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F19_Orheim
09-01-2006, 08:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecemobfzRNc&mode=related&search=

LStarosta
09-01-2006, 08:23 AM
Judging by how lame FSX looks on my laptop and how much cooler FS9 looks with all the add-ons, I'm still going to be flying FS9 for quite a while, and I'm perfectly happy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Divine-Wind
09-01-2006, 09:23 AM
I'd be playing FS2004, except it looks **** on my computer even with highest settings. And then it just runs like ****. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Man... I remember the old days of Fs2000... And looking at the amazing screenshots on the back and wondering why it looked like **** on mine. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

DuxCorvan
09-01-2006, 09:33 AM
My FS9 doesn't look half as good as those videos, specially the last part... I guess the author spent huge loads of money in realistic scenario packs, which anyway, always cover the USA and never my tiny part of the world, so... I wished that MSFS would come with that quality terrain out-of-the-box, but no. Retail FS9 terrain looks like vomited porridge.

Treetop64
09-01-2006, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
Judging by how lame FSX looks on my laptop and how much cooler FS9 looks with all the add-ons, I'm still going to be flying FS9 for quite a while, and I'm perfectly happy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Excellent vid, and highly appropriate music to boot! Loved the mini montage of the Cessna 172 landings.

'Starosta, I'm in the same boat with ya!

While understanding that the FSX demo is, indeed, merely an incomplete pre-release demo, I was not all that terribly impressed with it. In fact, I was a bit dissapointed.

Though, it isn't the default, out-of-the-box version that makes FS9 great, but all the fantastic third-party add-ons that makes FS9 the great product it is. I've got literally hundreds of dollars and tens of gigabytes of hard drive space invested into FS9. It will be a long time for FSX to even match what I currently enjoy in FS9, let alone exceed it. However, FSX will eventually excel thanks - again - to the work of third-party developers, just as it has for FS9.

It may just take some time to get to that point...

p1ngu666
09-01-2006, 11:21 AM
planes can be copied over to fsx from 2000 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
dunno about scenery

if u can do both, im sure most will hop over, mainly to fly over something that doesnt look like the bumsick of someone with a diet of applesouce and cabbage

Deedsundone
09-01-2006, 11:39 AM
The reatail FS9 is the flight certificate.If you want the rest,you gotta put up some dough....I guess. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ploughman
09-01-2006, 12:14 PM
Tasty looking stuff.

TROOPER117
09-01-2006, 01:54 PM
VFR 'Real' scenery is due to be launched at around the same time as FSX.. should give it an immediate boost...
So say the chaps at Just Flight!

Regards.. Dave S.

LStarosta
09-01-2006, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Treetop64:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
Judging by how lame FSX looks on my laptop and how much cooler FS9 looks with all the add-ons, I'm still going to be flying FS9 for quite a while, and I'm perfectly happy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Excellent vid, and highly appropriate music to boot! Loved the mini montage of the Cessna 172 landings.

'Starosta, I'm in the same boat with ya!

While understanding that the FSX demo is, indeed, merely an incomplete pre-release demo, I was not all that terribly impressed with it. In fact, I was a bit dissapointed.

Though, it isn't the default, out-of-the-box version that makes FS9 great, but all the fantastic third-party add-ons that makes FS9 the great product it is. I've got literally hundreds of dollars and tens of gigabytes of hard drive space invested into FS9. It will be a long time for FSX to even match what I currently enjoy in FS9, let alone exceed it. However, FSX will eventually excel thanks - again - to the work of third-party developers, just as it has for FS9.

It may just take some time to get to that point... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed. Apart from the fact that reinvesting in FSX addons would be a pain in the wallet (fortunately, a pain spread along a very long timeframe), my laptop probably can't handle all the eye-candy mumbo jumbo that FSX offers. In the demo, all my textures were a blur, lighting on road-vehicles was horrible (they were constantly dark) and it just looked more like a Nintendo 64 game than MSFS. While maybe FS9 with addons can't offer a lot of the stuff FSX does, it still offers me a much more realistic looking solution for my much less powerful laptop computer.

I'll still get FSX though, maybe the final copy will be more refined and scalable.

Beirut
09-01-2006, 03:34 PM
I'll be buying FSX for sure. I'm also planning on upgrading my machine. I've seen pics of what FSX DX10 graphics look like I want it. I want serious eye candy and I'm willing to pay for it.

I've got about $250 worth of FS2004 add-ons. God only knows how much FSX will pilfer out of my credit card.

*I'll be flying the new Just Flight Lancaster tonight. Cost $50. I don't care. I can't wait!

F19_Orheim
09-01-2006, 04:34 PM
i just think it was a neat vid thats allhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DuxCorvan
09-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Beirut:
I'll be buying FSX for sure. I'm also planning on upgrading my machine. I've seen pics of what FSX DX10 graphics look like I want it. I want serious eye candy and I'm willing to pay for it.

I've got about $250 worth of FS2004 add-ons. God only knows how much FSX will pilfer out of my credit card.

*I'll be flying the new Just Flight Lancaster tonight. Cost $50. I don't care. I can't wait!

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Beirut
09-01-2006, 05:40 PM
DuxCorvan,

Ha! I wish.

I just work hard, that's all. And I'm willing to forego other luxuries in order to enjoy my flying.

The-Pizza-Man
09-01-2006, 05:49 PM
I'm going to wait until Vista is released, then buy/build a new computer that hopefully will be powerful enough to run FSX on the high settings.

Feathered_IV
09-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
My FS9 doesn't look half as good as those videos, specially the last part... I guess the author spent huge loads of money in realistic scenario packs, which anyway, always cover the USA and never my tiny part of the world, so... I wished that MSFS would come with that quality terrain out-of-the-box, but no. Retail FS9 terrain looks like vomited porridge.

Thanks Dux, I'm eating porridge right now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VW-IceFire
09-01-2006, 08:40 PM
I haven't flown Flight Simulator for years. I think when I did...the Sears tower was a oblong cube and Chicago was represented in about 50 polys at the most. So with that in mind I had a go at the FSX demo.

I'm still tinkering but some things are pretty complex, the flight models seem fairly easy to me, its hilarious when you overstress or damage your plane (nothing happens - it just stops and tells you what went wrong), and then the game is pretty slow and not all that good looking. I think I need to play with the settings a bit more...

But I wonder...whats the appeal. I love flying and I wouldn't mind a civil sim but nothing has caught my attention yet.