Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3036 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15824 times:
As many of you guys over here, I've been flying in FS2004 for a couple of weeks now. It's really great, but the time has come now to get some 'state-of-the-art' add-on aircraft, that are 100% compatible with FS2004. I'd prefer freeware of course, but since FS98 got kind of obsolete, it seem that more and more good add-on designers have moved to the professional companies that design payware... I can live with that, as long as the result is perfect.
I'm not looking for aircraft models only, but for full packages, i.e. aircraft model with dynamic VC, 2D panels, FMC etc.
I've already seen some great (FS2002) payware add-ons, such as the LAGO F-16 and Tornado, B727,... Are they compatible with FS2004?
The only fully FS2004 compatible payware aircraft I've seen so far is the PMDG Boeing 737-600/700. It looks great, but (this is for guys who already own the product) is it worth the bucks, and will it affect my framerate terribly?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15506 times:
The Lago F-16 upgrade to FS2004 is currently in beta.
CS 727 upgrade is planned and might be under development.
PSS Airbus and Dash8 upgrades are announced but no timeline set yet.
Flight1 DC-9 works except for a small problem with the night textures on one gauge (this being worked on).
Flight1 Cessna 421 works sorta, full upgrade in the works.
Lago Tornado upgrade is under development.
Dreamfleet Cessna 310 works out of the box
Flight1 Cessna 152 works out of the box
Lago Roaring 30s (Beech Staggerwing and Gullwing) works out of the box.
VMax Flight Systems/Ralph's Panel Shop Boeing 747-200B Ready For Pushback (yah, long name ) works, needs just to change the panel to use the new FS2004 GPS. Upgrade for that will be released any day now.
PSS A330 and A340 will work out of the box when released in a week or so.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3036 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15277 times:
Just bought the PMDG 737. Framerates are not as with default FS aircraft, but still quite good (well, unless I use the VC and have nothing but 3D cumulus which I'm flying through, framerates are really low then). Now I'm taking some time learning all the aircraft's systems, procedures, etc etc...
By the way, their online documentation is not up to date: no need to register when you've installed the SU1 pack, it registers itself apparantly...