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09-12-2004, 10:50 AM
i have fs9...can't say i'm a big fan of it -- mainly b/c of the performance on my computer...i'm thinking of getting fs2002, and i remember hearing that you can put fs9's atc (among other things) into fs2002. could someone please tell me how i would go about doing that, before i buy fs2002? thanks.
09-12-2004, 11:52 AM
FS9's ATC file contains more information than FS2002. Any new ATC verbiage will not be recognized by FS2002.
Since you didn't give any information about your computer, it is hard to say what improvement in game quality you would have with FS2002. If your computer is below 800MHz CPU speed, then FS2002 would be a better choice. Performance is dependant on CPU speed, GPU speed, RAM, free disk space and underlying programs running in the background.
If you computer is marginal, then you need to limit the load FS200X places on all the above items by lowering the sliders to an acceptable level for quality performance.
09-12-2004, 11:57 AM
i used to have fs2002 (and gave it to someone when i got fs9...::rolles eyes::), and maxed out all the scenery...looked beautiful and performed well (40ish fps)... i guess it's just the visual sacrifice that i have to take for my computer and fs9... to compensate for performance. my computer isnt a piece of junk, p4 2.4 ghz, 512 mb ram, nvidia geforce4 4600 128 mb. so the answer was that you cannot put the fs9 atc in fs2002?
09-13-2004, 02:13 PM
Correct, you shouldn't move your FS2004 ATC (*.gvp) sound files to FS2004. I tried an experiment by renaming the default FS2002 *.gvp files to *.pvg, then copying the same files from FS2004 into the fs2002\sound folder. While most of the sounds seem to work, I lost ATIS for KMCO with the FS2004 files. Deleting the FS2004 files one at a time, and renaming the same FS2002 file back to *.gvp found ATIS worked again with the FS2002 files.
Lastly, you should be able to run FS2004 quite nicely with your computer. I don't quite understand about the visual sacrifice you are indicating.
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