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    Flight Sim X

    Ah, it all begins again!

    Whenever I get a new version of Flight Simulator, I always expect it to push my current rig. This time the "minimum" spec is 1ghz processor, 256mb ram and graphics card with 32mb

    My rig; 3.4ghz processor, 1gig ram, 128mb 9800 pro
    I was expecting the game to run ok...

    Wrong!

    Now I appreciate that this computer isn't going to set the world on fire, and that the graphics is the achilles heel, but even so, I think it's an ok spec

    FSX runs like a DOG, even with all graphics turned to medium low, only with fine weather, and with 15% air traffic (0% on cars and boats etc.), and it still can't run smoothly (say at 30fps)!

    With a new baby, I can't afford an Intel 975 mobo, 2.4 Conroe, 1 gig DDR2 ram and a new PCI-e graphics card....

    I guess it's back to FS Century of Flight, because it shouldn't cost £500 in updates to play a flight simulator!

    And to add insult to injury, the install process hasn't run properly on the 2 computers I've installed FSX on!

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    I don't even know how you can afford the game even :P

    I have to wait until they come out on white labels to afford them. :P

    Mind you - they run really well then :P

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    I have FSX, love it to bits but i is very hard to get good frame rates!

    better to fly in mountains until i have upgraded computer! nice to see someone who likes flight sim too

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    The school provided computers struggle, but atleast mine is slightly more impressive than the professors'... and the school don't notice when you buy a set of 10 joysticks on budget when only CAD in design ever use them, and they only have 6 systems...

    But I think the minimum they give means miniumum to actually install the dang software, running it is a whole different ball game!

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Well why would you install it in school! your supposed to be working!
    In my school we dont play FS we play pin ball

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    It is working... I'm erm... Testing the specification and operation of the school's equipment... Honest I am!

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    And to add insult to injury, the install process hasn't run properly on the 2 computers I've installed FSX on!
    Mine took 3 hours (my dvd drive is not the fastest) but at least it worked.
    I'm going to invest in a new graphics card when I can as my current is a shared graphics type.

    I'm running - AMD 3ghz procceser (i think, i forget ), 1gb RAM, 256mb (shared) graphics and i'm running the game at half its potential.

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario
    It is working... I'm erm... Testing the specification and operation of the school's equipment... Honest I am!
    lmao

    :dontknow:

    good one

    Nath.

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    I've upgraded to a core 2 duo 2.4, a X1900 XT and 2 gb of ram. It's a lot better now, but I'd still not as good as I'd like!

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Apparently it runs best on vista but seeing as nobody is on it ive got nobody to compare to
    Christmas is coming though... might treat myself to some upgrades

    (sig resized I thinks hope it works)

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    god dammit it hasnt changed

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    it needs directx 10, which only comes in the production version of vista, and wants graphic cards with shedloads of memory!

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Greedy innit? :P

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    Re: Flight Sim X

    Anyone looked at this?

    http://www.flightgear.org/

    An opensource flight sim

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