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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11845 times:

Hi,

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?

Suggestions are more than welcome of course,
Ivan


Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11527 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) 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.

Resources:
http://www.flight1.com
http://www.lagoonline.com
http://www.phoenix-simulation.co.uk
http://www.dreamfleet2000.com



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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11446 times:

Thanks for your research, Jwenting.

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11421 times:

no problem.
I own most of these addons (except the 727, Roaring 30, F-18 and Tornado)  Smile

Remember that FS2004 has been out for only a few short weeks, and upgrading stuff takes time.

BREAKING NEWS: RFP 747 upgrade is now available



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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11396 times:

BREAKING NEWS: RFP 747 upgrade is now available

Thanks for the news... Oh yeah, a FS2004 compatible version of FSNavigator is almost finished as well. Too bad some functions will be gone partially  Sad

Anyway, think I'm gonna go for the PMDG 737 right now. Can't wait to see more stunning and exceptional FS aircraft models (payware probably).

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 11366 times:

PSS A330 and A340 will work out of the box when released in a week or so.

Didnt even know they were making a 330/340! Awesome. Due for release next week eh...  Wow!



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 11354 times:

yes, they stated it was to be released before the end of August 2003 a few weeks back.


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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 11341 times:

Thanks for the additional info, StarFlyer  Wink/being sarcastic

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineDuckbilled From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 11308 times:

The CS 727 is now FS2004 compatible. I just bought it and I really like it. With out a doubt it is the best visual representation of the 727 - inside and out.

User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11298 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...

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
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