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  1. simmerhead

    Aerosoft CRJ is out

    I'm having the same problem with a bunch of aircraft in P3Dv4.1. I don't own the CRJ.
  2. simmerhead

    Must have add-ons?

    It all depends of course, but I can't do without the following: 1) FSUIPC 2) Track-IR 3) PTA 4) Global AI Ship Traffic (Freeware by Henrik Nielsen & Co.) 5) AI Aircraft Traffic (Various freeware packages) 6) Active Sky Anything else is optional and dependant on where and what you like to fly.
  3. simmerhead

    [Poll] How do you prefer to fly?

    I stick to one advanced aircraft for months. I don't have the time or patience to learn them all. I usually just fly one full "realistic" flight per week, on saturday or sunday. I'm currently killing time with the Skysim DC-9 while waiting for the Milviz B737-200 to be updated for P3Dv4. It is my favorite advanced aircraft for P3D as I don't like glass cockpits. With cargo versions of these I can fly anywhere and keep life interesting. The rest of the time I just have fun with whatever aircraft I fancy. My favorite aircraft in the sim is the Robinson R22 (although I wish it had more realistic systems so one could at elast fly it according to real life procedures). Lack of realistic flight model doesn't bother me - I think it's great fun anyway.
  4. simmerhead

    FlyTampa's Boston Released!!

    Really don't understand why other devs screw this up... When you put so much work into all the details, why leave out the AI traffic patterns...
  5. simmerhead

    FlyTampa's Boston Released!!

    I must correct this mistake. Even though the main P3D folder is chosen by the installer by default, it is possible to install the scenery outside of P3D. An add-on.xml file is created by the installer! Very nice!
  6. simmerhead

    FlyTampa's Boston Released!!

    I notice FlyTampa also seem to get the AFCAD right. The major airlines seem to park at the right gates.
  7. simmerhead

    FlyTampa's Boston Released!!

    Very nice airport. The ground textures are lovely, especially the coastline around the airport. Lots of great little details tha makes for a fun ride with the R22 exploring every nook and cranny this airport has to offer. It does have a significant fps impact (even with some of the options turned off), but as long as I keep the clouds away I manage around 17-20fps with UTL traffic enabled. I also have ORBX Vector and Open LC running. But for those flying study level aircraft, I hope you are on nuclear power! I don't like that FlyTampa installs inside the P3D main folder, but I do like their hassle free DRM system with a single activation code, and off you go.
  8. simmerhead

    The rise and fall of 64bit? My experience.

    Yep, progress is happening for sure. P3D v4 is the most significant release since FSX IMHO. It's not just 64-bit, but also as you say, a very significant performance improvement - very noticeable on my low end system. GPU seems to be the way forward as of now, and in many ways have replaced the CPU as the core component of the PC. What NVidia is doing in terms of AI and deep learning is a good example of that. Who knows, maybe we can rule out Intel of the equation in a few years with computers based around monster GPUs.
  9. simmerhead

    The rise and fall of 64bit? My experience.

    I appreciate all the new graphic eye candy in P3D, but just wish we had hardware to fully enjoy it - and that is not meant as a critique of P3D. It is just frustrating knowing that even a $10000 computer can't make P3D fly with all the eye candy in combination with the premium scenery, airport and aircraft add-ons. I've got the money to spend, but I chose not to, until there is hardware that can really take advantage of what P3D has to offer.
  10. simmerhead

    The rise and fall of 64bit? My experience.

    P3Dv4 definitely runs better than any previous version (including FSX) on my computer. I experience the same as Rob, an increase in eye candy at the same fps level. Still, I long for the day when I can experience real smoothness (~100 fps). Since I don't have a motion platform, my only input as to how the aircraft is behaving comes from the visuals, hence they are the most important part of the equation. Low fps i(20-30) s very noticeable when making tight turns or when you need to make small adjustments during approach and landing. My advice would be to save money and don't buy premium hardware. It won't get you to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow just yet.
  11. simmerhead

    The rise and fall of 64bit? My experience.

    I've given up chasing the rainbow. When there's hardware that will run P3D + study level aircraft + max sliders at 100 fps on approach to KLGA or EGLL I'll fork out the cash... Until then I'll just stutter along in my A2A aircraft and enjoy what I've got. At least the graphics look good even though I get dizzy from the 15 fps refresh rate and occasional stutters...
  12. simmerhead

    Every aircraft sounds like prop plane

    It is probably the infamous "ghost propeller" sound. I think it is caused by some ground airport vehicle. Turn off airport ground traffic and the sound is gone.
  13. simmerhead

    Starting order for P3D & AS?

    Another tip: a) Use Littlenavmap (superb freeware flight planning utility) and create a flight plan, then save it. b) Start AS, load the flightplan c) Start P3D, load the flightplan -> Go flying!
  14. simmerhead

    KMHT - Manchester New Hampshire - PIREP ?

    Well I have zero mesh issues...