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    Default Any FS2004 flyers here?

    This could be the loneliest thread ever.

    I just bought one of the MegaScenery packages for FS2004. Curious if anyone else had them or was thinking of getting one.
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    hey, yeah i occasionaly fly on fs2004, here's a good site to get new aircraft on www.surclaro.com, you have to sign up, but thats free and so are 90% of all the downloads the latest combat flight sim aircraft work on fs2004 aswell, i downloaded a great bucanneer
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    Truly you are the saddest people on the planet.

    I would rather watch paint dry than "play" in flight sim game.

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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    No but on the topic of flight sims I am very interested in getting the new Falcon 4.0 game. The first was brilliant but buggy, lets hope this si better.

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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martinus


    Truly you are the saddest people on the planet.

    I would rather watch paint dry than "play" in flight sim game.
    Hmm, let me respond in a proper and eloquent fashion...



    Must go. Back after with flight chat.
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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    I have it , but as good as I was with IL-2 forgotten battles I truly suck at FS2004.
    I can't even get a plain in the air without getting of the runway.

    And I don't really like the fact that it's so real , I mean it's just not doable to fly from Amsterdam to JFK international - a 6 hour flight.
    The taking of is fun ( well not for me ;) ) , the landing part is fun, but the long part in between is just long... to long.

    What I do like is that you can actually see ''AI''plains taking of , and landing , that I like.
    ANd I like the real weather option ( don't know for sure if is an option or DL ) , where you can actually fly in real time weather.
    Meaning that if there is a hurricane in Florida, you just take of Miami International ( or something like that ;) ) and fly in a hurricane ( gale winds, heavy rain etc . )

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    I agree with Dutch Guy, I just play it so i can have the fun of taking off and landing a 747 in Ronaldsway, Isle of Man(our airport)
    Beirut, did you say you had a scenery package? which one? does it cover britain, if so see if you can see my house, its just off runway 26 of Ronaldsway, about a mile SW
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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    Oh my Gods, it is getting worse more, people are posting here.

    The taking of is fun ( well not for me ;) ) , the landing part is fun, but the long part in between is just long... to long.


    What I do like is that you can actually see ''AI''plains taking of , and landing , that I like.
    You could just go an airport see real planes.

    ANd I like the real weather option ( don't know for sure if is an option or DL ) , where you can actually fly in real time weather.
    Meaning that if there is a hurricane in Florida, you just take of Miami International ( or something like that ;) ) and fly in a hurricane ( gale winds, heavy rain etc . )
    *sarcarsm mode*

    WOW, real weather, yee ha, yippy ki a!!!

    *sarcarsm mode off*

    Sorry, but I must mock you, because you broken the rules of gaming.

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    NOOOO!!! Not Ian the Lord Smeg.

    I am noticing a trend in the people who are in the AJC and like flight sims.

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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ian_of_smeg16
    I agree with Dutch Guy, I just play it so i can have the fun of taking off and landing a 747 in Ronaldsway, Isle of Man(our airport)
    Beirut, did you say you had a scenery package? which one? does it cover britain, if so see if you can see my house, its just off runway 26 of Ronaldsway, about a mile SW
    I got the Pacific Northwest scenery from megascenery.com. It was the price of a new game ($60, including tx and P&H), but it really looks terrific. Doesn't hit the FPS hard and is very immersive. It's not photorealistic as some would say, but it offers lots of "Wow!" moments when flying. The daytime scenery is good, the nighttime is very cool, and the winter is excellent. The scenery I bought covers an area of 30,000 square miles (175x175) around Seattle, Washington. The city looks good, though the 3D building still suck mostly, but the hills and valleys and mountains and lakes are great!

    Check out the screens here:

    http://megascenery.com/vol4-us.htm

    There are several scenery options available from this company, but from what I've read, this one is the best bang for the buck. If you buy only one, buy this one.

    The downside, aside from the price, is that the scenery looks best at Cessna speeds. If you fly at jet speeds the scenery loading doesn't always catch up with you and the texture resolution drops. But if you're happy to blob about in a prop plane, you'll get some seriously good looking terrain. The standard FS2004 terrain will look terrible in comparison. Oh, and installing the scenery is point & click easy but takes a good 45 minutes. The load times are also a bit slow, but not that bad.

    I'm looking forward to getting the Wings of Power add-on and flying my beloved Lancaster over this excellent terrain. I won't get to blow anything up but the plane and cockpit detail are first rate.

    For the naysayers who diss the flight simmers, all I can say is try it before you trash it. There's thousands of hours of fun to be had in sims like IL2, Falcon 4, Lock On and FS2004. If you've got the computer hardware and a good flightstick, you're set up for a hell of a good time.

    Besides, it drives my sweetie nuts.
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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martinus
    Oh my Gods, it is getting worse more, people are posting here.


    You could just go an airport see real planes.

    *sarcarsm mode*

    WOW, real weather, yee ha, yippy ki a!!!

    *sarcarsm mode off*

    Sorry, but I must mock you, because you broken the rules of gaming.
    Ya, ya. Go ahead and laugh. But once you're flying a Spitfire online with a couple of buddies and voice chat, a Guinness in one hand and a flightstick in the other, chasing Me-109s through the clouds, you'll understand just how much fun you can have.

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    yer i now agree with my scouse AJC brother, i just try and find my house...and please can every body else call me Ian the Lord of Smeg cause i REALLY like that!
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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    For the naysayers who diss the flight simmers, all I can say is try it before you trash it. There's thousands of hours of fun to be had in sims like IL2, Falcon 4, Lock On and FS2004. If you've got the computer hardware and a good flightstick, you're set up for a hell of a good time.
    I have played them.

    please can every body else call me Ian the Lord of Smeg cause i REALLY like that!
    I think you can get the mods to change your name. Kaiser/Capo has do it loads of times.

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    Default Re: Any FS2004 flyers here?

    well Martinus you must admit, shooting down Germans with IL-2 must have been fun - even if you really hate Fsims as a rule .

    And Well i thought about the scenery for fs2004 , it really looks beautiful, however as I said I truly suck at fs2004, it's just to real.
    So I didn't bother to install it on my pc ( the scenery that is )
    It didn't last as long as IL-2 did on my pc


    PS : Ian , PM Tosa about your name change , he can help.

    Last edited by Dutch_guy; 07-10-2005 at 12:06.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
    well Martinus you must admit, shooting down Germans with IL-2 must have been fun - even if you really hate Fsims as a rule .

    And Well i thought about the scenery for fs2004 , it really looks beautiful, however as I said I truly suck at fs2004, it's just to real.
    So I didn't bother to install it on my pc ( the scenery that is )
    It didn't last as long as IL-2 did on my pc

    You checked out the MegaScenery? Pretty sweet eh? Bloody expensive though. The problem is once it's loaded, it ends up being the only area you want to fly over because everything else looks like hell in comparison.

    As for IL2, I think it's the best flight sim ever. (And yes, it is much easier to fly than FS2004) I much prefer props to jets, much more feel to it. And the patches that have come out for IL2-Pacific Fighters have been great! Talk about after sales service. New planes, new maps, new ground objects. All free. The only thing really missing is triggers in the mission editor like Janes WWII Fighters had. Nothing makes mission building come alive like a good trigger system to set up random events.

    I'm waiting for the IL2 team to release their Battle of Britain sim late this year. Everything about the sim is going to be top shelf as far as detail and flight modelling go. That's going to be the cat's whiskers when it comes out. I might get the Shockwave sim of Battle of Britain which is out now. Looks a bit too much like a glorified CFS3 (which sucked in too many ways to describe), but at least it's been debugged and improved.

    Ah, the joy of sim flying...
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