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    They are either very astute or naive. Good...

    They are either very astute or naive.

    Good luck to them.
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    Dovetail Games and FS

    I see in the latest PC Pilot that Dovetail Games have taken on the franchise for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    Has LM finally called it a day?

    I thougt LM had the exclusive rights for development...
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    Poll: I agree, Windows 7 64bit Home Premium SP1. I...

    I agree, Windows 7 64bit Home Premium SP1.

    I have 2 copies of Windows 8 sitting in a cupboard that I tried and gave up on. No doubt it works beautifully and is slicker than 7 but it is not for...
  4. FSX? What was that? Oh yes, I remember...

    FSX?

    What was that?

    Oh yes, I remember vaguely....like a bad dream, but it was fine if you liked endless searching for the holy grail of smooth flight, and preferred tweaking to flying.
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    The task manager, which you are already using, is...

    The task manager, which you are already using, is how I see what my cores are up to. If that is what you meant?
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    If only installing a new video card and adding more memory, I would just put them in carefully , restart windows, find the FSX.cfg file and make a backup of it, if you want, and remove it from...
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    Todd, I think the Q400 is one of those add-ons...

    Todd, I think the Q400 is one of those add-ons that worked in P3d V2 but will not work as easily in P3d V2.1 due to some fundamental alterations in v2.1.

    Some people have bad stutters and others...
  8. FS Commander is outstanding, a worthy successor...

    FS Commander is outstanding, a worthy successor to FSNav, IMO.
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    We all seem to have different ways of approaching...

    We all seem to have different ways of approaching P3Dv2 set-up!

    In my case when I installed v2.1, I put the NI settings as I had them for V2.0, half vsync refresh rate, bioshock AA mode etc, that...
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    Thanks Jim. John

    Thanks Jim.


    John
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    I installed the new full version with no problem,...

    I installed the new full version with no problem, and so far it is working beautifully, even better than before.(As hoped for!)

    I downloaded FSUIPC 4.929, and nothing has crashed after the...
  12. Just a thought, check in control panel, device...

    Just a thought, check in control panel, device manager that the USB ports are not flagging up a problem.
    If they are, or even if they are not you could try reinstalling your motherboard USB drivers,...
  13. Thread: FSX or Prepar3d

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    Others may answer in more detail, but the main...

    Others may answer in more detail, but the main thing about p3dv2 (soon to be updated free to 2.1, I would wait for the updated version) is you can try it and if you don't think it is for you, you can...
  14. This behaviour by Avsim is quite normal for them...

    This behaviour by Avsim is quite normal for them and is no surprise.
    Unfortunately it would seem the same illogical, unhelpful nastiness has been picked up by PMDG as de rigueur, and a blanket ban...
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    We are all guilty of that! Well, at least I am.

    We are all guilty of that!

    Well, at least I am.
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    Well done Wizz, saved a bit of work! My P3d...

    Well done Wizz, saved a bit of work!

    My P3d has been completely stable since last November, unless I do a bit of injudicious experimentation which may cause stutters etc, until I reset my...
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    If no-one comes up with a better idea, I would...

    If no-one comes up with a better idea, I would just do a re-install.
    Sounds like something has corrupted a file somehow, that the repair function couldn't fix.
  18. Thread: Prepar3D

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    Cheapness is not actually a consideration I used...

    Cheapness is not actually a consideration I used when considering whether to try P3d or not, in particular after spending probably thousands on hardware over the years. Functionality, utilisation of...
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    Agreed, if your PC spec. can handle it.(Windows 7...

    Agreed, if your PC spec. can handle it.(Windows 7 64bit, DX11 GPU with enough memory, etc)
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    P3d will run on 32bit Windows7, but 64bit is...

    P3d will run on 32bit Windows7, but 64bit is recommended by Lockheed Martin according to the LM website.
  21. Thread: Prepar3D

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    Remember too, Lockheed Martin offer a full refund...

    Remember too, Lockheed Martin offer a full refund if you try it and don't want to keep it.

    If you do try it, even the most experienced of flight simmers have taken time to get to grips with the...
  22. It has worked without problem for all my add-ons...

    It has worked without problem for all my add-ons in v1.4 and with the updated version for v2.

    I know what I am doing with the FSX/P3D installation routines but quite frankly do not have the time...
  23. As I said before I have never had FSX on this...

    As I said before I have never had FSX on this computer, only P3Dv2, and I installed the A2A B17 with the Estonian Tool in a matter of seconds, and it works as it should without error messages.

    As...
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    It is the Playsims VFR UK scenery, with...

    It is the Playsims VFR UK scenery, with treescapes, which is really very good and immersive, even at quite low levels.

    I can't really get used to random autogen now, as I expect to see things...
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    Carenado B200 King Air over London

    Nothing special, taken off from London City Airport heading for Heathrow.

    Last picture is with Opus live weather.
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