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When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:30 pm

So many (most?) of us here have FSX although still use FS9 for most of our flying.

So when will you switch to FSX?

Me, basically when I can easily (Adobe style) get some AI. FSX runs pretty well and most of the planes I like to fly are ready for it, its just lacking that quality of real AI that I get in FS9.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:40 pm

I've had FSX for three months.

In FS9 I used to simulate real world airlines and mainly fly the PMDG 737.

Now, I fly helicopters and complete the missions. Most of the stuff I do is VFR flying. Maybe.....when PMDG release another 737/757 for FSX then I'll get back to IFR flying.

Usage of FS9 in the first five months of 2006 was about 220 hours.
Usage of FSX in the first five months of 2007 is about 35 hours
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:02 pm

I'm making the switch after orientation at UT, where I will get my UT ID card, and then can buy XP really cheap to put on my new Macbook. haha... Although, I'm too sure how well the graphics card in the Macbook will handle FSX =

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:20 pm

I've had FSX for a few months now and I have to say I'm using it far more than I ever did FS9.

SKAI Traffic runs brilliantly on it, the only thing lacking is UK2000 airports at the moment, but there will be an update for that soon.

I do more VFR flying now than I used to before, simply because the quality is so much better. When the addon manufacturers get their fingers out and we get more airliners released then I may well revert to more airliner flying, but I'm really enjoying flying Twin Otters, bizjets and light aircraft at the moment.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:16 pm

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 2):

I think your macbook explode! if it runs FSX!

I'v had FSX for a few months now while the graphics look nice and the interface is easier to work with. You really need a beefy machine to run it. Hopefully the new direct X ten cards will run FSX better. You pretty much need one damn beefy graphics card to run FSX on max settings to get adequate performance.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:06 am

I bought the deluxe version when it came out - For some reason my Drive will not read the 2nd dvd properly so having changed it once where I bought it I gave up.
I will be investing in a new PC soon and I plan to get a custom build with a superior graphics and processors set up. I suspect that PDMG will have released the 747x and fingers crossed the MD11 by then.
I am still enjoying FS9 and use a meljet model /pss 777 panel merge for the majority of my flights which so I will probably miss that when I upgrade.

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:47 pm

Since the Level D 767 came out and i have my gatwick fsx scenery i think im going to switch full time to FSX for transatlantic flights. But for flying say 737s for slipstream airways ill stick with fs9 till pmdg comes out with the 737 and 744 series.
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:06 pm

I got it about two months after it came out, because apparently my PC could run it. Well preferring not to fly with 2FPS I have switched back to FS9, until;

* I get a machine capable of handling it
* More aircraft become available (freeware and payware)
* More AI is available (with good models)

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:45 am

I have yet to purchase it. I will wait until I hear more positive than negative about FSX. My computer also needs a major upgrade prior to the purchase aswell. Hopefully by the end of the year, I will be able to check it out.

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:22 am

I bought it before it was even officially released (thank-you Future Shop and I hope that the employee who made that mistake has been promoted! Big grin ), but my system won't hack it, so I doubt I'll be using it until at least next year. But for some reason, I doubt many of us will use it because by the time the hardware and the add-on's have caught up with FSX it'll be time for FS11 to come out.
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:52 am

When I buy a Geforce 8800GTX.
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:52 am

I am starting orders in a couple months to build a new PC and it will have FSX in stead f my FS9.
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:36 am

This Week !!!! haha

I just got a Macbook Pro 15 inch with the 2.4 GHZ processor, now I have to install boot camp....sigh!

My old computer couldn't even play FS haha cause its a older Mac! Big grin
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:28 am

My PC is new, but not good enough to run FSX, so I'll keep FS9, until I will buy a new PC.. Ok, FSX got some features, I miss at FS9, but that doesn't matter...
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:14 am

I purchased the Deluxe edition when it first came out and installed it on my system. It's much too slow and I'm perfectly happy with my FS9 and all the add-ons. They run fine with my P4, 2048 RAM and 256Mb nVidia card. So the short answer is probably at least another year from now.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:01 pm

Never. Primarily because of its colossal lameness, but also because I'm finding myself increasingly less interested in simming.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:38 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
of us here have FSX although still use FS9 for most of our flying.

Bought It
Flew It
Uninstaled it
Installed FS9

All in 1 week  Smile
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:45 am

Yes, sadly I am regretting the install of FSX...I even have Vista and a moderate machine. I may uninstall FSX and go back to FS9, until I can "download" several grand for a new, high-end machine capable of running FSX  sarcastic 
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:01 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 17):
Yes, sadly I am regretting the install of FSX...I even have Vista and a moderate machine. I may uninstall FSX and go back to FS9, until I can "download" several grand for a new, high-end machine capable of running FSX sarcastic

Or I will just wait for the same dam computers to be half the price two years from now like i am : )
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:53 pm

I will never switch to FSX. FS9 is imo superior product.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:43 am

My brother has it... and I admit it blows FS9 away. But.....

MY PC CAN'T RUN IT =[ I'm looking into upgrading though, as my PC has gotta be 2 years old... at least. I'm surprised it runs FS9, to be honest.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:28 am

Never!!



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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:26 am

When I buy a Gforce 8800GTX

(currently have an ATI1950XTX, and it runs FSX at 5 FPS with anything that looks cool)

Better start saving, Its $650
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:25 pm

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):
I got it about two months after it came out, because apparently my PC could run it. Well preferring not to fly with 2FPS I have switched back to FS9, until;

* I get a machine capable of handling it
* More aircraft become available (freeware and payware)
* More AI is available (with good models)

I really can't add anything to these sentiments!
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:59 pm

With a little bit of thinking what is important and what isn't for me, I get suitable 18 fps (there I set the limit ) almost everywhere on an AMD 3000+ and a GF 8600GS.

There is a handful of airports where this cannot be achieved, and I have to reduce scenery below normal, autogen also to sparse. AI traffic my system can handle up to 300 aircrafts around me easily, the models don't take any toll, it is just the tracking that limits it.

The biggest killer to frames I found are the jetways ( besides the ground traffic ), once these are reduced I have no performance problem.

Yes, I changed 9 months ago...
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:21 am

I will switch some time in the next couple of weeks, as I am upgrading my hardware this week.

These are some of the new specs:

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 8MB cache
RAM Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G 2 x 1GB 667MHz DDR2
Hard Drive Seagate 320GB SATA drive
Graphics XFX 8800GTS 320MB 1.6GHz PCIe
Monitor Acer AL2216WD 22" Wide Big grin
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

The only thing that I am worried about is whether I should go for the 64-bit version of Vista (does anyone know if this will make a difference, particularly when DX10 comes out)?

I have spent many hundreds if not thousands of hours building up and flying in FS9, so will need to make the commitment to starting all over again. There is a good chance that i will install FS9 with all my mods on the new system as well anyway.

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:24 am

About a month ago...


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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:16 am

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 2):
graphics card in the Macbook

There is none.

Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory

Good luck.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:48 am

I will probably switch over to FSX when I get a brand new state of the art computer -- sure my computer COULD play FSX now, but it would be slow and stuff. FS9 I can play nice and comfortably.

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:48 am

Quoting Blackbird (Reply 28):
brand new state of the art computer

Theres an oxymoron if I've ever seen one.

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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:13 pm

Quote:
The only thing that I am worried about is whether I should go for the 64-bit version of Vista (does anyone know if this will make a difference, particularly when DX10 comes out)?

Well im not shure if there is any differnce between the 64bit and 32bit but i think the 64-bit is for the Newest of the new and hasnt really gone into full efect cause basically you need like top of the line CPU and like 3-4gb of ram. The directx10 just came out and isnt going anywhere fast there are only a couple cards out and basically x10 is like wireless N its going to be out for like 2 years but it wont be standard until 3-4 years. This is just my 2cents.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting Md11fan (Reply 30):
Quote:
The only thing that I am worried about is whether I should go for the 64-bit version of Vista (does anyone know if this will make a difference, particularly when DX10 comes out)?

Well im not shure if there is any differnce between the 64bit and 32bit but i think the 64-bit is for the Newest of the new

As far as I can tell, there's no good reason for most home users to install the 64-bit version unless they need the extra security and have collossal amounts of RAM. The 32-bit version will let you install drivers and software not trusted by Microsoft while the 64-bit version will not. The 64-bit version will also not run 16-bit programmes. If you're confident there are signed Vista drivers for all your hardware and you don't want to run any 16-bit programmes then you might consider using the 64-bit version.
 
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RE: When Will You Switch To FSX?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:18 pm

I have owned FSX for a little over a year, and Acceleration for a few months. My Dell Vostro 200 runs it brilliantly, and I can set the graphics and all that really high without it slowing the computer down. I, for one, am glad I have FSX.
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