Goatman24 Posted January 29 Share Posted January 29 I'm in the beginning stages of thinking about transitioning to MSFS 2020 from FSX and have some very basic questions. (Trying to get used to this new forum format as well.) My system is this.: Rosewill Thor V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, ASUS Maximus VII Hero Socket LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Processor (Slightly over-clocked), G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240 Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Memory Video Card, Thermaltake Toughpower 850W PowerSupply, Intel Solid-State Drive 335 Series 240GB, Corsair H-80 High-Performance Hydro CPU Cooler, 49" curved Samsung monitor and using Windows 7 64 bit Pro. 1. It looks like there are 3 prices for MSFS 2020 depending on which version you purchase. What else do I need to run the program? I don't know much about what Steam is and I don't use X-Box. Do I need to use Steam to run the program? Other options? What does Steam cost? I assume it is a monthly charge? I currently do not have my system connected to the internet as I did this to protect my system from malware. I am only interested in running the flight simulator and not other games. 2. I currently have a Saitek flight yoke, CH-Pedals, GFTQ6 throttle quadrant and lot's of buttons and switches programed to my FSX program. Will I be able to easily program these same items to the new MSFS 2020 program? 3. Is there a way of trying the new program out on my system before purchasing? I currently have a really decent set-up with FSX using satellite imaging for all of the United States, some added scenery and plane additions. Using a pair of seats from a small Honda, interior canopy from a Pull-A-Part SUV. I'm retiring in May so I'll have more time on my hands but also a smaller wallet. Any help would be appreciated. Mitch I was born on the North Coast, where they coined the phrase that they still call Rock-n-Roll! Asus Maximus VII mb, Wind7 64-240 GB SSD-8GB RAM-IntelCore i7-4790k Haswell Quad Core 4 ghz-GTX 1060-TH2G-2-Saitek Yokes, -2-CH pedals-GFTQ6 throt, 49" Samsung Monitor. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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