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What 3D Video Card For FS 98/2000  
User currently offlineSbbre44 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

I just got a Pentium III, 933 Mhz with 128 MB RAM and was going to install FS98 from my 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM machine. Which 3D video cards you guys recommend and how difficult is to install the cards yourself?
Please let me know.
Thanks,
Arshad


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User currently offlineDanv1982 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

I've got a PIII 800 mhz with 128 MB RAM and i've got FS2000 on it, i have recently installed a "VOODO" 3D FX card and it works a treat! amazing graphics! It was easy to install just find you graphic gard bus slot in the back inside of the computer either take out the one that's in their or put the new one in and make sure it clicks but don't push it too hard or you'll bust it! Then put the CD you get with it in to the CD rom and follow the on scree instructions about installing the driver and software. Should be as simple as that! also look for updated patches on the internet for the exact card you have as it will help with any little problems that the card has with FS. I hope this helps!
ps: get the best VOODO card you can for the money you whant to spend try fetting a 64MB card but a 32MB card is aslo very good!
rgrds---Dan


User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

I also recomend Voodoo card. I have been using a used Voodoo3 2000 PCI that i bought from ebay a year ago and havn't had a problem with it once. Game compatibily is excelent so you wont find yourself with older games that dont work. I highly suggest a V3 or a V5, they are in my oppinion the best out there.

User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

i have a dell p3, 1ghz = 1,000 mhz, 256 mb and a great graphics card and flight sim graphics suckkkkkkkk

User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3828 times:

your either lying that u have such a sytem or are using flight sim 3.1

User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Hi There

The others have hit on the right idea, my personal choice has always been the Voodoo or TnT cards, either of those are great cards. The other good one out there is the GeForce cards. There are quite a few models of each but you want to get something with at least 32Mb, 64 would be nice but doesnt really serve much purpose unless you have a 21" monitor.

Regards

Greg


User currently offlineTK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

Depends on personal tastes. People who have followed the voodoo series since voodoo 1 or 2 will definitely tell you the voodoo is better but in nowadays if I were you I would go for the Geforce 2. The newest Geforce cards used together with Nvidia's Detonator 3 drivers are unbeatable. TNT's are way outdated and Voodoo cards have been known to cause texture problems in FS.

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

For FS-2000, I recommend that you get CardExpert GeForce 256 64MEG DDR. Although it costs about $300, it's the best card that money can buy.

If you do not want to spend that much, you can find a decent GeForce MX board for about $100.

However, I recommend that you get more RAM for your PC. If you maximize dynamic scenery, FS2000 is very slow even on PIII 933.


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

FB-v2
NO I AM NOT LYING. THE GRAPHICS SUCK AND I HAVE A STATE OF THE ART PC. IS THERE ANY WAY TO FIX UP THE GRAPHICS?


elal106


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

oh yah, and I am using flight sim 98, and 2000

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

First of all, what kind of 3D card do you have?
(For best result, you must have a GeForce 256 DDR 64meg is the best)

2nd, what type of monitor to do you have?
you will need a monito capable of displaying 1600X1200,
as well as .22-.25 pitch

3rd, have you upgrade to directx 8.0?
This can be downloaded using windows update.

4th. have you modified display setting in the flightsim 2000 to allow for maximum display?

(I forgot which menu it is under)


User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3801 times:

hello,

i give a YES to all 4 questions. My screen is great since it is a Sony Triniton and I have that Gforce 64mb card to and everything....weird...lol




User currently offlineFP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3801 times:

Do you have 3D hardwere turned on?, Is the ground made of squares?

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

that's weired. because, your screen should look pretty nice.

do you know what is your current setting for your monitor.

since your computer is a dell, may i ask what model of dell monitor that you have.



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