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    Yup, got the full stack still usable from FS5 straight up to P3D v4. FS2002 Pro breaks the sound engine and makes terrible clipping noises because of such a high frame rate on this i7 ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigphil38 View Post
    Hi AwesomeCobra,

    I'm still running 2002 on a refurbished Dell XP machine hooked up to the TV downstairs.
    If you want some real nostalgia pick up a copy of Flight Unlimited 3 and add some 3rd party aircraft. This sim features ai planes that rev up on the end of the runway and vertical air movements over high terrain. I have successfully soared a Cessna on the side of Mt Rainier with the engine off.
    Real shame Looking Glass didn't keep developing their sim.

    I'v also got a working Oric Atmos with original twin disc drive from the mid 1980's. The flight sim on that is appalling though.
    Jeez, never checked this post in a while...

    I now have FSX Gold which someone sold for $3 (lol) running decently on a Windows 10 pro.

    bigphil38: I used to have a Dell XP, but mentioned earlier, I got a new W10. Ha, want some REALLY old stuff? They got everything back to the original and first sim here! https://fshistory.simflight.com/fsvault/downloads.htm

    Cheers,
    -Cobra

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsand View Post
    As to the lower graphics realism in 2002- I often fall back on good old Albert Einstein's 'imagination is more important than knowledge': "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." -Albert Einstein <possibly paraphrased>

    Since the simulator, no matter which one we use- how good the graphics- is still a relatively poor substitute for real flight- imagination will always be a very important part of flight simulation, and all the better for it: imagination helps you learn and adds needed youthfulness to the brain.
    Yeah, before recently buying FSX Gold and a new pc, I realized that no matter how many add-ons, the scenery and planes just will not be realistic, so I just come up with my own challenges to test myself.

    thanks for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSeaman View Post
    I'll repeat something I've said about FS2002 in the past.

    In terms of graphics and the over-all "look", I'll stack FS2002 over FS9 and FSX on any day when it comes to flying from pre-dawn to morning or dusk to dark at night. FS2002 just "looks right" when the sun is coming up or going down. Its an odd thing, you can't even show it in most screen shots but FS2002 just handles these times of day the best.

    It also doesn't hurt if you're running a fairly modern CPU/GPU combo and you max out ALL of the display options and sliders and still wind up with a rock-solid sim running at 60FPS+.
    Yeah, one of my favorite things of having fs02 (which I rarely use anymore) was being able to max out graphics and keep the frames. And i never really noticed the dawn/dusk difference (alliteration not intended ) between FS02 and FSX because like most people, I don't do much night flying. Sometimes I will set it right before dawn then take off to enjoy night scenery, then arrive at an easy day landing later.

    -Cobra

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSeaman View Post
    Its not that tough once you find the power of ADMIN in Win 10.
    “Remember…the ADMIN will be with you, always.” -Han Solo of Windows 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSeaman View Post
    Dang, one thing I keep forgetting is that I did cheat a little and install some early FS9 mod. textures for things like the Sun, Moon, stars, and water.

    Getting it right took a little time but the results were spectacular.

    Just check the FS9 Misc. section. One thing I used was the more-yellow sun texture.
    Its been years since I found the combo I wanted, if anyone's interested I could look up the download file names (pretty sure this was all from the same author except for the star data).
    Ah, the days of 60+ fps! Will definitely try this out sometime, thanks!

    -Cobra

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