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Will FS9 run well in my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro?

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Hello,

 

I was wondering if I could get some assistance on this topic. Recently, I have been pondering the idea of adding FS9 to my MacBook Pro's Bootcamp installation. However, I have been wondering whether or not FS9 will run at near maximum settings under my current system specifications which are:

  • Core i5 540M (2-cores) running at 2.53GHz (TurboBoost @ 3.06GHz) 
  • NVIDIA GT 330M GPU with 256mb GDDR3 VRAM 
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM

Currently, I have a copy of FS9 laying in the attic but I need to break open a few boxes in order to find it. So I decided to ask the question here to at least get an idea of what to expect. Also, since I will installing FS9 on a laptop and I know that Disc 4 is needed to launch the simulator, I was wondering if there is also a mod that allows FS2004 to run without having Disk 4 in the tray.

 

Thanks for any assistance that can be provided on this matter!


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yes it will and quite well. i am running fs9 with mine.


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Yes it will and quite well. I am running fs9 with mine. Go to this link to get the no cd fix.http://www.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_flight_simulator_2004.shtml

I see that you have a Core i7 system of the MacBook Pro 6,2 but with a higher capacity video card. Well the specs are similar so I expect to be fine then.

 

Can you share how your display settings are set? Also what is your Global Texture resolution and MIP setting?

 

Sorry for asking additional questions! I appreciate your help on this topic!

 

Again thanks...


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Yes it will and quite well. I am running fs9 with mine. Go to this link to get the no cd fix.http://www.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_flight_simulator_2004.shtml

No offence intended, but you may want to remove that link. Some people here get really irritated about the no CD thingy.


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I see that you have a Core i7 system of the MacBook Pro 6,2 but with a higher capacity video card. Well the specs are similar so I expect to be fine then.

 

Can you share how your display settings are set? Also what is your Global Texture resolution and MIP setting?

 

Sorry for asking additional questions! I appreciate your help on this topic!

 

Again thanks...

 

You are welcome.

 

Here is what I have everything set at. Now mind you I have my traffic turned off or set to 0. the reason for this is because I fly on VATSIM most of the time, I f I do decide to fly off line I will set the traffic to 40% because this is where you take a huge impact on frame rates.

 

The only payware aircraft I fly is the Wilco 737 PIC, Wilco Airbus Evolution, Wilco EMB V2 175/195 jets. Wilco ERJ145 V2 and the PMDG B1900D.

 

I do not have any of the Ifly or other PMDG aircraft. (I use the POSKY Freeware).

 

I have payware sceneries from Fly Tampa, FS Dreamteam, Blue Print Simulations, and one's I have created Available on this very website. Mostly small regional airports for both FSX and FS9.

 

I use REX for environment textures and I use Active Sky Evolution for my weather engine.

 

Here is the scenery settings.

 

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Aircraft Settings.

 

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Weather Settings.

 

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Hardware settings.

 

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Here is the NVIDIA Control panel setting for FS9.

 

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Now mind you. I get over 100 fps in the sky with no problems. The heaviest impact is when I fly into New York's JFK or Newark and Chicago. I am using FS Dreamteam KJFK scenery in New York, FS Dreamteam scenery KORD in Chicago and Imagine simulations Newark Liberty airport in Newark N.J.  These are high quality sceneries and I believe that is what causes the slow down. But i can fly smoothly.I will get a steady 20 fps , but it is smooth. No stutters, no jumpiness, just smooth flow and that is what you want.

 

I hope that helps you. Let me know. I love the way the Mac Book Pro handles it very well. I was skeptical at first but after running FSX very well with this laptop I figured it must run FS9 well, and it does. In fact that's all I run is FS9, I have way too many sceneries and too much money I spent on Payware and hardware just to give up on FS9.

 

 

 

Also I can not edit to remove the link that the previous post had made, Sorry about that I do not want any one mad at me. But it is a game that is long not being produced any more and it was the biggest PITA to have to run it from a disc. 

 

I will not post links publicly I will only send them Direct private message.


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Robert,

 

Thanks for this very detailed post! I appreciate your help... Marking the question as solved!

You are welcome.

 

Here is what I have everything set at. Now mind you I have my traffic turned off or set to 0. the reason for this is because I fly on VATSIM most of the time, I f I do decide to fly off line I will set the traffic to 40% because this is where you take a huge impact on frame rates.

 

The only payware aircraft I fly is the Wilco 737 PIC, Wilco Airbus Evolution, Wilco EMB V2 175/195 jets. Wilco ERJ145 V2 and the PMDG B1900D.

 

I do not have any of the Ifly or other PMDG aircraft. (I use the POSKY Freeware).

 

I have payware sceneries from Fly Tampa, FS Dreamteam, Blue Print Simulations, and one's I have created Available on this very website. Mostly small regional airports for both FSX and FS9.

 

I use REX for environment textures and I use Active Sky Evolution for my weather engine.

 

Here is the scenery settings.

 

FS91_zps41b29873.jpg

 

Aircraft Settings.

 

FS92_zps22daa5a5.jpg

 

Weather Settings.

 

FS93_zps30ad66a4.jpg

 

Hardware settings.

 

FS94_zpsece09b22.jpg

 

Here is the NVIDIA Control panel setting for FS9.

 

FS95_zps4d93e810.jpg

 

FS96_zps8ebfdd07.jpg

 

 

Now mind you. I get over 100 fps in the sky with no problems. The heaviest impact is when I fly into New York's JFK or Newark and Chicago. I am using FS Dreamteam KJFK scenery in New York, FS Dreamteam scenery KORD in Chicago and Imagine simulations Newark Liberty airport in Newark N.J.  These are high quality sceneries and I believe that is what causes the slow down. But i can fly smoothly.I will get a steady 20 fps , but it is smooth. No stutters, no jumpiness, just smooth flow and that is what you want.

 

I hope that helps you. Let me know. I love the way the Mac Book Pro handles it very well. I was skeptical at first but after running FSX very well with this laptop I figured it must run FS9 well, and it does. In fact that's all I run is FS9, I have way too many sceneries and too much money I spent on Payware and hardware just to give up on FS9.

 

 

 

Also I can not edit to remove the link that the previous post had made, Sorry about that I do not want any one mad at me. But it is a game that is long not being produced any more and it was the biggest PITA to have to run it from a disc. 

 

I will not post links publicly I will only send them Direct private message.



Robert,

 

I agree FS9 for some reason is much more efficient in a lot of hardware configurations and if you find the right add ons, you can make it look as good as FSX. I will put similar settings on my nvidia control panel to see what results I get (my bet better than FS2004). Check your PM inbox for one additional question...

 

Thanks again!


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