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  1. I found SweetFX is not compatible with DX10 preview, even with Steve's Fixer, so either switch back to DX9 or uninstall SweetFX. I found that using ORBx scneries and as2016 sky colours plus Steven Hingley's Shade, brightened things up a good deal, but loss of SweetFX is a shame, I like it, but I would not lose DX10 preview with Steve's Fixer. Best wishes, hope you might find a resolution. Phil
  2. Having the same thoughts as the 'OP', but haven't a clue about modern graphics card technologies. If I went shopping for a 1050 ti, what sort would be good, or even best? When I look on eBay (UK) I see some with one fan, some with 2, and of course the usual range of manufacturers. Is there a recommended or preferred 1050 ti and why do some have 2 fans and others not? Also, my existing Radeon 7850 shows tearing when I pan around, because I have never got Vsync to work even having all the right fsx.cfg entries and tried the tricks using enhanced drivers etc. Does the 1050 ti suffer from 'tearing'? Thank you,.
  3. Great explanation electricman, as I was thinking of moving to a NVidia GPU from a 7850, and I am glad of your help. Good post damlays, many thanks.
  4. Yes Pete, that was it.Thank you very much for coming in and reminding me about that little check box. Phil.
  5. Thank you both, and a happy 4th of July to you too, N99WB. I wonder if this issue is to do with the 'saved flight' files being saved in FSX, and when loaded in FSX-SE, something, somewhere goes terribly wrong. Except to say, other of our club members with FSX-SE do not report this issue, it seems exclusive for my enjoyment! Phil
  6. Folks When I load a saved flight, FSX always loads it with my system time, not the time of day saved in the saved flight files. I have 'use system time for free flight' unchecked, and that setting is reflected with in my fsx.cfg I belong to a virtual multiplayer flying club and we provide a saved flight for download every week. Other members have no trouble with their downloaded saved flights which always load at the correct TOD. Could anyone please shed any light on why my FSX-SE, faultless in all other respects, can't load a saved flight at the correct TOD? Many thanks, Phil
  7. johnnycaptain is right; I have the same issues from time to time. Although I use FSUIPC to assign axes, I find I have to reinstall Saitek drivers and then the hardware is again recognised. It must refresh things in the windows registry?
  8. I use FSPS FSXBooster2013 to choose and set my initial fsx.cfg settings and in-flight I run FSPs Fibre Accelerator. With these applications managing the variety of .cfg variables, I don't get any graphics artefacts at all, whereas, flying the same scenario without them, I do. Fibre Accelerator gets me through those graphic-intensive areas which claw down frame rates. I am no beginner at flight simming, and have reasonable IT skills, certainly enough to change some values in a text file (fsx.cfg) with Notepad. Unlike those respondents above , what I don't have is time, inclination and patience to research, fiddle and tweak, nor money to spend on a computer upgrade. We have to speak as we find, and I find FSPS FSXBooster 2013 works for me, and so I offer this for what it's worth, a small amount of money spent on trying the same might make that laptop a viable platform for your simming. If not, no great loss. The only caveat I have is that FSPS Fibre Accelerator, whilst it creates a fsx.cfg backup, leaves its amended fsx.cfg in place on exit. Maybe this is a problem on my side, but I just copy and paste the original back in.
  9. A force-feedback stick is a good thing, and I use a MS FFB 2 stick which are quite expensive at around £50 but can be obtained on eBay and after years of use still seem to function well. Choose carefully from those available and be prepared to pay more for a better presented example. I use the FSforce driver software which enables trim differently from the stock FSX trim. It is as near to 'attitude-power-trim' or 'power-attitude-trim' routines that we use with 'trimming the forces' off the stick after a change of attitude, that we can get in simulation. Not quite right, but at least we can simulate the correct process of changing attitude and power setting and then re-trimming with a degree of 'feel'. Forces can be adjusted to the type of aircraft flown. http://fs-force.com This is quite an expensive solution but I find it very pleasant to use. I hasten to say I have no connection to fsforce other than as a customer. Phil
  10. Why do you prefer SPAD free to SPAD.next free? Just interested... more simple to use? Phil
  11. Spad.next offers support for the multipanel for free if you are using it on the main FSX computer. If you want to add functionality, support for controls or simconnect connectivity over a home network, then you need to buy a license. I can't remember how I installed it, whether there is a .exe or a .msi executable file, but I rather think there must be one of those... PHIL
  12. FWAviation, in FSX-SE I have the same problem on my 6 year old AMD dual core/ATI 7850 (2 gig memory) graphics card, PC which has 4 gigs of RAM and a 32 bit OS. Flying 'wild Alaska' with loads of add-on scenery and Orbx textures and freemesh, I fly with fps limited to 30 fps and can get that with no trouble, rendering is always smooth, no stuttering. However, after 30 minutes with virtual memory still showing around 1000 Mb, I get flashing textures and spiking scenery, and the graphics card is overloaded. If you have manual fan control on your graphics card software, run it at 100% as suggested above and see if that helps. Now, I am about to 'blow' any street-cred I may have had here and please ignore the howls of derision and cries of 'snake oil' which may follow, but if you still get trouble and can afford a small 'investment' or 'gamble', do what I did and try these... I use FSPS FSXBooster2013 to choose and set my initial fsx.cfg settings and in-flight I run FSPs Fibre Accelerator. With these applications managing the variety of .cfg variables, I don't get any graphics artefacts at all, whereas, flying the same scenario without them, I do. I am no beginner at flight simming, and have reasonable IT skills, certainly enough to change some values in a text file (fsx.cfg) with Notepad. What I don't have is time, inclination and patience to research, fiddle and tweak, nor money to spend on a computer upgrade. We have to speak as we find, and I find FSPS works for me, and so I offer this for what it's worth, a small amount of money spent on trying the same might make that laptop a viable platform for your simming. If not, no great loss. Best wishes, Phil
  13. Many thanks guys, I will instead look at a new Intel CPU/Mobo combination and then look to add a NVidia card upgrade. Phil
  14. braudoux I just bought a new Saitek quadrant; they are not cheap but also not too expensive compared with the alternatives such as the goflight example. We 'get what we pay for' I suppose, but a pity that these things are so subject to wear. Good luck with your endeavours. Phil
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