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Microsoft Flight Simulator - Good Or Bad?  
User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 757 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8175 times:

Hello fellow A.netters!   First of all, I want to express how psyched I am to be here. It's sooo darn cool!    My post inquires about any type of airplane simulator games that I can buy. I own the 2004 Microsoft Simulator and find it well, so so. I find it hard to maneuver the commands (i.e. turn onto the runway, turn in the air, etc...). Is it really like that difficult in reality? If there are any other related games that you can suggest, that would be awesome. Happy Flying   

[Edited 2005-10-27 18:38:48]

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User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

Hi guy !
Welcome there  cheerful 

Quoting B777A340Fan (Thread starter):
I own the 2003 Microsoft Simulator

Doesn't exist...
FS2002 or FS2004  Confused

Quoting B777A340Fan (Thread starter):
I find it hard to maneuver the commands

Do you use a joystick ? Or simply the keyboard ?



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 757 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8160 times:

i use the keyboard. LOL. maybe that's why.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8157 times:

i started off using the keyboard and hes right its so difficult.. i would upgrade to a joystick or yoke ASAP there so much easier to fly and the simulator is a hole lot
more fun



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineLastordu From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8151 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 3):
i started off using the keyboard and hes right its so difficult.. i would upgrade to a joystick or yoke ASAP there so much easier to fly and the simulator is a hole lot
more fun

I think that is all that you can do.



"Remember, Remember the 5th of November" from V for Vendetta
User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8150 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Thread starter):
I own the 2004 Microsoft Simulator

With a joystick FS2004 is just fantastic  bouncy  !
However I use freeware adds on to fly it, the default aircrafts are not as good to me... Also airports and other senery can easily be improved, all free !
I also fly some virtual airlines, the flights become much more exciting  Smile



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8145 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 2):
i use the keyboard. LOL. maybe that's why

Joystick is the way to go. In fact i just bought a force feed-back one last week, andi hate it  Smile so if you want it, it's yours at no cost, just pick it up Big grin

FS9 is good to answer your thread Q



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User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 757 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

Quote:
With a joystick FS2004 is just fantastic !
However I use freeware adds on to fly it, the default aircrafts are not as good to me... Also airports and other senery can easily be improved, all free !
I also fly some virtual airlines, the flights become much more exciting

Can you provide a link or instructions? Forever grateful  cheerful 


User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8120 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 7):
Can you provide a link or instructions? Forever grateful



For FS2004 adds on, ONE website : www.avsim.com
You just need to register....
In most files, there are precise instructions to install the thing you've downloaded.

Exemple : A very good auto-installing aircraft (Fokker 100 / 70) is provided by http://fokker.avsim.net
Easier aircraft to install simply doesn't exist !


About virtual airlines (VA), give a search at google or visit avsim/A.net forum...

Example : www.cpavirtual.org / www.swiss-va.com

[Edited 2005-10-27 20:55:49]


Swissair forever !
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7091 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8089 times:

Quoting Lsgg (Reply 8):

Exemple : A very good auto-installing aircraft (Fokker 100 / 70) is provided by http://fokker.avsim.net
Easier aircraft to install simply doesn't exist !

YES! This is the best free-ware aircraft avaible is GREAT!

Also you NEED to get a joystick or yoke keyboards just dont work well with FS. Also take it slow do some of the flight lessons and learn how to fly the smaller planes first. Just for a week or two. It really helps if you have a nice progress. FS04 is great and lots of fun. If you have any other questions feel free to post them or contact me.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8037 times:

Hiya,
I have tried to fly using just the keyboard but it does not work very well, you spend the whole time making corrections. I think Flight Sim is a great game but there are things that can be done to make it better. For starters, I don't understand why they decided to not have Concorde in FS2004 a century of flight. Also, the inclusion of Airbus aircraft would also be good,

Matt


User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8023 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 6):
Joystick is the way to go. In fact i just bought a force feed-back one last week, andi hate it so if you want it, it's yours at no cost, just pick it up

Did you get the Thrustmaster force feedback joystick?
I have that one and it's crap, I can't find the resistance switch on it so the joystick won't center itself, a lot more difficult than my old one and force feedback doesn't even work I have it wired up correctly and have force feedback switch on in FS9 options, but I still can't feel anything.
But I like the throttle on it.

The Sorcerer



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2760 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7932 times:

Quoting B777A340Fan (Thread starter):
First of all, I want to express how psyched I am to be here

Hello B777A340Fan  wave   wave 

a good plave to fly for Virtual Airlines is Vatsim.net
and a good place to download planes is Avsim.com or Flightsim.com

Do not fly for a virtual aitline until you have enough experience to fly a complete flight without crashing



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