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Was getting bored with FS9.No flying in 5 years.  Just bought P3DV4 and got it going with different video drivers.  Sorry FS9 I have to leave you.  What an amazing simulation P3D is.  Bye.

jim

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Jagabom,

I wish you well with your transition.  I think you have reached a stage that most of the remaining committed FS9 ers will eventually reach. I do not think we should be perturbed about that aspect of it.  What upsets me is looking at what is possible with the new 64 bit platforms but which is impossible with my desired configuration. I would if I could abandon fs9 with reckless abandon and great alacrity, but my personal sense of immersion keeps me from swapping.  I am, however, seriously looking at VR and if I can be convinced without access to a try before buy option.

Enjoy to the fullest

Regards

Tony

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P3D with PeopleFlow = really nice! But X-Plane 11 is my ultimate goal. I'll transition eventually from FS9 but am convinced that waiting until X-Plane 11 came along was worth it! But I will keep FS9 for the occasional friendly fling ;)

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Best wishes Jim.  

In response to Tony and Sasha I'd like to chime in to say I have both but I have to agree that FS9 on a 64 bit platform running on a reasonably robust computer is as smooth as silk.  I did a flight with the QW757 from Manchester to Geneva with full settings without a hickup (except maybe my piloting skills).  So far I am just exploring P3D4 but I have to say it performs way better than P3D2.5, which I felt was a step backwards as far as performance was concerned compared to FS9 on decent computer.  But I won't be deleting FS9 anytime soon.   It runs well, I still have a backlog of aircraft to explore, and it took me a decade to get to the level of immersion I have now with FS9 so getting to that level with traffic and scenery is going to be a huge expense in time and money.  I say, why not enjoy the benefit of both platforms. 

Greg  

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That is also the biggest reason not to move on. My fs9 is tuned and modified to the max to get the best results in visibility, frame rates, traffic and it runs like a dream. Everywhere, everything maxxed out. No oom’s, no ctd’s nothing.

If P3D can run like this, I will move on. 

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1 hour ago, gaputz said:

it took me a decade to get to the level of immersion I have now with FS9 so getting to that level with traffic and scenery is going to be a huge expense in time and money.  I say, why not enjoy the benefit of both platforms. 

So true for me, too! Whatever flightsim I'll fly in the future, FS9 will always stay beside it as long as any OS will be able to run it. I'll never ever have a sim again that is as complete and matured as my FS9 grew within 14 years.

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Yes, it´s time to move on. I deleted all FS9 files in my PC. Same with FSX.

X-Plane 11 stolen my heart. It´s not like MSFS in some aspects like there is only a few freeware aircraft models to fly. Also, the ATC is not good. About the rest, specially freeware sceneries and flight model X-Plane is far better.

Anyway FS9 will stay in my heart it was the longest time I played a MSFS. 

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 Hi Folks,

Yeah - I felt the same at about FS9 - I'm a GA guy and I loved my Dreamfleet/Digital Aviation aircraft... I skipped FSX entirely going straight from FS9 to P3Dv3 with every intent of keeping FS9 around for my old favorites... That lasted about a month - P3D - AS4 - ASCA - ENVTEX - ENVSHADE - ChasePlane - ORBX with the literally hundreds of FREE improved airports from class C on down in addition to their payware - A2A aircraft - there is no going back... I really tried - couldn't do it - seriously - I couldn't take FS9 anymore after just a few minutes back in it - resistance is futile once you give P3D an earnest try... I got tired of farting with Flight1 wrappers that wouldn't work in Win10 and some aircraft had fits too - gave up - and deleted my beloved FS9... My biggest regret was losing Paul Golding's absolutely incredible 727 and Bob Scott's Tin Mouse 737... Your mileage may vary...

If anyone else decides to switch - do it over the holidays to catch the sales - because it ain't cheap...

Regards,

Scott 

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Hello again guys,

Sascha...I think I am with you with the XPlane 11 route. I just watched a video yesterday ...   XPlane 11 using the new native VR and it was absolutely incredible. This morning I watched another which stated that Oculus Rift current resolution was slightly better than 1080p and that is what I am using with great satisfaction now. The only drawback is that right now apparently there is no mouse support for VR but it is being worked on.

I cannot imagine a situation however where I have my six monitors for fs9 and having a seperate system for XPlane 11 which will use only the one monitor. The move to XPlane then will involve dismantling the current set up, upgrading hardware (new MB/CPU/RAM) buying and setting up the VR. It will be a large and expensive transition and wont happen in a great hurry or without a great deal of further research. 

I have seen your screenies of XPlane and ortho4xp sceneries and I think you may have found sim heaven with it all. I can only imagine flying with that scenery and using VR. 

In the meantime, I am going to be very content and smugly complacent using fs9, slides all the way up and very, very smooth. In itself that is my temporary heaven. 

In reality, with all the advances being made in hardware and the new 64bit sim platforms, I think fs9 and FSX will eventually be consigned to the dark ages and indeed, it is already becoming redundant. Sad really.

Cheers

Tony

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4 hours ago, gaputz said:

it took me a decade to get to the level of immersion I have now with FS9 so getting to that level with traffic and scenery is going to be a huge expense in time and money.  I say, why not enjoy the benefit of both platforms. 

Greg  

Couldn't agree more!

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No doubt there are many like Jim and if everyone leaving FS9 were to begin a thread like this it would have the feel of the departure hall at Heathrow.  Perhaps we need a thread asking who is staying!  

Greg

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19 hours ago, himmelhorse said:

Sascha...

I have seen your screenies of XPlane and ortho4xp sceneries and I think you may have found sim heaven with it all. I can only imagine flying with that scenery and using VR. 

In the meantime, I am going to be very content and smugly complacent using fs9, slides all the way up and very, very smooth. In itself that is my temporary heaven.

That must be another Sacha;) as I am currently with you in sticking with FS9! Haven't transited to X-11 yet, and am pretty sure I will not this year.

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1 hour ago, gaputz said:

No doubt there are many like Jim and if everyone leaving FS9 were to begin a thread like this it would have the feel of the departure hall at Heathrow.  Perhaps we need a thread asking who is staying!  

Greg

I do not feel the need to tell others whether I am staying or leaving...... 

But if others must know I'm staying....and my FS9 will continue to get better and better.

The only thorn in it's side is AES but you don't even get that in P3Diddy.:laugh:

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For those of us who have become friends over the years on this forum, I think it's totally appropriate to let the community know that we've decided to stop using FS9. It's no insult to the platform, which has exceeded all reasonable expectations and a "fond farewell" affirms the relationships that many of us "old timers" have built over the years..

I freely admit that I rarely use FS9 anymore but I keep it on my hard drive as there are some sceneries that are in every way comparable to their FSX-SE counterparts and there are some aircraft like the DF727 that don't exist on the new platforms. If you are flying IFR from one outstanding payware airport to another with maxed out AI and all the upgraded textures and other tweaks for FS9, there's every reason to choose FS9 if there's a particular aircraft you want to use and the only view of the ground is a limited visibility, minimum ceiling departure and arrival into an outstanding payware airport with AES continuing to work.

VFR is a whole different matter unless you're flying a particularly beloved aircraft and doing low-level aerobatics where performance is everything. I will come back to ACG Duxford and fly a display routine in my RAS Spitfire XIV, or my Virtavia RNZAF Harvard over GodZone Marlborough for a long time yet!

So I say, enjoy the benefits of both until you decide that your new platform is the only one you want to use and say goodbye to a forum community where many of us have "hung out together" for the past 13 years!

C'est la Vie!

Ian

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9 hours ago, kiwiflyer45 said:

For those of us who have become friends over the years on this forum, I think it's totally appropriate to let the community know that we've decided to stop using FS9. It's no insult to the platform, which has exceeded all reasonable expectations and a "fond farewell" affirms the relationships that many of us "old timers" have built over the years..

I freely admit that I rarely use FS9 anymore but I keep it on my hard drive as there are some sceneries that are in every way comparable to their FSX-SE counterparts and there are some aircraft like the DF727 that don't exist on the new platforms.

C'est la Vie!

Ian

 

This is like me. I bought a new computer this past September and bought P3D 4.1. Now I hardly use FS9 anymore. Since I got the new computer I have only used FS9 2 or 3 times maybe.

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Well I'm staying! Love my 2D panels, hate VC's. P3D choice of aircraft is very limiting, graphics are still same generation, nothing mind blowingly different. Everything else is likewise much of the same. Just not worth a switch imo. I'd be less happy with a P3D than FS9 even if not a single $$$ was involved in the transition process. I'd lose my Flight Keeper too! Forget it! lol

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2 hours ago, Skywatcher said:

 graphics are still same generation, nothing mind blowingly different.

Do you really believe that ?

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1 hour ago, Glynn said:

Do you really believe that ?

Yes!!! Mind blowing and improved are very different things. P3D is a revamped 2006 game is it not? 2- 3 years younger than a FS9?

Here's the biggest thing for me, yes, you heard it here first! lol
Lockheed Martin is operating under a very shady licensing scheme IMO. As the masses move from all these yucky 32 bit platforms P3D becomes increasingly more popular. The more popular, the closer it will get looked at. Now, just imagine if the way they are operating isn't determined to be in a satisfactory manner. Things could change literally overnight. The 64bit Super Sim could be ruler of the world one day, gone the next! Imagine if it happened!

It's a thought, may very well be a possibility. Anyone can reply to my suggestion but there is no one likely in this community who would have enough expertise or information available to dismiss what I say. It would simply be another opinion.

For me, FS9 is still the way to go or FSX. P3D as far as I'm concerned still needs more time under it's belt before I'd even think about putting a dollar into it.

 

My point is, the newer sims are not groundbreaking compared to anything in FS9 which almost runs itself on today's modern PC's headache free. The potential pitfalls of the newer sims, heck, plenty of time to sit on the fence till there is a genuine reason to jump off. I got a good view up here with my FS9 already so no mad rush to do anything!

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1 hour ago, Skywatcher said:

P3D is a revamped 2006 game is it not? 2- 3 years younger than a FS9?
 

But light years ahead in development,

You haven't actually tried P3Dv4 have you ?

 

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6 minutes ago, Glynn said:

But light years ahead in development,

You haven't actually tried P3Dv4 have you ?

 

I have not tried P3Dv4 yet.

"light years ahead in development" tosh.

Have you got rain in the VC yet? ...because FS9 had that light years ago.

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Hi Folks,

LOL - seriously - to each his own for simulators - as mentioned I was a late bloomer with P3D and fought the urge pretty hard - I was a die hard 2D panel guy as well... Pretty much ignored my VC's all the time in FS9...

Cockpit VC glass - courtesy of TDFI and the B717 - rain - - - fog - - - and ice - in P3D... Other developers are licensing the technology as well...

Some of the biggest improvements you can't see - like how much Active Sky has improved over the years...

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Regards,
Scott

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