Has everyone gone on holiday or is FS2002 now truly dead and gone?
Has everyone gone on holiday or is FS2002 now truly dead and gone?
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I've noticed a decrease in posts just about everywhere.
Probably just a slow-down in the normal cycle of things and will
pick back up soon.
I don't think FS2002 is dead, but that light at the end of the tunnel
just might be an oncoming train?
'02 has been around a long time, most that use it have it down
pat so there is not that much question asking and such!
I fly it several time a week, about 1/3 of my flying!!
>Has everyone gone on holiday or is FS2002 now truly dead and
No Way Ho Say, Ian.
I am by far, still a hard core fan of FS 2002. Life for me at the moment has just been very bussy lately since I changed jobs last year.
FS2002 kicks as*** because of its low system requirments. Just buy a standard computer today at a cheap price, and wal-ah, you have the most overly powerful machine to run FS2002, with all the settings sliders to full (then looking as good as FS 2004 at medium settings). All you need is some descent add-ons, ATC, Scenery, aircraft etc, and you've got it all, as good as FS 2004. Do not loose hope guys, I am sure there are more of us out there than we know.
I am willing to upgrade, but what pees me off, is the fact that whenever a new version is brought out, you need a super tech, NASA, 10 billion dollar computer to run it at full specs. This is my theory, Microsoft keep bringing out newer, more demanding versions, then we all are forced to have to upgrade our computers. Think of the profit these guys make. Now, I have nothing against them. Change is good! But at the price they offer, No Way. I am better off saving the money up for more real-life flight lessons. Anyway, keep positive! Good flying to you all!
Just a point! Take a look at the screenshot forum, you'll find me there, "DHM Airways". Just recently I did a film about 45 minutes long with nothing but FS 2002. Apparently, the members loved it. If you haven't already, you should check it out and watch it. It was some great encouragement for me to know that such a great performance could still be had by FS 2002. Anyway, I am soon to be delivering a second film up soon. I have not told anybody yet, but you can all consider yourselves privelleged to know ahead of time, only because you guys are with me. We are the FS 2002 Club, and we hold steadfast on its reins.
Nor is it dead for me.
Only, I am experiencing some trouble with running the game in Vista and some programs I use for creating scenery, AI and such do not yet work as they should.
I guess fs2004 has some advantages over fs2002 as it has more AI possibilities, effects and even more addons of all kinds. But fs2002 suits me fine.
This forum is not obsolete but as in some earlier reply was pointed out, most questions have been answered already.
Darn right, although I have been away from here so long I no longer recognise any names here.
I think there has been a decrease in posts also due to the season I think.
FS8 is not dead, I just purchased my third unit of FS8. I like FS9 a lot better, however FS8 is a very significant simulator, and a giant improvement over FS7, almost as good as FS9. The learjets look way better in FS9. But for me FS8 is a workhorse, obviously I fly it 3:1 compared to FS9.
FS8 really amazes me, it came out perfect, no patches or updates for it. Every other flight sim has had patches or updates, except for FS8.
I have found that MS is so aggressive in business that their policies are really unfriendly, and they have more and more big brother programming. Also they are big on forced obsolescence, they believe, why leave 98/se/me users alone when they can make using these as difficult as possible in the hopes that they'll give up and send MS more money for upgrades to XP or Vista. Who cares about 98/se/me users? XP users should, because they are next, in a couple of years XP will also be dropped from support as obviously outdated and inferior. I mean, once per year I get a blue screen w/ 98se, obviously it's inferior, although there's absolutely no difference in productivity, and in ordinary office use it is actually faster. I complain about MS's policies about 98/se/me, because I'm a frugal shopper, and if MS is going to treat 98/se/me users like this now, I'm not going to spend $300 for XP pro just to get the same treatment in a few years. I was going to purchase 1 xp pro to use w/ 1 unit of FSX DLX, and I was also going to get a 2nd unit of XP pro to use to run my 2nd unit of FS9 which I already own, however when I was going to download 98se drivers for an elaborate HP printer, HP posted a notice that MS no longer allows any manufacturers access to 98/se/me files so no new 98/se/me drivers will be allowed to be produced, and also the notice from HP also indicates that MS stopped them from posting the old driver files they already produced for 98/se/me. Now that really sucks. Especially when these printers of mine originally came with 98/se/me drivers. That is forced obsolescence in MS's effort to "motivate" us to upgrade our software and send them some more money so they can squeeze every last cent out of us. My opinion is, now I do not want to buy any further XP's, or FSX DLX, and certainly not Vista, or Office 2007. And I think I'm going to try running my 2nd unit of FS9 on either 98se or ME. I run all three of my FS8's on 98se, they run great, except that I try to avoid using nvidia video cards with 98/se/me because nvidia's drivers for these are awful, rendering the planes black in FS8. ATI cards and drivers work fine. Also I'm going to expand into Linux, Unix, and OSX, and get away from big brother programming and unfriendly MS policies.
Who's making all the noise?? People are trying to sleep here!!
You're so sweet! We are very lucky to have you as a member here! You're not only accomplished but a great enthusiast.
I've got three licensed units of FS8 running. I haven't had time to search the FS8 downloads, sheesh, I've just been installing FS9 and some FS7 aircraft, have a couple of FS8 planes too (I like the FFG Learjets). FS8 is really flexible.
I just bought a 256 mb stick of some unidentified ram ($3), I'm going to see if I can plug it into one of my sims and see if it's gonna be compatible. Also bought an Asus IDE cable. Wow, Asus is so fancy. It's a hobby, I have a lot of fun putting these flight sims together or upgrading them. I'm still a bit upset about MS's policies. I have three HP printers, if I were not really computer savvy, those would have been three printers ready for the scrap heap. Instead I'm going to install new ink cartridges and trudge forward.
I hope you have a super evening.
Well, not completely dead and gone. I have just dusted off my old copy of FS2002 and am having a ball. I forgot how smooth and really good the sim was (is). I have been simming since FS2 and was running FSX with good results before leaving America. I have recently retired to Mexico in the mountains and grabbed my old copy of FS2002 before I left to have something to do in my spare time. I couldn't bring my "good" computer with me so we brought my wife's emachine (which is very popular here) and my 21" flat monitor. We found out that NAFTA only works one way, make big business in America richer and keep Mexico poor. Anyway, I found that her machine with a 2G HD AMD 64 and the on board nVidia w/ 512 does just fine. All I had to do was add another 512 of RAM and it was off the the races. The 512 of RAM cost $40.00 US here so I was happy. I logged back in to Flightsim.com and picked up some good downloads and here I am. My computer room overlooks the lake and mountains so it's perfect. Life is pretty good, Tequila, perfect weather year round, great scenery and FS2002.