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Hi guys, I wanted to share some thoughts and ask for your advices have about flightsim. I own a laptop with it 8th gen and uhd620 as Igpu, and I would like to do some flights with fs2004. With this setup I can maxout fs2004 with no issue. I would like to fly liners and do long hauls increasing the SIM rate when I am enroute, let's say I want to fly between London and las vegas, reducing the enrout time simulating at 8x. I don't have high expectations in terms of planes and addons. Can you guys suggest some b737 freeware that can simulate cold and dark and use FMC? I don't need the pmdg or ifly level of details. What about environment add-on? Are there freeware stuff that can increase graphics?

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Too many questions, but here go some answers:

Regarding the B737:

- if you mean the old ones (737-200), there's only one option: Tinmouse. I haven't seen anyone yet that uses it with the Honeywell freeware FMC (honeywellfmc.zip), but should be doable. I used to fly it with CIVA INS.

- If you mean the NG, your best bet may be the TDS models with the panel from PS Panels (available here at the Library). I don't know a sound to recommend; I'm spoiled with the iFly offerings. Same FMC as above may work.

- If you mean the classics, maybe the HJG (well, Erick Cantú) offerings may work. I'd replace the panel with the one from PS Panels (also available here). I never tried so.


You didn't ask for, but I'm giving you another suggestion: since you'll be doing longhaul, try either the PA A380 (if you want a modern plane with VC and an attempt at FBW) or the RFP 742 (a classic).


Graphics: You'll need SweetFX or something similar, since your GPU won't trigger AA from the drivers.

Environment: there are lots of stuff: FS9 Evo (donationware, but worth it), Howard's mix, Real Environment Pro (look at it as a demo of REX), Pablo Díaz's clouds, etc.

That's just a start. If you keep looking, you'll be having lots of fun.

Edited by Luis Hernandez

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Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

My rig: ASUS TUF FX504GD (Intel i5 8300H @ 2.8-4.0 GHz, 8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM, Nvidia GTX 1050, 256 GB M.2 SSD+256 GB SATA III SSD as storage, Windows 10 Home)

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Attempting finally to run FSX-SE only. Will I manage to do so?

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Wow, Nice sir, a lot of good resources here.

I followed the video here:





Which of the Environment addon you mentioned should I add?


One more question, is there a free weather engine? the default fs2004 seems to be not working

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