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  1. It was meant as a compliment. Perhaps I should have phrased it differently, as in 'refreshing'. Cheers,
  2. Interesting topic for a flight sim site! I'm 71 (huh?) and have been very active, fit, and pretty healthy most of my life. Last winter I started gaining weight, became somewhat lethargic and experienced little motivation. In April I began a routine consisting of stretching, light weight workouts, and walking about 2 miles (hilly terrain here in Vermont) most days. What a difference it has made. Everything I do is so much easier than say a year ago. I also have made adjustments to my diet. And I've gained some muscle mass back too, but I never was interested in being 'muscle bound'. Being retired I have no excuses not to devote some time every day (almost anyway) to body and mind maintenance. Also flight simming, done right, keeps my brain from going to mush. 😀 I have some of those bands but never made it part of my routine. Thanks, I may give them a try.
  3. I'm not wishing to re-route this thread, but the adjective 'cartoonish' reminds me how I should be chewing bubble gum or sucking a lollipop when I 'play' with that other flight game. 😉 Anyway, back to positivity: I really like V6. I was about ready to quit simming forever when this came out and thought I'd give it a try. At first it was underwhelming, then bit by bit I got some add-ons going, ORBX installed, and the patches were released. I'm now back at it again and look forward to see where this goes. Still have 5.4 but only using it for comparisons. Still have MSFS but again, just to go back to see if it's worthy of my time. V6 has the lead now. cheers
  4. All that one has to do is run the "GFDevFSXSE.exe" file located in the GoFLight folder, usually C:\Program Files (x86)\GoFlight\. Been doing that for years with MSFS and doing it now with P3Dv6, except executing the "GFDevP3D.exe" instead. With MSFS you can even add it to the exe.xml file and it will load automatically upon sim startup. No need for anything else and all my modules (that are over 20 years old btw) work as expected.
  5. FYI; I was able to get version 8598 working again by (I guess) installing the program to another location rather than go with the default C:\Program Files\xxx folder. I hesitate to try V8600 though, so I'll stay with this for now. I also saw the same error message about the add-ons folder not being valid...I clicked past it and the connector installer did its thing.
  6. Same issue here: I just update to the latest version (B8600 I think) and it will not connect to P3Dv6. I tried reverting to the previous working version, but that now fails as well. Uninstalled/reinstalled too, but at the moment ASP6 is not connecting. What happened here? Standard folder structure and naming scheme. Not sure what else there is to do except wait... cheers, Greg
  7. Here's the plugin I use: http://www.xpluginsdk.org/goflight.htm Good luck! Greg
  8. I tried it, windy but clouds were only scattered and visibility 20 miles at KRSW. I also flew with P3D5.3 and Active Sky and MSFS. The latter was easily the most dramatic and accurate.
  9. So true, so true...and so opposite of many other's 'ideas' about our origins. 'Nuff said.
  10. You nailed it Spilok. The latest version has me launching P3D over and over while that other thing idles. I'll give that other thing the scenery trophy, but it ends there...whoops that might might instigate a flame war. Don't care though. 5.3: best ever. It's realistic/pretend flying at its finest! lol
  11. Hope this makes some sense: The ISG.cfg file is located in your P3D root directory/ISG folder. Within that is the /Aircraft directory that will contain the 'aircraft.cfg" files. These are made by the user (I use notepad) and can be titled as one wishes. The aircraft.cfg files can be used to apply a multitude of gauge settings for a specific aircraft. The isg.cfg file can be used in the exact same way, but will be applied to all aircraft that are configured with the isg gauges. The aircraft.cfg will override the isg.cfg settings if duplicated. Important: read through the first 9-10 pages of the "ISG settings.pdf" file, which provides all the commands/settings that the user can choose to copy to the .cfg file of his/her choice. There are a lot of them to read through, many of which I have no clue about so I only select what I understand and want. Example: So let's say I want to put in some parameters for an Airbus A320: here are my settings from my file which I've named " A320.cfg " (no quotes). You can use any prefix you want like B737-7, CRJ, etc. ;A320 synchfplanwithfsgps=1 ClimbTas=300 ClimbRate=2000 DescentTas=300 DescentRate=2000 FPA=3.5 MaxCruise=33000 MaxVnavDescRate=3500 MaxVnavClimbRate=3000 MinVnavIas=135 MinVNavRadioAlt=500 ParkingFile=isg_Parking.txt MFDTextAntiAlias=0 A320EADISkyColorRed=6 A320EADISkyColorGreen=117 A320EADIPFDSkyColorBlue=210 A320EADIGrndColorRed=119 A320EADIGrndColorGreen=71 A320EADIGrndColorBlue=0 A320EADITapeColorRed=16 A320EADITapeColorGreen=17 A320EADITapeColorBlue=68 The settings.pdf explains each parameter, albeit briefly. The lower section above are color settings for the EADI. These will change the display colors from the defaults and require experimenting a bit to get the look you desire. OK, now the in the panel.cfg file of the aircraft you are using isg gauges with, an additional parameter must be added to point to the aircraft.cfg file you wish to use. Below is from a Boeing 777 panel I use: [Window00] file_1024 = ../panel/737-800_panel_background.bmp file_1024_night = ../panel/737-800_panel_background_night.bmp size_mm = 1024 position = 7 visible = 1 ident = MAIN_PANEL gauge00 = B737_800!pfd_screen, 189,548,218,219 gauge01 = isg1!B777_PFD_NB, 210,567,179,179,B757 The 5th parameter (B757) points to a folder named 'B757' which contains an aircraft.cfg file. Thus whatever I have entered will display on the 'isg1.B777_PFD_NB' gauge. This is how it works for all aircraft, just be sure the 5th parameter corresponds to the folder you wish to use. Currently I have about 20 different aircraft folders (within the ISG folder) for specific airplanes in my hangar. Try reading through the documents carefully as the instructions are all there...and let me know if this is clear enough to help you!
  12. Stay with me Skip. I just started looking at my settings and will attempt to explain what I've done...had some personal things to tend to. I'll try to post tomorrow. Greg PS what is missing? Perhaps that'll make it easier to help you.
  13. Hey Skip, Sorry I was slow at replying...everything is slow these days it seems as I approach my 70's, lol. Anyway, I'll have a look tomorrow and get back to you. I know what the files do but I'm certain any explanation right now won't be very clear (its 2:30am). I do recall how cryptic it all was at first but eventually I came to an understanding. cheers, Greg
  14. Well that's curious...I am using them with no trouble at all. I can't remember doing anything different other than installing the correct package from the ISG site. I think it's "isg.185.exe" ? cheers, Greg
  15. Nice post. I try to often pick up one of many Carl Sagan books (Pale Blue Dot is one) I have and immerse my brain into his writings. Sigh...if only there were more of these types of humans...lots more. Cheers, Greg
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