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    Started with MS flight simulator back in 1987 when it was version 2 (I think), stuck with it till now (FSX, FSX-SE, P3D all versions and MSFS), couldn't get along with X-Plane (Sorry).
    I work in aircraft maintenance since 1990, worked on L1011, MD11, B777-200/300/F, B747 classic -400 and -8F, E-170, A320/1, and B787-9.

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  1. I used to have frequent CTD with no warnings, changed system memory from XMP to AUTO and every thing seems to be stable for many months now.
  2. water mask around Bahamas islands, WOW.
  3. I have one of those for 4 month now hooked to nVidia 1080Ti, it's good, however I'm using it for P3D and MSFS exclusively, I do miss the lost space in height by moving from 2160 down to 1440, the width is just great, it makes a huge difference to me in the sim, haven't tried two input sources at the same time though. about the dark and light spots issue, they have something that activates the monitor back lights when they get highlighted, for example moving mouse around to save back light life, I think it can be deactivated from monitor setup some how (it is noticeable when the monitor is displaying full dark back ground like during loading up MSFS black screen, but you don't notice any thing when the sim is up and running, I have an issue with HDR 10 that the monitor supports in P3D and MSFS, the monitor will switch (HDR mode) on and off (the screen goes off and comes back on again) when I use some keyboard switches, turning down sound for example, I couldn't find a solution for that yet. Hope this will help.
  4. As per ASOBO/MS in their latest Vlog, there will be minimum to none performance gains by moving from DX11 to DX12, but there will be cool features that can be added to benefit from DX12.
  5. 1- Is there a way to mute sim sounds only (not system sounds via speaker mute)? searched for assigned keyboard command and found nothing. 2- Is there a way to make comm (ATC) sounds through headset and the rest of sim sounds through speakers? FSX+P3D way? regards.
  6. is that the result of Mega Pack or was he using a selfy FWD camera during his walk around?😁
  7. looks like you were posting while I was editing OP, our intentions were good, no harm done, so thanks.
  8. Patch Version 1.8.3.0 Is Now Available! September 16, 2020 | Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team The primary focus of this patch is to address many of the « in-sim » issues reported by the community. We are constantly triaging the issues/feedback we have received to help plan our future patch work. Feedback from the community is a vital part of how we define our focus for each update. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to continuing working with the community to improve the Microsoft Flight Simulator experience. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT Optimized cockpit screen display when screens are not displayed on screen. New option available to control cockpit screen update frequency. Tweaked CPU thread priorities to reduce interruption of frame critical threads. Optimized loading system to reduce overall loading times. Optimized heavy airport scenes impact on CPU. Reduced the amount of GPU overdraw to improve GPU performance. Memory optimizations to reduce software memory footprint and improve performance on memory limited computers. Overall performance optimizations. ATC Incoming ATC Azure speech has now three different voices. ATC voice gender is now based on the avatar of the pilot/copilot. Fix for the incorrect voice pack being used if the game is not localized in English and if the Windows Offline Text-to-Speech option is used. UI Filters and sorting have been improved in the marketplace. Manual cache layout has been improved and the download estimated time should now be correct. Improved support for gamepad navigation in many menus. Case sensitive search is now working properly in control screen. Search by axis in control screen has been fixed. Active pause button has been added in the toolbar. Pause button has been fixed in the Content manager. AERODYNAMICS Improved wind turbulence simulation to reduce horizontal turbulences. Added simulation of low rpm piston engine vibrations on cockpit. Added simulation of water particles (rain/clouds) density in aerodynamics => generates vibrations flying through clouds or rain. Fixed wet surface friction and braking distances. Fixed live weather wind offset in higher latitude areas (America, Asia…) that was causing the 3kts Wind bug. AIRCRAFT COCKPITS VISUALS AND ANIMATIONS Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX: AP buttons animations have been fixed. Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX, Beechcraft Bonanza G36, ICON A5: placards have been updated. Cessna 172 Skyhawk : compass texture have been improved. Zlin Savage Cub : tail wheel blur effect is now correctly triggered. Zlin Shock Ultra : arcs on airspeed indicator is correctly set. Zlin Shock Ultra : turbo mode has been removed from dashboard. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : MCP buttons visual improvements. GENERAL AVIATION SYSTEMS Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX : propeller sound has been improved when RPM is changing. Cessna Longitude : AP altitude and speed management improvements. Cessna Longitude : auto throttle is now inhibited during take off and until 400 feet AGL. Daher TBM 930 : yaw damper is now automatically turned on when the AP is enabled. Beechcraft King Air 350i : windshield deicing is now working. ICON A5 : « incorrect heading indicator » notification is now correctly triggered. Zlin Shock Ultra : flaps now operate mechanically instead of electrically. Zlin Shock Ultra : trim management improvements. Cessna Citation CJ4 : reverse thrust has been removed. Cub Crafter X Cub : IAS AP mode is now working properly. Daher TBM 930 and Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX : PT6 engines shutdown duration has been increased. GENERAL AVIATION AVIONICS Cessna Longitude : several knobs of the G5000 are now working. Beachcraft Baron G58, Beechcraft Bonanza G36, Cessna 172 Skyhawk G1000, Diamond DA40 NG : fixed missing ALT knob. Beechcraft King Air 350i : « menu » key is now working properly. Cessna 152 and 152 Aerobat : avionics state have been fixed using Honeycomb device battery switch. GNS 530 : flight plan display alignment has been fixed on the Garmin GNS 530. G1000 : automatically switches from NAV to LOC when needed. G1000 : ETE and ETA fixed wrong values. G1000/3000/3x : AP setup is no longer reset when enabling AP. G1000/3000/3x : fixed missing flight plan when the selected departure is coordinates on the world map. G3x : text size in « approach box » has been increased. G3x : approaches can now be selected and loaded. G3x : fixed bad information in nearest VOR page when unknown VOR is selected. AIRLINER SYSTEMS General : AP behavior improvements. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : rear wheels steering has been fixed. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : pressing the battery button now always display the ON part. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : improved flaps deployment and retraction sequences. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : fixed auto–throttle not giving back control to the pilot when disabled. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : center tanks drain first when decreasing fuel quantity via fuel and payload menu. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : auto–throttle is now automatically disengaged when landing. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : auto–throttle now engages correctly during take off roll when conditions are met. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : alt intervention no longer needs to be pressed again when not needed. Airbus A320neo : automatic speed management improvements. Airbus A320neo : alpha floor condition is now correctly triggered. AIRLINER AVIONICS General : weight is better taken into account for V speed calculations. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : FMC now allows to activate approach without going to route page. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : approach VREF speeds are fixed. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : empty rectangles no longer displayed on the FMA. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : runways are now displayed in correct order in the FMC. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : cruise altitude no longer automatically filled in the FMC. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : LNAV and VNAV correctly displayed as armed in FMA when conditions are met. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : altitude target on MCP can no longer be set to negative values. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : auto–throttle mode no longer displayed on FMA when auto–throttle is disabled. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : fixed wrong flaps value displayed in the FMC take off page. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : target heading line on ND is no longer reset while in heading mode. Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner : direct-to flight plans can now be entered in the FMC. Airbus A320neo : target altitude can now be changed when AP is disabled. Airbus A320neo : armed modes no longer appear in boxes on the FMA. Airbus A320neo : flaps « FULL » indication instead of « F » on ECAM. Airbus A320neo : FMGS message « INVALID ENTRY » replaced by « NOT ALLOWED ». Airbus A320neo : FMGS now only displays arrival procedures corresponding to the selected runway. Airbus A320neo : FMGS now correctly displays ETA for approach points. Airbus A320neo : removed remaining waypoints on ND after selecting different approach procedures. Airbus A320neo : fixed heading bug alignment offset issue. Airbus A320neo : fixed missing runway in the perf page of FMGS when a departure runway is already selected. Airbus A320neo : fixed constraints flickering on ND. Airbus A320neo : FMGS block fuel indication now correctly initialized. MISCELLANEOUS Fixed freezes caused by glass cockpits. Travel to feature no longer disengages autopilot when used. WEATHER Fixed 225°/3kt issue with inconsistent wind in game. Fixed issue with weather persistency on flight restart. SERVICES Upgraded multiplayer servers. MARKETPLACE Rating display on bundles has been improved. Performance drop after downloading an item in marketplace has been removed. An addon purchased outside of the marketplace no longer has an impact on the “Installed” filter in the marketplace as it is considered as a “community” content. CONTENT MANAGER Addon purchased outside of the marketplace now also visible in the Content manager when online, and offline if downloaded in the community folder. 3rd Party content thumbnail display improved. Pause download during installation is fixed. LOCALIZATION Various typo fixes in multiple languages. ACCESSIBILITY Subtitles are now enabled by default. Subtitle option has been moved from Sound menu to Accessibility so users can set it during initial install. CAMERAS Remove rotation clamp on “Instrument cameras”. Pilot camera position can now be saved or reset. BUSH TRIPS Fix leg completion trigger. Completionist achievement should now unlock when all activities have been completed. WORLD Detected buildings that intersect roads are now excluded. Longer bridges are less prone to having a gap. UK city houses models should no longer appear in US suburbs. “In The Wild” Achievement can now be unlocked
  9. I thought you will be telling us how close we are to release? 😉
  10. it is interesting to see GeForce Exp. (through all these years) not recognizing any of my sims as a game (P3D, XP and MSFS) and they are not listed as supported games in nVidia website, unless I'm missing something, it is rendered useless for me as I only Sim and that is what we are discussing here. Best Regards.
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