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FSX .... End of an era

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Well that's it... I've moved on and said goodbye to FSX. I've put FSX and all my boxed software that's not compatible with P3D up for sale....

 

I've had some great times with the sim and spent far too many hours !!

 

I'm delighted with P3D ! If you have not tried it yet then please do !!

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I installed P3D v2.5 the other day and have so far flown without any addons.  I  was really impressed when flying in and around clouds watching the lighting change in the VC, quite realistic.  The future of the sim is quite exciting.

 

Having said that I think there is still a lot of life left for FSX.  I have been using Steve's DX10 fixer and numerous addons which have brought me many hours of enjoyment.  One thing that has improved my experience was the discovery of flying in pseudo full screen mode.  The use of this has brought extra smoothness to the sim:

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/427858-pseudo-full-screen-tip/

 

The hotkey combination referred to is the Win+F11 keys and you have to enable Windows Aero mode after starting the sim and associated programs.

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FSX is still alive and well.  Definitely not the "end of an era".  I have both sims installed on my system.  Enjoy using both.  Developers are still making products for FSX and most FSX software works in P3D too.  FSX will live on until someone at Microsoft develops a new platform and that might be happening based on some comments in a topic in the Hangar Chat.  Then, and only then, will the lights on FSX be turned off.

 

Best regards,

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End of an Era for him perhaps??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

I was ready to write the same thing! :P

I tried P3D v2.4 and wasn't impressed at all, sorry.

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I actually use P3D - - my post above with just to those folks jumping on the guy with all the reasons they still play FSX. I say good for you and good for the OP. Enjoy what you enjoy.

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Please, for goodness sake, :t0102: PLEASE, not yet another 'my sim is better than your sim!!

Our mods should know better. :Shame On You:  :t0152:

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Are you sure you want to sell the add-ons? Developers may release a patch to get it working later on down the line.

 

Also is that psudo full screen the same as the FSX-Borderless exe that's also floating around? It's probably one of the best tools I have, oddly

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Well that's it... I've moved on and said goodbye to FSX. I've put FSX and all my boxed software that's not compatible with P3D up for sale....

 

I've had some great times with the sim and spent far too many hours !!

 

I'm delighted with P3D ! If you have not tried it yet then please do !!

Why should anyone care?

 

I hear that people are extra delighted with FS98. There is a super spectacular thread on this a few pages back!

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Well that's it... I've moved on and said goodbye to FSX. I've put FSX and all my boxed software that's not compatible with P3D up for sale....

 

I've had some great times with the sim and spent far too many hours !!

 

I'm delighted with P3D ! If you have not tried it yet then please do !!

Please close the door on your way out. :P

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I actually use P3D - - my post above with just to those folks jumping on the guy with all the reasons they still play FSX. I say good for you and good for the OP. Enjoy what you enjoy.

 

Spot on mate!

 

Nick - glad you're happy with P3D. Not tried it myself.

 

Although I did sell my boxed edition FSX because I moved to Steam.

 

Not that anyone will care... B)

 

Ian

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You should be aware that the moment that LMCo feels that the resources that go into P3D aren't giving sufficient ROI or would be better used elsewhere, that P3D will be gone. I worked for LM for over 8 years on advanced projects and concepts and know very well how the company works.  I would also rather not put myself at the mercy of the FSX: SE folks.

 

DJ

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You should be aware that the moment that LMCo feels that the resources that go into P3D aren't giving sufficient ROI or would be better used elsewhere, that P3D will be gone. I worked for LM for over 8 years on advanced projects and concepts and know very well how the company works.  I would also rather not put myself at the mercy of the FSX: SE folks.

 

DJ

 

As they say... S*&! happens! If and when that happens, I'll be ready with FSX, FSX:SE, x-Plane or whatever other goodliness is out there...

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You should be aware that the moment that LMCo feels that the resources that go into P3D aren't giving sufficient ROI or would be better used elsewhere, that P3D will be gone.

 

 

Same as FSX really. We went for a long time with no updates and just continue on or move to X-Plane as our options. FS:SE hasn't really given us anything new with FSX in all honestly, other then they are now getting ORBX scenery 90 days earlier then everyone else. But it's the same with anything you use. LM will continue to update and we will reap those rewards. If they stop it, then we're only back to where we where with FSX for many years

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until someone at Microsoft develops a new platform and that might be happening based on some comments in a topic in the Hangar Chat. 

 

What did I miss?

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It's nice to actually have options, and with a number of sims in active development, the future actually looks bright (quite a change from just a little while ago when MS pulled the plug on us...!).

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What did I miss?

 

I think they are referring to DFS, Dovetail Flight Simulator, which is based on MS Flight technology, apparently. They are looking at 2016 release. It's Dovetail though, not Microsoft

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Ouch !! Well I have to say I'm quiet taken aback by some of the replies !

 

The thread was simply to say I enjoyed FSX and am now moving onto P3D and maybe give it a go.

 

Perhaps some of you didn't grasp that in the title and thought FSX was finished ?

 

Anyway pretty disappointing response by some.

 

Sorry FSX is still superb and i'm going to keep all my addons and re-install it.......

 

Happy now ? Am I back in the club .....

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Ouch !! Well I have to say I'm quiet taken aback by some of the replies !

 

The thread was simply to say I enjoyed FSX and am now moving onto P3D and maybe give it a go.

 

Perhaps some of you didn't grasp that in the title and thought FSX was finished ?

 

Anyway pretty disappointing response by some.

 

Sorry FSX is still superb and i'm going to keep all my addons and re-install it.......

 

Happy now ? Am I back in the club .....

 

Flip-Flopper! ;-)

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What did I miss?

Oh, it's that bumped into this on the web topic in Hangar Chat....

 

Best regards,

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Fsx certainly isn't dead, yes development had come to an end, well looks like it at the moment, but there are still tons of new aircraft and addons coming for the simulator. P3D is quite similar to Fsx in many ways hence moving on is not quite as huge however yes P3D does have some exciting features Fsx doesn't.

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Same as FSX really. We went for a long time with no updates and just continue on or move to X-Plane as our options. FS:SE hasn't really given us anything new with FSX in all honestly, other then they are now getting ORBX scenery 90 days earlier then everyone else. But it's the same with anything you use. LM will continue to update and we will reap those rewards. If they stop it, then we're only back to where we where with FSX for many years

 

For many of us X plane is NOT an option. Relatively few addons compared to the FSX catalog, a completely foreign file system than what we are used to, and it literally took me hours to figure out how to map all the buttons on my joystick. Granted, this was XPlane 9, but it was enough to make me never touch that sim again.

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Ouch !! Well I have to say I'm quiet taken aback by some of the replies !

 

Just a slow day here I guess.

 

Besides, for people new to simming and just starting with FSX-SE this is the beginning of an Era for them, not the end of one.

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