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  1. Thread: New to MSFS

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    Boy, you nailed it. Your video says it all. I am...

    Boy, you nailed it. Your video says it all. I am a grizzled veteran of 14 years with FSX (and FS9 before that) and know that both of these were great sims for their time, especially when enhanced...
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    I have found that this varies considerably with...

    I have found that this varies considerably with time of day. Generally contrast is best when the sun is high in the sky. I did find that some adjustment of nvidia settings also helped.
  3. Thread: Should I wait?

    by cobalt
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    But while you are waiting -- either for some kind...

    But while you are waiting -- either for some kind of breakthrough in MSFS that will meet your needs at lower cost, or else to win the lottery -- you are doing zero flying, am I right? Is flying with...
  4. Thread: Should I wait?

    by cobalt
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    You do not need a top-end PC to enjoy great...

    You do not need a top-end PC to enjoy great flying in MSFS. Last August I purchased from Dell an 8-core Aurora R11 water-cooled system with an i7-10700f processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX2080...
  5. Thread: Should I wait?

    by cobalt
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    As was made clear well in advance of its release...

    As was made clear well in advance of its release last August, MSFS is a work in progress, and no doubt it will be better in 6 months than it is now, and in 12 months better yet. Nevertheless, in my...
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    Today I completed a flight around the entire...

    Today I completed a flight around the entire coastline of Australia in a Beech Bonanza, starting and ending at Perth, flying a counterclockwise route. Took me 2 months and a day, with frequent stops...
  7. Not disputing you, daspinall, but I have looked...

    Not disputing you, daspinall, but I have looked closely and do not see any change in the graphics -- no pixelation that I can detect, even with a magnifying glass.
  8. Absolute nonsense. If the default prop planes in...

    Absolute nonsense. If the default prop planes in MSFS were all junk, the program wouldn't have lasted a week.
  9. Which default aircraft are you referring to? I...

    Which default aircraft are you referring to? I have not found any that fit this description.
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    This has been much discussed in this forum (and...

    This has been much discussed in this forum (and others), and some may be tired of hearing this, but there is a very simple and elegant solution: get Add-on Manager. This is a free utility that allows...
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    Just to point out that you can have all the...

    Just to point out that you can have all the add-ons you want, and store them on a separate drive from the one MSFS is on. Just use Add-on Linker, which places only links to the add-ons in Community....
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    I was a long-time user of FSX (15 years),...

    I was a long-time user of FSX (15 years), augmented by Ultimate Terrain and other add-ons, and can testify that it was a great sim for its time. But I have a completely different perspective from...
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    Thanks. I am well aware that some add-ons require...

    Thanks. I am well aware that some add-ons require fixing (or removing) after MSFS updates, but in my experience this is easily done. My question is whether the presence of files in Community...
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    Thanks, but this is speculative and I don't think...

    Thanks, but this is speculative and I don't think it answers my question. I am looking for a specific verified example in which an update problem was traced to a non-empty Community folder. Are there...
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    Just curious -- can anyone cite one single...

    Just curious -- can anyone cite one single verified case in which failure to empty the Community folder prior to an update caused a problem? The operative word here is "verified".
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    This thread is a good example of good intentions...

    This thread is a good example of good intentions -- warning against add-ons -- that were based on inadequate knowledge of the subject. The evidence is overwhelming that add-ons are not a problem, and...
  17. Not necessary. Updates have no effect on the...

    Not necessary. Updates have no effect on the Community folder, and files placed in Community have no effect on the basic functioning of MSFS. Community is empty by default, and is used only for...
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    Add-on files can be stored anywhere; if Add-on...

    Add-on files can be stored anywhere; if Add-on Linker is set up correctly, it will place links to those files in Community. That is certainly my experience and I believe generally among users. In...
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    I am a bit surprised that you ask. It makes sense...

    I am a bit surprised that you ask. It makes sense to keep as much room as possible on your MSFS drive available for the frequent MSFS updates, which of course are automatically stored on that drive....
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    It makes no difference where the Add-on Linker is...

    It makes no difference where the Add-on Linker is stored. But as it requires only 78 MB, where you put it doesn't matter a great deal. What is much more important is that you store your Add-on files...
  21. Thread: Question

    by cobalt
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    Your earlier posts seemed to convey a very...

    Your earlier posts seemed to convey a very different message, but I am glad we appear to be on the same page now -- at least I hope so. In regard to "nefarious installers", I have over 800 addons in...
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    Thank you for this post -- the most satisfying...

    Thank you for this post -- the most satisfying one I have yet read in any MSFS forum! I am so glad that you are happy and can now really start to enjoy exploring the world in this fantastic sim. And...
  23. Thread: Question

    by cobalt
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    Since almost all 3rd party addons are, in fact,...

    Since almost all 3rd party addons are, in fact, made for placement in Community, I would say this argument is over. I will be sure to avoid installers from forums in Belarus (whatever that may mean).
  24. Thread: Question

    by cobalt
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    The issue is not whether you choose to use...

    The issue is not whether you choose to use addons; that's up to you. The issue is trying to advise others on whether to do it when you lack experience in this area.
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    I assume this is directed to me. No animosity...

    I assume this is directed to me. No animosity here, but please recognize that you yourself used pretty strong language by saying that using an addon could cause someone "immense grief" (like a death...
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