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    Retired surgeon - now have the time to catch up with all the more complex flightsim add-on aircraft I bought over the years but was too busy to learn! Still running a nicely functioning FSX but will probably move to MSFS or P3D when I have to replace my rig.

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  1. Nice little selection of freeware sceneries on that site! Bill
  2. Hi Jon, The only other 757 available for FSX, as far as I am aware, is from Captain Sim. I used to have their 757 in my FS9 days and it was pretty good although it could not be described as study level. When I moved to FSX, I switched to the QW 757 but I think it is fair to say that, of all the QW aircraft, the 757 is the weakest from a system accuracy viewpoint. I don’t know whether Captain Sim improved the 757 when they developed it for FSX or whether they simply did a port-over of their FS9 version to adapt it for FSX, so I would not want to recommend it unless you find a very good price in a sale as it is fairly expensive. I do have the Captain Sim 777 for FSX but it sits in my virtual boneyard as its system accuracy pales in comparison to the PMDG version which quickly replaced it! Bill
  3. Hi Rhys, If you're new to FSX and you haven't already done so, it is well worth downloading the Avsim FSX Configuration Guide and following the step by step recommendations it makes to optimise the FSX setup. Bill
  4. Hi, Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling it in case the installation was corrupt? Bill
  5. Have you considered whether something like a firewall or antivirus might be preventing these various weather addons from downloading real weather? Bill
  6. An superb addon with considerable systems depth - as good, if not better, than a lot of payware aircraft! We are very lucky that there are still some generous and very talented people in our hobby who are willing to undoubtedly spend countless hours to produce freeware of this quality. My sincere thanks to M. Gaurant! Bill
  7. I've been flying using AS2016 today and I can also confirm that it is giving me accurate real world weather. Bill
  8. Hi Kaleu, I am not familiar with Friendly Panels or their installation process. However is the "My Panel" folder which you describe in the folder for the aircraft in question are has it been installed somewhere else? What is in this "My Panel" folder? Bill
  9. Hi, I can recommend Active Sky 2016 by Hifi if you really want great looking real time weather in FSX and are prepared to spend a little money. It is on offer at a sale price at the moment (HiFi products are frequently in sales!). If you want to spend a little more you can combine it with Active Sky Cloud Art and the result is an excellent and immersive weather experience. I can highly recommend both! Bill
  10. I have both and they are both very good, but I tend to fly the Just Flight version more often since they released their Professional Upgrade for the L-1011. I notice you had a number of PMDG aircraft in your FS2004 days but, as PMDG no longer support FSX, an excellent alternative if you wanted another 737 or 747 are the iFly versions of these airliners. If you want to consider other jetliners you could also look at the 3 Quality Wings products. Their oldest product is the 757 and although it is showing its age, it is cheap to buy so you won't have wasted too much money should you move on to MSFS in the future. I still find it very enjoyable and immersive to fly. Their more recent 146 is excellent and also inexpensive. Their 787 is superb, but costs a lot more and is quite resource intensive with a very big VAS footprint which is always a consideration with FSX. I would agree with Richard that the Majestic Q400 is another excellent product and arguably is the best turboprop airliner available for FSX, with the added advantage that it is not a resource hog. Likewise the Flysimware Falcon and Lear are both very good, although if you are looking at an executive jet then the Flight 1 Citation Mustang should also be considered. Finally, if you were interested in adding an airliner from bygone age, Manfred Jahn's C-47/DC-3 is superb and, better still, it is freeware, so you won't have wasted any money should you later move on the MSFS! Bill
  11. Hi Rhys, Have you searched elsewhere in FSX, perhaps in the FSX/sound folder, for a duplicate battery sound file? Regards, Bill
  12. Also you need to check that the fltsim.x entries in the aircraft.cfg are all in sequential order and that there isn't one missing. If you have 20 liveries on a particular aircraft then the fltsim entries should go from Fltsim.0 to fltsim.19. If, for example fltsim.12 is missing then the subsequent liveries from fltsim.13 to fltsim.19 won't be visible in the aircraft selection menu. Bill
  13. Hi again Dan, The scenery configurator I use is the payware utility SimstarterNG, but, as far as I know that is unfortunately no longer available to purchase for FSX. There is however a freeware scenery configurator, which should do the same thing, available in the Avsim library although I have never used this. I would however imagine that it should be fairly easy to use it to create different scenery cfgs which you can then access depending on where you will be flying. This would avoid the need to add and remove entries from your scenery library which would be very cumbersome. If however, the problem was present before you added Preasoft Dublin, then I am not sure that altering your scenery library will make a huge difference but you could first try creating a scenery cfg that comprised just Aerosoft Dublin and the basic FSX default scenery entries to see if that resolve the problem. If this worked then you could through a process of trial and error so how things work with other scenery entries active if you wish. I have a fairly minimal scenery cfg which I use for my flights into EIDW in which almost all my other worldwide scenery entries (I have a huge number of these!) are deactivated apart from whichever airport I plan to depart from and that seems to work for me. I actually have a saved test flight on my system, dating from when I first discovered the issues with Aerosoft Dublin many years ago, using the default 737 (to minimise resource demands) starting in the air about 60 miles west of Dublin. If I fly this test flight with my 'minimalist' Aerosoft Dublin cfg then there are no issues whereas if I fly it using some of my other scenery cfg sets with a lot more active scenery the problem is likely to resurface again. Also remember your sliders. Make sure they are not maxed out and, in particular, I would suggest keeping the autogen density at 'normal' and minimalise your AI traffic (AI traffic places a big demand on your system's resources). Hope you can get some sort of resolution to this frustrating problem! Bill
  14. Hi Dan, Although I was unable to open your screenshots on the Aerosoft forum, I had a similar problem to what you describe way back years ago when I first replaced Eiresim Dublin with the visually superior Aerosoft version. I too had no problems when starting a flight in Dublin but major issues with missing autogen and blurry textures when approaching there after starting a flight elsewhere. As Dublin had been my home airport many years ago (I had done a lot of real world flying out of the Iona hangar there back in the 70s and 80s), I was very keen to be able to use Aerosoft version and it was frustrating as, like you, I was not experiencing similar problems at any of the numerous other addon airports which I was using. I tried adjusting the scenery sliders but that didn't help and, at the end of the day, the only way I could resolve the issue was by creating a separate scenery cfg in which my Orbx FTX Ireland scenery was deactivated for my flights into Dublin. As I use a scenery configurator to create sets of scenery cfgs depending on where I am flying this was easy enough to do. I am sure that Stans is correct when he says in his post that the computer basically cannot keep up (and mine was very much a mid-range computer), but I also found it strange that I only encountered this with Aerosoft Dublin! You haven't said whether you have any other addon scenery for Ireland or the Dublin area installed, but, if you have it may be worth trying to see how Aerosoft Dublin performs on your system with these deactivated. Bill
  15. Hi Steve, I doubt if you will be able to find scenery addons for those islands which seem very small and obscure, particularly if there are no airports on them, but a good resource if you are looking for specific scenery (both freeware and payware) is: FSX & Prepar3D freeware scenery list. Bill
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