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Thorsten,Did it work for you? We had heard bad reports about it long ago. Basically, the Voodoo and Banshee cards from 3DFX were the ticket to ride PP99 in 3-D mode.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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as I said, cannot verify. Im on Macintosh.But I guess if one really want to run it on common hardware, it is better to get ProTrainer.

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Thanks for the tip, Thorsten. I just had to get it and take a flight down memory lane (airways).But, I couldn't figure out where to place the dll. I put it in the system32 directory, but that did not seem to work. Also, in the system and the windows directory - still no joy.I even tried putting it on the old computer (Windows 98SE) and nothing!Maybe our tech specialist, Jerry, could give some advice.Anyway, this computer does not run at 640 x 480 resolution, so no full screen, but this is what it looked like:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147798.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147799.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147800.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/147801.jpgThat last picture is supposed to be the skyline of New York, by the way.I can't believe how much fun I had with ProPilot. I must have flown just about everywhere, and it always looked like that, full of pixellation and blocky sprites since I had no magic voodou. Didn't stop me from liking it, though.I had to take a look at the ProPilot FAQ since it has been so long, and I had forgotten it all. And there were all the contributions by Bill Hinton, Jerry, our friend Scott Brazell, and even Larry Adamson (yes, the very same who later buried his copy) claiming that ProPilot was the best flight simulator ever.Best regards.Luis

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A trip back...I have tried a couple of those GLIDE wrappers, and I never got one of them to make the 3D magic happen like it did with the Voodoo cards.The other problem these days with PP is that it wouldn't recognize my flight yoke and rudder pedals, so it was a lost cause, and it just remains a pleasant memory :)

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Come on Larry. You know better than that. Jump in with some dialog, not just a smiley.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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I just did a search on ebay and found several Voodoo 5 cards in both PCI and AGP versions. One of them said that the McIntosh has a PCI card slot. Is that true Thorsten?These things are going for very few bucks, Luis. Maybe you ought to see about getting one.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Thanks very much, Jerry, for looking that up. Pro Pilot means a lot of good memories for me, and good friends here on the forum.But, it would be difficult to go back to it now. And it just would not let me do everything that I want.For example, here is my personal strip with hangar (right across from the house on the farm):http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/148004.jpgThat Piper Cub (none in PP) is my daily flyer. I get to fly all my favorite airplanes. Here is a Wilga, a great Polish plane:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/148005.jpgThat is Amelia, ex-Miss Universe, who is always waiting for me. I have always wanted a Spad, probably highest on my wish list, and here it is:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/148006.jpgIn Guynemer's colors!Amelia is not the only girl who hangs out here. Take a look:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/148007.jpgThis trio is always coming around, begging for a ride. They say they want to join some "high-mileage" club, whatever that is. But, since my daily ride is the Cub, I can only take one up at a time. The little blonde is especially annoying, jiggling about, undoing her seat belt, and trying to crawl in the back. She say she wants to get a hold of the stick. I have to talk pretty sternly to her to get her to stay still.No, Jerry, I had loads of fun with Pro Pilot, but the fun continues, virtual-wise, since I shall never build the real thing like you.Best regards.Luis

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Oh my. When I saw Brother Luis's screen shots from his aviation adventure I had to rush off to take my medications. Be still my aching heart. A Wilga no less. And a few willing "line persons!" Willing perhaps even to go for the "High Diddle Diddle." And thinking further, I thought I saw in the background of one of his captures...yes, oh my oh my....an AirShip!The mode of transport that everyone must have. Even considering our overcrowded skies. Boinking about in a Blimp. How wonderful that would be. Much more fun than pootling about pretending to run a virtual airline. Or having to make sure you have each and every rivet color variation on the latest Airbus. Nuts to that all. An AirShip!And I would grow in a set of splendid mutton chop walrus whiskers, and get a blue jacket and conductor's cap, with braid all splashed about, the very model of the Modern AirShip Commodore! And a megaphone, to shout orders to the ground crew as we nosed in for a small lunch before our afternoon nap to refresh us for our night's tripping the light fantastic in our AirShip.Oh that would be so nice. Up at the crack o'dawn, gliding contentedly over the never verdant desert hereabouts. Giving my friends a well aimed water balloon wake up call upon their roof, or people I dislike a zucchini shower! Or a whacking great pumpkin or watermelon! Just imagine watching one of them rapidly growing smaller beneath the command car of your AirShip, only to blossom wonderfully upon the earth below, perhaps upon his SUV. No need for a Norden Bombsight. Just upload the fruit vendor's entire cart. You'll need them. You can always find a use for falling fruit! And we shan't mention the utter glee one could produce with a case of dynamite. Sprinkled lightly from the heavens in your AirShip!"Is it trying to rain, my dear?""Oh no, its just that whacky AirShip Commodore dynamiting pigeons off the roof of the Wilco Building!"An AirShip. Oh the fun I would have roaming, energized by twin Lycomings. Or being experimental, with engines from Continental!But it would be just as nice, employing the Harvard Rowing Squad, to paddle me about the lower lower stratosphere, say tree top height near!Oh try that all in the What Ever Other Forum you have around here. It just does not work like it does here, does it?Doc Bryant

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Doc,It is good to see your spirit re-kindled with such words of passion and "wisdom?" Ah, well it is better than having blank pages and no traffic here. As usual you paint vivid images with your elocutions of flight. (or was electrocutions?)You did not mention anything about train horns on your SUV in the sky.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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You wouldn't need a locomotive whistle upon an AirShip. Perhaps a big bulb horn like the Bombay Taxis once sported. You know, just to salute other AirShip Commodores. Or to alert the groundlings at the FBO (Fat Balloon Operator's) that one was about to jump off into the blue!A couple of good honks, then lean back inside the wood trimmed window to watch the altimiter flicker while you remain firmly seated in your wicker commander's chair. Ahh, the simple delights of life!Doc Bryant

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Forget the Boeings, bring on the true luxury of flight. I only wish that I had lived that era of airships, sitting in the lounge, wafting over the Earth, carefree, relaxed.My sentiments, exactly, Doc.Best regards.Luis

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Was that a steam ship or river boat whistle? The web site where that sound came from tripped an alarm on Norton, blocking an internet worm.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Norton trips itself more than a fifteen year old boy with the latest Playboy.It's a steam or air whistle, designed to sound like a Mississippi riverboat. And it's beautiful.Negate Norton, murder MacAfee, and go with www.eset.com's Nod32 antivirus. Hie yee off to their site and read why Nod32 is better. I have benn using it three years now on my machines, and two years on all the work machines. Nary a glitch nor virus through the portals. for those of you with multiple or large Hard Drives, Nod32 is the bee's knees. It's much faster. On my Althon 1400hz machines, it is almost exactly two times as fast as Norton.Doc Bryant

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Doc,Thanks for the tip on the anti-virus program!And I thought that horn was the same as I had heard on Mississippi River Boats, but I wanted to confirm it with your vast knowledge of all things that blow a warning.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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