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  1. aldridgem

    GSX fix for flytampa Amsterdam

    Hi LH340fan, Mann thanks. Yes you were right. My WinRAR version was out of date. I had to download the newest and then the download was successful. Thanks for the helpful pointer. Much appreciated. Regards Mark
  2. aldridgem

    GSX fix for flytampa Amsterdam

    Hi LH240fan, Can you please re-post the .rar file please? I downloaded this and Winrar iindicates the file is corrupt or damaged. Many thanks Mark
  3. aldridgem

    Support for mixed Aerosoft and PMDG products

    Hi Chris, Many thanks for the info. Most helpful. Cheers
  4. Hello, I would like to know if I were to purchase the boxed version 777-200 base package for P3D via Aerosoft and then later purchased the 777-300ER package as a download from PMDG, are there any compatibility or support issues to be concerned about between these two vendors/media? I assume I would have to approach one or the other supplier should I have a support question or an issue depending upon the PMDG model in question. What about PMDG updates to these packages? I understand Aerosoft receives their updates typically a few days later than the direct PMDG updates but I imagine this is connected to how frequently the Operations Center is updated. Does anyone have experience here of this situation or advice/comments to offer? Thanks in advance Mark
  5. aldridgem

    Aerosoft Airbus Professional

    Hi Bryan, You mentioned you are working on a version compatible with P3Dv4.3 Is this an update to the current FS2Crew Airbus product or a separate one supporting the Airbus Professional series? Also, you may want to consider clarifying your Airbus FS2Crew webpage ( because that tends to imply the latest Airbus product is compatible. e.g "2013 and Later" as well as "Version 1.31 or later". See below. Special Airbus Area (2013 and Later) Welcome to the home of the FS2Crew for the Aerosoft Airbus Series products! PRIORITY NOTAM: 5 MAY 2017 Aerosoft Airbus Button and Voice Control updated to Version 3.1! Airbus Global FO Voice Pack Released! Two versions are available for the Aerosoft Airbus Series: A 'Voice Control' version that allows you to interact with your crew using a microphone. A 'Button Control' version that lets you interface with your crew using joystick or keyboard buttons. Note: These products are intended for use with the NEW Aerosoft Airbus Series (Version 1.31 or later). If you require assistance, please contact FS2Crew Support. Regards Mark
  6. aldridgem

    Installation process P3Dv4.1 to P3Dv4.3?

    Thx guys. Much appreciated. Regards Mark
  7. Hi, Just a general question on making client and content updates to P3Dv4. Since v4.3 has been announced it will be on its way soon and currently I am using v4.1 , is it possible to make the update/jump directly to v4.3 when it becomes available or does the LM installer depend upon have the previous minor revision installed? Thanks Mark
  8. Hi Bryan, I am wondering if you have some ideas why P3Dv4.1 is failing to close down properly each time with a warning message being generated? If I look in Windows Event Viewer Application log, since I installed v1.2, I am getting a faulting module and each time it points to FS2CrewPMDG747II.gau Am running Windows 10 Pro. Faulting application name: Prepar3D.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x59d67e95 Faulting module name: FS2CrewPMDG747II.gau, version:, time stamp: 0x5abb4edb Exception code: 0xc000041d Fault offset: 0x000000000009776b Faulting process id: 0x1240 Faulting application start time: 0x01d3f8dc24eef65a Faulting application path: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Prepar3D.exe Faulting module path: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\Gauges\FS2CrewPMDG747II.gau Report Id: 57f0fa5c-70b3-4e13-9823-70bc02b95552 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Any thoughts? Regards Mark
  9. Aerosoft are slowly but surely updating their sceneries for P3D v4.Give it a little time.
  10. OK Chris, Thx for the clarification. I'll look out for it. Cheers Mark
  11. Hi, Aerosoft have another 20% sale off for Dublin's Airport running this weekend. Regards Mark
  12. Hi Chris, Thx for the answer on the Add-on.xml. Much appreciated. Are you sure on the EULA?? I purchased the 747 directly off your web site on the 5th March this year. I just unzipped the package today and reviewed the README_PMDG_747_Base.txt file and this still contains references to FSX! I can send you the file if you would like! Regards Mark
  13. Hi, I am about to install 747 QOTS II in P3Dv4 and wondered how you have approached the installation? I am aware that PMDG standard default installation does not use the add-on.xml approach but am wondering if by installing the PMDG aircraft folders and files outside the default P3dv4 folder structure in a separate Aircraft/addons location has any negative impact? In theory I have read it should work using P4AO, but what about in practice? What have people decided to do here? Any pros or cons to this approach? Any known issues to speak of? On a slightly different but related topic, I would like to point out that the readme file dated 27 JUL 2017 that comes with the 747 QOTS II base package still contains the EULA text referring to FSX (1. GRANT OF NON-EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED LICENSE, point 1b) even though the header indicates the text is relevant for P3D. Were PMDG going to update this EULA? I lost track of what the final outcome was. Thanks Mark
  14. aldridgem

    P3Dv4 on an old PC?

    Hi, It depends what you are trying to do... If you are trying to get your frame rates higher with FSX, then the GPU upgrade will offer less than overclocking your CPU further. FSX is vey much CPU bound. Ideally you need to be higher than 4Ghz with your CPU if it's still possible to overclock it. Only then would I consider upgrading the GPU as the second step. Best to get the most mileage out of the CPU if you can and it doesn't cost any extra to do it.. (I still have a i7-2600K running at 4.2GHz with a GTX970 and its running fine with FSX and medium settings for scenery and water. The addition of the GTX970 replacing my original 560TI did not really increase frame rates that much, but the level of scenery detail/settings you could run for the scenery was able to be set higher and retain the smoothness in the sim). A word about the GPU upgrade and the future... IMHO, if you are planning to move to P3Dv4 and you want to run high/max scenery settings, then I would consider at least the GTX 1070, but I suspect this is out of your budget given current GPU prices these days. The GTX1060 will run perfectly well with P3D v4 but I anticipate your scenery settings would need to be a notch down from max which could still be OK for you. It really depends how hard you want to push your system. Regards Mark
  15. Hi Kevin, Was there any follow-up to this?? Was this issue confirmed or what else should I try? Thx Mark