Australia Scenery Vol.1, Vol.2 & Special Edition '98 were only designed for Flight Simulator 98 and prior versions. Several scenery confliction problems would arise if you attempted to operate those packages with Flight Simulator 2000. Although it may be possible to copy and paste selected .bgl scenery files to use with Flight Simulator 2000, this is not recommended unless you have an intricate knowledge of the software packages & Flight Simulator. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer support on this, due to the basic conflictions likely with Flight Simulator 2000. Great news though ...
Flight Downunder 2000 is our software add-on specifically designed for Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2000. No technical support issues have yet been raised on this product (apart from the pause during installation, which is explained below). Please refer to your manual for a comprehensive guide to installation, operation and trouble shooting. Click here for sales information on this product. It is not compatible with Flight Simulator 98 and prior versions, however the Australian air traffic control background voicing modules can be successfully operated with Flight Simulator 98 please click here for more information regarding this.
New Microsoft® FS2000 patches were released on 29th March 2000 by Microsoft®, please click on the direct link to the Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2000 website http://www.microsoft.com/games/fs2000/default.asp for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Pause during installation - If you choose the option to also install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® V5.0, there will be a long pause following its installation, before the Flight Downunder installation continues ... this is normal.
Adventures - The 'Australian ATC' adventure is not interactive, it provides genuine Australian air traffic control background voicing to any flight you wish to undertake. The many pre-programmed flights included in Flight Downunder 2000 are 'flights' & not 'adventures'. They provide pre-set realistic starting positions, pre-filed flight plans & pre-programmed GPS navigation. The inclusion of course of 'dynamic scenery' is also one of the main realism features.
Scenery - Flight Downunder 2000's main components are 'dynamic scenery' (ie. other aircraft flying & taxying, plus selected other moving objects), the unique Australian air traffic control background voicing module & pre-programmed flights etc. Apart from the addition of some parked 'static' aircraft & of course the dynamic / moving aircraft that are a main feature of this package, no other static / regular scenery has been added. All of the specific airports for which dynamic scenery has been included, are listed on page 3 & 4 of the manual. Although FS2000 has several hundred Australian airports now included, we realise that whilst some have buildings & taxiways, some also lack these features.
Throttle control for engines - For realism, all of the Flight Downunder 2000 'flights' position the aircraft with the engines shut down. Before being able to use the throttles to power up the engine/s, you will need to firstly auto-start the engines, by pressing CTRL E. Please refer to page 8 of the manual, in its entirety. If you find that your throttle is not controlling all engines, then press E immediately followed by the engine/s you wish to control (eg. E 2 for engine number 2 only), not using the numeric keypad. To control both engines simultaneously, press E 1 2 (if you are flying a 2 engine aircraft).
Icon to execute program - Flight Downunder 2000 is add-on software for the Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2000 (regular & professional editions). You do not execute it on its own and as such, you will not find an icon to execute the Flight Downunder 2000 software. All features are accessed from within the Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2000 program (which you will also need). Please note that this is also addressed in the system requirements on our website and on the Flight Downunder 2000 box. If you wish to purchase Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2002 instead, then either an upgrade is available for Flight Downunder 2000, or the new Flight Downunder 2002 is now available.
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