iainsmith

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About iainsmith

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  • Birthday 10/12/1943

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  1. iainsmith

    Message on starting FSX-SE

    Barry, Charlie, thank you for your helpful suggestions. I will certainly pursue them. I quite like the idea of the free prog to validate and clean up the cfg. Regards Iain Smith
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    Message on starting FSX-SE

    Hi Barry, thanks for replying. I hadn't checked there and now I have I see that there is an area 267 but there is no title hence no file path stated. So I don't know what the scenery covers. The layer is 181 if that means anything. Iain Smith
  3. When I fire FSX-SE up I get a message "Scenery cfg file error. Invalid remote scenery path in scenery area 267. Click OK to continue." I click OK and FSX-SE goes on to load normally. I have looked at the scenery cfg file and there is no area 267 listed. Can anyone tell me what this is all about, please? Thanks Iain Smith
  4. iainsmith

    Default King Air sound problem

    Thanks Bjoern but I searched the Avsim library for that file but could not find it. The only sound file for the King Air is an update for the payware Caranedo version. Iain Smith
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    Default King Air sound problem

    Yes Bjoern, that's what I thought but I couldn't find any for the default King Air in the Avsim library. Have checked Windows sound settings and all is unchanged. Thanks for your response and suggestions. Iain Smith
  6. iainsmith

    Default King Air sound problem

    Thanks for all your replies. To answer your questions:- 1) This is only on the King Air. 2) Sound setup is unchanged and this problem has only recently started. 3) It's happening in VC mode. There is definitely nothing at all in the views I mentioned and they don't start after a delay. I'm thinking of changing the sound set but where to get a replacement? Iain Smith
  7. My King Air has no engine sounds when looking forward, forward/left or forward/right. Other views and external are ok. I've searched the file library for a replacement sound file but not found anything. I have set my FSX-SE sound setup to my speakers. Any suggestions either for a fix or source of sound file please? Iain Smith
  8. iainsmith

    I may have to pass on this one

    Thanks to all the others who responded after my last "thank you" post. You have all convinced me and, of course, I should have had more faith in PMDG - sorry Robert & team! Iain Smith
  9. iainsmith

    I may have to pass on this one

    Thanks Tony, I'll look into that one. Iain
  10. iainsmith

    I may have to pass on this one

    Thank you emvaos, Beardyman, adamant365, the undecided and hu_willy for your encouraging replies. I guess I'll have to reconsider and negotiate with Mrs Smith to get the funds released! Thanks again. Iain
  11. I'm having doubts about spending 75 UK Pounds when I'm not sure my graphics card on FSX-SE is man enough. I have a Geforce GTX 550Ti with 1GB of VRAM running with an i7 3770k clocked at 4.4GHz and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The rig has been running fine for almost 3 years and I get a reasonable performance when in the 737NGX or in the 777. In detailed airports (UK2000) such as Heathrow fps in low twenties, mid to high 30s elsewhere. It always looks quite smooth and fluid to my 73 year old eyes! I'd welcome any comments on how Queen II might run for me. Thanks. Iain Smith
  12. Ray Thanks for your help, that solved it. I had forgotten whether the multiline check box should be ticked or not. I ticked it and problem solved! Cheers! Iain
  13. Hello all - long time since I've had to post here. Searched for this problem but no luck. RC4 works but the transparent menu window does not show up. I know that 1 will get me clearance, 7 acks but it soon gets more difficult, especially if I miss a waypoint and am told I am off course. Then I want to request direct to but, of course cannot see which numbers to key. This has happened without me doing anything that would be likely to cause a problem. I have a paid for FSUIPC and the latest version. I am using Windows 10 but it has worked ok in this up till recently. Any ideas as to what I can try please? Iain Smith
  14. iainsmith

    How to change drive for FSX-SE

    Sorry for the delayed response - I've been away for 10 days. Thanks Pedro for your helpful input and to Greg for confirming that it works. Regards Iain
  15. My C drive on which Windows 10 is installed plus other progs is also the drive on which Steam insisted on installing FSX (at least I didn't see any other option during the process). This C drive is 250GB and is now just over three quarters full so it has 49GB free. I'd like to move the 52GB of FSX to another 250GB drive that is almost empty which would leave the C drive with about 100GB free. If I uninstall FSX will Steam enable me to install it to my F drive? How do you uninstall in Steam? I'd appreciate any helpful suggestions. Thanks. Iain Smith