I have been following the experiences of Bones, Gerry, Frank T, Frank F,
etc with FSX with great interest ... but also with increasing cynicism.
It is only recently that I finally decided to install FS9, having
been perfectly happy with FS2K2 and its performance on my PC - and,
apart from allowing the use of some more up-to-the-minute coding tools
for developers, I have seen little to commend the switch to FS9. Indeed
only today I have returned to FS2K2 in preference to FS9 for my first
bit of flight simming for about three months - and very enjoyable too.
I reckon Bones could well be right when he compares FS9 -> FSX to CFS2 -> CFS3: a triumph for the accountants (apologies to Frank T) and marketing hype over real technical progress. If there is no progress from flat earth/runways (X-Plane has had sloping runways for over a year), and flight dynamics of the default aircraft are getting worse instead of better, then I will be leaving FSX off my Christmas list.
Another example of M$ bloatware, or the emperor's new clothes IMHO ...
Back to my dark corner.
The only slight concern I have is that if there are file associations to FSX these will be removed on uninstalling - but they files may not necessarily "reattach" to FS2004.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 13 August 2006 13:39 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Ideas Wanted
I'll probably leave the Demo on for a couple of days, then run the uninstall prog, to get rid of it. What you say about possible sharing sounds logical. Since my FS9 is on a different drive to the Demo, with VFR GM on yet another drive, that might be exascerbating the problem. If I run the uninstal, then Regvac, that might get rid of the pauses...or is the plural "paws" ?