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A first look of FU3 and tools on Windows Vista

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Today using a beta version installed on a spare partition and using weak hardware (old soundcard, NVIDIA FX5200) it was possible to run FU3, FLED, ResViewer and one of my tools :-)very slow but it's a Vista Beta 2 version and the hardware is outdated for vista, but it's works ! http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/VistaFu3FLED.JPG http://www.agtim.ch/fu3/images/VistaFU3tools.JPG :-wave agtim

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Hi Chris,Yes and FU2 is also running under VISTA :-)Just installed MS-ForceFeedback USB Joystick - and it's working.Must run FU3 in XPSP2 compatibility mode, Win95 and Win98 mode is rejected. :-wave agtim

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It's good to know that it will still work, even under Vista. I'm quite happy running Win2000 but I might choose a more recent OS for my next PC. I'm leaning towards XP rather than Vista. I'm not a lagger really, but the very fact that we're still cherishing a sim that was released a decade ago speaks volumes of not embracing state-of-the-art for its own sake :-) I consider an OS as a platform. I judge it by how well it performs in terms of running the applications that I want to run. In other words, a prettier OS interface is secondary since the OS's primary task is to run my apps. Then, since a prettier OS tends to entail more resources being spent on just running the OS itself this means less resources for the apps. Win2000 is superior to Win98 since it can utilize more RAM. That's a real bonus. A prettier desktop is not.Talking of old, it would be fun to obtain a full copy of FU1. I guess it could be regarded as abandonware by now. Anybody in a position to share it or could you point me to a download site / vendor?

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H-P, a quick shake of the old Google tree, and out fell three sites offering the Win95 Demo version, and one offering the DOS version, of which I inexplicably have two copies of the Special Edition DOS Demo. The four sites arehttp://www.fileplanet.com/11328/10000/file...-for-Windows-95http://www.3dgamers.com/games/flightunl1/downloads/http://www.electric-games.com/pc-games/f/p...nlimited95.htmlhttp://www.classic-pc-games.com/pc/simulat..._unlimited.htmlHTH, Seadog :-wave

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Thanks! However, it seems that we're talking demos and / or running in circles. Classic PC games got my registration but then requires that I sign up for something totally irrelevant in order to proceed. Well, I don't want to pass my email address around to obscure sites. I guess I could settle for the demo or check out ebay :-)

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I agree with Hans ,But nice to know Vista will work . The newest innovation now is Virtualization where you can run many operating systems on same machine."VM Ware" is A good App for that.CaptRolo

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Yes, as I mentioned, they were demos. Thought that might whet your appetite for a little Googling of your own. Googling the phrase (without quotes) Flight Unlimited 95 turned up the following threadhttp://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1440326Scroll down to the seventh post of 18 April 2006, and you'll discover that a forum regular has a copy of the full program and runs it under XP. Perhaps you could prevail upon Juvat (Jim :( to assist you.HTH, Seadog :-wave

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