Posts by btscott

    There are 8 download packs. The first one is 7.8Gb. I have tried twice for well over an hour and both times the download hangs/freezes. The second time it froze up at 96% with 32 seconds left! I waited for over a half hour and it didn't finish downloading! This is not acceptable! :cursing:


    Edit: Forgot to mention this is a download to update my Aerosoft DVD installation.


    Bruce

    This is going way too slow for me!! I have pretty much ignored this sim since I bought it and only check this forum every 2 weeks or so -- only to see status quo. I have no interest in VR. Zzzzzzz

    I just bought the DVD version of FS2, but haven't opened the box yet. I've been using the Saitek yoke and throttle quadrant for years. Am I to understand that they won't work properly in FS2?? I also have CH Rudder Pedals. Will they work?


    Bruce

    Thanks for all the reply's and input. Yes, I've been following along for several months so I 'm pretty well up to date with the current status of the sim and like everyone else I AM anxious for the features we are all waiting for to be realized.


    I don't plan on installing from the DVD just yet, however the DVD might have been a poor choice given the auto updating on Steam. I'm using Steam for FSX right now and it IS very convenient.


    Hah! Speaking of mountains -- FSX vectored me into a mountain on approach to LAS a weak ago. I could see that I was a bit too low, but I wanted to see if I would just barely clear it. Didn't happen --- crash. I re-flew the approach and decreased my rate of descent while increasing the speed a bit and of course that worked out fine.


    Bruce

    Yes, I realize FS2 is just getting started and it will be some time before it is fully fleshed out. In the mean time I have FSX steam version running quite nicely and with Steve's DX10 Fixer it is indeed beautiful, however it is still FSX with FSX warts!


    I ordered the DVD version as a means of supporting the development of FS2.


    BTScott

    Greetings from Phoenix!


    As long as everyone is expressing their wishes and desires for FS2, I might as well also.


    I'm not a pilot, and never will be. I spent my whole working career in the airline and travel industry. I am a casual, but avid, simmer. A flying gamer, if you insist. I am not the least bit interested in *study level* aircraft, though I think it's great they exist. Truly amazing actually!


    What I want is a highly polished FSX with terrific, accurate default terrain and city graphics, and no popping autogen, hiccups, stutters or pauses. I don't want another tweaking puzzle that's always missing pieces. The fewer scenery addons I have to purchase the better. FSDT Airports are truly wonderful, but they are problematic and very frustrating -- and they shimmer and twinkle.


    I want highly detailed and accurate default airports, with ILS, in major cities. Oh, and throw in a really nice directional default push back tug!


    I don't really care about real world weather as long as the default weather selections are credible, visually. I don't like flying in bad weather in real life, so why would I in the sim (where I can also play God)?


    I want a flight planner and GPS similar to FSX with option to have the auto pilot follow the flight plan on the GPS same as FSX.


    I want inside and outside camera's for multi views. It would be nice to be able to place a camera around the airport and runways like FS9.


    Like FSX default planes I want to be able to fly FS2 default airliners(with super HD graphics) with just ALT Hold, Vertical Speed Hold, Heading Hold, and Speed Hold and Approach Hold with the Auto Throttle and Flight Director for an auto pilot(CMD). I don't care about LNAV, VNAV, RNAV, SIDS, STARS, FMS, etc. In other words a simplified FSX style NAV system in the default liners. Speaking of default airliners where's the 777-200/300, 757-200/300 and the 737-800/900?


    I want an ATC program similar to or better than FSX.


    It would be nice to have features like FRAPS and FS Recorder for making videos.


    Btw, I just ordered the DVD version of this game.


    BTScott

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