ly772
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FS2002 - Worth It?

Tue Jan 15, 2002 11:53 pm

Okay I have an iMac and I finally moving to the dark side (getting a PC) and I am going to get FS2k2...this will be my first Flight Sim and I really wanna become a good pilot..any suggestions?  Big thumbs up
 
planespotterx
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 1:10 am

buy it, definitely, well worth your money if your into graphics and realistic flying, FS2002 well better than Fly! or flight unlim... take it from me, ive got it  Smile
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dc-10 levo
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:01 am

Yep!
I have it too and it'll blow you away!
BUT . . . . .
Just make sure you get the right PC.
Don't go out and buy a 1GB 8mb RAM and 8Mb Graphics card as you'll need to do a lot of upgrading!

Here are the minimum requirments:
Windows 98/ME -64mb RAM
Or
Windows 2000/XP - But must have 128mb RAM.

300 Mhz processor

750MB Hard drive

8mb/3D Accelerator card. But believe me, to get the best graphics, go for a 32mb or even a 64MB!

Good luck!

DC-10
 
crank
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 2:11 am

I wouldn't suggest buying a PC under 1 ghz, 256 MB RAM, 32 MB Graphics card for fs2002
 
ly772
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 3:14 am

I will have a Pentium 4 with 1.8 Ghz, 256 MB Ram, 64 MB Graphics card!

Is it hard to learn to fly(on FS)???

Any tips? (Which aircraft or airport)

My friend told me O'Hare is great for landing.
 
planespotterx
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 4:49 am

i suggest you start out in the 182s and gradually work up in stages cessna-learjet-boeings, if i were you, id get a little bit used to VFR/IFR flying as well, as it comes in extremely useful later on.
dont worry about not being the greatests, we all started off that way, i have well over 1000 flying hours in FS (i tend to stay away from the extras/sopwith and schweizer) and stick with the more Friendly aircraft to fly.
i suggest using a joystick too (2 weeks ago id rather die than use a joystick, but now id swear by one) you just have to get used to using one, i did keyboard flying for most of my flying, but now joystick flying is much more better, better response, better feel etc.
if u want ne flying tips, im your guy  Smile
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GRZ-AIR
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 11:16 pm

If want it realistic..get a Flight-Yoke..I have one and I love it , if you want a Joystick be sure to get a "Digital" one such as the MS SIDEWINDER etc..because they are very precise...you dont have to calibrate them. Also , start of with the Cessnas , they are easy to fly , also I think the 737 is quite easy, that what I remember but I "flightsim" since the 98 came out...thousands of hours.

Well..have fun
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eal401
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RE: FS2002 - Worth It?

Wed Jan 16, 2002 11:58 pm

Agree with GRZ-AIR on the aircraft. I love the Cessna's particularly the Caravan which can be a real beast at times. In FS2k2, steer clear for the 182RG and Learjet in particular as they have just been dumped straight in from FS2k, no virtual cockpits and they don't look as good. Also the Lear is practically unflyable. I commonly use the Cessna's or the Orbit 737.

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