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  1. He was my friend too. I used a lot of his great work. I never realized that he was sick. It was a real shock when I learned of his passing. The Sim community will miss him. Rest in Peace my friend, Bob.
  2. It is with much sadness that I have to report that John B. Loney, Jr passed away in a Newark, NJ hospital on 17 July 2019, after a brief illness. He will sadly be missed by all of his relatives, friends and Flight Simmers. He was 77 and is survived by his wife, Frieda, and his daughter, Karen. The funeral info is: Home going Service for John B Loney Jr. Friday, July 26th 9am-11am viewing: Service at 11am Zion Hill Baptist Church ­ 152 Osborne Terrace Newark, NJ 07112 John started developing scenery for his own purposes with FS5 but it wasn't until FS2002 that he published a scenery for the first time (December, 2002) As of today there are 270 files in the Library that are shown by a search of his name. He became an X-Ray Technician while serving in the army and upon discharge, he worked in that field at a major medical center in NJ. After 22 years in that position, He became a Cardiac Technician at NewarkBethIsraelMedicalCenter and worked in that position until he retired in 2003. However even flight sim could not fill the void left by retirement so he returned to the hospital as a per diem employee working with heart failure and post heart transplant patients. He worked for 48th years at the same hospital. He chatted on Skype with a group of fellow FSimmers and friends.
  3. I agree 100%. The British accent in the US is also a no--no. Nice attempt but needs a lot of work. Bob.
  4. I have an EVGA GTX 580 Classified Ultra 3 Gb. card with a single fan. The fan has stopped working. It is free to rotate without power. I have tried getting it to spin with power on with no success. Is there any easy way to determine if it is the fan and not the fan controller. I have the Precision X software and set it to 100% but the fan will not spin even at high temperatures. Does anyone know the fan size? I have seen 65 mm and 80 mm. Would it be better to replace the fan or to get a replacement fan type.cooler? If anyone has a recommendation for a fan type cooler I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks, Bob.
  5. Google says it is at https://sharemods.com/2d6eko5lr7rp/Bugatti.zip.html Bob.
  6. I am pleased to report that Roy Chaffin is back home again after suffering two falls and neck/back surgeries. He is on the road to recovery. I hope all will wish and pray for his speedy recovery. He is unable at this time to answer any e-mails or calls. Bob.
  7. I am running FSX Acceleration on WIN7. As far as I can see I have installed all the files in the right place. I have the two.dll files installed and have modified my panel folder and panel.cfg for the Aircreation. I have modified the dll.xml to add the two dll's as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0"> <Descr>Launch</Descr> <Filename>dll.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad> <Launch.Addon> <Name>viva.dll</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Viva FS Module\viva.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Addon Manager</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>bglmanx.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Instant Scenery</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\Instant Scenery 3\InstantSceneryFSX.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Object Placement Tool</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Mission Creation Kit\object_placement.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Traffic Toolbox</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Traffic Toolbox SDK\traffictoolbox.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Visual Effects Tool</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>..\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\Special Effects SDK\visualfxtool.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>Helicopter AutoPilot</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>.\HAPX.DLL</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>A2A Feel</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Path>Modules\A2A_Feel.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>AccuFeelMenu</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\AccuFeelMenu.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>FSUIPC 4</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Path>Modules\FSUIPC4.dll</Path> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>XMLTools</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>XMLTools.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> <Launch.Addon> <Name>HttpX</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>Modules\HttpX.dll</Path> <DllStartName>module_init</DllStartName> <DllStopName>module_deinit</DllStopName> </Launch.Addon> </SimBase.Document> When I start FSX and run the EarthProxy.exe I get the Start and Open KML and I click on Start and Open KML Files and FSX shows a small black rectangle in the upper left of the screen. The Google Earth scenery does not show. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Bob.
  8. Thanks Guys. I appreciate the help. I do not plan on going to a 64 bit program. How does the 1050 4 Gb compare to my existing 589 3 Gb card for FSX. I get good FPS with my 580. Do I need a 1060 as one reply mentions. Bob.
  9. I have a GTX-580 Classified Ultra video card. The cooling fan has quit. My temps go up to well over 65 Deg. C. The fan is supposed to come on but it does not. I have used an air can and it is free to turn. I don't know if it is the fan motor or the driver. I see the fan can be removed and replaced. The fan motor is on E-Bay for about $25 plus shipping. Would it be worth trying to repair it or get a new GTX-1050 4 Gb card at $270. Has anyone used the GTX-1050 4 Gb card on FSX. If so how does it work. Thanks, Bob.
  10. Here is an update direct from Roy: "Roy's Progress Report, 9th Nov - neck broken 13th Nov - neck surgically rebuilt 15th Dec - moved from hospital to rehabilitation centre 27th Dec - Now I am restricted to lying on my back in bed all day. I can sit for only two hours each day because my neck cannot yet support my head any longer than that. My neck and my hands are very painful. All of the above needs massive doses of painkillers. Currently my hands do not work properly. I hope to progress more in the New Year I wish you all a Happy New Year Roy" He thanks all that have posted on this thread. Bob.
  11. I made a camera definition too look down at 45° ahead. I cannot get it to show in FSX. Here is my camera definition: Why won't it show up? I plan to open the bombsight window when I have the view ahead. [CameraDefinition.004] Title = View Looking Down Guid = {8BD44C77-54DA-4ac9-A128-8B24A4AA6566} Origin = Center SnapPbhAdjust = Swivel SnapPbhReturn = False PanPbhAdjust = Swivel PanPbhReturn = False Track = None ShowAxis = No AllowZoom = TRUE InitialZoom = 0.6 SmoothZoomTime = 2.0 ZoomPanScalar = 1.0 ShowWeather = Yes XyzAdjust = True ShowLensFlare=FALSE Category = Cockpit MomentumEffect = No PitchPanRate=20 HeadingPanRate=60 InitialXyz= 0.0, -4.0, 0.0 InitialPbh= -45, 0, 0 Thanks, Bob.
  12. I am trying to create a Norden Bombsight for my own use. I have a bmp of the bombsight. It has an open area with the crosshairs. The problem is that the view around the crosshairs is forward and not down. I have tried to get a down or semi down view with no success. I saw a bombsight for CFS2 but it did not have any way to look down. It would be great if I could find a gauge to put on the bombsight to allow various look down angles. Any help sure would be appreciated. Some time back someone told how to put a bmp in a CameraDefinition but I can't find it now. Bob.
  13. I have an update on Roy's condition. Roy's wife has been very moved and proud of all the comments the flight sim community have made. She passed them on to Roy and he says a big thank you to everyone who is rooting for him. Roy is making progress - he was helped to a chair today and was able to sit for over an hour without pain. A big step forward. He will be moved to another facility called a Rehab Centre when he is fit enough. His wife has been told he might have to be there for 6 weeks before he can come home, but hopefully would be able to do so sooner. Thanks for all your kind comments, Bob.
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