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Hi All,I have removed the RXP GNS430, due to the fact that it kills my FPS on my system, now I have a black hole where it used to be, anyone got any suggestions of a freeware GPS gauge that I could place there?CheersDan.

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I'd simply suggest waiting for the update that should fix that problem. Very few of the total user's are experiencing it, but a fix has been made and tested and will be made available in the very near future. I'd suggest checking the Dreamfleet GA Support Forum for more info.

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Dan, I'd really suggest you look for ways to get the RXP GNS 430 to work better on your system.. it is a fabulous piece of gear and has NO noticeable fps impact on my system which is less powerful than yours if I recall your post at the RXP forum. Also, a Dreamfleet update is due out in 24 hrs according to the forum..

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Tried to get it to work, and failed, the previous versions were fine, but both me and RXP cannot get it to work properly, I know that I am not the only one who has the problem, but what is causing it is beyond me.Without the 430 the A36 is a very nice plane, 40fps, but with it the performance sucks, around 10-15fps, I would rather lose the 430 than fly around with 10-15fps.Dan.

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Well, lets keep our fingers crossed for the update, then.On my lowly P4-2.8 this combo merrily hums along at 30 fps...

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Mike,Drop me a mail, or MSN me, and I will chuck you the panel.cfg file.danowat32@hotmail.comDan.

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I'm thinking of making a retro panel for the A36, at least for myself with the Cardinal radios, If Dreamfleet allows it I may upload it for distribution (just the panel.cfg of course).I'll probably grab that HSI the one guy made for it too.

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As a test, I removed the 430 from my panel, and saw no difference in performance.As to the panel mods, feel free to do what you wish, and since the panel.cfg cannot be copyrighted by us, feel free to distribute it, and only it (no bitmaps) without our permission- we're happy to see the mods. :-)Otherwise, and checking around the net, and looking at photos, most folks who can afford an A36 can afford the latest avionics, and this is well represented in Julie's A36.I even saw an A36 with a Bendix-King EFIS 40 system in it.Heck, I even have a brand new panel in my Dakota with a GNS430, Strike Finder, etc. Okay, I do not have a Sandel, but that IS being worked on! ;-)When you get into the high end singles, the retro avionics often go rather quickly, and folks take advantage of the latest technology.Always rememember that lease back / rental aircraft do not represent the entire fleet.In fact, here's a Piper Arrow you might want to have a look at:http://www.4979s.com/http://www.4979s.com/pics/panel/image007.jpgRegards,http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/gfx/images/F...R_FORUM_LOU.jpg

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Hi,Well, I sent the cfg file out to 2 people would be interested to hear if it helped.Still kills my system if I have the GNS working :(Dan.

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I Installed the A36, and all exciting started up FS9 and selected it, during the loading I got a message saying 'insufficient resources' and then the blue screen of death.This is a fast machine 3400+/Nvidia 5900/1.5Gb ram, runs everything else just fine.I thought, oh well, cosmic rays or something, rebooted and tried again. Same thing.I've had problems with the XP gauges doing odd things before, was wondering if that might be it, but hadn't tried removing the 430, in fact thought I'd just ask for a refund.I'm running Win2000/SP4.* Orest-~~~~~~~~~Orest Skrypuchwww.united-virtual.comUAL1445 Staff ORDFO

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Hi Lou,Man, that is one sweet Arrow. Did you notice the scimitar three blade prop? I also have heard that while the Sandel SN3308 is no longer in production a SN3500 is planned for release soon (real aircraft, not sims ;) ).Regards,Zane

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I have been using the A36 as my test airplane to tweak my Fs2004 install for fluidity and experimenting with water textures ... there are so many to choose from! The A36 is rock solid stable and runs great on ym antiquated system that is so old I do not even remember whats in it exactly! However there is a right way to initially select the plane the first time you load it in the sim. Did you follow the procedure in the documentation when you first loaded the plane? I can assure you that if this baby doesn't load on your system, it is your system and not the software at fault. Bob S Reno, NV

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"I'm running Win2000/SP4."I'm sure the A36 system requirement listed at the DreamFleet website, mention: For Windows XP ONLY...No wonder you get a blue screen of death...Hope this helps!

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Well, that's possible, but as you know XP is just a bloated and dumbed-down Win2000.* Orest-~~~~~~~~~Orest Skrypuchwww.united-virtual.comUAL1445 Staff ORDFO

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While flyable on my mid level rig, (AMD 3200XP, 1 gig XLS GEil 3500, ATI 9800pro, all maxed, locked at 32, XP pro) I do get the most hit in the VC, which is the only way I fly and thought it might be due to the reality equipment as I get a realityXP error on close of FS every time (only realityXP I have). Thanks to Dan for the file, I tested it out and while it did help a bit, was not significant enough to make that much of a difference (about 4 FPS drop).I found that coverting textures to DXT format helped more and even resizing a few of the interior ones as well. Since I only fly VFR, I have my "environment" set up the way I like it and will alter the aircraft to get better performance before I alter the world.Not knocking the aircraft at all, for all it's detail and features, it runs very smooth and is my default fixed wing (next to the aerosoft Beaver and then the King Air B200) Looking forward to the float version!Thanks again Dan!Regards, MichaelKDFWhttp://www.calvirair.com/mcpics/mcdcvabanner.jpgCalVirAir International

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<>No it's not. It may be a lot of things but not that.Rgards,Jim

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>Well, that's possible, but as you know XP is just a bloated>and dumbed-down Win2000.That is certainly not true. WinXP offers a lot of entirely new features that aren't even dreamed of in WIN2k. For example, there is no native support for GDI+ vector drawing in WIN2K, which explains your BSOD when trying to load gauges that make use of GDI+...

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Bob,I can assure you my system is in no way "faulty", it is down to the impementation of the virtual DOS environment that for whatever reason is not compatible with something in my system.I am not alone in my problem, as I have been in contact with a few people that are having the exact same issue.Nevermind, the A36 runs like a dream without the GNS430Dan.

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Dan,I should have been more clear in my post which was directed toward the person trying to run the software on a Windows 2000 machine. I have no doubt that for whatever reason the Garmin is not working out for you. There is surely a reason to be found however. Have you tried running the Garmin trainer program without FS2004 running? then check to see how your system is working by establishing some impromptu benchmarking test by opening a few applications for example. Maybe there is something in your graphics settings in the sim that is interefering with a setting in the video card settings in the control panel. Have you run a dxdiag?AGP aperture?Tried a PCI latency tool to set latency for the video card to 32?run defrag? I read in another forum that Reality XP have had a total of two people report problems with the Garmin GPS unit. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106 links to a page on troubleshooting the virtual DOS environment in Windows XP. Perhaps this could help you out. Bob S Reno, NV

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>>Well, that's possible, but as you know XP is just a bloated>>and dumbed-down Win2000.>>That is certainly not true. WinXP offers a lot of>entirely new features that aren't even dreamed of in>WIN2k. For example, there is no native support for>GDI+ vector drawing in WIN2K, which explains your BSOD when>trying to load gauges that make use of GDI+...Bill,No doubt it is some little thing, but GDI is not it. I've installed the GDI+ dll and both the PMDG and LDS run very well. The A36 is the only add-on I have not been able to get running -- so far, and I have a bunch.* Orest-~~~~~~~~~Orest Skrypuchwww.united-virtual.comUAL1445 Staff ORDFO

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