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Tom Wright

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    Aircraft and Aviation, IT, Simulation, Sailing, Railways

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  1. Will probably finally ditch FSX. Haven't used it much at all in recent years and it is heavily bloated on my Windows drive. Will keep P3Dv4 alongside. It's on a dedicated drive and is a comparatively light install anyway.
  2. I've been on an adult only cruise. While I knew that my fellow passengers would be 'older' I didn't quite appreciate that the majority would not just be classed as elderly but infirm. Every lunch time at 12:00 the buffet would be a traffic jam of mobility scooters and the public spaces were dead by 10pm.
  3. One of the distinctive features of the Citation, that has massive cockpit windows!
  4. To be honest I'm looking forward to starting fresh with FS2020 on launch day. I haven't used P3D in a long time and my installation is such a mess now with add ons that either don't work properly, that I no longer use or that are now several versions out of date. One of the things I hope for the most with the new sim is an easy and centrally managed way of installing and updating content for it.
  5. This is a good point actually and something which I would like to see! Certainly in my region which is London and Kent the railways are a big part of the landscape.
  6. Well I flashed the BIOS using the BIOS Flashback utility (not update, since it was already on the latest) and it seems to have stopped doing it now. Seem to remember the exact same thing happening about a year or so ago, and the same thing cured it. Very weird.
  7. Thanks for the replies. I'm certain it's not a RAM issue. There's no red lights on the board except for the Q Code mentioned. And it's the same 16GB of RAM (2x 8GB DDR3 DIMMS) that has been installed since new. As said above once the machine is booted it's never skipped a beat. The XMP profile has always been enabled. Similarly the boot drive (Samsung 840 Pro SSD) has always been reliable. It used to do this occasionally with the previous drive also. The USB ports have always been dodgy. The uppermost four on the back have never worked, I believe these are the Asmedia ones. Googling this it appears it's very common with this series of board.
  8. Hi All, Just posting on the off-chance someone has one of these boards (or similar), I know it's quite an old model now. I've had my Asus Z87 Pro with 4770k for a few years now, and from the outset have had intermittent problems with it, usually to do with the USB controllers. Every few months or so I get repeated failure to boot. I press the power button, the system and fans fire up and it just sits there with nothing on the screen. I can't even access the BIOS. I know it's not the GPU as I've had three different GPUs throughout the life of this machine (currently on a GTX 1060) and it's done it with all three. Normally, if I pull out all the USB devices that are plugged in (which is only my external HDD, my joystick and my wireless keyboard and mouse receiver), and power down and back on again it'll boot successfully, if not the first time then after 2 or 3 goes. I can then plug everything back in again and it's happy. This doesn't happen every time, and the recurrence is seemingly random. It can go for months on end without doing it, and then suddenly as is the case more recently, it fails more times than succeeds. The motherboard shows a code when it's in this failed state, which is usually either 98 or A2. I understand from manuals that this indicates either bad USB device or bad boot device. It's running the latest BIOS, 2103, although this is a few years old. Anyone else had this?
  9. The Just Flight Warrior is actually really nice, and performance friendly.
  10. This sounds pretty cool. I would try this! I used to love Airline Tycoon as a kid, this looks like a big step up from that.
  11. Anything from UK2000 for the UK is pretty good. I've now got all the major hubs plus a few more minor ones for regional flights. I really miss my VFR Gen X scenery and Earth Simulations stuff from FSX, I haven't yet found a way to get either working properly in P3D v4. For mainland Europe, FlyTampa Copenhagen and Amsterdam are great. I also really enjoy the Balearic islands from Aerosoft (Palma, Menorca and Ibiza), as well as Madeira for a challenging approach. Mega Airport Rome is also nice. Slightly longer haul but still within an easy reach are some very nice Greek island scenery: FlyTampa Corfu, as well as 29Palms Samos, Skiathos, and Mykonos is soon getting a v4 update.
  12. I must chip in and say that the P3D v4 version of the FSLabs A320 is night and day a lot better than the FSX/32 bit version right now. I believe the plan is for them to roll the bug fixes and new features back to the FSX version at some point but having owned both I'm getting a much more fluid, hassle-free experience with the 64 bit build.
  13. I get twice the performance in P3Dv4 than I get in FSX. It's much better optimized. Can't really answer for X-Plane 11 as I don't have it, but I do have X-Plane 10. It's nice, and screenshots look amazing. I guess if you're already pretty heavily invested in FSX (like I was) then P3D is the more logical step, but I do keep a very close eye on what's going on with X-Plane!
  14. Lol at some of these replies Thanks! Not showing any errors, but the problem disappeared when I de-activated UTX Europe (v2), so looks like that's where the problem is...
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