USAFHummer
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FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:05 pm

Hello,

Ive recently ordered my college laptop, and I was wondering how well FS2K2 might run on it...the specs are:

Dell Inspiron 8500
P4 2.2 ghz
512 MB RAM
64MB GeForce2 video card

Would I be able to get high frame rates (at least 30 fps) with all detail and scenery settings on max???

Thanks,
Greg
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brianhames
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RE: FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:12 pm

Should run like (mike meyers on "coffee talk" accent) butta (/mike meyers on "coffee talk" accent)

My PC is a P4 2.0gHz, 512mb RAM, and I used to have a 64mb GeForce 3 I think it was, but now have the ATI RADEON 9700PRO. But the 64mb card ran in the high 20s and low 30s for fps. So you should be good.

Should be able to run FS Century of Flight pretty well too when that comes out this summer. Hooyah.

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RE: FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:36 pm

What's that fascination with framerates?
Just to disspell the magic, I don't get over 25 on average on a P4-2.4 with 1.5GB RAM and a GF4-Ti4200 card with 128MB on board.
And I don't have everything maxed out...
Only places I do get 50+ is over flat deserts at FL350 in a default 777.

Might be because I have worldwide 100m mesh (with 30m for the entire US and most of Europe), dense landclass for Europe and the US, highdensity replacement ground and cloud textures, realweather (ActiveSky) and aircraft like the PSS 747 and RFP 747 that are what I usually use...

I don't care, because it's fluent and looks great. In my experience anything over 10 is acceptable in dense areas, anything over 15 on average is good.
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RE: FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:58 pm

I find that low frame rates affect my ability to control the aircraft...my old FS platform was FS98 on a PIII 450 mhz...Voodoo video card...128 MB RAM I think...I would find that about 25-30 fps was satisfactory for control purposes...any lower and the simulator became jerky and difficult to control...

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RE: FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sat Apr 19, 2003 4:49 pm

That was true on FS98 and FS2000, but no more.
Even at under 10 FS2002 can be quite controllable, and sometimes you can get jerky responses with 30fps (though exceedingly rare in any regime).
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RE: FS2K2 And My Next Computer..

Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:46 am

FS2K2 is CPU-bound, so a 2.2Ghz P4 should do fine. Loading times might be slow as laptop HDDs usually are only 5400rpm.

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