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  1. Thanks for the help guys. Busdriver, I saved a screenshot but I'm not sure how to add it to this post. Thanks. Tom
  2. Hi, I have installed ORBX Global, Vector, and NA LC on Prepar3D with no problems. I also downloaded Pilots FS Global Ultimate and began the installation process but I am unsure of the next steps. Could someone please walk me through the rest? I have basic computer knowledge but that's it. I followed the included instruction sheet and unzipped the one file into a directory I named "Pilots FS Global Ultimate" . The path is Primary drive SSD{C): /USERS/TOM/DOWNLOADS/PILOTS FS GLOBAL ULTIMATE/. The LOCKHEED MARTIN directory is on the same drive. I also checked each of the 18 ".zxx" files with HASHTAB per the instructions to make sure they matched. The instructions further say in step 5 that "after unzipping correctly, you will find some *.bin and one *.exe file. Run this *.exe file to start the installation." I have more files than that. Included with the 18 "SC.zxx" files is a compressed file "FSGUNGFTX_DL_SC" that opens to BIN files, several other files, and a "Pilots.Setup.cfg" file that has the Type "Application". There is also another compressed file "FSDISK1". This opens to two files FS GLOBAL_MESH which is a multi language intro sheet and an Interrnet Shortcut called "FSGX". Where do all these extras go? There are many other files included other than the BIN files mentioned in the instructions and no EXE that I can see. This is as far as I have gotten since I don't want to mess things up. The instructions only mention "some BIN and one exe file". I have several more including the compressed ones. Any help will sure be appreciated. Tom
  3. Hi, I decided to try xp-10 out and bought the global version. I am also an fsx user. My first impression is that the Cessna 172 flies well but the scenery is boring and lousy. I decided to shop around but the only scenery addons I found seem to be ones that have to be installed by the user manually. I'm used to buying a nice, dependable package such as FTX Global and using its installer. Are there any worldwide scenery packages that will improve the default scenery like FTX? I'd rather spend my time flying than studying how to install manual scenery and risking messing it up. I'm not too tech oriented. Thanks. Tom
  4. Hi, I am in the process of uninstalling my current FSX and Addons to make way for steam. Several Addons aren't in the Windows 10 uninstall list and don't even have an uninstall option in the program itself so I had to manually uninstall what I could. I have heard that registry cleaners will make sure you remove all remnants. One recommended was Wise Cleaner. I also read that they can also delete your good files. Is it still a good idea to use a cleaner to make way for FSX Steam? Thanks. Tom
  5. Hi, I am trying to get ready to install FSX Steam by uninstalling my current FSX and Addons. I went down the windows 10 uninstall / install list and uninstalled any Addons in the list. Each one said the program was removed successfully. Upon going to the Windows desktop and the app and program list, I see several icons and programs are still listed. When I right click on them, I select uninstall which takes me to the Windows uninstall page I already used and shows no entry to delete the program. For example, Flight 1 is still there on the desktop with its icon for ultimate traffic 2 along with the path to FSX and the ultimate traffic 2 directory. None of the orbx scenery is listed in the Windows uninstall page and I could not find an uninstall option within the orbx central panel. How can I remove these programs and make sure I got it all? I do realize some programs such as active sky have their own uninstall options. My problem is those that don't seem to have their own uninstall option. Thanks. Tom
  6. Hi, I just installed the Windows 10 upgrade and would like to uninstall my disk version of FSX so I can get a fresh start with Steam. I searched online and found several sets of procedures that were similar but all different. For example, there were some that suggested using CCleaner to clear the registry and others didn't mention it at all. (I never used this before.) Can someone tell me the correct procedures so I don't mess things up? I'm not that tech oriented. Thanks. Tom
  7. Hi, Please help! FSX has been working fine for me for years with Win 7-64 bit. After all the popups encouraging me to upgrade to Win 10 I finally took the bait and installed Windows 10. While going through the walkaround with A2As Cessna 172 which was never a problem before, I had 2 CTDs and a "Flight Sim has stopped working" freeze. I have several ORBX sceneries along with Global, Vector, and Open LC Canada. Again I have not had a problem before. Also, I have plenty of Ram and HD space available. Any ideas? Thanks. Tom
  8. Hi, Normally I am a believer of the saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" saying. However, I am constantly prompted to upgrade to Win 10 from my current Win 7 - 64bit system. What's more, now the message is that my system has been tested or evaluated and is ready for the upgrade. Should I make the move and will FSX run any better? Currently I am satisfactory with FSX performance but nothing spectacular, and would say my system is adequate for FSX with a medium grade system. Thanks. Tom
  9. Thanks for all the advice, guys. I've made my decision and I will definitely get XP and use it right along FSX! Regards, Tom
  10. Hi, I am currently an FSX user and have been for years, but have been still thinking about making the change over to X-Plane 10. I tried once before with X-Plane 9 but it simply was no where close to the features I had in FSX. Now that XP-10 is out, I thought I might give it another chance, especially after seeing some cool videos on Youtube. I have a good collection of addon scenery from Orbx for FSX but it takes so long to get new areas released (especially in my home area). One of my favorite addon aircraft companies is A2A Simulations which features realistic maintenance and care of ownership with their Accusim features. I read a post in a forum that said A2A won't develop any planes for X-Plane because they feel the X-Plane flight models are not accurate enough for A2A to work the design of their own aircraft with the existing X-Plane flight models. That seemed like quite a jolt to X-Planes flight model accuracy. Do any addon planes feature the accuracy of A2A? Another thing that frustrates me with FSX is that even with accurate landclass and accurately realistic roads they overlay non-existing fake streets and roads already painted on the FSX textures. This is very unrealistic. However, I read briefly that X-Plane doesn't even use accurate landclass at all and its scenery detail is just based on rough placement of features such as roads and streets except for main roads and highways. Lastly, does version 10 even have AI aircraft of different seasons? Can anyone shed some imput on these points I've read about as to their truth and whether or not it's worth switching over or should I wait for version 11? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Tom
  11. Thanks Nuikati, I'll check those files out. regards, Tom
  12. Hi, Some time ago I heard or read about an addon program for FSX that enhances the sounds of traffic at FSX airports thus enhancing realism for aircraft spotting. Does anyone knoe the name of this program? Thanks. Tom
  13. Thanks for all the detailed help, guys. Regards, Tom
  14. I just created an IFR flight in FS9 from Maui to Kona selecting IFR and Low Alt airways. As usual, the clearance and takeoff, but instead of vectoring me to my GPS path as usual and telling me to "resume own navigation", ATC ignored my GPS route and kept me off it but somewhat parallel to it. The GPS low airways route created by the flightplanner goes around the high mountains over the ocean before joining Victor 5. ATC ignored this and took me straight over the mountains and staying parallel to V5 for the whole route. I went back to make sure I selected IFR rather than VFR and I did. ATC has always cleared me to my planned GPS route through "resume own navigation" before. I thought it might be because I was only about 75 miles from Kona to begin with, and FS seems to never let you fly your planned route to the destination once within 50 or more miles of the airport, and begins vectoring. Is this why? Thanks. tom
  15. Wow. Thanks guys for all the feedback. Very interesting. I never knew. I just took for granted that if a several thousand dollar car had a key (and some newer ones a combination pad), so too would a multi-million dollar airliner! regards, Tom
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