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a sad - but brave - man!

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Why am I sad? Well after 4 years, I have just deleted my entire FS9 installation, together with unnumerable addons - both payware and freeware, some of which I had yet to even use - including all associated programmes like Panel Studio, Teamspeak, etc, etc. Some of these addons were very very good - especially some of the freeware ones, the like of which I fear we will not see again. Freeware from people like Bill Lyons, Milton Shupe, Rick Piper, David Maltby - it may be that future FSims including FSx are getting too complex for freeware developers. But it is time to really move on. Why am I brave? - Well I haven't even installed FSx yet!! :D Who knows how it will go. Reading the many FSim forums, it does all seem a bit "hit and miss". I recall that I installed the FSx demo on my old AMDXP 2400 with 512 RAM. It wouldn't run the demo at all - but my Dual Core 6600 with 2 gig seemed to handle it OK - as long as I turned Autogen right down. I am encouraged by the fact that they say that there is no comparison between the demo and SP1 - I hope that is the case. Right - now off to the game store.Barry

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Good luck with FSX, let us know how this works for you ;-)Christian

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I can also feel your pain, but don't look back Your system should be more than capable. Regards,Jim Karn

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A really brave descision for an australian http://www.fullterrain.com/ ;)Unfortunately the FSX demo covers only a very small non-complex area, but your system should be a good basis... so, have fun!

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I confess that FS9 with all of the add-ons are still on my hard drive and my desktop. It has been several months since I flew with it and wonder why I don't delete it. FSX works much better on my older machine with Vista than FS9. I do use the latest add-ons for FSX such as the PMDG and LDS with AEX. What am I doing wrong.Its hard to say goodbye to an old friend.

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Good luck with FSX!I recently deleted FS9 and all add-ons from my hard drive.I gave all my FS9 stuff to a young guy just getting started inFlight Simming.My computer runs FSX very well and it's FSX only from here on.But, I do miss my old friend.

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Hard to understand why simmers feel they can only choose one or the other? Why not have both on your PC? Sure hope FSX turns out ok for you... if not, ya got a whole lotta re-installing ta do! }(

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>Hard to understand why simmers feel they can only choose one>or the other? Why not have both on your PC? Sure hope FSX>turns out ok for you... if not, ya got a whole lotta>re-installing ta do! }(Ditto. We run both sims on the same computer and both perform extremely well. No need to do away with the old, just run both:-)

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Nah im keeping FS9 on my laptop to use when im away. Not even going to try FSXon it. Just be nice for keepimg up the practice

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Well, my first problem in the changeover from FS9 to FSx is something that I haven't read much about in these forums.I have had a dickens of a time trying to purchase a copy of FSx in my local computer shops. It seems that firstly PC games themselves are a dying breed and secondly, FSx is W-A-A-A-Y down on the list of popularity amongst PC gamers. Shoot-em-ups???-- I could buy dozens of titles, all discounted. But anyway, after buzzing around all day like a (as my old mother used to say) "blue-arsed fly", I have finally got myself a copy. It was about 25% discounted on the original price when FSx first came out - is this telling me something?? Yes - better not to be on the cutting edge of technology. Best to go on holiday for a while and buy all your hardware and software about 18 months behind everybody else. It makes no difference to you - all the bugs will have been sorted out by then and it all will be a lot cheaper - and if you consistently do this, you will never know that you are behind everybody else - because for you it is all new - I am only now discovering the joys of FSx. If I have a problem, all I have to do is a Google search and the answer is there waiting for me. :-) You can laugh ! - but I am not just a pretty face. Up here for thinking and down there for dancing!!Barry

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BLOODY COMPUTERS!!! Well, so far so good! I Have installed FSx without any problems and also SP1. But then I go to install Sp2 and I get this http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/186697.jpgWhen a game is issued for other platforms like ?? -- well you know what they are - do they issue SP1's and Sp2's and ??, etc - if not, why not???Barry

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Hi Captain! (Captain Bazza, I presume?) ;-) Hang in there, someone familiar with the many FSX installation errors will likely help out here shortly. After all the installation hassles, and the tweaks to the sim and one's legacy content are all done, FSX is well worth the effort. :-roll In the mean time, may I suggest a larger hard drive to keep the eminently trouble free FS9 and Flight Unlimited II and III handy for some flying happiness? :-hah Thanks for all your great contributions to FU3 back then BTW! :-)I agree wholeheartedly with the approach you take to software and hardware acquisition after most bugs have been fixed and the prices have dropped! :-lol GaryGB

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Hey Barry,It'll work out. The gang here helped me out and they'll see you through as well.I also deleted FS9. I had both for a while, but I just wasn't flying FS9 at all. 99% of my flights are bush flights in single prop jobs, and as great as FS9 is, it just doesn't compare to the scenery of FSX+GEX+UTX+Genesis mesh. With all sliders to the right in FSX, I get 20+FPS in all bush flight scenarios, so the only reason to go back to FS9 is to fly around the big cities and land the heavies at busy airports. Mind you, my rig is an E6700/2GB RAM/8800GTS 640 and FS9 screams on that system. I could land any of my payware planes at JFK with AI at full and NY city in tbe background and get excellent FPS. I can't even dream of doing that in FSX.

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Absolutely Clutch! The law says you can only have one wife but as far as I know there's no law saying thou shall only have one version of FS loaded. ;)I just hope Bazza isn't disappointed with FSX. I find it difficult to leave FS9 when my frame rates are 3 times faster and of course there's no Kai Tak in FSX. :-(Cheers,

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Looks like I had a corrupt download of SP2 - a new download of it was 30 megs larger that the original and installed with no problems.Now to see whether SP1 plus SP2 works on my machine!!! :-) Barry

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Now all you need is FTX to see how good FSX landclass can look, and FEX to provide the same for your sky and sea.You'll never look back with those installed.

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"We run both sims on the same computer and both perform extremely well. No need to do away with the old, just run both."Absolutely!Mike :)

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You said it Clutch. I too have not uninstalled the FS2004. (I even have your Kai Tak scenery). I have a massive hard disk space so I am not pressed to uninstall the FS2004. I have both versions still in the hard disk.Provided our friend from Down Under had good hard disk space he should not have ventured to uninstall FS2004 but should have had both and later decided whether to uninstall FS2004 or not. May be his computer hardware not be that powerful to take on FSX and then he still has the FS2004.I too could not run FSX until I had to upgrade my computer to core2 duo 2.2 speed. So in a way Barry was not brave but reckless! Of course this does not apply if his hard disk capacity did not allow for both versions to sit in. Then I apologize. RegardsShri

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I just hope Bazza isn't disappointed with FSX. I find it difficult to leave FS9 when my frame rates are 3 times faster and of course there's no Kai Tak in FSX.You were saying... This one is Jim Vile's excellent version available here in the library!

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You'll never look back Barry once you get it going.Don't know if you ever played with Tileproxy around Brisbane, but the scenic rim to West of Boonah is hours of fun.Rob

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Hi RobI have used TileProxy with FS9 and got good results. Did most of my flying around Washingston (State) US - mainly because of the good mesh available for that area and the good Yahoo Maps texture coverage in the US. It worked well - but of course will be much better in FSx with the higher res textures.I deleted FS9 because - frankly, after 4 years I had finished with it - if FSx didn't work, then I probably would give the lot away. But I mostly fly in the bush areas - not busy cities - and am not finding any problems with FPS at all. In fact it will be much better under TileProxy becaus eit uses no autogenThe only problem I have found so far - is that my graphics were going crazy ( you would have to see the screen to understand) - but knocking back the scenery settings seems to have sorted that out. I only have an older ATI X800 vid card - and I suspect that it didn't like Water 2xHIGH setting!!Looking good so far.Barry

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Barry....good onya' man.I removed FS9 months ago, and do not miss it one iota.FS9, even with all my add-ons (and like you, I had a bunch, and a bunch'o money invested), seemed archaic compared to FSX.

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