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  1. Thanks Kroswynd. I just wanted to be certain that it was the case.
  2. Kroswynd, does this mean that the Q400 Training edition will be for P3Dv4 only?
  3. It is better to set your camera position with walk around mode enabled for that view. Then pressing Num 2, twice to set/remember that position.
  4. Jazzfan

    Adding FMC to shortcut

    You can do a work-around by editing the panel cfg file. (make a backup first) I also prefer having the "pop-ups" available on the shift+xx keys, rather than the 2D panels. You do not change the values as such, you change the order of the windows listed in the cfg file. For example, by default, the PFD popup is listed as #14 at the top of the cfg file, and again in the [window 14] section further down the page. You should change not just the numbers but re-order the windows entries themselves just to keep everything organized. I swapped (cut and pasted) [window 14] PFD popout, with [window01] FO panel. Now the PFD opens up with the default Shift+2. It sounds complex but it really isn't. As long as you make a backup first, it is easy to correct any changes aka mistakes.
  5. The Aerosoft a330 will probably not be a study level sim. That isn't the business that Aerosoft are in. But it will be better than all the rest, once it is released of course. At least for the foreseeable future. Just my opinion, of course.
  6. Hi Darcy, There is a lite texture pack available for CYYZ at the FT forums, that helps with performance without impacting the look of the airport.
  7. Jazzfan

    Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 Released!!!

    I guess it is kind of late for this tip, and i do not have the CRJ to try it out myself. Did you try deleting those view preset assignments from the simulator controls so that Ezdok would be the only software using them? I had to do something similar with the Majestic Q400 and haven't had any issues three years and going.
  8. Jazzfan

    V4 - SODE won't write to DLL.xml or EXE.xml

    If Sode is showing up in the simulator, than it has probably installed correctly. The new way of adding products to P3D means that we do not have to mess around with the old dll.xml, and exe.xml files. Any add-on that does is not entirely compatible with P3Dv4. They may work, but they will require re-installation after a P3D update. Add-ons added to the P3Dv4 Add-on menu are now creating their own xml files in "C:/Users/your name here/My Documents/Prepar3D v4 Add-ons"
  9. As is the dynamic lighting. Not sure if this has ever been mentioned. There are 2 settings in the cfg file which can limit the number of dynamic lights being drawn. I haven't tested it, but it may be useful for those wanting to try out the DL. In the cfg, look for; MAX_POINT_LIGHTS=250 MAX_SPOT_LIGHTS=250 *LM caps the total number of Dynamic Lights at 500.
  10. Actually, the Dynamic 3D Vegetation is the "speed trees."
  11. Sounds to me when you made a backup of your sims shader folder with PTA after they had already been modified, and were not the stock shaders. Now, every time you use PTA to reset the sims shaders to default, you get the black screen issue because the shaders are incompatible. My advice is to reinstall the P3d content, and try again. Leave PTA out of the equation until you get a stable simulator. ps, you could also try deleting the shaders by going to the appdata folder, and then restarting the simulator to let it rebuild the stock shaders. A reinstall may not be necessary.
  12. Jazzfan

    What kind of Strategy Gamer? (if you play them) [POLL]

    It's not for pc, but I love the updated electronic battleship, with missiles, torpedoes, and airplanes. It is a bit old fashioned because the multiplayer is actually done with the 2nd player sitting in the room with you. What can I say, I'm an old foggie!
  13. Jazzfan

    Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 Released!!!

    Agreed. The wait for the CRJ hasn't cost anyone any coin. The same for the A320 and A330 series' of aircraft, they too will get released when they are ready. The only people on the hook for the time it takes, is Aerosoft. I'm quite ok with that.
  14. You haven't seen the Exxon Valdez cruising around, have you?
  15. Jazzfan

    So, is BlackMarble worth it with P3Dv4?

    I agree. The price is too rich for my sim tastes. Hopefully, maybe, Orbx will "improve" their night-lighting now.