Hello Guest May 17, 2022, 12:42:14 *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 

Poll

Which would be better?

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- 4 (16%)
Flight Simulator X
- 21 (84%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: June 26, 2008, 03:38:49


Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?  (Read 11428 times)

Third Mate

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1600
Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« on: June 01, 2008, 03:38:49 »

Sorry if this may not have to do anything with ship simulating, but i am planning to buy a flight simulator soon so i can start having fun with planes because im thinking of becoming a pilot and i cant make up wich would be better.Because for some reason i have a feeling that Flight sim 2004 is more realistic than FSX but FSX has more controls than flight sim 2004, so im confused and cant make up my mind.So i make a poll so everyone can vote ad give me their opinion on this, maybe i could make up my mind after all.
Logged


THE 888 MARK
THE 999 MARK
THE 1111 MARK

Mad_Fred

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 8689
  • ✝ In Memoriam
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 04:22:41 »

Hi Third mate..

Either one would do for that purpose.. they are both realistic and there are not many more things you can do with FSX that you cannot use in FS9 (avionics/simulation wise)

FSX is just newer, better looking.. and uses the newer hardware better. But from a simulation standpoint, they don't differ that much.

So it basically depends upon your PC, if you can run FSX ok, I'd go with that. If not, I'd take FS9.

Regards,
Fred
Logged

Agent|Austin

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 04:39:59 »

fsx is better if you want realistic atc in multiplayer
Logged

Simaddict

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 82
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 06:00:03 »

Hi,
I have both systems but am currently using FSX, I have used flightsimulator since it started, and you do see improvements with each new version, If you are looking for the one that gives you the most addons in respect of Planes and Scenery, I would Suggest FS9, at the moment FSX is very limited to its addons in both aircraft and Scenery, but It is also a Frame rate eater unless you have a good udated computer, I am with IVAO and as I fortunately Buld my own computers, I have Kept ahead of things and get a Frame rate of 23fps in FSX. The Choice really is Yours.
Logged
Anthony (Simaddict)

Third Mate

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1600
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 06:46:17 »

Ahh, thank you for your opinion, what im looking for is full realism.So pretty much like inside the cabin to have blurry parts of the cockpit or the airplane have a blurry paint job and when hitting something part of the wing would snap off  the clouds looks realistic,plenty of smoke, rain, sun and the terrain, cars moving and the whole background thing... etc. And when the night falls you would see the controls light up and inside the pit to be all lit up nicely.I would be happy with the airplanes that i have to be honest, at the moment i would not need any more until i pass flying school, and that would take a few month or years (learned to fly the planes in the game good).
Logged


THE 888 MARK
THE 999 MARK
THE 1111 MARK

Agent|Austin

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 06:51:29 »

Ahh, thank you for your opinion, what im looking for is full realism.So pretty much like inside the cabin to have blurry parts of the cockpit or the airplane have a blurry paint job and when hitting something part of the wing would snap off  the clouds looks realistic,plenty of smoke, rain, sun and the terrain, cars moving and the whole background thing... etc. And when the night falls you would see the controls light up and inside the pit to be all lit up nicely.I would be happy with the airplanes that i have to be honest, at the moment i would not need any more until i pass flying school, and that would take a few month or years (learned to fly the planes in the game good).

Your wing won't snap off but it will have a big CRASH screen. You can also add failures such as engine failure control failure APU failure. Everything else you ask of is in the game.

I can get you some pics tommorow of everything. :)
Logged

Captain Kool

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 340
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 08:41:04 »

Recommended 3.6Ghz processor.... If you have that I would say FSX.
Logged

maritiem

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 409
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 09:43:08 »

hi

i have also fsx and i have to say it looks realy realistic,in fsx you have more airplanes and airports and they made the airport more realistic for example cars standing near your airplane etc...
but it is very difficult too learn flying.(a yostick is realy needed cause this makes it more easier to fly)
fs 2004 is much more easier.(you realy need a very very good computer too play fsx)

maritiem
Logged

People can almost do anything, The only thing they can't is forgive each other.

pauljanaway1

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008, 10:35:33 »

i have never played fsx but have played 2004 and 2004 was very good allthough it just did not have the fine details of ship sim
Logged

[RWP]DJM

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 7004
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 10:36:52 »

Hya all :)

FSX is great, but it is a performance 'hog' when you bump-up the graphics ;)

Carl.
Logged
RNIB - Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People.

I am no longer a member of the Moderation team, so please send any messages about licence key issues to a currently active member of the team.  Thank you.

Captain Best

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 3237
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 10:38:35 »

Hya all :)

FSX is great, but it is a performance 'hog' when you bump-up the graphics ;)

Carl.
yeah. and hiya you.
i think FSX is more sxpensiver then 2004. but its totaly worth it.
you can download plains and areas too. www.flightsim.com
Logged

NathanC

  • Guest
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008, 10:39:14 »

I think FS2004 has more downloadable aicraft, but they are almost the same
Logged

Captain Best

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 3237
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 10:41:16 »

I think FS2004 has more downloadable aicraft, but they are almost the same
yes it has. and FSX has a update game too. FSX Acceleration ;D
Logged

Third Mate

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 1600
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 10:53:57 »

Your wing won't snap off but it will have a big CRASH screen. You can also add failures such as engine failure control failure APU failure. Everything else you ask of is in the game.

I can get you some pics tommorow of everything. :)

Oh thanks, i think i am close to reaching a decision soon, thanks for the help so far everyone  :D,
Logged


THE 888 MARK
THE 999 MARK
THE 1111 MARK

[RWP]DJM

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 7004
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008, 10:54:54 »

Be careful with those 'Windy' landings Third Mate........hazardous ;) ;D
Logged
RNIB - Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People.

I am no longer a member of the Moderation team, so please send any messages about licence key issues to a currently active member of the team.  Thank you.

Agent|Austin

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008, 20:09:04 »

Be careful with those 'Windy' landings Third Mate........hazardous ;) ;D

Nah just flaps down and try to keep your rudder aligned with the runway.  :P
Logged

[RWP]DJM

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 7004
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2008, 20:20:44 »

Nah just flaps down and try to keep your rudder aligned with the runway.  :P

Okie dokie Mr. Pilot Dude :P :D

Maybe you could Fraps it, and show us how :P ;D


Only joking of course, I know how to land a plane ;)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 20:23:07 by [RWP]DJM »
Logged
RNIB - Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People.

I am no longer a member of the Moderation team, so please send any messages about licence key issues to a currently active member of the team.  Thank you.

Agent|Austin

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2008, 20:26:38 »

Okie dokie Mr. Pilot Dude :P :D

Maybe you could Fraps it, and show us how :P ;D


Only joking of course, I know how to land a plane ;)

Only problem is that when I use fraps in FSX my FPS lowers so much that it is impossible to fly.  >:( :(

P.S. I was in a youth branch of the United States Air Force and flew cessna's. www.cap.gov
Logged

[RWP]DJM

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 7004
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2008, 20:27:57 »

I've never tried Fraps in FSX, but that does happen in some of my newer games/demo's ::)
Logged
RNIB - Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People.

I am no longer a member of the Moderation team, so please send any messages about licence key issues to a currently active member of the team.  Thank you.

Agent|Austin

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 4817
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2008, 20:32:22 »

I've never tried Fraps in FSX, but that does happen in some of my newer games/demo's ::)
Yeah doesn't do much in ss, but FSX is already RAM and graphics hungry and fraps is just eating it all up.
Logged

[RWP]DJM

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 7004
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2008, 20:33:39 »

My games aren't unplayable, but there can be some slowdown.....like you say, Ship Sim doesn't alter too much when using Fraps ;D
Logged
RNIB - Supporting Blind & Partially Sighted People.

I am no longer a member of the Moderation team, so please send any messages about licence key issues to a currently active member of the team.  Thank you.

Minime

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 2557
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008, 11:40:36 »

Well I think FSX is the best, you can have many more failiures and other stuffs with it
Logged

thanks to Tore/TJK for this awesome sig

Captain Best

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 3237
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2008, 12:25:43 »

Well I think FSX is the best, you can have many more failiures and other stuffs with it
how can i faliliure wheels?

And its cool that u can open door by pressing Shift+E ;D
Logged

Minime

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 2557
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2008, 18:24:31 »

I haven't seen anything about wheel failiures, too bad
Logged

thanks to Tore/TJK for this awesome sig

llamalord

  • Forum member
  • Posts: 2590
Re: Flight Simulator 2004 or FSX ?
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2008, 19:34:20 »

FSX has much better graphic simulation and slightly better everything else.
BUT
FS2004 will work on just about any computer while FSX barely works on XP let alone Vista. :P
Logged
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"


www.llamalord
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
 
 


SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines