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Steve Cannell

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  1. I'm thinking it's getting close to 20 years. It used to display "member since" however us early forum members had to reboot or restart our avsim forum memberships some 15 years ago. Amazing that this sim has so many loyal dedicated followers. Some started way back, like myself 34 years ago on a Commador 64. I often wonder where the future of flight and aviation simulation is going. It should be quit the adventure with some of the amazing Virtual Reality possibilities that are still yet to come. Cheers Steve
  2. Looks amazing !!! 4k @60 and great fps! I like the potential of this sim but I hope they most importantly maintain performance with fps for VR !!! Cheers
  3. I sit just 4ft from my 78" curved. Close enough for TrackIR. The immersion is amazing !! I can run this display fine with just one gtx970 and still get a little msaa no problem, however SLI allows me to bump up to sgss and with a little improved performance.
  4. Two 980 ti's has got to be really nice! :-) but I couldn't say whether this would work for you. I'm running 6700k @ 4.8 and two GTX 970's oc's and found 2x 4k displays to be too much in P3D 3.0 with the usual addons. P3D on one display with like a video running from pc to 2nd display was reasonable, but P3D with a second window open was too big a fps hit. Cheers
  5. I don't run both. I've simultaneously run the 78" and 28" as multi-screen but it does lower frames. So I prefer the Samsung 78" curve as my primary with a networked MS Surface Pro. Cheers
  6. Howdy Mostly when using BIG monitors or tv's for gaming, 4K resolutions make it possible. That's really it ! I have two Samsung 4k curves, 78" and 55". With over 30+ years simming I've tried just about every kind of setup. For me BIGGER is better ! Large 4k curved screen tv's are amazing !! Particularly when flight simming. I also might add, for me a significantly better experience @60hz Cheers
  7. Personally, not a single issue with Windows 10. Might I suggest moving on to another flightsim. FSX not progressing beyond the splash screen without giving a fatal error and crashing. For 10 years those dreadful errors nearly drove me crazy . Glad I stuck around in this hobby long enough to see P3DV3. :wub: Cheers
  8. I'm running 6700k @ 4.8 and 2 x EVGA GTX 970's. One GTX 970 will do 4k. Don't think the size of monitor makes any difference. Cheers
  9. Don't think I have tried posting pics here before. My best shot. :smile: My favorite flying experience is now directly in front of the Samsung 78" curved 4k. In just a few minutes I can drag my IKEA ergo chair and ottoman directly in front and use these little ikea stools along side for placing the keyboard, throttle, joystickor 360 controller, ipad (FMS) and Surface Pro 3 (client). https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_GLXRTebuW0QnJwbEdjcmVrOHc Rarely now will I fly with this dual monitor configuration (as shown) as it does affect performance, setup time and serves little purpose. However the ASUS 28" 4k and arm are perfect for along side the leather sofa while using the 78" for all other media. This works quite well even when also used in dual monitor config, with just a little cost to fps.
  10. Samsung 78" 4K UHD Curved UN78HU9000 3840 x 2160 @60hz also works well @30hz . ASUS 28" 4k PB287Q @60hz I can even run both these monitors in multiple display configuration, while flying in P3Dv3 running applications, youtube videos or netflix on either monitor. However I cannot undock a new window in p3d to the second screen and still get acceptable frames.To bad It would be nice to have a full screen spot view going on the 28". Skylake i7 6700k @4.8 Maximus Hero III mb DDR4 16gb @3200 2 x GTX 970 in SLI Cheers
  11. Lots to consider as others have stated. I have 2 x 4k screens running @60hz and without a doubt the bigger the better !!! In my opinion also the big curved screen really adds to the immersion in gaming, especially with P3Dv3 !! :smile: The key is while simming, I move up 3-4 ft close. I don't see a curved screen. It's hard to put into words but it just feels like I'm sitting in the cockpit where the panel gauges, dials, and switches all appear like actual size.
  12. I have had 3 screen setups and personally now much prefer large 3840 x 2160 curved screen TV's. I find height just as important and with TrackIR and an immersive viewing distance, this setup is awesome. :smile:​
  13. I use Carbonite. I like it because it's automatic, continues online backup of all my important files. It daily or apon request takes mirror image snapshots of my C/ drive which contains Windows 8.1 and FSX to an external USB drive. This all takes place quietly in the background while I use the computer. Daily snapshots is the key. Weekly isn't frequent enough, When things go wrong it's usually not expected. Restoring an image works great but if several days has past it's hard to remember what changes, settings, installs, have been made. When snapshots are taken daily, restores are almost seamless. I had nearly given up MSFS several times because of unresolvable issues that required a do over. No fun at all ! This is no longer a worry. It's twice saved me this horrible experience of starting over and re-installing everything again. Free trial is available. Cheers Steve
  14. When I came apon this post, I couldn't resist offering a bit of advice that I know could help anyone using a Windows OS and especially Flight simmers. I don't use Anti virus, Malware or any other security software. Not needed. Daily Continues Mirror Image Backup !! This has proven to be the only way to ensure my flight simming experience continues without frequent disasters. It's no fun starting over. My snapshot history goes back 380 days. Best of all, I can go back to yesterday when FSX or P3D worked perfectly. :-) Cheers Steve
  15. If spending all kinds of money for addons only to see them become obsolete, countless hours tweeking, and upgrading hardware regularly to get every fps you can muster. Visiting forums like this to argue the merits of FSX over FS9. Then you should really love it !I've been flightsimming since the commador64 days and FSX I think is a huge disappointment. I really liked flying the sim but the cost and hassles that this franchise has become has taken it's toll. There's just many more options out there nowdays. So I gave up on this hobby.Haven't visited these forums in a while and I see nothing has changed.I'm off to enjoy my new pastimes. RB6, GTR2, Nascar 2003, GOW etc..CheersHappy Holidays Everyone
  16. I used programs like EndItAll,FS AutoStart, etc, in XP but what can be used in Vista ?
  17. What are the best of the detailed airports for tower viewing?
  18. Great Post !Great Referance !Great presentation !Cheers
  19. Won't email me a password. Hope the electronic voting systems work better for the upcoming US elections. :-)
  20. I simply said I know different. I stand by that statement. I won't try and prove it either. People need to think for themselves. Believe what you want. I take no offence.Only after HAl replied with a "NO WERE"E NOT" did I say "I assure you know one with any real clout from microsoft will go on the record and tell us it won't happen". No disrespect but that doesn't include anyone from ACES.I think the folks at ACES did make some errors in judgement, however I also think they did some really good work on FSX if we put it in the proper perspective. I'm guessing it will reach it's full potential maybe in a couple of years. Just in time for use in my homebuilt cockpit.
  21. Good post RobUnfortunately the people in here are far worse than sheep.More like wolves in sheeps clothing. All drinking the same kool-aid. Your nothing more than a disgusting mob that spends their day hanging around here acting like psychopaths. Your not flightsimmers, just bullies.Go ahead call me some more names, I don't care. I have no respect for any of you.I respect Rob and the other posters that come here and speak their mind even when their comments aren't popular amungst this group of FSX defenders. The rest of you, quit behaving like a gang, intimidating people.If your flightsimmers and enjoy the product, go fly it for gods sake.
  22. Another point I'd like to make that's obvious to anyone that posts here on occasion. There are poeple that hangout around these forums that like to attack anyone with a differance of opinion to theirs or have any negative opinion towards this commercial product or the teams decision making process. You can see from their replys, some of them appear to have personal relationships with those that duties include the promotion of the product. That's fine, but personal attacks like I'm a weirdo, idiot, stupid, rude, liar, just goes to show what's really going on around here. People don't need to fly halfway accross the country to FS community pow wows to have some knowledge about flightsimming. I'll also not be goated into spouting off about how long I've been flightsimming. It's okay when used in the right context but to often it's just another way many like to belittle forum members. I think it was DR. Phil or somethin that had a show about people addicted to forums. I think there's a few of them here just waiting for opportunities to pounce on other forum members to get their kicks. They certainly aren't addicted to flightsimming or they wouldn't be here all day.Hal chose to post a reply stating "no were not". I know different. Sure maybe not working on the code yet, maybe not the ACES team. So I challenged his statement, his title, and asked anyone with any real clout from microsoft to go on the record and tell us it won't happen. I bashed nor insulted anyone. Just because someone works for microsoft or aces doesn't mean I have to take their words as gospol (no pun intended)The point of the post was to suggest to my fellow simmers, that maybe the FSX product and the decisions made by MS and it's developers is an indicator as to where this hobby is headed in the future. Hence our expectations.My last words on the subject:Isn't it interesting that from everything that I stated in the post above, all someone from aces would try and dispute was a few words "Their working on it now" taken out of context. What does that say ?
  23. Sorry, but your point is what, that he's a real person you met at an expo ?You won't hear from anyone at microsoft that has any real clout that it isn't in the works.I think that anyone with common sense can see that 7 million xbox 360 owners, xbox Live! and what they call Marketplace will shape the future of gaming. Advanced gaming on the PC has no long term future. Not trying to promote the idea just stating the reality of the situation.I mean no disrespect to Hal. No intention to be rude.Interesting that the point I made about them working on it now is all HAl disputed. Of coarse whom, to what degree and at what stage they're working on it is relative.
  24. If indeed you are from Microsoft, can you state your real name( correction title, my apology)and go on the record and state in fact that MS is not working on it. I don't think so.
  25. Will dx10, windows Vista and new hardware technology improve our flightsim experience ? Is there any official statement as to what our future expections should be ? It would be nice to hear something. I've seen the artist's conception. Seems a little negligent and careless for microsoft to put the FSX brand on there. Doesn't this suggest that this is it's future. However comments from those developer blogs suggests that they haven't any progress related to a dx10 patch. I don't see how they could even make the statement that it will run better on Vista.None of this is logical, is it ? Why release a flightsim that can't perform to it fullest on any hardware available today or in the near future ? FSX does have plenty of potential, at least I see it. A huge improvement over FS9, if we had the hardware to run it !! The only logical conclusion is, this is the version for the future, the last of it's kind.Now where is this hobby headed ? It may not be official, but it's future cannot be denied.Pay attention !!!! XBOX 360 !!!!!I DON"T LIKE IT all that much either but this is the reality.Computer processing is going the multi-core route. Which works great for office and graphic applications but not so well with flightsims. This according to some that helped develope FSX. Too many hardware variables to deal with. The future of flightsimming on PC's is DEAD ! FSX is the last !Here are some of the reasons it's moving on to the xbox 360 or 460:One system, they'll know it works. The code can now be optimized.Their working on it now.GamertagsZero piracyXbox LIVE!Marketplace ( marketplace points for addons-such as aircraft, repaints, airports, etc..)Wireless headset, wireless joystick, yoke and pedals.Vision cam ( which will be made to work like Track IR )All this under Microsoft's control and on their XBOX brand.The xbox 360 has been a huge success for microsoft and adding flightsim to it will bring the FS franchise profit potential to a level never before seen. To date, all it is, is just a game. No potential beyond that. They have no control or share in the profits when addons and yokes and such are sold. This won't continue for very much longer. It's so obvious it's ridiculous !!Maybe it's time to put our disappointment of FSX aside and see it for what is is, a version designed to reach it's potential in a few years and beyond. Our PC's do evey task exceptionaly well, except flightsimming. My 3rd generation old PC system is still far beyond any that family, friends and neighbors have or need. At some point the market won't be there for these super computers. Seriously, What does a XBOX 360 cost ?edit: Interesting a comment finally from ACES. Beats my post by minutes. :-)
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