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About DaveCT2003

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    Director of the OVPA Beta Team, providing Professional and Certified Project Management, Design Influence, Research, Test and Evaluation. OVPA Beta Team maintains a team highly capable and knowledgeable testers capable of providing focused testing which can greatly compress time frames to helps developers get quality products to market faster.

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  1. DaveCT2003

    Which version of KSEA/KJFK/KMIA is better?

    I couldn't agree more about the DD KSEA area and airports, and having the DD Seattle City scenery makes it AWESOME! I really like the DD Miami City Scenery as well. As for DD New York... nah, FSDT and (believe it or not) the Imagine Sim KLGA. Best wishes.
  2. DaveCT2003

    FlightSimExpo Las Vegas Recap

    A great event, many thanks to Phil and Evan and the people who helped them! I'm just sick of seeing photos of me.... good Lord I could have done with a few less Pizzas over the past year! LOL
  3. Actually, the Avilasoft EFB was works great in P3Dv4.
  4. DaveCT2003

    Rex Skyforce 3d confusion

    Let me try to help you to understand. The vast majority of flight simmers are stand alone. What I mean by that is that their flight sim experience is PRIMARILY between them and their computer. Having been a part of the flight sim community for 34 years (not just having flight sim software installed, but interacting directly with others both face to face and via BBSs to forums). About 10 years ago I started working with developers, which lead to reaching more people by providing technical support. To date this has included (but far from limited to) Aerosoft, Majestic, Leonardo, and many others. This also lead to interfacing with developers and development teams. All of this lead to my having worked directly with (including being logged in to others systems) several thousand flights simmers and some with commercial grade projects. During this time I've come across and worked with select people who commit an insane amount of time, effort and money to their flight simulation. Their knowledge is off the scale, as are their sims, and they all focus on extremely high levels of immersion. These are the people I'm talking about. Now, you could have just taken what I said at face value, especially after I informed you that you took what I said wrong. But some people just have to make mountains out of mole hills. The explanation above will just have to suffice for you, and if it doesn't then, well, too bad.
  5. DaveCT2003

    Preparing for P3D V4.3

    Always a pleasure Bill.
  6. DaveCT2003

    Rex Skyforce 3d confusion

    Rob at PMDG said they would take a look at this in a couple of months.
  7. ED's advice is spot on unless your system isn't powerful enough to run it at the level you can appreciate. You didn't mention which version of FSX your running, but if you're still on the disk version then you will benefit in many ways by switching to the Steam version, which has been optimized. You'll still get OOMs if you don't follow some simple rules, and even then flying into large payware airports like Heathrow and maybe Amsterdam may still give you OOMs. Only a 64-bit simulator is going to fully mitigate the OOM problem. 1. Don't run with sliders at max. 2. You can have as many payware sceneries installed as you wish, but the only TWO you should have active are the departure and arrival airports. You can easily use a tool such as Scenery Config Editor (Freeware) to activate/deactivate installed sceneries very quickly and accurately. Best wishes.
  8. DaveCT2003

    POSCON online flying

    I do indeed agree! Many years ago an effort was made to bring IVAO and VATSIM together. Much a disappointment to everyone, the VATSIM Founder(s) would not concede to sharing the source code for for the network, and without that there simply could be no merger and absolutely no progress made. It is my hope that POSCON will bring VATSIM and IVAO users together and create a network that is significantly more active, and I've hung my hopes on that. POSCON and it's new tech brings so many positives that I just can't see too many VATSIM pilots not moving over and I'm hoping the same will be true for IVAO pilots.
  9. DaveCT2003

    Rex Skyforce 3d confusion

    You didn't have your coffee this morning my friend. Re-read it, without the negative attitude and assumptions. Sweet lord!
  10. DaveCT2003

    Rex Skyforce 3d confusion

    I've never really been happy with Sky Force, and progress from REX comes excruciatingly slow and I'm not sure I'll ever use SkyForce again. I do keep checking the updates, and then going back to what I've listed below. To unconfuse.... ActiveSky with ASCA and EVENTEX is absolutely a winner in my book and every high-end simmer i know. Moreover, I believe HiFi will have some more things coming down the road, and the discounts they provide to existing customers makes placing my money on HiFi. My very best wishes.
  11. DaveCT2003

    POSCON online flying

    POSCON was created by Andrew Heath, a full time commercial pilot and LONG (very long) time controller for the VATSIM New ARTCC. OVPA is fully supporting and assisting with some elements on this new network. Putting it in my words... POSCON is a completely new platform that was created over frustrations of getting VATSIM to move on updating the network. For those in the know, VATSIM has talked about upgrading, and though some work was done (not implemented) in my opinion though intentions of a few were really good it amounted to talk. POSCON took action, and created the new network from scatch. Knowing some of the people involved, I believe this will be the one dominant network for online flying in a realism based environment. Not that they launched with that goal, but the new tech is what makes it. POSCON is not yet ready for prime time, but keep watching! Best wishes.
  12. No sir, should be quite obvious it's different when you're only 18 to 24 inches away from a monitor. Get it now?
  13. I've been running a 55 inch 4k for about 3 years... to be honest, it's too big, and the bigger you go the less crisp things seem to look. Then there is tilting your head back to look at things, etc. I think that 40" to 43" is perfect. Best wishes.
  14. DaveCT2003

    Preparing for P3D V4.3

    It's never done affected any of my 1,000,000,000+ payware or freeware scenery installations or settings, which is all I can tell you. I've not read it, but I believe there is a description of what the Scenery part of P3Dv4 actually updates over on the LM Prepar3d forums. Best wishes!
  15. What you are experiencing can be indicative of running HyperThreading. If you're desire is to run with HT on, then you'll likely have to play a bit with Affinity Mask settings to mitigate the effect you're experiencing. Best wishes.