add-ons tomorrow but please limit your suggestions to what is listed on that page. I don't plan on making any online purchases in the near future so my options are limited to what I can find in my area.thanks in advance,Max Cowgill

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Max --Besides 767 PIc, I would recommend Ready For Pushback. People have been saying a ton of great things, so much so that I will get it myself soon. But, whatever that latin saying is, 'buyer beware', ask someone else who has this addon what they think of it. There is(was?) a discussion conserning it in the 767 PIC forum here at avsim, so you might want to go take a look.About corperate pilot, read the reviews, which, IIRC, weren't very good. WRT the others, I have no idea.Good luck!

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^bump^Going to sleep now, hopefully there will be lots of responses when I wake up tomorrow so I can make my decisions at the store with confidence :)

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Why are you averse to online purchases? There is a wealth of fantastic payware that dwarfs the meager selection of off-the-shelf stuff you mentioned. You can do so much better.

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Max, if you're into GA aircraft at all, I would suggest buying the RealAir SF-260 Marchetti as well as the Flight1 Meridian.. that will keep you happy and busy for quite a while (both are 5-star rated and set new standards for FS2k2).

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Ready for Pushback is just great! Blows away all other airliner packages out there.http://www.panelshop.com for screenshots, forums and info. Stay away from Corporate Pilot and Private Pilot. They're severely outdated (they are old FS2000 packages released when that sim was new, so over 3 years on the market).Airport 2002 has received some pretty poor reviews.Flightdeck companion sounds nice to me but is for me too expensive for what it does.Eurowings Pro is a very mixed bag. Overall impressions from what I read are decent but not stellar.

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>Why are you averse to online purchases? There is a wealth >of fantastic payware that dwarfs the meager selection of >off-the-shelf stuff you mentioned. You can do so much >better. It's not that I don't want to purchase online (believe me, I'd love to be able to) it's that I can't (not being able to have a credit card or checking account will do things like that to you).-Max Cowgill

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Thanks for the advice everyone! I'll be on my way out the door in a few minutes here, so any last-minute advice would be appreciated. I've decided on PIC 767 and Ready for Pushback for sure, but if anyone could suggest any others my ears are open!thanks,Max Cowgill

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Hi Max,FYI most online puchase/download outfits permit payment via money order, which may be a good solution for you! You just send em the order in the mail then they send you a confirmation when they get it, shouldn't take longer than a few days..-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...][/tr][/table

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>Hi Max, >>FYI most online puchase/download outfits permit payment via >money order, which may be a good solution for you! You just >send em the order in the mail then they send you a >confirmation when they get it, shouldn't take longer than a >few days.. >>-Damian >[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0] >[tr][td align = "left"]Damian >Clark >HiFi Simulation Software >Developer of ActiveSky >The next-generation weather environment simulation for >FS2002! >http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky >[/td] >[td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg] >[/td] >[/tr] >[/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...[/tr] >[/table I suppose, I'm just too impatient is all ;)

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Well, I ended up getting 767 PIC and Ready for Pushback (and some miscellaneous hardware goodies). I wanted to get Airport 2002 but they didn't have it in stock :( Oh well, I've got enough stuff to keep me busy for awhile now...-Max Cowgill

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Good choice on both, Ready for Pushback is just releasing some of the patch , the rest should be coming soon. Any help you need, just come over to the site and forums.Chris Boyce

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