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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised, 18 Jun. 2012
This review is from: X-PLANE 10 (PC/Mac DVD) (DVD-ROM)
I admit that because of all other reviews i was exceedingly apprehensive about getting this game, and seriously doubted my laptop would be able to run it... i shouldn't have worried as it runs as smooth as silk on High settings

After what seemed an eternity to install the thing (6 hours, its on 8 DVDs and requires 80GB), it then wanted to update (not good start).

Once it eventually loaded i was presented with a fully populated Seattle with ATC and other planes queuing, and to my delight, a silky smooth frame rate when the Boeing 777 was moved

My laptop which is running this on High is a Sony E series, i5 2.4 Ghz processor, 4 GB Ram, 300 GB HDD and a 1 GB Geforce 5600 Graphics chip.

Switching from MS Flight Sim X the controls are extremely hard to guess, and not too easy to find out, but so far i am finding this extremely rewarding and am more than happy to persevere with control difficulties due to the detail and accuracy present
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2013, 04:38:05 BST
Last edited by the author on 25 May 2013, 03:22:13 BST
I am very confused by this simulator, you say that its running well on your laptop and I don`t doubt that but I have a quad core core i5 processor (3.0GHz) 8GB of DDR3 RAM, & an SSD, yet this program runs like garbage on it.
it takes eons to load, and then is unuseable . - I can move the joystick , go and make a cup of tea read the paper, and when I get back , the plane will just about start to move. its more like watching a slide show than a simulator. What on earth is wrong? (this by the way is with the settings at low all round).
Conversely FSX runs well, even with a LOT of add-ons, (extreme airports,VFR real scenery 1,2,3 & 4, Treescapes vol 4 & 5, Acceleration pack, FsceneX, All the scenery tech Landclass v1.0 packs)
doesn`t make sense....

Edit -I`m not knocking the program here, Clips I`ve seen of it running are impressive, -I`m just trying to find out whats wrong with my set-up.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2013, 22:37:46 BST
The simulator is not CPU intensive it is GPU intensive.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2013, 22:57:06 BST
Last edited by the author on 29 Apr 2013, 23:00:35 BST
Well the graphics card I`m using is a GT630,- surely it SHOULD cope? - and why does FSX run so well on the same machine?
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