I love RealFlight G4

In the two months since I have owned RealFlight G4, my
flying skills have doubled. I know that RealFlight improves
actual flying skills because I also fly indoors on Sundays.
I can see the improvements every week.
I am also very pleased that my helicopter hover skills are
improving so much that it looks like I will eventually be
good at flying helicopters. My initial skills were so bad it
looked like I was never going to get it.
One more thing that I like about RealFlight G4, I found the
actual plane that I fly in the Summer (GWS Slow Stick) (on
KnifeEdge swap pages) and this plane flies exactly and
precisely like my real plane. It even has the weird three
foot of vertical then stall and recover that my Slow Stick
has.
I initially thought that $200 was way too much to pay, but,
I am now sure that it was well worth the cost. Not only is
it a lot of fun, I am sure that I am saving a lot of money
in prevented crashes as my skills greatly imrpove.
*** NOTE *** The actual RealFlight simulator flies much
better than the free download. The biggest issue with the
free download is that the keyboard does not provide nearly
the same degree of precise control that the InterLink box
does.
Reply to
Peter Olcott
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On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:36:10 -0600, "Peter Olcott" wrote in :
Thanks for the review,
I like it, too.
You should be on G4.5 by now if you have enabled updating ...
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I find G4.5 to be less smooth especially after takeoff. I keep trying it and end up downgrading to G4 each time.
I have the recommended hardware but even the kiosk unit (supplied by RealFlight) at the local hobby shop is choppy with 4.5
Reply to
M-M
Yes me too. I thought that I simply did not have enough hardware. Intel just came out with a new i7 chip that is excellent for gaming and inexpensive. It is much better for gaming because memory access speed has been greatly enhanced. The memory controller is now on the chip.
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Peter Olcott
But you shouldn't need to have "the fastest processor on the planet" to run RealFlight. It should run on what they recommend.
I'm hoping they will work out the bugs in a future release.
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M-M
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:41:19 -0500, M-M wrote in :
I see that, too, both on my desktop and at the store.
I'm glad that it's not just me!
It's choppy on crashing, too. Take my word for it--no need to destroy any of your aircraft. :o)
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
"Martin X. Moleski, SJ" wrote in message news:vqCdnUmE_o6wKgHUnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@supernews.com...
Maybe they made the same mistake that Microsoft Flight Simulator X did and made a product that requires more hardware than currently exists. This cost the Microsoft Flight Simulator team ALL of their jobs. In any case G4 is superb in every way.
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Peter Olcott
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:06:50 -0600 "Peter Olcott" remarked:
I have an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor, 2 GB ram, and an Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT PCI Express video card with 256MB on board ram. Not the fastest system available and I can run Realflight G4.5 just fine. It is smooth running and highly detailed.
Vance
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Vance Howard
Real Flight G2 ran great on my el cheapo homebuilt 333 MHz computers. I now have a Dell with a 2.5 GHz Quadcore chip and two GB of memory, but the last two versions of Real Flight are choppy. Who are they designing these sims for? Their largest market is for folks like me that are running essentially business computers or less. Not the diehard gamers with super video cards. When will they figure this out?
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
Are you sure there is NO hesitation or choppiness on takeoff or crashing? Have you ever used the G4 to see the difference?
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M-M
Those of us saddled with video cards that are built into/onto the motherboard (most of us) are the ones that suffer the most from video choppiness. I'd give up some of the high performance aspects of the program just for a version that would run well on my Dell Quad Core 2.5 GHz desktop (2gb mem and Win XP) with its built-in video card. No one is going to convince me that this computer's video function is too weak to provide smooth, seamless video. The programmers are creating code that is too far advanced for the largest sector of its user base. It isn't as though they have any serious competition. But they're driving away folks with average computers by making it run like stink on average computers.
In spite of the choppiness, I do enjoy using the 4.0/4.5 Real Flight simulator. I just wish it wouldn't blink, pause, drop out, etc. I don't buy gaming computers and never will. I buy business computers that earn their keep. The sim is only a hobby. I feel this reflects the majority of Real Flight sim users.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
Yes. Why not just design the software for what the majority of your customer base uses? This is about customer satisfaction that gains sales. Not about who can create the most state-of-the-art program. Most RC types would rather spend their money on RC stuff instead of building a high performance computer. That's just how life is.
While my video "card" isn't much by today's standards, it has to be eight times better than the one that was used in my 333 MHz CPU equipped computer that ran RF G2 without a single hitch. If they can make acceptable video, which RF G2 has, and make it work on a slooooooooow computer like my 333 GHz computer, why not today when we have much, much better computers than we did in those old days? Something doesn't make sense here.
I know, I know. The operating system is part of the problem. But I care about results - not excuses.
Ed Cregger
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Ed Cregger
Well, my G2 only gets out of bed with 3D turned off..;-)
It cost me about an extra $300 to ugrade so it worked.
Don't think the OS has much to do with it..should be cracking straight to directX and into the card..
Well, there you go.
Its easier to throw hardware at a problem than actually excercise 'intelligent design' ;-)
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The Natural Philosopher
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:37:48 -0800, Vance Howard wrote in :
I've got:
Gigabyte EP35-DS3P Microsoft® Windows Vista? x64 Business Service Pack 1 Build 6001 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel SATA RAID array: 2x SCSI Disk Device 596 GB Maxtor 6L120M0 ATA Device 114 GB 1 System Memory: 6 GB ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB 32 1280x1024
So it could be the Intel chipset or the ATI Radeon card.
Or some other hitch in my giddyup. :o(
Marty
Reply to
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I spoke to the support person at RealFlight and he said they are aware of the choppiness problems and they are working on a fix. It is not yet in beta but it is being worked on.
Reply to
M-M
"Martin X. Moleski, SJ" wrote in message news:3-ednZBMbeotTgDUnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@supernews.com...
From reading the rest of the posts it would seem that your video card is the issue.
Reply to
Peter Olcott
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:29:01 -0500 M-M remarked:
I started with Realflight G3, then downloaded the G3.5 update. Then sold RF G3 and bought RF G4. Then downloaded G4.5. They have all run fine at high detail for me. No choppyness or hesitation.
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Vance Howard

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