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Well, its been almost two years since FS2004 has been released and I'm curious how many people out their are flying what version of Flight simulator.I've recently made a few posts about FS2002 and get next to nil response.. Yeap, I'm still flying FS2002.. So , I'm now curious and would like to know, what version of Flight Simulator you are using? I never see any FS98 posts, or FS2000 posts. So my question is, where do these people post questions about Flight simulator? Or maybe no one flys FS98 or FS2000 anymore? I know a few still fly FS2002, but how many? So, are you flying FS98? FS2000? FS2002? or FS2004?Lets see what everyone says.... Cheers

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Both, but about 90 per cent FS9 to 10 per cent FS2002.

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I got FS9 the day it came out. I was in the middle of putting together a system just for FS and decided to install it on my design rig (Athlon 1.4, G4 4600) that I had Fs2002 on. After seeing that I had better performance than I ever did with FS2002, it went bye bye. I still have a bunch of Fs2002 files on disc that I access at times, but I don't miss it at all. I had a few payware addons that I had to wait on for upgrades, but it didn't take long. All the aircraft I loved to fly in Fs2002 have all been upgraded or made better for FS9, so no loss.Interesting post, I could never understand why anyone would stick with FS2000 or earlier. I have seen recent files for those versions at other sites and wondered this.Regards, MichaelKDFWhttp://www.calvirair.com/mcpics/mcdcvabanner.jpgCalVirAir International

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FS2002 here. Why?1. Like the flexibility of it. I can use some of the stuff from just about any sim, and it runs very smooth.2. I don't have to insert a disk to run it.3. I don't have to constantly tweak it for frame rates or stutters.4. Too many familiar posts about FS2004 needing tweaks for this or that, the patch not working well for everyone, I even bought it, but it's still in the box, untried.5. Don't want to buy another computer just so I can run flightsims.6. FS2006 ? Will have to be really special.....Bob

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FS9 only since the 9.1 patch which brought the terrain rendering capabilities of FS2004 to the same levels as those of FS2002.FS9 provides higher framerate, better graphics and most new addons only work for FS9 as well.

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I don't own FS9 yet. Havn't flown FS for 2 years now. Needed a break. Getting back in soon though.JimCYWG

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Hi,FS 9.1 here and wouldn't go back to FS2002 in any case. And why? It has much better graphics, it's much smoother on my machine (yes, it might sound strange but I think finally it's more dependent on a graphics card), there are tons of new beautiful aircraft and scenery add-on's that don't run on FS2002 (and I love add-on's, Microsoft wouldn't recognize my sim as their product ;-)), still not perfect but MUCH better ATC, details like taxiway signs on every airport (no need to download and install them for every airport like with FS2002) and so on. Oh well, it's a poll, sorry for the long comment :-outta

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FS 9.1 and enjoying every minute. Curious about the next version, though.Randall

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This question is part of regular annual poll at Avsim to to collect basic statistics on the simming community. If I recall only an insignificant percentage of simmers still use older versions of the MSFS. So if you are still using FS2002 you are really in tiny minority but I don't think this should surprise you.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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Bought FS2004 the day it was released and ran both FS2002 and FS2004 for about two months.I took FS2002 off my system and have been running FS2004 ever since.Cheers!Joel Murray

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FS9Actually, I had no intentions of getting it. Had far too much work and installations in FS2002 and 'thought' that I was perfectly content with it. I had to admit that the first thing that made me question my decision was some of those first screenshots of the weather.Then a friend, in exchange for some repaints, bought me FS9.Afterwards, I have run FS2002 once only, and that was to test progress on a repaint. It's no longer even on my system; don't miss it at all. So much for my skepticism.Cheers!Heather

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FS9.1>>3. I don't have to constantly tweak it for frame rates or stutters.Haven't done ANYTHING along these lines since the first couple of months after install. >>4. Too many familiar posts about FS2004 needing tweaks for this or >>that, the patch not working well for everyone, I even bought it, >>but it's still in the box, untried.Most of the problem here is "Computer Experts" that aren't really "Computer Experts". Spend more time trying to fix their idiotic "tweeks". Quite comical really. LOL. :-outtahttp://publish.hometown.aol.com/p3superb/i...s/sign_name.jpgThere is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".- unknown"My daddy gives me up, to fight for you"- a US Military Members Child

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have bought fs2004 a year after release,after hearing it performed similar as fs2002.i have installed it,and indeed,it performed great,so i'm still on fs2004 as of today.the best part for me?i am able to do 10 hour online flights in my DC8,without ctd's or lock ups...or performance loss.in fs2k2 the best i could manage was about three hours.i've done a few longhauls now,in real time,and i'm seriously enjoying them.also,nothwithstanding the fact i'm running an ancient box(amd1800/soltek sl75drv4/gf4ti4200/768mb ram)it really flies.i have it locked at 20,and it never goes under that.so i'm very happy with it.afaic,ms flightsim team did a great job,and the price can't be beaten,thanks a bunch guys ;)tataJP.

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FS98, FS2002, and FS9 here still all installed and running. I skipped FS2000 when it was released, did buy a copy second hand but gave it away when FS9 came out. I have loads of addons for FS98 and it is interesting to check it out from time to time, although i allways liked that one best when it was running in Glide; no longer an option since i got rid of my Voodoo 5, although i have not tried an emulator. FS2002 does some things better than FS9, i prefere the full page menus and start screen, and it is a lot easier to undock the windows without having to risk a crash by switching from and to full scree mode. that said FS9 gets almost all the playing time.

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FS9.1.... Much better on framerates and overall performance than FS2002 ever was... Better ATC and AI performance plus clickable Virtual Cockpits makes looking back to FS2k2 laughable to say the least... To each his own I guess... :-roll

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100% FS2004. FS2002 has been uninstalled shortly after my purchase of FS2004.

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Still an FS2002 flyer here, much better smoothness. Till I can aford some powerfull graphic cards to run FS2004.

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I'm an FS2002 user :D I am completely avoiding FS9, as I want to maximise my FS2002 experience. I've never regretted it :) FS2006 will be purchased as soon as it's released ;)

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I fly FS2004 and in fact, started flight simming for the first time with FS2004 back in September 2003 and love it!John

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FS9, and ain't going back. Going with the flow of high tech. Looking forward for the next FS-(10??? or LongHorn(ish one)???) and its horrible prospects.

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For me Fs9.I have actually both on my system but I hardly use fs2002 anymore anyways. I just tested fs2002 once since I got fs9 on my system when I ran into difficulties temporarily with fs9 to see if my other flightsim would work. When I reset everything to default clouds from the fsw program and updated the program I was back to fs9 in no time at all and fs2002 is just collecting dust.

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done with fs9; desperately waiting for #10!Paul@ehgg

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2K2. Borrowed FS9 from a friend to see if it'd work, but my system couldn't cope with it. As I now fly mainly with VATSIM I'm not bothered about MS ATC - don't have any problems with Squawkbox and AVC on 2K2. Also, I just can't be bothered with all the downloading, installing, etc that goes with a new version of FS.http://online.vatsimindicators.net/916312/3.png

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