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AVSIM: Can I Trust It?  
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

Is it safe for me to dpownload stuff from AVSIM. I have a new pc that cost a lot and dont want to wreck it

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User currently offlineUnited757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

yes, it is safe to download stuff from avsim. I have downloaded lots of stuff from there, its not really the type of site that people want to upload things with viruses/spyware on, I think they also screen things that people upload for viruses/spyware.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

Yeah, Avsim is fine. No worries.


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

I have over 200 downloads from Avsim, and i have not had a problem with any of them!

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 3):
have over 200 downloads from Avsim, and i have not had a problem with any of them!

Aaron

Any that you reccomend? need some full packages but repaints for the more common a/c are ok as i already have some of them

I have
A31X
A32X
A33X
A34X
A35X
A38X
757
767
747
ERJ
CRJ
340
EMB120
E170
777


repaints are great would like some full Mdonnel packages

also some nice textures if you can reccomend any

Tom


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Avsim is fine. Ive been using it for over 5 years now.. and never had a virus or a related computer problem from the website yet.

Lew


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 4):
Any that you reccomend?

There was an airbus package that i highly recomend, i will try and find the file name later.

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4973 times:

Agree with all the above and ditto for FlightSim.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

FlightSim and AVSIM are the only sites I trust and download from. I've NEVER had a problem with either of them!

User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

Agree with everything that's been said already.

Don't forget IFDG, they have some nice models there for FS2002 and I've never had a problem with anything I've downloaded.


User currently onlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 934 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Simviation.com is okay too.

Only problems I've had with avsim and simviation (I don't use flightsim- didn't want to sign up) are missing parts for the aircraft- like downloading a repaint but not the model.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

that's hardly their fault but the fault of the person supplying them the file for not providing correct information.
The volume is simply too large to check everything.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

Avsim.com, flightsim.com, & simviation.com are all well-maintained & safe websites.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Avsim is a very good website, you can trust it!

I even have my own paint on there, mind you it's very poor!  Wink

I did it over 2 years ago just messing around, it's also on flightsim.com

Filename on Avsim: posky_747-2u3b_phuket_air.zip

I prefer to use Avsim to flightsim.com, although I do use both!  Smile

Some reccomended aircraft:
IFDG A318/A319/A320/A321
IFDG MD-11
Meljet 777-200/300
Project Fokker F100/70
Project Opensky (POSKY) A340-200/300
Project Opensky 757-200/300
Simmers Sky MD-11
PMDG 737NG - Payware, but my favourite a/c on flightsim
PMDG 747-400 - Payware
LDS 767-300 - Payware

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 10):
Only problems I've had with avsim and simviation (I don't use flightsim- didn't want to sign up) are missing parts for the aircraft- like downloading a repaint but not the model.

Thats why there is a section for "Original Aircraft" and "Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications" that way you don't have to have dozens of copys of the model file. The size of those files aren't much compared to the texture file, but over time they really start to eat HD space and slow HD search speed.



My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 14):
Thats why there is a section for "Original Aircraft" and "Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications" that way you don't have to have dozens of copys of the model file.

problem is that a lot of people upload packs that are textures only into the "original aircraft" category.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4679 times:
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I only use Avsim nowadays, Flightsim.com costs money if you want download speeds above 10KB/s and a guaranteed slot. Avsim is still free and I got 300KB/s earlier today. Possibly Flightsim has a bigger library for earler stuff, but newer are probably found on both sites.


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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 15):
problem is that a lot of people upload packs that are textures only into the "original aircraft" category.

I know what you mean. There seems to be a new person in charge of checking now files it's not that common anymore.

As for the origenal question. AVSIM runs a virus check on all files before public release.



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