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FS9! Don't be skeptical, JUST TRY IT

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Visit this site. Contact this mastermind. Enjoy the simulator the way it was supposed to be enjoyed. I have taken advantage of this service through my own 3 previous rebuilds, I now have the ATI X800 card on a lightning fast system. But that means nothing, unless you understand the way things truly work. I would not hesitate to contact this person again and again. He will work HOURS with you during the initial meeting and then CONTINUE excellent service afterward to answer your questions and continue to tweak your system. You WILL simply be blown away, this is no gimmick. You WILL understand more about the way your system and the simulator function. Stop wasting time reading posts from many who simply don't understand the way hardware and this software work together. Stop wasting time and money trying to find solutions that don't work. Go here now, check out the information, contact Michael Greenblatt. I say to you now, you will NOT be disappointed, you will be amazed at the speed and clarity your simulator will perform.THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You will read posts here and at the site asking questions about the service. Some will be positive, some will not. IT DOESN'T MATTER. TRY IT, and see for yourself. IT WORKS, it is AMAZING. Just TRY IT. Don't ask questions of me, ask this man! HE HAS YOUR ANSWERS! www.fs-gs.comJ HaleyThunder BayCanada

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And if you visit in the next 30 seconds we'll throw in the DIAL-O-MATIC food slicer at no extra charge!!That's right, you get Flight Simulator running at optimal performance AND a food slicer, all for one low price.

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This sounds like it was written by an ad agency, and not by someone reviewing a product. We've seen many threads on this service, so please give users specifics--how did fs-gs help you, what areas of your system were weak, and so on. "Stop wasting time reading posts from many who simply don't understand the way hardware and this software work together. Stop wasting time and money trying to find solutions that don't work."Reading these posts isn't a waste of time if one has the time to organize the information available and apply it in the right way.Where fs-gs excels is in taking the time to hand-hold users through the process of optimizing their systems and in compiling all the experience out there with system/MSFS setups. But there are members here who equal or exceed the experience of the team at FS-GS. Most of us don't have that time to hand-hold users through the process of optimizing their systems and that's why I (for example) long ago quit offering systems support here, but we could provide just as good a service if we did and didn't have our own 24x7 commitments. And trust me that many of the tips even fs-gs provides were gleaned from these forums and the use-net--tweaking your Nvidia card isn't something taught as part of an MCSE course or A+ course.Anyway, I'd like to see people promoting this service for the right reasons without sounding like a paid advertisement. There's been too many threads in the forum already but none have convinced me, and few others here with systems backgrounds, that one could achieve any better results if one knows where to obtain the knowledge. I think this is a service that should be marketed by anecdotal reports of users sharing with the forum where results have been obtained and why. -JohnEditid becoz I cannedt spelOne more edit--something about this thread struck me as odd:Take a look at jhaley's response in this thread:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...ing_type=search

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can I get 50% off on the food slicer instead?My FS is already running well enough :)

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I've heard good things about them, but blatant advertising isn't going to help them one bit.In fact, it's counterproductive as it's against the rules of this forum and those companies who usually lower themselves to such tactics are not companies you want to be compared with...

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Guest Madtrapper

I just checked out FS-GS forum from the link...The forum is pretty well inactive....last post Jan 02/2005 from a guest...for a sticky thread dated Dec21/2003.....last thread sept 01/2004 ...keep the food slicer........lol

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Hello All,I have a feeling that this guy is pretty legit, and his service is very intense and, I can't remember where I saw or heard this, but when you are satisfied, then you pay.In truth, I've been thinking of letting him take a shot at my system, as even as new and fast as it is, I am sure a 'real' expert on FS and on computers could aid in smoother performance and better frames per second.Sixty bucks, is sixty bucks, however many of us have spent much more trying to optimize our systems and not had really fantastic results.As a last ditch effort, i think, down the road I'll give it a try as I have spent much more, on much less.And, lastly, I have not heard one single negitive item from anyone who has used his service . . . and in this community, one dissatisfied customer gets tons of attention. Just my not so humble .03 cents worth.Clayhttp://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...ers/Dopke01.jpgClayton T. Dopke (Clay)Major, USAF (retired)"Drac"

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Hi J Haley.You might also mention that after contacting FS-GS, you will be expected to NOT divulge the essence of any system tweaks they perform on your computer. A de-facto non-disclosure agreement.Actully, this is no problem, because if you understood your system, you would not need their service in the first place. So it's unlikely that you could share anything with us, other than your personal testimonial. Do I hear an "Amen"?The FS-GS posts have been beaten to death. I don't know why you would bring it up again. FS-GS depends on the user's ignorance to make their service financially viable. If they ever shared the content of their systems knowledge, they wouldn't make a dime. I don't have a real problem with that, but in essence, your post is simply an advertisement... if I wanted ads, I'd go watch TV.You could have mentioned FS-GS in the topic title, so the rest of us could simply not read yet another FS-GS post. Instead you choose to "tease" the forum readers with your title's hype.I hope one of the administrators removes this thread before the flames get out of hand.Dick

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Guest Madtrapper

>I just checked out FS-GS forum from the link...The forum is>pretty well inactive....last post Jan 02/2005 from a>guest...for a sticky thread dated Dec21/2003.....last thread>sept /2004 ...keep the food slicer........lolI should have mentioned and I`m sorry for that.....FS-GS has discontinued the forum as one of the free services and instead it will continue as a selfhelp and information gathering area for all people to use....

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Guest jhaley

Clay, I strongly suggest you give it a try. When it's finished, post back here. I would encourage others who have taken the plunge to post too, the whole project was a big eye-opener. Suppose I've come off as the latest super ad, just a big believer who decided to give it a try and am totally pleased with the outcome. I can't say if there have been unhappy users, but I find it hard to believe. This is not a paid ad, despite how it sounds, I'm just a completely happy customer. The first time I started the sim after the process was completed, I was truly amazed at what I saw. Crystal clear textures, total smoothness and sliders cranked. I was skeptical, I took the plunge and that's the only reason I write this. If people want the most out their sim, they should contact this fellow and see for themselves. Not happy? Don't pay. Holy smokes, how could it be easier than that. I'm simply saying: "just try it". When you have, post back here, let users tell you. John Haley

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The fs-gs service is definitely a legit service.... Even for someone of a systems background, I'd say it's of value if you are:~Switching from one O/S to another~Going from one processor (Pentium) to another (Athlon)~Switching from one video card mfr to another~Going from one version of MSFS to anotherand:~You don't have time to research all the issues associated with each of these tasks. However, I always question posts like this, especially in light of the same words being posted verbatim in two different threads. I think the fs-gs team is wiser than this, but some firms in the past have offered discounts to users or free services in exchange for "glowing reviews". The flip side to that is that some users post glowing reviews hoping they'll get a phone call saying "we loved your review, we'll waive the cost of the service". For me, the most convincing posts that have motivated me to purchase a service of an add-on are those that share specifics. -John

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John,I think the reason your post came across as an ad is because you already made these remarks vs fs-gs in another thread. Posting the same remarks across multiple threads takes the appearance of spam, even if that's not your intent. And in your reply, you still don't offer specifics. No links to screenshots, no before and after results, no system specs--nothing to sway users.-John

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Dick, In my reply above I outline some circumstances under which even I'd consider the service.How much does time cost? I'd argue that it can take several weeks to compile all the tips related to a specific O/S & Hardware combo. Even at minimum wage, if someone exceeds twelve hours of research, they've reached break-even if someone's done the research for them.I'm not saying I like the manner in which this thread appeared or the misleading title. But to knock fs-gs based on one (two) overzealous post isn't fair to people who do make a living supporting computer users, myself included.-John

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Guest Michael_CFII_SEL

Hello,I had the service done some time ago, it is by far the best money I 've spent on FS.AVSIM was suppose to do a review of this service, I'm still waiting for this to happen. Once this happens, I think alot of the no one can tell me how to setup my system, or its for people who don't know what they are doing will fade away.I use to think no-one could show me how to setup my system, I've been building, repairing, troubleshooting computers since the days of the IBM 8088's.I was wrong, FSGS has my system running far better than I have ever had it running, MOST of the tweaks you see here do more harm than good.How about it Tom, when can we expect to see a review of this service?.Mike

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Guest bigun

I also had the service performed about a year ago and tried to post my results here in a thread. I am NOT a "computer ignorant" person and have also been building my own stuff for many years. The service was indeed a big help for me and your right, you don't pay until you are happy. Biggest problem with posting about FS-GS on the forum is you have a multitude of "self proclaimed' experts come out of the woodwork and proclaim it as "snake oil" That, of course, without having a clue about what the service is all about. There is no doubt that you could spend week upon week tweaking this and that until you hit the right combo for FS,,,,maybe. The fact is, nothing that FS-GS does is "top secret" stuff. All of the steps and procedures taken are available if you know what to look for. The key is that Michael goes through your system in a systematic, methodical way and you end up with a set-up that gets everything possible out of YOUR system. And of course I'm sure that the "experts" will now come in here and tell me I'm full of &^*^:-wave My two cents.

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John, glad you clarified that cause I was about a microsecond away from locking the thread down for blatant advertising. :)

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I have to admit: some time ago I was about a nanosecond away from contracting this service, enticed and lured by this paragraph from the description of what the guy calls "system unification":"The results to date have been scores of satisfied customers many of whom had given up on their machines believing them to be incapable of ever achieving satisfactory performance.Users of all skill levels who had previously thought their systems obsolete and could not even consider expensive upgrades have found that ?system unification? has given them the ability to enjoy their gaming experience on a par with users with ?high end? systems. High end users benefit from the increased stability and functionality of their systems."My problem is (speaking as someone who is reasonably knowledgeable but no an expert on computers) that after reading this I still have absolutely no idea as to what this service is going to do for me. "Scores of satisfied customers?" Where? Who? How? Why are these people satisfied? Are they satisfied because, finally, FS9 will run without CTD, or are they satisfied because they've seen a substantial increase in fps?The service might be very good; but it sure isn't marketed in a very convincing fashion.ricardo

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Guest Zevious Zoquis

I haven't taken the plunge for this either becuase frankly, I can't imagine being able to get better performance than I currently do out of my not very powerful system (I'm one of those annoying fellows who has quite literally never had a ctd while running FS9 and I get performance that seems to be equal to what folks with considerably more powerful systems are getting so ftmp I'm a happy camper). However, it seems to me that the fact that you don't pay unless you are satisfied with the results sort of trumps all concerns and questions you may have about the service.

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Guest jhaley

My own personal opinion of course. But one of the greatest things about this service is the clarity and sharpness that the sim now runs. Aircraft, at full settings, are crystal clear, razor sharp images. Then you have the ability to crank every display setting to full and still run the sim more smoothly than you have ever seen previously. You're ground textures are sharper, your autogen is cranked to the fullest. There is no strain for the sim to perform, it's set up with Michael to maximize your computer and its software with the sim. You switch views around your aircraft, the views change instantly, no pause as the view changes. Same thing exterior views, all fast and all impressively sharp and clear. Weather systems are magnificently rendered in that same sharp and clear detail. I had my doubts too, but I tried it. I thought this: if this truly is garbage, I won't pay for it. When we completed the system unification and I started the sim for the first time, I was truly in awe of what I saw. Some people are going to look at this and say, it's an ad or whatever. But I'm saying this as in my titled post, JUST TRY IT. See for yourself what I'm talking about. Work with someone who is at the top of his field with this sort of thing. Don't worry about what others are going to say, if you want to see the sim at its full potential, just try it. Someone sent me a private e-mail asking for more detail. Where do I possibly begin to start. My first session with Michael lasted an entire afternoon. We modified my system, we modified the sim as per his direction. I still can reach him when I add or delete flightsim programs for help in tweaking things again. You just don't pay and end your association, it's a learning curve for me and I've learned a great deal. You wouldn't be disappointed. I mentioned earlier about all the posts here recommending this and that for tweaking your system. Well how would any of us really know what works and doesn't. Some of us have more experience than others with this sort of thing and that's great. This guy knows how to run your sim full settings and yet still achieve full performance. Why wouldn't we want that? Those that are looking for more from the sim, are wondering why there are jerks, stutters. Why settings have to be turned down, try this and see it work for you. I know those who have bashed the post simply cannot have tried this. If you did, you'd understand what I mean. Listen, it's up to you to decide. I'm trying to tell you this works and it's the best money I spent. Canadian currency converted, I spent close to a 100 dollars for this. I wouldn't change a thing. John Haley

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I'm another satisfied customer but frankly there's some aftertaste... I don't know how to express it in exact terms, probably the way they (did I say they?) this respectful person markets his service can be more open and less allegorical?I fully agree with what JhonCi stated above.For me it was an interesting experience, learnt something new, saved me some time on reading and muddling with more settings. I've gone this road since then anyways so I'm using "some" here.One thing I'm confident of it's not the best business model on the both sides I've seen so far by far. And it's more like I took more time from that gentleman than I paid for whatever that means.

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"I know those who have bashed the post simply cannot have tried this. If you did, you'd understand what I mean.""This guy knows how to run your sim full settings and yet still achieve full performance." You still have skirted the issues I raised in my replies. Show us screenshots, post system specs, etc.... Show us shots with autogen cranked, AI present, and the fps counter displayed and don't say "it's only 10fps, but it's soooo smooth" :)The reason why I think these are important things to share is that without them, people will continue to flame this service whether it deserves it or not. No one's going to decide based on two identical posts, in two different threads, that frankly sound like infomercials. "Just try it" doesn't work and doesn't sell.Problem with all reviews of this service (that I've seen) is a lack of before/after documentation--there's lots of after information, but little "before". Based on my own humble system compared to info posted on faster systems, I have a ballpark idea of what users should be getting. I suspect that for every user using this service we have users who achieve the same results without it. Point is, if the service is worthy, then make a greater effort promoting it. IMHO, you've fallen short so far.-John

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Also, you guys who are satisfied like me with that experience better don't post in this officious manner. Doesn't do any good for neither of the sides as you can see...

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Guest jhaley

John, if you want screen shots go to the site and look at some of the detail that's posted there. The users that have posted here and there know the end result of the service that's provided. It really doesn't matter about system specs and frame rates, from what I know each system is worked on its own strengths to maximize performance. Hypo: I post my specs and screenshots and you start asking more questions about the fact that my system is high end and so therefore the performance I'm seeing is related to my machine and its hardware. Or the screenshot program or resolutions or monitor or whatever. I could answer 50 questions and post all kinds of screenies and still you'll have that doubt until you try it yourself. Try the same thing with a lower end system and it works along the same level. I'm not here to try and explain it, I'm a satisfied customer who has some understanding of how my system works with the sim, nothing more. If you want detail as to the process, visit the site and contact Michael Greenblatt. He can answer your questions. I've explained how users can expect sliders cranked and incredible detail and sharpness. Getting your sim to that level is FSGS's to perform. Let's be honest. People will flame this service regardless of whatever is posted in attempts to answer your questions. Good and bad, it's the way these things work. But I say this to you, what have you got to lose by trying it? Nothing. Not a cent if you're not happy. If anything you have even more of a background to say what you want about the program without having to resort to "what you suspect". You look at your sim when this is done and you say, this hasn't made a bit of difference for me. I haven't seen anyone saying that so far. I've used it and it works for me. If you want to try and see if it works for you, the door is open. If you don't, that's fine too. As I have said repeatedly, don't be skeptical, just try it. John Haley

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