Holger

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  1. Hi guys, actually, those changes in the .cfg files do nothing for the speed of the moving road traffic outside of airports and missions because that's regulated in a different file; see this thread from 2007(!) http://forum.avsim.net/topic/64263-is-there-anyway-to-slow-down-road-traffic/ and the more recent discussion here: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/383963-fsx-highway-traffic-speed/ Cheers, Holger
  2. Hi guys, just for clarification, there are two different types of AI vehicles. Those with separate .cfg files are used at airports and in missions only while the maximum speed of the general highway traffic is determined by settings in the Living World .cfg file, LWcfg.sbp, which is compressed by default and needs to be decompiled to xml format first in order to make the changes. See http://forum.avsim.net/topic/64263-is-there-anyway-to-slow-down-road-traffic/ The Orbx utility reduces the speed of both types of traffic. Cheers, Holger
  3. Hi all, many thanks to the AVSIM team for the award and the community for your votes; much appreciated! Given the typical short shelf life of software I find it amazing that people are still enjoying contributions of mine -- and many others -- from ten years ago. Similarly, from a (landscape) developer's perspective, it's quite astounding that the terrain engine, despite all its quirks, remains a very capable base on which to create add-ons, and not just "cookie-cutter" add-ons but stuff that includes more and innovative detail in each new round. IMO the real genius lay within the ACES team that designed and implemented such an open and clever platform for FS8, and its evolutionary refinements for FS9 and FSX. The major change from previous FS versions is that in order to complete large projects at the level of detail and accuracy FSX allows, one needs half an anthill full of co-conspirators, and I'm hugely grateful to have found a whole bunch of highly talented and dependable colleagues that keep our collective creative juices flowing. One question though: who was Albert Einstein and what did he ever do for us flightsimmers??? B) Cheers, Holger
  4. Hi guys, same here. I got several alerts with Avast (commercial version) though its analysis was inconclusive in regards to Malware; it recommended sandboxing. However, with each Avsim access a new 209 KB (214,528 bytes) .exe file was deposited in C:\Users\Holger\AppData\Local\Temp, with suspicious names like "Skype.exe", "conhost.exe", and "windowsupdate.exe". Cheers, Holger
  5. Hi Ray, not 100% sure but the way the peak sticks out looks a lot like Mount Hesperus to me, the tallest mountain in the Revelation Range http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hesperus_%28Alaska%29 or http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tUBHdjmvoj0/TJ5OpjaZXqI/AAAAAAAAAu4/HN4CaGLSexY/s1600/DSC_2663.JPG Go to about N61.9107° W154.388° and face southeast (heading 127); the view is across the North Fork Big River. Or fly about 40 miles SSW from PAFW (Farewell). Cheers, Holger
  6. Hi Daniel,funny, the first thirty seconds or so, plus other bits and pieces later on, were filmed in and around my old hometown, Marburg an der Lahn, about an hour's drive north of Frankfurt. Interesting perspective for sure ;-)Cheers, Holger
  7. Hi guys,interesting find! I recognize the location as Kodiak Island - http://binged.it/xS3CY5 - and the airport is PADQ: http://www.airnav.com/airport/ADQ Cheers, Holger
  8. Hi guys,actually, it's only the main portal that appears to be affected. Here are the links to the public and support portals, respectively:http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/forum/3-public/http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/forum/5-orbx-support-forums/Cheers, Holger
  9. Hi guys,make sure that your virus checker is set to not scan any FS files each time the sim is run (typically called "exclusions" in the scanner's settings); it'll slow down initial loading times and also lead to blurries and micro-stutters.Cheers, Holger
  10. Hi Bob,what ORBX region are you talking about? All of the North America regions come with their own water "colors" meaning only changes to the reflection and dynamic wave settings of water textures will make a difference. In contrast, only parts of the inland and coastal water bodies of the Australian regions have custom water files so in those areas you'd see a difference.Cheers, Holger
  11. Hi guys,for the record, the 100 or so FSX default mesh files weigh in at less than 1.3GB in total, including CDED-based terrain mesh for Canada, and those terrain mesh files were quite decent for most parts of the world.Cheers, Holger
  12. Hi guys, don't forget to install the PNW service packs if you haven't done so (we've just released SP4). With each SP we've tried to tweak the urban areas a bit more to help with performance. Cheers, Holger
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    Hi guys,I've encountered the same issue recently but discovered that it was happening due to changes in Avast's scan exclusions options. Previously, in the Settings page, any exclusions added would work for both scheduled and real-time scanning. In the new version this got split so now one needs to specify exclusions also in the Real-Time Shields > File System Shield > Expert Settings > Exclusions page to prevent repeated file scans while FS is loading.Cheers, Holger
  14. Hi guys,might want to keep an eye on Lennart's blog: http://lennartshangar.bloggsida.se/Cheers, Holger
  15. Hi Wayne,the authorization code is written in the same installer window where it asks for the code. At least that's how it was for me. Just copy what it states on top into the window below.Cheers, Holger