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Christopher Low

If you use FU3, then please confirm by posting here

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I would be interested to know just how many people are still using Flight Unlimited 3. Please post a quick note on this thread to confirm your loyalty to Looking Glass Studios ;-)Thanks,Chris Low.

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Hi Chris and all,I am a lurker. I read the forum pretty regularly nad fly FU3 pretty often. I really appreciate all the hard work you guys do to keep it alive. I think it was way ahead of its time when it came out and is still competitive in many of its features. I plan to keep it as long as possible.Thanks again for all you guys do!Earl

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Last time was when I checked the Lear skidding problem you announced. The low res cockpit graphics and lack of gauges in the virtual cockpit is annoying... Currently I'm trying to get X-Plane 7.41 organised and fool around with it a bit regarding "new" flight model improvements and accuracy. I'm off a bit from FS2004, the jerky gauges and "linear" (don't ask... ;-)) flight model makes me lose interest as soon as I load it (2.4gig P4, 1gig RAM, bla, bla).Pieter

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Pieter,I don't need to ask. I know exactly what you mean ;-) By the way, it was the Beechjet that was skidding.....and it's still doing it at various locations. Using the Swanson runway as a taxiway is particularly annoying, although I am well aware that I really shouldn't be messing around with the Beechjet at this airport. My first attempt at a take-off here resulted in the plane clipping the trees at the end of the runway....with disastrous results :-eekChris Low.PS. If X-Plane ever gets a decent ATC system, with lots of random (and realistic) AI planes, then let me know. I seem to remember that the odd Space Shuttle made touch-and-go's in earlier versions :-eek

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Long liv FU3, my No, one sim.glidernut:-wave

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Best Flight Sim I have yet found! Tried several others and always come back to FU3Ches

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Other sims just to compare functionalityFU3 is main sim in using and development for the next years...hope it will run with Longhorn... :-wave agtim

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Long live the Flight Unlimited . Still the best and only one I Fly .FS2002 and FS2004 still in unopened box .CaptRolo

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Hello, ChrisFU3 is used here as well, and I hope to make even greater use of it in future. Thanks for helping so much to keep it alive and growing.Seadog

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I must say, that I have moved to FS02. VFR Poland will be released for this simulator, soon. But I'm still reading this forum.B.Adamski

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>I would be interested to know just how many people are still>using Flight Unlimited 3. Please post a quick note on this>thread to confirm your loyalty to Looking Glass Studios ;-)I do, even if it shares my flying time with "that other" sim.Regards,

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FU3 is my only sim, not because its better but because:1) I have little time to develop a new sim2) I am a conscientious objector to MSFS because of the small incremental changes upgrade policy, I find long flights extremely boring and I don't have a great dispoable income for buying add-ons (I have kids).3) I can make things in the FU3 world (relates to point 1) - this is over half the fun of FU3 - creating new things and seeing how they turn out. Even if its only a new brickstone.4) It does all that I need (I don't want to fly heavies any more - I did that to death with ATP).5) The wonderful, friendly community here! Well, anyway, the wonderful community here. (Oh alright. The community here). 6) After loading FU3 and the 3 scenery areas plus outer terrain, there ain't a whole lot of disk left anyway.7) Soaring over the Cascades. Nuff said.Complaints about FU3:1) the wrong colours in San Fran (and the browny colours in Seattle but at least we fixed that), and the edging around texture squares in Seattle region.2) the limits - esp the two big '256' limits - colour range and MIP size3) 32m distance between terrain altitude points4) slow framerates (due mainly to using CPU for effects instead of Direct and graphics cards - FU3 was ahead of its time)5) lack of functionality in FLED - eg only 'loop' works reliablyRObD.

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Hi All :-waveWell, Chris didn't need me to say this but...* I use FU3!* Only FU3* Whether prepping for some real airtime in the Archer, practising thermals in the L-13 or playing 'pilot for hire', you just can't beat the 'feel'. * When I miscalculate the wind and touch down sideways in the GeeBee, it may be harrowing destroying the plane, but it's a lot better than simply sliding along the strip :-(* Or, I love skipping along a ridge in the L-13, feeling lift on the outer wing... Where else do ya get it? * Model creation? As RobD says - rather addictive! I can't remember what I've done but it's well over 200!* Aircraft creation? Workteams of 12? Developing aircraft for FU3 is a very personal experience, as it's entirely possible for one person to do it in a few months. If only we could port the engine to DX9 :-rollRegards,**************Jonathan Point**************"I'd rather be down here wishing I was up there than up there wishing I was down here"

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FU3 is the Only Sim on my machine and since many years nowCheers, QvdG

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This is precisely what I was looking for. I am well aware of everyone who posts here on a regular basis, but I have encouraged you to post for the very first time. I hope that others do the same. Hopefully, this will become the best supported thread ever.If you love FU3, then LET US KNOW ! :-)Chris Low.

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While I have been known to venture into the realm of FS 2002 / 2004 I remain a staunch supporter and user of FU3. Let's put it this way -- I have four flight simulators installed. I like them all. The only really old one is FU3. It's the one that will stay on my drive no matter what the other ones come up with. (Bad sentence since it ends with "with" :-)) I would love to ditch FU3 and install FU4 but in a way I've got FU4 already :-)Anyway, I don't shun other flight simulators. But then, since I dabble into most of them and still cherish FU3 this speaks volumes of the quality of this old sim. And, it speaks volumes of this group of enthusiasts and developers who have made FU3 into much more than Looking Glass ever endeavored.Hans Petter

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After receiving 2 emails regarding my previous statement (I only use FU3), I must clear something up.I have been (and hopefully will be in the future) involved with various simulation projects, both military and commercial. My experience with these does not detract from the fact that FU3 is the only sim I fly BY CHOICE.My experience with commercial sims is that, apart from the very high level of simulation (a 'real' cockpit with authentic dials, switches and controls), there is much separating these sims from sims like FU3 and MSFS04. This is OK as the majority of scenarios presented to sim pilots are 'difficulties' like engine failure, hydro failure, gear failure, air traffic communications and the like. This is their purpose - to give crews experience in dealing with threatening problems without endangering them, the aircraft or other passengers. We fly FU3 because we enjoy it, not because we need to prove that we can survive a dual engine outage in a A320 with a 2000fpm downdraft whilst crossing the mountains in a stormburst! My recent experience with real aircraft has only strengthened my interest in FU3. The first time I ever flew a plane, I almost flew it from chock-to-chock, with the instructor only handling the ATC calls. BTW, I had ZERO instruction on my licence. I even had to remind him to take the controls for landing - about 3 seconds before we touched-down. From Go to Whoa!, the Warrior handled exactly as I expected, even on the ground. It was rather spooky actually :-abduct - walking away from the plane, I felt like I should exit to the desktop... I put this down to flying the various Piper singles in FU3 over the last 5 years. :-wave Regards,**************Jonathan Point**************"I'd rather be down here wishing I was up there than up there wishing I was down here"

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I'm not worthy I'm not worthyIt's been 3 weeks since my last crosswind landing Say three yehaa and power up the beechjet!!!

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hmmmmmmmm.....FU3??? ....never heard about it. Is it a good sim? :-roll :+

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