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  1. flyfed

    Aerosoft A318/9

    I inserted the 4.3 comment because that requirement is occasionally missed, based on my experience as a moderator on the Aerosoft site. I'm simply trying to help people just thinking "4.x" to know they need to be at 4.3, since many are still holding off on moving from 4.1 or 4.2. As for the asked question, as you pointed out, it's not about what version of P3D is required. The question in the first post was indeed about the "Professional" in the product title. The link I provided is Aerosoft's official statement on that subject. Nothing wrong with your answer, it's just that Aerosoft's is the very best answer.
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    dumb question on updating

    See Poppet's very helpful post here.
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    Aerosoft A318/9

    At the moment, P3Dv4.3. There is some functionality in 4.3 that was needed and not available in 4.2 or less. Their reasoning for using "Professional" in the title is explained in this link. See the third paragraph.
  4. Scenery will sometimes work. Add-on aircraft might work on P3D 1.x through 3.x, hardly ever on 4.x. If you want to know more, you can find it in this forum or this one. What you really need to do though, is start your own thread, since your questions are basic ones and this thread is about a narrow topic.
  5. Prepar3d (P3D) is a stand-alone simulator.
  6. It's here. But then it's pretty out of date.
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    How to use NGX 737 FMC and AutoPilot?

    When the CDU (FMS) is expanded, I see the "Push cursor" as described on page 00.0.50 of the Intro manual when the mouse is over any LSK. I see an arrow when it's not over an LSK. Moving up and down over either row of LSKs does sometimes cause a very momentary visual artifact to the right of the mouse position. It's not more than a brief flash of something that I can't even see what it really is. At any rate, it's hardly what I'd call a bug and I didn't even notice it until you wrote about it. I don't know if cursor shadows affect it or not (I use them too, like you), but it's so minor, it doesn't seem worth the time to run it down.
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    How to use NGX 737 FMC and AutoPilot?

    It's not weird at all and certainly not a bug. See page 0.00.51-54 of the Introductory manual, which you'll find on the PMDG Operations Center. If you had, you wouldn't have asked this question. As has been noted more than once in the earlier messages, you simply have to read the Introductory manual and fly the tutorials to operate this aircraft successfully. Your previous experience with the included 737 in the sim counts for nothing. If you want people to help you, please help yourself first by reading the manual and flying the tutorials.
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    Taxi2gates Ksea airport lighting

    Tried the change in this post? Also, take the time to go through all the comments in this thread on the Orbx Compatibility forum to see other things you should do to make the two cooperate well. After making the adjustments from the Orbx site, I found they really do play well together.
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    737-800wl stuck thing on the back

    You select it on or off through the "FMS." Go to PMDG SETUP/AIRCRAFT. On page 5 (AIRFRAME) you'll see on yours the "FLIGHT TEST PACKAGE" is checked. Uncheck it to make the flight test drogue go away. See page 0.00.75 in the Introduction and Use manual for a discription. See the link for how to add a picture to a forum post.
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    SIDS Updates.

    Also, NavDataPro (NDP) from Aerosoft. Here's the shop page. You can get various updates from single to the 13 official updates in a year. So you don't have to ask, either Navigraph or NDP can be obtained as updates to your FMC nav database only or with charts. For charts, Navigraph uses Jeppesen based format and NDP uses LIDO based format (proprietary from Lufthansa). Whichever you use, I'd strongly suggest getting charts as well as nav data. With just data, the only departure, enroute, arrival and approach visualization you have is what's on the nav display. With charts, you can far better plan your route and see the routing from gate to gate.
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    A much better place to ask is the PMDG supported dedicated site for their 777. Here's a link.
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    tuning ILS frequency

    If I understand your question correctly, the single decimal frequency will simply show a zero in the hundreds place. So 109.3 will show as 109.30.
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    PMGD 737 Engine fail.
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    Alternative to SPADNext?

    For me anyway, I found that using only USB 2.0 ports for my Saitek/Logitech switch and multi-panel eliminated my issues. That applies for mobo back panel connectors as well as front panel ones. That's on top of clearing the power management checkboxes and applying the other OS option fixes noted above. Once I started using only the 2.o connectors, I've stopped having problems with Spad.neXT connectivity issues in P3Dv4.