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Flight Sim Set Up Recommendations  
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Hello! I am looking for recommendations!

Now that I have gotten my computer squared away I am looking for help in terms of what to buy for my FS. Where do I get xp, what add-on's, a/c, etc. that can even come close to what these crazy guys have in their screenshot threads. I don't want to spend too much but go as though there is a slightly restricted budget.

Thanks,

Matt!


"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4607 times:

Start with some good hardware.
CH Yoke and pedals to start, a limited budget won't allow for much more than that  Smile

XP (I guess you mean Windows XP?) you can get at your local computer store.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4609 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 1):
you can get at your local computer store

Cheaper if you get download it from the web  wink 

Quoting UA777222 (Thread starter):
what add-on's, a/c, etc. that can even come close to what these crazy guys have in their screenshot threads

There are tons of freeware a/c and most (if not all) can be found at avsim.net and flightsim.com, just search for ifdg (narrow body 'buses, 767s, MD11s), MelJet (777, 744), and POSKY (widebody 'buses, boeings).

For AI traffic I recommend Ultimate Traffic from flight1.com Then you can change the models and use FSP and Aardvark models, although eventually you might have to use PAI, since they have the most models.

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

I'm sadly going to be using a new powermac so I need XPlane. I have the yoke and peddle set up.

Thanks,

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 4551 times:

Quoting Komododx (Reply 2):
Cheaper if you get download it from the web

Far more expensive that way in fact. Software piracy is a criminal offense, as is helping people commit criminal offenses.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 4):
Far more expensive that way in fact. Software piracy is a criminal offense, as is helping people commit criminal offenses.

He meant buying it from the Microsoft website and then downloading it....



Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Thread starter):
what add-on's

I have a few on ebay for sale...

AerLingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

Could any of you expand on what/where I am to buy these things? I want to have the stuff to install on my G5 when it arrives late next week. Bummer seeing how I am typing away with my printer to my side, Altec Lansing FX6021's booming, and sadly, my flawless 20" Display all without a computer to plug into. But for a double HD upgrade, Duel 2.0 GHz over 1.8, and Tiger I would say it's worth the wait. It was done being built two days ago but I was told it was not allowed to ship until Tiger was released.

Thanks for any help!

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2329 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

I am A fellow Mac user, and my flight setup is X-plane 8.11 with 6 more heavy metal bought or downloaded for free at www.x-plane.org, currently I have the A380, A340, Tristar 250, 747 400, 373-300 (air berlin a very good one!) MD-90 and 777-200, tons of other but these are my main planes.

If you buy a Dual 1.8 ghz G5 be sure to get the Nvidia 6800Gt for Macintosh it lets you put everything Up in resolution and pbjects (heck you can see cars and trucks in the streets as you land...!!!).

I also have a Pc windows machine a Athlon 939 4000+ une gig ram, Nvidia Gt 6800 and I use my flat 22 from apple at 1600 X 1200 and Microsoft Fligthj simulator is no match for MAC/X-plane, in use, features and looks (well the spining fans on FS are cool but thats the only diference...

For you guys playing FS you can download X-plane for free as a trial and check yourself...!!!



The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
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