Well, that's one way of spending the morning, installing SP2.
Which leads me to the first question; do I disable ZoneAlarm or the MS firewall? At the moment ZA seems to sidelined by XP.
With SP2 installed, the FSX Demo could be installed. What a shock. It's like going back to the dark ages. I just managed to do a circuit in the Baron. This despite the fact that it only runs in VC and the views outside make the Vulcan's look like a conservatory. If the final version only has VC then I'll definitely not be buying it.
The available options, warnings about uncompleted features, all make me wonder why they took the risk of issuing the Demo, in its present state. Even the exterior views of the Baron don't seem to be up to FS9 standards.
I think the Default ground textures look better than FS9 but I could see so little that I can't be sure.
What an anticlimax. Or am I overlooking significant goodies?
It more than likely is. I think you might have to bite the bullet and install XP2 - not the least because many programs are now seeming to need it. I've grabbed a few in the last few months that ask for your OS version and XP2 is listed separately from XP.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 10 August 2006 22:48 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo
My past has caught up with me. A second instal stops with the message it needs XP SP2. Is that the XP upgrade I shied away from installing because people were experiencing problems?
Gerry Winskill wrote:
I've downloaded and run the installation programme and rebooted. No ikon to be seen. How do I find and run the demo?
Downloaded and installed, some differences -
No 2D Panel, its all VC
When in Spot View, hold down the number keys to move around the view point. Also in VC mode, hold down the + or - keys to zoom.
Control+S doesn't give you the top down view, which I often use on the ground to navigate taxiways.
Seems to be time limited, I managed a circuit in the Baron, rather extended as I got lost and resorted to using the map view from the world menu, and got back on the ground. I was experimenting with the views, then got a time expired message.
Worth the download time, also allow another 20 minutes or so for installation.