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    Pat's right. You don't have to uninstall the disk version.
    (But if you want you can. And as you see in the link I gave, if you do uninstall it, steam will install using the same paths as the disk version.)

    when I said it's not that easy to install accel I meant the disk version.
    You were asking about disk, then steam, then about a plane, and a scenery. In future when you have a different topic, better start another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomTweak View Post
    You don't need to uninstall the FSX you have installed. It and FSX:SE are apples and oranges to your computer, and never the twain shall meet.
    FSX:SE doesn't give give a fiddler's darn what FSX you have, what SP you might have, anything. It goes ahead and installs fine. It has Acceleration, SP1, whatever, already built right in. You won't need to install anything, other than Steam, and then tell it where to stick FSX:SE for you...ahem.
    It's probably best to have the computer freshly cold-booted before you install Steam and FSX:SE, but other than that...

    I installed it the night it hit the market. I could afford 5 bucks for flight sim, and I'd seen a lot of good things about FSX, so I thought I'd check it out. I pulled out The Card (I actually do a credit card, believe it or not), got my lovely wife's permission, and told it to install on my D:\ drive. I loaded it up once it got done, checked it for a few minutes, and went to bed.
    That was it. No muss, no fuss, no bother. I didn't reboot after it installed.
    I never shut my PC down, unless I have to. Like to clean it every week, or if something manages to grab all the CPU cycles, and I need to kill it.
    So, I go up the next day, and flew for a few hours, learning what FSX was all about. I liked it, and stuck with it like glue. I really love the carrier ops capability, which led me to the FSX BA Hornet, etc. Then, foolishly, I saw the thread for Kosta's Tweaks, and I was lost down the rabbit hole. I like to tweak things to try and make them better

    Anyway, the point to all my rambling is that FSX:SE 1) has all that you can add to FSX built right in when it downloads, and 2) is easy as pie to install.

    Good luck, and have fun, no matter what you decide
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    A big Thank YOU again Pat. I get what you're saying about not having to uninstall FSX in order to DL FSX-SE, it's just a personal preference of mine. Better to be safe than sorry, if it can happen, it usually does. I want to eliminate the slightest possibility of any conflict..... Can FSX-SE be played on steam in multiplayer or via I.P. connect as far as you know?


    A few questions about other games I'm interested in. Please share your knowledge if you know anything about either game. Combat Flight Simulator 2 & Combat Flight Simulator 3 were pretty popular back years ago & I'm interested in getting one of them. Do you know if there is an online forum to play either of these games either through a server or via I.P. connect? Thanks for any help. Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by il88pp View Post
    Pat's right. You don't have to uninstall the disk version.
    (But if you want you can. And as you see in the link I gave, if you do uninstall it, steam will install using the same paths as the disk version.)

    when I said it's not that easy to install accel I meant the disk version.
    You were asking about disk, then steam, then about a plane, and a scenery. In future when you have a different topic, better start another thread.
    You are correct IL88PP - I didn't mean to cross the wires by going from one extreme to the next....... Please bare with me, I'm just getting back into FSX and it's a bit overwhelming at times trying to keep to topic and remember what topic I'm on. Getting older but that's no excuse. Thanks for your input as well.

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    Can FSX-SE be played on steam in multiplayer or via I.P. connect as far as you know?
    Yes to both. SE is pre-setup for MP. Just click on the heading over on the left side. I don't MP, so I can't speak much about it. Best I can offer is that my lovely wife and I have made a number of flights networked in our own little world here at home, using FSX:SE's MP capability, and it worked very nicely. Easy to set up, super coordination and planes, you name it.
    Combat Flight Simulator 2 & Combat Flight Simulator 3 were pretty popular back years ago & I'm interested in getting one of them. Do you know if there is an online forum to play either of these games either through a server or via I.P. connect?
    I don't know a thing about either one.
    Having said that, if you're looking for a real good way to go rampaging through a shared MP environment, shooting other players down, bombing their bases, and so on, look into VRS TacPack. It's an add-on software for FSX, including SE, that let's you spawn things like SAM sites, ground vehicles, carriers to land on or destroy, and a huge list of weapons to add to your plane for destroying all that fun stuff, and shoot down other players in MP sessions.
    The only caveat is that any plane you want to use, other than the F/A-18E (I think it is) that you can get from VRS when you get TacPack, has to be TacPack enabled, and the weapons you MAY add to it are determined by the dev that enabled it. They call it their Super Bug. You'll hear a lot about it on the forums, I am sure. I am pretty sure, though, that when we get this next update out, the FSX BA Hornet will be beter. Heck, I think it's better now, but just an opinion...
    Of course, someone designed and implemented a kit for "Adding TP to any plane".
    I just got TP so I can help test and improve the FSX BA Hornet, so I'm still learning all the ins and out of TP, but it looks like a lot of fun. Still working on getting all the weapons placed correctly, with their weight and drag settings correctly set, but I did manage to shoot down a target drone the other day. Kinda fun chasing it down and killing it, although I doubt the drone felt that way...

    Does that offer any help?
    Pat☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomTweak View Post
    Yes to both. SE is pre-setup for MP. Just click on the heading over on the left side. I don't MP, so I can't speak much about it. Best I can offer is that my lovely wife and I have made a number of flights networked in our own little world here at home, using FSX:SE's MP capability, and it worked very nicely. Easy to set up, super coordination and planes, you name it.

    I don't know a thing about either one.
    Having said that, if you're looking for a real good way to go rampaging through a shared MP environment, shooting other players down, bombing their bases, and so on, look into VRS TacPack. It's an add-on software for FSX, including SE, that let's you spawn things like SAM sites, ground vehicles, carriers to land on or destroy, and a huge list of weapons to add to your plane for destroying all that fun stuff, and shoot down other players in MP sessions.
    The only caveat is that any plane you want to use, other than the F/A-18E (I think it is) that you can get from VRS when you get TacPack, has to be TacPack enabled, and the weapons you MAY add to it are determined by the dev that enabled it. They call it their Super Bug. You'll hear a lot about it on the forums, I am sure. I am pretty sure, though, that when we get this next update out, the FSX BA Hornet will be beter. Heck, I think it's better now, but just an opinion...
    Of course, someone designed and implemented a kit for "Adding TP to any plane".
    I just got TP so I can help test and improve the FSX BA Hornet, so I'm still learning all the ins and out of TP, but it looks like a lot of fun. Still working on getting all the weapons placed correctly, with their weight and drag settings correctly set, but I did manage to shoot down a target drone the other day. Kinda fun chasing it down and killing it, although I doubt the drone felt that way...

    Does that offer any help?
    Pat☺
    Absolutely Helps. That's what I'm looking for. Sounds like Combat Flight Simulator where you could so exactly as you stated, "rampaging through a shared MP environment, shooting other players down, bombing their bases, and so on". So I will definitely look into that. Where would I dl that? Steam?


    Is there a program or a way to talk with one another besides through posting as we are? Such as FB Messenger or other program used in FSX. I've been out of the On-Line Flight Sim stuff for years. The last time I actually played On-Line was back in the 1990's playing Combat Flight Simulator where we used Voice Chats & could type messaged to each other while flying. We used to have a great time having squad practice, bomb runs ect. It was a blast. Thanks for the info.
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    Where would I dl that?
    Try going to the VRS TACPACK PURCHASE page. It's currently going for $29.95 USD. Look down at the bottom of the page to select the sim version you want it for. You can also purchase their F/A-18E, fully TP enabled. Radar, FLIR, missiles, different boms, all that work on it. The weapons the Hornet can carry, naturally. Obviously, you can't carry an AIM-54 on a Hornet.
    HOWEVER: There are some freeware aircraft out that are TP enabled. Dino Cattaneo' F-14, F-35, and T-54 work very nicely with TP. So does the, you guessed it, FSX BA F/A-18C v18.3. When we get done with the v18.4, it'll be even better, too
    There are other freeware planes out there. You just have Google something like FSX Freeware airplanes Tacpack. You get the idea. Then there are the payware birds. I can't buy payware, as I am on an extremely limited budget. But you can take a look on the Flightsim Pilot Shop, right here on this site, to get an idea of what's available and for how much. Just look up at the top of just about any FlightSim page to find a link.
    Is there a program or a way to talk with one another besides through posting as we are?
    I know of TeamSpeak3 for such coms. There are a number of others, I am sure, but that's the one I've always used. a lot of people use it, and there are servers for different groups all over. Once you get involved in a MP situation, they'll tell you their preferred comms methods, and where to get it.

    Hope this all helps!
    Pat☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomTweak View Post
    Try going to the VRS TACPACK PURCHASE page. It's currently going for $29.95 USD. Look down at the bottom of the page to select the sim version you want it for. You can also purchase their F/A-18E, fully TP enabled. Radar, FLIR, missiles, different boms, all that work on it. The weapons the Hornet can carry, naturally. Obviously, you can't carry an AIM-54 on a Hornet.
    HOWEVER: There are some freeware aircraft out that are TP enabled. Dino Cattaneo' F-14, F-35, and T-54 work very nicely with TP. So does the, you guessed it, FSX BA F/A-18C v18.3. When we get done with the v18.4, it'll be even better, too
    There are other freeware planes out there. You just have Google something like FSX Freeware airplanes Tacpack. You get the idea. Then there are the payware birds. I can't buy payware, as I am on an extremely limited budget. But you can take a look on the Flightsim Pilot Shop, right here on this site, to get an idea of what's available and for how much. Just look up at the top of just about any FlightSim page to find a link.

    I know of TeamSpeak3 for such coms. There are a number of others, I am sure, but that's the one I've always used. a lot of people use it, and there are servers for different groups all over. Once you get involved in a MP situation, they'll tell you their preferred comms methods, and where to get it.

    Hope this all helps!
    Pat☺
    Huge Thank you again Pat. I will definitely take a look at all you mentioned. Should be up & running soon & I'm sure I'll have more questions. Probably should post new threads for those subjects. Thanks again

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    Glad I could be of some help. I know I get a bit verbose (Big word for the week!) sometimes...

    I won't be of any help on CFS stuff. I haven't the foggiest idea about it.

    In fact, most of my ideas tend to be foggy. Especially if I haven't had enough coffee. The water of life, coffee.

    Have fun!
    Pat☺

    Had a thought...then there was the smell of something burning, and sparks, and then a big fire, and then the lights went out! I guess I better not do that again!
    Sgt, USMC, 10 years proud service, Inactive reserve now

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