Firstly please forgive my ignorance.
I have been enjoying Microsoft Flight Simulator since FS98 (and even earlier, however can't remember the title)
For 4 and a bit years, I have been running FS2004 on my old technology PC and monitor with a great deal of success (in comparison.) However with the size of new aircraft and scenery files ever increasing, it had become obvious I would soon require an upgrade of graphics card, processor etc which I subsequently have done.
I have purchased a new system form Arbico Ltd UK, and all works fine. Now FS2004 seems so much smoother/faster which was my goal. With the package, I recieved an edge10 19" LCD Flat screen monitor, which for everyday use at the moment is very good, however when I load FS2004 the graphics don't seem the best.
The main graphics issue is that the images, the aircraft and scenery, appear not sharp and seem merged and blocky especailly when viewed at any sort of zoom.
I think it must be a monitor or resolution problem as even though my almost 5 year old PC was slow at times the graphics were still very sharp although slightly jerky which I put down to the performance of the PC.
Again, I really don't know much about PC's and the like, I was advised by my dad that this system and package was the best for my needs. It seems that on the face of things, my new PC, which is so much superior in every way, plugged in to my old monitor would bring the best out of my new FS2004 experience. Of course I would love nothing better than being able to utilise the new 'box' with the new 'screen.'
It was suggested to me that Flat screens monitor might never have the clarity of old type monitors but i'm not sure this is completely true or they surely would never have superceded(?) 'old style' monitors.
I wil try to find out my exact specs of the PC if needed but here is what I know about the monitor.
edge10 19" Flat screen LCD monitor
Windows Xp (operating in 1440 x 900 if that matters)
Any ideas what I can try...please