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Sad I know but I am running FS2002 and trying to load new weather program. Old laptop PC that cannot handle anything more. I've installed Weather Center 2.0 and trying to install a fsuipc to connect for live weather. There seems to be a problem with my fsuipc install as the location won't update. I tried fsuipc 3.9.9.9 but it is looking for fs2004 and fails to load. I've tried older versions too, to no avail. What fsuipc do I need to make this work?

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22 hours ago, S Craig T said:

Sad I know but I am running FS2002 and trying to load new weather program. Old laptop PC that cannot handle anything more. I've installed Weather Center 2.0 and trying to install a fsuipc to connect for live weather. There seems to be a problem with my fsuipc install as the location won't update. I tried fsuipc 3.9.9.9 but it is looking for fs2004 and fails to load. I've tried older versions too, to no avail. What fsuipc do I need to make this work?

 
FSUIPC3 wnet on a long history of developments for FS2004 all the way up to version 3.999z9b im 2016 and no backward compatibility for FS2002 and before would have happened. it just wasn't worth it by a bout 5 years after FS2004 was released.
 
You've really only got a chance if you can find someone with a much older version, probably pre-2004 or maybe 2006. The earliest I have is 3.957, from 2010, but that is still part of the 3.9 series and 7 years after FS2004 was released.
 
Sorry, but I am certainly no longer in a position to support FS2002. In fact support for FSUIPC3 has pretty much ceased even for FS2004. We do keep supporting our products far longer than most, but there is a limit.
 
Pete
 
 

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Thanks for the feedback Pete.  I figured it was a long shot, but had to ask. I've been low budget putting a fun simulator to fly with ( old fs2002,old Sony Viao, reprogrammed keyboard, joystick, rudder pedals and throttle controller, linked to my rec room 42" TV), and like sim'ing in the winter when it gets dark so early and not wanted to just stop.  

 So if I want real-time weather, I'll need an upgraded flight sim, which sim would you recommend?  Obviously, there has been a lot of development in the last 17 years, and if i upgrade I might as well get the best rated, but budget conscious one and that'll drive what I look for in a PC too.

Thanks,

Craig

 

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1 hour ago, S Craig T said:

So if I want real-time weather, I'll need an upgraded flight sim, which sim would you recommend?  Obviously, there has been a lot of development in the last 17 years, and if i upgrade I might as well get the best rated, but budget conscious one and that'll drive what I look for in a PC too

Well unfortunately you'll find "best-rated" equates with best hardware too.

Currently you can apparently try the FSX-SE "Beta" on Steam for free.  FSX-SE was cheap in any case. It was basically a recompiled improved (a bit) version of FSX. I think they've re-enabled real-time weather in the Beta, but you'd need to check. FSX originates from 2006, so not that distant from your FS2002. 

Otherwise the best there is at present, in my opinion, is Prepar3D version 4. For real-time weather you need an add-on though -- ActiveSky is excellent, but there are others. And there's a lot of support for the latest X-Plane flight simulator, competing with Prepar3D.

Prepar3D was originally based on Microsoft's "ESP", which was a commercial/professional version of FSX. However, much of that has been substantially revised for Preare3D version 4, which is a 64-bit program too.

Note that for more general and thorough advice you'll be better off askng such questions in a more general flight sim community Forum. Here it is really only support for a very specific, very FS oriented, set of products.

Pete

 

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