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  1. betelgeuse

    Haines_PAHN texture problem

    Thanks Steve. Problem solved. The relevant textures were in FS9/FSAddon/GlacierBay. I didn't realise the sim wouldn't read them from there. I copied them into FS9/texture, and the problem went away.
  2. This screen-shot says it all. I'm running Holger's freeware Glacier Bay 2 and I've reinstalled it. The priority in the Scenery library is correct Alaska Glacier Bay scenery above landscape. I'd be grateful for advice on how to fix this. Thanks! P.S. Windows 7 x64.
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    Keep Windows 7 or move to Windows 10

    If you plan to network with other PCs I do not recommend W10. I could not make a W10 client talk to my W7 P3D server. I tried and tried, and eventually gave up. I am back with W7. No doubt others will give you the opposite advice!
  4. betelgeuse

    Paris-Ile de France VFR 3DA for P3Dv4

    Great news! Please post a link to their English site. Thanks!
  5. I had a similar experience with P3D4 in a brand new PC: i7 Coffee Lake 3.7GHz, GTX 1070 Ti 16GB, etc - W10x64 with ORBX addons. I spent a week trying to make P3D4 work using advice from kind people on umpteen forums. Yesterday I admitted defeat and requested a refund from LM. Today, I flew FSX for the first time in months (on another PC, slower in theory). I was amazed how good it was and how smoothly it flew even with a basket load of ORBX addons.
  6. betelgeuse

    Paris-Ile de France VFR 3DA for P3Dv4

    I am glad to hear you got help, tonywob. I didn't. And I have all their sceneries for FS2004 and FSX. To access their English forum you have to know French. In 2017 there was a total of 7 threads in the English forum so either their sceneries are uniquely trouble-free, or more likely IMO, users don't know there is an English forum. Perhaps they will think again and make English translations of their webpages.
  7. betelgeuse

    Paris-Ile de France VFR 3DA for P3Dv4

    They have never provided support in English. Yes, it's a French thing.
  8. betelgeuse

    PC Building Again

    Thanks, guys! Just what I wanted to hear. I'll start with a 512GB SSD and take it from there. John
  9. betelgeuse

    PC Building Again

    There is a lot of conflicting information about requirements for XP11. Please add some advice about HDD v. SSD. Some people recommend SSD for running the sim, with HDD backups for orthoptic scenery not in use. Others recommend a RAID set up for running the sim. What to do? Price is important but I can run to a large SSD. Thanks!
  10. I will post again in a new thread. The machine will arrive this week I hope, but it will take me a couple of weeks to get things installed assuming there are no major hitches. It cannot be a direct comparison as I won't be comparing like with like. My FSX Ivybridge rig has to cope with a vast number of addons and non FS programs which will not be installed on the new machine. The new PC will have P3D4 and X-P 11 only. John
  11. This is just what I was hoping for, Noel. Thanks for taking time to explain these mysteries so clearly. For the first time I understand why a Kaby Lake i7 at 3.8 GHz runs faster than an Ivybridge i7 at 3.8 GHz. The same goes for de-lidding. Just why a manufacturer would create a CPU capable of being overclocked without the necessary built-in heat protection disturbs me. In effect, Intel charges extra for a CPU that can be overclocked, but avoids warranty claims because of the need to de-lid it. A variant of Catch-22. Nice one, Intel! In the event, I bought a 8700K-based system with a 8GB GTX 1070 Ti, 16GB DDR5 etc. I usually build PCs myself but this time I'm buying a custom system from Scan PC (UK). This will be for P3D4 and possibly X-P11. I guess I will notice a difference from the Ivybridge set up I've been running for the past 6 or 7 years! Thanks again, John
  12. I am planning a new build to run P3D4 and possibly X-Plane 11. Regarding CPUs I am confused about 'cores' and their importance in P3D4. I am also confused about 'delidding' as applied especially to Coffee Lake CPUs. Could someone enlighten me please, as non-technical as possible. John
  13. betelgeuse

    P3D4 CPU

    I always build my own. But the last time I was short of time and I got it built by a 'specialist' FS outfit. It has a Gigabyte board whose UEFI BIOS is impossible to access, even with a PS2 keyboard and all the USB slots empty, as sugggested by Gigabyte. This means I cannot o/c as planned. Maybe things have improved but it seems I am not the only one who has had problems getting into Gigabyte BIOS. I'm going for ASUS this time. I always did before and never had a problem. They make great boards!
  14. betelgeuse

    P3D4 CPU

    Have you a mobo in mind? I read that the i7-8700K will need Intel 300 series.
  15. betelgeuse

    P3D4 CPU

    Good news! I hate the idea of water whizzing around all those electronics. Illogical, I know! You persuaded me to wait. I waited a long time already so what's another week or two? Thanks for your advice.