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About Dougal

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    Sailing, Motorcycles, Aviation (real and sim), British Special Forces

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    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you;-)

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  1. Looking for recommendations for a USB headset (with mic). I have a Corsair wireless headset that I dislike immensely... Although the sound quality is good, they are way too big and heavy. Also, they do nothing, or very little, to block out external sounds. Do I need something listed as 'noise cancelling' for that, or is that something different altogether? Not willing to pay more than about £100GBP. There appears to be quite a lot available in the £40-£60 bracket.
  2. I have the issue outlined in this video which crops up often. Can anyone explain exactly what this 'fix' actually does, as the guy doesn't really explain it very well.
  3. I know its controversial, but i've been running without any page file at all for several months now (16Gb RAM). It started out accidental. I was experimenting without it, but then one day realised I'd never turned it back on. At the moment, I have a very smooth running PC in all areas I use it.
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    GTX 1080 worse than GTX960

    My current GPU is a GTX970. I also tried an upgrade to a 1080 some ago. Although I saw some (small) improvements in games and sims OTHER than P3D, my flight sim experience changed not one little bit! I returned the 1080 for refund and continue happily with my 970;-)
  5. I hear what you say, but I'm more concerned with how Chaseplane reacts after the crash, than the fact that the sim is crashing. Nor can we compare P3D installations. For example, how many addons do you have installed, and in what manor? Into the root folder, or via an XML file
  6. Kevin, if you're around, this becoming a real nuisance now:-( As I'm sure you know, although its better than FSX, P3D doesn't need much of an excuse to crash, and the more addons I acquire, the more frequently it crashes:-( After every P3D crash (or forced restart), I then have to uninstall and reinstall Chaseplane before it'll launch correctly again. If you're able to shed any light on this I'd be very grateful. Cheers
  7. I Haven't - its still happening:-(
  8. Running P3Dv4.2. Any time when P3D crashes to desktop or freezes, I then have to remove and reinstall ChasePlane before it'll work again. Obviously, this isn't a daily experience, but frustrating none the less when it happens. CP does appear to attempt to launch after a P3D crash, but then hangs for a moment and closes. I have CP installed on separate drive to P3D, along with all my other addon apps.
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    Faulty Ground Textures

    OK thanks Devin, that makes sense. Finally 'bit the bullet' and bought Ultimate Traffic Live now!
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    Faulty Ground Textures

    You're right. I've now identified it. Its MyTraffic6 in my case. There MAYBE a way to fix it, as I've heard that some are using MT6 with P3Dv4.2 I've been installing MT6a using the XML method, and as soon as I add the scenery portion of the addon, it hides many taxi ways and textures. There's probably a way of installing without this happening, but i don't yet know how...
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    Faulty Ground Textures

    Not much feedback on this, but it seems its definitely UTX thats the problem. Its happening at every airfield in Europe & North America, and when I uninstall both areas of UTX, the issue is gone. I guess UTX is either not fully compatible with P3Dv4.2 or it's a layering issue. Think I'll try reinstalling UTX and playing around with scenery order....
  12. P3Dv4.2 Anyone know what might be causing the loss many taxiways etc? I thought it was ORBX, but after uninstalling all orbx nothing changes. I also have UTX installed.
  13. Hi Bob and thanks for the info. How bizarre! I have just today acquired that very same stick, but only the stick without the throttle. I had it given for free by a friend:-) He had that HOTAS but managed to err.... 'break' the throttle in an angry moment of his space sim:-) I'm delighted with the 'feel' of it so far. Now, if I can just find a 'twin' throttle hotas unit from a broken Saitek X56 lol, I'm laughin
  14. Hi guys I have posted this elsewhere (SoH), but I very much value your opinions, so will post it here too… Due to space constraints and other issues, I no longer have the available space for my much loved yoke, pedals and multiple Saitek throttle quadrants:-((( This means I’m looking seriously at flight sticks. More specifically, HOTAS units. I’ve already done a hefty amount of research, and would dearly LOVE to buy the Thrustmaster Warthog. However, because of an increasing disability, using rudder pedals is now also becoming difficult for me. This means that ideally, I need a flight stick with yaw control which sadly, the TM does not have. The only other real option appears to be the Saitek X56. Trouble is, I’ve watched too damn many horror stories on YouTube about both the X55 and the X56. Also, having felt the strength of the spring in a TM stick, I’m concerned its way too stiff for general flight simming, but is instead aimed squarely at the A10 etc in DCSWorld. I was also concerned that the ‘on-off’ flip switches on the TM would not work correctly in P3D, but have since been told that’s not an issue, especially when using FSUIPC. Becoming disabled, and now on a low fixed income, this is going to be a major purchase for me, so any relevant info, advice or recommendations from you guys and gals would be SERIOUSLY appreciated. Cheers!
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    Night Time Performance:-(

    ok thanks