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And in a minute,I'll get to why, but first....I have been where many others still are, frustrated with the performance of FS, and that included FS9. I spent 100's of hours pouring through every forum for every 'tweak' I could find, in search of the 'Holy Grail' for FS. That was 2 years ago and I bit the bullet, bought a new system for FS9, had it tweaked for FSX, and have never looked back, thank you www.fs-gs.comI still see post after post after post of users having problems with FPS, blurries, stuttering, poor graphics, the list goes on, and I feel bad for those folks but...I just completed 3 solid days of flying, almost 20 hours worth, flying the PIC 737 and ES CJ1. My experiance has been nothing short of amazing, with weather that rivals what I see in the 'rw'. I dont usually add 'gimicks' to my sim, but I saw a post the other day mentioning something called FSWidgets GMap. On a whim I downloaded it and tried it.. WOW !I have always been curious as to exactly how accurate FS is, with all my addons, Scenery Tech, Genesis, ASX, FSX, GEX, UTX, etc. GMap put all my questions to rest! What a great freeware program! Not only does it show you every detail, you can zoom in and see the towns and road names as you pass, and FS matches almost exactly, textures, elevations, the whole 9 yards.What prompted me to write this was landing at Santa Monica, zooming in on Gmap, and seeing my plane sitting exactly where I was in FS, on the taxiway at the Hold Short line. Amazing!If you need a way to verify what you see in FS, GMap is the answer!Salute to ALL Addon developers, without you we would be in sad shape!XP Pro SP2-FSX SP2AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAMFEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuffComputer optomized by www.fs-gs.com

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Yeah, I have to agree. I feel bad for all the users I see who are having problems with stutters, blurries, FPS issues, etc. I bit the bullet and built a new system in April that I was going to put FS9 on. I contacted Michael at FS-GS first to help me in picking the components then once the computer was done he did the install and setup. However, he talked my into leaving FS9 and doing the install for FSX. I was hesitant at first after reading all the bad posts about FSX performance, but he assured me that with my new system it FSX would run great, and after a four hour session he was right. I haven't even gone back to FS9 on my other computer since April when I got FSX. It was probably the best money I ever spent on flight sim. Now I can run full AI at 100%, weather could draw at 100 miles, full scenery complexity, etc, and enjoy all my addons with no performance issues. And the best part is between the system, addons, and the FS-GS service I have only spent about $2000. I see post all the time about people spending more than I did I their systems, and OC'ing, and a bunch of other stuff, and still cant get the right setup. Makes me wonder why alot of people dont just spend the few buck and have FS-GS do their setup. I mean if your gonna drop serious cash on a new system, why fiddle for hours, days, and even months trying all the various tweaks, when you can be done in about 4 hours. I did all that on the last go around with FS9. I like to do-it myself, but this time I decided to let someone else who's an expert do it, that way I can spend all my time flying and looking at posts on here. Oh well, I don't really care what everone else does, I am a happy camper with my FSX. Glad your having a blast with yours. :-)

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Thanks for the heads up on Gmap! I am exploring Europe with UT Europe and FSMap. However, for many countries in Europe it is difficult to find maps (VFR). I have it installed on my client and currently passing over Bendeleben Germany in the Twotter! It runs great on my client via Simconnect!Thanks... Bob

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>What prompted me to write this was landing at Santa Monica,>zooming in on Gmap, and seeing my plane sitting exactly where>I was in FS, on the taxiway at the Hold Short line. Amazing!>>If you need a way to verify what you see in FS, GMap is the>answer!>PPSFA, I want this free GMap! Where can I find it, please? There are numerous links in the search, which particular one did you refer to?Thanks,Dirk.

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Ok, I've found it on fswidgets. 1)Will it also work for FS9? 2)On a separate PC? Thanks.

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>Ok, I've found it on fswidgets. >>1)Will it also work for FS9? >2)On a separate PC? >>Thanks.Works perfectly on a separate PC via Simconnect.

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Thanks BobP.Btw, anyone's using FEB? I got the both versions, but never got to make practical use of them in my FS flying. I'd appreciate if anyone could describe how they use FEB, and why it may be convenient in MSFS.I mean which feature of it do you find the most dear.Thanks.

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>PPSFA, I want this free GMap! Where can I find it, please?>There are numerous links in the search, which particular one>did you refer to?>>Thanks,>Dirk.Sorry, I should have posted the link...http://fswidgets.com/shop/download_files.phpI use the 'browser' version, scroll down the pageXP Pro SP2-FSX SP2AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAMFEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuffComputer optomized by www.fs-gs.com

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>>>PPSFA, I want this free GMap! Where can I find it, please?>>There are numerous links in the search, which particular one>>did you refer to?>>>>Thanks,>>Dirk.>>Sorry, I should have posted the link...>http://fswidgets.com/shop/download_files.php>>I use the 'browser' version, scroll down the page>>XP Pro SP2-FSX SP2>AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAM>FEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuff>Computer optomized by www.fs-gs.comThe problem is GMap doesn't work in fullscreen mode, which makes it unusable for all of us who never fly in windowed mode.

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>The problem is GMap doesn't work in fullscreen mode, which>makes it unusable for all of us who never fly in windowed>mode.If you have a second computer, network it.XP Pro SP2-FSX SP2AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAMFEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuffComputer optomized by www.fs-gs.com

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>Ok, I've found it on fswidgets. >>1)Will it also work for FS9?No. FS9 does not support SimConnect. >2)On a separate PC? Yes, but with FSX only... :)

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>Hi,>>Let's be fair here! Many things don't run on a second monitor>in Full Screen Mode because of the way FSX handles FSM and a>second monitor.> >Jim>>http://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpg>http://www.hifisim.com/Yes Jim, that is true. That's why i wonder why FS Web Communicator (http://fs-commercial.net/)can be ran in fullcreen and GMap or FS Map can't.Cheers.

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My problem with GMap is that it is very jerky as a moving map. In fairness all I did was install and run it with FSX. Tried different map modes and it still was too jerky for my taste.Nice idea tho.VicQ6600 G0 CPU 2.4 o/c 3.65Evga 680i A1 with P31 BIOS 2G XP2-8500 DDR2 1066FSB Mushkin 996535 RAM 5-5-4-12-2T320G 7200 HD partitioned for XP/Vista/Programs 2 - 74G Raptors in RAID0 500G 7200 HD for backup SATA DVD burner Evga 8800GTS 640 PCIx XG 174.74 702/1620/792Kandalf LCS case w/ built in liquid cooling 850W Thermaltake power supplyVisit the Virtual Pilot's Centerwww.flightadventures.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-supporter-sigbanner.jpg

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To bad FSGS wont work with vista. And he has no intention of updateing his material to work with Vista. Sux

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I'm not using the second screen because it goes black if i'm using fullscreen mode on the first one.

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I think it's a better idea to install it on a newtworked PC with its own monitor.

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It's a pity that FSX is so clumsy with full screen mode. Perhaps, for future reference, they could implement something I saw done with Condor, the soaring sim, where there was a 'pseudo' full screen mode. It was simply a windowed mode, but the borders of the window were outside the screen - this allowed you to have multiple windows open, handy for doing online work with comms software, weather etc, and it still exactly like a full screen mode.P.S. Condor is also light years ahead of FS for realistic soaring, for those interested in that.

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Does it ever rain there in Condor now? I bought it when it was released and I liked it a lot.

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Sorry, OT now....Nope, no rain or anything like that - make no mistake, I'm not knocking FS - it's terrrain, variety, open-endedness etc is much better. But the core physics of Condor, as focused as it is on just one aspect of flying, is just so much better at simulating soaring. Perhaps that's the 'jack of all trades, master of none' aspect of FS though...

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>It's a pity that FSX is so clumsy with full screen mode.>Perhaps, for future reference, they could implement something>I saw done with Condor, the soaring sim, where there was a>'pseudo' full screen mode. It was simply a windowed mode, but>the borders of the window were outside the screen - this>allowed you to have multiple windows open, handy for doing>online work with comms software, weather etc, and it still>exactly like a full screen mode.>I use windowed mode for 2 reasons, I get better performance and I can use my second monitor for 'work' while I am flying. However I have it set so its almost like full screen, I moved the windows task bar to the second monitor, and resized the window instead of maximizing it. That way I can slide the top 'blue bar' almost out of sight at the top of the window, and its almost identical to FS in full screen mode.XP Pro SP2-FSX SP2AMD FX60-8800GTS-2 Gigs RAMFEX-GEX-UTUSA-FSGenesis-and a bunch of other stuffComputer optomized by www.fs-gs.com

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