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About edpatino

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  1. edpatino

    Wall Street Journal & flight sim

    In addition to this, people investigating or reporting about the accident are missing the most important aspect of the history: How could a single person avoid all the security measures that should have been in place at the airport itself to be able to stole a plane and getting the clearance to fly it, considering that he was a mechanic and not a pilot. All this reminds me the history of a monkey who lost his lantern and never looked for the light. And then you suddenly have a reporter who knows nothing about aviation, and wants to adquire information here, instead of going directly to ask to the airports officials. That's a crazy world, really!. Cheers, Ed
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    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    It actually covers parts of western USA (California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada), some parts of Eastern USA (New York state, South Florida including the city of Miami) with very well detailed airports. ORBX has released airports in Colorado, California and Chicago. Also, it covers Switzerland and Innsbruck in Austria (ORBX LOWI). ORBX is planning to release soon the True Earth Netherlands scenery for Aerofly. Additionally, If you'd like to, it's very easy to produce very good scenery by yourself using the existing tools. Using those tools, we have recreated parts of the USA, South America, France, Italy and Asia by ourselves, a group of enthousiasts that decided to work together and have fun. The scenery looks very very realistic as it's only photoscenery. Sorry, but have no experience with XP, have never tried it. And, yes, P3D has a worldwide coverage, but you still need addon airports, which of course you can have tons of them, but the default airports are not good, as you may have noticed. For more information you can go to the IPACS forums and/or website: www.aerofly.com. Cheers, Ed PD: Noticed that Michael beat me in the timing of my response. I do agree with him entirely.
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    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    You have not mentioned Aerofly FS 2. We all know, it's still a sim lacking the support from 3rd. party developers (except ORBX and Aerosoft in some way) and several important features that have already been discussed here at AVSIM for a while, but in my opinion it fully compensates all this with its excellent graphics engine, fluidity, simplicity, aircraft physics and its high degree of realism. I've flightsimming since the early 80s and had avidly supported FSX and P3D during the last five years, but after discovering Aerofly FS 2 one and a half years ago, I only use P3D around 25-30% of my flightsimming time, the rest is dedicated to Aerofly and developing scenery for it, very easy and rewarding task. Cheers, Ed
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    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    Hi people: In my opinion, nobody has mentioned the biggest downsides of the P3D platform (in part inherited from the old FSX programming): (1) its lack of fluidity and lots of pauses. Even having a supermachine you have to tune up a lot of things to get P3D run with some smoothness. I cannot imagine running this sim in VR. Yes, it's good to have nice scenery addons and very complex aircraft, seasons, ATC, AI traffic, weather representation, but, when it comes to put all this together in the sim, you'd better go and set your sliders to the left and sacrify graphic details!. (2) complicated installation and maintenance. I had never seen something unnecessarily as complicated as the "new" addon.xml method to register your addons into the sim, for instance. We are supposed to spend our time flying and experimenting new areas and aircraft, not tweaking or tunning up the sim. (3) the "cartoonish" look of the entire sceneries and earth representation, a complete lack of realism . My 2 cts. Cheers, Ed
  5. Just because it's not mention anywhere, do we need to uninstall anything or the updates will be on top of the existing versions?. Cheers, Ed
  6. edpatino

    TOP 10 Extreme plane Landing (hard landing)

    Wonderful!. Thanks, Ed
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    P3DV4 Add-on File

    If you have two files of this type don't worry, P3D will merge the information from the two files and will load it upon start-up. Cheers, Ed
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    P3Dv4.3 : my observations

    Thanks for your insight. I'm actually skiping it waiting for v4.4 if it ever comes. Don't like either all those too many reports and possible solutions about v4.3 hang-ups during startup due to probably a single disturbing addon. Bad for LM. Cheers, Ed
  9. Again, very nice video. It correctly shows the beauty of Aerofly FS 2 and the high scenery realism (apart from the FPS) you can achieve with it. Cheers, Ed
  10. Excellent video, showing one of the best modeled aircraft in Aerofly FS 2. I enjoy very much flying the Q400 in VR mode, the look is so realistic!. Cheers, Ed
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    My Bad, a P3D hang, hell then salvation....

    Yes, it's always good idea to keep all the config files in backup. The problem with P3D is that you never know what's the cause of the issue, so, at the beginning you're lost. Cheers, Ed
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    My Bad, a P3D hang, hell then salvation....

    Absolutely!. Cheers, Ed
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    My Bad, a P3D hang, hell then salvation....

    That's something annoying and weird from P3D, it fails to load the complete sim, just because a single one addon is failing or not correctly installed or not well identified. To me, these are glitches from old programming techniques. Good for you who had the patience to look back and solve the issue. Cheers, Ed
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    Prepar3d V4.3

    Just to comment that I came to my attention the high amount of cases with such a similar issue after the update.I would recommend to do a search of previous posts and you'll find plenty of similar cases (with solutions I hope). Installing P3D the right way is becoming a challenge. Cheers, Ed
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    Interview With Orbx’ John Venema

    I've been fying all Microsoft simulators almost since the beginning of the series, FSX and four years ago, by the times of P3Dv2.4, moved completely to P3D (uninstalled all FSX stuff). Last year I started using Aerofly FS 2, and will never regret that decision. Currently I fly in AFS2 70% of the time. No simulator is perfect, certainly AFS2 currently lacks complexity on the aircraft, even though you can do a lot of things with the existing fleet (the recent Vulkan update added a substantial amount of functionality to them), and several other important features that will hopefully come later. To comment a bit on my personal experience, when I need to do some flying with complex or study-level aircraft I simply go back to P3D for the 30% of the time, to immediately realize that cartoonish look that makes me go back again to AFS2, .... and then the cycle begins again one more time 😂!. Btw, my experience so far with AFS2 is that without Vsync enabled, and with FPS locked at 120, my worst case scenario is 80 - 100 FPS over very complex areas. I can tell that I've never been as low as 45-60 FPS, even when I turn Vsync ON, and rates are kept at 60 FPS without perceptible variation. And all that happens both on my laptop and desktop PC. Cheers, Ed