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I know it is a stupid question: FSX vs FSX SE

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Hello,

 

I know nothing about that steam thing. What is the diffrerence between FSX and FSX SE? Don't blast me for being ignorant...

 

THX

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Pretty sure this has been asked and answered a few times already. The Search feature will set you free.

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No ignorant questions, only ignorant answers!

 

FSX:SE is basically an updated version of the old FSX. It is marketed by a company called Dovetail that has the re-distribution rights from Microsoft. It is distributed as an on-line downloadable package from a company called 'Steam' (probably the largest gaming distributor) Also, from Steam, are unique downloadable add-ons.

 

The Steam version of FSX has been modded & the majority of guys say it is superior to the original. Also, being a downloadable product, it is far easier & simpler to re-install if needed. Also, all the older add-ons for FSX can be used.

 

Any further questions you might have are probably answered, as Jim says, by googling, by checking out the forums & by looking at the Steam site.

 

Good luck.

 

That, is basically all,

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The Steam version of FSX has been modded & the majority of guys say it is superior to the original. Also, being a downloadable product, it is far easier & simpler to re-install if needed. Also, all the older add-ons for FSX can be used.

 

I would go with most here. One notable exception and one I sorely miss is FSRecorder!

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The Steam version of FSX has been modded & the majority of guys say it is superior to the original. Also, being a downloadable product, it is far easier & simpler to re-install if needed. Also, all the older add-ons for FSX can be used.

 

Quite correct.. Most, not all of the FSX add-on's can be used

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No ignorant questions, only ignorant answers!

 

Good - can someone tell me how to switch on my PC?

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My observation is only advantage of steam edition is slightly better Vas management. Don't expect that DTG can repair issues which aces or community have not repaired. It is a repacked product and sold on different platform but same core sim inside. Is it worth it? For 10 bucks yes, full value it's debatable. Also support from DTG is horrible but this was also the case in their previous titles.

 

Anyway if you fly complex add ons and are at your Vas limits I recommend it because this revised version will give you few mins necessary to finish the flight on airport and not on desktop.

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Good - can someone tell me how to switch on my PC?

There should be a thing-a-ma-bob close to where the coffee cup-holder slides out.

Computers are quite thoughtfully designed for those late night flights......

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There should be a thing-a-ma-bob close to where the coffee cup-holder slides out.

Computers are quite thoughtfully designed for those late night flights......

 

Demonstrates that there are ignorant questions and answers, as I implied.

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Demonstrates that there are ignorant questions and answers, as I implied.

LOL, YOU asked the question, I simply answered you. :Clown: :p0503:

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Hello,

 

I know nothing about that steam thing. What is the diffrerence between FSX and FSX SE? Don't blast me for being ignorant...

 

THX

 

Other than what has already be stated the biggest difference is that some 3rd party addons that work with FSX:MS will not work with FSX:SE.

 

These include FS Labs' Concorde-X and AES. There will be others. You should check support forums of any addons you have to confirm compatibility.

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LOL, YOU asked the question, I simply answered you. :Clown: :p0503:

 

And you walked into it.   Despite the manta -  There are such things as ignorent questions.

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What can I do... Eyes wide open.. the door was open & I walked into it! :rolleyes: :LMAO:.

By the way, what is wrong with having a coffee cup holder?

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Dovetail is going to abandon FSX:SE in a while, they are getting little to no income with their addons since everyone is buying from third party these days. 

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Dovetail is going to abandon this project in a while, they are getting little to no income with their addons since everyone is buying from third party these days. 

Proof of any of this, or just a bunch of hot air?

 

They did not purchase a FSX license just to abandon the project after 6 months.

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When you say "this project" do you mean FSX:SE or the new flight sim they are building? I think putting out FSX:SE was to gather interest and hear from users and so forth, also a learning exercise, and use these learnings on their new Flight Sim.

 

On reflection, I'd doubt the new flight sim, they are calling DFS for now, will be closed off so you can't buy from third parties, however one presumes they will pump all their add-ons through steam and make money that way aiming for most or a lot of users get the add-ons that way. We'd still be able to buy XXX add-on from simmarket or watever

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FSX SE is much more stable for me than FSX ever was.  I use tons of Orbx, Active Sky, REX4, MyTraffic Pro, etc., etc., along with DX10 Fixer and performance and stability are excellent.

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Proof of any of this, or just a bunch of hot air?

 

They did not purchase a FSX license just to abandon the project after 6 months.

 

You really think they're going to bother with an almost 9 year old engine, this is only give them publicity in flight simulation and a little later, like codechris said they'll probably make their own flight simulation game. 

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They've certainly put a good bit of know-how into it (FSX-SE), but for many addons beware you may need to install the legacy simconnect .msi 61242 (10.0.61355.0) before installing addons. Simconnect 61242 is used by many older addons so that it worked with FSX Standard or Deluxe with SP1a for those that had not installed or did not want to install SP2 or Acceleration. 61242 also works at the same time with Acceleration and Gold, which is what the Steam version basically is FSX+A SP2 or Gold. The Steam version works with Acceleration or Gold SP2 addons as it installs legacy Simconnect 61259 from SP2, as well as its own version 62613.

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You really think they're going to bother with a almost 9 year old engine, this is only give them publicity in flight simulation and a little later, like codechris said they'll probably make their own flight simulation game. 

Yes, they are and they even fixed some things and added a few.

 

So where is your proof? Just as I said, a bunch of of hot air.

 

2016 is a long way away.

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Yes, they are and they even fixed some things and added a few.

 

So where is your proof? Just as I said, a bunch of of hot air.

 

2016 is a long way away.

 

Proof? I'm just speculating. 

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Not probably, they are, it's confirmed. However, they have no released ANY information and are staying tight-lipped. The only thing they said is they hope for a 2016 release and it's based on Microsoft Flight technology. That's it however. But, from their perspective they see that as the FSX successor, which would give us XP, P3D and DFS in the long run, of actively maintained sims. Well, the big 3 anyway, I know there are other ones out there, military you have DCS, a glider one I can't remember the name of etc etc.

 

I'm sure even then, people will still be bringing out packages for FSX though. That is going to have a very long death

 

For OP though, if you have FSX and are happy, stick with it. If you have issues, maybe try SE and see if your issues resolve. If you don't have either, go with SE

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I would go with most here. One notable exception and one I sorely miss is FSRecorder!

 

And ConcordeX.  This is the only reason I still hold onto boxes version of FSX.

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Let's not forget that the GNS430/530 & the F1 Mustang do not work in FSX-Steam. That's about $150 down the drain if I made the move.

 

The only reason why FSX is still alive is because of all the add-ons available. As long as there is something new and exciting developed, FSX will live on.

 

Back to the "what's the difference?" 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Flight-Simulator-X-Edition-Pc/dp/B001DPZE84

 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314160/

 

Right now you can get FSX-Steam for $5. For those who are just starting out, this one is a no brainer.

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What would be cool is if you could just take the FSX-SE EXE and DLLs and drop them into the old FSX dir.  I have FSX boxed and P3D installed and groan even with the idea of installing SE, even with the greater stability.  I do fly the Mustang and use the 430/530 so I wouldn't want to do without those at all.

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