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User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10297 times:

I was at a local store today (will remain anonymous so I don't have to take it back  biggrin  )looking for another game and happened to run across a couple copies of FSX on the shelf already...and heres the kicker...they sold it to me!!!

I haven't gotten it installed yet, but I'll let you guys know as soon as I've played around a bit how good it is  Smile

Your CptSpeaking  wave 


...and don't call me Shirley!!
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User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10283 times:

please report back on how it is

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10281 times:

you've had several minutes now, what's taking so long.  Wink

Pics and a report will now be required.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10272 times:

That's a big no-no, selling a game early. Someone will have shit to pay if this is discovered.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10240 times:

heh...ok well it took about an hour to install...I've played a few minutes and so far am disappointed with how it runs on my system.

With Medium-Low settings I'm only getting 7 fps at BEST and thats with no AI whatsoever...

Granted, I don't have a top-of-the-line system...
Compaq Presario laptop
AMD Athlon 64 processor - 950 Mhz
768 MB RAM
Nvidea GeForce4 440 64MB graphics card...
With decent settings in FS9, I can get around 20 fps in congested areas and at cruise, between 40-60. I haven't restarted my system yet since install, so I'm going to go do that now and then see how it runs...

One thing I'm way impressed with so far is the sound! The 206 sounds absolutely AMAZING!

Your CptSpeaking



...and don't call me Shirley!!
User currently offlineBackfire103 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10217 times:

Lucky, i just finished making the rounds calling some of are local stores an the closest ive gotten is Best Buy who should have it by thursday. Reminds me when a nameless store sold me a Nintendo DS lite 2 weeks eairly.

User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10183 times:

Ok, I've had some time to experiment a little more...

using the presets for graphics settings seems to make everything run a little smoother rather than customize settings for everything.

The missions are absolutely AWESOME!! My favorite so far has to be the advanced helicopter mission where you transport an inspector to an oil rig. As in the promo video, the rig develops a gas leak as you approach and you have to rescue three crew members from different places on the rig while it is falling apart! It is challenging, exciting, and the scenery animations are outstanding! Towers falling into the ocean, explosions and stuff flying everywhere..I'm pretty much in fs heaven right now  Smile

Your CptSpeaking



...and don't call me Shirley!!
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10110 times:

Quoting CptSpeaking (Reply 4):
heh...ok well it took about an hour to install...I've played a few minutes and so far am disappointed with how it runs on my system.

With Medium-Low settings I'm only getting 7 fps at BEST and thats with no AI whatsoever...

Granted, I don't have a top-of-the-line system...
Compaq Presario laptop
AMD Athlon 64 processor - 950 Mhz
768 MB RAM
Nvidea GeForce4 440 64MB graphics card...
With decent settings in FS9, I can get around 20 fps in congested areas and at cruise, between 40-60. I haven't restarted my system yet since install, so I'm going to go do that now and then see how it runs...

Your CptSpeaking

It's not surprising with that spec. Time for an upgrade.

I was worried when I first saw '7fps' but it should run ok on my pc with a few options turned off.


User currently offlineAlanCHS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10095 times:

The Best Buy in O'Fallon, IL had it on the shelf last night!

User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10096 times:

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 7):
It's not surprising with that spec. Time for an upgrade.

You're tellin me...I wish I could afford an upgrade!!  Smile

With my curent settings (Medium-Low preset + normal autogen, scenery and ~30% AI), I can get 15 fps (where it is locked by default) most places. NYC doesn't work so hot at first, but once the textures load it does alright.

I think once I play around with my graphics settings enough and get them just right I'll be pretty satisfied. So far for me (most likely due to my forced low graphics settings), the missions are making the game. It really does make it a whole different atmosphere when things are happening around you that influence what you do...

Your CptSpeaking



...and don't call me Shirley!!
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10056 times:

Quoting CptSpeaking (Reply 9):
CptSpeaking

lets have some screenshots please.
 smile 
Do you take requests?

YYZ?



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10022 times:

any screenshots would be nice!

Especially of the detailed airports.

One problem with getting the game early is theres no one to play online with! To me that will be the best feature (assuming it works well). Real people is much more fun than AI, doesn't matter how good it is.

Things like VATSIM are a bit too much for novice and lite users.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9952 times:

Quoting CptSpeaking (Thread starter):

Can you possibly post some inflight screenshots?


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9928 times:

Where is the, "This Thread Is Worthless Without Pics" smiley located?


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9927 times:

Pics in the other thread!

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9902 times:



Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9729 times:

My local Best Buy had copies out as well.

User currently offlineAC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9720 times:

Best Buy's been getting brave with breaking the release date. Get your copies from the BB's that have it, because they won't be getting more since they broke the release date.

I spoke with a manager of Game Stop today, he just came back from a meeting with Microsoft. Microsoft isn't shipping copies until the 9th. Pics of the box in your house will satisfy my curiosity, until then, I'll keep believing what I believe, that being the release date of the 17th.


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9703 times:

there are screens of the game so he probably does have it.

User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9595 times:

i will go tommarow and take some pictures of the shelf that has the copies on.

on a side note it lookes like FSX is going the way on windows, FSX requires activation.

by the way i got it from the BB by ATW


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9589 times:

MS (and many other companies) often make it look like they need activation, but legally I'm not sure they can do that. It's often a way to make people who don't know any better register when they don't need to. I would avoid it - it rarely gives the consumer any benefits.

What do people do without Internet?

I wouldn't let FSX run off to MS servers if it didn't ask first (easily blocked with a firewall) to register, which is what I suspect it does.

of course I'll need to let FSX connect to the Internet for multiplayer. But I bet the MS registration program is separate - and easily blocked separately.

[Edited 2006-10-05 01:43:45]

[Edited 2006-10-05 01:44:08]

User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9544 times:

if you did not activate, FSX would run in a trial mode

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9526 times:

Quoting CptSpeaking (Reply 4):

Sans video card. That is a decent system....

Quoting AlanCHS (Reply 8):

Yeah... not a good idea...



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

Quoting Jdl1527 (Reply 21):

Obviously I haven't tried it, but a game you bought and paid for should run out of the box, without needing internet.

Iinteresting to see when it arrives.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9196 times:

Quoting AC21365 (Reply 17):
I spoke with a manager of Game Stop today, he just came back from a meeting with Microsoft. Microsoft isn't shipping copies until the 9th. Pics of the box in your house will satisfy my curiosity, until then, I'll keep believing what I believe, that being the release date of the 17th

Went to a local Zellers store up here and they had 5 copies and i was told they have been on the shelf for a few days.

oh well.



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
25 Youngflyer : this has probably been discussed in several diffrent thread but what kind of joystick is best for FSX? Thanks Youngflyer
26 Post contains links PAHS200 : got this off the VATSIM website http://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.p...8&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 it seems that it is in Bestbuy stores
27 ATAIndy : OMG OMG, I can't wait, I want to play it sooo bad! I wonder if its in the BB's around here, too bad I can't go to one right now.
28 Yegspotter : I went to Best Buy last night, to buy my copy, and they were pulling it off the shelves as I was there. I'm guessing that Microsoft has asked Best Buy
29 Dan2002 : Man, Best Buy really screwed the pooch on this one. It was not supposed to be released until the 17th, but MS shipped out the gold copies alittle earl
30 Post contains images ATAIndy : Maybe they know what a release date is and they are just trying to make some extra . Or, maybe like you said, they are stupid.
31 JamesJimlb : i went to best buy today and they said that it doesn't go in stores until the 17 of oct.
32 YooYoo : Go to Zellers or Future Shop. As of todays it was still ont he shelves.
33 Post contains images Malaysia : I got it at Best buy today after reading this forum! I thought it would be too good to be true and felt Best Buy would pull them off, I didnt feel lik
34 Post contains images AC21365 : I stand thoroughly corrected. Unfortounately the two BB's in town here are stuck with the Oct 17th release date, so it looks like another week's wait
35 Malaysia : I finally played it, the default graphics that was given to me with my 3200+ XP and 6800GT was the crappiest. It was playable, but the settings gave m
36 YooYoo : For those of you who have the new FS, i understand that there is a utility to help install third party add-ons. Does this utility exist and if so, how
37 Post contains images ATAIndy : Hmm, at this point I have not heard an overwelming positive feedback... I hope its good on my computer -Feister
38 Csturdiv : What computer specs do those that have FSX already have? I am afraid to spend the $70 or so and not have it run the way that I want it to. My hardware
39 Dan2002 : I continue to be confused as to why people with twice the PC specs I have (I only have a 1ghz Amd athlon, 640MB ram, and a GeForceFX 5900) seem to hav
40 MartinairYYZ : It is funny, becuase "official" US release is something like the 17th, but the "official" Canadian release was on the 5th....... hahahahahaha!
41 Peteg913 : FSX doesn't come out for 8 days, I thought.
42 JAM747 : What are the new planes on FSX especially commercial planes?
43 USAFHummer : I just saw a TV ad for FSX...has Microsoft ever done TV ads for past FS versions??? I can't recall seeing one before...
44 Malaysia : My Specs 1GB Dual Channel DDR RAM at 400FSB AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton Geforce 6800GT 256MB 200MB SATA II Drive Can only play FSX with lowest settings
45 Post contains images Malaysia : I meant I went to MAX as in custom settings and setting weather to medium high and display to 100miles Thats my FS2004 setting. and I set it at 1280x1
46 Post contains images Gary2880 : 13th on amazon.CO.UK ! That`ll teach them to bring out movies in america first! Muahahaa
47 Gyojoo : I played the demo version on my system I was getting 10-15fps on everything maxed out setting. but demo was on SXM and it's pretty low-poly area compa
48 Post contains images CptSpeaking : Wow...I'm surprised by how many people can't find a happy medium for the graphics settings. With mine, it takes a while to load, but with Medium-Low t
49 JohnKrist : Suppose there will be an option with a toll free line to register FSX over the phone, like WinXP has for those who do not have an internet connection
50 Post contains images ATAIndy : lol, I guess we can let you have one release before us Ok, so I'm probably going to sound like the biggest noob ever, but how do you know your fps wh
51 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I got hold of a demo from a grey download site (you know the ones ) and it ran impeccably well on my system . Specs of it are: 2.66Gb 9200 Core Duo pr
52 Yegspotter : I managed to track down a copy of FSX Deluxe at Zellers (who would have thought that). Anyhow, thanks for the tip YooYoo..... I've only managed to muc
53 Backfire103 : Well i just got my copy. Its installing now, ill let you guys know how it plays out on my system. (P4 3.0ghz, 7800GT, 2 Gb of ram)
54 ATAIndy : Ok, so I figured out how to bring up the fps data. Heres what I got from the DEMO: (target 20fps) Actual: 10-20, most of the time above 15 Settings: A
55 Malaysia : Oh I am on Windows 2003 Server which might be an issue, but FS9 works so well on that just like XP would. I need to play around with it more on my day
56 Post contains images CptSpeaking : This is just for installation...you don't need to be online to run the game. I'm pretty sure that's what you meant, just clarifying in case not... Yo
57 YEGspotter : There is a phone in activation option - I'm not sure how it works though.... Cheers
58 Post contains images Malmoaviation : I got it today.. from torrentbytes.net
59 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Good idea
60 ShyFlyer : I seem to recall an advert some time ago. I think it was for FS2002. I only saw it one or two times though.
61 Malaysia : I found the major culprit..... But its what makes it so enjoyable! but makes my frames go to 2 FPS or so. TREES! try flying in the Amazon, I tried a f
62 CptSpeaking : I just posted TONS of screenshots on the other thread...feel free to check them out. Lots of major airports are included as requested by others...enjo
63 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I just got it... WOW there's so much lagging going on! My specs are 3,2 ghz, 2 gb ddr ram, ati radeon x600 256mb ddr graphicscard. I must be because o
64 Malmoaviation : A big and very nice surprise was the soaring flying. On one of the missions you should fly a DG800 near Eskilstuna Ekeby airfield (My soaring home fie
65 Sv2008 : I was a bit surprised that my copy arrived today (the 12th) - the UK release isn't until 27th october!!! It's from play.com if your wondering. I can't
66 Mhodgson : Mine arrived form them as well - though when I ordered, it was advertised as being the 13th, so not too early. Glad it has arrived though, normally w
67 AirPacific747 : I bought mine in a computer store here, no problem.
68 Sv2008 : I'm installing it now, it takes ages - at least 40 mins so far. Don't see anything about production activation in the manuals or on the box.
69 AirPacific747 : I got a cd-key with mine.. you have to fill it out after the installation finishes
70 Danny : No luck in Dublin. Seller was prepare to sell it but when he scanned barcode he got error message not to sell until tomorrow.
71 Mhodgson : Yup. Running pretty well on my system- most sliders above medium, except autogen which is on low (though it still makes most areas look like rainfore
72 Sv2008 : I found the activation is after you install and try to run it. This isn't like STEAM though, it's simple and quick as long as you have an open Interne
73 Post contains images Malaysia : I am looking forward to tomorrow to see if I can change my 2-5 FPS (all sliders maxed) to something else tomorrow night. My Athlon XP 4400+ X2/Nforce4
74 Post contains images AirPacific747 : So how does it play on your system? I have a P4 3,2 ghz, 7950GT, 2gb of ram, so I am curious to hear. I get around 10fps which makes me think that I
75 Sv2008 : ^ don't bother - a new PC is much more cost effective.
76 Post contains images Malaysia : I got it running now, it is now 20 FPS at all sliders maxed! yeah I did find a slight culprit, the autogen setting is what really impacts when adjuste
77 Interpaul : What about ATC in FSX? Are there any improvements over FS9. Does the spacing during approach work or do we get loads of go-arounds again? Any changes
78 Post contains images Dan2002 : Got my copy yesterday, thanks MS!
79 Backfire103 : I have had the game for a week now an still cant figure out why the jetways dont dock with the aircraft, i get baggage carts an everything but the jet
80 CptSpeaking : I'm having the same issue...also I'm wondering where the wing flex is on the glider...I was doing some soaring last night and the wings were drooping
81 AirPacific747 : I do get that wing flexing. Maybe your graphics settings are too low?
82 Sv2008 : press ctrl-j?
83 Post contains links and images Jwenting : Here's some pictures:
84 AirPacific747 : Jwenting, Nice pics! What fps do you get and what's your PC specs?
85 Post contains images Malmoaviation : Has anyone flown the mission where you fly the 737 from LAS to Area51? You get several...well, surprises on that mission I have 7 hours now on FSX
86 AirPacific747 : I tried it quickly but didnt have time to complete it
87 Jwenting : I'm using a Core Duo 3.2 with 2GB RAM and a GF7600GT (256MB PCI-E), SB Fx-i whatever soundcard, 17" TFT at 1280x1024. Getting 10-15 fps most times, ex
88 AirPacific747 : Sounds like the same as me then. I can get from 2fps to 30fps depending on what I am doing but it is mostly around 12-15fps. I am amazed though becau
89 Sv2008 : No, a dual core doesn't double performance like that. It depends on what your doing, but FSX doesn't even support Dual core......I would guess (I don
90 CptSpeaking : Yeah that was a neat mission...easy enough though... I really enjoyed the Yukatat Mail Run and Dutch Harbor Approach...that one really tests piloting
91 AirPacific747 : Okay that's less than I thought. Well if FS isn't supporting Dual Core technology, then what kind of computer do you need to run FSX?!!?!!? I really
92 Sv2008 : It'll probably make the FPS worst. Vista uses up more resources so FSX will have less. When MS say it's better for Vista, what they mean is, in the f
93 David L : But presumably with dual core some of the non-FS tasks can be shared, which should help FS performance?
94 United_Fan : Did they fix spacing of ai on approach ?
95 Sv2008 : From what I've read about this, yes, they can, but usually they aren't significant. I've got into the habit a long time ago (from having a 486/DX100)
96 Jwenting : What I normally do is force everything except FS into one core, put FS in the other. FSX supposedly uses dual core technology for some low priority ta
97 Malaysia : I agree, Well I am running an Athlon X2 4400+ dual core and a Geforce 7950GT and used 1GB DDR400 Ram. I just ordered 2GB dual channel low latency ram
98 Malaysia : The New Bangkok Airport is not even in FSX Deluxe. I could not find it in the directory.
99 Post contains images David L : True but I was thinking more of the dozens of Windows tasks going on in the background. Interesting that you can do that. Even if the Windows tasks w
100 Jwenting : When was it opened? The scenery database isn't up to date to the moment of release, it's probably data from sometime last year.
101 Malaysia : September 28th, but its kinda silly since the airport physically was around for long and had a schedule to open. I am sure MS should have included it
102 Jwenting : If it wasn't open it wasn't in the data they use (which is provided by Jep). Airports (except the few high detail ones) aren't created by hand, they'r
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