Ray Proudfoot

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    Former MoD civil servant now retired.

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  1. Ray Proudfoot

    P3d v4.3

    I must admit I am somewhat baffled the amount of interest a point release is generating. Minor fixes and updates only ... surely?
  2. Ray Proudfoot

    Server Update Completed

    Mine works from 0900-1700UT. Yours kicks in after that!
  3. Ray Proudfoot

    Server Update Completed

    Much better, well done. Glad my modest contribution was able to make a difference.
  4. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Rick, Got it in one. Google have no morals. Even searching for passport renewal showed a scam site first with the official UK GOV one a few further down. 😡
  5. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Comments like that aren't going to endear you to others or those who you insult. And incidentally, it's not free - it's donationware. There is a difference.
  6. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Discussion about cracked software is frowned on here except in very general terms like this. of course people should never post links to any site that hosts it. That's likely to result in an instant ban. We know these places exist - why doesn't Google remove links to any site that is 'dodgy'? There's ethics for you! Software has to be protected to a certain degree if only to prevent those who have purchased it passing it onto their friends. Personally, I have no problem with any software 'calling home' every few weeks for the registration to be validated. But any code like that will no doubt be removed by hackers. Hence the difficulty making it crack-proof. You're quite right in saying education on this starts at home.
  7. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Matt, It's not just the skills that are required. It's knowledge of the aircraft that is being modelled. And as you will know the number of people still alive with in depth knowledge of Concorde is sadly limited. Andrew wrote the software for the former BA Concorde simulator down at Brooklands and his knowledge is second to none. If anything was to happen to FSL or Andrew further development of that aircraft would be seriously hampered. There have been other versions of Concorde but none come close to the FSL one. I very much doubt any programmer of a Boeing - however good they are - could give us a version of Concorde remotely as good as the one we currently have. It's a completely different aircraft to subsonic conventional aircraft.
  8. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    We deserve what is provided for us to acquire legitimately. They have every right to protect their products providing it’s within the law. If you think programmers of the quality of Andrew Wilson and Lefteris et al grow on trees you are mistaken. They are in the elite group. Not all programmers are. Many are probably League 2 or lower lever if you follow English football. We should be very grateful of their skills. If their work is stolen some may eventually decide its not worth the effort. I really wish someone would attack the sites that provide these pirated copies. Then they might reflect on their actions.
  9. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    You did say temporary James but I'll accept it was with caveats.
  10. Ray Proudfoot

    how do you prevent ASCA from automatic startup?

    I could just paste the relevant bit of the user manual but that wouldn’t achieve much. Pete provides an example in the manual so why not just read it and try it?
  11. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Temporarily? Why would you suggest it’s only a temporary change of heart? 🙄
  12. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Been turned into Yoda you have. 😀
  13. Ray Proudfoot

    how do you prevent ASCA from automatic startup?

    Aaron, ASCA is designed to launch with AS16 as it provides the various cloud textures demanded by AS16. The two programs are Siamesed together for that reason. When it comes to launching 3rd party programs you have two options:- 1) FSUIPC. The process is very simple and described in the User Manual. 2) Purchase SimStarterNG which allows you to have different configurations of P3D depending on either your aircraft or how you like to fly. Low and slow or high and fast. It also had a facility to launch programs for each configuration. But for simplicity go with FSUIPC unless you need what SimStarterNG offers.
  14. Ray Proudfoot

    Excellent Response by FSLabs

    Rick, A sad reflection on society when some people don’t think they should pay for anything including music. Fortunately most people are honest and if I ever come across anyone who had a pirated copy of any FS software I’ll let my feelings be known.
  15. Ray Proudfoot

    Cost of flightsimming - per day of use - over 4 years.

    Ouch! The poor exchange rate is making all addons expensive. 🙁 The exception is UK2000 where all prices are in Pounds Sterling.