Hello FS.com forumites!!! I finally got around to cleaning the remnants of FS9 out of my system and doing a full re-install. This time, before any add-ons I patched to v9.1. Now, I didn't have FS9 long enough to do anything with it before FSX came out. So it's been dormant for almost a decade while I played FSX on super low settings. Once I figured out I can run FS9 turned way up and it looks far better then FSX turned down, it's been my sim of choice. When my install finally kicked it, I said 'whatever!' and re-installed X-Plane 9. Don't get me wrong, I am keeping X-Plane on system most certainly after the add-ons I just bought for it. But I want to get use from my FS payware to, so I will run both on my PC for the time being.
That being said, most of my screen posts from now on will be a mix of X-Plane 9 and FS9. It will be kind of cool to compare the two directly, as they are far closer to each other in capability and scope then are XP9 and FSX, or XP10 and FS9.
As always, I hope you enjoy the shots, and thank you for watching CoolSeven's Picture Perfect Presentation.
XP9 Falco pit
FS9 FSD C337 pit
XP9 Piper Mirage pit
After taking a look at these, I am still undecided. I think in many of the shots, the high quality add on aircraft make a huge difference. Every single bird here is payware, the FS9 ones from FSD and Carenado. The X-Plane ones are Jason Chandler (Piper Collection) and X-Aviation (Sequoia F.8L Falco [quite possibly the best non-Carenado GA aircraft available for X-Plane 9.70 IMHO]) with the Falco being the last shot. I just cleaned out ALL of my fraps screen shots and was sure I saved a pic of the Falco's pit, as it's real work of art and the equal of, if not better than, many high priced add ons for FS9.
All in all, I think for straight eye candy, FS9 will take it. I don't get the same FPS in FS9 I do in XP9 either, so XP gains a little ground there. The 'feel' of flight and how I interpret what a simulated GA aircraft should feel like goes to XP9 all day long IMO. There is nothing wrong with FS9, not saying that at all, but XP9 just has it! Jason Chandlers aircraft models are used by Cirrus and Cessna in R&D and for keeping pilots current on procedures when the weather is bad or there are other reasons why they can't fly, along with saving on fuel. So if his Cirrus and Cessna (I have the 206H and T206H) are that good, his Piper collection is right up there too. His Piper Arrow III in particular feel exactly how I remember the last time I flew one in the real world.
So, hope you enjoy these, and I have made up my mind to spool up XP9 real quick and get a shot of the pit to post up here so you can see it for yourself. Every single button works, even the fuses!!!