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flight sim questions

Perris Calderon

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#1
hi

been wanting to get a flight sim for some time, finally decided to do it

what's the best program, then what controllers should I buy?

I have an ms flight sim 98, have the sims improved since that was released enough to purchase a new program or should I use that one?

the most important question though is what controllers I need

thanx in advance
 

epk

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they're still making them. Flight sim X, which is the lastest, is not so old. just so u know.. requires one beast of a pc, so make sure u got one.
if u dont, Flight Sim A Century of Flight (the previous entry) is much lighter and still pretty cool.

if you wanna try any military sims (from ww2), the il-2 series is the best and u can get the full pack on steam.
i dont know if there are any new modern ones.. Falcon was pretty good in the old days.

no idea about controllers tho.. maybe u should check newegg?
 

Maveric169

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almost forgot, also look for a program called RogerWilco, use it with a mic and speakers for online server flying. You can talk to other "pilots", fly to airports together, etc. Adds another level of realisim to the fun. Enjoy!
 

Perris Calderon

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Probley the one of the best controlers or flight is Saitek X52 Flight Control System

http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-X52-Flight-Control-System/dp/B00030GSJY

M$ flght sim X is about as accurate as you can get for standard aircraft, cant say on military.

Then you can also goto simviation.com and fsdownload.com for addon planes, sceanery, etc.
thanx for the controller and program info maveric

is it worth the upgrade to the latest ms sim program or are they all right about the same?
 

Maveric169

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#11
I would go with the newest M$ flight sim X , there is usually enough of a difference to really make it worthwile. I don't have the FS X yet, I have century of flight, but I have been too busy to even play much, but I will be getting it soon.
 

Perris Calderon

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Well the latest in the series is here:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorx/

I think MS actually stopped making them now? I seem to recall.
Anway, looks like that page also has a demo so you can check it out.
Probley the one of the best controlers or flight is Saitek X52 Flight Control System

Amazon.com: Saitek X52 Flight Control System: Electronics

M$ flght sim X is about as accurate as you can get for standard aircraft, cant say on military.

Then you can also goto simviation.com and fsdownload.com for addon planes, sceanery, etc.
thanx guys, got the latest from ms and the saitek, now off to the clouds
 

Perris Calderon

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holy crap this thing takes forever to install, this takes longer to install then microsoft office, photoshop and auto cad combined

HUGE frigging program!
 

Perris Calderon

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anyone know how many computers this license is good for?

I hope I can install on more then one, I plan on upgrading this box pretty darned soon

also, I was planning on going entirely 64 bit, I don't even know if this runs in 64 bit though it is microsoft so you would think it does
 

Perris Calderon

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must say, am incredibly disapointed with flight sime, I would have thought the scenery would be more realistic, no reason in my opinion, especially since the program took two hours loading all the graphics

my system runs the program fine but am simply disapointed with how unsophisticated these graphics are

but am having fun flying, can only do it for about an hour at a time before I get bored

thanx everyone for the help getting me going, always wanted to do get this program, now I have it and though am disapointed with the scenery am happy over all with the x-perience (dot org)
 

Maveric169

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#18
I would double check your setting and make sure you have everything turned on if the scenery is poor, flight sim has the best scenery of any flight sim program on th market, if your still not happy, check out the sites that I posted about above. There are add-on/replacement scenery packs (free) that you can download that might be more to your liking.

As far as rudder peddels goes, check out system from CH at Flight Simulator Software - MyPilotStore.com

They also have stuff for IRL pilots that you can use to make your flying experience even more realisitic, like flight maps, approch maps, kneeboards, etc. Just all depends on how much realisim you want to add.
 

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