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    UTE makes a more dramatic difference for VFR...

    UTE makes a more dramatic difference for VFR flights but its improvements are certainly noticeable even for high-and-fast IFR. The only issues you may find are sceneries designed for the default...
  2. Thread: download speed

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    Premium (paying) members get unlimited d/l speed;...

    Premium (paying) members get unlimited d/l speed; all others are limited to around 50k/sec.
  3. Well, I'm no pilot (one of the few things in life...

    Well, I'm no pilot (one of the few things in life I wanted to do and never accomplished) but over the years what i've heard from real world pilots regarding FS9 is that the small aircraft are much...
  4. Thread: New forum style.

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    I gave up on avsim, access has gotten extremely...

    I gave up on avsim, access has gotten extremely inconsistent and it seems half the download library results in file not found messages. I've been registered here since '98, never had any appreciable...
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    What's so difficult about noting the big "AI"...

    What's so difficult about noting the big "AI" icon next to the file name?
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    I'm a relative newcomer to flightsim, having...

    I'm a relative newcomer to flightsim, having gotten hooked on FS98 in spring of '98. But a long time fan of racing sims, back to "Indianapolis 500: the Simulation", ca 1990. And cursing computers...
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    This is a "problem" with any expansive add-on. ...

    This is a "problem" with any expansive add-on. Everyone will agree aftermarket meshes are a great improvement over defaults, but many add-on airports will not be compatible with them (the other side...
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    Lately on many forums and on Farcebook I see...

    Lately on many forums and on Farcebook I see "sent from android via Tapatalk" (or iphone or Star Trek communicator or whatever) as a signature; to which many have started responding with "sent from...
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    I've seen a Wright B for FS9 but that is also ca...

    I've seen a Wright B for FS9 but that is also ca 1910 (and I remember reading it was basically a retexture of the Vin Fiz with some flight tweaks). The extra fuel I recall was a ridiculous amount,...
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    The default Wright Flyer is the original for that...

    The default Wright Flyer is the original for that historic flight. There are several files available which purport to make its handling/performance more accurate (I say purport since i had one which...
  11. Thread: Lost some airports

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    Either something has deleted those bgl files or...

    Either something has deleted those bgl files or deleted/corrupted their entries in scenery.cfg.

    The list of CD contents (thanks, Jim) are here -...
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    I am ambivalent about FSX, my antiquated system...

    I am ambivalent about FSX, my antiquated system could not run it decently so it was never installed (my copy still resides in the hall closet).

    As for the rest, it is a matter of principle. The...
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    As I said, I would not give fifty cents for...

    As I said, I would not give fifty cents for Skyrim from Steam, in fact I would not give fifty cents for Steam's entire catalog.

    Steam, and to an even greater degree UbiSoft and EA/Origin, is the...
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    In a more technological world with so many things...

    In a more technological world with so many things vying for our dwindling dollars, the cost of getting and maintaining a pilot's license and the costs of leasing, much less owning, an airplane...
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    Perhaps because there is still a large portion of...

    Perhaps because there is still a large portion of the game market out here who want nothing to do with Steam's invasive and intrusive bloatware. Some years ago I looked forward to the release of...
  16. Thread: Moving FlightSim9

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    I've experienced that twice in the past few...

    I've experienced that twice in the past few years. Each time it was vid driver settings for AA mode (wide tent, narrow tent, etc.).
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    Try temporarily disabling your AV and/or any...

    Try temporarily disabling your AV and/or any other system security software. Such programs are getting more and more paranoid and intrusive, update almost daily, and frequently have issues with...
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    I am not optimistic for a new flight sim with the...

    I am not optimistic for a new flight sim with the scope of MSFS, the latter had thirty years to develop a fan base and a customer base for the payware developers. But it is a niche market which I...
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    There was a WoP WWII Fighters disc which included...

    There was a WoP WWII Fighters disc which included a P-51, P-47, Bf-109, and Zero. I believe there was an Fw-190 available separately.
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    Which is one reason I use AdBlock.

    Which is one reason I use AdBlock.
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    Such functions can be programmed into a gauge so...

    Such functions can be programmed into a gauge so would have no .cfg file listings.
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    The B-29 was included on their "WW II Bombers and...

    The B-29 was included on their "WW II Bombers and Jets" CD. But good luck finding the disc or a download; you might inquire at http://shockwaveproductions.com/ they still list some patches for the...
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    One thing which seems involved with memory leaks...

    One thing which seems involved with memory leaks is any scenery containing an empty texture folder; search for and delete any such folders.
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    All of Mr. Ito's prop planes, piston or...

    All of Mr. Ito's prop planes, piston or turboprop, are built on a turboprop model, this can cause issues if you try to change gauges or sounds to standard prop versions. I once asked him why (after...
  25. Thread: Joystick FS 2004

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    I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro; it has a large...

    I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro; it has a large flat base which is quite steady, but a single C-clamp on one corner will secure it tightly to the desk. At $30, shipping included, it is the best...
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