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Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:54 am

I've had FS2004 for a while now (and love it!), and I have a few add-ons for it... Abacus' A380, WWII Carrier Ops and Chopper Havoc, and also Just Flight's Traffic 2004. Now I don't exactly have a ton of money to just go get any computer game/sim/add-on that I want when I want, so I needed some advice. Is Microsoft coming out with FS2006? If so, when should I expect some good add-ons (like Traffic 2004 that gives me a ton of different airlines/planes)? Or should I get Traffic 2005 when it comes out in August, and install it in place of T04? I was also considering getting Abacus' FS Repaint tool, even though it crashed on me previously and deleted my HP plane which I was nearly done completing, which in turn caused me to get pissed and throw it out. Just wondering. What are your suggestions?
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:29 am

FS2006 will come but we'll have to wait until 2007 for the release.
So it would be a good choice to continue improving your FS2k4.
In my opinion T05 wouldn't be necessary since there should be no changes versus the 2004 version. I would recommend some more addons like the PMDG 737 or the Level D 767. If you're more into smaller planes the AFG or Flight 1 Pilatus PC-12 might be a good choice as well.
 
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:59 am

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 1):
PMDG 737 or the Level D 767

What's a good site to go look at these add ons? The only stuff I've seen is stuff like the Just Flight or Abacus website. And all they have in the stores where I live are the Abacus add-ons...
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:12 am

The PMDG is in the shops, try this:

http://www.precisionmanuals.com/

The Level D 767 can only be purchased from them... I think (?)

http://www.leveldsim.com/sevensix_home.asp

Have you tried browsing through Just Flight? Lots of good stuff there:

http://www.justflight.com

Or

http://www.simmarket.com

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:13 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 2):
The only stuff I've seen is stuff like the Just Flight or Abacus website. And all they have in the stores where I live are the Abacus add-ons...

Sugar, I really should read before posting links, sorry......... Big grin
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:21 am

Thanks Gofly. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Here's a question again.... Where can I find an add-on WITH a large variety of real-world airlines, where the liveries are realistic (with somewhat sharp resolution) and the flight decks are airliner-unique? With Traffic '04 I get a ton of airlines, but all I have is a 737 flightdeck when I use one of their planes. That sucks when I'm trying to fly a 747, or when I try and use an MD 11 and I can shut down two of the engines, but the tail engine keeps running.
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:30 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 5):
Where can I find an add-on WITH a large variety of real-world airlines, where the liveries are realistic (with somewhat sharp resolution) and the flight

That is a difficult one, as far as I'm aware, there isn't any. There are a few aircraft packages, but usually the freeware models are better.

If you tell me the aircraft you want, I'll give you some links to the best (IMHO) models/panels/sounds. That way you can get what you want, and for free.

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:50 am

Anything and everything as far as airliners go.
737
747
757
767
777
(wishfull thinking-787)

A310/12/18/19/20/21/30/40

ATR 42/72

Embraer ERJ
Bombardier CRJ

MD-80, MD-11, DC-9/10
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:04 am

Greyhound : try www.avsim.com

Great range of freeware planes there. And there are some 787 downloads there beleive it or not.

For the 737 search for Kittyhawk's 737-800 models , they're very good.
For the 747 , get projectopensky's(POSKY) models available on avsim and www.projectopensky.com. Very good model
For ther 757 , I would also recommend Projectopensky's(POSKY) model on avsim and their site. Again , very high quality model from them.
For the 767 , either iFDG (www.ifdg.net) or on avsim...You could also download Projectopensky's 767 version 4.
For the 777 , I'd recommend MelJet's version. Superb model.

A310 I wouldnt know  Smile

For the whole A318/A319/A320/A321 family , go to www.ifdg.net . The best A32X models on the web.

FOr the A330 and A340 try projectopensky's model , superb quality. Also can be found on avsim.

ATR42/72 only a good payware version , Flight1.

ERJ - Dreamwings freeware , search on avsim.

CRJ - Try Projectopensky's model , again very good.

MD-80 and DC-9 , get SGA's model. You can get excellent sounds along with them. Check for their downloads on avsim.

DC-10 , no real good models but SGA/FFX's one is OK.

MD-11 , superb models from ifdf , just do a search on avsim for the MD-11 and you should get good results.

I also recommend Erick Cantu's amazing 727. Just search "Vistaliners" in the avsim search.

Sound packages and panels can be found for these aircrafts in the sound section and panel section on avsim in the search. Alot of textures and repaints can also be found.

These are the best freeware aircraft I can suggest.

Happy simming!

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:16 am

757:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...767_panel.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...nd_146661.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

767:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...767_panel.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...nd_146661.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

777:
Model: http://www.meljet.com/
Panel: (Not personally sure) Take your pick: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...&Sort=Name&ScanMode=0&Page=1&Go=Go
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...m=b777_ge.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

747:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...m=7474cj2.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...r211-524g.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

A32X:
Model: http://www.ifdg.net/moderndl.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...0km_panel.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...m56_sound.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

A330:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...0km_panel.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...0_engines.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

A340:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...m=340_fs9.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...d_package.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

ATR: Sorry, not sure about that, a payware one exists though  Smile

Embraer:
Model: http://dreamwingsdesign.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=19
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...rm=erj_pn.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...70_sounds.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:23 am

CRJ:
Model: http://www.projectopensky.com/downloads-index.php
Panel: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...crj_panel.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...chTerm=bombardier&CatID=fs2004snds

MD11:
Model: http://www.ifdg.net/moderndl.php
Panel: ermmm..... sorry!
Sound: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?...soundpack.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search

Fokker:
All: http://fokker.avsim.net/

737 is more difficult, search for FFX and Kittyhawk on AVSIM.

For the MD80/DC9/DC-10 search for SGA (Same for the A310/A300)

Have fun, If you have any problems installing them, let us know! Big grin

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:24 am

Ah sh......oot, Zak beat me to it! Big grin
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:44 am

Just a note:

Do not try to fly the aardvark models, they are hideous! Only for use with AI traffic!

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:24 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 11):
Ah sh......oot, Zak beat me to it!

 Big grin

Hope that helped Greyhound  Smile

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:22 am

Holy crap !!!

umm...could you guys be more specific? j/k  Wink

Great info !!
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:32 pm

For the A300 search for either the SGA model or Aerodesign on www.avsim.com.
There are loads of repaints for them....!!

The A310...check out www.hnac.org !!!!
Or www.avsim.com again and search for Harald Nehring....

As for a panel on the A310 / A300-600....check avsim again for a hnac panel!!!!!

For the SGA A300B2/B4...there is a great panel by Benoit Gerault (???)

They are great!!!!


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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:53 am

I have another question... Looking at www.justflight.com I found a couple add ons and I was wondering what your opinions were on them.

World Airports 2
737 Next Generation (I know there's another add on somewhere that goes with this one.)
Airliner Pilot

Any thoughts on what these are like? Thanks

Oh, and I've got to add... where is the best repainting tool I could find that would not crash on me and delete my work? I'm looking for cd-rom based products, since I can't download anything (no internet at home).

[Edited 2005-06-30 18:55:21]
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:42 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 16):
World Airports 2

I've been using this for so long I can't remember what the default airports were like - perhaps someone else has installed it more recently

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 16):
737 Next Generation

Is this the PMDG 737-800/900? If so, it's an add-on for the 737-600/700. You need to have the 600/700 before you can add the 800-900, which has some improvements as well as the two new types.
 
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:39 am

Quoting David L (Reply 17):
Is this the PMDG 737-800/900? If so, it's an add-on for the 737-600/700. You need to have the 600/700 before you can add the 800-900, which has some improvements as well as the two new types.

I've seen both, and I've known that the 600/700 was required if you're going to get the 800/900. I was just hoping to find someone that's used those to tell me what they were like. Will the different airlines included also be included in the FS if I allready have Traffic 2004 installed? I saw some screenshots of the 600/700 and 800/900 and I was impressed with those at least. And what exactly was World Airports 2 like? I've heard of some of the features, but they do only apply to a small handful of airports, and I'm also not sure how it would interract with my T04... Since the exit doors don't open on my aircraft, neither do any cargo bays.
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:03 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 18):
I've heard of some of the features, but they do only apply to a small handful of airports, and I'm also not sure how it would interract with my T04...

It should work well with T04, as full AFCADS should be included in the scenery.

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:52 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 19):
It should work well with T04, as full AFCADS should be included in the scenery

Thanks.. another question though... do you know much about Ultimate Traffic? I was looking at it, and while it looked interesting, how does it compare v. T04? And of the 3, which one looks best-- T04, T05 (when it comes out) or UT?
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:56 am

I just thought of another question...

With Airliner Pilot... can I fly for ANY particular airline (like if I wanted HP, WN or F9) or is it just relegated to only a small handful?
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:30 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 20):
Thanks.. another question though... do you know much about Ultimate Traffic? I was looking at it, and while it looked interesting, how does it compare v. T04? And of the 3, which one looks best-- T04, T05 (when it comes out) or UT?

I can't really help you with UT, as I have T04 like you. However, in T04 the traffic is instant, whereas in UT you have to compile your own schedules.

I'm sure somebody who uses UT will be able to help you a bit more! Big grin

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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:27 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 22):
whereas in UT you have to compile your own schedules.

So I could create my own schedules... instead of allready having them? That actually sounds interesting. I have tried to add/delete flights with T04 but I never really see the end result of that, since just because in T04 there may be a schedule like this:

HP A320 Flt. #304 FL=320 Dep PHX 0850 Arr LAS 0950

doesn't mean that if I'm sitting there at PHX waiting to see this flight take off at its listed time (or at least start to taxi) that it will happen. It just seems to me that T04 traffic just goes on a random timetable. I wonder, will T05 have the capability of letting you add flights from point a to point b where YOU can decide frequency/times? Because you can't really specify day/time for each flight. Depending on what you listed as your desired turnaround time is what the tool gives you as far as # of flights and what times they depart. Like if I want 3 flights, SEA-PHX every day, one leaving at 0810, one at 1300, and one at 1900, it doesn't work that way... it'll give me some oddball times where the last flight doesn't arrive in PHX until 0310 the next day.
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RE: Advice Needed On What To Get Next.....

Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:09 am

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 18):
I was just hoping to find someone that's used those to tell me what they were like.

They're superb! Best virtual cockpit I think I've ever used (on the 800/900, anyway), loads of working switches, buttons and levers. There have been a few Tech/Ops discussions recently about starting an aircraft up from cold and dark and about shutting it down - I don't think any of the steps are missing from the PMDG experience. You can use ctrl-e, of course! You might also want to check out FS2Crew - a virtual copilot for the PMDG 737, which is a pretty neat idea.

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 18):
Will the different airlines included also be included in the FS if I allready have Traffic 2004 installed?

If you mean, can the PMDG airlines be applied to AI aircraft, then I can't help as I haven't got involved with AI. I just let FS Traffic do its thing.

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