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  1. I built my last desktop for fs in 2010 and I'm not going to lie I haven't simmed in about 3 years, but that would convince me to build a new one start upgrading to the new stuff. The would be so freaking cool if that was the case. Another reason is because I want to go the VR route and nothing has come out to pique my interest, yet. But that's a different story.
  2. Mettar? You have a link by any chance?
  3. I'm very curious about getting one of these. My only concern is actually flying the plane. Do you have a yoke and pedals in front of you or what is your input to fly the plane? and do you have any issues with operating the controls?
  4. Interesting...would you think a desktop firewall would block an HTTP opening? I would figure that a desktop firewall wouldn't do things like that. You might want to try to restart your router...in case the DNS isn't resolved correctly or something like that. Or just type 67. 215.175.77 into your browser address line.
  5. Ha. I got into flight simulator and building computers back then (I'm a EE now- so figures), and a 4.77 GHz pentium V is just naughty. A bit off topic- but digital circuitry at that speed and size is just naughty. The Core 2 multithreading redesign was a smart move, but it's still a very antiquated x86 design...not necessarily bad. One thing to note and a coworker noted this too, my computer that was built in 2010 really isn't that much slower than a computer built with parts designed with 2015 parts. My work laptop is a 2 year old lenovo T430 and is the best windows laptop I've ever used even comparing to the brand new lenovo's or dell's. The only change in my laptop was a ssd just for preventative maintenance. We are starting to reach hard computational limits. Especially with FETs that are reaching 8 or less nm in gate size. At that point, you're using more analog circuitry to control the leakage currents and DC buses than the actual circuity itself. For example, an IC designed at 1.3 um needed only one voltage regulator while an IC designed at 60 or 45 nm needs something like 12. Sorry Rant/ I've always loved planes and so fs natural to me. I plus many others felt that Microsoft FSX is a half hearted attempt from Microsoft to resell fs9 with a new UI plus a few light reflecting goodies. PMDG, is this the case? I think no. But the software is 10 years old and fs is reserved for those who are very much plane and challenge oriented. In 2006, I purchased the LDS 767 and it blew my mind that you needed to start an engine with a pneumatic procedure vs. just turning the key to an electric starter. Do we need a more modern platform, yes. Is FSX still very powerful, yes. With PMDG working on it, yes. It seems like PMDG is really the only company really working and keeping the public informed on fs. It seems like most fs producing companies are just part time workers when aren't tired form their real job do a couple lines of code. LDS I'm certain has the intention to release a 757 for FSX, but their goal for a high fledged simulation is very aggressive and their lives and work get in the way plus standards of simulation get in the way. PMDG on the other hand is one of the companies left really pushing aggressive products to the market. They are serious...A good example is they are very serious about piracy...I was involved in one such case and paypal will never be used by me again. ever. Not to say other developers care, but PMDG cares about their work and it shows with venturing into commercial realms including P3D. Now on to P3D. Is it a good evolution to FSX, yes. Problem is EULA and I won't get into that here. Do I understand where they are coming from, yes. Do I agree with what they are doing, yes. Do I wish it was different, yes. Although FSX is antiquated, we see companies coping with the limitations and going above and beyond, but I don't see development subsiding. The difference we've seen in the past is the inflation of eager developers who don't finish addons. We are now just starting to see the workhorses and the ones who really are willing and able to allocate resources to this hobby.
  6. Didn't Boeing begin designing a 747-500 and 747-600 at some point? And wasn't one of them a trijet? That would of been cool to see.
  7. Planes I've flown:PA28-140 150 conversionC172-140/150/160Passenger:Q400727-200737-200/300/500/700/800757-200767-200/300/400A300A320A340-600Md82/83/87DC-10-30CRJEMB
  8. I would like to point out that you are the only one in Arianes favor.
  9. So I should just send you what exactly to get the 757 backed up?I have the confirmation e-mail and the installers but no backup file (it didnt work for me for some reason) and I am about to do a major upgrade to my computer
  10. I would go for the future so go with quad and overclock it, but get the right cpu revision (think its g0 dunno.) DX10 should be a little faster because of the architecture so I would go with that and hope it works out for you.
  11. If I had the chance to do it I would personally do it. It will better for the future. The two cpus are the same except that the q6600 has 2 dies instead of one like the e6600If you have it go for it (very good for fsx)
  12. Do you want dx10 or dx9?dx10 for fsx (but the dx10 cards will run fs9) or dx9 for fs9 and fsxdx10 <100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814141062 8600gtcheapest but very bad save up for better stuff like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130312 8800gts rev2
  13. I say the lds 767 was my first one then (and I knew nothing - I was even mad when I bought the lds because I thought it did not work, but I read and I found out how to use it) I found some others for bigger challenges like the super 80 etc. (no pmdg yet but waiting for the magnificent md-11 and the ngx and hopefully buy the 747x soon once I build my new comp)
  14. Ok I have figured it out I will wait. I will wait for the g92 cards, the nforce 700 (it will only support ddr2) and the new QX9650. I am thinking about the x38 chipset, but from what I hear it will not be for SLI, but some rumors say so. So I will wait.
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