F9Animal
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Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:49 am

I have read a few posts that Windows Vista works with FS2004. How about add ons like the PMDG 737, Ultimate Traffic by flight one, and Captain Sim 727? I just got a new computer, and before trying to reinstall, I thought I would ask ahead first. I have FSX and it works fine, but I can't afford all the add ons I want right now, so I am thinking about reverting to my FS2004 in the meantime.


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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:59 am

Many addons have problems with user access control and some other weird security settings. I have two disks in my computer, installed XP and all pre Vista software on one and Vista and new software only on the other, and am happy with this setup.
 
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:38 am

I would suggest you getting back in FS9 and XP as well. My HDD is shared in two parts. He use Vista (crap in my opinion) and in other hand I use XP (satisfied with it  Smile).
I have tried playing FS9 on Vista but it occurs so many problems.

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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:07 pm

Even FSX is faster under XP than under Vista, unless you switch on DX10 preview and have a good card and drivers - but there are no addons for the DX10 preview but very very few...
 
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:33 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 2):
I have tried playing FS9 on Vista but it occurs so many problems.

What kind of problems I'm just curious?? I use FS9 with Vista and have had no problems at least not yet.

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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:46 am



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 4):
What kind of problems I'm just curious?? I use FS9 with Vista and have had no problems at least not yet.

FX1816

Will any of your addons work on FS9 running Vista?
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F9Animal
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:26 am

This is what I just got, and wondered what you think regarding it working on Vista. I can always go back to XP, but I would prefer to stay with Vista since I am getting used to it. I just bought FS2004 again, because my 4th disk broke. I found this bundled package to go with it!


The following add-on software comes in the bundle:

1. PC Aviator Mega City USA 2005 San Francisco

2. Flight 1 Ultimate Traffic for Microsoft Flight Simulator

3. PC Aviator MegaScenery USA 2004 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Volume 3

4. Abacus Airbus A380 Add-on for MSFS 2004

5. PMDG Boeing 737 NG 600/700 Add-on for MSFS 2004

6. Just Flight Boeing 727 Professional add-on for MSFS 2004
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Burkhard
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:57 am

That's a strange bundle, having so severe competitors bundled makes me think. Either times for FS9 software are worse than even I assume, or ...
 
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:08 am



Quoting FX1816 (Reply 4):
What kind of problems I'm just curious?? I use FS9 with Vista and have had no problems at least not yet.

FX1816

It occurs many FPS problems...  Sad

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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:56 pm

Just an update for everyone. Everything works flawlessly! In fact, everything runs like a dream. I still have FSX installed, and will use it every now and then.

Next question...

Is there a download to not have to use disk 4 to run FS9?
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:43 pm



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 6):
6. Just Flight Boeing 727 Professional add-on for MSFS 2004

I run FS9, PSS Just Flight 777 Pro, with Vista on a laptop computer and it does just fine. (Although when I start up a flight sometimes, FS9 crashes and have to restart.) It all depends on the force, memory, and video/graphics capability your machine has in order for everything to fly. No pun intended.

Good luck,
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:04 am

Yes, there is what they call a "no CD crack". Just Google it and you'll find plenty of links. It's really easy to do. Here's a link you can check out...

http://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads-file-769-details.html

Hope this helps...
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RE: Windows Vista And FS2004 Add Ons

Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:38 am

FS9 on Vista works fine. I am using it on Vista Ultimate x64 without any problems so far. All addons I tried worked fine as well.

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