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  1. Simmarket has it on sale as well. WIth the exchange rate, it costs around US$17. They do sell nyc x airports for around $20 too. http://secure.simmarket.com/drzewiecki-design-new-york-city-x-fsx-p3d.phtml
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    New Calgary SIMADDONS CYYC available

    Semantics...I consdier flight simulator addons necessities.
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    New Calgary SIMADDONS CYYC available

    Higher prices are fine.....but this is price gouging in my opinion. And if you want the P3D version......you have the privilege of having to buy it again with a completely different bundle forced on you. I'm all for developers getting paid for their work (I am a software developer myself).....but this pricing scheme leaves a really bad taste in my mouth.
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    New Calgary SIMADDONS CYYC available

    Am I the only one who's offended by their pricing scheme? Halifax is like no where near Calgary. Even if it was flytampa quality I wouldn't buy it just based on their pricing scheme. And don't give me the "you need the core libraries" tagline to justify the pricing. I would've happily handed over money for Calgary and Banff (as I've been there) They can of course price it any way they want to....but I will vote with my wallet. Even captain sim with another pricing policy I hate gets my money sometimes. Could you imagine where orbx would be if they forced people to buy Australia to be able to buy PNW?
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    The best of the best FSX aircraft?

    How about in categories? It's like trying to pick the best vehicle ever when you have cars and buses on the same list. Best Modern Tubeliner PMDG 737NGX & PMDG 777-200LRF (Tie) Best Classic Tubeliner: Coosky DC-9 Best turboprop: Majestic Dash 8-Q400 Best 2 Engine:GA Realair Duke B60 Best Single Engine GA: Realair Legacy Best Military: Milviz Stuka Best Heli: ????
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    Looks dirty, scruffed up and old. LOVE IT!!! Hope it comes soon!!!! I can't wait.
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    Great news! Thanks for the clarification
  8. Hi Phil, Can I also get the download links? I would appreciate it greatly. -Ivan
  9. I upgraded from a XFX 7800GTX 256 MB to a eVGA 8800GTX 768MB. The difference in FS9 is so minimal, it's not worth it for that. I am using an AMD 4000+ San Diego chip and to be quite frank with you, for FS9 it really didn't make a dent. I didn't notice much of anything except that I can raise the Anti-Aliasing to incredibly high levels without any loss of frames.For FSX, it did make it from almost not usable to usable. FSX works great now, but I still feel that it won't work with a PMDG or LevelD level aircraft. It's just too slow. Hopefully DX10 and dual core support will fix that.But when it comes to everything else, this card is a beast. Half Life 2, Battlefield 2, GTR 2, FEAR, UT2004, Quake 4......all of these games are so fast frame-rate wise. Even running with high AA and AF, at a resolution of 1600x1200, this card handles these games without even trying. Everything is 100fps or higher (I kid you not). Let me also mention that the image quality is also improved. Very impressive.Word of caution though....this card is HUGE. I have an Antec P180 case and it barely fits in that. The card is touching the hard drives on the other side.But like I said, for FS9....it's a waste of money. Even SLI doesn't help FS9 so getting another 7800GTX wouldn't help much.If you have any specific questions about it, let me know.Best regards,Ivan
  10. The comparison with fl350.com is a great idea. Thanks for that tip.-Ivan
  11. >Geez, for the most part, I hide my FS addiction...That's exactly what I would have said. I usually get asked, "so you don't get to shoot down other planes????"To really answer the question though, I just takeoff from Teterboro on the Flight1 C172 or C152 and have them fly around Manhattan (Aerosoft Manhattan).For those very very few that I'm not too embarassed to admit my addiction, I might show them some of the routine to get the engines on with Dreamfleet's 727. This really does show how much it is "as real as it gets." However, I then usually get asked, "and this is fun for you???"The answer, of course, is a big resounding YES!!!!!!
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    WinXP SP2 & FSD New Installers?

    Hi Folks,I finally got a reason to register. I've been quiet on this forum for quite some time now. Hopefully I can help out.I bought the Avanti on Friday and low and behold, the installer would crash as was described above. After looking almost everywhere, I was able to get it to work after I uninstalled WINDOWBLINDS. Can you believe it? I guess the same would happen with StyleXP or Alienware theme managers.I actually found the answer in the FSD forum. I don't know why but their forum only shows very new posts and you have to figure out how to display older posts.Also, in defense of FSD, they did email me the next day and did mention the windowblinds issue. They should put it in their FAQ's though.Regards,Ivan