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best option for A320 in FS2004 in 2018/19?

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I want a A320 for the FS2004 and after read a lot of posts about this subject, the final conclusion I have is: there is no good A320 for FS9. All of them have serious problems: bugs, autopilot behaviour like a F16, unfinished features, etc...

So, as most of the post I've read have several years, I would like to ask you if, after all the patch/service packs published during this time, does it worth to buy one of these options?

+ Feelthere/Wilco Airbus Series Vol 1

+ Eric Marciano/Wilco Airbus Evolution Vol1

+ Airsimmer A320 Basic Edition

+ PSS/BlackBox Airbus 320 Professional

BTW I'm more interested in the simulation of the plane than the visuals. I'm not looking for setting up a merge with ProjectAirbus because I don't use too much the external views.

PD: FSX/P3D/Xplane aren't suitable for me 😞

Thank you!

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I'd say go for the Black Box Simulations version (aka the PSS). It's inexpensive (less than ten quid) and for that price you get an A319, A320 and an A321. Although it's getting on a bit these days, it is worth remembering that it got 5 Stars when Avsim reviewed it back in the day and at that time it used to cost a hell of a lot more than ten quid to get all three versions of the Airbus family.

Although it's doubtful any changes or patches would ever be made for it now, it does nevertheless have an active developer (albeit one working on other stuff) whom you could contact about the thing too if you had perhaps an installation problem or some such. BBS have come in for a bit of stick from some people, but I've never had a problem with them and they were very quick to reply to me when I had a paypal issue with a purchase of one of their Airbus products (which was not their fault incidentally). 

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The Wilco one was not bad for FS9, but I was happy with Airsimmer. 

I still have their site as a bookmark even now.(God knows why).

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2 hours ago, Jude Bradley said:

The Wilco one was not bad for FS9, but I was happy with Airsimmer. 

I still have their site as a bookmark even now.(God knows why).

The Airsimmer had so much potential but the developers could never get their act together.

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I use the Wilco Airbus, but if you want systems fidelity, it's not for you.

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For FSX I use Wilco Airbus Evolution. For FS9 it's too buggy, so I use instead a merge of the Project Airbus model and FDE with the PSS panel.

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Thank you for your responses.

With all your comments and all the information I've gathered past days, in the end, in my humble opinion, my options are PSS/BlackBox or Wilco Airbus Vol1. I more biased to choose PSS option. As far I've understood, although Wilco/Feelthere version was published years later, and it has better visuals, it offers a more basic simulation than the venerable PSS product, doesn't it?

The Airsimmer option is very frustrating. I've heard/read so many interesting things about basic version. Some people claim that its system simulations are at the same level than Aerosoft Extended version (I can't confirm this point). But, at the same time, I've found terrible experiences. And finally, its actual price ($40) doesn't help.

Thank you for your time.

Regards

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Can't offer an opinion on the PSS systems simularions, but the Wilco Airbus has decent visuals, especially with some freeware modification of the VC textures.

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