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  1. Oh my. I am so sorry to learn of this. His FS Panels were revolutionary and helped spur the designs of today. He had followed his dads footsteps in flying for AA and that was his stated lifelong dream. So young to go with plenty of great things ahead. I think he would have had the relative seniority to 777 CA at some point in the future. RIP Capt Ernst. Your work meant so much to many of us. —Ryan Kelly
  2. I've had some recent experience with cancer as it brought down my dad this year. Just like Tom, we thought he had a few more months for a proper departure tour. It was not to be. Just as well that it came quickly as the suffering was short lived. Thoughts and prayers to his inner-circle of friends and family as they deal with the loss. For those within this hobby his legacy will live on here at Avsim.
  3. This project looks very nice and is one that I have been eyeballing for purchase. I use FSGenesis and the current elevation anomaly is a definite deal breaker for now. As soon as confirmation arrives that it is resolved I will head over to Simmarket.
  4. Yes and that setting change seems to be working well in 8xSQ. I set external frames to 24, but I see that you have a bit more under the hood in respects to your CPU. Thanks for the tip!
  5. Hi Dario,My system exhibits similar performance characteristics under 8xSQ / 16x AF. For now I have dropped back to 8xS and the simulation is much smoother. Running 266.58s.
  6. Yes that is certainly a workaround. I have several others, such as manually deleting enroute or terminal fixes until properly sequenced into magenta. However there are times when, gosh darn it, I need to use that DIR INTC feature. Oh I almost forgot to mention one other not so minuscule detail: my issues dont always cause a freeze during a course intercept command. Sometimes, just a plain ole garden variety DIR command will cause trouble. When using build 0055 I made every effort possible to avoid that button as if it were the Bubonic plague.
  7. Yes the above scenario would almost certainly generate a FSX freeze.
  8. Dan I use XP64, I evacuated from DX10 a while ago. I recall mentioning an upgrade to the latest version of DX9c though. It was thought to have solved my issues, but alas here I am.Well, the issues certainly aren't specific to Dallas Love or any other airport really. However I can almost always generate the FSX freeze from launching 13R at DAL and using the DIR INTC feature to join the 17C localizer at DFW. The freeze occurs at the point the FMS is executed to created the extended approach course line. I know I'm not alone in reporting this problem. The executable is from the 1.20.0051 Combo at which point I use the .0055 patch to bring it up to the current version. I'm unaware that the installers would be different from the non combo ones, but though it might be worth mentioning. Perhaps I can get my hands on the unified 1.20.0055 installer to see if this helps? I fly with the 0051 version without issue FWIW. Although this is similar to going to Baskin Robbins 31 flavors and ordering the sorbet if you know what I mean:)
  9. Dan,I was beginning to think that my FMS programming skills somehow deteriorated after ver 1.20.0051. Glad to know that the LAT REV issue hasn't presented itself to my system. Yep, my problem is chronicled here http://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtopic=247155&hl=I had high hopes that upgrading the Direct X & Airac had cured the FSX freezes, but unfortunately it has not. My DIR INTC issues are similar to user thread originator Martin's. However, in attempting to isolate the problem, the DIR INTC freeze only occurs with the SIDSTAR folder populated running the latest build.I have emailed support@precisionmanuals.com as per Paul's request & have received zero correspondence.
  10. Dan,Is it possible for you to source the suspect route programming you reference as it pertains to FSX freezes? I might have missed that one. In my case, the MD11 is dicey at best with DIR INTC button manipulation around terminal airspace in build 0055. As Ive previously mentioned, the problem does not exist in 0051. Looking into the revision changes, I see: "3. Fixed CTD issues with airports that had a very large number of SID/STAR procedures (e.g.LFPG in AIRAC-0901 that includes 159 SIDs)."It seems that .0055 contains some modifications in the manner in which the FMS processes terminal data.
  11. Sim freeze here as well with the DIR INT FMS entry. It occurs roughly on 1 of 5 sim sessions where there is greater than light FMS usage. My workaround is to load approaches with star transitions to eliminate the need for the DIR INT at the airports that have such proceedures. Hopefully there will be a fix forthcoming.
  12. Have any of you tried Pete's FSUIPC 4.217 with "wind smoothing" enabled within FSX SP2? He has done a marvelous job in this build & wind behavior is finally shaping up quite nicely. Of interest however, is the lateral behavior of the 744X AFCS . Please reference this post in Pete's forum http://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?...=423361#p423361Please feel free to contribute so we can finally overcome the winds aloft issue in FSX.
  13. Ive tried them. They dont solve the 'DX10 Preview' flashing runway textures. They dont perform as well as the 169.25's. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will eventually address FSX.
  14. >SP2 for Acceleration is the same SP2 that is going to be>released seperately. There are no further patches, fixes,>ammedums or enhancements forthcoming as per Phil Taylor. Aces>has begun to shift gears to FS11, also per Phil Taylor.>>The only difference between the seperate SP2 and the one>included in Acceleration is that it is seperate and free.>>Like it or lump it, FSX is now the product that it will be>until FS11. >>SP2 does not provide a magic FPS bullet my any means and the>hope of a DX10 holy grail will not exist in FSX. As such, the>only upgrade path for all of us remains in the hardware>department. That is to say, keep upgrading your hardware>until you can put all sliders right. >>Regards,>>Mike T.>I do find the DX10 Preview in SP2 Acceleration to improve some 20% upon the FPS that I register in DX9. I am a bloom user, so I presume this to play a large part in the increase. DX10 is also much smoother on my system versus DX9.There obviously is a down side to DX10 Preview. Even with the latest NVidia 169.21s, I am still plagued with flashing runway/taxiway textures and/or markings. The Maddog 2006 aircraft livery fails to display properly. Regardless of scenery slider position I have missing airport terminals at some locations. Aircraft external lighting issues to boot. Question for anyone knowledgeable on the subject of flashing textures:Is this a driver or FSX issue? I have read where each is blamed. I really would like an accurate answer on this one.
  15. >Hi Ryan,>>No, you are not alone. I see it too, and I have noticed the>same thing *at night* at many other locations. Including my>"own" airport EKCH (both towers) and good old KSEA (the water>tower NE of the airport tower). >>In most cases (and in RJAA too) the textures will be slightly>transparent at dusk and dawn. And completely transparent>(invisible) at night. In Acceleration with DX10 preview.>>I mentioned the problem some weeks back in the "positve>thread" started by David Roch, but got no positive response on>that one.>>Actually I feared that my graphics card was to blame. Now I>hope for better drivers (I have tried them all - and found>them very stable on my rig, but no good for FSX). At the>moment we can only keep our fingers crossed or revert to DX9.>>Peter>> >Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6 | Q6700@2.67GHz (no oc for now)|>2Gb Corsair 133C9DHX DDR3 | Asus EN8800Ultra 768Mb | Vista>Home Premiun 32Peter, If this truly is an Accelleration bug rather than a DX10 bug then we stand a greater than zero chance of seeing this addressed. ACES have stated that there will be no more SPs (other than SP2) for FSX, but have not issued the same statement on Accelleration. On the other hand, if it IS an Accelleration issue, then I will be patiently awaiting SP2 release. I can live without the Accelleration "goodies", but not DX10 Preview as I find that a gem.
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