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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:45 pm
Ahh, the commodore 64. Back in the day, I loved that system. Gotta miss those cassette drives though ;D

And the floppy disk drive you could get was about the size of the computer itself ::)

...And after using the commodore for a couple years, we somehow got an intel 8086 system, which we later upgraded to a 286...! :o 8)

Those were the days ;)


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:14 am
by Rocket_Bird
Yikes, its time to get a new computer!  When FSX comes out that is... Im still running an ole pentium 3 with a have decent vid card that can just barely hold its own with todays addons.

Sigh, like some of you, I spent like so much money on payware though, i sure hope they are compatible.  Sadly im afraid they will probably be outdated by even better payware when FSX hits...


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:24 am
by Katahu
My credit will build up high enough for a more powerful Dell by the time that sim comes around.

*katahu dances like Ren & Stimpy*

Happy-Happy Joy-Joy Happy-Happy Joy-Joy!!!!!!!!



PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:43 am
by JBaymore
If it does require Vista M$ is just trying to milk us for more money.

And this surprises you how?   ;D

Microsoft is a business.  Businesses exist to make money.  And the king of all money makers is Microsoft.




PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:53 am
by Fly2e
[quote]Microsoft is a business.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:30 am
by dcunning30
Regarding backward compatibility:

If the MS folks figures out a better way of doing things, that would render FS9 add-ons incompatible, what do they do?  Be chained to an old architecture to maintain backward compatibility, or do the new thing for a better experience?  I say, they should use the new method AND provide conversion utilities.

My $.02


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:21 am
by CODY614
Commodore 64
210 kb Hard Drive
36" Sony Trinitron TV for moniter
100kb on board memory
not sure what kinda videocard?

Cody, I envy you. The Commodore 64 was my most favorite computer ever. My first flight simulator was for that computer. Then Solo flight. Awe man memories.

Hours and hours.........Now look at us.....

Jeff T.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:56 pm
by JBaymore
Personally I'll have to get the hardware up to snuff before I buy the new version of the sim.  I really do not want to re-create my first year of frustration with fs9.  

But I know that I will buy it.   ;D

And my "hot tip" for FSX.................. totally ignore whatever "minimum specifications" that Microsoft puts on the box.   ;) ;D



"Looking forward to true surrond sound in the simpit!!!!!"


PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:08 pm
by CODY614
I gotta admit.....I wished I could have really gone nut's with the video card.....but the 400 or 500 dollars for the top end was kinda hard to slip past my wife!
But I cannot belive the way FS9 runs now!....My old system got to be a slide show.
I dont' know how anybody else does it but I used to have mine built by a very good friend.....I watched and learned....found out where he bought his stuff.....And 'voila'....I built this last one myself!...Saves you bunch of money!
But you gotta do it.....even 1 year old stuff is too slow.Cuz the new stuff coming out is that good.
Jeff T.