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  1. #1
    cloudyvfr Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --

  2. #2
    degiorgio Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    Chase view in CFS?? New one on me.
    Cheers, John.

  3. #3
    lnuss Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    In FS98, under Views/View Options, when you have the Spot view checked, there
    is a box marked Gradual Transition. Uncheck it, and your spot view becomes rock
    steady. I've not found anything like this in CFS yet. Hope I just overlooked
    it.

    Larry N.

  4. #4
    lnuss Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    Oops, forgot to coment on the Chase view. Not much different, except that it
    forces you behind the a/c when you hit the C key. Still not steady --
    difficult to fly from spot view this way.

    Larry N.

  5. #5
    cloudyvfr Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    Chase view in CFS?? New one on me.
    Cheers, John.
    John -- Yes, push the C key while flying. See page 18 of manual.
    ---Cloudy---

  6. #6
    degiorgio Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    Chase view in CFS?? New one on me.
    Cheers, John.
    John -- Yes, push the C key while flying. See page 18 of manual.
    ---Cloudy---
    Er,hem, yet another case of RTFQ. Thanks for the pointer.
    John.

  7. #7
    rednic Guest

    Default Re: General Impressions

    Just installed CFS -- first impressions report:

    I'm unable to properly evaluate the handling, as system problems have disabled
    my joystick. Hope to cure that soon.

    Scenery: Great! As good as, many ways better than FU2, and nice smooth frame
    rate (didn't look at numbers) everywhere I've been - Mountains are great, too.

    Aircraft look good, love the virtual panel with working gauges.

    Views: Spot view is lacking one important factor that would make it usable for
    more than admiring aircraft: you can't stop (that I've found) the wallowing
    around. You could disable this lousy "feature" in FS98, but I can't find out
    how to do it in CFS. Cockpit viewing options seem improved.

    Multiplayer: I set up a session (though I didn't yet fly with anyone), and the
    program apparently assumes you're going to shoot somebody, or at least engage
    in combat, right away, since it won't let you start on the ground (at least
    that I've figured out in the 5 minutes I spent).

    The FSD P-51 imports nicely, though I didn't yet succeed in getting the CFS
    P-51 panel and sound to work with it.

    You're stuck with leaving the CD in the player, even though you have an
    apparently full install to hard disk.

    I'll give more impressions once my system is back together and the joystick
    works again. All this so far is with maybe 10-15 minutes total spent with the
    program.

    Larry N.
    Larry --
    Regarding your Views comment: Try the Chase view, which puts you farther from
    your plane -- you can cycle around the plane just like in the Spot view - it's
    nice for those photogenic landings.
    When you get a chance, I'd be interested in what you are describing as
    wallowing and how it is disabled in FS98. Thanks -- Cloudy --
    Chase view in CFS?? New one on me.
    Cheers, John.
    John -- Yes, push the C key while flying. See page 18 of manual.
    ---Cloudy---
    Er,hem, yet another case of RTFQ. Thanks for the pointer.
    John.
    John,

    Check out message number 514 re: joy sticks.

    David

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