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    Comprehensive Guide for adapting FSX

    Hello all

    Something that I would really like to see here available at MC.org is a Comprehensize Guide for adapting FSX into a homebuilt sim, that includes the following:

    * List of Harware that is known to NOT work well with FSX (Triple Head 2 Go, GoFlight, CH, FDS, OC, Engravity, etc.)

    * Issues of FSX and Project Magenta not working together well (if any)

    * Tips on getting rid of Virtual Cockpits for expanded views

    * Tips and Links to a good install and best reccomended tweaks

    * How to have PM clients set up to work with either FS9 or FSX (such as if your client is setup for WideClient for FS9 in Startup Menue, then do you set up the Clients to run both WideFS for FS9 AND FSX, or how?) and so on...

    This comes after reading the post made by Aerosoft that was pointed to by 'FS Insider' and the fact that I think I may be able to run FSX. However, Im interested in knowing if it's worth the investment of time, money, and energy to fool with FSX if my sim is running FS9 perfectly fine. I know all the FS9 vs. FSX pros and cons from a scenery/resolution point of view as well as the fact that it's a performance hog, but there's so many other aspects that take lots of research that has been done by folks like Maurice and others that have taken the plunge and left FS9.

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    Thats Easy Eric.

    Hardware that doesn't work with FSX - ALL
    Software that doesn't work with FSX - ALL

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Hale View Post
    Thats Easy Eric.

    Hardware that doesn't work with FSX - ALL
    Software that doesn't work with FSX - ALL

    LOL
    That seems to be the general concensus, but obviously is not entirely true but must feel like it according to some of the posts I read.

    Pit builders are definately a minority (although our numbers grow by the month) and so Im thinking that the majarity are running FS9 for the non desktop sims.
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    Eri,

    One of the reasons that I have had little interest in FSX. Everything I have read from pit builders indicates that the change over brings a whole SLEW of new issues to overcome. I've already spent way too much money getting fs2004 running correctly to start over.

    In fact, I haven't finished with fs2004.

    So IMHO, look carefully before you leap. Trevor is only half kidding.

    But your IDEA is a great one. One definitive source to go to to REALLY understand what the implications are.

    best,

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    I agree. I have a well running system with FS9 and I'm not changing a thing.

    Besides, there is no DF727 for FSX and even if there was I wouldn't fool with a stable system. It took me too long to get this far to introduce a whole new slew of problems to cope with.

    Besides the increased eye candy for FSX, I see no reason to switch. And that eye candy all looks the same at FL350 whether it's FS9 or FSX.
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    Thanks again for the responses. I think it's obvious (as it's in our nature) to want to use the latest and the greatest but for the reasons posted here already, it's an issue for many pit builders. I believe that for the desktop user it's mostly sorted out (hopefully) and of course, I'd love to have more eye candy as let's be real- some folks say it's a 'Flight' simulator, but if you ask any real world pilot they will tell you that the world is very beautiful from above and they love flying because it's so beautiful and blah blah blah. SO, IMHO, scenery is very important to a flight sim as it's the 'world'. However, if we have a version that's very stable with a little less eye candy, then for the pit builder it's easier to go that route. Id love to establish what I outlined in my initial post- just get to the bottom of what is and what is not possible with FSX. The new FTX products from Orbix (especially stuff like Melbourne) is just absolutely stunning. I WANT that. However, Im happy with FS9 and FlyTampa, Imagine Sim, etc. if it's going to work RIGHT, right NOW.

    Thanks for entertaining me guys! BTW, I just hit over 1000 posts. Hard to believe!
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    Congrats on your post.

    Back to the subject, since I've never used FSX, I can't miss what I've never had. I'm not even curious about it.
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    Well, that's the issue for many of us- we have tasted it, even if just on the desktop and it kinda looms in the back of your mind. Of course, then I have to lay out the cash for the FSX version of FSUIPC to really put it through the paces....that's the minimum price of admission I'd guess.
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    Eric,

    When you lament that eye candy, remember, the real multimillion Dollar sims for airline traing use have visual displays that are typically less realistic than the best graphics for fs2004 / FSX.

    What they DO have is better flight models/characteristics (physics is more accurate) and more realistic aircraft systems.

    best,

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    Eric,

    You are right about some of the eye candy - it does look stunning - but this is with addons...
    I tried FSX as a desktop sim about a year ago on my pc that runs fs9 no problem and it was hardwork - my pc is getting a little dated now compared to what is about now but its no slouch either (amd x2 4800 overclocked and water cooled, 4gb, nv8800gtx and twin raptors in raid) and it really struggled, fps was too low.
    The scenery in forest areas looked great but in other places it was like a big desert (although this can be fixed by addon programs) and often it looked too "light" and sometimes a little "cartoonish". Since then there has been a raft of new addons that will solve a lot of these issues UTX,GEX and FEX etc. and they do look impressive.
    The other big area I was disappointed by was AI, I dont fly online and so have spent many hours installing realistic AI flight plans, models and paints but I had to turn these down and then I often was seeing the models as black outlines, not sure if this has been solved...
    I guess for many of us one of the deal breakers for moving to FSX is also going to be cost - I cannot simply upgrade my main pc as to move to a fast enough CPU I also need new MB plus the memory has now changed to DDR2 (if not 3), possibly new PSU required too and this is before paying out for all the FSX compatable airports that I already have in FS9 and the environment enhancements that will make it look stunning - think I've just scared myself and need to start saving for FS11

    Just a few thoughts on a boring Friday afternoon!!!
    Have a good w/e folks
    Mike

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