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  1. stampee

    Installing AutoStarsX in P3dv4

    Thank you so much. I believe I have it working. The stars look much more realistic now. I generated a larger stars.dat file. I do not see any planet names however. I went to the airport you suggested and set the proper date and time. I also had the NAME box selected in the autostar program. I also cannot see the big dipper. I have never been able to find it in the original p3d stars.dat either. This is the only constellation I know well, so.... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. -Stampee
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    Prepar3d to GPS Android app?

    I use Fsmovmap for google earth view of terrain. It also injects the simulated aircraft around you onto the display. Another app I use which does this is. FsRadio Panel. Again free. FsRadio panel shows your radio panel, moving map,HSI, ADI, switch settings and Autopilot. You can select which display you want. -Stampee
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    black airports in Hawaii v4.2

    Well... I got the airports back, and only the Universe knows what fixed it. I disabled all addons, repaired the client. reinstalled the client. repaired the scenery. Deleted PTA. removed Envtex. Deleted my shaders a jillion times, deleted p3d.cfg half a million times. Jumped through hoops and prayed to Allah. Finally the airports came back, and I do not know why. The moral of the story is.... I hate computers. -Stampee
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    Switching from 4.1 to 4.2

    I held off on upgrading myself. I finally got the necessary updated support add ons and took the plunge two days ago. I had no problems. I deleted the old 4.1 client, then updated to 4.2 client. I updated my fsuipc and PTA. I also updated Envtex, although not sure I needed to do that. I have Orbx NA global, ireland, hawaii from flight sim jewels. None of these had any issues with the upgrade. Actually I have dozens of other add-ons they all worked fine. -Stampee
  5. Hello all: I had to do a reinstall of p3d v4.2 now I am getting this error in pta 2.61 ERROR applying custom tweak [Clouds directional lighting 3] : the desired block is not found. When I run p3d it acts like no shaders have been applied. Clouds are nothing but white and very few clouds are even in the sky. It sure is odd. Any advice would be appreciated. I am running with Envtex. I tried reapplying envtex, but that made no difference. -Stampee
  6. Hi all. I have black airport buildings in Hawaii at ford island, and the marine airfield on honolulu. Honolulu international is fine, and so is Wheeler field. Also I have invisible aircraft at The marine airfield. I cannot see the plane, but can see its running lights. I do not see this issue at other airports. I fly all over the world. I just installed the client for 4.2. I updated fsuipc and PTA to the later versions for 4.2 and have had no issues flying other then these black buildings I just found when going to Hawaii for the first time since 4.2 was installed 2 days ago. I have disabled all add-ons. I disabled PTA and restored the shaders. I repaired the client. I deleted my p3d.cfg file. Any advice would be appreciated. -Stampee
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    flight lessons

    Thank you Yes, I have fsflyingschool. I called it by the wrong name, sorry. It is okay, reminds you to check controls and such before flight, but in flight it just lets you cruise around illegally anyplace you wish, does not help with proper pattern entry for landing etc, which is what I was hoping to learn. Also it talks a lot when ATC is giving me landing instructions or traffic alerts and can be a real problem for this reason. If I had a mic connected, supposedly I can tell the instructor to be quiet. I am not complaining, it is very nice for what it does, but as I said earlier, I am looking for proper training. I will look into the free faa books, thank you. I am now looking at the BAVirtual website. It looks inspiring. Thank you to everyone. -Stampee
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    flight lessons

    Hello All: I am looking for flight lessons or missions that will teach me the proper way to fly. Fsx used to have a few. I have searched quite a bit now, and have not really found any programs or mission packs available that do this. I have Fspilot, but it does not teach me how to fly, it just tells me if I do something wrong. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. -Stampee
  9. I am on pta 2.60 and lost shadows. I restored original p3d shaders, then changed a preset and now have no shadows. Sometimes I can get water shadows. One time only I restored p3d shaders, selected a preset I knew worked and I had shadows again on terrain and water. SO...I selected a different preset, restored shaders first and now, no matter what I do, I cannot get shadows back. It is very frustrating. I tried selecting and deselecting shadows in p3d to no avail. p3d v4.1 -Stampee
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    washed out display with projector.

    Jean-Claude: I have it working nicely now. I ignored the nvidia setting. I selected the other applications control color setting, then adjusted my projector to look nice. I am very happy with the results. I can now select window or full screen prepar3d and nothing changes. Also now browsers and other applications stay correct as well. I am not certain I have every color and gamma tuned according to hoyle, but my display is 90% better then it was. This was a major stumbling block for me, and I knew i could not go to multi projectors until I solved this terrible issue. My projector is only 1280 x 768. But... I was thinking of two of them someday to double my resolution over the same size screen basically. Also... this was my first projector, and I rather wanted to start off cheaply and grow. Thanks again. -Stampee
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    washed out display with projector.

    Thank you Jean Claude: When I select other applications control color, I cannot adjust the color sliders. It does not give me the option to move them. Nvidia does report a name for my projector and under resolution it comes back with the correct native resolution as well. It all is very odd the way my colors are jumping around like this. "Other applications control color", refers to the projector itself controlling the color? -stampee
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    washed out display with projector.

    Well.. the problem is back as bad as ever. I do not know what else to do. Maybe the video card is bad? Its odd, just moving a slider in nvidia control panel fixes the problem. but it wont stay, toggling window full screen mode in p3d brings the washed out display problem back. I also tried p3d version 3 and it does the same thing. I updated nvidia to the latest drivers. 391.01 and I swear it worked for about a week. no color issues. Now they have come back again with a vengeance. I also tried p3d version 3 and it does the same thing. Also in web browsers and the desktop itself, the colors will wash out to mostly all white, then I am forced to select nvidia display inspector, move any of the 3 color sliders a very tiny amount and the color comes back. I run windows 7 on a small monitor and my main is an elephas projector. I tried moving the hdmi cable to another port on the video card to no avail. I went into windows color calibration and selected the check box to use other programs color settings to no avail. rebooting does not help. I went to program files/nvidia and set nvcplui.exe to run as adminstrator. that did not help either. Its like windows itself, or some virus or who knows what, keeps setting my video colors back to this washed out looking mess. Any advice would be appreciated, this is driving me nuts.
  13. Hello: I am having continual problems with color settings not staying in nvidia inspector. I go to Adjust Color Settings. Pick what I like, apply it. Then go into Prepar3d v4 and the colors may be good. If I go from window to full screen mode. ( alt enter) the screen will wash out and go to an almost all white apperance. Going back into Nvidia inspector, I move one slider, just one percentage point and my colors pop back in p3d looking great again. Sometimes, but rarely the color will stay in p3d properly, but very rarely. cycling between full and window mode, sometimes the color will pop back on its own in p3d, but only in windowed mode. I updated nvidia to the latest drivers. 391.01 and I swear it worked for about a week. no color issues. Now they have come back again with a vengeance. I also tried p3d version 3 and it does the same thing. Also in web browsers and the desktop itself, the colors will wash out to mostly all white, then I am forced to select nvidia display inspector, move any of the 3 color sliders a very tiny amount and the color comes back. I run windows 7 on a small monitor and my main is an elephas projector. I tried moving the hdmi cable to another port on the video card to no avail. I went into windows color calibration and selected the check box to use other programs color settings to no avail. rebooting does not help. I went to program files/nvidia and set nvcplui.exe to run as adminstrator. that did not help either. Its like windows itself, or some virus or who knows what, keeps setting my video colors back to this washed out looking mess. ANy advice would be appreciated, this is driving me nuts. -stampee
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    washed out display with projector.

    Thank you. I updated to the latest nvidia driver and now things work properly. Who knows what lurks in the hearts of computers. -Stampee
  15. Hi all:I have a p3d 4.1 on a projector displayed on an actual projector screen. While flying, the display always has a washed out look, like to much white, very little contrast. Going into nvidia settings, while p3d is running I select desktop color correction and the display looks great, depending on what adjustments i use. going back into p3d the display looks fine, until I select full screen. then it goes back to the washed out look. toggling between full screen and window screen, it remains washed out looking. back to nvidia, and moving the contrast slide just a tiny bit, and p3d looks great again, until I go to full screen mode, then it goes back to washed out again. I tried this with hdr on and off. Also in nvidia I tried selecting, choose how color is set, both application controlled and nvidia controlled. it did not help. windows 7 I am using a 1060gti and an elephas projector. I am on driver 388.13 any advise would be greatly appreciated. -stampee