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  1. flyking

    Thinking of going to FS9

    I too recently reformatted (dumped Vista) and went back to XP. I've installed both FSX and FS9. I find myself spending allot more time in FS2004 because my system performs much better with it. However I'm glad I have the option of using both Sim's when I choose.I created separate partitions for each Sim, although I doubt that separate partitions are required, it helps me stay better organized.I'm also going to be checking out X-Plane 9.Best Wishes.
  2. Does anyone know of a free aircraft addon manager for FSX? I've been searching on the net but I'm having trouble finding one.I would also be interested in the best payware version available.Thanks.flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:Used to be Vista (XP Now)AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 3071MBSB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
  3. Sir,I really appreciate your post. Your point is well taken. In my case this new era of flight simming has almost gotten beyond my ability to keep up with it and keep track of all of my purchased addons and needed updates. It seems to get more complicated with every year that passes. And much more expensive as well. In a way it reminds me of why Few people like to go to Waikiki these days. Excessive commercialism. I find the fact there are those like yourselves that can remember those good old days encouraging.I appreciate your response.flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:Used to be Vista (XP Now)AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 3071MBSB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
  4. I think what we really need is less commercialism and more freeware. The relentless drive for the next buck has taken allot of the fun out of this wonderful hobby.Please don't flame me. I've heard it all before and I really don't care if anyone else agrees with me or not.I do know one thing for sure--I enjoyed this hobby more back in the days when the prevailing motto was "Lets Keep It Free"flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:Used to be Vista (XP Now)AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 3071MBSB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
  5. I agree.There was a time when I was convinced that Vista was a step backwards. This was partly due to all the negative comments I kept hearing about Vista (Much of this negativity was coming from people who really didn't know what they were talking about). I'm loving Vista now after using it for awhile and giving it a chance. For me, XP = Boring Ugly and Vista = A Way Cool Computing Experience. I'm loving Vista.flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:VistaAMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 3071MBSB X-FI Xtreme Gamer
  6. While using RC4.3 with FSX the distance to next checkpoint and radio frequency is showing, however, the heading for the correct bearing to checkpoint is not showing at all.Does anyone know how I can fix this or get it to show properly?Thanks in advance.
  7. flyking

    FlightSim Manager error

    I'm sad to hear this fine program is no longer being supported. Thanks for the info.
  8. I don't get your point...who's Phil and which guys are you referring to?Who are the "they" that finally started talking to "us here"?. Who are the "us here" that your referring too.Regards,flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:XP PRO SP2AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 2048MBSB Audigy 2 ZS Audio
  9. Well said. I personally don't think MS gives a darn about their honest consumers nor the inconvenience and expense that result from MS's draconian and invasive so called anti-piracy measures. Whats really funny is that similar restrictions have never worked that well before and I have my doubts that they will work any better in Vista either. I guess we'll see. As long as there are so many people who are more than willing to bend over and take it in the shorts and pay exorbitant amounts of money for windows products MS will keep tightening the screws a little more each time. How sad that so many people are so blindly willing to relinquish control of their computers to a company that has been convicted in courts of law at least twice for illegal monopolistic practices. If you are willing to give your freedoms away-they will gladly take them from you. XP for me for now until I decide to buy Vista or they shove it down my throat by pulling XP support out from under me.
  10. 9Tonight for the first time I'm actually a happy FSX user. This is a complete 180 from some of my previous posts. I just completed my first successful flight from Sacramento to KLAS with zero problems, using the programs "real world weather". Everything as smooth as silk. Up until now all of my attempted flights crashed or experienced various problems. I decided early on to quit stressing about the FSX problems I was having, and to try being patient with the situation. because I know alot of these difficulties will work themselves out in time.I attribute this improvement to making various tweaks I've learned about here and on other forums. Also, the new Nvidia drivers I recently downloaded and installed seem to be making a difference too.When I look at the total package I really believe that FSX is a vast improvement over FS9 and seems to give me a much better immersion factor. Thanks to all the forum folks that have worked to find the tweaks and suggested improvements. And yes, I will say thanks to Microsoft for making FSX a reality.FS9 keeps looking more distant each time I look in my rear view mirrors.Thank You Microsoft. Thank you all.
  11. I respect the fact that you certainly have the right to disagree with the poster you replied to in your post.I hope you can also respect the fact that I strongly disagree with the comments you made in your post.I'm really tired of people like you coming along on your white horses and telling people like me, and the poster you responded to, that we need to keep bending over and taking it in the shorts. It sounds to me like your saying that I need to basically roll over and gladly accept whatever invasive anti piracy scheme some organization or individual chooses to impose upon me for whatever "noble" reason they choose to conjure up. And I'm supposed to do this because there are pirates in the world ripping everybody off.There are criminals in my state and city in which I live that are breaking into homes, robbing banks, shop lifting and stealing in newly invented ways every day. Even tho we all know this is happening, I don't have law enforcement officials knocking on my door every hour of the night and day and snooping around and making innuendos that I might be stealing too just because other people are. But I'm supposed to let MS place me under a cloud of suspicion and snoop around when they don't have any grounds to do so. No MS isn't physically knocking at the front door of my house (yet). They're basically taking a different route and are trying to control me through my computer via program elements that invade my privacy. I've given them allot of money over the years and have been generally satisfied with their products. This FSX fiasco is a whole new deal. I have my receipt for the FSX program that I purchased. I only have one copy--the copy that I purchased--the copy that I have my receipt for. I would be happy to fax a copy of my receipt to MS, you, or anyone else that may think I some how stole my copy. It would be allot easier for me if MS would send someone to the door and come in and watch me physically load the copy of FSX for which I have the receipt for. Geeesh! What a hassle MS has created for their honest customers that actually do exist. flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:XP PRO SP2AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 2048MBSB Audigy 2 ZS Audio
  12. Good point.Sometimes I wonder how many people actually take the time to carefully read the forum posts. Could about 90% of good authorship actually be a waste of time, because it never gets read, much less responded to.Whatever, we need to continue to carry the torch and keep it lit.Cheers,flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:XP PRO SP2AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 2048MBSB Audigy 2 ZS Audio
  13. I just want to "tip my hat" to the moderators of this forum who have kept this thread open allowing everyone to express themselves regarding the FSX problems they may or may not be having. I believe this lends allot of credibility to the forum process.My FSX program still isn't working properly. However, I'm sure not going to start pulling my hair out or climbing the walls over it. I've learned over the years that patience is essential when working with computers. A cool, rational, and logical approach will eventually result in resolution of most technical problems over time.I sure feel a heck of allot better after having expressed my frustrations, along with many others, here in the forum. I also appreciate the helpful tips and suggestions I continually get from others here. I was really sceptical, as indicated in one of my earlier posts, that this thread and others like it would remain uncensored.I was wrong.Thank You Moderators
  14. Enough said. Thanks for all your help.Cheers,flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:XP PRO SP2AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 2048MBSB Audigy 2 ZS Audio
  15. Just a couple of observations on your post:1. Why should the overclocking cause an immediate registration problem? Who's problem is that?2. Phone calls needing to be made this soon after a programs release does seem a little strange, doesn't it? By the way, XP worked right out of the box for me and I haven't had to make any phone calls yet after years of use.3. The gentlemen was expressing many of the same concerns and problems that many others have had as well. Your 45 day refund comment seems a little abrupt.4. It should be pretty obvious by now that this stupid ill conceived and problematic anti piracy scheme is doing nothing to prevent piracy. Go ahead and give MS total control of your PC if you want to but don't be surprised if other people don't immediately acquiesce to every invasive technique that MS dreams up. I personally don't appreciate Microsoft's seeming total disregard and seeming total lack of appreciation for their honest and paying customer base. There are probably a myriad of other potential ways of stopping anti piracy. Many of the other programs I own and use utilize protection measures that haven't caused me any problems at all. flykingVirtual AviatorSystem Specs:XP PRO SP2AMD Athlon 64 2413MHzNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 256MBMemory: 2048MBSB Audigy 2 ZS Audio