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My first shots from FSX Demo.

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Greekman72
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:56 pm 

I just install FSX Demo and had a short first check flight.
These shots are with all hardware settings to MAX and screen resolution to 1152 x 864 and of course with no-edit at all except the resizing.
Some first conlusions...Great welcome music,nice menu,Better Scenery,detailed houses,great trees acceptable water textures...In low flights i notice difference between the blurry scenery of the default FS9.

I also didnt notice any problem with my system performance while i run it.

My specs Arrow

AMD 64 3400+ 2.4GHZ
NVidia 6800 512mb
RAM 3GB
Installed in 120GB IDE H/D.

Have a look Arrow



















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99jolegg
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:57 pm 

Excellent shots - some of the best I've seen for FSX yet Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:16 pm 

Great shots Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:31 pm 

Excellent.

That should put to rest all the complaints that the demo sucks. If your demo looks crappy, it's because your computer is isn't up to the task..

The reflection of the plane in the water was really nice.
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:42 pm 

They have to be the clearest shots i've ever seen Thumbs Up! ,in fact i could have sworn i saw a monkey in those trees in shot 6. Wink Laughing
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:44 pm 

I too like the way it looks on your machine, yes the water is excellent looking but you do have a super card.

Nice, you must be getting high FPS in the graphic intensive areas.
Try loading a pay-ware aircraft into it and see what the does to the FPS.

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:37 pm 

Very nice pics Thumbs Up!
You and your PC seem to be FSX ready....Me,I need an upgrade Crying or Very sad
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:53 pm 

Excellent GM Water textures are awesome Exclamation
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:23 pm 

Wow, thanks for taking the time to render them pics. With so many negative posts about the Demo you brought back hope again. I'll be happy if only water textures were included in this new version. That alone is worth the upgrade.

I have a Geforce 6800 Ultra 256 MB card. I thought that was the max memory. You say yours is 520 Mb? Please confirm, that spec is correct. I'm out of town so haven't checked the demo. More pics, please. I noticed you know how to pick nice shots compared to the ones posted over the internet that look crappy and doesn't show the best features. Dare you for some dynamic highway shots. Confused
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:47 pm 

RadarMan i will soon follow your advice and let you know Wink

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Maldo860 Have a look here Arrow

http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=2&l2=7&l3=3&model=992&modelmenu=1

And and a small correction if im allowed too...I speak for 512MB not 520 Wink
I ll keep on mind the Dynamic Highway task... Very Happy Wink

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Im really happy that i put a small stone to the infos collection about FSX.
Thanks for the kind comments... Smile Very Happy
I have to feed the monkey i pick form the trees now... Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:48 pm 

Wait a minute! Those are the pictures from your vacation, right? ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

Just kidding. Laughing
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Greekman72
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:50 pm 

CrashGordon wrote:
Wait a minute! Those are the pictures from your vacation, right? ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

Just kidding. Laughing


Betrayer Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad ...You promise to keep the secret... Evil or Very Mad

ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:06 pm 

Fantastic Shots there GM Exclamation Exclamation -- You put FSX in a whole new light! Wink
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:48 pm 

Nice shots some of the best i have seen for fsx keep up the good screenshot work
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:23 am 

Hey Greekman, do you have AIM or MSN? Those are some NICE shots...
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:55 am 

No i dont...Sorry Sad
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:59 am 

Well i try to install a payware craft but seems that its locked for this option or i miss something...
Anyway i get some more shots in day and dusk in order to get an idea how it will looks like...I also edit these shots with the same way i do for FS9(Color expsosure,resizing and sharpness increasing)

Have a look and get your conclusions Wink

















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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:06 am 

GM72 those are AMAZING shots!! I love the second one and all the others!!

Looks like your running a super computer over there!!
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:10 am 

Love Stunning Exclamation

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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:33 am 

Thanks guys. Thumbs Up!

I don't share these shots in order to advertise my system Exclamation This is clear Exclamation
Besides its a medium one according to what we can find in the market this moment.
My only purpose is to show people that after some long discussions we had about what kind of system we should have in order to run FSX and if we had to upgrade to a super wooow one or not... Rolling Eyes
My first conclusions-and correct me if I'm wrong-is that we have been trapped from the load of articles about what FSX needs and run to the H/W shops and spend a load of money in hardware stuff in order to be ready... Shocked
I believe(with a medium system) that if we patiently wait for FSX ,and install it, most of us will run it...Maybe some of us with lower settings and some other with higher...But we will run it Exclamation
MS want to sell the product too...They don't want to make something that only a few people can get....They advertise their product with such a way in order to help hardware brands to sell...Thats marketing tricks... Juggle
If i have to propose something is to install this demo,play with the settings and see what we get...Then we discuss it again... Umm...

Of course these are only some thoughts from an amateur and any corrections or objections are acceptable. Wink


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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:35 am 

Greekman72 wrote:
Thanks guys. Thumbs Up!

I don't share these shots in order to advertise my system Exclamation This is clear Exclamation
Besides its a medium one according to what we can find in the market this moment.
My only purpose is to show people that after some long discussions we had about what kind of system we should have in order to run FSX and if we had to upgrade to a super wooow one or not... Rolling Eyes
My first conclusions-and correct me if I'm wrong-is that we have been trapped from the load of articles about what FSX needs and run to the H/W shops and spend a load of money in hardware stuff in order to be ready... Shocked
I believe that if we patiently wait for FSX ,and install it, most of us will run it...Maybe some of us with lower settings and some other with higher...But we will run it Exclamation
MS want to sell the product too...They don't want to make something that only a few people can get....They advertise their product with such a way in order to help hardware brands to sell...Thats marketing tricks... Juggle
If i have to propose something is to install this demo,play with the settings and see what we get...Then we discuss it again... Umm...

Of course these are only some thoughts from an amateur and any correction or objections are acceptable. Wink


Very logical thoughts at that Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:53 pm 

Awesome shots GM72 Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:43 pm 

Great shots and I agree wholeheartedly with your views on the types of PC's we will need.

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:46 pm 

Cool.

My PC with 2GB DDR2 and an XFX 6800XT XXX 512mb Edition should run this well when I upgrade from a celeron Embarassed

Might go dual core as I have heard this produces good results on FSX.
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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:58 am 

Cool shots, I have instaled the demo and have pushed almost all the sliders to high, and my computer can run FSX. The only problem is with the water slider pushed to 2x the water still doesn't reflect. Is there something I missed, the demo looks great, just not as good as it did in your shots.
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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:17 am 

Anonymous wrote:
Cool shots, I have instaled the demo and have pushed almost all the sliders to high, and my computer can run FSX. The only problem is with the water slider pushed to 2x the water still doesn't reflect. Is there something I missed, the demo looks great, just not as good as it did in your shots.


The first package of shots(The DH ones)are not edited at all.The second ones with the BB-58 has been edited by adding more sharpness.Both are resized to 800 x 600 which anyway improves the shots quality.So the fact that probably you notice better water reflections than yours maybe its only a matter of editing and nothing more...Just a thought Wink

Maybe if you tell us your systems specs and post a screenshot too could help us more. Wink




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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:19 pm 

Enjoyed the shots GM, but I still need to upgrade my hardware, I've just found this site,............ Laughing Laughing

http://digitaltigers.com/zenview.shtml?gclid=CLWZo5jr14cCFTQ-MAodgyGeSQ

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My piggy bank is empty, haven't won the lottery, help, donations maybe..........

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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:26 pm 

I think the Arena one is what you need... Shocked Drool
Im able to Donate about it with 1 euro Laughing Wink


Excellent site BTW. Thumbs Up!




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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:43 pm 

The "Arena" would be just right for the front view, then have a "Powerscape" for rear vision. I could really enjoy that!

Yes Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:24 pm 

Hi, I'm the one that just wrote about the reflections in the water on the demo. I don't think it was the fact that you edited the photos that made them look so cool. But my water looks like it did in MSFS2004. It's a flat blue surface and will show the shadow of the plane but not the reflection of the plane. I don't know how to take screen shots but I know that the computer isn't possing a problem. It can run the game at Ultra High settings on almost anything the demo has. Including the water slider set at 2.X but still no reflections. I dunno what I'm doing wrong
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