AVSIM Publications

Various AVSIM publications such as the FSX Configuration Guide, CTD Guide, P3D Guide.

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  1. AVSIM CTD Guide

    This AVSIM Crash-to-Desktop (CTD) guide provides investigative techniques you can try when you get one of those dreaded crashes while loading the sim to your setup screen, during the loading to the flight, or during the flight.  Most importantly, the guide includes tips on preventing crashes, probable causes, and you may see some actual fixes we found while searching the Internet and scanning forums throughout the flight simulation community.  For the purposes of this guide, a CTD includes incidents where the simulation crashes, freezes up during a flight or you receive the nasty Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).  Except for some rare known causes of crashes, each CTD must go through an investigative process and this guide will provide you with some tools to assist you in finding the cause and taking corrective actions.  We have found some simple procedures you can take that fixes a majority of CTD’s but, if they do not work, we provide some procedures you can take to investigate the crash. You must be aware, what “fix” works for many, does not work for all as the crash could have been caused by an anomaly on YOUR computer system. We hope this guide will be sufficient and prevents you from the task of uninstalling/reinstalling your simulator, your add-ons, and/or your operating system.
    The following changes to previous versions of this guide were made:
    Updated and clarified the investigative techniques in the “How to fix Most Freezes/Crashes” section. Updated links within the document and to external website locations. Added detailed instructions for repairing FSX, FSX-SE, or P3D. Added instructions for deleting incompatible aircraft for MyTrafficX users. Added method for repairing Windows 7-10 without reinstalling Windows. Added information for fixing PMDG_737NGX_2.ddl. Fixed grammatical errors.

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  2. AVSIM Prepar3D Guide

    This AVSIM Prepar3D Guide will cover the following topics to help users get the most of Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D platform.  Some of the information in this guide is applicable to prior versions of Prepar3D (V2.x and V1.x), however the primary focus of this guide will be for Prepar3D V3.x onward:
              Installation and purchase           Updating to a more recent Version           Configuring Graphics Settings           Working with Configuration Files           Configuring 3rd Party Add-Ons           SimConnect           Troubleshooting           Hardware, Overclocking, Performance           Input Control Devices (TrackIR, Yokes, Throttles) The basic flow of this guide will take you thru; basic purchase and installation process, how to update your Prepar3D installation when new versions are released, configuring your graphics settings, exposing what settings increase process loads, adjusting you 3rd party products configuration settings to improve performance, some Prepar3D configuration settings (often called “tweaks”), setup of SimConnect (used by many 3rd party products), working thru compatibility with older FSX products, a quick guide to basic overclocking, and finally setting up input control devices (controllers).
    This document will assume limited computer experience, but it will cover both easy and advanced topics.  Parts of this document will expect users to understand how to use a text editor (like Notepad) to edit/modify content in text files.
    Hopefully there is some information to be gain in this document for the new user and the experienced user.

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  3. AVSIM Basic FSX Configuration Guide

    The AVSIM Basic FSX Configuration Guide provides members with a one-stop guide for configuring FSX for optimum performance.  Our goal at AVSIM is to make configuring FSX as simple as possible and to educate.  There are many FSX Configuration Guides published around the Internet and a member only has to do an Internet search using the Google or Bing search engines to find them.  
    The Microsoft-owned Flight Simulator is possibly the game industry's longest-running continuous franchise. The first Microsoft-branded version was released in 1982 with the most recent version, FSX, released in 2006 and expanded in 2007 with the release of Acceleration/SP2.  FSX is a 32 bit application that can reside in a 64 bit Windows operating environment.  Acceleration and the freeware version SP2 included a preview to DX10 technology as the Microsoft team did not have sufficient time to completely program FSX for DX10.  They had hoped to finalize development in a future update (as well as improve on the FSX engine) but the development team (AKA Aces Studio) was released by Microsoft before those upgrades could be published.  Currently, an add-on developer has fixed many of the issues left behind by FSX.  You can get more information about DX10 in our DX10 Forum.

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  4. Pilot Global Ultimate NG Review

    This is a review of Pilot Global Ultimate NG.

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  5. Advertising at AVSIM Information

    Advertising at AVSIM
     
    Thank you for your interest in advertising with AVSIM Online. As we celebrate our 18th anniversary this year, we are very proud of the services that we continue to provide to the global flight and simulation community. We are particularly proud of AVSIM’s role in supporting our commercial members and providing considerable value to their advertising and campaign budgets. In these very competitive times with reduced consumer spending, efficiency of advertising and reach through the market has never been more important. We hope you will see the value in an advertising campaign hosted by AVSIM, and that you consider joining our growing list of commercial members.

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  6. The 2014 Flight Simmer's Demographic Survey

    This is the raw data from the 2014 Demographic Survey used to generate these charts, found here. Click on the link and you can also join the conversation about the survey.

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  7. AVSIM 2013 Forum Stats

    These are some screen shots of the AVSIM Forum Statistics for the entire year of 2013.

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  8. How to Upload Files to the AVSIM Library

    This is a PDF document that explains how to upload to the AVSIM File library. This PDF is written by Leen De Jager of AVSIM Staff.

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  9. The 2013 Flight Simmer's Demographic Survey

    The results in graphic form of the Demographic Survey are posted in the forums. This is the original data from which those charts are compiled.

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