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Everything posted by kdfw__

  1. javier's carrier is fully functional in p3dv4. and for those interested, the newest version of vLSO for p3dv4 is available--works great. http://vlso.blogspot.com/ whole thing is a dead end? huh?
  2. you'll find Javier's Nimitz at https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=141093 and https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=141077 which includes aicarrier. harcore superhornet is here and with the F variant hopefully not too far behind. can't wait.
  3. 1. product service packs for the same product are always available from links in the support forum. if you want to download product service packs via the customer portal beyond one year, you'll need to have the 'extended download service' type of agreement. if you have the p3dv3 version of f/a18/tacpack and want to take advantage of the discount to p3dv4 version, you'll get the full discount if you have a current maintenance agreement, less discount (minus $7.99) if you don't. 3. TA/AA/GMT/MAP/AGR/SEA/FLIR are all supported. ground mapping radar even models terrain masking.
  4. just got the p3dv4 f/a-18 w/ tacpack. performance is better than what i had on the fsx version since p3dv4 runs better on my box. re few things i read here: 1. there's no 'without support' version. all products are supported and you get updates from links in the support forum. 2. dcs is good for what it's for but fsx/p3dv4 renders the whole world with realtime wx. 3. tacpack is for launching ordinance and stuff but the biggest draw for me is the added advanced avionics/sensors (accurate radar modes, EO sensors, etc.) that makes flying fun. without a doubt, one of the best a/c model is now on the x64 platform and grateful to santa for bring it this year.
  5. each setup is different but for me, removing (hiding) night light files (!FTX_*) helped reduce the annoying pauses around klax and orbx socal, both day and night. https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/137760-p3dv4-na-regions-update-large-fps-dip-loading-night-lights/
  6. 970 was totally sufficient for 4k no DL. 4k with DL, 1080ti now works good (fsl a320 is still rather heavy when lit like xmas tree but pretty good now). for me, DL forced my hand...
  7. river visual 19 on the starboard side at night is a great ride.
  8. what that really necessary?
  9. to echo others, the xtreme proto's glj25 is outstanding. nothing like the half-baked carenado screenshot queens (they are good only after Bert's and user fixes), mdl and vc are excellent and system modeling is very good. Frames are also great as gauges are implemented as 3d steam gauge objects. fde is also very believable, pitch stability is good, can easily trim to level flight. and very easy to integrate the gps and wxr into the xpglj25. here's the rxp gns530 with Roland Ifor's AS4 wx gauge using the 3d bezels: i personally prefer the 2d gauge so i can use the real bezel. since the gauges are black, 2d or 3d, can't easily tell the difference anyway: mods and details at https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=xtreme&CatID=p3dpan&Go=Search
  10. i'd recommend the new rxp gns530 with Roland Ifor's freeware wxr gauge for active sky. ap works perfectly fine, looks perfect. configs, etc. at https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=xtreme&CatID=p3dpan&Go=Search
  11. for a super short trip, dd lows to orbx lowi is a fun jump, esp on the newly released fsl a320.
  12. looks good, bezel can now be darkened (via editing the values in the config file). gps is working again on v4.1, nice! as a side, i did see the gps freeze up (no response to buttons) once but calling up the config window and rebooting (via switching off tcad) got it going again. not sure what happened, just changed system time to check night lighting... didn't happen again.
  13. download https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=xtreme&CatID=p3dpan&Go=Search and check out the panel configs for adding gns530.
  14. optimize parts is fixed with p3dv4.1
  15. FSX-MS

    would be great if we can get the sewer pipe flying on v4.
  16. if they offer a compelling fsx to p3dv4 upgrade path (unlike what i had to do for a certain 744), i'm get the fsx version first.
  17. issue: when using GPS500, not getting the LPV guidance, GNS530 shows the LPV guidance. this one is easy to replicate, go to KTKI rwy17 and tune to ILS, should see the loc/gs needles and activate RNAV17, should also see LPV needles sitting at the end of rwy. using GPS500, no gs when ILS is tuned, regardless of the nav/gps switch if LinkVor = true. if LinkVor=false, then ILS gs needle appears. RNAV needle does not show up regardless of nav/gps switch or LinkVor setting. using the GNS530, if CDI=gps and RNAV is activated, gs shows up. If CDI=vloc and ILS is tuned, gs shows up. this is with CDI button connected to the nav/gps switch setting = true (if false, the CDI and nav/gps switch doesn't sync). It looks like the nav variables are not overwritten by the GPS500 to animate the gs/loc.
  18. Hi Jean-Luc, Great, thanks for the update! Looking forward to it. Not to be a pain, but any idea on the wind vector not showing?
  19. Hi Jean-Luc, thanks for looking into this matter. i think as a first step, would it not be quick and easy to provide a bezel that's black (or an user option to select choice of blackness)? present bezel is something like rgb=59 59 59, a dark gray. since the gns units are really black, going with 14,14,14 (highlighted areas) to 7,6,1 (quite black) would look fine during daylight and at night in the vc. and if you can trick the bezel to load appropriate bezel.bmp based on the crude fs time of day parameter, that would be excellent.
  20. so here's the stock JF_C69 included with p3dv4 with gps added to the AP area: rxp gns530 with vc lights ON, note the bezel, not dark but emissive. next with the vc lights off, bezel lighting is the same, still emissive. next is the stock gps, at night with vc lights on, bezel texture is the "_night.bmp" version, darker than regular: no vc lights, the daylight emissive version is rendered: so it seems bezel texture has to be selected based on the sim time to properly blend with the VC.
  21. Jean-Luc, Bert, reran the 'setup aircraft' from 'addons' pulldown on the tduke and for some reason the tduke is now able to fully function with the gps500. i didn't save off the pre-edit rxp config file so not sure what exactly changed to make it work. so that's good news. now, regarding the bezel at night--is there some thought as to adding a dark bezel .bmp for gauge placed in the vcockpit section? please see https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/520205-lpv-guidance-not-showing-using-gps500/?do=findComment&comment=3713683
  22. yes, weird. and 530 works just fine...
  23. likewise, i see the gs/loc needles deflect in self test when the gps/nav=gps, no deflection when gps/nav=nav.
  24. panel.cfg change. i guess when you operate the gps500, you'll not have the vloc button so using the gps/nav switch, right?