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On sale until 17Z on 9 Jul, along with other related FSX:SE titles.

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Surely worth spending if still using the old DVD version, which might not install anymore, assuming you still have a DVD reader ( my last PC with a DVD drive it's an old MacBook Pro 2009 )

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13 hours ago, virtuali said:

Surely worth spending if still using the old DVD version, which might not install anymore, assuming you still have a DVD reader ( my last PC with a DVD drive it's an old MacBook Pro 2009 )

I still add a DVD-drive to every PC build and install FSX + Acceleration every time. Windows 10 is not very "DVD-friendly" though and takes forever to read or recognise a disc, sometimes it just spins forever, seemingly not knowing what to do with this technology. But I persist 😉


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45 minutes ago, rooitou said:

I still add a DVD-drive to every PC build and install FSX + Acceleration every time. Windows 10 is not very "DVD-friendly" though and takes forever to read or recognise a disc, sometimes it just spins forever, seemingly not knowing what to do with this technology. But I persist 😉

so, it's just 6.24$ to free yourself from this torture, with the following advantages:

- FSX:Steam is compiled to use a later VC++ runtime ( 2013 ) compared to the 2005 SP1 version used by FSX. This will reduce the chance for conflicts with other apps, or the old runtime itself might perform badly or crash or just stop to be supported by Windows.

- FSX:Steam uses A BIT less system RAM. No, it's not nearly enough as if it were a 64 bit app, so you'll still have to be very careful with possible OOMs, but it's better than the regular FSX

- FSX:Steam works with default Steam multiplayer without any add-ons, while the standard FSX default multiplayer stopped working years ago when Gamespy closed

- FSX:Steam has been recently updated with a new version, which MS will use to gather some data about what users do with it ( that will help with the next MSFS ), but at the same time they fixed some longstanding bugs that were there for the past 13 years, and restored Live Weather too:

https://steamcommunity.com/games/fsxsteamedition/announcements/detail/2549529393507642734

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