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    What 'Add-ons' Do You Install with FSX

    Hello folks,

    Whilst I am still evaluating whether to go the Flight of MS route for my base simulation software, I wonder if you could tell me what software add-ons you tend to install and run with FSX.

    There seems to be thousands of add-ons out there from aircraft to airfields to environment... Is there also any conditions or rules to follow in terms of what to install - how does multiple environments behave for example If i had an airport within a VFR terrain within a Europe terrain within GEX...?

    As well as airports and environments (not worried about aircraft as I will use Prosim737), what other utility type softwares do you tend to use?

    Many thanks for your help on this. Kind regards,

    Steve

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    Re: What 'Add-ons' Do You Install with FSX

    These are the addons I know I have off the top of my head:


    Payware:

    -Flight 1 ATR 72-500. . . . .(Minor port-over issues, but other than that it's a must have!*Don't click the ADI Cage button*)

    -Flight 1 Instant Mission Maker. . . . .(Perfect if you want to create your own quick scenarios)

    -Captain Sim 757. . . . .(Some FPS issues, but very realistic. Do not confuse this with the QWsim one)

    -Aerosoft Seahawk/Jayhawk. . . . .(Piece of junk, about as good as the default EH101)

    -FSUIPC. . . . .(If you don't already have this, there's something wrong with you)

    -Abacus Electra. . . . .(It's Abacus, is it ever good? I got this one for free with another package)

    -FCS Wellington. . . . .(Great flight dynamics and visual model)

    -REX. . . . .(It's no comparison, best weather engine out there)


    Good Freeware:

    -Rick Piper HS748. . . . .(Top notch systems simulation, pretty good flight dynamics and sound)

    -Project Tupolev TU154. . . . .(Why is this not payware?)

    -Tinmouse 737-200. . . . .(Pretty good, no official VC though)

    -DXTBMP. . . . .(Excellent for Repainting)

    -Milton Shupe Dash 7. . . . .(Great if you like bush flying)

    -Not FS related, but old version of Game Booster is excellent for FPS boosts and very easy to use. . . . .(IObit Game Booster 3.4.0504 Download - TechSpot)

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    Re: What 'Add-ons' Do You Install with FSX

    Thanks very much Avro!

    surely there must be some more opinions and help out there?

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    Re: What 'Add-ons' Do You Install with FSX

    There will be almost as many opinions as members

    It depends on personal preferences eg

    Some like to have well modelled local airports
    Some like to have favourite liveries and planes
    Some like dynamic scenery - many do not
    Some like photorealistic scenery others prefer the standard type
    Some like addon buildings/trees
    Some like to model airport services, other are not bothered
    Some like to have interactive ATC and/or co-pilot voices
    Many like improved weather engines
    Some like improved sounds
    Some like alleged performance enhancing utilities
    Some like improved AI Traffic
    Some like EFB`s etc

    One man`s meat is another man`s poisson

    Suggest you scour the online software houses for Flight sim and see what programmes tickle your fancy. You can then ask specific questions on specific packages

    David

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    Re: What 'Add-ons' Do You Install with FSX

    Hi Steve,

    My top 2 FSX addons are:

    1.) FSUIPC (a must for all pit builders)
    2.) Accufeel - check it out here -Accu-Feel v.2 Air, Land and Sea - YouTube

    Thanks,
    Simaviator13