Hello everyone. I am a 52 year old male whose wife insists I find a hobby. So this will be it. I have only goofed around with flight sims in the past and never really learned to fly. I will be much more serious this time around.
So here is what I have. I have a copy of FSX. I don't know if it has the accelerator pack and I am not sure what that brings to the party. I will get some type of joystick as I think it is unlikely I can fly using a keyboard or mouse.
But here is the big thing. I am soon going to purchase a new retina Macbook Pro with a 2.3GHz i7 quad core, 8 GB memory, 256 GB SSD and 1 GB DDR5 Video memory for a nVidia Geforce 650m. Does anyone have any feedback as to whether this can run in a Parallels VM environment? I'd rather not boot solely into Windows to run this. Can't afford a dedicated FS computer. I imaging I will have to use some type of external drive as I will have limited space. Is it possible to run add on scenery and such from a fast SDXC memory card?
Aside from the hardware, what are to "go-to" software packs for this. Service Packs? Maybe a "No CD" program if that still applies? Also, I love eye candy. Maybe the top mesh/scenery packs? I am only interested in North America at the time.
Thanks in advance for any guidance.