jfail

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  1. jfail

    AVSIM Prepar3D Guide

    One fantastic piece of work. Thank you so much Rob, you have made incredible contributions to the P3D community in the past and continue to do work for us for which we are all grateful.
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    3.1 and done

    In the case of Orbx you will need to update the objectflow.dll file which is on the Orbx website. Not sure but I think FTX Central can do that also. ASN has a update on their website for 3.1. FSDT, FlyTampa and Drzewiecki Design caused no issues of any kind for me. I have no PMDG aircraft so can't speak to that one. You don't have to re-license any of your addons. In my case I did run into one scenery entry that caused a problem: http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6322&t=116382&p=125031#p125031
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    Confused about updating to 3.1

    If you want to have a fully capable 3.1 system (that you could install from scratch in the future) the 9.8 gb download is that as well as having the capability to update the client from 3.0 to 3.1. Go ahead and download the 9.8 gb and save it. Go to control panel and uninstall the client only. Unzip the downloaded file to a location of your choice. There well be several files created, one of them will be client.msi which when your run it will reinstall the 3.1 client and you will have to re-license but that is somewhat painless. There should be no issue with scenery, addons etc. In the case of Orbx (If you have any of their products) you will have to download their latest objectflow.dll from the Orbx website. I think (but not sure) you can use FTX central to accomplish that also. In my case I did run into a problem in the scenery library with a addon (not a very common one) which caused some issues with 3.1. It took me awhile to figure it out but once I found and removed that entry 3.1 worked perfectly.
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    3.1 and done

    The 9.8 Gb is the full up package however when you unzip it it will create the client.msi as well as scenery.msi etc. files. If you already have 3.0 installed just uninstall the 3.0 client using control panel then use the unzipped 3.1 client.msi and reinstall the client.
  5. I'm not sure about quality but I am fairly certain my FPS have leaped up quite a bit. I like to run three monitors with XP but my FPS always tanked to 15 or so. With this driver they have stayed up in the 40's. I might be hallucinating but seems like the FPS has improved for me.
  6. jfail

    ATC compatible

    Hi Gerald Thanks very much for the input, very helpful and informative indeed. "For VFR flights, the Native ATC interfacing is very good.". I think that was the answer I was looking for. Maybe I should get a bit better on handling the IFR flights/Landings and make the Ultimate version worth while. Do you think the lite version will ever be developed for P3D 2.5/XP10? Thanks again. John
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    ATC compatible

    I posted the below on one of the stickys but no response as of yet so trying here. I am interested in MCE but the vast majority of the flying I do is VFR (i.e. KSDO to KIWA etc. using GA: Baron 58, Carenado A36 etc.), I am getting too old and feeble to handle commercials, I can't land the darn things, I always take out the terminal buildings, parking lots, freeway on-ramps, pedestrians etc.. Is MCE overkill or would I find it useful for my short flights? The website says it supports all FSX default aircraft so I presume that is the case with P3D 2.5 also? I use XP10 on occasion for VFR so I would be considering MCE for XP10 also. Would I want ultimate or lite? Thanks for any input. John
  8. I am interested in MCE but the vast majority of the flying I do is VFR (i.e. KSDO to KIWA etc. Baron 58, Carenado A36), I am getting too old and feeble to handle commercials. Is MCE overkill or would I find it useful for my short flights? The website says it supports all FSX default aircraft so I presume that is the case with P3D 2.5 also? I use XP10 on occasion for VFR also so I would be considering MCE for XP10 also. Thanks for any input. John
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    MyTraffic V6 for P3D inbound

    The reason I ask is I am having the same misunderstanding and have not figured it out yet.
  10. jfail

    MyTraffic V6 for P3D inbound

    Please tell us how you fixed the problem.
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    MyTraffic V6 for P3D inbound

    "Assuming you can follow the setup instructions, which is quite an assumption because they appear to be tailored to FSX, not P3D, and possibly include irrelevant and incorrect remnants from the v5 setup instructions, the simobjects.cfg entry that was entered in my config was incorrect. It pointed to a non-existent "Aircraft" folder in the P3D main folder. Once I changed this reference to the correct folder in the main MyTraffic folder at the "C" level on my system, I then had MT AI traffic. One shouldn't have to go through this with payware." Same experience here. After all this time I certainly expected a much cleaner installation process. It took me awhile to get it all sorted out on P3D 2.5. The installation instructions are as clear as mud.
  12. jfail

    Phoenix Sky Harbor

    Very impressive. Thank you Mr. X (Whoever you are), we are grateful for your outstanding work.
  13. jfail

    OpusFSI Release Version 5.22.5 Available

    Hi Stephen, I need to be cleared up on something. I have used the OpusFSI weather system for some time and it works well. I have never tried the camera systems or the TrackIR interface so I thought today might be a good day to experiment. In the manual for OpusFSI it clearly states that the TrackIR Advanced Tab and Games MUST show "OpusFSI" as an available option. I am using TrackIR 5.2.2, have updated the supported games list numerous times but the only one I ever see is Opus and never OpusFSI. I only briefly tried connecting Opus with TrackIR with no success but I was concerned that not seeing the OpusFSI entry in TrackIR might be the problem so I thought I had better ask about that before proceeding with trying to find out why they are not connecting.