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When Will You Switch To FSX?  
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11642 times:

So many (most?) of us here have FSX although still use FS9 for most of our flying.

So when will you switch to FSX?

Me, basically when I can easily (Adobe style) get some AI. FSX runs pretty well and most of the planes I like to fly are ready for it, its just lacking that quality of real AI that I get in FS9.

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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11641 times:

I've had FSX for three months.

In FS9 I used to simulate real world airlines and mainly fly the PMDG 737.

Now, I fly helicopters and complete the missions. Most of the stuff I do is VFR flying. Maybe.....when PMDG release another 737/757 for FSX then I'll get back to IFR flying.

Usage of FS9 in the first five months of 2006 was about 220 hours.
Usage of FSX in the first five months of 2007 is about 35 hours



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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11638 times:

I'm making the switch after orientation at UT, where I will get my UT ID card, and then can buy XP really cheap to put on my new Macbook. haha... Although, I'm too sure how well the graphics card in the Macbook will handle FSX =

-Mike


User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11646 times:

I've had FSX for a few months now and I have to say I'm using it far more than I ever did FS9.

SKAI Traffic runs brilliantly on it, the only thing lacking is UK2000 airports at the moment, but there will be an update for that soon.

I do more VFR flying now than I used to before, simply because the quality is so much better. When the addon manufacturers get their fingers out and we get more airliners released then I may well revert to more airliner flying, but I'm really enjoying flying Twin Otters, bizjets and light aircraft at the moment.


User currently offlineInbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11632 times:

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 2):

I think your macbook explode! if it runs FSX!

I'v had FSX for a few months now while the graphics look nice and the interface is easier to work with. You really need a beefy machine to run it. Hopefully the new direct X ten cards will run FSX better. You pretty much need one damn beefy graphics card to run FSX on max settings to get adequate performance.


User currently offlineRobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11598 times:

I bought the deluxe version when it came out - For some reason my Drive will not read the 2nd dvd properly so having changed it once where I bought it I gave up.
I will be investing in a new PC soon and I plan to get a custom build with a superior graphics and processors set up. I suspect that PDMG will have released the 747x and fingers crossed the MD11 by then.
I am still enjoying FS9 and use a meljet model /pss 777 panel merge for the majority of my flights which so I will probably miss that when I upgrade.

Rob



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User currently offlineKovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11562 times:

Since the Level D 767 came out and i have my gatwick fsx scenery i think im going to switch full time to FSX for transatlantic flights. But for flying say 737s for slipstream airways ill stick with fs9 till pmdg comes out with the 737 and 744 series.


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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11553 times:

I got it about two months after it came out, because apparently my PC could run it. Well preferring not to fly with 2FPS I have switched back to FS9, until;

* I get a machine capable of handling it
* More aircraft become available (freeware and payware)
* More AI is available (with good models)

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11537 times:

I have yet to purchase it. I will wait until I hear more positive than negative about FSX. My computer also needs a major upgrade prior to the purchase aswell. Hopefully by the end of the year, I will be able to check it out.

-Tony@PVD



Top 3 airports: PVD 26.0%(115 flights), PHL 15.6%(69 flights), PHX 12.0%(53 flights)
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11534 times:

I bought it before it was even officially released (thank-you Future Shop and I hope that the employee who made that mistake has been promoted! Big grin ), but my system won't hack it, so I doubt I'll be using it until at least next year. But for some reason, I doubt many of us will use it because by the time the hardware and the add-on's have caught up with FSX it'll be time for FS11 to come out.


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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11471 times:

When I buy a Geforce 8800GTX.


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User currently offlineFlinhion757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11246 times:

I am starting orders in a couple months to build a new PC and it will have FSX in stead f my FS9.


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User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11235 times:

This Week !!!! haha

I just got a Macbook Pro 15 inch with the 2.4 GHZ processor, now I have to install boot camp....sigh!

My old computer couldn't even play FS haha cause its a older Mac! Big grin


User currently offlineWolverine From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11227 times:

My PC is new, but not good enough to run FSX, so I'll keep FS9, until I will buy a new PC.. Ok, FSX got some features, I miss at FS9, but that doesn't matter...


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User currently offlineCDreier From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11220 times:

I purchased the Deluxe edition when it first came out and installed it on my system. It's much too slow and I'm perfectly happy with my FS9 and all the add-ons. They run fine with my P4, 2048 RAM and 256Mb nVidia card. So the short answer is probably at least another year from now.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3508 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11180 times:

Never. Primarily because of its colossal lameness, but also because I'm finding myself increasingly less interested in simming.


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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11178 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
of us here have FSX although still use FS9 for most of our flying.

Bought It
Flew It
Uninstaled it
Installed FS9

All in 1 week  Smile


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11165 times:

Yes, sadly I am regretting the install of FSX...I even have Vista and a moderate machine. I may uninstall FSX and go back to FS9, until I can "download" several grand for a new, high-end machine capable of running FSX  sarcastic 

User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11161 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 17):
Yes, sadly I am regretting the install of FSX...I even have Vista and a moderate machine. I may uninstall FSX and go back to FS9, until I can "download" several grand for a new, high-end machine capable of running FSX sarcastic

Or I will just wait for the same dam computers to be half the price two years from now like i am : )



Uhhh What?
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11131 times:

I will never switch to FSX. FS9 is imo superior product.

User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11107 times:

My brother has it... and I admit it blows FS9 away. But.....

MY PC CAN'T RUN IT =[ I'm looking into upgrading though, as my PC has gotta be 2 years old... at least. I'm surprised it runs FS9, to be honest.


User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11063 times:

Never!!



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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10966 times:

When I buy a Gforce 8800GTX

(currently have an ATI1950XTX, and it runs FSX at 5 FPS with anything that looks cool)

Better start saving, Its $650



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10904 times:

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):
I got it about two months after it came out, because apparently my PC could run it. Well preferring not to fly with 2FPS I have switched back to FS9, until;

* I get a machine capable of handling it
* More aircraft become available (freeware and payware)
* More AI is available (with good models)

I really can't add anything to these sentiments!


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10900 times:

With a little bit of thinking what is important and what isn't for me, I get suitable 18 fps (there I set the limit ) almost everywhere on an AMD 3000+ and a GF 8600GS.

There is a handful of airports where this cannot be achieved, and I have to reduce scenery below normal, autogen also to sparse. AI traffic my system can handle up to 300 aircrafts around me easily, the models don't take any toll, it is just the tracking that limits it.

The biggest killer to frames I found are the jetways ( besides the ground traffic ), once these are reduced I have no performance problem.

Yes, I changed 9 months ago...


25 Post contains images B727-200 : I will switch some time in the next couple of weeks, as I am upgrading my hardware this week. These are some of the new specs: CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q
26 Post contains images FighterPilot : About a month ago... Cal
27 Mdodd : There is none. Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory Good luck.
28 Blackbird : I will probably switch over to FSX when I get a brand new state of the art computer -- sure my computer COULD play FSX now, but it would be slow and s
29 Post contains images FighterPilot : Theres an oxymoron if I've ever seen one. Cal
30 Md11fan : Well im not shure if there is any differnce between the 64bit and 32bit but i think the 64-bit is for the Newest of the new and hasnt really gone int
31 David L : As far as I can tell, there's no good reason for most home users to install the 64-bit version unless they need the extra security and have collossal
32 UltimateDelta : I have owned FSX for a little over a year, and Acceleration for a few months. My Dell Vostro 200 runs it brilliantly, and I can set the graphics and a
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