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    Thank you for your informative posting Chock.
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    Best 737 payware?

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    Help: Sound Issues

    Thank you Wills. Setting "Do nothing" in the Communications tab of the Sounds Control Panel was one of the first things I did. I've checked to ensure that's still set to "Do nothing" and it is. I've checked for sound device assignment and my speakers are set as Default Device for Playback and my camera microphone for Recording. I was able to have a good flight by setting P3D to directly use my speakers instead of the primary audio device. Don't know why because it used to work with the default setting. I will do a couple more flights before I call it done. Again, thank you Wills. Dave
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    Help: Sound Issues

    Thank you Ramon. I have done that but it didn't fix it for me. I'll try again and see if perhaps after so many other changes, this sticks. EDIT: That appears to have done it. I was able to fly one flight with normal sounds. Not calling it done until I get a couple of flights, but thank you Ramon.
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    Help: Sound Issues

    Posting this hoping someone has come across a similar scenario and offer a solution. I use P3D 4.3, Radar Contact for ATC, and other addons. When in P3D, the RC voices volume is significantly reduced when they start playing. I can press 'Q' to suspend the P3D sound and the RC voices come up to normal volume, but the behavior reverses when I resume the P3D sounds. I have been using P3D for a while with RC and this has not been a problem until about two to three weeks ago. I'm aware of the Win10 Sound app and the setting in the Communications tab. It's set to "Do nothing" but it behaves like it was set to "Reduce the volume of other sounds by ... ." I've performed all "General Debugging Steps" post in the P3D forum. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the P3D client. I also get the same behavior from GSX voices, so it's not just RC. Yet the ATC voices in P3D sound OK. I've also asked for help in the Prepar3D Client Application Questions forum. I've also updated sound and video drivers to the latest version. Any clues? Appreciate any help.
  6. PMDG aircraft are good based on how much they simulate and how well they simulate of their real counterparts. But, are they overpriced? Part of pricing a product is estimating what customers would be willing to pay for it. How many hours would it take to develop, the developers' talents, external cost, i.e., Boeing data, are also taken into consideration. I'm sure they also consider their brand (users not only pay to have a simulated B744, but a PMDG simulated B744). With this in mind, it's also about what the market will bear, especially when competition is close to nil. In this community customers are programmed against competition. I'm certain many would complaint if some other developer says they're working on a comparable B737NG because PMDG already sells one, whereas competition with reasonably similar products would be beneficial to the customer. Influential developers lead the customer base away from practices that may diminish their power base, i.e., what happened to FSW. I would like to see more developers jump in and produce quality airplanes, scenery, utilities, even though similar offerings exists. I applaud those developers that accept that and move on, like ImagineSim saying they would continue supporting and developing ATL knowing FlyTampa is working on the competition. What about a B747 that is high quality, no bugs, but doesn't simulate failures and thus sells for less than PMDG's. I would trade failure simulation for a lower cost, quality option.
  7. Not using Discord. Thank you. Dave
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    Please Educate me

    Gerardo, Microsoft FSX and FSX:SE are still used by many but popular addon developers are transitioning their products to Lockeed-Martin Prepar3D (P3D) only. The 64-bit architecture in P3D v4.x allows them to produce more feature-rich addons without having the memory limitations of FSX/FSX:SE 32-bit. Lockheed Martin acquired from Microsoft "the intellectual property (including source code) for the Microsoft ESP (Enterprise Simulation Platform) product." ESP is "the commercial-use version of "Flight Simulator X SP2." This gives Lockheed Martin the ability to develop P3D without any limitations from Microsoft. Microsoft did grant Dovetail Games the rights to release FSX on the Steam platform. This is what's known as FSX Steam Edition or FSX:SE. Dovetail was allowed to make a couple of bug repairs and adapt FSX to Steam but no more. Dovetail games released another simulator based on the same ESP platform called Flight Sim World, but they stop development after a year in production. Never got Steve's DX10 Fixer but it's a well reviewed product. I've moved on to P3D mostly because the 64bit architecture which for me eliminates running out of memory. Hope this helps.
  9. Hate to revive old threads. While this solution worked for me, it's back to the old behavior, even though the "Do Nothing" is checked. It does work OK if I use my headphones, but not through the speakers. Appreciate any help. Regards, Dave
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    fsx steam opening screen

    Thank you vortex681.
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    Zabri, SODE doesn't mean that all your jetways and other items will automatically convert to SODE once installed. Only some add on scenery includes SODE jetways.
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    FTX Global - Base and Vector... your comments?

    Luis, What about FTX Global openLC South America for your landclass?
  13. Would like to know how you have it configured. Not all features work with my configuration though I can record and submit a flight to my VA. Specifically, I can't download flight weather when using P3D4, even though it works perfectly with FSX-SE. Also not able to have the destination airport filled in when starting a new flight, nor being able to rebuild the navigation database.
  14. I don't have ProATC, but based on your description, it seems to follow a typical descent profile instead of a continuous descent profile, which is what you want and what's shown in the PMDG aircraft. I do have Radar Contact which behaves the same way.
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    QW strange behavior

    Josh, First, recommend posting in the QW757 forum. Are you talking about STAR waypoints not ending in a localizer initial approach fix, or the fixes that are part of an ILS? It's likely this is because the updated FMC data matches real world where the FSX data doesn't. In other words, the runway number has been updated in real world, but the FSX data is old. Regarding the sounds, like Jim said, the sounds play if you perform a set of events in order. Check out the manual.