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Hello everyone. Im new here..


Im finally done with other quests in my life and ready to persue the ultimate one and build a 737-800 home fixed base cockpit.


Im 39 figure better do it now. I know this is going to be a long and tedious project.


I know that Flight deck solutions will be a mainstay for me when im ready to buy the MIP bundle.


Im actually building a book mark list of pages to head to when buying stuff.


I have a questions.. I see that most home builders use FSX.. but which version? Would the PC deluxe version be enough?

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON : 16GB DDR4 3000MHz:

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 TI graphics card.

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If you already have the FSX Deluxe discs, then I would say go for it! Otherwise look to either FSX-SE, FSW, or P3D. There is also a good "Cockpit Builders" forum on this site.

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Good luck! My ex Navy shipmate who's now an Army soldier, built himself one. Came out really good!
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For some payware (some freeware planes too) fsx deluxe has to be updated with the service packs SP1 and SP2 (Or with the fsx-acceleration update, which contains what SP1 and SP2 have plus a few extra's). The SP's are free downloads, but acceleration disk is payware and no longer sold by microsoft. (I doubt a second hand acceleration disk can be legally activated. The accel disks are also almost impossible to find online.)

fsx-se does come updated to accel right away. So that would be an option if you insist on having accel. But, fsx-se does not have the software development kit included. (SDK.).


I said deluxe+accel many times, but don't think it's a requiremet at all. You can have oodles of fun with deluxe+sp's as well!


Just dive in and enjoy!

One last tip, don't install it in it's default location. Create a folder named C:\myfsx or d:\myfsx for example, then run the install disk and choose the folder you created as install location.

Oh, disable dvd writing software before installing. It often interferes with the fsx disks making the install fail. (make sure none of the dvd writer progr start up at boot, or just uninstall the dvd write software and reinstall after fsx is fully installed.

And, after fsx is fully installed, make a backup of that whole folder. A backup of the default files is needed. You can't simply pick a file off the install disk in case you delete a file by mistake. Make the backup after the whole install+updateSP's is done, but before installing any addons.

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