Okay, so I bought the new Real Flight. The G3 version. What a mistake.
Real Flight version 1 was their best effort. How many years ago was it when they introduced that version? It was easy to get the helis going in 3D mode. The models flew reasonably well, considering that it is a simulation.
Changing various models was fun and easy. You could actually learn something about trimming using the simulator and its features.
G2 wasn't better. It was different. Now the helis are a pain to set up for someone that is not a heli person and just wants to screw around. Lost my heli ability, but modifying the airplanes was a bit easier. The physics were not any better than version 1, just different.
G3 is the worst yet. The physics suck. If any of my models flew the way these simualtions fly, I would have trashed them.
Yeah, there's lots of computer crap for the geeks in the crowd, but the purpose is to simulate flying models as close to the real world as possible. No bullseye. In fact, they didn't even hit the target.
Why change something if it isn't for the better? It makes no sense to me.
On top of the bad physics and higher video requirements (for what?), the labels on my add-ons fell off except for two of them. I have three CD's that I paid for that are not usable because of no serial numbers. Serial numbers on add-ons? This paranoia has gone too far. I won't be back, Real Flight. This tears it.