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  1. I'm on 5.3. Waiting for 5.4 to finally settle down. I'm fortunate to have flown P3D in VR, many hundreds of flights, using five different headsets starting with an Oculus Rift. Throughout, my experience has been smooth as silk, with no problems at all. My settings in P3D are those I've carefully matched to the capabilities of my system. I've no other explanation for my good luck. I hope you can find a solution to your problems, for P3D can deliver an excellent VR experience. Cheers, Jim
  2. I see my future with P3D 5.3, or perhaps the next version, solely for my choice of aircraft and navigation. I used to enjoy planning and flying PMDG aircraft, but I'm not as sharp as I used to be (I'll be 90 very soon). I'm happy now flying, either a B120, or a Falcon 50, each fitted with an RXP GTN 750, with my flight planning done with IdealFlight Pro. This combo takes me anywhere I want to go, suits my waning capabilites, and when I don my VR headset, kind of allows me to take the base sim for granted. Cheers, Jim
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    Thank you, Jack. You came up with just what I needed on this dark day!
  4. Hi All, I discovered FS5, sometime in the Nineties, and followed the sequence to P3D 5.2, by far the best and most stable of them all. By now I have addons galore. and am more than content, to fly every day with what I have. The routine of flight planning, setting up the flight with weather, ATC, etc., and carrying out the flight itself helps to keep my tiny mind alert. I hope to be 89 in a couple of months. Cheers, Jim
  5. Same experience here. I had a solid, stable 5.2, reluctant to move. Now in 5.3, I can move sliders to the right far further than I would ever have dared, and the sim is smoother than ever. Seems like magic! 😃 Jim
  6. To All at Avsim. A safe and happy Christmas, and a Better New Year when it comes!
  7. @coastaldriver. Thank you for sharing your settings and contents of your volumetric.cfg. I'm a flightsimmer since FS5, and now too ancient to experiment with the complexities myself. I've just climbed a little PC12 out of North Germany, in pouring rain with an overcast of dark blue grey clouds, emerging at 18,000 ft., from an infinitely gradual lightening, to a raft of clouds, stretching into the horizon. In all these years I've never before had such a realistic experience, in any of the Sims. Best Regards, Jim
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    Hi, I accepted the upgrade offer to Win11 yesterday. No immediate problems, all seemed very smooth, loaded up P3D5.2, all good, enabled VR (Vive Pro2 - Vive Console - SteamVR). P3D immediately crashed out. I tried again several times with the same result, and mixed in with those was a single DXGI error which I've never seen before. After some research revealed numerous similar experiences, I rolled back to Win10, and VR returned to normal. Regards, Jim
  9. Thank you. I'll keep that in mind from now on.
  10. Hi, Thank you for your helpful reply. I confess to being somewhat out of my depth here. I now have a backup of my new "nonvol" folder. I'm hoping that restoring that backup will solve my recent problem if it recurs in the future. I am a huge fan of RXP. Regards, Jim
  11. Hi, Reasoning that a brand new RXP/Garmin Trainer installation would have a workable database, and should work as before, I've carefully uninstalled both my RXP 750GTN, and the Garmin Trainer, removing every trace I could find. A new installation of both has resulted in the acceptance of a first flight plan, so I hope to be good to go again. I would still be interested in any way to fix the errors I reported. Regards, Jim
  12. Hi, I have happily used my RXP 750 to guide several hundreds of flights, using flight plans produced by IdealFlight Pro. Tonight, my 750 reports "Flt plan contains unknown waypoints", plus "User Wpt. Database full". I had Little Navmap export a plan for a similar route, with the same result. I want to say that I'm neither so young as I used to be, nor so able technically. I would be more than grateful for some helpful advice, especially since I'm more of less grounded for now. Regards, Jim H.
  13. Hi Brett, I find it absolutely essential to switch on the Pro2, wait for, first the Console, then SteamVR, to appear automatically, and only then fire up P3D, finally enabling VR in P3D. If I don't follow this ritual, P3D freezes. For me, launching P3D first is a big No No. One other thing. All my previous headsets could be taken off for periods short and long while remaining connected. Not so my Pro 2. I've had to buy a mannequin head to park the Pro 2 on, if I want to leave the computer while on a flight. A kind of dumb co-pilot! 😀
  14. Hi Brett, The Vive Pro 2 needs the Vive Console for Steam VR (as well as SteamVR itself), to work in P3D. You'll find the Console in Steam. I've had the Pro2 since launch, and find it really good in P3D5. The improvement in resolution from my Valve Index is just amazing. Good Luck, Jim
  15. Hi, Just to add a little variety to the conversation, my Reverb G2 has ceased to connect after only around 10 days use. No Mixed Reality entry in Device Manager, Headset not connected in MRP. I've tried every permutation of connections I can think of to no avail. I've replaced it for now with a Vive Pro, and boy is there a difference! ☹️ Now I can see the sweet spot! Jim
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