Thomsonfly
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Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:03 pm

Hello!
OK it's official, my flight sim needs a make over! I love flying and aircraft that I fly are not a problem at all. What is, is the realism of the whole experience. I have looked through peoples screenshots and videos on youtube and I am looking at certain products which will help me get more from flying.

I have to admit I know nothing about AI traffic and/or how it works but it would be really good to start seeing airports busier with real airlines. Are there any programs out there which takes out the complications of digging through file after file to get traffic that isn't made up?

Secondly, scenery. My airports are defult, as is the land I fly over. Can anybody reccomend scenery products which will bring my airports to life? Eg airbridges, ground cars, catering trucks etc? I noticed one person even had trucks and cars driving around the permiter of the airport and down city streets?! The only place I get driven is up the wall when I go back to flying in the land of the dead!

Sorry if all this seems very basic stuff, I just need a little shove in the right direction and really make my flight sim as real as it gets.

Any help would greatly be appreciated
Mark

PS I use FX9 (2004)
 
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:16 pm

First, if your computer is powerful enough, go to the display settings and put all the sliders all the way to the right. (or as far right as you can decently push them while keeping your computer alive).

Quoting Thomsonfly (Thread starter):
scenery

If you want freeware: see www.avsim.com (haven't visited it since the library is back up - see other threads around here), www.flightsim.com (both of these require a free user account), simviation.com .

A nice little place is also http://walhalla.mine.nu/fs2004.php .

Can't help you for payware though.

Hope this helps.  Smile
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:35 pm

www.worldofai.com

Great AI traffic packages, and it has an installer that makes things a lot easier.
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:39 pm

For payware sceneries, I highly recommend FlyTampa. To see the quality of their scenery before buying anything, they have a freeware BOS on avsim. You can get it at this link.
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:28 am

I always just download free scenery off Avsim or Flightsim.com whenever I'm flying somewhere new. Or if you don't want to use scenery, you can jsut download AFCADs which just add more gates & spaces to your "dead" airports. And I use WOAI, it's brilliant.

have fun  Smile
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:21 pm

Hi there,
Download some scenery from Avsim.com and/or Flightsim.com. Pick your favorite spot or a far away place to fly. As others have said, I was much like you, wasn't into AI because it was too complicated but I found World of AI about a year ago and it has changed my flying experience! It does all the installing for you.

I also recommend FS Passengers: http://www.fspassengers.com This will make it feel like you have an acutal flight with real people flying along!
 
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:51 pm

Hi
Thank you for your advice to date, I have downloaded a couple of airports now so once i've installed them that hopefully should be a good move forward. As for AI, I am trying to locate that world of AI program, yet the website www.worldofai.com doesn't seem to work? Can this be downloaded or purchased from any other sites?

Regards
Mark
 
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:56 pm



Quoting KLM672 (Reply 5):
I also recommend FS Passengers: http://www.fspassengers.com This will make it feel like you have an acutal flight with real people flying along!

Well I too do recommend FS Pax for sure.

Regards

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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:04 pm

World of AI is free and its because that website is wrong its: http://www.world-of-ai.com

Good luck!
 
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RE: Can Someone Help Me Get The Best From FlightSim?

Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:57 pm

Hi Guys
Thank you for all your help since this topic started, I now have some realistic looking airports and have cracked one way around the AI issue with the use of World of AI. Very simple to use  Smile At least now when i'm flying i'm not on my own and I have real airlines around - thanks!

Mark

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