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Learning Aerobatics in FUnlimited?

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on another board I asked a question about a sim program to learn aerobatics with. They recommended Flight Unlimited. They never specified which version. They stated that the sim had a manual, as well as aerobatic "training missions" in which I sit in a plane with a "virtual pilot" guiding me through these.Is this feature in Flight Unlimited I, II, or III, or all of them? If it is in all of them, is there a difference between the "missions/lessons"? Is one version better than another for learning this kind of stuff?Thanks!Brain21

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This could be difficult,you will need to search out a copy of the original Flight Unlimited (now known amongst fans as FUI).It was designed for aerobatics. FUII and FUIII are more for 'general aviation' type flying.It was published on the 'Virgin games white label' (in UK anyway),once you have that you will then need to download the DOS patches for it to run on win98.The patches are here in Avsim library http://ftp.avsim.comlibrary/sendfile.php?DownloadID=9998Failing that,Flight Unlimited III and the add-on SU31,also from avsim library athttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/sendfile.php?DownloadID=12412is a good alternate.Hope this helps:-wavePete

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So, I guess this will not run under NT or 2k :-(Is there any other sim that would help teach that kind of maneuvering that will run under NT or Win2k?Brain21

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Yep I think it will run in winNT or 2K,certainly it HAS been run on ME, see topic 305, posted by NovaKon 25 May 2002.:-wavePete

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Hi Staggerwing,Iv just tried for the second time, to perches flight Unlimited fromhttp://www.compuexpert.com/Now I remember y I dident get it the ferst time.Thay only sel to the states,and Im in the UK.Grrrrrr. glidernut.:-wave

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Okay, no less than 11 copies of FU 1,2 and 3 on Ebay right now. Some ending in hours.Dos version of FU1 with "Buy now" (no auction) $5 USD $3.50 ship in US Item # 1358714319Dos version AND will export $5 USD Item # 1357953498GLIDERNUT !FU1 with "BUy now" $8.99 USD $3.50 ship US Will ExportItem # 1358915371Fu1 with "Buy Now" $9.99 USD NO shipping charge Item # 1358012627FU 2 Several days left no bids starts at $1.00 USD $1.50 ship USItem # 1358716120Fu 3 3days left starts at $15.00 USD $4.95 ship US onlyItem # 1358493069Go get them :-)Staggerwing

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Hi Staggerwing,I am unsusesfal in finding the right "BUy now" web sight,Im sory to be a pane, but can you give me the actual sight ?GLIDERNUT !FU1 with "BUy now" $8.99 USD $3.50 ship US Will ExportItem # 1358915371 glidernut.:-wave

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Nice tip Staggerwing, I just put my next day delivery order in.Jim B.

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You bet Jim, glad you connected with one... :-)Staggerwing

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Hi Staggerwing,No thay will only ship to the states, not the UK.I carnt even sine in, thay not recognise my e,maileO, well thanks for trying.glidernut.:-wave

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Glidernut,Well, you DO have to register with Ebay before you can email another Ebay buyer or seller. Also need to so you can buy... Keep in mind this is a GOOD thing as they can keep things on the up and up better if they know everyone using the system.This is the page for the one you asked about... clearly they do ship internationally :-) As does one other that's stated on the their page too.Staggerwinghttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d06563a383f00ea.jpg

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>Yep I think it will run in winNT or 2K, >certainly it HAS been run on ME, see topic 305, posted by >NovaK I looked at that, but I don't think it will work. I am not sure what kind of architecture ME uses, but NT/Win2k/XP a re VERY different from Dos/95/98 in that NT doesn't allow direct hardware access. If a game is running using DirectX 8 then it will work, otherwise no. Furthermore, if those patches make any sort of calls to the system root directory, they will all fail as system root on a Win95/98 box is C:windows while on NT/2k it is C:winnt. :-(Maybe it's just me, but it seems kinda silly that FUI is the only program out there that will teach aerobatic moves, etc.!THanks for the help,Brain21

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You're right there of course,it is silly that there has been onlyFU I for teaching aerobatics. It was way ahead of its time when it came out, used fluid dynamics for the atmosphere modelling, you really can flick roll a Pitts S2 with that sim, but I guess thats what its downfall was,it was (is) not an easy sim to fly, you have to keep 'HOTAS' all the time,straight and level flight is elevated to an artform!Personally, I would suggest that if you find a copy somewhere,install it and give it a try,you've got nothing to lose,or maybe from a slightly different perspective, try one of those sims that simulates flying a R/C model.:-wavePete

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FU I is very simple and has small area for flying. This is a reason why FU I is for aerobatics imo.B.Adamski

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HI Folks,The WIn95 version of FU1 is working fine on WIn98se. Got a question about screen shots. I can save screen shots just fine using the "print scrn" key. Its saves a "dump00x.pcx" file. When I try to open them, none of my graphics programs can do it. PSP 7 says its not a valid pcx file. You all got any ideas? I've also tried Corel Draw 7, Windows Paint, and Ultimate Paint. Was going to upload some screen shots. Been searching the net to see if theres a win95 patch for the print thing, but no luck.Not able to use FS Screen saver as it uses the same key to save shots. Difficult to get Hard Copy to work as well.Thanks, Jim.By the way, Flight95 is an excellent little sim. Its not near in quality as FU2 or 3, but stands out in its own way. I'm curious to know its background about terrain. Was wondering if the terrain is based on real geographical data, or if LG just "made it up".Thats all, Jim B.

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Try OPTIONS. You can change the key for saving screen.You may try use IE to open dump00x.pcx. Than save it.B.Adamski

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Hi,Thanks for the help there. I'll give it a try. I did find a nifty freeware graphics program called Eye browse that was able to open the pcx files and then save as jpeg. From there used psp to re-size for uploading.Here's a shot flying over Denali.Thanks, Jim B.

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