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FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:50 am

Welcome to Thread #1 where you can discuss about the Worst Payware and The Best Payware.
To start here is what I believe is the worst, the Abacus 787: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hp7qJoKUxs.

And to add to the some of the best I would put the CLS 747-200/300 and the Captain Sim 757 for Great Sound, VC, Cockpit, Easy to add on liveries and the Excellent Exterior Model.
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:55 am

Quoting ZKNCL (Thread starter):
And to add to the some of the best I would put the CLS 747-200/300

Well the only reason I have this is because I got it on sale. It is decent but far from my best.

Best:
747-400X PMDG
Ultimate Traffic 2
MD-80 Pro
I also like Capsim's 767 and I got it on sale for $10!!

Hopefully soon to be best: 737NGX from PMDG. Just been wating for this one to come out I know its going to be fantastic!

For FS9 best:
Ready for Pushback 747-200
Wilco 734 which works in FSX too
DA Fokker 100
DC-9-30 Pro
Dash-8 Pro
PSS 777
These are all just fantastic!!

I never have really bought a terrible add on but not a huge fan of the CLS DC-10 and also it has been a huge disapointment that the Fokker 100/70 never got a VC for FSX flying have not flown that plane in a while. Also I hate all the add ons that are VC only
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:29 am

Plus to the bad list there is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBkrVLmyKsI
 
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:32 am

Best:

PMDG MD-11
PMDG 747-400X / 747-8i / 747-400LCF
FSLabs Concorde X

Haven't really had any I totally disliked. But I have severe problems with OrbX's YSCB airport addon - the frame rates are extremely poor for that airport, barely more than 6fps. I've tried turning off options, but it's very slow.

I'm also waiting for PMDG 737NGX too - looks superb. I also have Level D 767, but I don't fly it much - it's not quite up to the level of PMDG graphics/sound wise. Which is a shame, because it seems to be quite realistic.
 
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:37 am

I only use FS9 just now so I will comment on ones available for that sim.

Best:
Right now, the best is the iFly 737NG series. Can be improved upon, but is of an excellent standard and is a wonder to fly.
Also:
QualityWings 757 series
PMDG MD-11/11F
PMDG 747-400
Wilco E-Jets v1 (170/190) & v2 (175/195)
Digital Aviation Fokker 70/100
Level-D 767-300

Best Scenery Payware:
Has to come from the team at FSDreamteam. Aerosoft get's an honorable mention also (although they do put out some real bad products from time to time).

Now the worst....
I'm not sure really, as I've never had any horrible payware. But I have steered clear of things like the Wilco A380 for example, as they really do look horrible.
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:08 pm

Quoting ZKNCL (Thread starter):
Abacus 787

Have it, and it is rotten....

The best I have is the QW 757... Followed closley by the CLS DC10, Both excellent
Also (I havent got it myself but my Dad has it) the Captain Sim 727 which is brilliant

[Edited 2011-02-13 06:09:15]
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Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:10 pm

Quoting 330Guy (Reply 5):

Have it, and it is rotten....

What is the story with the rudder lol?!!!
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:59 am

I tend to buy airplanes you can use with both FS9 and FSX (with a few exceptions of course) but here are my choices by catergory...

*BEST*
Single-engine piston - Carenado V-35 (V-tail) Bonanza

Twin-engine piston - Carenado Piper PA34 200T Seneca II
Eaglesoft Diamond DA-42 TwinStar (turbo-diesel)

Single-engine turboprop - Flight1 Pilatus PC-12
Lionheart Creations Epic Dynasty
Lionheart Creations Quest Kodiak

Twin-engine turboprop - Aeroworx X-treme King Air B200
Digital Aviation Piper Cheyenne
PMDG J-41

Regional Jets - Wilco E-Jets

Airliners - Capt Sim 727 Captain
Wilco 737 PIC (-300/400/500)
iFly 737NG
CLS DC-10
CLS 747-200/300
Flight1 Super-80
PMDG 747-400
PMDG MD-11
Capt Sim 757 (Quality Wings is pretty good too)
Level-D 767
(IMHO there are no "good" Airbus products *yet*...same goes for the 777. The Wilco version is just OK)

Military - IRIS Pro Series F-14 Tomcat
IRIS Pro Series F-16D Viper
VRS F/A-18E Superbug
Capt Sim C-130 X-perience

Scenery - FSDreamteam, flyTampa

AI Traffic - Ultimate Traffic

Weather - Real Environment X-treme

*WORST*

ANYTHING THAT SAYS "ABACUS".
Also, if something costs a lot of $$$, it doesn't mean it's good. I've seen some Virtavia stuff that is WAY over-priced.
Just Flight's F-Lite Series of A319s-320s are OK...you're basically getting a default Airbus cockpit with nice outer textures. (the FMC doesn't do a whole lot, that's why they give it the name F-Lite...big thumbs down in my book) I really, really enjoy having some high-quality airplanes that cover the whole range of aircraft types. Little guys all the way up to the 747-400. They're worth the investment. Hope this helps you a little bit...

***edited because I forgot the E-Jets***

[Edited 2011-02-13 21:06:28]
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:03 am

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):
Weather - Real Environment X-treme

Well, for me, REX falls in two categories. Marvellous for the scenery and textures of weather - but extremely poor for weather generation.

ActiveSky is much better for more realistic weather generation (ie, the physical aspects of weather).
 
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Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Quoting cpd (Reply 8):
ActiveSky is much better for more realistic weather generation

That may be...I'm only going by the experience I have. For example, I don't have the Digital Aviation Fokker series...but everyones raves about it. So, I may have to pick that up. I also forgot one very important airplane: the SSTSIM Concorde (FS9) or Concorde X. Holy Cow...probably the most complex, realistic airplane out there. I ordered a manual for it...I'm still reading it   .
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:22 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 8):
Well, for me, REX falls in two categories. Marvellous for the scenery and textures of weather - but extremely poor for weather generation.

100000% with you in this matter, as the weather generator it simply SUCKS!
My fav:
B737 PMDG
Wilco A320 Vol1 and A330 Vol2
B1900 PMDG
FS Global

Least fav:
Wilco E-Jets-product is OK, but all buttons are WAY TOO SMALL and heavy on frame rates!
Virtualcol Fokker 50 -JUNK!

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Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:39 am

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 9):
the SSTSIM Concorde (FS9) or Concorde X

That's where you pick the programs with great weather generation, since Concorde (both of them) are so extremely sensitive to weather changes. Even the slightest change in weather affects Concorde in cruise flight, since it cruises at the absolute limits for conditions.

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 9):
Holy Cow...probably the most complex, realistic airplane out there.

Indeed it is.  

Some recommendations for reading there are the "Concorde Stick and Rudder Book" by Mike Riley, who trained many Concorde pilots. And the ITVV Concorde DVD is very much worth it:

http://www.itvv.com/product/Concorde

David Rowland and Roger Bricknell have brilliant knowledge on the topic as you'd expect, being Captain and Senior Flight Engineer respectively, but they convey it to viewers in a very non-technical and easy to understand way.

Another great read is "Concorde - The Inside Story" by the late Brian Trubshaw, the famous Concorde test pilot. He covers the development and life of Concorde, along with all the side issues, etc.

[Edited 2011-02-14 17:54:24]
 
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:06 am

The best scenery I'm aware of for FSX is the VFR Germany series, which sets new standards of realism with a marriage of photo scenery and 3D costumized autogen of a hole country.

For AI traffic products my preference for MyTraffic is well known.
 
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:54 pm

Quoting ZKNCL (Reply 2):

Plus to the bad list there is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBkrV...myKsI

Ouch, this scenery is awful!

I'm planning to purchase TOPCAT software. Have read great reviews about it.
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Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:01 pm

I only own one payware aircraft and that is the Flight 1 ATR 72 and I love the plane, so much fun to fly. I do not have any payware scenery, but since I live near ORD, I have been thinking about picking up FSDreamteam's ORD. Not sure if it has the new runway configurations and if it would cause any frame problems on my old PC (3GHz PentiumD, 4 GB RAM, 512MB nVidia 8600, W7 Home 64bit)
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:07 pm

Unfortunately, I have a few pieces of great software that I forgot who the publishers were.

The best payware software I got was a Garmin GNS430 which also included the VOR/GPS CDI unit, a Garmin Transponder unit, and audio interface. I believe it was the RealityXP unit, but I may be wrong.

I also purchased a Panel editor and it was very nice. I believe it was FS Panel Studio. Together with the Garmin GNS430, I was able to customize some of the aircraft to the ones I fly in real life. I will warn you however, I tried the Abacus version and it sucked.

I also have a Cirrus SR22 from EagleSoft, and the Just Flight, Flight Club X. Both of them are pretty good, but just a little pricey.

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):
*WORST*

ANYTHING THAT SAYS "ABACUS".

 

[Edited 2011-02-16 06:22:05]
 
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Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Quoting Northwest727 (Reply 15):
I believe it was the RealityXP unit

Correction to my previous post, I have the SimFlyer GNS package (includes the 430, 530, and other Garmin avionics)

The RealityXP software looks more realistic and is updated with more approaches and WAAS, but costs more and wasn't available when I made my purchase, 3 years ago.
 
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Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:13 pm

I forgot about the first piece of payware that I bought many, many years ago. FS Navigator. I love this app, it helps me figure out where I am going to fly to. I usually like to keep my flights at about 500-750 miles and with the map in FS Navigator it helps me figure out where I am flying to next, it also helps me with my search for freeware scenery. And I often use it to look up ILS/NAV/ATIS freqs for the airports as well.http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/help.main?open=new
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Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:23 pm

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 14):
since I live near ORD, I have been thinking about picking up FSDreamteam's ORD. Not sure if it has the new runway configurations and if it would cause any frame problems on my old PC

I have that scenery, since ORD is also "home" for me...it's EXCELLENT, but not exactly accurate anymore. ORD keeps changing and changing...the scenery does have the new 10/28 (but is not 13,000 ft like real life), shows the new 9L/27R as a dirt strip under construction, as well as the new north tower being built. 32L/14R has not been shortened (as in real life) either.

That being said, the attention to detail is staggering. All the buildings, terminals, hangars, ground equipment... are awesome. I would definitely say it's worth the $$$.   

It may have some effect on your FPS. Of course, to get the maximum effect (belt loaders, ramp tractors, food service trucks, push tractors, etc) you want higher settings. I have a pretty nice machine and purposely bought the FS9 version so I could max it out like crazy. Even if you don't run it at maximum, it's still worth the money and WAY better than the default ORD.
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:41 am

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):

*WORST*

ANYTHING THAT SAYS "ABACUS".
Quoting 330Guy (Reply 5):
Quoting ZKNCL (Thread starter):
Abacus 787

Have it, and it is rotten....

I have it too, it is awful the abacus 787 is a total failure and any other products that say abacus.

Also
Wilco E-Jets are good and Level-D 767 is great along with the PMDG 747-400
 
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Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:06 am

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):
*BEST*
Single-engine piston - Carenado V-35 (V-tail) Bonanza

It's not often that I quote myself, but I have an update for this category. I recently (like two days ago) picked up the Eaglesoft Cirrus SR-22 SE Turbo. WOW - what an airplane! This thing is absolutely fabulous. I posted some screens on the other thread, so if you're into GA airplanes, check it out...definitely makes the *BEST* list.
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Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:46 am

Quoting ThEbAtMaN (Reply 18):
I have that scenery, since ORD is also "home" for me...it's EXCELLENT

Since I now have a job again, I'll pick it up soon. However it might be a while until I see it, as I am still flying in Russia. Actually, I have not flown in over a week or so, it might be a long while until I get back home.

Quoting ZKNCL (Reply 19):
and any other products that say abacus

While it is payware, I have the demo version of FS Repaint from Abacus and find it useful, after installing a repaint, I will load up FS Repaint and see if it is displaying correctly before I will load up FS9.
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Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:05 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 21):
I have the demo version of FS Repaint from Abacus and find it useful, after installing a repaint, I will load up FS Repaint and see if it is displaying correctly before I will load up FS9.

I just use DXTBMP to make repaints, not any payware

Plus this should be added to the bad list the AFS A350: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkdI-gH2yeQ
 
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Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:58 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 17):
FS Navigator.

Oh, I can't fly without FSNav, a bit outdated now but its handy for flightplanning and SID STAR arrivals, and it is still supported by AIRAC.

The only thing that buggers me, is that when in flight on straight level flight, the aircraft has a tendency to start drifting offcourse, the FSNav will beep and put it back on the correct heading, but annoying nonetheless.

I know Aerosoft has a new one called FS Commander, would like to see what its like.

For me the best Payware is...

AES (Kinda payware since you have to buy credits) but a MUST for realism.
Any Aerosoft, FSDreamteam, UK2000, Flytampa scenery.
TSS Sounds.

Worst... just by looking at the screenshots on simmarket and stuff, any Abacus stuff and some of the other awful planes specially some Airbuses made by some dodgy company, FSlite or something... they just look wrong.

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Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:21 pm

Anyone care to comment on SuperFlight Board or whatever its called? I like the AI Traffic viewboard, but it doesn't work correctly in FSX, seems this super flight board is the only replacement and its payware.
 
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Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:33 pm

I bought the Qulaity Wings 757. Beautiful model and sounds,but I can't fly without a GPS . I tried to put another 757/767 panel in in ,but it made the nose gear turn all the way to one side,the main gear disapear and the flaps to go all the way out. So,needless to say,I uninstalled it.
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Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:13 pm

Been using FS Commander for years and I love it  
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Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:10 am

Quoting ZKNCL (Reply 22):
I just use DXTBMP to make repaints, not any payware

For FSX, it's even easier to use the Nvidia DDS plugin for Photoshop, if you have Photoshop.

Just a shame they don't know that people live in the world where Mac OS exists, as well as 64-bit being commonplace.   So you have to use Photoshop 32-bit version for the plugin to work....

I do all my paint schemes in Mac OS under Photoshop CS5 x64, and then swap over to CS5 x32 on Windows 7 to export the DDS file.   Windows is quite slow compared with Mac OS X. Come on Nvidia.

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:40 pm

I love the CLS DC-10 and the Flight 1 727.
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Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:11 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 25):
I bought the Qulaity Wings 757. Beautiful model and sounds,but I can't fly without a GPS . I tried to put another 757/767 panel in in ,but it made the nose gear turn all the way to one side,the main gear disapear and the flaps to go all the way out. So,needless to say,I uninstalled it.

Hell I haven't changed anything with my QW 752 and it does that from time to time. It corrects itself after a few minutes usually.
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Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:57 am

These Worst and Best Payware threads I will make them have around 40-50 post each thread.

I purchased the Zinertek Water Effects, they were Good but not Excellent because to get great effects the MIP Quality had to be raised to maximum and I don't like adjusting the MIP Quality higher than 4 because then it just becomes an eyesore.

Also The Captain Sim 757 and 727 are great along with all PMDG Products.

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Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:22 pm

I'm inclined to agree with most of the above. My own personal choices for FS9 are:

Wilco 737 PIC
PMDG 737NG
Captain Sim 757
PSS Concorde
Just Flight RAF Vulcan

I try to stick with shorter range stuff. I've been tempted by the PMDG 747-700 but I find long flights tedious and prefer shorter range aeroplanes as you don't have that much crusing time, you're always occupied. Concorde is the exception, it might take around 4 hours gate to gate on a supersonic TATL but even with the help from the virual flight engineer I find I'm busy for most of the flight.

And it goes without saying that anything Abacus is going to be less than impressive to say the least.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:41 pm

I had been checking out the RealAir Beech Duke for FSX for quite awhile, but held off because I have several light twins. Well now, they've released the Duke Turbine! Well that's a whole different story! I have two flights with it under my belt, and can tell you that it is FABULOUS. Definitely give it * * * * out of * * * * *. The only drawback? It's not cheap.
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:18 pm

Just Purchased the Captain Sim 727, Great Aircraft however the sound is quite disappointing. Also I got the Overland Airbus Package and it an excellent aircraft package but it uses default sound.

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Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:24 am

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 31):
Concorde is the exception, it might take around 4 hours gate to gate on a supersonic TATL but even with the help from the virual flight engineer I find I'm busy for most of the flight.

I always thought the SSTSim one was more realistic. You'd look on Vataware at the flight levels across the pond, and immediately know who is using PSS and who is using SSTSim.

Concorde X these days is on another level of realism. It's the ultimate. It's amazing to find the sheer level of detail, such as in the air-con groups. When one is switched off, say if there was a problem with it, you enable it in the air, and open the cross-flow valves between the groups, and you see the one you've just switched on, its temperature sensing goes full hot momentarily until enough cool air starts flowing through it - and then the temperature goes back to very cold. Just like on the real plane.
 
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Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:48 pm

Here's my list of add ons that have been well worth the money:

As far as weather generation, I've been extremely pleased with Active Sky Evolution. Its very customizable and flying seems just a bit more realistic (upper level visibility, turb, etc)

In the scenery category, FlyTampa's St Maarten is excellent as well as Aerosoft's Madeira/Funchal.

PMDG has set the standard by which I judge all payware aircraft. Wilco and Aerosoft's offerings are downright insulting. I've had a year long love affair with the MD-11 and 747 series (Don't tell them they will be sent to the desert when NGX is released). I also enjoy the Feelthere ERJ when I'm in the mood for a short hop.

TOPCAT is pretty great with the MD-11. It does a great job with flap settings and such.

Yesterday, I downloaded the demo for Multi Crew Experience, since they updated it to work with PMDG MD-11. I'm anxious to see how well the voice recognition works. The reviews werent bad at all. Just not sure if its worth 60 US dollars.
 
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:18 pm

Best:

Captainsim 727
PSS Dash 8-Q300
PSS Airbus A32S and A330/A340

Worst:

A few weeks ago I brought a 2nd gen 737 panel from Happy Panels (I think) It was endorsed by 50 North (which isn't exactly a crash hot product either) This panel was useless everything including the limited overhead, throttles and radio stack was squeezed into the main panel it also had a FMS but it only mimics the built in flightplan you can't actually make your own flightplan using SIDS/STARS. The biggest deal breaker for me was the lack of a Master Battery switch I ended up taking it off and replacing it with a excellent freeware 737NG panel I found on avsim (a little bit unrealistic but it was worth it for the functionality).

I also brought the 50 north 2G 737 while it has a flash model where everything opens I wasn't too pleased with the flight dynamics I'd rather just fly a FFX model.

I've also been meaning to buy the Wilco 2G 737 and Flight1 Fokker 100 but I rarely find time to play on FS lately.
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Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:48 am

Good:

The Flight 1 ATR 72 is an ultimate simulation, though a bit troublesome for Windows Vista users as I have to install the product every time before opening the config manager.

Bad:

The Captain Sim 757 was supposed to be a good one, but there are a lot of bugs. For instance, the autopilot cannot be turned on, and the INS is always faulty.

[Edited 2011-03-26 00:49:49]
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:53 pm

Quoting JA8119 (Reply 37):
The Captain Sim 757 was supposed to be a good one, but there are a lot of bugs. For instance, the autopilot cannot be turned on, and the INS is always faulty.

I've not had those problems personally. Are you aligning the IRS on the overhead panel and imputting your start lat and long co-ordinates into the FMC?
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:48 am

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 38):

Yes,typing mistake. That's IRS, not INS
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:37 am

For FS9

The Good:
iFly 737
VRS F/A-18E Superbug
Fly The Maddog MD-80
Level-D 767
PMDG 747-400
PMDG MD-11
FlightZone 02 Portland scenery
All FSDreamteam Scenery
QualityWing 757
Wilco E-Jets
Real Environment Extreme
FlyTampa Scenery
Captain Sim C-130
AES

The Bad:
Abacus
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:58 am

Quoting sabian404 (Reply 40):
For FS9

The Bad:
Abacus

  



Planning to buy some payware, will review them soon.

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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:04 pm

My favorites:
Aerosoft A320/321
Captain Sim 757/767
MD-80 Pro

Least Favorite:
Most Wilco products
Skysimulations DC-9, would be great if it worked and I could get support for the problem that i am having with the plane making it not flyable.
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:29 pm

THE GOOD:

(Aircraft)

Quoting flymia (Reply 1):
747-400X PMDG

  

Quoting flymia (Reply 1):
PSS 777

  

Sceneries:
FS DreamTeam JFK
Aerosoft CDG
LLBG Ben Gurion 2006


THE BAD

(Aircraft)
WILCO AIRBUS A380! Talk about totally unREAListic par excellence...   
"CLEAN PLANES AND DIRTY MARTINIS" (Delta)
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:44 am

Just purchased some new payware so here is what I think.

The Good:
Active Camera (Strange how no one has mentioned that)
Feelthere E175/195 (The sound is screwed up though)
FSDreamteam ORD, HNL, JFK (Great scenery but a bit overpriced)

The Bad:
Flight Sim Server Animated Gates because it looks like freeware and only one gate at each airport is animated!

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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:12 am

Best:
Quality Wings 757
Jet City MD-80/717/DC-9
Fly Tampa Sceneries
Imagine Simulation Sceneries
FS Dreamteam Sceneries

Worst:
Captain Sim 757
iFly 737
CLS 767 & A330
PMDG 737
It's Time To Fly
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Fri May 20, 2011 12:01 pm

Quoting JA8119 (Reply 37):
The Flight 1 ATR 72 is an ultimate simulation, though a bit troublesome for Windows Vista users as I have to install the product every time before opening the config manager.

There is a workaround for that. I think it is installing older .NET version, as Vista is preinstalled with not fully backwards compatibile version...
The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sat May 21, 2011 1:41 am

Hi All

I only use FSX, and consider these as the best

ORBX - Any scenery - Have YMML/YSCB/YSCH/YMAV - Good sale now, so I suggest you get as much as you can
- Also have freeware Launy, Lilydale

Flight 1 - Ultimate traffic 2, GEX

REX

PMDG - 747, JS41

Flytampa (or whatever it is now) make a nice Las vegas scenery, also many other airports. I believe they had a sale recently so some cheap products.

Worst: Cant say I really have any so cant comment
 
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Sat May 21, 2011 9:29 pm

Quoting joffie (Reply 47):
Flytampa (or whatever it is now) make a nice Las vegas scenery, also many other airports. I believe they had a sale recently so some cheap products.

I think you mean FSDreamteam.

FlyTampa didn't make LAS did they? I know they're in the process of developing ATH for both FS9 & FSX.

FSDT are developing an awesome looking LAX for FSX (maybe FS9).
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RE: FSX/FS2004 Worst And Best Payware Thread #1

Tue May 24, 2011 5:55 am

yes thats correct. I put in the wrong company but can confirm what you just said.

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