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I purchased mine from Wal-Mart, and in addition to the "Tin" box, they had a Corgi Cast Iron and plastic replica of the Wright Flyer packaged to it.Do all the tin box sets include the little Wright Flyer, or is that a special Wal-Mart deal.If it is a special Wal-Mart deal, I'm impressed. Wal-Mart usually presses hard to limit space on their shelves, and the tin and plane combo is easiest the largest package on the software shelf.As far as the Sim goes. I'm probably running the lowest powered system right now at 600Mhz. I'm a little dissapointed, but still trying to find the sweet spot. Trying to find what compromises I can make and still be happy. Target....15FPS and I'm a happy man.

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You should feel lucky! I just got mine from EB Games today, and no little plane of any sort. Just a nod and a tin box. Not that I'm complaining, mind you ;-).

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Got just a tin from Circuit City....it wanted to ring up a package thingie, but not a one to be seen. I'm happy with the tin :-)-Corey Leigh

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I got mine from walmart today as well and I got the Wright Flier, very cool :-cool

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How much you paid for it? US$49.99 or $54.99?Thank you.

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$49.99 I had a copy on hold at EB games, but found it on the shelf, and you all understand a 'bird in the hand'. So it had to go with me. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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Hi wathomas777:Please keep posting your experiences w/FS2004. I have a PIII 600 as well and am trying to decide what to do. I don't have the funds for an upgrade right now but have seen some encouraging posts about results on lower end systems. I have enjoyed FS2002 on my system. I have really had good results with it and can live with the lower framerates (I have mine locked on FS2002 at 16 and this is OK w/me).Thanks in advance,Scott Smith

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Scott, I am running it on a P3733 and with sliders in the middle, Iam averaging 15 FPS. My understanding is that the middle or normal settings are about the same as the Max settings in FS2002.I have 768 megs of Ram and GF3 Ti500 64 meg vid card. I would go for it! With all the slider options i am sure you can findsettings that will wwork for you.Hopr this helps,Glen

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I got the tin version from ProVantage and I didn't get any replicas of anything :(. Oh well. I'm happy with the program though. :)

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I was more than a little suprised at the low price of FS2k4, especially at Wal-Mart. Wasn't the retail price supposed to be $60?

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Got mine at Best Buy here in North Texas. They included a small model of a DC3. Price was $54.95

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A DC-3? Thats what I wanted, but alas I got the Wright Flier. Where is the justice in the world? :-hah :-lol

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Time to set up a "trade your little die cast airplane" forum ;-).

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There were several stores in the area advertising the miniatures. Comp-USA's flyer showed the Spirit of St. Louis (I didn't go in to see if they had other models as well). Best Buy had about 15 copies with the DC-3, and all 6 of Wal-Mart's boxes were the Wright Flyer. I got it at Wal-Mart because it was $5 cheaper than the others.

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Got mine from Best Buy..... DC3 included as well. Hey, so I didn't ge tthe Wright Flier but it's the thought that counts... right ?

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Hey, I'll take the DC-3 over the Wright Flyer anyday.As far as performance goes, 600MHz is very low, but doable.First of all. Don't use 3d Clouds. I know the temptation is there but for a lowly Celeron, you are just really limiting yourself.If you keep the 2D clouds and limit your self to "reasonable" traffic (50% or less in most areas, 25% or less in "heavy" areas), then you have lots of room for Scenery density and Autogen.I flew into Bremerton with storms on the horizon, running the approaching storms weather theme, with Autogen and Scenery Complexity shoved all the way up and Mesh at at least 50 percent and was still pushing 10+ on landing.For some of you, that doesn't count for much but for me 10+ on landing is good.But it's worth getting even with a 600. Soon you will find a range of settings you use for various flights and one that will fit the bill most of the time.

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Me too. Best Buy in Lexington, Kentucky got the AALines DC-3 Corgi. About as pretty as the one in the Tin Box.

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