Maury Pratt

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About Maury Pratt

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  1. Maury Pratt

    Jim Young Resigning as Forums Administrator

    Indeed Keytruda is was!
  2. Maury Pratt

    Jim Young Resigning as Forums Administrator

    Jim, though it's been many years since we last worked together, I recall fondly each time we published reviews of new editions of Microsoft's flight simulator and pioneering add-ons, and with Tom's leadership organizing annual expositions across the country to bring enthusiasts together with one-another and with developers. Along with so many others I'm adding my encouragement, based on personal experience, that with today's medical knowledge you can expect to recover fully. I'm a survivor (at least so far) of stage 4 melanoma that had metastasized to both lungs and a kidney, diagnosed some three years ago. Throughout the past year I've been in full remission. After a year of infusions my immune system was "educated" to recognize and destroy melanoma cancer cells. Because of immunology research and related advances over the past 5 years or so, I'm here today. Along with simming friends I've made here in San Diego I look forward to even more amazing advances in simulation realism.
  3. Maury Pratt

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    Same issue here; easily corrected (per QW forum). You'll see this problem if P3D's HDR lighting is on; turn that off and the problem is gone.
  4. Maury Pratt

    LatinVFR releases San Diego v2 for P3dv4

    I have the same Orbx sceneries installed, with LatinVFR KSANv2 placed in the P3D library above the FTX entries, also in P3Dv2.4 No texture bleeding here; hope that encourages you press on for a solution.
  5. Maury Pratt

    Wanted - a more realistic Ai package than MyTrafficPro

    I've located and downloaded the 3rd-party FedEx and UPS schedule files [utlive_fdx_ups_addon_schedules] to which I presume you're referring, but I can't find P3Dv4 compatible cargo AI airplane models and/or repaints (as suggested in the install directions) in this or any other library (such as AIG). Or once the schedules are installed in UTLive, can existing FedEx and UPS aircraft be selected using existing UTL files? (Suitable choices didn't appear in the UTL control panel after selecting FDX in the panel's Carrier menu). Could you point me in the right direction?
  6. A sunken wheels Issue has been reported after installing LatinVFR's KSAN v2 over ORBX' FTX SoCal Region. I recalled that I had disabled 2 SCA files for compatibility after a previous FTX KSAN installation. From the P3Dv4 root folder these files are in ORBX\FTX_NA\FTX_NA_SCA05_scenery: ADE_FTX_SCA_KSAN.BGL ADE_FTX_SCA_KSAN_CVX.BGL I had renamed these files, as in -- so I've removed the ".off" and together with the recent LVAR KSAN v2 hotfix this corrected the sunken wheels issue.
  7. Well, by closing CP (with P3D running) and reopening CP the problem vanished. Seems to be ok now. Thanks
  8. Sorry, one more thing: Though TR5 is now working with CP, the P3D view is jittering and seems to be locked. I'm using the FSFX profile and CP Preferences Camera is set to Enable TrackIR.
  9. Well, this is embarrassing I finally tried the obvious and uninstalled/reinstalled TR5. Works like a charm now.
  10. Thanks for your help; I've just realized TR5 isn't working in P3D v3.4.22 (Windows 10) at all. When I open TR5 only the left green light is on though head tracking and both F9 and F12 work normally (should both LEDs be on?) Then starting P3D still only the left light is on -- the right green LED is off so evidently TR5 isn't connecting to P3D. I've ensured both the required simconnect programs are installed (and all other add-ons using simconnect are ok). I've searched numerous forums for advice but found nothing helpful. I'm using TR's Prepar3D profile and have tried TrueView both on and off. I'd appreciate any diagnostic advice you or others may suggest. BTW, TR5 was working ok with P3D and CP previously but some change I've made since then that I can't recall might be the cause..
  11. I'm having the same issue with CP 2.32
  12. Maury Pratt

    AI Controller 2.0 (Gate-to-Gate Control) Open Beta Prepar3D

    With reference to my post above, I'm wondering if the false Rwy 27 takeoff problem could be caused by having moving jetways or some other "advanced" AFD feature?
  13. With reference to my post above, I'm wondering if the false Rwy 27 takeoff problem could be caused by having moving jetways or some other "advanced" AFD feature?
  14. Maury Pratt

    AI Controller 2.0 (Gate-to-Gate Control) Open Beta Prepar3D

    Roland, 1. Regarding installation, I installed the original V2 files, then discovered and subsequently downloaded HotFix's 2, 3, and 4 (but not HotFix 1). Did the subsequent HotFix's update those files that HotFix 1 would have anyway? Or should I reinstall using all 4 in succession? 2. Regarding "Do Not Overlay a second window" I'm displaying AI Monitor on a 2nd monitor while viewing airport operations on the primary screen in a dual-monitor setup (single computer). I presume this isn't considered a "second window". 3. With AIController running and Monitoring ORBX FTX' San Diego Int'l KSAN with Rwy 27 active, taxiing planes turn East just beyond terminal buildings (instead of turning West to taxi toward Rwy 27), then take off using the terminal apron (as though that were Rwy 27) -- though landings are correct. But without AIController running (normal AI with MyTraffic6) planes takeoff and land correctly using Rwy 27. In either case with Rwy 9 commanded take-off and landings are correct. In the attached screenshot note the Delta 737 facing East (away from the cityscape) just before starting its bogus eastbound takeoff roll.
  15. Maury Pratt

    Trackhat,trackir and ChasePlane

    Garry, my wireless TrackHat is working fine with ChasePlane and P3D on my system. I'm using that with the TrackIR camera. Note that FSFX should be selected in the "Title" tab. (Download the current 'games' file from Natural Point if you don't see the FSFX option). Are you using Natural Point's current TrackIR version 5.4 software? Is the usual TrackIR screen working and resetting using the F12 key as usual, before loading the sim? If that's working ok while using your TrackHat then it should work with FSX / P3D (or any other TrackIR-enabled sim) as well. I've found that on occasion the selected VC or outside view doesn't load correctly at first, but hitting F12 usually corrects that. If not restarting ChasePlane does.