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    There is a gauge here (I've forgotten the name)...

    There is a gauge here (I've forgotten the name) which allows you to navigate as many pilots did in the thirties (and some still do)- basic geometry, triangulating your position from broadcast radio...
  2. Thread: available memory

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    I've been told those settings revert to default...

    I've been told those settings revert to default each time W10 updates.

    And this "feature" is so reprehensible Micro$oft will not even comment - ...
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    In W10 you can delay auto-updates but not disable...

    In W10 you can delay auto-updates but not disable them. And not only does W10 update its own files, it will update anything on your system - vid drivers, print drivers, even entire programs -...
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    In any type of sim I think we all look at the...

    In any type of sim I think we all look at the investment in time we have over the years learning the idiosyncracies of the one we use, we know how to add things, how to tweak things, how to...
  5. Thread: available memory

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    These memory errors typically reference virtual...

    These memory errors typically reference virtual memory - the swap file - not RAM; usually indicating your HD is low on free space or is badly fragmented. Also if you were doing graphics editing on...
  6. Thread: Scenery

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    Mesh is the 3D model of the terrain. Landclass...

    Mesh is the 3D model of the terrain. Landclass tells the sim what textures to paint on the terrain. Neither will interfere with the other; but a landclass designed for a particular mesh may not...
  7. Thread: Howard 500

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    The Howard is a great plane, as long as you fly...

    The Howard is a great plane, as long as you fly it "by the book". I've probably crashed it more often than any other aircraft except the X-15.

    For many of the aircraft you list, you might like...
  8. Failures are poorly implemented in FS9; there...

    Failures are poorly implemented in FS9; there being no random factor involved - select a particular failure and you will have it on every flight in every aircraft until you disable it, and it is...
  9. Thread: EAW patches

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    Thanks. I'd begun to think EAW was another of...

    Thanks. I'd begun to think EAW was another of those forgotten games.

    Lately I'd rather track down games I missed over the years than deal with the reprehensible practices of modern developers.
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    No AP, nor any provision for adding one. I think...

    No AP, nor any provision for adding one. I think one reason CFS3 never attained widespread popularity was that it was all new programming from the ground up, not based on any existing MSFS, so no...
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    I don't know how well, if at all, FS9 would run...

    I don't know how well, if at all, FS9 would run in Linux, but the Golden Wings mod for FS9 is what you seek.

    http://thefreeflightsite.com/GW3.htm
  12. Thread: Light BMPs

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    Are the files write-protected?

    Are the files write-protected?
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    Gauges with 0001, 0002, etc., are duplicates on...

    Gauges with 0001, 0002, etc., are duplicates on panels (i.e. one on main 2d panel, one on vc, one on popup panel); edit the base gauge (with no numbers) and delete the ones with numbers, if FS9...
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    The texture will be in the gau file. You can...

    The texture will be in the gau file. You can view and export/import these files with gaubmp2; when editing be sure to maintain the same color depth, and when importing be sure you are viewing the...
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    But you shouldn't be tweaking the trim every...

    But you shouldn't be tweaking the trim every 10-15 seconds. In FS9, whether flying a Cessna 150 or a Lockheed C5, I can trim for level flight and walk away for several minutes.
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    Ah, it's been a year since the demise of NoGrip...

    Ah, it's been a year since the demise of NoGrip (best I could uncover, it was sold several years ago to a Hungarian holding company; without warning they pulled the plug when it wasn't generating...
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    elevator trim doesn't hold

    This problem persists across all aircraft - default, Firepower, third party additions. I have mapped the elevator trim to two joystick buttons (just as in FS9) and I can adjust the trim ...but it...
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    "Should be" is the issue. I've had non-MS games...

    "Should be" is the issue. I've had non-MS games work fine for months then, for some ungodly reason, gameux decides to interfere. From what I've read gameux works as sort of a specialized...
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    gameux is a typical MS kludge; some sort of...

    gameux is a typical MS kludge; some sort of indexing system for games, it works fine with default windows games (Hearts, Minesweeper, etc.) but insists on getting involved with other games also,...
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    First thing I would do is, after a restart when...

    First thing I would do is, after a restart when things are running normally, bring up Task Manager and check what processes are running, minimize Task Manager and start FS, check Task Manager again...
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    For the "double start" issue, this may help -...

    For the "double start" issue, this may help - http://ubeogesh-things.blogspot.com/2012/08/resolve-it-finally-game-explorer-aka.html

    I had the issue with CFS3 - the first start would have CFS3.exe...
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    Best advice i have for landing heavies is to plan...

    Best advice i have for landing heavies is to plan far in advance. Do all your maneuvering while you have speed and altitude, whether a WWI Gotha bomber or a modern A380 these are not nimble...
  23. Thread: out of memory

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    Active Sky and REX are payware products; ...

    Active Sky and REX are payware products; FSRealWX is freeware. All are popular; they run in the background (start before you start the sim), access online weather data, and control the weather via...
  24. Thread: out of memory

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    I believe the Real World weather server is no...

    I believe the Real World weather server is no longer active, you will need a third party utility.
  25. Thread: EAW patches

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    EAW patches

    Anyone know where to find them?

    Have perused dozens of threads, read numerous tutorials for getting EAW running in Win7, looked for mods. Seems virtually all files for this old sim have vanished...
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