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    Maybe a silly question, but I read on some sites that the Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack makes a big difference on the speed of FSX. Is it real?, will the acceleration pack make fsx run smoth?

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    Hi,

    Smoother......depending on your hardware in the first place.

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    Service Pack 2 (included with Acceleration, or available for free on its own) can improve performance of the sim, depending on your hardware. But you don't need to buy Acceleration to get it.

    Apart from having SP2, "Acceleration" as such is just an addon with a few planes and some missions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hansz View Post
    Maybe a silly question, but I read on some sites that the Flight Simulator X Acceleration Expansion Pack makes a big difference on the speed of FSX. Is it real?, will the acceleration pack make fsx run smoth?
    If you have both FSX service packs installed and then install the Acceleration Expansion Pack you will see minimal/no performance improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_A View Post
    Apart from having SP2, "Acceleration" as such is just an addon with a few planes and some missions.
    Really? You don't get five new airports and other scenery additions and improvements?

    5+ sceneries.
    1) Istanbul
    2) Longleat
    3) Tempelhof
    4) Edwards
    5) Reno (for the Reno air race)

    and most might have missed it, but the area around Mt St Helens (for the rescue mission) now uses 3M LIDAR data exported with custom fraction bits to enable smooth mountain meadows instead of the usual stair stepping.

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    Ok, so SP2 is the best option to get a smoth flight, better than get Acceleration pack. Thanks for the answers.

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    Thought the scenery just applied to the missions. My bad if not.

    I'd also like to know what are these other improvements, so I can go and marvel at them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4gix View Post
    Really? You don't get five new airports and other scenery additions and improvements?

    5+ sceneries.
    1) Istanbul
    2) Longleat
    3) Tempelhof
    4) Edwards
    5) Reno (for the Reno air race)

    and most might have missed it, but the area around Mt St Helens (for the rescue mission) now uses 3M LIDAR data exported with custom fraction bits to enable smooth mountain meadows instead of the usual stair stepping.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archiv...-worth-it.aspx
    You do, but I don't think there are only activated during missions.

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    I got Accel, and like it says on the box there are-

    3 new aircraft (Mustang/ Hornet and EH101 chopper)

    20 new missions

    19 competitive multiplayer missions

    Carrier takeoffs/landings

    Fixed-wing transport missions

    Chopper transport missions (winching cargo etc)

    Search-and-recue missions

    Air racing

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    So, just a few planes and some missions then.

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