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A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:58 am

This will make Charl very happy :) , Whiles on holiday I found I need a Flight Simulator so with a I5 267Ghz 4.00RAM 15" monitor - laptop would be the ideal fix , have to return to a joystick tho, but it would be interesting to compare the performance, I have to check the stats on the ATI Mobility RADEON HD 6370 graphics card.

The AMD Radeon HD 6370M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370) is a laptop graphics card for entry level notebooks
Robson XT
Architecture Terascale 2
Pipelines 80 - unified
Core Speed * 750 MHz
Memory Speed * 800 MHz
Memory Bus Width 64 Bit
Memory Type DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory 1024 MB
Shared Memory no
DirectX DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology 40 nm
Date of Announcement 26.11.2010

So it should look pretty sweet with this gear ... Charl maybe in your hip pocket setting this up , weather and AI especially .. been away from it for so long .
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Fozzer » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:15 am

Well done Ian!.... :thumbup: ...!

Good-Old FS 2004 is always highly recommended, and well worth using on a slightly; "lower-end" computer!
There is a wealth of awesome fantastic, free software available for the Sim, and it can be made just as enjoyable as FSX with less load on the Processor!

It still has pride of place on my Desktop for instant use, whenever I wish to experience it!

Have fun with FS 2004, Ian!

...and there's nothing wrong with a "Joystick"...trust me....I use one all the time!.... :wink2: .... :lol: ....!

Paul....FS 2002/FS 2004/FSX.... :drool: ....!
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:28 am

I think the combination of this processor, the G/card maybe a bit wobbly on it but would be interesting cos FS9 was more a CPU muncher just need something in these hotels they have here and making the sim transportable ... course good to see my old retro Christchurch airports, Wigram B-)

After being with a yoke throttle and rudder pedals for well over 15 years .. YES! the joystick is very limited.
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Fozzer » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:47 am

Ian Warren wrote:I think the combination of this processor, the G/card maybe a bit wobbly on it but would be interesting cos FS9 was more a CPU muncher just need something in these hotels they have here and making the sim transportable ... course good to see my old retro Christchurch airports, Wigram B-)

After being with a yoke throttle and rudder pedals for well over 15 years .. YES! the joystick is very limited.


...just remember, Ian....

All the best Fighter Pilots only use a; "Joystick"....

...none of this fancy; "steering wheel" stuff.... :wink2: ....!

Paul.... :lol: ....!

P.S...Its FSX which is heavy on the Central Processor....FS 2004 is OK!
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:14 am

You may forget Richard Bong , United States highest scoring ace flying the P-38 twin engine steering wheel and all .. they want to keep him alive so they made him a test pilot for Lockheed and testing the P-80 with joystick gets himself killed ... BUGGER!
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:16 am

Fozzer wrote:
Ian Warren wrote:I think the combination of this processor, the G/card maybe a bit wobbly on it but would be interesting cos FS9 was more a CPU muncher just need something in these hotels they have here and making the sim transportable ... course good to see my old retro Christchurch airports, Wigram B-)

After being with a yoke throttle and rudder pedals for well over 15 years .. YES! the joystick is very limited.


P.S...Its FSX which is heavy on the Central Processor....FS 2004 is OK!


OH BUGGER ! got mixed up this morn .. well we will see and compare .
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Charl » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:41 pm

:cheers:
It's where MS FS started... in airport terminals with 6 hours to kill for a connecting flight.
A laptop is all you need.
I had a little $5 joystick that clipped onto the Num 8-4-2-6 keys and did the business!
Fact is, just about any computer still running today, will munch FS9 with little problem.
I always knew this would happen, some day... :)
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Splitpin » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:00 pm

"I always knew this would happen, some day.." and it has Charl.
If it's good ... it's always good, in today's terms, you may say a benchmark.
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:52 am

I thought I was OK , thought I had taken FSX out off this laptop, but no after a cleanup and defrag , a few glitchs appears the G/card on this PC cannot run any FS .. BUGGER!
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Fozzer » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:31 am

So... its just the...>>>

"The AMD Radeon HD 6370M (sometimes also still called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370) is a laptop graphics card for entry level notebooks
Robson XT"

...which is poo for the Flight Sims?... :unsure: ...!

Only good for showing letters and numbers on the screen... :( ...!

That's the trouble with all this Laptop; "built-in" stuff!

At least, with a "Computer", your can change stuff to suit the application.

...changing stuff is nice... :rolleyes: ...!

Paul.....Changing into a Frog Prince... :rolleyes: ...!
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:07 am

Yeah .. Pooooooooh stuff
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Re: A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004

Postby Ian Warren » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:09 pm

Now have a extra PC I will put and A RETURN TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR 9 .. FS2004 on that XP machine so it will be interesting to clean that out and go for an old but new FS9 Machine.
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