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With all the talk about steam fsx can some one tell me please, is it better for me to purchase the Steve,s DX10 version (i already own the ms box version) or purchase the steam version,simply what is the better sim better?

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Ever had your internet connection go down for any reason? What about the online servers the game is connecting too going down (check out what happened to the Steam and other game services this past Christmas)? Or what about those that want to play on a trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flight? Plenty of reasons why one may not always have an internet connection.

If your internet went down WHILE you were playing the game, nothing would have happened. All it needs is a one-time check with the server. That's it. Does that hurt so much?

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With all the talk about steam fsx can some one tell me please, is it better for me to purchase the Steve,s DX10 version (i already own the ms box version) or purchase the steam version,simply what is the better sim better?

peter

Steves fixer works in both versions so really your back to square one, which sim do you prefer, there are a thousand posts on the benefits between them but IMO the fixer with FSX-SE is simming nirvana within the constraints of a 32 bit Platform


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No, I did not gain a single thing. I read the release notes and think something, hence my serious question.

 

I think you aren't stressing your FSX installation enough with high sliders, dense scenery, high levels of AI traffic, and serious weather!

 

Like Mathijs Kok, who reached the same conclusions without any stress tests at all I think.

 

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Wow, really informative post Pete. I had previously purchased SE on sale but was very reluctant to install because I thought I had to uninstall my current FSX and was not sure if I would actually see any difference. Sounds like your method will get me up and running quickly so I can evaluate it myself and decide if its a keeper or not.

How would you use dx10 fixer then?

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How would you use dx10 fixer then?

 

There is a post from Steve advising how to get DX10 running in Steam (single or dual install with FSX).  He also states that the next version of the fixer will allow you to install into either sim.


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FSX Steam Edition.....The best thing since sliced bread?....Na!....Sliced Bread doesn't even come close. ^_^

 

by the by, I use DX10 Fixer and now have those beautiful shadows in my NGX.


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If your internet went down WHILE you were playing the game, nothing would have happened. All it needs is a one-time check with the server. That's it. Does that hurt so much?

It does when your down for a week waiting for the net to be repaired. As would have happened to me a couple of months ago as I posted, had I only had FSX-SE at the time.


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Mike,

 

Could you please elaborate? Can you really have shadows in the (PMDG) NGX? Steve mentioned that this is not possible with the B737NGX from PMDG.

 

>>>>by the by, I use DX10 Fixer and now have those beautiful shadows in my NGX.

 

 

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Mike,

 

Could you please elaborate? Can you really have shadows in the (PMDG) NGX? Steve mentioned that this is not possible with the B737NGX from PMDG.

 

>>>>by the by, I use DX10 Fixer and now have those beautiful shadows in my NGX.

 

 

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Yes you can, the new SP1D service pack has removed the solid cube around the VC model which has prevented them in the previous version. They look great I might add!!


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If your internet went down WHILE you were playing the game, nothing would have happened. All it needs is a one-time check with the server. That's it. Does that hurt so much?

Actually, yes, it can. You're missing the part where the internet or Steam servers may not be available to even connect to in the first place. Kind of hard to start the sim in the first place without them. Personally I have rarely had trouble with my Internet connection at home, however, I did run into the problem with the Steam servers being offline for an extended period this past Christmas due to some hackers having a little bit of "fun".

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If your internet went down WHILE you were playing the game, nothing would have happened. All it needs is a one-time check with the server. That's it. Does that hurt so much?

 

Yes. Sometimes the internet goes down for hours because of weather, car hitting pole nearby, etc. I should be able to use FSX-SE regardless of internet connectivity.

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Actually, yes, it can. You're missing the part where the internet or Steam servers may not be available to even connect to in the first place. Kind of hard to start the sim in the first place without them. Personally I have rarely had trouble with my Internet connection at home, however, I did run into the problem with the Steam servers being offline for an extended period this past Christmas due to some hackers having a little bit of "fun".

 

And that's when Steam offline mode comes in, does it not?


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There is a post from Steve advising how to get DX10 running in Steam (single or dual install with FSX).  He also states that the next version of the fixer will allow you to install into either sim.

 

Cool, sounds like the dual fusion by Pete Dawson is the best (for me, it's the only) way to switch to FSXSE. i'll try that perhaps with the next DX10fixer build, or will tinker with the current version.

 

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And that's when Steam offline mode comes in, does it not?

Once FSX SE is updated so that it supports offline, it is an option. Until this next patch is released, it isn't though. Even then, offline mode does require periodic checks against the servers. It doesn't let you permanently run offline. This is one case where the boxed edition has an advantage over the Steam edition.

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