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Mean Aerodynamic Chord

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  1. I wouldn't. I talked about this on page 40 of this thread. Don't know about cdkeys.com specifically, but for other sites, what I said holds true:
  2. Have they announced anything related to paint kits for any of the aircraft, airliners or GA?
  3. Why wouldn't they? It literally makes no difference, and if anything, Steam version is going to be better than MS Store version since it won't install the sim to a protected, "secret" folder.
  4. Judging by posts here on Avsim, it seems most people are going the Steam route anyway, so addon developers would be dumb to favor one version of another. Besides, don't forget MS Store downloads are saved to a protected directory which can't be changed (only which drive is used can be changed). Steam on the other hand, lets you install a game to wherever you want and there's no directory protection/lock. If anything, the MS Store version might be the "interesting version" of the sim where addon developers will have to make special install instructions.
  5. It appears MSFS will have a launcher where the updates and the actual sim download will come from. As such, I highly doubt Steam users will have "delayed" updates as MS/Asobo will directly control what version you have through their launcher. I honestly can't think of one game that gets "delayed updates, months later" on Steam.
  6. 1) Advantages: Not having to deal with MS Store with its horrible UWP disaster interface. Disadvantages: None, really, unless you want to run MSFS while offline, in which case you'll just have to switch Steam to "Offline Mode". Takes 2 seconds. 2) If you buy it on Steam, then yes, Steam is required.
  7. Hi Chock, good to see you back on Avsim. You brought up interesting points, but I believe your concerns are all addressed if, like you said, you simply purchase addons and whatnot outside Steam (that is, on the developer's site, SimMarket, etc). I remember the FSX:SE days when addons' installers were updated to take the new installation directories into account, and I believe the same thing will happen with MSFS. I don't think the big guys (PMDG, FSLabs, A2A, etc) will be selling directly on MSFS's Steam DLC page, but instead, on their own sites with external installers, just as I've always done with P3D. With that in mind, I wonder why you're still not going to buy MSFS on Steam, was there another reason? I don't think we'll have the same issues from the FSX:SE days with different addon pricing. Another thing I'm curious about.... I think MS might want to keep their Steam DLC page solely for their own upcoming addons (likely airports or other default aircraft), with MSFS's in-game Marketplace being the "open platform" for developers. I just don't know if Steam allows this (a store within a game that doesn't use the Steam DLC page)
  8. Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.... Kinda want to preorder now. However, I really, really hope VATSIM isn't integrated in the Xbox version as well....
  9. These sites, along with others like G2A, sometimes acquire keys from "poorer" regions where the keys are cheaper and re-sell for slightly less than you'd pay normally in order to make a profit. While not a terrible idea, sometimes the keys from "other" regions come with restrictions. For example, on Steam, Russian keys for Borderlands 2 activate a Russian-only copy of the game. Also, I've read cases of people running into other issues with key resellers, so.... caveat emptor. Remember, if it's too good to be true....
  10. True, I could get a refund, but like ChaoticBeauty said, I need something between now and August 18. Besides, most addons won't be out for MSFS on release day.
  11. .... I just bought P3D v5 yesterday! Oh well. Anyone else wish other regions also got the physical disc release?
  12. I'm so sorry to hear this! Jim was an incredible asset to AVSIM and the flight sim community as a whole. My condolences to his family and friends...
  13. I'm sure we've heard Meyer's problem with patent trolls suing him for "infringing" on vague patents. Here's the update, uploaded a few days ago: Very infuriating stuff... Thankfully, his videos are receiving quite a lot of coverage and hopefully some action will be taken against those that participate in this.
  14. That looks claustrophobic as hell without any windows.
  15. Wow.... So this is why their products are so expensive... :Money Eyes:
  16. Upgrade, then clean install. Sorry, I don't run FS9. I was just commenting on the fact that the computer itself responds much better in the new OS.
  17. Your 2435M/HD3000 would probably run much better in W10 with an SSD than in W7... I had a 2330M/HD3000 laptop that performed much better under W10 than in W7, with a mechanical HDD.
  18. Let's be honest Jessica, nobody really relies on Task Manager for accurate readings on anything related to the CPU. I recommend you download Process Explorer from Microsoft TechNet. It's much more robust and accurate. Task Manager still claims that my i5-2500k is running at 5.8GHz, even though it's overclocked to 4.4GHz.
  19. Right click start button, click "System", click "Advanced system settings" on the left, click the "Hardware" tab, click "Device Installation Settings", and check "No". Restart your PC. This should stop driver updates. No it doesn't. W10 Pro allows you to defer UPGRADES, not updates. An UPGRADE is like a "service pack", such as the November 2015 1511 W10 update, or the upcoming "Redstone" upgrade later this year. Neither Pro nor Home allow you to stop updates completely (unless you use the Group Policy Editor or the Services.msc in the MMC).
  20. 5. Right click start button, click "System", click "Advanced system settings" on the left, click the "Hardware" tab, click "Device Installation Settings", and check "No". This stopped W.U. from installing a non-existent Canon driver on my computer. 6. Download this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930?utm_source=twitter and choose the updates you don't want installed.
  21. This is what I do on a clean install: 1. After W10 installs, you will go through the setup. Make sure to choose "Customise Settings" instead of "Express Settings". Disable everything you feel should be off. 2. Create a "local" account to login to the OS. (I don't use the "Windows Store" or "metro apps", nor do I buy "apps") 3. Go to the Settings "app", Privacy, and disable everything possible. Turn off everything under "Allow apps to use X", and on the last box, disable " Allow Windows to ask for my feedback" and "Send device data to Microsoft." 4. Open Control Panel, go to Default Programs, and change default programs that open pictures, videos, and audio from "metro apps" to Windows Photo Viewer and Windows Media Player. 5. Disable OneDrive from starting up when the PC starts up. I'm not sure why this is on by default. Open OneDrive in the task bar notification area, go to Settings, and turn off the option. 6. Make sure to set Windows Updates to ask when it needs to restart your computer. Also, disable P2P updates in the same section. 7. Uninstall all the other "metro apps" that can be uninstalled (such as "Money", "3D Builder", etc.) 8. Disable Defender Cloud Protection and Automatic Sample Submission. There's a huge guide for configuring W10 here: https://tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/
  22. The "Windows Store" is a joke. And it has been a joke ever since Windows 8 launched in 2012. Microsoft keeps trying to push their "apps" on desktops in an attempt to unify their unwanted mobile phone OS with desktops. Who the hell wants this? Why would I want to run a desktop program on a phone, or a phone "app" on my desktop? I don't see it. With Windows 10, MS introduced their so-called "universal Windows apps" (UWP) that are written in the same Windows Runtime architecture instead of Win32/64. As the OP of this thread pointed out, these "apps" are extremely limited and simply cannot compare to a regular program as Win32. Some say MS's ultimate, distant-future goal is to create a "walled garden" in Windows, in which the user can only get third party software through the "Windows Store" and nowhere else (including regular programs), similar to iOS or Android with the App Store and Google Play store. Whatever they're trying to do, all I know is that reinventing the wheel is not necessary... What's ironic is that Microsoft themselves said they don't want to compete with Steam with their "Windows Store" garbage in August 2015, yet here they are, restricting their games to their store only. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/75531/20150810/microsoft-says-it-isnt-intending-to-compete-with-steam-with-windows-10.htm
  23. Okay, I stand corrected. However, that still doesn't mean MS isn't trying to compete with Steam, which Phil Spencer said they wouldn't. Their silly "app store" is essentially GFWL 2.0.
  24. How's it unrealistic? Mickeysoft is heavily pushing their "app store" in W10. Even the default picture and video program is one of those "apps". Recently they announced that other first party games would be exclusive to the "app store", such as Quantum Break, Fable Legends, GoW, etc. Also, you might want to read the title of the blog post... It says "coming to W10" not "coming to PC". What else could/would that mean? I may be wrong but so far it's not a bad assumption...
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