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  1. Basically, if your system is borderline capable...

    Basically, if your system is borderline capable of FSX, use FS9; with decent mesh and terrain upgrades it will look better, run more smoothly, and be more stable. Trying FSX, by the time you cut...
  2. Thread: campaigns

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    campaigns

    There is a drop down menu for campaigns, but I have never seen anything other than "Fortress Europa" listed there. Am I missing something?

    I have searched for "cfs3 campaigns" and find nothing...
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    Hate to create a Lazarus thread but i have the...

    Hate to create a Lazarus thread but i have the same issue. Firepower 1.07 installed on CFS3 in Win7. Some of the experimental aircraft are available in the "What if" missions and for free flight...
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    One of my favorite FS9 aircraft, it handles as I...

    One of my favorite FS9 aircraft, it handles as I would expect for a GA twin, though with both engines on centerline its roll is a bit faster and pitch a bit slower than a similar airplane with...
  5. Thread: I have messed up.

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    "When all else fails, read the instructions." ...

    "When all else fails, read the instructions."

    We've all been there.

    The problem becomes worse when you have several texture replacers; typically the first thing they do is make a backup of...
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    "...but remain immobile and don't move for...

    "...but remain immobile and don't move for take-off"

    I assume this is on a seaplane base. Can you fly the airplane from this base? Is the base complete with ATC or do the AI just appear and take...
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    "I have used a few flyable aircraft for my FS2004...

    "I have used a few flyable aircraft for my FS2004 Area-51 project for AI simply because I couldn't find AI counterparts."

    I've often done this, but go back to FS2000, even FS98, for aircraft; the...
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    Ah, make us feel even older, lol. But I also...

    Ah, make us feel even older, lol. But I also enjoy those "remember when" articles and wouldn't mind if they went back farther. I first registered here around spring of '98, had just gotten FS98,...
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    Thanks for the input. I suspected the TV...

    Thanks for the input. I suspected the TV reference was at least semi-fictional, but since it was only 30-40 years after the events it was quite possible anyone involved was still alive, so a TV...
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    Grand Canyon early flights

    In an episode of the old "Burns and Allen" TV show George Burns is to go to a local airport to have his picture taken with a "Shep Mullin" (Mullen?), the first man to fly over the Grand Canyon in...
  11. Thread: Just one plane

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    A Bonanza V35 or a Beech Staggerwing. ...

    A Bonanza V35 or a Beech Staggerwing.

    Irritatingly, getting a pilot's license is the one goal in life I never achieved (though I did finish "ground school"). Too many irons in the fire.
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    I don't consider Win7 "obsolete". W8 was a cell...

    I don't consider Win7 "obsolete". W8 was a cell phone on a 23" screen, W10 is legalized snoopware that has removed too many options from the user (not to mention a program that updates itself is...
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    The R6025 error is a programming issue, probably...

    The R6025 error is a programming issue, probably in the aircraft you are trying to use as AI; I would suspect a gauge, probably radio or nav, that is sending an "improper" DX call when used as AI...
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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...
  15. 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 - ...
  16. Thread: available memory

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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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
  25. Thread: Light BMPs

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    Are the files write-protected?

    Are the files write-protected?
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