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I find these Flight Sim News videos by Froogle interesting.  He started these at the beginning of the year and releases one every couple of days.

 
Here they are up to date 
 
 
January 4th 2015
 
 
January 11th 2015
 
 
January 18th 2015
 
 
January 25th 2015

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Yes, I really enjoy everything by Froogle. He has a particularly effective way of transmitting his message, and his videos are great to watch!

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I'm not a subscriber to his channel but he is quite the entertainer.  I watched this weeks video and boy this guy needs somebody to teach him how to setup his computer for Flight Sim and diagnose issues.

 

A few weeks back he had a first impressions video of the Airbus by Aerosoft and he stated he was doing the video in FSX due to constant crashing in P3d.  This week he has constant crashing in FSX but P3D runs beautifully.  What is it Froogle?

 

I'm sorry but the only crashes in FSX  I have are when the plane lands too hard.  I've actually had more crashes in P3D (my fault) in the past month than in FSX for who knows how long; but thats not the point here.  His story constantly changes as to this one crashes this week and the other next week.  I would bet a coffee and doughnut the guy will switch and say FSX-SE is running due to P3D crashing again.  I'm not technically inclined by any means nor do I know much about computers but goodness if he is constantly crashing FSX 4 or 5 times in a row I would try to find out why.  I installed my FSX on a family computer that everybody uses for everything and mine runs without crashing.  Maybe trying to push 60 fps with all sliders right is the issue. He is worse than my wife changing his mind constantly.

 

I use all three (FSX, FSX-SE and P3D) and they each have their own value.  P3D is shelved at the moment until Nvidia fixes the runway lights issue (which could be months maybe years);  so for now I'm back with FSX DX10.  FSX-SE is achieving better FPS than FSX in my opinion even though he states its an emperor with no clothes (basically he knows and we're all idiots).  But with his constant problems and sims crashing I'm not sure I'd really listen to his opinion on that or anything else for that matter.

 

This is my opinion and I'm sure I may ruffle a few Froogle fans out there but I just laugh when I see some of these videos.  If you are a Froogle fan I apologize but opinions are like ****holes and everybody has one including me.

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Yes, I really enjoy everything by Froogle. He has a particularly effective way of transmitting his message, and his videos are great to watch!

Hello J, yes I think his videos are great as well, he is a very easy person to listen.

 

I will be posting his flight sim videos as he releases them

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I'm sorry but the only crashes in FSX  I have are when the plane lands too hard.

You're probably the only fsx user that has never had a crash.

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This is my opinion

 

Hello Sean, I respect your opinion but I wanted the thread to be about posting the videos more so and maybe some light feedback on topics he has discussed.

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I enjoy his videos. They're enlightening, but don't treat him as the spokesman of the FSX community as some do.

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I enjoy his videos. They're enlightening, but don't treat him as the spokesman of the FSX community as some do.

Of course he's not a 'spokesman' but neverthless he does have many contacts and his equipment is of a good standard. So what he says carries some weight even though it is only his 'opinion' as he frequently states. His latest stand on FSX is unsurprising as FSX was never really a good sim. Out of the box it was a disaster and with all the add ons to make it passable simmers have ended up with a slide show and cannot even complete an intercontinental flight!! No wonder so many are turning back to FS9!!

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I think it's great that there are people who spend their time promoting our hobby in such an entertaining and frequent way. Go Froogle!

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I happily watch Froogle's clips

 

What stands out here is that he has bothered to put together these video clips over the last 3 years or so which represents and immense amount of time and effort- all for your viewing pleasure. They are his point of view from HIS experiences and I believe he states that

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Of course he's not a 'spokesman' but neverthless he does have many contacts and his equipment is of a good standard. So what he says carries some weight even though it is only his 'opinion' as he frequently states. His latest stand on FSX is unsurprising as FSX was never really a good sim. Out of the box it was a disaster and with all the add ons to make it passable simmers have ended up with a slide show and cannot even complete an intercontinental flight!! No wonder so many are turning back to FS9!!

 

Oh yes, I agree entirely. He's a good entertainer and I watch him all the time.

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You're probably the only fsx user that has never had a crash.

If you only count my current rig (2.5 years) I haven't had a crash..

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I enjoy his videos. They're enlightening, but don't treat him as the spokesman of the FSX community as some do.

 

Couldn't agree more.

 

It's easy for people to get elevated to "celebrity" status in our tiny bubble-like FS world, and I think that has happened to Froogle Pete (and to Matt "Belynz" Davies too).  

 

Then, you often find that the balance between ego / me me me, and the actual worth / knowledge content of the videos, shifts considerably.

 

I personally prefer those who present in a more natural authentic style, and have the knowledge to back up their "broadcast personalities".   There are plenty of these on YouTube - regular reviewers that talk in their own voices, know what they're talking about, and aren't trying to "get on TV".

 

Just personal opinions, and I respect that others have different views on these people.

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Well if fsx:se dlc was important news. Not that i like froogles relations with pc pilot.

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I think it's great that there are people who spend their time promoting our hobby in such an entertaining and frequent way. Go Froogle!

 

 


What stands out here is that he has bothered to put together these video clips over the last 3 years or so which represents and immense amount of time and effort- all for your viewing pleasure. They are his point of view from HIS experiences and I believe he states that
Exactly
 
I started this thread for everybody of course but folks like myself will probably benefit more,  late into the world of Siming,  Slightly PC illiterate,   looking for news and tips on Flight Siming stuff and just all round Entertainment on our favorite hobby/obsession 
 
Strong personal opinions on the man himself is irrelevant to everything really and will benefit nobody.  
 
Don't worry people i wont be constantly posting videos,  this one brings it up to date uploaded 18 hours ago. 
 
Froogles opinion on Windows 8.1 Regarding Siming 
 

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Strong personal opinions on the man himself is irrelevant to everything really and will benefit nobody. 

 

 

I haven't seen any strong personal opinions about the man himself, other than he's good at what he does.

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He Knows something is about to change in the the flightsim community as it stands today.... we all do...For him to admit

that FSX classic is gone and pushing P3d with With Win 8.1, he already has a heads up.

Well we see I love my Fsx classic and Win 7 combo have not changed yet...

But then there's Win 10, I heard it will be the most sophisticated Pc Os they have developed to date,

and who knows how Fsx will work with the new OS......I'm guessing great.

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I think it's great that there are people who spend their time promoting our hobby in such an entertaining and frequent way. Go Froogle!

 

+1

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Not that i like froogles relations with pc pilot.

 

Not sure what the problem is with that.  He's a freelance journalist and has his own YouTube channel.  Lots of freelancers contribute to multiple outlets, and some of them have outlets of their own.  Pretty standard.  Nothing wrong with it that I can see.

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A few weeks back he had a first impressions video of the Airbus by Aerosoft and he stated he was doing the video in FSX due to constant crashing in P3d.  This week he has constant crashing in FSX but P3D runs beautifully.  What is it Froogle?

 

I'm sorry but the only crashes in FSX  I have are when the plane lands too hard. 

 

 

I agree 100% with your entire post.  He really seems to bounce around with his opinions and in the specific Win 8.1 video....it really doesn't have to do anything with Win 8.1 and compatibility.

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You're probably the only fsx user that has never had a crash.

Add me to the list.

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Add me to the list.

Me too. Well, that makes one of us.

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A few weeks back he had a first impressions video of the Airbus by Aerosoft and he stated he was doing the video in FSX due to constant crashing in P3d.  This week he has constant crashing in FSX but P3D runs beautifully.  What is it Froogle?
 
I'm sorry but the only crashes in FSX  I have are when the plane lands too hard.  I've actually had more crashes in P3D (my fault) in the past month than in FSX for who knows how long; but thats not the point here.  His story constantly changes as to this one crashes this week and the other next week.

 

Thanks for the feedback. I make videos on YouTube, and invariably with 38,000 people watching the channel I get a lot of comments from people if quality drops, if I'm not running the latest greatest doofangle, etc etc. Sometimes in the pursuit of what makes a video look really good, and in the course of beta testing numerous products,  things break and instabilities get introduced. When they do if I still have to get a video up I have to shoot it somewhere else. 

 

In the case of the Airbus video you mentioned I had started to encounter the R6025 error. There is no single fix that cures that. It is due to a mismatch of runtime VC++ libraries on the machine and instantiated by add-ons within the sim. I did try working through exe.xml, and dll.xml as well as uninstalling likely culprits to make it go away but eventually simply ran out of time, a luxury most hobbyist simmers have but unfortunately I don't. When I recently replaced large parts of my machine I changed the OS as well and that gave me a chance to start completely fresh and as a result so far P3d is holding up really well. Comparitively when installing and trying FSX on the new build I had the same issues many Windows 8 users have had, and those issues weren't there in FSX SE. 

Over the course of my videos yes my opinion will change, and I'm pretty open about saying when it has, and why. The alternative would be to either never state an opinion (which would turn my channel in a very boring rote recital of marketing bullet points from various companies), or stick blindly to an opinion despite learning over time that it is no longer valid. 

 

Yes, as you also mentioned in your post, I do strive to push the sliders up to or near max and work very hard to get as high a frame rate as possible and that in turn can lead to instability. Unfortunately it's what I believed was required to build a successful YouTube channel - it appears to have been the correct course of action as well. 

 

Finally to address another comment about my association with PC Pilot. Yes, I am a long term freelancer for the magazine. The magazine has no influence at all over the content on my channel, other than my own conscious decision to try very very hard to never cover something that I've been paid to cover in print. The exception is FSiPanel which I reviewed on the channel before being commissioned to write about it. PC Pilot magazine's published opinions are not always or necessarily mine, which is why I have a channel called "Frooglesim" as opposed to "PC Pilots YouTube Channel" or something similar.

 

 

 

To the original poster, I really am appreciative of you posting my videos, but have to throw it out there that there's really no need. I was pointed to this thread by a subscriber, but I personally tend to stay clear of Avsim as I find it largely to be quite a hostile environment and not something I particularly enjoy being involved in. It was also the motivation behind forming my own forums, which obviously I won't promote here or link to. Again, thank you. 

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Froogle thanks for the explanation.  I wish you all the best on your Youtube venture and hope you work out the issues you may be having.  

 

In the end were all in it for the love of aviation so thats all that matters.

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Add me to the list.

Looking forward to your "Minority Report!" :ph34r:

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