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Could FAF at a later and convenient time be made compatible with Vista?
I'm personally still on XP SP3. Yet, many of my squadmates have already upgraded to Vista - and I don't like flying LOMAC.
Well if the FAF install procedure still requires the original FA install, it's not sure that the oridinal win95/98 CDs can install the stock version on Vista, can they?
Sorry for looking for trouble... Very Happy
PostWed Dec 31 4:08:59 2008
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VISTA is trouble... Not just for FAF but for all of FA...

It works only in standlaone version. It renders multiplayer unusable most of the time...
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PostWed Dec 31 15:22:08 2008
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That constitutes a serious menace and problem to FAF's survivavbility, as less and less computers will be operating XP and previous OS's... Sad
PostThu Jan 1 4:09:14 2009
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Not really, as VISTA sales are roughly 10% that of XP... Its basically a flop as an OS, so its the next version OS that we will have to worry about...

VISTA testing has been minimal and needs to be expanded.

BTW almost all other sims have problems with VISTA as well...
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PostThu Jan 1 18:37:26 2009
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Someone I was talking to said that the next anticipated Microsoft OS release will abandon all backwards compatability, as the boys in Redmond will be starting from scratch....

Any truth to what I was told?
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PostMon Jan 5 0:46:51 2009
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Who knows, though I doubt it, as it will lead to even less sales then VISTA is getting...

Why would anyone want to buy it if it means all your existing files and software will not work?
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PostMon Jan 5 3:00:06 2009
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CAG Hotshot wrote:
Why would anyone want to buy it if it means all your existing files and software will not work?


I think that the problem is that they always put the latest Microsoft "OS" on the new computers, the current one being Vista.
Here in Europe, it is impossible to buy a new computer with XP.
It's no longer on sale.
PostMon Jan 5 7:43:00 2009
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You can easily get XP on eBay, Amazon.com, and about 1000 other places...
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PostMon Jan 5 11:50:41 2009
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Kinda late, but still relevent...

Supposedly, Microsoft's next OS, Windows 7, which will be hitting store shelves (hopefully) around Aug or Sep of this year will retain the Vista looks and functionality, but will have much more compatability with WindowsXP programs. The beta of 7 shows promise. I haven't tried running FA on it, but I might be able to give it a shot in the next few days.

Just gotta dig up my FA discs...

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FA doesnt run well in the Windows 7 Beta...

So dont get your hopes up...
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PostThu Mar 19 23:33:46 2009
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Understood, sir. Lowering hopes... Sad
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