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John Oxborough (john04o) Trainee

Hello! Just wanted to come and say hi. Just signed up to this as I love the look of some of the downloadable add-ons. I've had a few editions of FS, 95 and 98 I think, definately 98, and whatever the previous one was. Finally convinced the wife to buy me FS2004 and joystick for anniversary present.

I'd love to chat to people who are FS enthusiast. Although I've had previous versions, I've never got into it's full capabilities, just general flying and thats it. Would love to get into online interaction, although not sure what that involves, I hear theres ATC people online too. So would love some guidance and advice.

In addition to the instant messaging IDs below (I can't add the MSN/Yahoo IDs to my profile as they are too long - Confused ), I use Skype: john04o so please get in touch. I love making new friends.

As detailed below, why not check out my Live365 radio station, which is a Christian music station, but not preachy, mainly just music station, with great presenters mainly from US, Canada and UK.

Enough of me talking now, look forward to hearing from you all Very Happy

John

spuddi Guest

welcome john,

for downloads check out www.simviation.com and also www.avsim.com

for online ATC you'll need broadband and then go to www.vatsim.com
form their you download sqwarkbox and then you can connect to the network and chat with the ATC controllers.

any questions about anything post it here.
If you need help installing downloaded aircraft do a search here, theres been loads of topics on that.

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Very Happy Welcome aboard john04o Very Happy

Any questions just ask as there are loads of people here willing to help you get the MAX enjoyment from the sim Wink

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!

Greekman72

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Welcome aboard Group Wave

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Kurt Stevens (KurtPStevens) First Officer

Hi John...Welcome

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Ed Reagle (edr1073) First Officer

Hello John and Welcome... Laughing Laughing

Razz Razz

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Welcome aboard and good flying.

Yes

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michlin First Officer

Welcome aboard, John! Very Happy

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Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

Hey John Group Wave

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Barge First Officer

Hey john04o.

I think you will enjoy these forums. There are always people here who can help with anything and most are very knowledegable on FS and hardware.

Welcome.

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Jared Captain

Welcome aboard

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Thumbs Up! Welcome aboard.

Radar

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robbier First Officer

Hey, John! I am robbier! Welcome aboard, and have a great time! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

-robbier

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John Oxborough (john04o) Trainee

Thanks for the very warm welcome all of you! The best I've had off ANY forum! Laughing

I'm running a laptop with 1ghz, running 384MB ram, which has recently been upgraded from 256....32mb of that is for memory. So its all running better than it was before.

I have 2mb broadband, which Im sure is more than good enough for online gaming, but will laptop / flying perfromance be affected while playing online

Also, how exactly does multiplayer work....its not like a sports game where you play against each other.....hope im not being too stupid!

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robbier First Officer

actually, multiplayer is when you connect to the session, then you can see all the other people flying with you in the same session that you are in!! preety cool feature if you know what session to connect into and what people are in eaach session!! (so you could plan somethin w/friends i.e. "meet me in this session at this time", so then you could all fly)
thats just an example, but multiplayer feature's pretty cool! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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