View Full Version : Best way to install G2 Upgrade ??
12-14-2000, 09:11 PM
Scott what is the best way to install G2? A clean start by uninstalling and deleteing the RFD dir or to install over RFD. I do not need to retain any settings but just want a clean install. If I do a clean install is the G2 upgrade going to just ask for the RFD CD or do I need to have files on the PC for it to install.
12-15-2000, 09:54 AM
That's a very good question, be waiting to see the reply.
12-15-2000, 05:22 PM
Install the upgrade directly into an existing installation of RealFlight/RealFlight Deluxe. Its the only way it will work.
12-15-2000, 07:23 PM
Ok thanks but it would have been nice if you made the G2 upgrade ask for the RFD disc as to make for a quik and easy install on a new PC or just reinstalling for some reason. Running Win2K is kinda tricky to install for me. I should have no problems though because I have RFD running smooth now. My G2 upgrade has been shipped from Tower and I can't wait.
12-16-2000, 09:40 AM
I see that there are 3 reply's listed for this subject but when I check to see what the third reply is, I don't see it? Do you know why this is. And since I'm here, as far as the installation, my guess is that the G2 upgrade installation would require that you remove the original RF or RF deluxe, then install the G2.
But I'm not really worried which ever way it has to be done. So long as it works and I'm sure it will.
12-16-2000, 09:44 AM
Now I can see the reply's, only after making my last reply. Am I doing something wrong here for this to happen? Any suggestions?
I guessed that installing into the same directory on top of the existing installation was the appropriate method and luckily I was right.
The bad part is the installation leave the desktop icon for RFD in place and the shortcut in the menu (it actually will start G2 as the path and file are the same). Not a major problem, but still a little messy for such a nice program.
12-16-2000, 12:54 PM
Scott should I install DX8 on my Win2K before the G2 upgrade install or ado I need to have it at all?
12-17-2000, 12:26 PM
When you install the upgrade it will ask to install DX8. Say Yes.
12-18-2000, 10:42 AM
Scott, I assume that if DirectX8 is already installed (as it is on my Win 2000 PC) then I can click on 'No' to not install DX8 from the G2 CD?
12-22-2000, 11:59 AM
Scott - you may remember me - one of your first customers! Way to go with G2 - it is really great. I installed the upgrade on a new computer - so it was a bit of work. First I had to install the old RealFlight. I wasn't sure whether to install RealFlight Deluxe too I opted not to, and assume there is no penalty for this. But it would have been nice if entering the serial number(s) was sufficient, rather than having to actually install the old product(s) first.
Note that the original RF asks if you want to install DirectX 5 - and of course I said no. But I shudder to think what would happen if...
Without ever running RF, I installed G2. It didn't quite finish the second part of the install (after first reboot) but after a few more boots everything was OK.
After getting it running, I installed the Add-ons. In this case I already have DirectX 8.0 installed by the G2, but these ask me if I want to install DirectX 7.0. Once again, I answered no - but geez - sure would be nice if the software was smart enough to recognize that an even newer version already existed and therefore bypass this question.
Finally, I have a 900Mhz HP machine with a standard issue 3D card. The airports come up with every single 3D effect turned on, making the response time very slow. I turned most of it off (I really like the PhotoField fields anyway) and performance is fine. Might be betyter to default some of this stuff to OFF?
Man, that F-16 on Turbine rolls so easy and is so hard to see, I stuffed it several times just trying to bring it back around after takeoff. But high-speed low fly-bys are a blast!
Also, the heli's seem a little less stable than before - this is probably a good thing, although they may actually be a bit less stable than the real thing.
Anyway, thanks again - great product, Scott. Cheers -
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