klm672
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Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:45 am

So its been forever since I got an add-on that came in a box on a Cd so I'd like to ask for one for my birthday. I often had to travel with OH and ASA on the CRJ and have looked at Wilco's CRJ 2004. Is it any good? What about the other B777 and b767 add-ons that they have? I am not to techincal so something that makes u pay for a lot of the dials and features that i might not use wouldn't be worth it. What I do like are the wing views and an autoland would be cool.
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Andre
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:20 am

I would avoid payware aircraft in general if you're not into buttons and dials. The Wilco CRJ is a decent product, but it sounds like it's beyond your range.

I'd look at some scenery or traffic programs.

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Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:06 pm

you should try to understand how an FMC works, it will make FS so much more fun, and you'll love it once you get to know how to use it. It is not more than a couple of months ago since I learned how to use it. I didn't want to read 80 pages about how to use an FMC in the pmdg manual, so I just tried using it and slowly figured out how it worked. Now I refuse to fly an aircraft if an FMC isn't included  Smile

Also if you like the CRJ, please check out www.projectopensky.com they have some awesome freeware models
 
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Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:07 am

The PMDG 737 or the Level D 763 are the ones i would buy.Don't worry to much about the FMC you can just enter the IACO 4 letter code into the FMC for depature and arrival.e.g EGLL(enter top l fmc)-KLAX(top r fmc) put in a flight no.(1234) then go to page 2 and enter the KLAX into top r fmc then press 2 more buttons activate the FMC.The reason i do this is when my pc crashes i lose all the information i put into the fmc so i put in the least i can get away with.
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:39 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 2):
Now I refuse to fly an aircraft if an FMC isn't included Smile

Yeah same here, it seems a lot more realistic and fun with the FMC involved!
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting A330Fan (Reply 4):

Yeah same here, it seems a lot more realistic and fun with the FMC involved!

yes, and if you have a routeplanner it gets even more fun, because then you are programming in a route with VOR's that is realistic, instead of just flying directly
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:49 am

so with the FMC stuff aside (i will prob. get into that) is the CRJ 2004 a good program to get? In terms of sounds, realism etc?
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 6):
so with the FMC stuff aside (i will prob. get into that) is the CRJ 2004 a good program to get? In terms of sounds, realism etc?

I think you are better off with the freeware models at www.projectopensky.com if you don't feel like paying for addons, but idk though, because I have not tried CRJ2004.. I can also recommend Level D 767 and PMDG 737 & 747
 
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Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:30 am

I'd get the ERJ before the CRJ.

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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:38 am

Hey when is your Bday? If you don't mind my asking.

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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:27 pm

June 10th. Can you guys tell me anything about Level-D 767 then? It looks really good.
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:54 pm

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 10):
June 10th

Dang boy! Be patient! LOL  Smile My birthday's May 9th.

KPDX  Smile
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:52 pm

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 10):
June 10th. Can you guys tell me anything about Level-D 767 then? It looks really good.

It is really good! you won't regret buying it! I promise!
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:12 am

Yeah I know its still a few months away. I was going to buy it but me being on little money told the parents "I might buy this add-on for my flight simulator" Them; Oh, how much is it? Me: $39.95 (or whatever it was) them: "just wait for your birthday we'll get it for you"
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting KPDX (Reply 11):
Dang boy! Be patient! LOL Smile My birthday's May 9th.

Ha I win mine is May 2nd. KLM672 do you mind if I ask something?


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klm672
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:34 am

Nick, I guess you leave me no choice (ok u did but i'll forever wonder what the question is), go ahead and ask.

[Edited 2006-04-22 03:35:24]
 
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Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:35 pm

HA...HA... very funny KLM. OK here's my question do any of you have any of the Professional stuff (707 or there 727) and/or any Captain Sim (Legendary) stuff?

Thanks,
Nick
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:56 pm

KLM672 - If you are looking for a payware addon then you will probably be learning all about the FMC, Autopilot, etc. If you dont feel like doing this then I would suggest just staying with the freeware stuff. I have the PMDG 737-800/900 and the Professional A340/330. They are so much more fun to fly with the FMC. I now have a really hard time going back to the freeware aircraft. The FMC adds a whole new dimension to the flying.

Lastordu - I have the Professional A330/340. They flightdeck is very good, but the visual image is not as good as the PMDG. If you are looking for an airbus addon then the Professional is a good choice though. The 707 and the 727 and the B777-200LR look really good. But PMDG is best!!!

Dang! A lot of people have B-days in May. Then I'll just add to it. My B-day is May 10th. haha

Hope this answers some of your questions.

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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:21 pm

Thanks, wow you should've just asked Nick. I thought it was going to be a personal question or something and...no I don't.
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:15 am

So i went ahead and ordered the Level-D, I sure hope its worth the $50!
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 19):
So i went ahead and ordered the Level-D, I sure hope its worth the $50!

it is! if you bought the boxed version, you'll get a dvd with the add-on

[Edited 2006-04-22 23:13:12]
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:16 am

I know exactly what you need!

Go to sky-decks.com and get their panels. They have a CRJ Panel for 14.95 USD and a 737NG Panel for 12.95. They also both come with aircraft, even though the airplanes are freeware. These two panels are extremely easy to use and I enoy them a lot. You can see a review of them at my website www.gamingreviews-online.com . Click on the PC Games link at the homepage.
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:27 am

yeah i got the box version i have my fs on a diff computer (not connected to the net). Thats cool it comes with a DVD it makes me feel better. I hope i won't be completely lost not ordering the big manuel that came with it. ..?
 
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RE: Best Add-on To Get For My Bday

Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:18 pm

Quoting KLM672 (Reply 19):
So i went ahead and ordered the Level-D, I sure hope its worth the $50!

It will absolutely be worth it, I can guaratee that. Plus Level-D are currently working on a Boeing 757 and I'm sure that one will be as kickass, maybe even better, than their 767.  bigthumbsup 

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