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  1. Hi All, Not sure what mode I enabled but I've just looked outside of the aircraft and I see a purple track line, white on the starboard side, black on the port side. It would have been a key stroke, but I do not see it in the menu. Of course ..... ctrl+p :) Thanks - Carl
  2. Thank you all
  3. Hi All, I am sure from my own analysis that my PC would benefit from a GPU upgrade. Pls see below current system specs. I think I skimped on the GPU when I built it! Summary Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz 25 °C Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (11-11-11-28) Motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818) (SOCKET 0) 32 °C Graphics iiyama PL2278H (1920x1080@60Hz) PL2278H (1920x1080@60Hz) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (EVGA) 29 °C Storage 1863GB Seagate ST2000DX001-1NS164 (SATA) 27 °C 232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 28 °C 1863GB TOSHIBA HDWD120 SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 28 °C Optical Drives ATAPI iHAS124 B Audio Realtek High Definition Audio What I am looking for is a recommendation that if you were to purchase a new GPU what would you get based on I currently use XP 11 but I also intend to install P3Dv4 (for the FS Labs 320 when it is ready). Thanks - Carl
  4. In addition to the above:- Failures>World>Bird Strike Always Working and untick Set global mean time between failures
  5. So you have had your vent of anger.... but your title is completely unacceptable. Warning to X-Plane users ? For something that you have not given chance ? I have been gradually using X-Plane/ for 5 years off and on to the point now where for most of this year and last I have done most flying in it. Are you really trying to think that using X-Plane after 'recently converting' is going to do you any good ? It's like trying to go from regular to decaf. Fly 'em both and enjoy. Try, practice. Try again - ask for support. When I read your threat, I would urge you to thoroughly check everything. A few assignments and see how it goes. That is how the community will support you.
  6. Agree :) - question if I may - when you disconnected the AP, there was no 'cavalry charge'. Is that because you quickly pressed the AP disconnected again before the sound?
  7. Flightmemory.com ?
  8. Always useful as a reminder on these things, thanks! At the moment I am looking for new places to fly.... that looks like a very good link. Thanks!
  9. So if they (FF) are saying the benefit in buying is support for the life of the XP11 platform then what does that mean for the 767 ? Will it turn into a plate of blancmange the moment it hears XP11 being fired up ? Will it work with 11.00 but not after 11.xx ? So maybe a smaller upgrade needed to get the 767 in the XP 11 air ? Perhaps not now, or in the immediate months ahead, but it may be cheaper in one of the sales than the upgrade ? I'm not being overly critical as they are improving what they have already written, and the new developers on the team won't have benefited from the V1 sale. I get that. I think an offer of say one month at for e.g. $20 would have had sales to the extent that their web server would have crashed! But I'm still on the fence....
  10. Hi All, Certainly in 10.50 the smoothness and graphics are simply - wow ! :smile: I now notice cockpit shadows and when in clouds at night - are they reflections from the strobes ? My question is, are these 10.50 and above features ? I ask as I was able to up a few of my graphics settings after a small overclock. Thanks
  11. What I should have said is - for me - time acceleration is better in FSX as whilst I'm aware of CTRL+T in X-plane I only get upto 2x but I will try the above tip.
  12. Hi Just to add to this topic, I use both FSX:SE, X-Plane and PSX (I don't see myself investing in P3D) I use very few addons in any sim, I will list these:- FSX:SE Active Sky FSUIPC FSLabs A320 (previously PMDG, Level-D) X-Plane FS Global Real Weather Mesh FF 777 767 757 and very likely the IXEG when time allows Why do I like FSX:SE ? Time acceleration Most aircraft add-ons allow saving and therefore resuming of a flight. Pop out e.g. PDF, ND Exit sim has to be confirmed with an acknowledgement! Why do I like X-Plane Appeals better visually to me, even airports just with taxiways are good for my experience. Flight dynamics Sloping runways and taxiways Easier to set up flight controls - e.g. after an OS reinstall in the summer I simply launched x-plane and it picked up the previous configuration of my game controllers Easy to install scenery. So in short, having started with FS (I guess like most of us!), I have just naturally moved towards more flying in XP this year. Indeed after the OS install it was a month before I reinstalled FSX. - Carl
  13. Congrats on reaching this significant point - good luck with the testing. I'll be pleased to support this on release - some UK holiday airline liveries would be an added bonus at some time :smile: Thanks
  14. Hi José Just to check - in that situation did you try perf init? Asking as in my situation of just taking her for a quick hop, that worked for me? Of course I still need to set Rad Navs as you say. Regards
  15. Ok, got it Have installed Simconnect. :smile: