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Steve Hess

Windows XP, FS2004, FU3, and Me(confused)

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I was just looking at FS2004, but I'm still married to FU3(it's OK to look, right?), and I was confused by the system requirements. I didn't buy it, but for Windows XP it asked for 128mb of ram and for Win98 only 64mb. I have 512mb so I'm OK, but does anyone know why the two operating systems have different memory requirements? I am running 98se, but have Xp, and just haven't loaded XP. I don't read every posting and so I'm not up on all that goes on. I got the impression that there are some problems with FU3 in XP. Is this correct? Is XP a better OS for sims, etc...

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Good question.I have also been wondering about that huge difference between the pecswin.XP-Win.98.for running FS2004.About running FU3 in XP. there is no problem.Someone was complaining about some bugs with "fled", but so far I have not notice any serious trouble.Good to see you back in the forum.Lars Peter.

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I would assume that it simply means that Windows XP requires more RAM to operate than Windows 98. I am sure that it has nothing to do with FS2004 itself.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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I assume that means slightly better proformance for all programs. Makes sence then, that it's demands for hardware would be greater. I'll still bet it's a coin toss as to seeing the differance.

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XP is based on Windows NT (90's), while Win9x is actually based on MS-DOS, from the early 80's, back when a computer with a color screen was amazing and 3D graphics was something you experienced on multi-million dollar workstations.NT, by its nature is more resource hungry. It especially uses more memory than Win9x. It is however able to better take advantage of more powerful systems and if you have plenty of RAM memory it's much better at using it effiecently than Win9x.If you have 256MB of RAM, a fairly new videocard from NVidia or ATI, and a 1+ GHz processor, Windows XP (or Windows 2000) is the best choice. If your system is not as powerful, you will probably get better performance with Win9x.FU3 works fine with WinXP. It gives a warning during installation, but just click OK and it will install. Also make sure to install the patch.

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