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benji1867
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New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:26 pm

Hi guys

Im looking at maybe getting into aircraft sim games and i was wondering if anyone ha any tips of which game to buy and will ny run on my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite c855 and the specs are

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
6,144 (4,096 + 2,048) MB
DDR3 RAM (1,600 MHz)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000

any help/tips would be appreciated

Ben
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:36 pm

I should also say i may end up buying a pc more suited if i get into it.

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Re: New to Sims

Post by aviationcafe » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:55 pm

Your system should run both FS9 and FSX pretty damn well, but ideally you would need to upgrade the graphics to get better results then using the on-board graphics chip.

I recently purchased a GT640 for £50 from a CEX which I'm running on an older processor etc and honestly get between 20-30fps in both sim's using the card.

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Re: New to Sims

Post by EGVP » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:57 pm

CPU is ok, and that's what matters for FSX. I wouldn't expect miracles, medium settings and 25-30fps should be possible.

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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:39 pm

cheers guys for the info, just wanted to know i could feasibly run it, as stated, if i got into it id get a decent desktop to run it on etc. Couple more questions if anyone can answer, if i buy a second hand game can it still be used/registered? I read somewhere that fsx gold wont run on Win 7 64. Any truth?

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Re: New to Sims

Post by EGVP » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:26 pm

Will work fine, you may need to ring MS up to do it but it'll work.

No truth whatsoever.

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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:55 pm

just PM'ed you Chris
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Re: New to Sims

Post by EGVP » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:15 pm

Nothing received here mate?

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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:24 pm

Ill resend in a bit, just out pal
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Hi gain Chris, any recommendation of where to start, as in purchases?

cheers
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Re: New to Sims

Post by warhawk121 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:19 pm

Hi benji as Chris said FSX should work fine under windows 7 x64, at least I haven't had any issues with it in the time i have used it. but as Chris said as well if you do run into problems MS or even here might be able to help you resolve your problems. and you have just picked a good time to get into the flightsim community as the Just flight English electric Canberra PR9 is due for release next week..:)

also for scenery I highly recommend Military AI works for Military scenery and AI packs, simviation offers quite a few decent freebie aircraft as well.
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:33 pm

cheers Warhawk, once ive got FSX bought and had it a bit ill ask more relevant questions. Anything else you can think of that may be of use then send it my way.

thanks again
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:44 pm

Also what's people's thoughts between fs2004 and fsx?
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Re: New to Sims

Post by warhawk121 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:43 am

i''m not really the one to ask regarding a comparison between F2004 and FSX as I've only really used FSX. graphically FSX is graphically superior to 2009. that's about the limit of what I can tell you....:P
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:59 pm

Gone for fsx. Should be here Monday :)
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Re: New to Sims

Post by warhawk121 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:33 am

got a few aircraft recommendations for you..:)
the Harrier, A6 intruder, EA6 prowler and A7 corsair packs from RAZBAM

anything from Iris simulations as they are top notch.

the Just flight lightning and typhoon are pretty good (and the Canberra is released on the 19th as I said in an earlier post)

and if you want a challenge I highly recommend the VRS superbug pack which is probably the most detailed FSX model I have seen to date.

and if you want heli's and want to keep things simple some of the area 51 models are pretty good if a little basic.
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Re: New to Sims

Post by ukmil » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 am

and if you want FREE stuff

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Re: New to Sims

Post by warhawk121 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:40 pm

sorry UKmil, forgot to give you a most worthy mention! definitely worth the signup fee as some of the proceeds go to a worthy cause..:)
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Re: New to Sims

Post by benji1867 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:46 am

Wow, lot to take in, im back home tomorrow so hopefully itll be there waiting. I also purchased some just flight British Airports/fields from ebay so il have to put them in and then ill be having a look at the recommendations, thanks for the assistance so far, expect many questions lol.

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Re: New to Sims

Post by tim_raper » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm

benji1867 wrote:Also what's people's thoughts between fs2004 and fsx?
don't bother with either, if you're into realism just get yourself a copy of DCS World, once you try it you will never want to launch FSx again.
www.digitalcombatsimulator.com

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