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  1. After trying lots of different Aircraft, most of us settle on a favorite. I wouldn't attempt to influence anyone in what that favorite should be. In the first place, we Simmers have different areas of Flight Simulator that are important to us. The real Pilots and the Wannabe Pilots are hot for real life stuff like Sids and Stars, accurate flight characteristics, such as performance being based upon amount of passengers and luggage, and fuel, etc. And then theres us who want Eye Candy. We dont fly at 35000 feet above the clouds and care less about whats going on below us. I want to look down and see a River or shoreline where it's supposed to be. I want landclass and mesh to resemble the real thing. The aircraft I have settled on after years of trying just about everything out there Is the Beech 200. I have it in a special US Marine Corps livery made for me by a great Painter over at the Evolve AI forum. I loved the paint, but found it uncomfortable to fly as I perfected my flying and landing techniques with the default Beech King Air. So I switched the air file and I've got exactly what I want. Not too fast and not too slow. I get around with a chance to watch the geography below and not having to shave before I get to my destination. My Thanks go to the scenery and Mesh designers, Payware and Freeware, who make this enjoyable for me. The thing that makes Flight Simulator Great is the variety of things we can obsess on. Pick yours and try not to find fault with anybody elses.Bill :-outta
  2. Well! I gave it a shot, using Art Poole's Daytona Speedway scenery for FSX, And you were right Tom. Nothing bad happened. Of course no scenery showed either.Bill
  3. With Task manager running, I checked the affinity on several processes that were running. They were already set for CPU1 & CPU2. I have never set the affinity for any of these processes since I installed this new MOBO and Processor. Yet here they were runing on my core2 system like they never were run on my old P4 CPU. I assume I'll have to have FS9 running to be able to check he affinity for it. I'd be willing to bet it's set for both cores. Something I have never done. Oh! My head hurts.Bill :-bang :-hang *:-*
  4. As Bugs Bunny would say," Ya got Me Doc!" Where the Heck do you set Core affinity in Task manager. Or maybe this is only a Vista virtue.Bill :-hmmm :-hmmm :-hmmm
  5. 48 Hours, and no reply. I don't know Gentlemen, is this a tough question? Or such an easy one, that nobody will respond? Some of youse Guys is real Smart. Give a Dude a little help.Bill
  6. I see some interesting sceneries being posted in the Library for FSX. Are they backward compatible for FS9? A .bgl file is a .bgl file. Isn't it? I guess I could try to install one but I wouldn't want to screw up my FS9 which is working beautifuly at this time. Ya know, "If it ain't broke, Don't fix it." Chicken Bill :-hmmm :~P
  7. Actually there are several AFCADS for KMIA and assorted sceneries, although I have and am a big Fan of "Fly Tampa's Miami" I use Jim Viles version of the AFCAD because it uses multiple Runways for landing and Takeoffs. It seems to prevent the GoRounds and waiting for runway clearance to takeoff till they disappear. American Airlines by themselves can keep KMIA active 24/7.Bill :(
  8. Thanks for the new Target! And as far as realistic crash graphics, it's an imaginary crash and the explosions are imaginary too. Bill
  9. I have a Confession. Many years ago when I first started flight simming, I crashed into the Twin Towers while trying to manuever between them. This was way before the actual tragedy on 9/11. What the "Heck" I figured. Since I wiped out one Landmark, I'd try for them all. As FS advanced into new versions and new landmarks, I have dive bombed and collided with them all. From the Pyramids of Egypt to The Vatican in Rome, no place has escaped my relentless search for targets to hit. I even include geographical locations, such as Mount Everest, Mt Fuji. the Dead sea, etc. It's my own Personal Guiness book of records. There isn't a Building of note, a Bridge or Landmark that is safe from the terror of Old Bill and his Super king Air in Marine Corps livery. It's like I have an alter Ego such as Superman or Batman that needs to be satisfied.Bill ;) :+ :-jumpy
  10. As A newbie, are you in for a Surprise. WOAI and similar addons place actual real scheduled airlines at airports and they fly their scheduled routes. A whole new world!Bill
  11. The GPS will guide you to the airport, usually the center of the Runway or Runways. About 30 miles out, contact the tower for landing instructions. They will assign the landing runway and then you can tune your Nav radio to the ILS frequency. Line yor aircraft to approaach from below the ILS at about a 45 degree angle. Switch from GPS to Nav and let the auto pilot take over. I disengage about 300 yards out from the numbers and land manually from that point. If you fly an IFR flight plan, ATC will put you on final approach, then release you to the tower. Sometime ATC takes a very round about way of getting you there.Bill :-roll
  12. I believe the ILS for TNCM was added and not a part of the original scenery. Check the Libraries for Queen Juliana addons and fixes.BillPS I was too fast on the trigger. The reply about the VOR approach was correct. My reply about the ILS stands.
  13. Call the texture file anything you want. It ain't gonna affect the aircrafts flight characteristics. I do this all the time for my own clarification. You probably had a corrupted download or changed something else in the aircraft file, but it asn't the paint. Glad you got it straight tho, Now onto the next problem.Bill}(
  14. I've done the around the US border Flight. Boring for the most part because the southwest US and Canadian border areas are pretty bleak. I found myself drifting over the border just to hear ATC ask me to switch frequencies. Couldn't wait for that flight to end, even though it was a simulated flight. I think there's a Law somewhere that says we must finish what we start. I've tried every airport in Florida that a Beech 200 can land without over shooting the runway. Why? You ask! because I have Freeflow Florida, along with every Florida scenery I can dig out of the libraries. As you can gather, I'm an Eye candy freak. I'll leave flying the Heavies along with the Sids and Stars to the Guys who get off on that stuff. Flight simulator has something for all kinds of Pilots. I've also done the around the Caribbean in a clockwise direction. Because I use Ultimate Trafic for AI, I find all sorts of aircraft that need Liveries added and airports that need scenery and AFCADs. I've added Mesh and Landclass to The Caribbean and can now even tell you where the Windward and the Leeward Islands begin and end. I notice a lot of new sceneries being added to the library fom Centeral America. I think I try this circumnavigaton again, only this time counter clockwise. I'll try to make a nonstop flight over Venezuela so I don't have to reward that Jerk with my US dollars for his Gas. This will give me a chance to see the ABC Islands and see what Airports and Aircraft are in the Library for them. The adventure never stops.Old Bill :-halo
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