Scottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11576 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 =
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11584 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.
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.
RobTrent From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11536 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.
Kovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11500 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.
Gift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11475 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.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11472 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! ), 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.
CDreier From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11158 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.
N231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11103 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
Boeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11099 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 : )
Burkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 10838 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...
: 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