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  1. steve310002

    Seattle @night

    Simply amazing!
  2. steve310002

    Snow!

    I'll believe it when I see it. Xenviro is king of promising stuff and taking years to deliver on only then to release buggy software that falls short of promises. Never say never but I have become a little cynical towards them after forking out 70 USD when they first released the add-on. They also do not seem to respect the comments/feedback of their user-base from what I have seen on the org forums. Poor customer relations. Let's see.
  3. steve310002

    Ketchikan Alaska X-Plane payware

    Whats the texture quality like? Does it model the town of Kethcikan?
  4. steve310002

    X-Plane Developer Q&A

    It is a bit disappointing alright. I was hoping for some improvements at least with the weather. It seems like not much else is planned for the V11 lifecycle in terms of major changes beyond Vulcan and tweaking of aerodynamics. At this stage it feels like they are more laying the ground work for X-Plane 12 where hopefully we will see some of the features we are crying out for. I guess at some point it does not make good business sense to give us too much more in X-Plane 11 especially from a eye candy point of view and AI/ATC point of view. Otherwise what would be the selling point of X-Plane 12? I hope we don't have to wait too many more years for X-Plane 12 and that it has these things (which it may not). Then again its only a year and 9 months since X-Plane 11 was released (Dec 6. 2016) so we may be left waiting sometime.
  5. steve310002

    EIN 104 Vs KJFK ATC

    I would trust the Aer Lingus pilot regarding his decision to avoid the storm as opposed to the ATC controller. Aer Lingus pilots are highly trained and experienced, especially long haul pilots, and I very much doubt the pilot in question would have made that decision had it not been for the safety of the aircraft and the benefit of all onboard. It's actually reassuring to see that the pilot made his own judgement rather than soley trusting the direction of a third party who whilst I am sure is also highly trained, he is not the one looking out the window of a jet hurtling forward at 250 knots into bad weather on takeoff.
  6. Now all we need is a people flow equivalent to liven things up in that departures lounge 😁
  7. steve310002

    ACES Studio Member Responds to FSW Closure

    Saying 'we' are to blame or 'they' are to blame is a little too black & white. The truth is we will likely never know the rationale behind many of the business decisions that were made by Dovetail. I can say that in 'my' opinion, the way they rolled the sim out without some basic features was not wise. At the end of the day, many of us paid them money believing their promises which never materialized. The same can be said to some degree with Train Sim World. The marketplace can be a cruel place as can be the backlash of unhappy consumers. We are consumers ultimately as well as passionate simmers who inevitably have an opinion be it 'right' or 'wrong'. Personally, I wanted so badly for FSW to succeed as did many others on here. I agree there are a few of us that can come across hyper negative and over competitive about which sim is best etc., but I do believe most of us in this community are reasonable and want to have choice and healthy competition and see the advantages of this. I think the bigger danger going forward is how people can be wrongly influenced/manipulated by Youtuber propaganda. This can be said for all walks of life and is one of the real dangers of social media in all walks of life. Unfortunately, the 'sheeple' often follow a little blindly.
  8. My PC Nvidia 1080 GPU and i7 6700K start going bonkers when I run Google Maps in satellite view or street view to the point where the browser starts stuttering and running really slowly. Yet I can run X-Plane 11 almost maxed out in 4K and Battlefield 1 in 4K at 60fps. I have it set to optimal power management. Maybe this is why.
  9. Simming on a 4K TV is awesome. You won't regret your purchase.
  10. My advice given the high prices is to wait until the new series of Nvidia cards are released this year. Waiting is a bad word in the PC world when it comes to upgrading as there is always something better coming out but right now GPUs are mostly overpriced and those prices are now slowly falling but still way too high thanks to the Bitcoin mining fiasco. For VR, the next series of cards will likely be miles ahead and make the difference between a good VR flightsim experience and a great one.
  11. steve310002

    Farewell FSW

    Just saw this about FSW. I remember back in January saying in a post that this might happen if they continue to so slowly roll out updates. I became especially concerned when they took FSW out of beta with so many key features missing. It was a questionable strategy that I hate to say it but it was never going to work. They at least needed some fundamentals in there like at least one jet, AI traffic, real-world weather and an update to the terrain engine at a minimum to gain momentum. These should have been put in place in Alpha, never mind Beta, let alone missing in the 'full release' version. Looking at back it and with no disrespect to the development team whom I am sure had no say in it, the management of Dovetail seem to be more interesting in making a quick buck than having a long term strategy. A similar story with Train Sim World which has a lot going for it and an equal amount missing. A real shame, as with a little more investment and better planning I believe it would have succeeded.
  12. steve310002

    X-Enviro 1.08 released

    I read that what you describe is a bug for people running on 'lower' resolutions. What defines a 'lower' resolution I don't know. I am running at 4k and don't have this issue. Did you completely uninstall 1.07 before installing 1.08? I read that if you don't uninstall 1.07 first, it can cause a range of bugs that some other's are describing. The only bug I have noticed so far is the zoom bug where you can't zoom in or it messes up the rendering. Apart from that not working in VR at this stage feels like a bug when 1.07 did albeit with poor performance.
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    X-Enviro 1.08 released

    What I have seen of 1.08 so far looks okay. I only used it for 30 mins so have not yet seen the many bugs which appear to plague it based on the response from others. These bugs also seem to be system dependent which is worse. Some see the bugs others do not. The clouds need work and look a bit cartoony but the sunrise and sunset and sky is much improved. I have also read that it has a huge impact on fps. I can't really comment as I have been using only VR for months and was testing Xenviro in normal 2D mode and have no reference point anymore for standard fps as I simply don't remember. And that brings me to the biggest and related disappointment. It is not VR compatible. This is a shame as 1.07 worked in VR after not working until integrated VR was implemented in X-Plane. 1.07 was almost unusable anyway due to its crazy impact on VR performance. In any case 1.08 does not work in VR and would likely have an even bigger performance hit if reports in standard non VR mode are anything to go by.
  14. steve310002

    Albuquerque Inbound

    That plane is well polished! Great shot.
  15. Very nice. Heading there this summer on a road trip.