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  1. Hi all,Checking in. I'll try to make some time this race. last couple of years have been pretty busy. Been coaching football. Lots of time, plus work and all.Happy New year everyone,Joe
  2. hey cool stuff, I see them all the time out of March AB in California.She's an awesome bird.Joe
  3. Ahhh, one of my favorite FS9 planes to fly.FSD-International has a commercial FS9 version available. Now that I am in FSX, there was just released a Freeware version here at avsim. I haven't had time to try it yet, but here you go.Freeware Avantihttp://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fsxac&DLID=98239Once FSD Updates theirs for FSX, I'll be there grabbing it. They did an awesome job on the one for FS9, and I look forward to the new one.That is one beautiful plane, IMHO.Regards,Joe
  4. Wow,What a great job Team AVSIM. Congratulations on bringing the Baton home first.I started a Congratulations thread here:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...g_id=4770&page=Again, well done!
  5. Great Job Team AVSIM!Whatever the outcome, you guys exhibited outstanding planning, organization, strategy, airmanship, and awesome TEAM Camaraderie.Looking at the Map shows our route as a work of art, and you were the first team to bring the Baton Home. Great Job!Congratulations on finishing, and I look forward to the official results later on, once the other teams come home, and the Judges tally the time..To Team Sim-Outhouse and Team Flightsim, a hearty congratulations as well, as you fly the Baton towards its final destination. Keep up the good work, and good luck.To the Judges and race planners, excellent job designing the Race, bonuses and putting the time in to pull off another grand example of why we all love this hobby. Thank You.Best Regards,Joe RanosSonar5PP-ASELRecap Threads:Race Progress Maphttp://users.adelphia.net/~mattsmith19/RTW/resources.htmOfficial AVSIM Race Thread #1http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...g_id=4392&page=Official AVSIM Race Thread #2http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...g_id=4532&page=Official AVSIM Race Thread #3http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...g_id=4642&page=Official AVSIM PIREPS Thread #1http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...g_id=4210&page=Rules:http://users.adelphia.net/~mattsmith19/RTW/rules.htm
  6. Thank you, but been there done, that. I could give a course on this stuff.Upnp off and on in Windows, Admin on the Router, DMOZ enabled, disabled.You name it, I've done it.
  7. Hi all,For the second year in a row, I cannot go on multiplayer.Either the FS Host is not properly configured by opening the required ports, due to a router, firewall, or other unknown reason, or someone who is on there is preventing me due to their settings running either a Router, or Zone ALarm. And if you are on a Router, maybe turn off Windows Firewall.I can connect to Flightsim's MP server and numerous others but not our own.Since last year, I even have a different router.If you are on Multiplayer, and you are running through a Router, Zone Alarm or a Firewall, you are probably the cause of me not being able to connect.if you have a router, you need to go into your Router Admin and forward the following ports.See here:http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/fshost/help.html#portsANd here:http://www.portforward.com/And Here:http://www.portforward.com/english/applica...r_2004index.htmPorts to forward"23456 UDP6073 BothQ: Why can I only see the host and no one but the host sees me during a multiplayer game?A: What you're seeing (or not seeing!) is usually a result of router ports and/or firewall ports being blocked off. To rectify the problem you must open the following ports: * INCOMING UDP 2300-2400, 6073 * OUTGOING UDP 2300-2400, 6073 * INCOMING TCP 2300-2400, 47624 * OUTGOING TCP 2300-2400, 47624 If you're running a router you must forward those ports to your specific machine IP address. Each router has specific way of doing this, so please refer to your router's documentation.If you run ZoneAlarm (ZA) firewall with or without the router you also have to configure it to allow the specific ports to pass data. To do this, simply open ZA, click security/internet/customize, fill in the port ranges and check the box to save/enable your new settings. TIP: If after opening the ports you still have problems seeing others or being seen, try switching to the stock Learjet. It reinitializes the multiplayer connection without exiting the game and entering it again. Also, try turning off Zone Alarm, or at least open up the ports.If you have a Router, or Zone Alarm, and you don't know what I'm talking about, you are probably the cause of me not getting in.If you don't have a Router, or ZA, hat is why it is so easy for you to connect.Thanks,Joe
  8. ** Happy 2008***I have Pinned this topic so those that are first participiating can see what the rules were for last years Race.Thanks,Sonar5*****************The link below shows the official rules for the 2007 RTW Race. Please review.http://users.adelphia.net/~mattsmith19/RTW/rules.htm************************The rules for the Race are divided into two parts. The first part, the General Rules and Charter, stays the same from year to year. The second part of the rules is known as the Special Rules and Routing and will vary from year to year.2007 RTW Race Information:Official Starting Time: 10:00 AM US Eastern Time (1500Z) Saturday, February 17, 2007.Special Rules and Routing Release Time: 10:00 AM US Eastern Time, Friday, February 16, 2007.ROUTING AND SPECIAL RULES2007 MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR AROUND-THE-WORLD RACEThe Route:Following the special start outlined in Rule 1 below, the scored portion of this year
  9. Hi all,Sorry I haven't been around much. I have a huge project for work, and it's taking a ton of time from me right now.I hope to be able to make a few flights, but I have to upgrade my psu, and I'm on FSX, so I also have to find a new plane to master and quick. My Avanti steed has not been updated for FSX yet. (I uninstalled FS9, dumb move but it is what it is, it's the optimist in me.)**Any suggestions, I'm open to them. new PSU should be here by Friday.I will be limited in flying to Pacific time, evenings and the weekends. I will be able to monitor threads while at work though. :-)I'll try to get up to speed in the next few days, and feel free to email me or msg me here if you need anything.**Tom and Avsim have been gracious enough to allow me to be a moderator in the forum again, so whatever you need from me, I'm also here for that as well.For you newbies to the team, welcome aboard, we're all here to help and are glad you chose to become a part of something special you're sure to cherish and remember. We've all made some good friends across multiple sites and teams, and this year is bound to be more of the same.We are the Target folks, they're all gunning for us, so strap on the Avsim Team Spirit, be prepared to work hard, and have tons of fun along the way.Let's keep that AVSIM trophy in Virgina, shall we!Best,JoeSonar5
  10. Hi Arnold,1) With all the driver changes, there is a pretty good chance you're leaving remnants on your system. I would use this program to clean out all the drivers, registry settings, etc.. before installing latest ATI catalyst drivers off ATI's website.Driver Cleaner (follow instructions carefully)http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=7452) While you list your PSU, you don't list the amp's on the rails. If a lot of amps and watts go to the 5 v and not the 12v, you may not be getting enough power to the card on the 12v rail. (That card is a PSU and 12v Rail Hog.....) I know, I have the x1650xt 512mb ram AGP card.You may need as high as 30 on the 12v rail. Check the card specs to see what is required. Or post exactly what psu you have.Regards,Joe
  11. >Sven, I agree. I just didn't have time to do that when I>reopened the forum the other day. I will move it later today>or tomorrow to the same category as the Hangar Chat area.Hi Tom,Can I recommend that it not be put to the same category as Hangar Chat.Since it is specific to MSFS, would it be possible to have it located in the Microsoft Flight Simulators Category, but Placed Right Below the FSX Forum, but above the FSX Sim Connect Forum, or in between the FS9 or FSX Forum.I am worried if it is placed near hangar we may not get the visibility that will be needed for us to succeed.My Preference.1) 1st forum above FS9 Forum2) In between FS9 and FSX Forum3) Right below FSX ForumThanks,Joe
  12. Sonar5 Checking in, and wishing everyone a Happy New Year.Go TEAM AVSIM!
  13. Well that's one possible way to handle it. Thanks for at least attemtping a solution.Regards,Joe
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    I got the same thing at my office, as well as my home computers...My Folder name is different, and file name is slightly different, mine ends in 927978...1st time I've seen them place a folder there, my guess is it was supposed to be deleted after install was completed and got left there...Or it's a big conspiracy to log everything we do and report back to the gubermint..... errr.... Microsoft... ;-)Que space 2001 theme.. Mine is explained here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en
  15. >We know there will be a patch to upgrade FSX to a DX 10>version. Many people have problems with their performance.>Microsoft has to do something: Release a Patch! >>So will there be coming a patch to solve the problems of the>Performance?>>Microsoft has to know about the problems, or not?And more importantly, will they like some developers already charge for these patches.According to the eula, its says this:WILL MICROSOFT be charging for a DX10 Update as alleged new functionality is added by way of a feature update.....The License says this:"3. ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.a. Additional Functionality. Microsoft may provide additional functionality for the software. Other license terms and fees may apply"Note the words FEES Folks.... Just like SOME add-on developers are charging for alleged feature updates, MSFT has now given themselves the out to charge you down the road. Doesn't mean they will, but it's there, isn't it ....Oh and guess what, it wouldn't surprise me any to see some of these same developers then charging yet again once DX10 arrives....For more than a few, it's all about the money folks.... And don't think it isn't...
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