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    Why do you say it's not good?
    Robin
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by zswobbie1 View Post
    Why do you say it's not good?
    It's fine with FS9, haven't come across any real issues but not fine with many other older games.
    Mark Daniels

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    Ok, so Windows 10 is not good for games that are older than 17 years...
    Surely that's expecting a bit much.
    Robin
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by zswobbie1 View Post
    Ok, so Windows 10 is not good for games that are older than 17 years...
    Surely that's expecting a bit much.
    When up to Windows 7 you could play games up to 40 years old, no, don't think it's expecting a bit much.
    Windows 10 is built to force you to stay current, force you to buy and use only the software Microsoft want you to use and for you to keep regularly filling Microsoft's pockets $$$. That's Windows 10. The other operating systems gave you choice and flexibility.
    Mark Daniels

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    Should add, this is the type of thing that is happening with Win 10.

    Right now we are awaiting the new MSFS. If we don't like it, we will stay with FS9 or FSX right?
    These are the types of choices being taken away. Games like FS9 and FSX can stop working on Win 10 with the very next update.
    Your choice then becomes, if you want to flight sim, you will either use MSFS, X-Plane or P3D, nothing else! "We are Microsoft and this is what we will allow you to use."

    Retired? Not loaded with funds? Need a new PC to continue to flight sim? Bad luck! Microsoft doesn't care. No flight simming for you then.
    Mark Daniels

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    I have to agree a bit with Skywatcher12, I was on Windows 7 and I liked it, I had a hard drive crash and had to format, then when I went to install Windows 7 again I could but had to register but then the problem was I had used it too many times on my other machines so I couldn't register.
    I couldn't afford to buy another Windows 7 and the only option I had was to upgrade to 10.

    OK so now I can operate again and I have installed my flight sims and they are all working so far, then I read about MS installing updates that (might) stop FS from working so I looked in to turning off the updates, I eventually found a way but MS got round it and still they install the updates, again so far the sims still work but I get worried one day one or more of them won't.

    Windows 10 had a few things I like but I'm still not keen on it, it might be my imagination but I get the impression MS is more intrusive that it used to be, I can surf the internet then get emails and ads popping up relating to things I may have looked at days ago.
    I know this happened before but it seems even more now, I can go on Opera and surf using their VPN but I like Chrome, so what do I do buy more software?

    I'm retired too like Skywatcher plus a lot of younger simmers are at school or collage and they too haven't got the money to upgrade or buy more hard/software and if MS do decide to make it hard to use the older sims then they will make a lot of people very unhappy, I hope I'm wrong.

    Col.

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    Col, we are all being pushed off a cliff in software terms and our wallets ripped off us before we are pushed by Microsoft and Win 10. No one should be happy about it! lol

    Here is an example. There is an older crowd here, some may have an interest in golf games.
    There are 2 current golf games worth mentioning on the market, both still mediocre compared to golf titles past. Many for this reason, prefer to play the older golf titles that reigned supreme when golf games were incredibly popular on the PC.

    Under Windows 7, you could choose and run any of these classic titles:

    Links LS 2000
    Links 2001
    Links 2003
    Golden Bear Challenge
    PGA 2000
    Tiger Woods series (03-08. Total of 6 games)

    Then came Windows 10. Under Windows 10 some games broke for everyone and others broke for many depending on their hardware configuration as Win 10 is very fussy about hardware. From the list of the 11 titles above that worked on Win 7, we were now left with 3!

    Links 2003
    Golden Bear Challenge
    PGA 2000

    But wait! There's more! The PGA 2000 users were very happy! The game ran great under Windows 10! Long live PGA 2000! Then it came, "THE WIN 10 UPDATE" that killed any animation in the game! eg the golfer, golf ball, flags etc.
    PGA 2000 users were left with what I have shown below making the game useless!

    From the 11 games we could run on all previous operating systems, we are now down to 2. The question is, how long before "THE WIN 10 UPDATE" will kill the last 2 off as well???

    FS is no different, it's not a matter of if we lose it, but when. Microsoft want us using and constantly buying new software. They want us buying new hardware. They want us to move along from the software and games we enjoy when they tell us too.

    Win 10 sux!

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    Mark Daniels

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    Hey Robin, I see you are in Cape Town... I have friends there and have been flying out of the Intl airport. Question: Can you or has anyone improved the scenery around there? Especially "Table Mountain". The default scenery does not do it justice.

    Thanks,
    Gary O
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    Hi Gary,
    Yes, the scenery has been very much improved.
    Have a look in Avsim for Aeroworx South African scenery. The mountain looks great, as does Table bay harbour. There's also our local Air Force Base, Ysterplaat (FAYP). There is a mesh that also adjusts the mountain and coastline.

    Regards,
    Robin
    Robin
    Cape Town, South Africa

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    My Two Cents ( before taxes )
    Hard drives are dirt cheap. Install 2 hard drives and do a dual boot. Windows 10 on one drive and Windows 7 on the other. Make sure you update Windows 7 completely as it is being phased out. Run all your Legacy games on Win 7. I believe Windows 7 must be installed First. Google it.

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