Post by Andrew Godden on Jan 3, 2011 0:28:39 GMT -5
Simple answer, unfortunately no.
Attempts are made to keep required add-on scenery to an absolute minimum, or, where necessary, using readily available freeware. In this case, Lady Elliot Island is the only required scenery for the GAAR 2011. The GAAR 2008, GAAR 2009 and GAAR 2010 did not require any add-on scenery, whereas the GAAR 2007 did require the use of freeware add-on scenery.
Unfortunately, standard MSFS (both FS9 and FSX) are limited in terms of providing for an event that is reasonably challenging (other than having every airport with a 3000+ ft runway) and an event that people want to keep coming back for (so far, 10 years worth of wanting to come back for).
In this instance, using FSX for the GAAR 2011 has the larger add-on requirement in respect of size. Obviously, if you have FS9, it is the easier option.
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Post by Andrew Godden on Jan 3, 2011 1:05:43 GMT -5
Another FFFU on my behalf (a detailed explanation of the acronym and I will have to ban myself from the Forum). Got it right for Flight Leg 3 and "double tapped" on the wrong letter for Leg 4. Fixed now.
I can't disagree about the FSX file size for YLTT, but FSX add-ons, both payware and freeware, are LARGE by any comparison.
Somehow I have to keep making the GAAR a challenge and that gets harder each year when only standard versions of MSFS are used. Now that FSX is becoming more widespread in it's use, it adds further to that challenge.
So, unfortunately, all I can do is apologise and keep going forward.