Only because you didn't go for G3 I reckon - there is no comparison
between G2 and FMS in terms of pleasureable use, except of course that
for those short of cash FMS is a marvellous piece of software. I have
no idea what Extreme is like
David - a happy G2 user
Thanks to those who responded. I see like everything else it's
completely subject to personal preference. I guess the bottom line is
if the $$ sims were a waste, there wouldn't be so many of them on the
market. FMS might be good, but if it was that great, like I said,
people wouldnt keep buying the retail sims.
Thanks again to those of you who took the time to respond via
newsgroups and email.
On 12/6/2004 6:44 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
FMS is a very good program, especially for the price.
On the other hand, G2 (and G3) allow you to have REALISTIC take offs,
landings and manuvers. The graphics are much better - actually there is
no comparison. RealFlight also lets you "customize/create" your own
flying site in addition to having several already made sites, and, to
me, the best part is being able to program in the wind.
I feel the planes perform a lot closer to their real counterparts than
in FMS. You also do not have to use your own radio in order to use the
I feel the money is well spent on RealFlight. It is one of the best, if
not the best, simulator out there.
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