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  1. Correct...new product, based on existing sim, but claimed to be big improvement. I am waiting for the surge to pass, then after reading reviews, will make my decision. sherm
  2. Hi all, I transferred an existing PFX from my purchased account to ORBX...downloaded the new version for P3D V4.5. All seemed to go well, but when I tried to apply settings, I got a popup that the installation failed...as follows Installation Error: System.IO.IOException: The cloud file provider exited unexpectedly. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) at System.IO.FileStream.ReadCore(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count) at System.IO.FileStream.Read(Byte[] array, Int32 offset, Int32 count) at System.IO.StreamReader.ReadBuffer() at System.IO.StreamReader.ReadLine() at A.D.A(Boolean ) at VFXCentral.MainWindow.A(Object , DoWorkEventArgs ) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.OnDoWork(DoWorkEventArgs e) at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.WorkerThreadStart(Object argument) All help is appreciated. Thanks. Sherm
  3. In re the original post, here are the actual links for more information about Market Garden and its place in History Operation Market Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EejtTsIeLHU&feature=youtu.be Battle of Arnheim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F437QdxfHE&t=1500s Operation Market Garden, 17-27 September 1944 http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_arnhem.html Lessons Learned from Operation Market Garden https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a280653.pdf Sherm (Thanks to Glen Broome for pointing this out)
  4. DC3 AIRWAYS OPENS OPERATION MARKET GARDEN EVENT TO THE ENTIRE FLIGHT SIM COMMUNITY For the fourth time in its history DC3 AIRWAYS is staging a simulation of the famous World War II mission, OPERATION MARKET GARDEN. The event is open to all, whether a pilot for DCA or not. Full information about participation can be found on our website at www.dc3airways.net Operation Market Garden 2020 1st flight - Saturday Feb 1st 2020 19:00z 2nd flight - Saturday Feb 29th 2020 19:00z A Brief History Operation Market Garden, conducted 17-25 September 1944, was an Allied military operation that was fought in the Netherlands and Germany towards the end of World War 2. Led by Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, it was generally considered a failed operation, although the "Market" phase was the largest airborne operation conducted up to that point in the war. There is a vast amount of information regarding the operation available, including a study by LTC Jennifer B. Fox dated 8 April 1994 of the operation conducted as a thesis for her course work as student at the Air War College, Department of the Air Force. DC-3 Airways Recreation This will be perhaps the 4th Market Garden event, the first having been staged with 2 other organisations back in October 2002 with 31 participants covering all 3 airborne divisions in their drop zones near Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven. September 2019 saw the 75th anniversary of the operation and many events were held across the Netherlands to commemorate the event, with mass paratroop drops, moving commemorations and parades and various historical convoys, one of which I was privileged to be a part of thanks to Piet DCA2480 in his WW2 Dodge weapons carrier. In the packages offered, we have provided the historical routes, waypoints and drop zones. Included also are short range NDB's to simulate the Eureka beacons that were used in September 1944 to indicate waypoints. Flak effects have also been placed accurately based on 1944 maps of flak concentrations and the eye witness accounts of aircrew, so the location and desity of the flak is as accurate as we could make it. The drop zones have the coloured smoke markers placed by the pathfinders that arrived some 10 to 15 minutes before the main paratroop serials arrived. Our event in 2020 focuses on just the 82nd airborne and just 2 of the airfields that they used. We will be using RAF Balderton and RAF Cottesmore to deposit our airborne troops on drop zones 'O' and 'N', located to the south and south west of Nijmegen. All we ask of participants is to fly in formation with their assigned flight leader, maintain the airspeed and altitude assigned for the mission and try to drop their paratroopers on the correct DZ. Therefore we request that participants try to utilise a C47 with a military livery and have the necessary package installed and tested to include the effects for the paratroopers and the necessary changes to their aircraft.cfg within the smoke section, details of which will be included in the installation instructions. There is a re-worked C47 package from Aeroworx for X-Plane since we last did a WW2 event. The best C47 available for P3D is of course the MJ C47 v3.1.6 and there are several military textures available at Flightsim.com. I would recommend 'Whiskey 7' or 'Drag em Oot' or 'Argonia' or 'Thats all brother'. Recommended Aircraft For FSX and P3D, we suggest Manfred Jahn's C-47, any version. Whiskey 7 is highly recommended. For X-Plane, we highly recommend downloading Aeroworx' C-47, which is freeware or the V-Sky Labs C-47 (payware). Both are excellent aircraft. Recommended/required Add-ons The package is of a small size and includes small scenery, effects and sound files to be installed and activated within your software program. For FSX users there are additional FSRecorder files if requested that will add fomations of Ai traffic and effects that will hugely add to the immersion factor. Should anyone have any difficulties in installing or activating the package, a couple of sessions will be held in early January to assist and test things out. The following are very useful sites to get a better understanding of the sequence of events of this operation. Operation Market Garden Battle of Arnhem - Both sides of the lines - Market Garden 1944 Operation Market Garden, 17-27 September 1944 Lessons Learned from Operation Market Garden Glen Broome DCA996 VP Flight OPS DC3 Airways
  5. fwiw, and only anecdotally, the 441 series has been the best improvement I have seen in an Nvidia driver. I still have on older card, the FTX760, but even with that, the image sharpener setting in the 441 Control Panel has made an amazing change for the better.
  6. Greetings all, I am using the registered version of FSUIPC 5.152 with P3D v 4.5 HF2. As the title says, I cannot program the yoke in FSUIPC. I am certain the sim recognizes the yoke, because default settings, such as trim, flaps, gears, etc are working fine. But, I cannot program any buttons. This is what the .ini file shows, notice no yoke listed. [JoyNames] AutoAssignLetters=No 0=CH PRO PEDALS USB 0.GUID={7CF75A60-FA4A-11E9-8004-444553540000} 1=Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant (USB) 1.GUID={7CF621E0-FA4A-11E9-8002-444553540000} thanks for your help. Sherm
  7. If you have not installed Orbx Central, V20, that could be your solution. The ORBX people are well aware of the conflicts between their scenery and the new HF2 for P3D. I also suggest you look at the ORBX forums for more on this and similar issues. It is an excellent resource. Sherm
  8. Michael, this may be the single best tweak I have ever used, and I have used tooooooooooooooooo many...:-) It worked as described, and now blurries are a thing of the past....at least until my next tweak....:-) Sherm
  9. I looked at the recommendation about dlldownloader. My malawarebytes software popped up with a Trojan warning. I also found this on MS, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-files/safe-site-for-downloading-dll-files-yes-seriously/ea08d05d-bc0d-46c8-8465-c392bf6dcf67 Sherm
  10. I tried to access dlldownloader.com. My Malawarebytes protector popped up with a warning that the cite contains a Trojan. I have also read warnings elsewhere about using that source.... Sherm
  11. Hi all, happy to have RC back and trying to use with P3Dv4.4 My problem is that I get the following error message MSTDFMT.DLL is missing Error # 713 I am using Windows 10 1809 (the latest update, and a check of my Windows folders reveals that the file is missing. I have checked online for a solution, but have found nothing satisfactory....I am open to any ideas or suggestions....thanks... Sherm
  12. Since my first post in this thread a few days ago, I have had some key problems....the first I ran into were scenery spikes at and around CYKF. I have found no solution for this, including a reinstallation of the scenery and client elements. So, I am really going back to square one by deleting all three existing clients and then reinstalling the entire setup. I am not very happy about this, but it is what it is....and I hope it will be time well invested. Along the way, and I do not know whether it is connected per se to the 4.4 installation, I have had dreadfully slow new installations of ORBX Vector and FTX Global. HD Trees, a much smaller file, went quickly and smoothly. However, the long and slow installations of the larger file programs literally froze out other operations of my computer. As Doug Sawatzky noted over in an ORBX forum, this probably stems from a problem with my computer. I did a full hard drive error check as well as a memory check, and though errors were found on the drive which houses P3D, the W10 scan program corrected them. I evidently will have to repeat that process when I finish with the fresh P3d 4.4 work. As I have often said about all of this, computering and flight sim are nothing but a giant variation of a Rubik's Cube...you just have to take some time and concentration to get everything in place. 🙂 Sherm
  13. FWIW, I think my boot time has decreased somewhat. It still takes several minutes, but I think it is down to around 8-9 minutes. With v4.3 I would have almost double the load time. However, once into the select screen and a scenario is chosen, the load up is as long as ever...the 6% stall and then incremental loading. Sherm Many ORBX Sceneries and Vector, ASus 97-A mobo, Nvidia 760gtx card.
  14. Thanks Adam, and btw, I admire and respect all the work you have been doing for our hobby...or should I say addiction...:-) Sherm
  15. HI all, enjoying PTA with P3D v4. But, I read on another forum that there is a preview screen for presets before actually installing. How do I activate the preview. Thanks... Sherm
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