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  1. stufer

    P3D v4.2 and uiautomation bug?

    Hi Mark Do you use the Saitek trim wheel at all? Your symptoms sound very similar to what happens to me when I use the trim wheel in P3D without first activating it in windows before starting the sim. If I start windows and then turn the wheel a couple of times so that it makes a little sound - registering the device in windows, I can use it fine in P3D. If however I forget to do that and start using it when I'm in P3D, the sim slows down and the mouse movements become very slow and jerky and I can't click on anything. Then I try to restart windows and it just hangs indefinitely making me have to just switch off the computer. It sounds very similar to what you have described. Cheers Stu
  2. Hi Ruediger Thanks very much for your offer. I'm very interested to see your list of books, that would be great! I'm very jealous that you've had a ride in Cat though!!! That must have been amazing. Did you get any photos at all? I'd love to see them if so. I know, the Aces team did an incredible job when you think about it. I think it's still amazing all these years later. Looking forward to seeing the how the rest of the flight progresses! Cheers Stu
  3. Thanks Andrew I'll check out that book, sounds like it will be a great start. Watched the leg to Wake Island last night and what an arrival at Wake! Just goes to show how accurate this kind of navigation can be - to arrive in 2.5 mile visibility and still be able to find a tiny speck of land in the vast ocean! It amazes me that we can use FS in this way and get accurate results. Looking forward to trying it out myself. I think it will add a lot of excitement to my flying. Cheers Stu
  4. Hi Andrew I just wanted to let you know that I've been following this series of videos and really love them. Looking forward to checking out the latest leg tonight. I've also been watching your tutorials on celestial navigation and it's really got me fired up to have a go at this sort of thing myself. I love the old propliner aircraft but have never tried my hand at 'proper' navigation like you are doing. I've always used GPS or moving maps etc... But this has really captured my imagination now and I'm determined to ween myself off these modern conveniences! To this end I've got all the gauges I need (weatherships, sextant and a driftmeter) for my trusty A2A B-17 and have been avidly reading all the tutorials I can. Thanks for all the links you put on your youtube page - I've bookmarked it as it's so useful. I'm really fascinated by this pioneering age of aviation and have a bit of birthday money burning a hole in my pocket. Do you have any book recommendations that cover this era and operating flying boats and other early propliners and the navigation techniques used? I feel like immersing myself in this age a little! Anyway, thanks a lot for these videos; I think they're great - they feel like proper flying adventures! Cheers Stu
  5. Hi Gerald Yes I confirm the exact same issue. I have been using the payware version of UK2000's Gatwick (latest version) and always the lights go out if my viewing angle is in a certain direction. I had noticed it previously on a number of other airports as I was taxiing around but hadn't paid much attention at the time. I think Heathrow was one of them and that was the Orbx England version I think. By the way I'm still using P3D 4.1 if that makes a difference. Cheers Stu
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    My 10,000th post! Add-on giveaway!

    What a wonderfully generous offer Jeroen, nice one! I'll play - 350 ... I'm probably way off!
  7. Hi Julie I think that is thermal visualisation. I think there is a tick box under the weather options screen to enable or disable it. Just untick it and it should be gone. Hope that helps. Cheers Stu.
  8. Lol, simultaneously posted!
  9. Hi Carlton, I believe that shot is of Dungeness in Kent. You can see the Nuclear Power station there. It's a really great place to visit. HLJames, really great set of shots, thanks for sharing. Really shows what can be done with good quality photoscenery. Cheers, Stu
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    Unable to change seasonal textures

    Hi Brauner I just downloaded these textures this week too and they are displaying correctly for me. I only got the replacement textures for Fall (Autumn to me!) and Winter as I don't have any issues with the Spring/Summer default textures. Is it just the Fall ones you have downloaded? Is it possible you have only Fall ones and you are setting up a flight in Winter? Or only have the Winter ones and are setting your flight in Autumn? Those desert-like textures are there throughout Autumn and Winter so you'd need both sets to eliminate it completely. Cheers Stu
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    Hi Ahmet Have you gone through the controls section in P3D and made sure that your axes are not configured to something there too? This has tripped me up in the past - you have to go through each controller and ensure that it is not assigned to anything. Then you should be able to assign them in FSUIPC and there will be no conflict. You've probably already done that but just making sure! Cheers Stu
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    P3D V4 Black rivers / lakes

    Hi Bill Do you see this in the Orbx full fat regions? If so, some of them have the option to disable frozen water in their own config panels - accessible via FTX Central. Quite a few of the US regions have this as well as Scotland and Wales I think. The option in Vector turns it off for all other places though. Cheers Stu
  13. Thanks for that suggestion Chris, I'll certainly give it a try. I haven't tried using NI with this sim yet so it may be worth having a look at some of the settings in there. Cheers Stu
  14. Hi Anders Yes indeed I can use MSAA and the impact on frames is not nearly so bad, just when using SSAA. But I have chosen SSAA because of the shimmering I get on my screen without it. This is really noticeable in the sea - I think it's the wave effects - as my head moves around it sort of looks like a tv that's not tuned in! But the worst for me is at night - I use Orbx scenery and the street lights flash and flicker at a distance to the extent that I can't stand to look at it! I tried using FXAA and that sort of softens it a bit but it cuts down on the range I can see the street lights at. It's all a case of compromises and after trying each of the them for a while I decided that good looking anti-aliasing was worth more to me than the dynamic lights, so that's what I've gone with. I certainly don't expect PMDG to jump to and sort it out just because that's what I've chosen, but I just wanted to make the suggestion that they introduce the option to have the old style in for those, like me who prefer to. If it's too much for them to do, then so be it, I'll have to taxi in the dark, lol! It's just that all the other addon and default aircraft seem to have that option to have DL or the old style. Would be nice, but certainly not an 'end of the world' issue! Cheers Stu
  15. Hi there I'd like to request to have the option for the old style light effects too, if it can be done. On my computer it is a choice between decent anti-aliasing or dynamic lights. While dynamic lights are nice, they certainly don't compare to a non-shimmery image so anti-aliasing is what I choose. It would be nice to have the old light effect so the ground still lights up the way it does on previous versions of P3D and FSX. I appreciate there may be a lot of good reasons why it has been removed but, well, there's no harm in asking! Cheers Stu