FS2004 Frame Rate Fix

PreviewFS2004 Better frame rates patch by Eddie Batista

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FS2004 Better frame rates patch by Eddie Batista

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The archive FPS_Patch_FS9.zip has 8 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
default.xml01.27.0418.56 kB
Low Res_Screenshot.jpg01.29.0464.80 kB
Changed Code.xml101.27.0418.56 kB
Original Code.xml106.10.0358.19 kB
This patch will buy you an added 20.doc01.31.0424.50 kB
FPS Patch FS901.28.040 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


Having regularly used FS2004 when it first came out, I always found that – whilst hugely enjoyable – the simulation itself felt a bit unrealistic. The lack of quality in the frame rate, for example, was always noticeable. At the time, I just believed it was my machine not being strong enough to handle FS2004 but it turns out that the software itself was somewhat flawed in a coding context. Even if I try it on my modern machines, I find that it’s not very well managed and can feel quite poor in terms of the way that it runs and the way that it’s managed. Therefore, I was hugely impressed when I came across this FS2004 frame-rate fix modification.

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It’s something that has always bothered me and put me off using FS2004 from time to time, especially when put up against some of the more modern flight simulators. However, it still had many great qualities and from time to time I return to it – especially on my laptop and one of my older machines. Therefore, this patch was something I couldn’t want to try out and see just how well the changes were; and I have to say, it was massively impressive in terms of the quality and realism of the design.

The low frame rates feel choppy and uncoordinated, damaging the overall appeal and enjoyment of my simulation experience. Therefore, when I was able to put it all together and give myself something really much more impressive all-round, it was like a whole new simulator! Now, my frame rate is very balanced and I rarely find chops or tears in the screen any longer, even on my older machine that can just about run FS2004 at its best. This brings a whole new dimension to the realism and style of the simulator, and really does improve upon the whole thing a great deal.

If you are like myself and have found that FS2004 was just a bit too stuttery for you, this is a must try. It really makes a big difference in bringing everything together and making the whole thing stand out and look brilliant at the same time. If you want to see what it can be like to try FS2004 without all of the little coding errors holding the whole thing back, this is something that has to be given a shot due to how well it changes the performance side of things.

Whilst other modes and changes have done this to an extent in the past, this was one of the most impressive that I have come across for making a genuine, wholesale change to the way that this operates and is actually being used. I found that, without a doubt, the most important aspect of using a simulator is always going to be the performance levels so if I can get FS2004 to run any better, I definitely would! This makes a big change in that regard and, for anyone still using FS2004, is needed!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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declanTue, 30 Jul 2019 11:51:12 GMT

How do you install these files?

rafaelpapioWed, 09 Apr 2008 15:51:13 GMT
it really speedup
GuyGibsonMon, 26 Jun 2006 19:07:55 GMT
Does what it says on the tin ... Really good

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