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Running Flight Sim X Without Vista?  
User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

I'm wondering that since Vista will not be available for perhaps up to a year after the new upcoming Flight Sim X will be released, it evidently must be designed to run (and run well) minus Vista? If this isn't the case, than how will it be running FSX until Vista is released?

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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8259 times:

From what I have heard, the only drawback to running FSX on XP as opposed to Vista is a slight loss on graphics detail.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8200 times:

From what I've seen,FSX runs on XP w/SP2 and Vista. It's also on DVD instead of CD's. So,some people are going to have to upgrade if they don't have a DVD or are still using Windows 98 ,ME or 2000.


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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8191 times:

FSX was designed to be run in conjunction with Vista, pure and simple.

I'm not saying it won't run with XP/SP2 but would you run your car on cooking oil instead of petrol? I think not.


User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8174 times:

So far I have not had any problem with the FSX Beta on XP SP2. And think of all of the beta testers, they have XP SP2 as well, some may have betas of Vista, but more than likely a majority of them have XP SP2.


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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8167 times:

The point I was trying to make was that if you have FS9 running nicely on your PC now, what's the point of running FSX without Vista. Surely FSX won't be performing to its maximum seeing as how is was designed to be run with Vista. You might as well stick with FS9!!

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 3):
FSX was designed to be run in conjunction with Vista, pure and simple.

I'm not saying it won't run with XP/SP2 but would you run your car on cooking oil instead of petrol? I think not.



Quoting Delboy (Reply 5):
The point I was trying to make was that if you have FS9 running nicely on your PC now, what's the point of running FSX without Vista. Surely FSX won't be performing to its maximum seeing as how is was designed to be run with Vista. You might as well stick with FS9!!

And that is why I am wondering why MS would release FSX in October 06 if they aren't even able to release Vista until up to year later!


User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8153 times:

I talked with the head IT guy at my dad's office. He had the beta version of Vista on one (of the 4) computers in his office. We looked at it and stuff. Operationally, it is no faster/better than XP. Basically, Windows has been sitting around for almost 10 years without a release, and needed to make money. The new windows looks basically, like a MAC system: with all these little "perks" on the desktop. Vista is more glassy and fluid than XP, thats about it. I don't see FS X having difficulties on XP since the core operating system is basically the same. Vista is just a facelift.

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8148 times:

On a sidebar,
Does anyone know if all the add on aircraft that we use in FS9 will work in FSX?

It would suck if it didn't.

Russ



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8147 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 5):
The point I was trying to make was that if you have FS9 running nicely on your PC now, what's the point of running FSX without Vista. Surely FSX won't be performing to its maximum seeing as how is was designed to be run with Vista. You might as well stick with FS9!!

The difference between running FSX on XP and Vista arent going to be that dramatic. It's not being designed to run with vista, it was designed to take advantage or compliment the new graphics technology vista has.



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8145 times:
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even WITHOUT Vista, FS-X will have a whole new look to it, many enhancements to the engine and new features, AND better graphics than FS9 even without directX 10 and Vista.


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8144 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 3):
FSX was designed to be run in conjunction with Vista, pure and simple.

No, FSX was optimised for DirectX10, but it will run fine on DX9.


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8105 times:

Thanks guys, I stand corrected.

It remains to be seen how the full sale version of FSX will work with existing software, there's no doubt about it, some of the visual effects I have seen from screenshots look very nice. Me, I'm going to wait a while before I buy it. Hopefully, they will have a full 'up and running' FSX at the NEC flight sim show in December,


User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8045 times:

No FSX for me, unless i buy a new computer soon - something i don't see happening. I run the demo at my 2.15 ghz athlon md xp 1024 ram and ati radeon x-800 gt 256mb ram agp and i get a frame rate of 5 rates or so!!!


DEC
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8037 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 8):
On a sidebar,
Does anyone know if all the add on aircraft that we use in FS9 will work in FSX?

According to Microsoft, FS9 aircraft will work for FSX. However, I noticed on some FS8 (MSFS 2002) aircraft running in FS9, things such as the moving propeller and moving wheels don't work, so let's hope that things like these don't happen in FSX.


User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

The thing that makes me laugh is all the people who want another flight sim to come out, but they arent prepared to buy this one and if there arent as many sales as Microsoft wants, they wont create/release a new version in a few years. All avid simmers should get behind X.


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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 3):
cooking oil

Don't you watch Top Gear, Cooking oil can run a car instead of diesel.

 Wink

Tom


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7996 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 3):
would you run your car on cooking oil instead of petrol? I think not.

You might if you knew you could just switch to decent fuel next year.

Quoting Delboy (Reply 5):
The point I was trying to make was that if you have FS9 running nicely on your PC now, what's the point of running FSX without Vista. Surely FSX won't be performing to its maximum seeing as how is was designed to be run with Vista. You might as well stick with FS9!!

I'm sure I'll get FSX soon after its release and look forward to improvements when I get Vista later.


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7974 times:

Quoting DeC (Reply 13):
No FSX for me, unless i buy a new computer soon - something i don't see happening. I run the demo at my 2.15 ghz athlon md xp 1024 ram and ati radeon x-800 gt 256mb ram agp and i get a frame rate of 5 rates or so!!!

Theres something wrong with your computer, big time.



A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 18):
Theres something wrong with your computer, big time.

Well, i don't think so because everything else (including fs2004 with a lot of add-on's and high resolutions) works just fine. Although what i run was the high details version of the fsx demo, not the medium settings it suggested when i firstly opened it.



DEC
User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7940 times:
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Also, the demo is not a good guage of how FS-X will actually behave, the engine in the demo is still rough and the textures are not final.


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