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sailpret 03-01-2009 12:04 PM

Add-Ons vs Expansion PAck
I've read that RealFlight add-ons are not the same thing as the expansion packs. Can someone please explain the difference?

Blazer1 03-01-2009 12:25 PM

RE: Add-Ons vs Expansion PAck
Add-ons are free,... expansion packs are not.

frequent flyer 04-19-2009 12:40 AM

RE: Add-Ons vs Expansion PAck
I bought the G4.5, down loaded all the add ons thinking that they were the expasion packs free! They are not I was fooled. They are nothing more than the old Addons from G2 that Ialrady had except they have been reworked to work on G4.5. In fact I don't see any improvement in the video quality, its delayed recation, and a little jerky. I have 4 gigs of ram and a good video card . A new computor! I see demo and looks like super graphics but not when I bought it. Maybe only the Expansion packs look better and not the add ons?

da Rock 04-19-2009 01:35 AM

RE: Add-Ons vs Expansion PAck
Addon was the term RealFlight used to begin with for their new content products that added new airplanes and flying fields for use with their current simulator awhile back.. After producing and marketing 5 of them RF decided to give the next one a new name and called it an Expansion Pack. There was some argument for a new name for that type product as they added new functionality beyond just models and flying fields. An example of functionality is the night flying look they came up with. The colorful streaks of light aren't airplane models nor flying fields, it's functionality.

When they came out with the latest version of the basic simulator, the addons would not work with the new versions as there were too many improvements to the functionality of the sim for the addons to work. So they took the time and expense to update each addon to work with the new version. The expansion packs worked with the new sim, so didn't need conversion.

It's not very often that a company does backward compatibility conversions and certainly not for free. Especially a company that is having no problem selling their product. Usually, a company stays alive by making profits and selling new product. This free addon work cost them but not us. It is an encouraging sign of their financial health. And a pretty nice gesture on their part.

edgeman55 04-19-2009 01:24 PM

RE: Add-Ons vs Expansion PAck
I just bought the G4.5 and downloaded the five free addons.Been very happy with them and find the graphics and realism to be fine.This sim is a power hog and if you don't have a real powerfull procceser and video setup I could see were one would be unhappy.

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