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  1. flyingscampi

    [27FEB15] Latest News/Release Planning Notes, etc

    Is FSX Deluxe supposed to work on Windows 8.1? I had a miserable experience and just as I was about to reluctantly give up on 8.1, FSX SE miraculously appeared and it is smooth and stable without any tampering with FSX.cfg. All my add-ons are working perfectly too (just waiting for NGX). I expect SE will also work, or be modified to work on Windows X.
  2. Like others have said, when using ATC I never specify the SID/STAR in the flight plan. I only program the FMC when Radar Contact announces the departure/arrival runway. RC has options to let you fly your SID/STAR's without interference.
  3. I built a new rig over Christmas with Win 8.1 and I couldn't cope with the amount of CTD's I was getting with FSX Deluxe so I stripped it off my system and started again with SE. As I've changed my core system (i5 4690K from i5 750) I can't compare performance, but I finally have a rig that runs FSX smoothly with all my add-ons. All my add-ons came over with the exception of ASN (nearly at beta), the 737 NGX (waiting for the new installer) and the Reality XP GNS (which I replaced with the GTN). I'm not bothered about the debate whether SE has been, or is going to be improved by DTG, as I'm getting value for money by simply having a sim that runs stably on Win 8.1 with all my add-ons.
  4. flyingscampi

    I don't understand this simulator...

    Your CPU with integrated graphics is going to chug regardless, but what drive have you got in your laptop? If it has the usual 5400rpm SATA drive, replace it with an SSD.
  5. flyingscampi

    2015 Magnetic Variation Data

    Don't thank me, I'm just the messenger
  6. flyingscampi

    2015 Magnetic Variation Data

    I've updated the pinned topic as well, but I've just noticed there is now a 2015 version of the magdec.bgl file available since the 1st Jan. Sorry if this is old news. http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids.html
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    Magnetic variation updates for FS9 and FSX!

    I've just noticed that since 1st Jan, there has been a 2015 update available for the magdec.bgl file.
  8. Windows 8.1 FSX Deluxe SP2 & PMDG 777 cleanly removed before Steam Edition installed (with Jan update) As suggested by Steve Dra, I too had to run the 3 x SimConnect.msi installers from the SDK folder before I was prompted to activate the 777 (installed from SP1d package).
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    Prepar3D

    With DX11, does this mean you'll be able to get improved lighting effects like sunlight and moving shadows inside the cockpit?
  10. flyingscampi

    Enhance your NGX Touchdown sound effect! - Download

    Thanks a lot, I wasn't too keen on the SP1 version.
  11. flyingscampi

    Prepar3D

    Were there any restrictions in the Microsoft deal from licensing P3D for the domestic market? P3D would become the flight simmers choice if MS Flight is a bodge.
  12. flyingscampi

    Virtual Cockpit textures blurry

    In the FSX Display/Aircraft settings page, is 'High-resolution 3-D virtual cockpit' enabled? In Dispaly/Graphics is Global texture resolution set to 'Very high'?
  13. flyingscampi

    FSX Crash on startup when loading PMDG 737NGX

    Because FSX is held together with string and sellotape
  14. flyingscampi

    Online activation problem!

    For what it's worth, my activation didn't work until I opened TCP port 8888 open OUTBOUND on my firewall.
  15. flyingscampi

    Windows Vista - Thumbs down from Carmack

    Microsoft officially withdrew support for Windows 98 last year - nearly 10 years after it's release. If corporates demand Win XP support for the next 10 years then Microsoft will be forced to provide it.I agree with John Cormack and think Microsoft are wrong to only provide DX10 support for Vista. PC gaming development is already under threat from consoles and this can only make things worse.Maybe FSXI will only come out for the XBox, the vast majority of people who buy FSX will probably only buzz around some nice scenery in external view anyway.I had a compelling reason to upgrade to XP from 98, stability. XP was a completely different OS to 98 which evolved from the collaboration between Microsoft and IBM (IBM's version became OS/2, MS's became WinNT).I admit I haven't used Vista yet, but I suspect I won't be using it for some time to come as security is not a compelling reason to upgrade as I know how to keep XP secure and I still use the Windows Classic interface anyway!Eventually Vista will replace XP and I will use it eventually but this will probably be at least a year or two.I bought FSX, messed around with it and shelved it until I can make it look as good as the FS9 with addons I currently use. GE PRO 2 on FS9 makes FSX look rather ugly in my opinion.Craig.