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  1. #1
    easterna300 Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?

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    enged Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
    Hello, Daniel,
    All of the basic flight sim software I know is commercial; i.e., you buy it,
    not download it. Once you have a few basics, though, there are loads of free
    downloads of aircraft, scenery, etc. By way of background, FS5 is several
    generations old now. However, if you're using an older computer running
    DOS/Windows 3.1, then FS5.1 may be your best choice. It might show up in
    computer stores (really cheap!) or here on the net at auctions, etc. Check the
    Swap area here as well.
    For Windows95, there's FSW95. And more recently there's FS98. Most recently
    (a month ago)FS2000 showed up. Read the forums here and you'll learn about each
    one. Essentially FSW95 was a Windows95-friendly FS5.1. FS98 has more options
    and demands a somewhat more powerful machine. FS2000, even more so.
    Me? I used FS5.1 for years and years on an ancient 486/66/8 machine and
    enjoyed it a lot. I switched over to FS98 only this week, as I finally got
    around to cleaning up the den and making room for a new computer.
    Essentially, the sim you search out and buy depends on what computer you're
    running. Let people know what you're running and you'll get advice galore.
    -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM

  3. #3
    straker Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
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    pete

  4. #4
    einstein Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
    Hello, Daniel,
    All of the basic flight sim software I know is commercial; i.e., you buy it,
    not download it. Once you have a few basics, though, there are loads of free
    downloads of aircraft, scenery, etc. By way of background, FS5 is several
    generations old now. However, if you're using an older computer running
    DOS/Windows 3.1, then FS5.1 may be your best choice. It might show up in
    computer stores (really cheap!) or here on the net at auctions, etc. Check the
    Swap area here as well.
    For Windows95, there's FSW95. And more recently there's FS98. Most recently
    (a month ago)FS2000 showed up. Read the forums here and you'll learn about each
    one. Essentially FSW95 was a Windows95-friendly FS5.1. FS98 has more options
    and demands a somewhat more powerful machine. FS2000, even more so.
    Me? I used FS5.1 for years and years on an ancient 486/66/8 machine and
    enjoyed it a lot. I switched over to FS98 only this week, as I finally got
    around to cleaning up the den and making room for a new computer.
    Essentially, the sim you search out and buy depends on what computer you're
    running. Let people know what you're running and you'll get advice galore.
    -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM
    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard

  5. #5
    jfink Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
    Hello, Daniel,
    All of the basic flight sim software I know is commercial; i.e., you buy it,
    not download it. Once you have a few basics, though, there are loads of free
    downloads of aircraft, scenery, etc. By way of background, FS5 is several
    generations old now. However, if you're using an older computer running
    DOS/Windows 3.1, then FS5.1 may be your best choice. It might show up in
    computer stores (really cheap!) or here on the net at auctions, etc. Check the
    Swap area here as well.
    For Windows95, there's FSW95. And more recently there's FS98. Most recently
    (a month ago)FS2000 showed up. Read the forums here and you'll learn about each
    one. Essentially FSW95 was a Windows95-friendly FS5.1. FS98 has more options
    and demands a somewhat more powerful machine. FS2000, even more so.
    Me? I used FS5.1 for years and years on an ancient 486/66/8 machine and
    enjoyed it a lot. I switched over to FS98 only this week, as I finally got
    around to cleaning up the den and making room for a new computer.
    Essentially, the sim you search out and buy depends on what computer you're
    running. Let people know what you're running and you'll get advice galore.
    -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM
    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard
    Hi Dennis & Richard;
    I am even more backward 5.0a on win98.

    John

  6. #6
    enged Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard
    Hello, Richard,
    Your memory is correct. I have FS5.1 on our ancient 486/66/8 home computer.
    Then earlier this summer I bought a Toshiba 3025CT laptop onto which I
    installed an FS98 given to me as a gift. I fooled around and learned how to
    install add-on planes and scenery, but never found a way to install a joystick.
    I got pretty good at keyboard flying, but it wasn't that much fun after having
    stick and pedals.
    I finally got around to cleaning up the den so a new computer would fit. I
    might have mentioned, now I have a Dell T600 with 256 SDRAM, Ultra video, SB
    Live sound and a 19-in. Trinitron. It cost me less than our old Compaq cost,
    back in 1994 (though that included a laser printer as well).
    It works smooth as butter with FS98, and I especially like the latter's
    specific panel and sound options. And judging from the shortcomings of FS2K (no
    ground shadows, light limitations, etc), I'll last a long time with FS98.
    I need to learn more about ADE, though. A lot of my lightweight old crates
    convert poorly. I've fixed a couple, but only by dumb luck so far.
    Oh, I bought AF99 and Custom Panel Designer as well for the new system.
    They're installed, but I haven't tried anything except ADE. -- Dennis S,
    FSEngEd@AOL.COM

  7. #7
    einstein Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard
    Hello, Richard,
    Your memory is correct. I have FS5.1 on our ancient 486/66/8 home computer.
    Then earlier this summer I bought a Toshiba 3025CT laptop onto which I
    installed an FS98 given to me as a gift. I fooled around and learned how to
    install add-on planes and scenery, but never found a way to install a joystick.
    I got pretty good at keyboard flying, but it wasn't that much fun after having
    stick and pedals.
    I finally got around to cleaning up the den so a new computer would fit. I
    might have mentioned, now I have a Dell T600 with 256 SDRAM, Ultra video, SB
    Live sound and a 19-in. Trinitron. It cost me less than our old Compaq cost,
    back in 1994 (though that included a laser printer as well).
    It works smooth as butter with FS98, and I especially like the latter's
    specific panel and sound options. And judging from the shortcomings of FS2K (no
    ground shadows, light limitations, etc), I'll last a long time with FS98.
    I need to learn more about ADE, though. A lot of my lightweight old crates
    convert poorly. I've fixed a couple, but only by dumb luck so far.
    Oh, I bought AF99 and Custom Panel Designer as well for the new system.
    They're installed, but I haven't tried anything except ADE. -- Dennis S,
    FSEngEd@AOL.COM
    Hi Dennis,

    That new system sounds good. I started out with a 486/66/8 system too, which I
    gradually upgraded to a Cyrix 586/100/32 system before I gave up on it and
    bought a new machine about 18 months ago, which is, of course, already
    obsolete:-( I think the new one cost me less than half what I'd spent on the
    old one plus the upgrades.

    I haven't had much experience of converting my old planes yet because I've been
    too busy dowloading new FS98 ones that I've been longing to try. My limited
    efforts to convert the old ones leads me to suspect that they will need a lot
    of work.

    Do you know whether it is possible to create static FAB files with AF99? I
    guess the answer is probably "no", in which case I will hold on to my treasured
    and increasingly rare copy of Flightshop, but I guess I'll get AF99 as well in
    the not too distant future.

    Richard

  8. #8
    einstein Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
    Hello, Daniel,
    All of the basic flight sim software I know is commercial; i.e., you buy it,
    not download it. Once you have a few basics, though, there are loads of free
    downloads of aircraft, scenery, etc. By way of background, FS5 is several
    generations old now. However, if you're using an older computer running
    DOS/Windows 3.1, then FS5.1 may be your best choice. It might show up in
    computer stores (really cheap!) or here on the net at auctions, etc. Check the
    Swap area here as well.
    For Windows95, there's FSW95. And more recently there's FS98. Most recently
    (a month ago)FS2000 showed up. Read the forums here and you'll learn about each
    one. Essentially FSW95 was a Windows95-friendly FS5.1. FS98 has more options
    and demands a somewhat more powerful machine. FS2000, even more so.
    Me? I used FS5.1 for years and years on an ancient 486/66/8 machine and
    enjoyed it a lot. I switched over to FS98 only this week, as I finally got
    around to cleaning up the den and making room for a new computer.
    Essentially, the sim you search out and buy depends on what computer you're
    running. Let people know what you're running and you'll get advice galore.
    -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM
    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard
    Hi Dennis & Richard;
    I am even more backward 5.0a on win98.

    John
    Hi John,

    It's nice to know that good old FS5.1 lives on in all its forms. Even though I
    am now really enjoying FS98 I guess I'll keep 5.1 running for a long time. It
    integrates better with Apollo Scenery and object designer and Flightshop, so it
    will remain my testbed simulator. Did you have many problems getting it running
    on Win98? Some people seem to find it no trouble at all while others run into
    all kinds of snags.

    Richard

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    enged Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    Hi Dennis,

    That new system sounds good. I started out with a 486/66/8 system too, which I
    gradually upgraded to a Cyrix 586/100/32 system before I gave up on it and
    bought a new machine about 18 months ago, which is, of course, already
    obsolete:-( I think the new one cost me less than half what I'd spent on the
    old one plus the upgrades.

    I haven't had much experience of converting my old planes yet because I've been
    too busy dowloading new FS98 ones that I've been longing to try. My limited
    efforts to convert the old ones leads me to suspect that they will need a lot
    of work.

    Do you know whether it is possible to create static FAB files with AF99? I
    guess the answer is probably "no", in which case I will hold on to my treasured
    and increasingly rare copy of Flightshop, but I guess I'll get AF99 as well in
    the not too distant future.

    Richard
    Hello, Richard,
    I cannot speak to your FAB question; I've never tried anywhere. Actually,
    conversion of the older planes is simple, provided you're not a stickler about
    historical accuracy. That is, as I did, you can always make the Wright Flyer
    behave like the ultralight or some early WWI plane you happen to like. I
    remember when I built it, I did flight dynamics by the book--and the thing
    barely got off the ground. (As the kids say these days, duh!) -- Dennis S,
    FSEngEd@AOL.COM

  10. #10
    jfink Guest

    Default Re: FS5 Forum

    where can i get the fs5, is it a microsoft program you buy or can i download
    formsomewhere?
    Hello, Daniel,
    All of the basic flight sim software I know is commercial; i.e., you buy it,
    not download it. Once you have a few basics, though, there are loads of free
    downloads of aircraft, scenery, etc. By way of background, FS5 is several
    generations old now. However, if you're using an older computer running
    DOS/Windows 3.1, then FS5.1 may be your best choice. It might show up in
    computer stores (really cheap!) or here on the net at auctions, etc. Check the
    Swap area here as well.
    For Windows95, there's FSW95. And more recently there's FS98. Most recently
    (a month ago)FS2000 showed up. Read the forums here and you'll learn about each
    one. Essentially FSW95 was a Windows95-friendly FS5.1. FS98 has more options
    and demands a somewhat more powerful machine. FS2000, even more so.
    Me? I used FS5.1 for years and years on an ancient 486/66/8 machine and
    enjoyed it a lot. I switched over to FS98 only this week, as I finally got
    around to cleaning up the den and making room for a new computer.
    Essentially, the sim you search out and buy depends on what computer you're
    running. Let people know what you're running and you'll get advice galore.
    -- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM
    Hi Dennis,

    I hadn't realised you didn't have FS98. I thought I was the only remaining guy
    on this forum who was a pure FS5.1 user. I bought FS98 myself a couple of weeks
    ago, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The best thing about FS2000, as far
    as I'm concerned, is that it brought the price of FS98 way down so I was able
    to do a cheap upgrade. I'm running it on a Cyrix MII 300 MHz desktop with great
    results, and it isn't at all bad on my Pentium I 266 laptop. I seem to recall
    that you were trying to use FS5.1 on a laptop but had joystick problems. Did
    you ever get that fixed?

    Richard
    Hi Dennis & Richard;
    I am even more backward 5.0a on win98.

    John
    Hi John,

    It's nice to know that good old FS5.1 lives on in all its forms. Even though I
    am now really enjoying FS98 I guess I'll keep 5.1 running for a long time. It
    integrates better with Apollo Scenery and object designer and Flightshop, so it
    will remain my testbed simulator. Did you have many problems getting it running
    on Win98? Some people seem to find it no trouble at all while others run into
    all kinds of snags.

    Richard
    No I had no problems but Ive been dealing with computers for 19 years now.

    John

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