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Hi

 

I been flying FSX as long as I can remember. X-Plane 10 is driving me crazy and I dont know what I am doing. Here is some of the questions I have:

 

1. Mouse - When I move my mouse at the top of the screen, it has become difficult to click on anything. I have to click it like 5 time for it to work. What am I missing here?

 

2. I have no idea where to start, such as "must have" to get me going.

 

I definitely want to take advantage of the 64 bit rather than 32 bit. I downloaded X-Plane 10 from steam with a 10.30 version. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

 

David

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For the menu bar, you need to hover over it and then it will let you click. As for add ons, look in this thread: forum.avsim.net/topic/429465-x-plane-10-add-on-resources-freeware-and-payware/

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Hello David,

 

You should start by reading the Wiki for X-Plane (Google is your friend).

 

Stephane

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Start with SkyMAXX Pro here:

http://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/skymaxx-p-101.html

 

Also, if you are interested in other planes then get what suits you,  LES (Sabb 340A) and/or Javier Rollon (CRJ-200 & Jetstream 32) just to name a few, I guarantee you wont regret it, get them also at X-Aviation

http://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/xplane-aircraft-c-21.html

 

Anything from X-Aviation is top quality with no doubt.

 

Coming from FSX I'm sure you are already familiar with Carenado.

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Welcome,

 

don't give up when you meet the unfinished corners the first time... There are a few, you'll miss stuff from FSX, but at the same time, you'll have a smooth experience waiting for you, and many great, free, add-ons, as well as payware of course :-)

 

There is also that great ease with which you install / uninstall X-Plane itself, and add-ons, with the few exceptions that require activation and some plugins running for the add-on to be usable, but even those are easy to live with.

 

Above all, you'll miss the buildings at airports we find in FSX default or P3D. X-Plane's airport world is mostly naked, and although this is changing, and there are many available airport sceneries (  check this and other sources to find them ), it is still somehow disappointing, specially for someone coming from FSX.

 

With scenery from the archives ate AVSIM, FLIGHTSIM and SIMHEAVEN.COM ( lot's of great stuff ) you'll easily fill your default naked X-Plane World!

 

Don't expect X-Plane's weather rendering to beat what you have in FSX. There are some good points about it, but IMO it stands behind what the best add-on and even freeware alternatives provide in FSX / P3D. And the visibility blur is something you'll also have to find way to live with, while one of the next updates doesn't introduce a planned fix for that.

 

On the very positive side, there's an active team behind the project, even if we do not always agree with the course they chose...

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Another thing worth mentioning is that you can have both on your computer - FSX and XPX.  I have flown flight simulators for many years and was a loyal fan of FSX.  Still am, but I find myself going back less and less.  The fluidity of XPX and the fact that I fly instead of constantly making programming adjustments is a great benefit.  Also, If you don't like the airports - even the free ones which are downloadable - you can build your own - within certain limitations - with WED. With it, you can design your hometown airport to look just (or almost) like what you would see there - and there is some satisfaction at being able to do so. Chances are, you fly out of that airport most of the time and you can build or download others as you extend your horizons.

 

There is a huge learning curve with the transition form FSX to XPX, but if this 71 year old can figure it out, I'm sure you can too.  How do I know you are much younger???   Steam - go figure!

 

Take your time - go back and fly FSX when you want - and you will learn to admire XPX for what it is... and that's a lot.

 

John

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Hello Guys

 

I want to say thank you for helping me go in the right direction. I have to be honest with you, X-Plane 10 was getting me frustrated, that because I am trying to use it like FSX. The mouse clicking is annoying, I used Tom suggestion by hovering it which is much better than before, no idea why they cant make as easily as anything else by a simple click. I hope to grow to like it more and more, and that will be in due time of course. Jcomm, thank you for the link, I thought it was awesome how you can see everything and learn what out there, especially for me. 

 

Again, I wish to thank all of you for your help and suggestion, it was encouraging for to me to stick around and get help.

 

David

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As for high altitude blur ground in the distance ,it'll be "fixed*" in something like 10.35 or so.

 

*Mind that this is not a bug , it's how it was designed mainly when 32bit was the only platform avilable to save memory

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Like both fsx and Xplane. I fly basic ga planes and love reading in forums and online about differences between fsx and xplane compared to real life. Got basic FAA manual to read about basic aircraft safety and operation. Mainly a scenery and basic how ga aircrafts feel. Install both is my advice and Xplane scenery in WP2XP is great thing Tony working on and HD mesh ailpilox worked on. Xplane is the future for me while fsx is my go to for seasonal and flying certain aircraft xplane has not release yet.

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As for high altitude blur ground in the distance ,it'll be "fixed*" in something like 10.35 or so.

 

*Mind that this is not a bug , it's how it was designed mainly when 32bit was the only platform avilable to save memory

Where did you read that it will be fixed in 10.35 or so? I have heard before that the distance blur would be fixed in 10.30, but no it didnt

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,

 

don't give up when you meet the unfinished corners the first time... 

 

I agree

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Where did you read that it will be fixed in 10.35 or so? I have heard before that the distance blur would be fixed in 10.30, but no it didnt

 

on the xplane blog. it was  stated that they ran into a few issues with it and since 10.30 was so big they had to release it later. i believe it will come before 2015

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Hi 

 

I have been growing more to dislike it than enjoying x-plane. There one thing I wont put up with is something that should be more simple than a simple mouse click. I have to click it like 3-4 time to get it to work, forget it.

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Click

 

Hi 

 

I have been growing more to dislike it than enjoying x-plane. There one thing I wont put up with is something that should be more simple than a simple mouse click. I have to click it like 3-4 time to get it to work, forget it.

 

Click what 3 or 4 times? If it's the menu you mentioned earlier then it's not a problem that others report or I have ever experienced which leads me to wonder why you do.

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Hello User72

 

This is why I cant figure why I have to click it 3-4 time. Its anything I want to click on, it isnt working. The main menu and in the aircraft, I am not sure why. I might have to re-download again from steam.

 

David

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Hi David,

 

that is indeed very odd and certainly not what should happen or what happens for me. Check your mouse batteries maybe?

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Ok

 

My click issue, I realized when I use my wireless mouse, I normally  press the left click and not the right click. I am left handed, I only solved half the problem, the right click was smooth. Oh well, this is a pain, anyway thanks.

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I told you... Don't give up :-)

 

You'll find a nice flight simulator in X-Plane 10, but you'll have to keep trying, insisting...

 

I'm still trying, and got it 2 yrs ago... It has it's lows, and it's highs... Just like the atmosphere around us :-)

 

Scenery is IMO one of it's strongest points for, at the same time it looks naked in it's default presentation, this is probably the civil flightsim with the most wonderful freeware available add-ons for superb scenery, with a very active community and great contributors like Tony ( our forum moderator here at AVSIM ), Andras Fabian ( the talent behind HD Mesh Sceneries ), "Pilot Balu" from SimHeaven.com, uwespeed the man behind the Scenes in Madeira scenery etc.., and many many others...

 

Aircraft add-ons of high quality are available, and even PMDG will join us sooner or latter.

 

Well, don't give up... I've given up many times but always return after a while, and that's only because there is always something good ( sometimes very good ) in X-Plane that you can't find in other civil flight simulators :-)

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OP, I understand your frustration with XPX but then there are other frustrations with FSX so in the end we may use both and enjoy the positives from each. XPX has come a long way, with simhevan scenery and world2xplane OSM added to your XPX, together with the Realtrerahaze for better atmosphere rendering, add a Flightfactor or JARdesign aircraft and it is a strong simulator.

 

Where XPX really shines is actually at night.. The lighting is absolutely incredible and with some freeware airports its a terrific immerse experience.

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Davjg,

I sympathize with your frustrations with XP. As a real world pilot with over 13,000 hours, I keep going back to FSX/P3D for the flight dynamics/stability. I find XP too unstable. When PMDG comes out with their product, I'll have another go with XP.

 

Pete

>13,000 total time real world

(Flown C-152, C-172, C-210, M20J, PA-28, PA-23, BEO2, B737)

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Pete just go to Joystick and Equipment/Nullzone and adjust the stability augmentation until it's right. You better than any of us should be able to find that sweet spot. I'd be interested to see where you thought the perfect point to be just to compare with my own settings.

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User72,

 

I've tweaked those settings over and over to no avail. Unfortunately, when it comes to flight dynamics, I think XP is too complex as it "builds" the airplane mathematically from airfoil up where FSX/P3D uses tables, I believe, to mimic the airplane.

 

Also, in another post I made, the airspeed indicator is too sensitive where it behaves erratically with relation to wind speed fluctuations causing erratic behavior in the flight model.

 

I'll play with the stability augmentation more and see if I can come up with better stability and let you know.

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You might go into weather, under environment, I think, and set all wind speeds to 0 - fly until you feel comfortable and then build them back as you see fit.

 

This will give you a little time to become familiar with your controller sensitivities without those variables.

 

John

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Hi Everyone

 

Thanks for all the information, but actually I uninstalled from steam. It simply wasnt a good marriage. I switched over to P3D, and all I can say I am glad I did. Xplane by no mean is a bad platform, it just didnt click for me whatsoever. 

 

David

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David, it takes a long time. + 1 year for me. But Prepared is a good sim too so good luck and many happy flights.

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