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  1. As above, I still run both but I do find myself flying significantly more in x-plane than P3D. I think the main thing positive for me in x-plane are visuals - inside and outside the cockpit are more realistic. Visuals are much more fluid too. I don't have a scenery investment in P3D so keeping it does not cost me any disk space. Given I've wrote my own first officer for two planes (to decrease my workload when entering & leaving runway) is my big investment and I would not know where to start in P3D -Carl
  2. Hi All, The 767 set file I have (called 767-300ER.set) does not work with the 767 (it used to do so, a few updates ago). Does anyone know of a set and a link to download that works with the latest 767 update please ? Thanks Carl
  3. @captjames I would recommend as you are new to X-plane that you do not tick "beta". Plenty in the latest version 11.26 to get you started 🙂
  4. The aircraft like many can of course be daunting if you have never flown it. Like others, you can do what i do with a new release; take it around your favourite airport using stick and rudder. I have both and the main difference for me (not doing a compare of systems) is the handling: FFA320 very sensitive to my joystick, FSlabs requires more effort. Both are a credit to their respective sims - if you can support them, do so. The go to for tutorials seems to be youtube: blackbox711
  5. And you do not have to buy Ortho of course, so whilst you are paying for hardware there is no software to buy in relation to Ortho :)
  6. If I could save my flight using the FF757/767 then I would do so. So for now, I just have to work around it... hence my question :)
  7. Hi This is admittedly a long shot.... Occasionally I may pause my sim, put the computer to sleep and continue a flight where I left off - works fine. If I pause, switch user when I come back to X-Plane the sound does not work anymore - of course the answer is don't do it! But anyone know how to get X-Plane playing sound again ? Of course if I exit X-Plane and start the sim again, all is well. And yes all other sounds/music plays fine. This is in the FF 757/767 Just wondering :) Thanks
  8. For me I started with FS98 and actually dipped my toe into X-Plane in 2012. The level D 767 kept me with FSX for so long, then later the NGX and tripple. I've spent the years since 2012 backwards and forwards however I've noticed that I've been flying X-Plane as my main sim since 2016. I've got P3Dv4 and this was for a certain aircraft that was released for P3Dv4.1 in October. However the P3Dv4.1 experience hasn't quite done it for me ! When I want to fly it's more a case of what plane do I want - and nearly all of them now are in X-Plane (add on tube liners btw - I've never used default aircraft) I think X-Plane also offers superb value for money. I asked a question the other day about setting up defined views in a VC in P3D - answer buy an add on! Hang on what about move your view then ctrl + number and it's saved as we can do in X-Plane. X-P also runs very fluid for me. Just my 2c - I am hugely great full though for the choice and even more so nowadays, the choice of aircraft. - Carl
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. In addition to the above:- Failures>World>Bird Strike Always Working and untick Set global mean time between failures
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
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