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FSX - Acceleration Addon Pack  
User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 14312 times:

So, now that the Acceleration expansion pack is available, what does everyone think?? Here's a few of the things I like/dislike:

Likes:
- Slight framerate improvement
- Blurries problem isn't quite as bad as it used to be
- New aircraft and missions are excellent (especially carrier op's and the F-18)

Dislikes:
- I seem to have a problem using the autopilot and time compression. If I use anything higher that 4x time compression, my aircraft starts gyrating up and down (can someone else try using autopilot and see if they get the same problem?? Set your autopilot to hold heading, airspeed and altitude then crank up the time compression to 8x or 16x and see what happens.)
- No uninstall for Acceleration
- No fix for the "blocked" 2D cockpit views. We still can't look behind the aircraft, unobstructed.

As expected, there are still some annoying quirks but in general, I think it's a fairly decent addon. I've also read on another forum the Microsoft/Aces may still address some of the lingering quirks, before releasing the free, standalone version of SP2. Hopefully that's the case...


What does everyone else think???




cheers

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User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 14289 times:

What new planes came with the expansion

User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 14236 times:

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 1):
What new planes came with the expansion

F/A-18A Hornet, EH-101 Helicopter and P-51D Mustang. Multiple liveries for each....


cheers


User currently online9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14200 times:
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Quoting YEGspotter (Thread starter):
- I seem to have a problem using the autopilot and time compression. If I use anything higher that 4x time compression, my aircraft starts gyrating up and down (can someone else try using autopilot and see if they get the same problem?? Set your autopilot to hold heading, airspeed and altitude then crank up the time compression to 8x or 16x and see what happens.)

Hmm, I sometimes get that in regular FS. I thought it was due to the way it tries to maintain a fixed FL. Where you straight and level? It doesn't always happen though. Plus, don't forget any oscillation is far more obvious with time compression.

Personally, I think it's rather good, except I can't seem to use the 2D cockpit so I can't find the switches for anything (too blurry on VC). Anyone know how to get around this?



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User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 14194 times:

I just installed both FSX and acceleration and I do not have any interior lighting nor do the taxi lights seem to work, also I get blurry textures when sitting at an airport for a few minutes.

-Dan  Smile



Cant sleep...clowns will eat me...cant sleep...
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14185 times:

Quoting YEGspotter (Thread starter):
- No uninstall for Acceleration

I've been told that you can uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs off the Control Panel.


User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14183 times:

post some screen shots!


Viva la Vida
User currently offlineNwAflyer07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14166 times:

I'm looking forward to getting it. This wont affect the aircraft ive already installed, right? I'd hate to go through and re-do everything ive done to FSX so far.

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 14153 times:

It will behave very differently whether you switch DX10 preview on or off. If you switch on, no DX9=FS9 content will display properly.

With DX9, I personally am very happy and found no new problems, but many fixed, but others I know were less lucky...


User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14118 times:

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 3):
Where you straight and level?

It happens at any point during a flight, for me. Level flight, climbing, descending - it does not matter. I did not have this problem prior to installing Acceleration.

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 5):
I've been told that you can uninstall it from Add/Remove Programs off the Control Panel.

I checked that - unfortunately FSX is no longer on the list, just FSX Acceleration. I have to assume that means it will do a complete uninstall of FSX.


cheers

[Edited 2007-10-31 12:20:41]

User currently online9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 14094 times:
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Can anyone else land on the carrier ok? I catch the wire, but then my nose slams down into the deck and I crash...
tips please!



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User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 14090 times:

I just installed Acceleration. I really like it. It has fixed multiple problems that were present in in FSX after I upgraded to Vista, and as others have said the frame rates are better. Plus the F/A-18 is a load of fun to fly!


Commercial Pilot Certificate: Single and Multi-Engine Land; Instrument Airplane
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 14069 times:

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 10):
Can anyone else land on the carrier ok? I catch the wire, but then my nose slams down into the deck and I crash...
tips please!

I've seen that on a few videos on youtube.


User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14037 times:

The A model Hornet?  Silly

User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13964 times:

I have found when landing the F/A18 on a normal runway, if you apply the brakes too hard it will end up on it's tail.

I have not tried landing it on a carrier yet.



South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3361 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13958 times:

Quoting Jutes85 (Reply 13):
The A model Hornet?

Apparently so. For an expansion pack that includes the as-of-yet not-in-service EH-101/VH-71, you would think their F/A-18 would at least be an "E" model.


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13931 times:

I've found this on FSW, has some great shots of Acceleration and DX10. Its 40 pages big so just keep going until you get bored, the better shots however, are on pages 25 >

http://www.flightsimworld.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128136

Enjoy Big grin


User currently online9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 13919 times:
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Quoting OB1504 (Reply 15):
as-of-yet not-in-service EH-101/VH-71,

The EH101 has been in service with other countries for ages. I believe that the reason Boeing licensed out the F/A-18A only was that it too has been around for quite a while...



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13618 times:

Should I get this add-on?

User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3361 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13615 times:



Quoting YEGspotter (Thread starter):
- I seem to have a problem using the autopilot and time compression. If I use anything higher that 4x time compression, my aircraft starts gyrating up and down (can someone else try using autopilot and see if they get the same problem??

That happens at higher time compression rates with just about every FS aircraft. It's just a limitation of the sim.

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 17):
The EH101 has been in service with other countries for ages. I believe that the reason Boeing licensed out the F/A-18A only was that it too has been around for quite a while...

I meant in service with the United States armed forces as the VH-71 Kestrel.


User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13584 times:



Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):


Quoting YEGspotter (Thread starter):
- I seem to have a problem using the autopilot and time compression. If I use anything higher that 4x time compression, my aircraft starts gyrating up and down (can someone else try using autopilot and see if they get the same problem??

That happens at higher time compression rates with just about every FS aircraft. It's just a limitation of the sim.

This never happened, prior to installing Acceleration. Time compression is limited to 16x, when using the autopilot, but the gyrations I've experienced are something new. I've since uninstalled Acceleration, and everything is back to normal.


cheers


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13579 times:



Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 10):
Can anyone else land on the carrier ok? I catch the wire, but then my nose slams down into the deck and I crash...
tips please!

Deactivate crash detection. I doubt MS bothered to improved the crash detection in FSX.


User currently online9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13570 times:
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Yeah...but then I won't get the medal...  Sad

Does anyone else have problems with the gauges in the Maule mission?



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User currently offlineAviator1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13547 times:

I found it a waste of money.

User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2079 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 13540 times:

How big is the package?

25 Nicholaschee : Just picked mine up today. Love the carrier ops missions.
26 Post contains images Jamesbaldwyn : I got it a few days ago. I was doing some Red bull racing online last night - Fun but very hard
27 B727-200 : Woohooo, finally succeeded in my first carrier landing, and managed to do the F-18 UFO mission (man that was hard). Has anyone completed all the missi
28 Chksix : What's wrong with this forum (Hobby)? I can't add a new topic and see a lot of topics with -1 as postcount as if they were deleted. Is the server data
29 YEGspotter : I discovered a few weeks back that you can in fact uninstall Acceleration. I wouldn't recommend it though - FSX never ran the same after I uninstalle
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