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  1. Thanks to those that replied. Been doing a fair amount of investigating myself, after all its not an amount of money just to throw away.. So. The companies I looked at are: Open Cockpits Emailed this lot six times with a couple of easy questions. Not a single response. Not even an acknowledgement. Did it via the webste and also to the sales@ address. This was the cheapest of the brands but frankly if they cant be bothered to answer a question relating to me spending money with them, The chances of them answering any support emails is minimal they have your money by that point they clearly don't care. Apparently lack of communication is a common thing with Open Cockpits. Product disregarded due to total lack of customer service. CP Flight Based in Italy, these guys were surprisingly the most expensive of the three by a significant amount. Also they appear to not answer customer service/emails Product disregarded due to again no customer service and a ridiculously high price tag. Flight Deck solutions. These guys were touted as being very expensive however for a better made solid product made by a company who manufactures actual simulator parts the cost was less than CP flight and more importantly the email I sent with a couple of questions was answered within 5 MINS. The response time and the answers and explanations given totally sold me on this company. Other reviews of their products all indicate product and the support is top notch and they look after their customers. Not the cheapest but without question this in my opinion is the best way to go. I hope that helps anybody else looking. Andy
  2. Hi All. Looking for any owners with opinions/advice. Looking at purchasing an FMC for use with the PMDG 737NGX, The two on my radar at present are the Open Cockpits FMC https://www.opencockpits.com/index.php/en/products-en/item/FMC B-737 V3 Mounted & ready?category_id=82 and the Flight Deck Solutions version. https://flightdeck-solutions.myshopify.com/collections/b737ng/products/fds-b737ng-pro-mx-cdu-color-vga FDS is slightly more expensive but both are ball park the same price once converted to Pounds. What are your thoughts. It is a fair amount of money so I would appreciate comments from people who own either of them. Many thanks Andy
  3. Thank you. I'll have a look. Andy
  4. Does anybody know of any decent Cancun Airport add-ons out there? Payware or Freeware. Many thanks. Andy.
  5. Tried all of that several times Tried messing with settings tried different options. No Change. I just don't get it it. Its never ever been this traumatic before.. :-)
  6. They are both the same. Interestingly. If I reset all of the settings to default. Both CFG and NI. There is absolutely no difference to be seen.. I tried this also one at a time and in different orders. No difference. Could it be a file path not being seen correctly. FSX SE is installed C:\STEAM\STEAMAPPS\COMMON\FSX. Nothing unusual there. ??? Thanks Andy
  7. Just tried that. No real change. I only get the jagged lines and Shimmery scenery when in Full screen mode. If I drop it to Windowed It is stable as anything with no Shimmers and perfectly smooth lines everywhere. It has to be a change in a driver somewhere as it never used to be like this or this difficult to fix if there were any shimmers. Looking around it seems I'm not the only one either theres posts in the PMDG general forum (Probably where this one should have been. My mistake) under the NVIDIA settings Sticky post with people saying similar. Thanks Andy
  8. Lets see if this works... https://imgur.com/59k5GaR If anybody has an opinion on the settings in the image link, please let me know. Andy
  9. So I I tried it with AA checked and TF set to the highest level. No difference. So I reset the NVIDIA inspector to defaults. Problem 80% goes away? Whilst I'm not one to mess with stuff if it aint broke. I cant fathom what is different between now and before the reinstall. ?? If anybody can tell me how to most images I'll post a screen shot of NI just to see if Ive missed something obvious. Ta Andy
  10. Not sure How you attach images any longer I cant see an Attach image icon.. Andy
  11. Afternoon All. Looking for some advice or pointers if at all possible. Had to do Windows reinstall the other day due to certain Windows 10 Problems shall we say.... :-) I have reinstalled FSX SE and the PMDG products I own, in this case I'm working with the NGX. All works fine in general however When in Full screen mode I get the most horrendous shimmers when looking around the airport (Heat haze type effect) and when looking in Spot view the aircraft appears like there is no antialiasing. All jagged. If I put it into Windowed mode its totally smooth. No shimmering and smooth aircraft. Id attach images but I cannot see an attach image icon anymore. I have gone through the NVIDIA inspector settings and this in fact seems to make it worse.. I've also attached a screenshot of the Inspector page below for clarification. I've tried the most recent NVIDIA drivers for a GTX 960 as well as the drivers I was using prior which were v362.00 (Stable so I left them) What I'm struggling with is that prior to the reinstall all the settings were exactly the same as they are now with no problems at all. Hoping there's one or two Graphics Gurus out there that might suggest some options. Just FYI I have left the CFG file largely untouched other than the WideAspect=TRUE change. In line with suggestions after the change to the NVIDIA inspector profile Anti Aliasing is Unchecked and Texture Filtering is set to Tri Linear. Any thoughts gratefully received. Many thanks Andy
  12. I and others have had this problem for a long time now. I went through a fairly detailed trouble shooting exercise via a PMDG support ticket about 18 months ago, but sadly I could not accurately reproduce it everytime, and the guys at PMDG didn't even see the problem. The only way around it I have found is to make sure any control yokes/rudder pedals are unplugged from the USB port until after the aircraft has finished its 15 second initialisation when loaded. Once this has finished plug in the control yoke etc and in my case no more problems. I can generally say that I will have the problem if I forget to unplug the controls and move any button or axis or viewpoint before the initialisation finishes. This works for me I cannot say it will work for others however it would be interesting to see what others find... It is only the PMDG 737NGX (all variants) that this happens on. The PMDG 777 is not affected. Best Regards Andy
  13. So its been a month or too since I last posted on this subject. I stumbled on a possible cause and cure for my installation. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has the same results. I stumbled over the fact that the problem shows itself anytime I have installed any other 3rd party software AFTER the NGX. If I uninstall the NGX and reinstall, the problem disappears. So far for good.. I tested this theory multiple times just installing scenery, airports, FSUIPC anything I had over and over again. Every time the problem showed itself. each time I reinstalled NGX - problem free. Its been happily running for nearly a month with no issues. I have been bouncing stuff back and forth with PMDG as to my own findings. None of it makes a lot of sense to them as to why this would happen, it doesn't to me either, however I would be interested to hear if any of you out there have the same results as me. Regards Andy
  14. Just a heads up for those that use NVIDIA Inspector the new NVIDIA driver 364.51 released last week, has changed "FSX" to Flight Sim 10 by drop down name within Inspector. You also need to search "Microsoft" to filter rather than just typing "MS" Searching "MS" will find no Microsoft products. Just FYI. It caught me out. To be fair I have heard the latest driver is a little unstable in other applications anyway. Andy
  15. So what ever this problem is. It appears to be degenerative. I have gone from never seeing it since owning PMDG 737NGX (Since original release) to it happening once in a blue moon to as of today actually not being able to use the product as it now opens with no click spots working at all. All happened over a 4 -6 week period. Absolutely now at a loss. I have a product that is not usable and it appears I am far from the only one. (My system config/software installed has not changed since this started just fyi.) Andy
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