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  1. I use FSUIPC to assign a key press to a joystick button - so when I press the joystick button the S key is pressed, which cycles through the default views. You could also assign a specific key press for that view. I think this FSUIPC functionality is included in the free version.
  2. This is the text for installing v4 into v6. The license should be whatever you have in v4, in my case I have Professional. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4] "License"="Professional" "SetupPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\" Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4] "SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="50568" "SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="50569" "AppPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\" "Installed"=dword:00000001 Note - I have not tried this yet, but I think the principle should apply the same. Adjust your path to v6 appropriately.
  3. Apparently the slider will affect the amount of reflections, and similarly for the shadows - but it isn't quite as configurable now.
  4. Well hardly a surprise 😉 when I sent them a support request they replied saying they don't support Windows 11.
  5. It's a good sign that they are attending and sponsoring, I will be watching online as the online pass is very good value. P.S. Online registration is only $15 plus fees, and recordings of all sessions available until the end of July.
  6. It's not stable for me, so I have downgraded to 5.3 and the public version. I am not alone.
  7. I won't upgrade unless ChasePlane is updated, but as far as I can tell 5.4 doesn't have any significant changes that would affect me, so I'm happy to stay on 5.3. According to PMDG, LM didn't even tell them that a new P3D version was in the works, so it's hard to blame addon makers if they are less than enthusiastic. Parallel 42 gave up on P3D development after 4.5 so I guess they don't have any staff left who know how to do the update. I don't blame them, but what goes around comes around in the long run.
  8. I really like the JustSim sceneries so have just picked up a couple that are on sale. They are are also doing free / discounted upgrades for several sceneries that are now fully v5 updated. It's a shame that they are not developing any more for P3D for the time being, but who knows what will happen in the future. At least with P3D there's a lot of options available. Would be nice if some more scenery developers would have some sales and reduce the prices of P3D products now that MSFS is providing some volume sales.
  9. Does this happen with all aircraft or only a specific one? For Quality Wings, PMDG and iFly Max8 there are settings in the setup/config to turn off "mute on lost focus".
  10. If you have Orbx, try turning OLC_EU_REG_L_French.bgl to .off. There is a long standing issue with this BGL that shows up when approaching runway 22. you will have to search for the file in your Orbx library. On my system the frame rate drops to a slide show and P3D eventually hangs. If you do a web search on the filename you can see that Orbx were asked to look into it as multiple people were having issues but they never got round to fixing it.
  11. I may be wrong but I think Boeing recommends use of auto-throttle for 747 landings even for non precisions approaches. I would be interested to know if you get the strange speed behaviour using auto-throttle.
  12. Are you using autobrakes and arming the spoilers for touchdown? I've never noticed the speed increase after landing - if you have auto-throttle engaged (which is the recommended landing procedure) throttle should go to idle just before touchdown. The autobrakes should kick in immediately as the spoilers deploy once there is weight on the wheels, and then you can select reverse thrust to assist in braking. It all seems to work for me, except the descent rate seems a little high, maybe due to auto-throttle going to idle a fraction too early. I'm flying the 747-800F now so will keep an eye on the speed as I land.
  13. I have found that since the last significant update, the PMDG 747 is harder to land very smoothly, even with a perfect approach and correct VREF. Compared to the QW787 and the PMDG 777 it is almost impossible to butter the landing in my experience, both with the -400 and the -800. It's not a huge issue, but I'm curious why PMDG changed the physics or the auto-throttle behaviour.
  14. It's worth doing the Windows Registry tweak to get the v4 installers to install into P3D v5. Take a backup of the 2 Registry keys first (by exporting them) before you make the change and then you can easily go back just by double clicking the exported files. I just leave the tweaks in place as they don't affect v5 installers.
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