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iainwallace
11-15-2000, 06:49 AM
I had an experience the other day that I would like to tell all of you FS4


simmers about that I thought you can relate to.


P.S. Needless to say the old 486 is sitting up in my bedroom with only 2
directories on the hard drive.
C:\windows
C:\fs4

Hi
How true! The memories that I have from way back to 85 when I bought FS2! Only
one plane a trusty PA28 and fly it I did. I now have FS2K and Fly!. Fly! is by
far the best today, but the hours I spent on FS2 were truly amazing, I will
never forget.

Iain

rottenberg
11-15-2000, 11:47 AM
I had an experience the other day that I would like to tell all of you FS4


simmers about that I thought you can relate to.

My dad had an old 486-SX computer that he just wouldnt let go of,
regardless of the fact that todays software has to have a much more powerfull
machine to run. he just didnt want to let go. well he finally bought a new
700Mhz machine and told me to come pick up the old 486 if i wanted it. Of
course i wanted it. It was something I could tinker around with in my spare
time, or when i was flightsimming with FS2000. So I went over there and picked


up the old girl and as i was leaving he gave me a box of "crap" that went with
it so i grabbed it too. I got it home and it sat in the back room for a couple


of days and then I went to hook her up.

As Windows 3.1 was loading ever so slowly I looked in the box of "crap" and
there in it I saw 2 5 1/4" inch disks that read"Microsoft Flight Simulator
Version 4.0b". Immediatly as I heard windows load up with a "tada" my mind was


filled with memories of flightsimming in FS4. I emmedialy exited to DOS and
loaded it and was sitting on the runway in 16 colors. My mind was filled with
all the memories of real flight simming days. I can remember slipping it in in


a Piper archer after coming in a little too high. I remembered dodging the
lightning bolts as i anxiously got the lear safely on the grould in a horrible
storm. And i remember the First time ( surely not the last ) I stayed up all
night to make that flight from new york to LA. I remeber sneaking up, staying
home, and skipping dinner just to get a little more flying in. I remember the
ease of downloading new aircraft on a 14.4 modem off of the FS4 forum on AOL.
I remebered the ease of adding trees and rivers with AS&D.

Then I looked into the other room where in my CD rack was every version of
Flight simlulator from 5.1 up. Why didnt i love Simming like is used to with
old FS4. Then I smuckered to myself as i realised that 5 CD's packed full of
FS could never give me the amount of Joy as 2 5 1/4" diskettes...kinda funny
aint it.

Keep Simming

P.S. Needless to say the old 486 is sitting up in my bedroom with only 2
directories on the hard drive.
C:\windows
C:\fs4
I kind of know what you mean. I've got a P200mmx loaded with flightsims.
Though they're not up to the newest FS2K/CFS2 standard, the sims I've got are
light years of the stuff I played on my old 286. My system was perfectly
placed (about a ayear ago) to get great sims at cutrate prices. Now the
stuff's even cheaper, but I've got to get it in E*Bay (I miss actually going
into stores and buying stuff new). The joys of having a "new syatem" and being
able to buy the latest stuff is illusory, and fades more with each season. i
doubt, of the sims I've picked up of late, any one has sucked up my time as any
of the stone-age sims of the late 1980's (unlike you, my sim-of-obsession was
Battle of Britain). The problem for me with FS4b was the sound - I was ready
to accept unnaturally contoured or textured ground, but that repeated buzz was
just too much. Years before I ever got fs4, I babysat for this couple with a
Mac (and a bottomless tub of butter-pecan ice cream). On that machine (this
was in 1987 - remember 1987? Iran-Contra? Queen's "It's a kind of magic"? the
debut of the Fox Channel?), I could fly a version of flightsim that was
basically comparable with FS3 - spot view, and the Lear Jet (my own version was
optimized for the PX/XT, had no spot, and only offered the Cessna). The
Learjet was awesome because, if for anything, the realistic scream of it's
engine. How I loved that howl. On fs4, you probbaly needed SGA, which I never
received nor found on the web. (I have ASD, and nothing else). It's almost as
if I played Falcon3 for years and found out that Falcon4, on another computer,
was actually a step backward.

But, it's still good to hear from fs4 fans. Keep simming.

rfnagel
11-16-2000, 11:24 PM
I had an experience the other day that I would like to tell all of you FS4
simmers about that I thought you can relate to.

Jeesh! There ya go getting me all teary eyed.


Thanx for an excellent post :)

Rich Nagel