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  1. Website is down at the moment. Matt Davies is the flight simulator version of " Whack a mole"...he pops up then disappears, then back again. PTA is a small investment thats why i bought it , the idea of anything involving a subscription or hefty price tag with Matt Davies name on it is not advised.
  2. Agreed on splitting the little community of Vatsim/IVAO into two is a shame , especially as those against a merger would be a very very tiny minority of those who fly online. its grudges going back more than a decade which probably means some of those are no longer simmers or even alive.
  3. Comment deleted by moderator. What i was trying to say was the high prices by.....oh forget it.
  4. No its not just you. Its the main reason I won't try X-plane,or even keep up with the every update in P3D, or even look into new products. Life is just too short to keep on troubleshooting snags and problems , I dont tweak anymore. Then there are products that are so confusing, i don't even get to the stage on the You Tube review where the endless options can be chosen and what every selection on the 50 choice list does Ezodk/Chaseplane etc. This hobby will drive you crazy if you let developers trap you into a riddle solving nightmare everytime you try and update/upgrade something
  5. In the UK, a great deal of customs hard work was directed at stopping the EU directives on buying as much tobacco and cigarettes as you want for personal use between EU states. The hinderance, bullying, strong arm tatcics, intimidation on ordinary shoppers doing what the EU allowed in order to preserve the tax obtained on the most expensive cigs in Europe by the UK government was a disgrace. The theme was everyone was a smuggler commiting a crime unless they could convince customs otherwise, they sent customs officers to the ports like Donald Trump is doing with Mexico. The government won the war against shoppers, crossing the English channel shopping is now on a much smaller scale, coaches and cars were seized by the the thousands year after year. Your average British traveller will only buy what they can afford to lose.
  6. One of Matt Davies connections is a business making computers, they call him a "You Tube legend", I reckon matt believes this sort of hype and styles himself as a flight sim guru. The one thing thats sure to follow this "disappearance" will be yet another return with more promises and more ideas, its the same old , same old Matt. The sad thing with this whole saga is that the flight simming world in my opinion looks upon Matt Davies as an oddball character that provides amusement on the the ups and downs of Matt and a welcome distraction from getting bored with flight sim. Matt however reckons the flight sim world revolves around him....its really quite sad.
  7. This is classic Vatsim uk empires and egos. A Vatsim uk member back in 2011 tried to raise a concern for 3 months through the right channels........he got ignored and made his feelings known on the forum. Jan 21 2011 thread "getting answers from staff" Vatsim uk forum. As usual with "complaints" on Vatsim forums the attack dogs turn on the the member who dared to raise anything negative, and despite it being after 2200 hrs in the UK.....3 of the 4 staff members who couldn't be bothered to reply to the original poster over 3 months all managed to post on the thread within 26 minutes. The usual way of dealing with negative remarks/ reviews on Vatsim or complaints or even moaning is to avoid the point being raised and make the original poster seem ungrateful for what voulunteers do for free in their own time. dozens and dozens of threads over the years, the forums are riddled with the original thread starter made out as being ungrateful/uncaring/rude. Its the way the empires deal with things.
  8. Online simming is exactly a niche market, Vatsim/IVAO can produce membership numbers that are impressive but hide the online numbers on a daily basis which have hardly changed for a decade, there are online tools that show numbers connected, after a while you can guess very accurately how many are connected before checking at any given time. At this time its: 690 Vatsim 647 IVAO If you look on an online map of the world its like a jigsaw puzzle with big pieces of ATC coverage missing because thats covered on the other network, its so obvious 1 network would benefit simmers, its been obvious for many years that stagnation of numbers isnt going to change or one network will be the dominant one. Empires and egos is the problem.....that of course would never be admitted.
  9. My view of online flying is that without Vatsim and IVAO, flight simming is a boring world. Nothing cranks up the realism quite like online simming. I would suggest joining both networks and giving it a go. Unfortunatley both networks have this culture of keeping the secret of their networks as some word of mouth only secret members club, its crying out for expansion and has been stagnant for numbers for a decade. Despite Vatsim especially having countless managers and directors they cannot advertise their networks, they are closed to any mention of a merger with IVAO or even participation with them at any level, its due to empire building and titles and status and the pissing contest within the network that stops the big picture being seen...the small minded negative approach to increasing numbers of both ATC and Pilots either by megers/partcipation with other networks or advertising themselves has left the door open for other networks like Pilotedge and Matt Davies new baby Poscon. Vatsim have petty censorship on their forums and a reputation for being unfriendly and unforgiving to newbies, my advice is join IVAO first where its more of a European based network where English is of course the language used online and in forums but not being 100% fluent members in English helps take the unfriendly side of online simming down a few notches.
  10. I am not sure what you could connect to! If its anything like fsx multiplayer that Airforceproud 95 uses on You Tube with a massive following you won't learn anything but an appreciation of Vatsim and IVAO. The buzz word in flight sim is "immersion" and everything in my opinion falls a long way short of what Vatsim and IVAO offer for free. Stick with real as it gets Vatsim and IVAO, I know you want to break yourself in gently, best take the plunge online, mess up and go again. we have all been there.
  11. FSUIPC removed cured my freezes and stutters which like yours were huge. I removed fsuipc from modules and it ran perfect, although the arrow keys don't work for some reason, but track ir over comes that
  12. Try removing fsuipc from the modules folder. that worked for me
  13. I removed fsuipc from the modules folder and the stutters were gone.
  14. What a nightmare this ASN update is, I went from p3d2.4 to v3 and spent hours going dizzy with granting permisions and different errors at different times. I still really don't understand how i got it working but J van E advice looks similar to what i did if not exactly the same. Tis the problem with flight simming....an expectation from developers that everyone is advanced techno nerds that could do it all blindfolded. ASN forum didn't really shed light on what must be a common glitch.....is everyone scared to ask? So fustrating
  15. In this odd upside down flight sim world we manage to have praise after praise heaped on Carenado over the years. yet at the same time the undisputed " bug" fest that is Carenado is hated by an equal number.
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