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Hello,

Have just turned on my PC for the first time in about five years. Had all intentions on jumping into FSX but from browsing again there's no way I'm going to now for a while having seen the new lease of life fs9 has. I used to know every tweak in the book for XP and for fs9 and now it's all had to be researched again. Can anyone have a quick look at what I've done and see if I've missed any major update or improvement that's glaring or that I havent caught up with?

 

I'm upgrading everything in the new year but from now till Christmas I'm sticking with my old (which was once proudly state of the art !!) Rig of an i7 920 stock everything, 660ti and 6 gigs of 1600 ram on XP pro. So, here's what I've done

1. Cleaned out any unnecessary programs on my PC.

2. Created a gaming profile and turned off every service I don't need from memory on that profile.

3. Defragged intensively and placed my pagefile on a separate partition to my fs9 install.

4. Installed the 3gb switch

5. Installed clean nvidia drivers as per Nick N

6. Installed clean fs9, fs9.1 and no crack patch, and used ntcore to make fs9 large address aware.

7. Used Nick N guide to nvidia inspector and fs9 internal and cfg settings (I presume he's still the most definitive?)

 

I'll be using alacrity PC to turn off any non essential services etc.

Have I omitted anything vital?

 

Going to install my usual base of fsgenesis world mesh, followed by UT world and GE pro all continents. Another question would be , I used to use Active Sky for weather programming but subbed out Real Env textures , is that still most peoples go to setup? Is the Real Env weather engine still inferior to ASE? Is this HDE that I've read about now superior to this? I'm fine for airports and aircraft, I'm trying to keep it simple and restrain myself from pulling everything I owned and installing it! I feel as excited about fs9 right now as the day 10 years ago when a buddy said to me 'you know you can download and buy aircraft for that flight thing don't you?'! I can't see myself getting involved in sweet fx or enb series. I'm too eager to fly.

Thanks for looking

George

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Hello George.

 

Still a few FS9 diehards around.

 

When I upgraded my computer a couple of years back, it came loaded with Windows 8.

 

I originally thought it would be a good time to move to FSX, but after considering the time and effort I had spent on FS9 (aircraft, scenery, etc.),  I too decided to stick with it.

 

Wasn't easy in Windows 8, but well worth the effort.

 

Some of my favorite aircraft are the complex Russian airliners and I was happy to find that they loaded in witout a problem.

 

Yes, still a lot of add-ons available and I never cease to be amazed by FS9's capability.

 

I installed some old FlyTampa scenery yesterday, and altough I don't do much flying in the US, I'd forgotten how good they looked.

 

Tampa, Florida KTPA

 

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Hello George.

 

Still a few FS9 diehards around.

 

When I upgraded my computer a couple of years back, it came loaded with Windows 8.

 

I originally thought it would be a good time to move to FSX, but after considering the time and effort I had spent on FS9 (aircraft, scenery, etc.),  I too decided to stick with it.

 

Wasn't easy in Windows 8, but well worth the effort.

 

Some of my favorite aircraft are the complex Russian airliners and I was happy to find that they loaded in witout a problem.

 

Yes, still a lot of add-ons available and I never cease to be amazed by FS9's capability.

 

I installed some old FlyTampa scenery yesterday, and altough I don't do much flying in the US, I'd forgotten how good they looked.

 

Tampa, Florida KTPA

 

 

Absolutely John et al, I could never get fs9 to look this good when I was involved with it full time. So I felt I'd be wasting it if I moved on too soon. I nearly had a ###### fit when I saw the QW 146 for fs9 now!!! I was always an old British golden age man, Bac 1-11 , Trident etc.

 

One more brain pick if I can. Any settings of texture_Max_load and texture bandwidth mult are pre 2012 on any searches I've done. Are we safe to go 4096 and 400 on both now?

Many excited thanks

George

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And yes, it seems I no longer know how to use these forums!!

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Hi George,

 

The only thing I do not see on your list is FS9! :lol: I really can recommend that!

 

I'm using 2x versions of Fs9, a 'normal' one & 'Golden Wings', a regressed 1920-1930 version, in Windows 10!

No issues at all.

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Wow Robin, regressed??? Have you photos?

So is the texturemaxload=x entry no longer needed as an addition?

 

George

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Have a look here for Golden Wings..(it's one of Bill Lyons's many add-ons)

http://www.thefreeflightsite.com/GW3.htm

 

Golden Wings attempts to back date the sim to 1930's (Golden Age) by removing a few default airports and altering the autogen. It also takes out the taxiway textures so your aprons and taxiways are mostly grass. It also changes most ground and road textures.

 

For Golden Wings, it might be interesting to search for John McKeon (Vintage London Airfields), Alexander Belov (lots of '20s scenery, some of it in the Soviet Union, but also Trans-Atlantic and -Sahara scenery) and the Poland '30s scenery.

 

It's easy to do a separate 2nd install of FS9 & then add Golden Wings.

 

Also,

http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?11364-Freeware-Focus-On-Bill-Lyons

http://mainescenery.proboards.com/

http://oldhangararchive.jrwilliamsart.us/

& Google Bill Lyons in our file library!

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Greetings Geroge,

 

Five years, well if you enjoy FS9 -  suggest you visit www.ford-tr-motor.net  for old 1920's and 1930's aircraft repaints

of the following default FS9 aircraft:

 

     Ford Tri-Motor       about 374

     Lockheed Vega     234

     DH-88 Comet        30

     Curtiss JN-4D        74

     Piper Cub              26

     Douglas DC-3       27

     Vickers Vimy        12

 

Also have some period specific scenery and a few special projects - INDIA - FORDLANDIA - BLACKHAWK Island.

 

Free and no log in or joining, pop in, download and leave.  No forums or chat rooms.....Just a fun time!

 

Ed Moore

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Hi Ed, I do apologise for forgetting to add your site to the above mix!

I'm actually setting up a separate install for the Ford collection, adding in a few 1920-30's aircraft as well.

 Many thanks to you & Garry.

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I have downloaded all the scenery from http://www.ford-tri-motor.net/

There is come amazing stuff there.

Golden Wings from http://www.thefreeflightsite.com/GW3.htm

Aircraft from http://www.goldenagesimulations.com/ & many others,

Forums at http://mainescenery.proboards.com/ & http://calclassic.proboards.com/

Some scenery from http://www.calclassic.com/

 

That should keep you busy. ;-)

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Just for fun, have a look at http://www.njhops.com/

 

Do not forget to download ALL of Bill Lyon's stuff. Mmmm, search here in Avsims library, www.Flightsim.com, www.Simviation.com

There is quite a lot of his stuff out there, & the downloads often have a story, an aircraft, a boat & a vehicle.

 

Not forgetting..

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?linkid=10441&catid=6

Description: This is the Bugatti Adventures gamepack addon by William Ortis, Lionheart Creations Ltd. (INTRODUCTION) This is the classic adventures pack, originally created for FS2002. This package has 10 aircraft, 3 scenery installations, AI traffic, and 26 missions that bring you into the life of a air racer pilot back in the 1940's. It is centered around the wild and fantastic Bugatti air racer, a wild bullet shaped, 'rocket' like plane with twin dual opposed propellors and fitted with two 'Formula One' Grand Prix racing engines, each specially case in Magnesium for extremely light weight.

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If you want to go back to the 50's or 60's Calclassic (Tom Gibson) have lots of cool stuff including very inclusive AI - aircraft and flight plans

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I would do a separate install for this. Golden Wings removes many of the more 'newer' airports & adds flights, aircraft & scenery.

 

Also, if you do not want to go to the 1930-1940's, Google 'Silver Wings'.. 1950-1060's scenery.

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Mmm, it has been so long. I think, if I remember, that info is in the ReadMe of Golden Wings.

 

One way is to rename the existing FS9 folder to, for example, Fs2004 orig. Then rename the fs9.exe to, for example, Fs9orig.exe. Then do a fresh install of Fs2004. DO NOT RUN YET!!! Now, rename the first install back to the original names, so everything is back to how it was.

Then, rename the 2nd new install folder to, for example, Golden Wings. Rename the FS9.exe to, for example, GW.exe. Now you can run the new GW.exe. (remember to do the desktop icon as well.  I keep a backup of Fs9 on a portable hard drive, & when I want to do an install, I just copy & past it into 'Program Files'.

 

I hope the above is not too confusing!

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Hi,

 

This thread in my forum discusses multiple installs of Golden Wings, Silver Wings, and Classic FS (classic aircraft, AI, and scenery not using the "Wings" packages).  You can use any or all of those.

 

http://calclassic.proboards.com/thread/181/multiple-installations-fs2004

 

Another discussion of the topic:

 

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?21431-Multiple-Installs-of-FS2004

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