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    This is not uncommon for any mesh other than...

    This is not uncommon for any mesh other than default since most people design their scenery for the default mesh. But it isn't difficult to correct. (And occasionally you find scenery created for a...
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    FSGenesis is a definite improvement. They have...

    FSGenesis is a definite improvement. They have some freeware mesh you could try before deciding, but I think you'll be pleased.

    Add GEPro and it's a whole new world.
  3. Thread: WWI sims

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    Thanks, wasn't aware of those. But I've no...

    Thanks, wasn't aware of those. But I've no interest in multiplayer.
  4. Thread: How do you fly?

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    Poll: I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro which I got for...

    I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro which I got for less than $30 (including shipping) a few years ago; it has a throttle lever, twist grip for rudder, and twelve programmable buttons. I was surprised;...
  5. Don't know what type of aircraft you like, but...

    Don't know what type of aircraft you like, but the payware Digital Aviation Do-27 (http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=do-27) has systems that can be damaged by abuse - engine will overheat...
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    I believe in Benjamin Franklin's comment, "any...

    I believe in Benjamin Franklin's comment, "any man who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither". I was appalled that Obama extended the "Patriot" Act, which was nothing but carte...
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    Probably another example of the paranoid security...

    Probably another example of the paranoid security rampant in North America ever since 9/11, particularly around anything remotely resembling an airport.
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    Lol, it's enough trouble keeping the screen clean...

    Lol, it's enough trouble keeping the screen clean as it is.

    Someone else has pointed out that what works fine on an android or iphone screen becomes ludicrous when you're sitting at a 32" screen...
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    There are several utilities which will start FS9...

    There are several utilities which will start FS9 after first loading anything you specify. FSStart is a popular one.
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    Not familiar with that one. Thanks. BTW, your...

    Not familiar with that one. Thanks.

    BTW, your signature link gets me "You see this page because there is no Web site at this address."
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    Based on percentages, fewer commercial flights,...

    Based on percentages, fewer commercial flights, and probably GA flights, end in tragedy today than in decades past.

    To be analogous to what others have stated - if you've owned a dozen computers...
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    There's also the old freeware "GA Flight...

    There's also the old freeware "GA Flight Generation Tool" from Vladimir Svoboda.
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    Try running as administrator and/or use XP...

    Try running as administrator and/or use XP compatibility mode.
  14. Thread: WWI sims

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    WWI sims

    Years ago I enjoyed Red Baron, Flying Corps, Wings of Glory, etc. Has anything similar been released the past few years? (I checked Wings Over Flanders Fields ...maybe one day I can afford a Cray...
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    I've never heard of this happening on the ground,...

    I've never heard of this happening on the ground, but have been rammed by AI on approach numerous times. Utilities such as AISmooth or AISeparation help prevent this, though I've no idea if they...
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    That pop-up is suspicious, there's no mention of...

    That pop-up is suspicious, there's no mention of windows or fs9.exe or anything specific.
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    I don't recall if this aircraft uses the...

    I don't recall if this aircraft uses the helicopter flight model, but if it does you could try http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=helitraffic
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    These views are designated in the first sections...

    These views are designated in the first sections of the panel.cfg file. Download one of the wing view add-ons and see how they did it.
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    While we can take an XB-70 cross-country at 2000...

    While we can take an XB-70 cross-country at 2000 ft if we wish, or stack up 747s at JFK while we land an ultralight, many people like to play "by the rules".
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    "The service ceiling of an aircraft is defined as...

    "The service ceiling of an aircraft is defined as the altitude at which it can only climb at 100 feet per minute, so it does take a while."

    I barely - barely - got the Baron to 17k ft. ...
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    If the aircraft isn't pressurized, flight above...

    If the aircraft isn't pressurized, flight above 10k ft isn't recommended. Other than that it's up to the pilot; long distance flights are typically at higher altitude (I cruise at 6k-8k ft in the...
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    Scroll through all your aircraft, some add-ons...

    Scroll through all your aircraft, some add-ons may not appear where you expect them. Often they are under the developer's name (almost always the case with payware); if this is the case, you can...
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    CPU - overclock or upgrade?

    System has an Athlon 64 x2 4200+ 2.2 gig; PS is 550W which doesn't even run warm.

    I've read this cpu is stable even overclocked to 3.0 gig (that seems a stretch to me).

    Mobo supports up to 3.2...
  24. Thread: Virus question!

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    It is possible for malware to do such things, but...

    It is possible for malware to do such things, but not likely. Most malware today is written to either destroy critical system files (disabling the computer and usually requiring a reinstall of the...
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    Go with FS9, it will run on what, by today's...

    Go with FS9, it will run on what, by today's standards, is a low end system, and has literally thousands of freeware and payware files available (nearly any aircraft you could want is represented). ...
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