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05-17-2007, 07:48 PM
As some of you may know I have been toying with the idea of buying FSX... I was hesitant though.. because I am still smarting from my CFS3 experience.. and frankly I was leary about dropping $49 for FSX standard.. let alone $69 for FSX Deluxe.. However...

http://content.vcommerce.com/products/fullsize/929/6455929.jpg FSX Deluxe for $39 (http://www.gogamer.com/Microsoft-Flight-Simulator-X-Deluxe-Edition-DVD--I--PC-Simulations_stcVVproductId6455929VVcatId444808VVvi ewprod.htm)

At that price... I can give MS another chance for the Deluxe..

05-17-2007, 09:43 PM
I have regular, it's ok, need 2 gig ram. good system. would like to shoot at stuff though.

05-17-2007, 10:00 PM
Yeah me too... I actually bought it because I wanted to use the WoP add on for some good screenshots.. and the civilian stuff.. I am seriously thinking about the SPL.

05-17-2007, 11:06 PM
no no no !

it must be the deluxe version for full satisfaction.





now with the service pack (SP1) update patch from M/S the sim flies like it was meant to on most rigs...

If you have FSX and haven't already done so - please go to fsinsider nd get the SP1 and read the installation instructions - I had no problems and I had a large terrain addon and two planes from 3rd party on my rig - I had the FSX on a different drive ( not the primary C drive) and I had no trouble with the patch...even without a path selection on the installer - it went to the correct drive and installed over my copy of FSX even with the addons (3rd party) inplace...

Some people at Sim outhouse are reporting some difficulty (5 or 6 people out of all the people posting there) but it worked for me and most everyone else - just read up on it first and don't over react or think that you must do a fresh install. You can if you want to but those seem to be the people having the troubles.

I have tremendously improved frames to the point that I just turned off the counter..no need to see it - FSX is as smooth as J-Lo's beehind.

05-17-2007, 11:21 PM
oh...and whenever I feel the need to shoot at stuff - I just click on my '46 icon....

FSX is for civi flying and let me say that I thought it would be less exciting or challenging or immersive....until I tried it full switch and with ATC active as well as with variable failures ON.

Flying from one remote pacific island to another at night, in foul weather in a C46 or a Goose or the Beech King is a real hoot...you should see that lightning and hear the thunder!

Yeah Baby its sweet like that

speaking of sounds - FSX has captured engine and airframe sounds perfectly - you should hear the turbine engines on the Beech King...and the big radials on the Goose and the DC-3 sound deadonballs accurate, as do the flap actuators and other internal and external sounds...you have to hear it to believe it.

05-17-2007, 11:30 PM
Go for it. Even better with the brand new patch number one. The ocean will amaze. Get the Flight Replicas 109Gs and K and see how good looking an airplane model can be---they'll blow yer mind. Will give you a taste of BOB.

05-17-2007, 11:34 PM
thats prolly the best reason to mention here...this sim represents the next generation with the reflective finishes on these highly detaild planes with the self-shadowing, the lighting and the terrain etc...FSX offers a great glimps into what BoB and GT KotS will be about.

..best of all - you are supporting the genre of flight sims everywhere.

05-17-2007, 11:43 PM

Bearcat99 Go ahead FSX is a great Tool.
Xclass Cloud9 terrain are great as well to get.

The deluxe is the one to get since you can share the cockpit with who you want.

05-18-2007, 04:28 AM
I'm still using FS2004 for my civilian flying fun. My system is getting a bit old, AMD 4000 overclocked to 2.70 GHz, 2GB RAM, but it's split into four 512MB DIMMS, and the motherboard seems slow and only supports SATA I. After I upgrade, I'll probably get FSX and hopefully even more of the great add-on aircraft for FS2004 will be upgraded to FSX or replaced by FSX specific versions.

05-18-2007, 05:03 AM
Oh it's on it's way.... along with Wop & WoV. I had FS2000 when I bought CFS1 back in 2001... I flew it maybe 5 times.. wasn't impressed.. and by then I discovered the online thing with the Zone so I was hooked.. but I figured the Deluxe for $39 is too good to pass up.

05-18-2007, 07:21 AM
I bought mine awhile back at BestBuy, at the time I had done no research, and bought it on a whim. It was the only version that particliar day on the shelf.

I ended up getting the standard version, didn't know of my mistake till a week or so later.

Sort of PO'd me, why would they even offer two verions of the game, is beyond me.

05-18-2007, 07:41 AM
This is good info - I have held off buying also, and I never understood the difference between "standard" and "deluxe", so thanks. I'll probably pick it up this weekend.

05-18-2007, 06:10 PM
A tip:
Don't forget to turn the 'realism' settings to full! (and turn on Giro drift) they are on the right hand side as you enter the settings page, and don't show if you click the 'custom' button to change the landscape/graphics/aircraft/weather/traffic settings. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-18-2007, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:

I ended up getting the standard version, didn't know of my mistake till a week or so later.

Sort of PO'd me, why would they even offer two verions of the game, is beyond me.

I agree with you - why they do this @ M/S is beyond me...its like the Xbox 360 thing...you can buy the carppy 'core' system (no hardrive) or the good one with a hard drive....duuuuhhhh.

It probably all comes down to one person making making these kinds of decisions for their own board of directors - "see we will offer an economy version for the general masses and a deluxe version for the afficionados and literatti, that way we can market to a larger audience overall and really capitalize on our investment harrumph"

unfortunately the 'basic' version of anything is a gutted version of the 'deluxe' and so a waste of money.... just make the one good version more affordable by eliminating the costs asociated with producing, packaging, and promoting two.