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Everything posted by PeterSuranyi86

  1. It's so great to see all age groups here! I've started with FS4 back in the day, and tried many different sims over the years, including Flight Unlimited II. And sometimes I wonder how far we gotten since those early days, it's amazing... Personally I am kind of a mixed bag, like Greg, I like GTA 5 for example, but sim flying is my all-time favourite thing. I think we can all be very grateful that we live in an age where we can enjoy our hobby in such level and detail
  2. I kindly disagree with this. I guess most Xplane users just probably buy a dedicated hard drive and fill it with with photoscenery for the whole USA or Europe, and yes, combined with Xplanes plausible world that looks amazing, there is still the question of airports. So while FTX regions would not be needed, individual airports would probably sell well (obviously the market share is nowhere near FSX/P3D). If I can guess here, Austin Meyer just simply pissed JV off, and that is a pity, because XP is finally getting there, and it's even more open towards modding than FSX, with tons of potential. Now, back to topic on DTG: the video does show some kind of editor, but if I catched it right, it is only a mission editor. Nevertheless it would be interesting to see a gameplay video. I guess the DTG sim would fit in somewhere between Aerofly and P3D, but it is a bit early to tell. I like the fresh interface and approach, and the better use of computing resources (these things are also present in Xplane as well).
  3. It's a pity that ORBX has abandoned developing for X-Plane 11 (I guess I know the reason). Anyway, the new Dovetail sim sound interesting. However, I'm afraid that it is going to have a closed structure, just like many mainstream games do. That means that you are not allowed to touch the files, see how things work, even making repaints. Since X-plane is quite the opposite to that, where you can edit every single aspect of the sim, I hope John will change his mind on the matter. On the Dovetail front, I'm interested to see what the guys manage to bring out of this hybrid engine. It's bound to be interesting.
  4. John, I take my hat off... You truly support your customer base, kudos for that!
  5. I'm happy that finally there will be a new flight sim where YOU GUYS can influence the creators. Golden age indeed.
  6. Hey Misha! I hope this new beauty won't set KHAF back too much I'm eagerly waiting for that airport! But this one looks very nice, too, happy that you are populating SCA!
  7. I'm not an expert, but it looks like your PC is overloaded (I don't think there is any error in the scenery or your installation). Turn off autogen and scenery buildings, and try it again. If you made any previous manual alterations to your fsx.cfg (probably not), then it might load the scenery in too slow. Hope that helps!
  8. ... or They are full reinstallers, containing every airport released so far. You can even see it on the filesize, it keeps growing.
  9. It would be easier to pick the top five, instead of picking just one Nevertheless, mine goes to #6 !
  10. Sunrise spotters at the magnificent Monument Valley. Good luck for everyone!
  11. Yes, FSX runs DX9 by default. If you decide to run it in DX10, you will LIKELY get a slight fps boost, somewhat better memory management - lesser chance of OOMs - and cockpit shadows. But as it has been said, DX10 mode is very buggy without the fixer.
  12. Great photo and you're welcome! Happy that things are working fine now! I hope you did manage to solve the stutter issue, too!
  13. A trial lesson is definetely on my bucket list You are right, nothing beats the real thing (but we still try... )
  14. Happy to hear that the results are pleasing for you! I came to similar conclusions as you. I believe that removing the second spring would be pointless, because most people prefer to have some kind of non-agressive centering. Unfortunately I have never flown a real aircraft (yet), but I think that the one-spring centering force should be similar what you'd get anyway in the real thing (wind resistance).
  15. That's allght! It looks like it was a good idea to shoot those photos back then And yes, its non-destructive, you can put that spring back if you want and then you are back to square one.
  16. Happy to help! I have these two remaining shots, they might show something that wasn't visible before:
  17. Okay, here you go: Reminder, this is for the Saitek CESSNA yoke, not the regular one, that looks different from inside. And of course I'm not liable for any damage, adopt this at your own risk. Taking off the cover is a no-brainer, you just have to unscrew a couple of screws. These are the only things holding the cover, no cables, etc are connected to it. I also recommend using a magnetic tray for screws, you can buy those things literally for nothing from any online retailer, and they can save the day in terms of missing screws. This shot shows the inside. The two elevator springs are on the left side of the yoke shaft, only the top one is visible. Close up shot of the spring The top spring removed. Basically you unscrew the 2 screws holding it there, very easy. On this photo, the screws were already been put back. The removed spring. Tada! The whole thing took around 5 minutes. For me, removing the top spring was enough to get rid of the strong resistance when moving the elevator. With one spring, the yoke will still return to center, but much less agressively. Removing the second spring would be a tad bit difficult, I didn't even try it, but as I said, the result is good enough for me. I think using the yoke with a single spring probably gives you the same result as removing both springs and replacing them with rubber bands. Don't ditch the yoke yet, try this first! Since I've done this, my landings are much better, and I have more precise control over the aircraft I'm flying. Also, try to avoid touching the metallic shaft, and the other parts inside, most of them are covered with some greasy stuff to keep them from friction, and you don't want to remove that (I did some accidentally, but try not to).
  18. Boxed FSX in DX10, for the reasons Mallard has already described. Same thing with FSX-SE - I bought it, but it's just sitting here. I also have DCS, Aerofly FS and ROF, but FSX takes 95% of my time.
  19. Hi! I have actually did that, I have removed one of thr springs of my Cessna yoke. I have photos of it, I'll upload them here probably, but if you neeed them before just PM me with you email. Since I have done it, it easier to fly, but its gonna void your warranty.
  20. Hi! I THINK that should be fine. Since FTX England has more detail than OpenLC EU, it probably should be on top, just as you have described. As for performance, I cannot comment since I don't have it, but I think I have read it somewhere that London can really bog down your system (it does it even under default FSX). When it comes to other parts, I have no idea. Nevertheless, i think your scenery config is good as it is, and it is not behind the low fps problem.
  21. Also, since FSX is a 32-bit application, it won't use more than 4 Gb-s of RAM. That being said, you probably still need 8 Gb-s of it, so Windows can allocate all 4 gigs to FSX, and run happily on the other 4. However, you won't get better performance out of FSX just because you have 16 or 32 gigs of RAM, so that is probably one more area where you can save money and buy a better CPU / graphics card (with more emphasis on the CPU).
  22. I guess the problem MIGHT be that at Seattle you have two big airports (Tacoma, plus the other one where the Boeings are built), plus the huge city. Same thing at Paris, you have two large airports (CDG and Orly), right on top of each other, and that can mess with the performance. At least that is my guess. Try to turn off Ai traffic, and if you see a MASSIVE improvement, than that is the reason. (sorry Rob, we posted just at the exact same moment, so I wasn't aware of your post, but as ORBX staff, you have more insight into how this goes)
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