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Bassman

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  1. I agree. I have always found the best way to improve frame rates is to turn off the counter
  2. Not a fan of this variation but all music and art appreciation is subjective really
  3. Some of "Australia's" best talent comes from New Zealand
  4. Topic says it really. Not specifically for MSFS but as an example MSFS start screen states that updated SDK's available. I do not develope or modify scenery or aircraft etc so do I actually need these types of files?
  5. Multiplayer simmers use these types of channels to do all the private chat and keeping aircraft radios free for official calls and communications with ATC etc. IMHO there are certain privacy issues that I do not like about Discord but that is my personal opinion only. My flying group still use Teamspeak.
  6. Try using the rudder/steering pedals in MSFS2020!! They barely work when taxiing however are way too sensitive when landing.
  7. Definitely "C" but I usually "walk away" so I take it as a good landing!!
  8. It has been some time since Tennyson left us so I hope it is not too soon to enquire as to the fate of his wonderful setup?
  9. If I understand correct (?) Volanta is an Orbx product and if that is the case why is support via Discord?
  10. AUD$614 (current rate) for a compass, wow!!!
  11. Hope I am not breaking rules for a non-flightsim related question but I have googled and cannot locate answer. I have just updated my Lenovo Android 10" Tablet and see this app FSKaren Bundle Edition. Does anybody know what it is and if it can be removed? Thank you. Dan
  12. Chumley mentioned the word "furphy" in his above comment. For the edumication of non-Australians I provide the following link to it's meaning and origin. Furphy
  13. Yes, as our towns and cities expand into their territory the mobs are getting more concentrated and even in the outer suburbs of Melbourne for instance it is not uncommon to hit a roo with ones car which can cause quite a lot of damage. My daughters Hyundai in fact is currently having the front left hand guard fixed from such an encounter. The roo in question was able to run off but I imagine is very sore.
  14. To all non-Australians, please read this humorous article with your tongue firmly planted in your cheeks. Meaning It must be noted that Mr Adams also wrote quite a bit of fiction. i.e. the phrase "Godszone" is more correctly used by our compatriots in New Zealand. I do agree however, never underestimate the usefulness of a stick.
  15. Yes the updates are consistent with their inconsistencies of experiences with various users.
  16. Orbxflyer is your installation on C:/ drive or another drive? and if so do you know if there is much data left over on C:/ from your original install?
  17. With a download speed of 95GB in 60 minutes it is of course very attractive to "just" do a fresh install. The average speed that we can get in Australia (unless one has fibre which most don't or pays an absolute premium for 100Mbps (mega bits) ) is about 50 mbps (mega bits) so full reinstall of 95GB PLUS the additional Premium Deluxe files approx 25GB makes a total download of approx 120GB so we are talking upwards of 20 hours which makes the fresh install unattractive. And with an install on a drive other than C:/ there is the issue of how many files will be left uninstalled on C; drive. So far I have experienced no problems or slow downs after the mandatory upgrades/patches so "if it ain't broke I ain't gonna fix it". However I fully understand the logic of fresh installs it's just that in my case it is up until now unwarranted and unattractive time wise.
  18. This is a hard one because it is definitely NOT a useless topic. School: 5 years at a Catholic boys boarding from age of 11 learned how to look after myself because the priests certainly didn't. Family: Did not have one hence boarding school which has made me appreciate the family my wife and I have created even more Work: learned that the harder you work the "luckier" you become Hard Knocks: Plenty at boarding school again. When you get knocked down, don't stay there..get up again even if you get knocked down again ( I got up a lot).
  19. John Heaton, is that your lipstick on the ciggie? Packets of 10, all us school kids could afford them. 1966 pack of 10 Viscount 20c (2 shillings Australian). But the tobacco companies never targeted children.
  20. Ok, be honest, how many of you decided to count the "P" words?
  21. Totally agree Nick. In the Australian bank I worked for over the last twenty years or so before I retired in 2015, because of a lack of banking experience from grass roots, if you had that experience you were kept in the current position "to do the actual work" whilst the graduates with the "paper" experience advanced. They did not even stay in a current position long enough for all their mistakes to be found out.
  22. My grandfather once told me "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
  23. Just installed MSFS2020 (what a terrible procedure!!) and first instinct is that I will use MSFS2020 for GA flying where I want to see scenery but I will use X-Plane 11 for jet liners as X-Plane has far more realistic aircraft flight characteristics. So instead of trying one size fits all which never really works my attitude is a positive one because I can now use sims that are more specialised depending on the type of flying I wish to do at any given time.
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