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21 minutes ago, olderndirt said:

Why am I nervous?

ahahah dont be my friend, from my experience P3D updates are way more dangerous than XP, from a addon perspective!

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Yes P3D as some issues. Every time I installed an aircraft or Orbx scenery it work fine however, the next day when I tried to start P3D it ask for registration. Finally, one day it refused my registration. I had registration issues with all the previous versions of P3D that I own.This time I got fed up and just deleted everything. Maybe one day I will re-install P3D,But for now, I am quite satisfied with  X-Plane 11.

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1 hour ago, olderndirt said:

Why am I nervous?

LOL!

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Ah well. I think most already tried it by being in the beta channel.

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14 hours ago, olderndirt said:

Why am I nervous?

Ah, the excitement and apprehension of patch day... :laugh:

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That was included with VR1 beta (alpha?). Besides, nowhere on that page (or any other) does it say or even hint that 11.20 is nearing Final.

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Yeah, I'm nervous as well.  Lately, new updates have meant big changes, some of which make for problems with third party addons.  Hopefully, most of this is just VR stuff.

I am quite looking forward to the ultralight, though.  I have some hours in a couple of Kolbs, and this looks quite similar.  

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Good let's move on to more non VR stuff!  Blah!

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I agree, not everyone has the VR stuff,  X-Plane 11 needs Vulkan support, shorter loading times, better ATC for a start.

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Still on the fence about getting XP11...someone talk me into it ... ;-)

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1 minute ago, Boomer said:

Still on the fence about getting XP11...someone talk me into it ... ;-)

It's the Best Flight Simulator Ever!

Nothing comes even close to it...

I love it....

( the above exclamations are usually valid for periods not exceeding 12h... )

Anyway, now that I finally found a decent, attractive, beautifully modelled A320, the FF A320, and also a freeware ATC robot ( 124thATC ) as well as a great "pushback" add-on - BetterPushback - I guess XP11 will stay in my rig forever, or maybe until XP12 get's released ...

I am also interested in playing around with plane maker, and see if I can create an helicopter ACF and use a friends Blender-based 3d model with it.

You can't go wrong Boomer - even the Bf 109 by MDLAG is a nice replacement for my old DCS and IL2 toys :-)

 

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1 hour ago, jcomm said:

I am also interested in playing around with plane maker, and see if I can create an helicopter ACF and use a friends Blender-based 3d model with it.

You can't go wrong Boomer - even the Bf 109 by MDLAG is a nice replacement for my old DCS and IL2 toys :-)

If you start playing with Plane Maker, maybe you could also explore how to improve the weathervaning/ground handling issues, maybe starting from the gliders you have experience with. Have you studied the Bf109 to see how is it made?

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Boomer, if you do not have a  fast computer with at least 16gigs of ram and a fast video card then forget it. But if you do, it is well worth it. There are so many free plugins,scenery, airports, ortho4xp, HD mesh ver. 4, and the list go on. I enjoy it so much now that I have deleted P3D, FSX  and all  of my purchase addons including Orbx, PMDG, Active Sky and the list go's on. This is my system specification: Intel i7-4790k running @ 4.6Ghz,  32 gigs of DDR4 ram, GTX 1070 and Windows 10.

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Hmm, running a i5-4670K with 16gb RAM and a GTX 960/4GB.

I would imagine I can get pretty good performance from XP11 with these specs.

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1 hour ago, Murmur said:

If you start playing with Plane Maker, maybe you could also explore how to improve the weathervaning/ground handling issues, maybe starting from the gliders you have experience with. Have you studied the Bf109 to see how is it made?

I did a glider for XP9, but using a very interesting airfoil generator based on RW polar data, but I lost track of it.... It was a representation of the LS3a... 

But if I start playing with PM I'll surely try to find out as much a I can about it.

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XPlane is the best civilian flight sim since the introduction of v11. The flight modeling is very good. The lighting and world environment is very immersive. Weather is acceptable, ATC is atrocious (for GA/VFR flyers particularly). There are no seasons. There are a number of exceptional payware aircraft, and the default scenery is pretty good, with numerous freeware airports that are very good. Ortho imagery with autogen can be stunning, but takes up a lot of hard drive space. 

There are problems with ground handling/crosswind modeling, particularly for tailwheel aircraft. Austin makes changes with each update that may render some of your addons unworkable until (and IF) the devs update their models. 

What's your clock speed?  I run at 4.3 ghz w 16 gb RAM and a 970, and with AA set low and reflections off, I get good frame rates over most scenery in most aircraft at 1440.  Like FSX/P3D, it demands very strong hardware. 

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3 minutes ago, Griphos said:

ATC is atrocious

This is my main concern holding me back.

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1 minute ago, Boomer said:

This is my main concern holding me back.

IMO, Change of seasons are even more atrocious.

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3 hours ago, Boomer said:

Still on the fence about getting XP11...someone talk me into it ... ;-)

Helicopters. :biggrin:

Get it just for the helicopters, if you have the right controls for it, including pedals. Pretend you're a bush pilot so you don't often deal with ATC. 

Start with the free Bell 429 model at the .org (ignore the default S76, it's not very good) . The payware Dreamfoil 407 and X-Trident 412 are also excellent.

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Hmm rotary wing eh?  Curious, I'll check those bumble bees out.

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46 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Hmm rotary wing eh?  Curious, I'll check those bumble bees out.

yep XP rotary is fantastic , as Paraffin said use the freeware Bell 429 they are absolute fun, and if you want payware later than Dreamfoil 407 and X-trident 412 superb.

I don't do airliners hence can't recommend any. But rotary the above ones should get you going. Even the clouds are pretty cool in XP11 now. 

Give it a go.

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There is really no excuse (except for the time required) to not try the free demo. Note that you can even try all the add-on aircraft with it!

http://www.x-plane.com/desktop/try-it/

The thing I like most about X-Plane is the way you can get involved, like the crowdsourcing of airports, for example. Another thing is the open way the devs communicate, it feels like an open project, with everyone adding input and ideas...just recently the devs put out the request to the community to voice off on what they think needs to be done to improve the ATC (yes, any change would be an improvement!).

https://developer.x-plane.com/2018/01/what-would-make-the-atc-system-better/

Cheers, Jan

 

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6 hours ago, jymp said:

I agree, not everyone has the VR stuff,  X-Plane 11 needs Vulkan support, shorter loading times, better ATC for a start.

Well and not everyone cares about ATC, either. I fly only online, therefore I could not care less about artificial ATC.

Besides, if you have followed their blog posts, you would know that during the VR implementation, they already took significant steps in order to implement Vulkan. 

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