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Amazing how one engine clogged with backwards compatability issues can take you :-roll

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I swear, the single worst thing about FSX (except frame rate) is that bizarre water, it is the worst...

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I don't see any difference............:-badteeth Seriously though, the water in FSX is odd, but so is the lack of any shoreline. The textures just disappear!

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>Seriously though, the water in FSX is odd, but so is the lack>of any shoreline. The textures just disappear! UTX fixes that :)

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Man there quiite a difference in them i had fs98 you can't compare them ...theres only one thing i would change in FSX and thats backward compatability there shouldn't be any.....

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>Try fs1-1 fps. I was elated when I got 12 fps with fs4-with a>voodoo card add on!>>http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b5baf...b9f427f694g.jpg>>My blog:>http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/:D yea, some complain about getting 15-20 fps now....and back then (pretty much through FS-5), if you got 5-10 you were doing pretty darn good! IIRC, we were not seeing folks cross the '20' barrier until FS98 had become a little established......It really is amazing though where this hobby has come in 10 short years. Now, 10 years may seem to be a long time for some of you, but as I'm turning 50 within the next week, 10 years 'flys' by ;)

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Thas is amazing indeed how we forget fast! thank you for the refresher!!Now, however, I've just downloaded the XPlane 9 beta 2 and next time I feel like ragging on FSX, well, I'd certainly know what to double-click on... this X-Plane icon on my desktop. I'll trade some eye candy anytime just to get this fluid motion sensation (I think I was at least 60FPS if not 80 with no stuttering) I get with XPlane.I just love FS, but I have to admit that XPlane starts to attract me a lot.

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SOrry, I still feel like ragging......FSX has caused nothing but problems for my add-on software developer abilities, without with, FSX is nothing really. Just my feelings on the matter.Randy Jura, KPDX

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JeanLuc, I gotta tell ya, I went to the XPlane site to see the screen shots of beta2....man'o'man, I think I might have to try this myself. It does look awful good.

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what do you mean with your "add-on software developer abilities"? You are a developer that has problems developing add-ons?

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We still have the same junk engine, but with a whole lotta hacks bolted on :-hang

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>>.....It really is amazing though where this hobby has come in>10 short years. Now, 10 years may seem to be a long time for>some of you, but as I'm turning 50 within the next week, 10>years 'flys' by ;)>You know what I was doing 10 years ago? I was on Mike Marando's Flight Sim Uploads pretty often. I was amazed to have ftp/internet period. The whole FS world was just beginning to open up.I was designing scenery, the Alfred Grech style (old tile scenery) using the ORIGINAL bglcomp and bgltools and bglgen programs by Hiroo Umeno. Where are all of those guys?Adam Szofran had his FSASM compiler too. (He's now on ACES doing the terrain system). It had PCL which we still don't have today.Justin Tyme was just getting started and asking 1000 questions. I can't even remember what message board it was back then. Maybe usenet or something. Or maybe that was AVSIM when it first started, I can't remember.The first time I designed a 3D textured mountain (this is before terrain mesh/dems) I almost fell out of my chair! It was so realistic!10 years before that, now THAT was a long time ago. FS2 days for me. Junior High School. Iran-Contra. Gorbachev. Wow.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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Thanks for the sarcasm, really adds to the conversation.......no, fsx has managed to hobble the add-on develops that I BUY PRODUCT FROM!....and therefore managed to ruin my experience.Randy Jura, KPDX

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>We still have the same junk engine, but with a whole lotta>hacks bolted on :-hang Thank you. That's the best description yet. Randy Jura, KPDX

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>You know what I was doing 10 years ago? I was on Mike>Marando's Flight Sim Uploads pretty often. I was amazed to>have ftp/internet period. The whole FS world was just>beginning to open up.Remember Mikes site well, and yea, that was the site to get add-ons.>I was designing scenery, the Alfred Grech style (old tile>scenery) using the ORIGINAL bglcomp and bgltools and bglgen>programs by Hiroo Umeno. Where are all of those guys?>>Adam Szofran had his FSASM compiler too. (He's now on ACES>doing the terrain system). It had PCL which we still don't>have today.>>Justin Tyme was just getting started and asking 1000>questions. I can't even remember what message board it was>back then. Maybe usenet or something. Or maybe that was>AVSIM when it first started, I can't remember.I was beta testing for a great scenery designer at the time, Bill Austin, who did Richmond, Norfolk, and Roanoke, among a couple others. Bill and I became great friends at the time, and he actually pushed me into scenery design myself. For a short period of time, we thought about doing a complete Virginia package, and Bill consulted with Justin Tyme in regards to what he exact plans were for Virginia (as he had just put out a Virginia State package with no/or just a couple of airports). We did not quite understand that he was only really interested in what became his 'mesh business' and did not pursue it.That is when I started working with a couple other 'Ohio guys' and help start and create the Ohio scenery package at the time. Oddly enough, both Bill and I went through divorces at about that time and I didn't follow through finishing Ohio with the others (only finishing Mansfield, Lost Nation, Akron-Canton, and Zanesville), and both Bill and I fell out of the simming world for a good stretch. I have not spoken to Bill since about 1999. Great guy, and I sure hope he is doing well.The only real programs for scenery at the time was Airport with SCASM and FSASM.Some of the boards I frequented were the old Compuserve forum, and occasionally the AOL Forum at the time, as that is where Bill hung out. Right around that time FlightSim became a 'the' place to be, but then AVSIM came along and really took over much of the FS community as 'the place to be'.>The first time I designed a 3D textured mountain (this is>before terrain mesh/dems) I almost fell out of my chair! It>was so realistic!>It's amazing what we thought was realistic at that time :)memories :D

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you have no idea the hurdles we face to adapt to FSX. This is why at least on my end, at Reality XP, I've designed Gauge XTreme, a gauge development framework which offers not only an abstraction layer of FS SDK (in order to be FS9 and FSX compatible more easily - and maybe FS11 compatible with less issues and sweat), but also offers more features that the SDK is ever capable of, like 32 bits graphics, alpha blending, dynamic color with transparency mouse cursors etc... Well, you can already sample all these features with the FLT/N for FSX (back compat with FS9 too).It takes time indeed, and some products take longer. At least, one of the most anticipated one, the GNS, will come in the 430 flavour with the upcoming DreamFleet Dakota, while in the meantime we are working on a more profound face-lift (well fact, and bones too) of the product for the standalone release.Hope this helps!

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