Poll - FSX or FS9?

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Which is currently your primary sim of choice?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:02 pm

FSX
77
45%
FS9
96
55%
 
Total votes: 173
george[flytampa]
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Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by george[flytampa] » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:02 pm

I'm going to regret running this poll but here goes....
Please don't start a FSX V FS9 war.
curt1
Posts: 21

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by curt1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:44 pm

george[flytampa] wrote:I'm going to regret running this poll but here goes....
Please don't start a FSX V FS9 war.
You're a very brave soul, George. FSX only.
MidgeyMidget2
Posts: 1235

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by MidgeyMidget2 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:35 pm

Hehe...I really don't know why you did.

By the way, why not an option of "Both." For low and slow GA flying or if I want to have some fun doing the missions, I go with FSX (on minimum settings as my computer is rather old by today's standards) but for the heavy metal, it is FS9.

That said, if I wasn't a college student with better things to spend the money on, I would have invested in a new PC and a bunch of addons for FSX and made that my only sim. However, now that Flight is going to be released (I'd assume within a year from now) and I only use FS during winter and summer break when I am home, I will be sticking with FS9 and purchasing addons for FS9 to tide me over until Flight is released, and we'll see what I want to do from there.

It's a shame FSX was such a poor sim. to start. Obviously, with the advancement of technology and subsequent lowering of prices for "older" technology, FSX can be a pleasure. But if it was a good sim. from the start, out of the box, you bet I would have made the move back when it came out, even with all I spent on FS9 addons.
george[flytampa]
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Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by george[flytampa] » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:00 pm

I thought about adding...

Both
X-plane
Bored of them all & waiting for Flight.


I decided on a head to head instead. Just bored tonight trying to do some nightmaps.

Where do you go to college Midget?
MidgeyMidget2
Posts: 1235

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by MidgeyMidget2 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Honestly, I'd rather not say. I'd be happy to tell you over email if you wish (shame this board doesn't have a PM system).
george[flytampa]
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Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by george[flytampa] » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:14 pm

No problem. I understand that.
It's my girlfriends birthday & I've been drinking a few.
I'm getting too friendly with the customers again. Must stop that, :D
Silverbird
Posts: 105

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by Silverbird » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:30 pm

george[flytampa] wrote:No problem. I understand that.
It's my girlfriends birthday & I've been drinking a few.
I'm getting too friendly with the customers again. Must stop that, :D
lol send some over here! I could use a drink! don't mess up the textures lol. :D
Er!k
Posts: 324

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by Er!k » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:28 pm

Although I have both, still sticking to FS9 because I like to fly bigger airliners....
cmpbllsjc
Posts: 192

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by cmpbllsjc » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:40 am

It will be interesting to see how your poll shapes up. Everytime I see one of these I always wonder how accurate they are since some devs claim that FS9 sales are so slow that its not worth developing for, while others say it's about 50/50.

For me personally, since performance in FSX doesn't seem to be an issue anymore with the exception of a few ORBX mega-hubs, I prefer to stick to FSX for all my flying which is about 95% airliners (PMDG and LDS) and 5% g/a and choppers. As long as you guys and Umberto keep cranking out these FPS friendly airports I have no reason to even think about FS9 ever again for airliner flying, which is good since it haven't had it installed for 3 years.

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Bruce Hamilton
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Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by Bruce Hamilton » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:00 am

cmpbllsjc wrote:...some devs claim that FS9 sales are so slow that its not worth developing for, while others say it's about 50/50.
The majority of devs give you both versions, how can they tell which one you bought?
Nils
Posts: 61

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by Nils » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:22 am

I run FS9, simply because FSX would be like Tetris :D
FS9 Performance: 15-20 FPS
FSX Performance: 3-5 FPS
Well, my system is pretty weak and as I'm a student of 9th grade in germany, I simply don't have enough money to buy a new one.
skydvdan
Posts: 2121

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by skydvdan » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:31 am

george[flytampa] wrote:I'm going to regret running this poll but here goes....
Please don't start a FSX V FS9 war.
I like FSX because it's way better than FS9. :twisted:
keino333
Posts: 72

Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by keino333 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:32 am

I'll add a little insight/food for thought...I've be apart of flight sim since commandor 64 / VIC128 when flight sim came out on Floppy disk..(Yeah, Yeah I know i'm showing my age) I broke away from it and returned during FS95 - FS98, FS2002 & FS2004/FS9. in my opinion FS98 was on than came 2002 with bugs that were mostly resolved in FS2004...
I say this because history repeats so here we find ourselves at FS2004/FS9, FSX , and Flight. Now 8 years since its (FS9) introduction we have the right hardware to run FS9 with all sliders maxed. And I would be remiss if I did not mention incredible improved graphics and an abundance of scenery, addons etc etc.

Some of us; like myself, have invested heavily in FS9 as such it is my preference. Similarly, my flight experience averages at 35 - 49 FPS compared to the 12 - 19 FSX.

I have FSX and scenery too, but honestly I'm not entirely impressed by its textures (outside of the addons like Flytampa - it appears we stepped back) I anticipate we will see the needed improvements in Flight as witness in an sneak preview on airdailyx.blogspot.com

allow me to share these with you thx - FS9

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newmanix
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Re: Poll - FSX or FS9?

Post by newmanix » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:41 am

I actually get very good performance on FSX. An average of 25-40FPS which is not bad. But the features of FSX really feel like more like a console game than a sim. Like the virtual cockpit movement that you cant get rid of among other things. And the graphics feel more like GranTurismo.... My reasons of sticking with FS9 now is more of choice. I just like it better. And with Lionheart still making FS9 aircraft, I went back to VFR flying in FS9 too... So as long as FT keeps up the FS9ning I will keep happly buying it... :wink:
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