[jhb_airlines] Re: Ideas Wanted

  • From: "Paul" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 19:36:45 +0100

Just to add to the debate, how much do you think the performance gains may
be tied to Vista/64 bit processing?  Given the comments I've read I suspect
that's where the real development has gone and why the demo underwhelms
somewhat.  Though having said that, if you'd got a demo of FS2004 while
running FS2002 whould you not have thought the same?  I know I'll end up
buying it at some point but I'll probably hang on until I upgrade my
"flying" machine to Vista.  So as that's not ikely to happen anytime soon,
I'll have plenty of time to follow the trials and tribulations of M$ real
beta testers (ie the on release buyers).


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 13 August 2006 18:06
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Ideas Wanted

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.

Mike L

Bones wrote:
> 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.
> bones
> -----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" ?
> Gerry Winskill
> Bones wrote:

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