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    Just a general statement - no offense meant. I just downloaded X-plane 11 demo. Popped around a bit. Sorry, but much like FSX did, X-Plane makes me appreciate FS9 even more. Our planes are more realistic, our sounds are better, and our frame rates are better. I operate at 60 fps in FS9 even with add-on airports, no stutters no nothing. How can it be that in this day and age, software like X-Plane can't have same FPS as 14 year old technology. It blows my mind. And I have i7 with strong graphics cards. Anyway, here's a toast to FS9....ol' reliable. I don' think I'll ever leave it.

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    Amen to your last two sentences, although I disagree with your assessment of X11.

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    Hi.
    It is very likely that FS9, and FSX, P3D, will be around for quite a while. XP11 has made some progress but if you want to use it as a tool, for VFR navigation using ground references, and have a system that is not the ultimate in throughput those are still best to use.
    To use XP11, in particular the later versions like 11.30, you will need a very powerful system, and most of the load is due to some obscure features that are useless, for all practical purpose, in my opinion. Many of the ground references are missing, and some airports also, but if you like to use it as a visual stimulator, and can put up with expanded time below 20FPS, it does OK.

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    I have reinstalled fs9 at least 20 times now, since it first came out. Computer upgrades and other reasons forgotten by now. But It is still worth it. All the scenery addons and airplanes, fs9 still can't be beat.

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    I have to agree about FS9 - it's still the benchmark I use to rate later/modern flight sims. The only thing more modern sims have over FS9 in my opinion is cloud shadows - if cloud shadows could be added to FS9, it would be the perfect modern flight sim in terms of the balance between graphics and performance.
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    Yes, cloud shadows and maybe internal cockpit shadows. Sloping runways are one of the biggest selling points of X11 for me.

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    FS 9 is like your favorite pair of footwear........it just fits comfortably.

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    Lmao!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
    I have to agree about FS9 - it's still the benchmark I use to rate later/modern flight sims. The only thing more modern sims have over FS9 in my opinion is cloud shadows - if cloud shadows could be added to FS9, it would be the perfect modern flight sim in terms of the balance between graphics and performance.
    Agree. Hard to beat FS9 at all. I see no reason to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha66 View Post
    Yes, cloud shadows and maybe internal cockpit shadows. Sloping runways are one of the biggest selling points of X11 for me.
    We actually do have sloping runways in FS2004.
    The late Garry Smith gave us sloping runways and ramps in his Ford Tri-Motor scenery. There's even a sloping runway down a mountain slope, so you can ski down it, nd even do an Evil Kanieval type vehicle jump. There's even a circular runway.

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