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i have just purchased FS2002pro - not opened yet - its a present so I wont get it till endofnext week.
I also want a combat game as was going to buy CFS3 - but out of stock in shop however, having read this forum I'm not sure its the right buy. I live in UK
system Athlon 1800 - 512MB ram 2 40G drives matroxG550 video - machine used for Photographic manipulation.
Whats should I buy?
11-26-2002, 03:12 PM
I think I'd be tempted to hang on for a few weeks and see if the issues for what seems like 50% of the owners of CFS3 are resolved. If they are, CFS3 could well be brilliant.
As for myself, I think I've wasted my money, but that contradicts the experience of a lot of other people who have had little or no trouble and love it to bits.
I don't know what IL-2 is like, though I played the demo some time ago and it looked okay.
11-26-2002, 07:06 PM
I have CFS3 running fine on a P4 2.0GHz, 256RDRAM and a GeForce 2 MX400 64mb with the new 40.72 drivers. I'm having a ball with it although after completing the RAF Fighter Campaign (having made Germany surrender) I have moved back to FS2002, repainting... etc etc.
IL2 is a worthy opponent, basically there is more too it with CFS3, its larger and more expanded. I would guess at if you have some spare change lying about to get CFS3, you can always take it back :-)
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11-26-2002, 08:48 PM
Check your PM box please. Thanks...
12-03-2002, 03:07 PM
Hope you are enjoying FS2002! I think its the best FS since FS98.
I have a P4 1.5 with 256 meg and an NV Gf4 Ti4400 128 meg.
FS2002 is brilliant with most of the options on full.
I am a bit disappointed with CFS3. I think it needs more power than I have (certainly more ram as I listen to the disk drive). The graphics remind me of WW2 fighters by Janes (98 vintage???).
CFS2 is fine although the landscape is not as good as FS2002. However at least the aircraft look as good and can often be swapped between the two sims.
As for Il-2, I have had a soundcard problem (perhaps my "fault" as i have an old SB card). Otherwise it has a lot to offer.
My rating at the moment (unless you get a very fast machine)would be-
12-15-2002, 05:45 AM
Do yourself a favor and wait to get CFS3.
I would get IL-2 over CFS3 ANYDAY.
Just my opinion!
12-15-2002, 11:33 PM
One thing about cfs3, if you turn the difficulty levels down and fly the spitfire, it would be almost impossible to lose in a dogfight, even for the beginner. It can take you from novice to expert very smoothly.
12-18-2002, 03:42 PM
Your video card is an excelent video card for using dual monitors and running high resolutions, and light 3d use (cfs2 ect...). But the only people that don't complain about cfs3 and are able to run at high qualities 4 and 5 without getting kicked to the desktop are people with top end 3d cards like the 128mb gf4 ti's or ati 9700 pro. It is mostly users with medium range cards like me (gf4 64mb mx400 and gf 3's) that are having problems. So in other words, unless you want to spend 200 to 330 on a new video card to really capitalize on this game I would wait until you get a better card.
This game was "really" made for todays absolute top end cards and the cards of the next two years. Anything less is torture.
12-23-2002, 06:31 PM
If you want a good simulation, get Il-2, as the flight dynamics are much better than anything CFS3 can offer. If you want a good game... Get Il-2 too. Microsoft have been thoroughly 'owned' in this latest confrontation, and Forgotten Battles is really going to put the boot in.
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