Post by Tom Goodrick on Jul 5, 2009 20:18:05 GMT -5
I have been going through the challenges doing all the Easy ones. I had to do a couple twice. There are two major benefits. One is money: $5000 for each one completed. The second is to improve my capabilities. Each one earns you some "experience points". To use these click on My Stats and then click the mouse on each row on the left. There might be enough points to increase your rating in those categories. Mine has now gone up to 50% in most categorties. My "100%" drives now go 180 yards or better quite frequently. Since we cannot turn off the wind in this version (big problem for testing), I can't be sure how much the improvement is. This is how I got to average 340 yards on drives in PGA '08.
Made a short flight in the Aero Commander 560 in RW on the 4TH. It was hot and hazy. Shot an ILS in variable visibility. Did ok.
I've been making audio CD's of my soundclick.com music. The thing is that, while the files I upload to soundclick are lelatively low quality MP3 files, The originals exist in a much higher resolutin. To put them on an audio CD I keep them at a high resolution and make them stereo. (My reverb adds a spacious stereo effect.) They sound pretty good.
Post by flaminghotsauce on Jul 11, 2009 23:04:13 GMT -5
Bill, FS9 works great on Vista, no problems. I even put Windows 7 release candidate on my machine and FS9 worked fine.
All things being said and done, the best possible build would be a machine made for Vista 64 bit, but running XP 64 bit to broaden the bandwidth and address higher memory. Best performance / bloat ratio available.
Windows 7 is better than Vista. If you are in no hurry, you can get a W7 machine that will work as well as XP.
Post by Tom Goodrick on Jul 18, 2009 21:08:41 GMT -5
Today I played my third round at Turnberry. I am playing against PGA players and using the back tees. I have used easy, medium and hard pin locations. Today I used "Tournament Atmosphere thinking I might see more wind and some rain. there was just a little more wind. There was only one hole where the wind made my drive bounce short of the fairway. My scores have been-3, -7, -6 for a total of -16 which is way ahead of the guys doing it for real. I beat Colin Montgomery, Ian Poulter and Anthony Kim by several strokes. My drives are still not as long as they were in '08 but the rest of the game is coming along.