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    Mentor & instructor at our VA, Cape Virtual.
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    Mentor & instructor at our VA, Cape Virtual.
    Builder of simulators.
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  1. Wobbie

    Jets or props? (FS2004 poll ONLY!!)

    Back to topic please!
  2. Wobbie

    FS9 Windows 10

    Drat! forgot the No-CD patch, but then I tend to take it for granted in all my installs.
  3. Wobbie

    Flight Sim World assets scuttlebutt??

    Just a quick recap: At the time, Microsoft had their ACES Team developing games & simulators, such as FSX & ESP. They were closed down, due to budget cuts, in 20019. FSX was the consumer game title, licensed for Home entertainment only. ESP was the commercial version, licensed for commercial solutions development. ESP's intellectual property went to Lockheed Martin, to be developed as a commercial not for entertainment product, &, as we all know, development is ongoing. FSX's intellectual property was licenced to DTG, as we all know, who had the rights to tweak FSX to run on modern PC's. hence the emergence of FSX:SE. On July 9, 2014, Dovetail Games announced that Microsoft had granted them rights to develop the next Flight Simulator in the series. Dovetail Games also announced the release of Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition on Steam for late 2014, named Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition was released on 18 December 2014, and is a re-release of the FSX Gold Edition, which includes the Deluxe and Acceleration packs and both Service Packs. It includes "all standard Steam functionality" Lockheed Martin cannot release a gaming/entertainment version of P3D, as it's licence prohibits it.
  4. Wobbie

    FS9 Windows 10

    As per my reply to you on Flightsim... Just Copy & Paste as below! David, yes you can just copy & paste! with a few provisions...Firstly you ARE probably are running a 64bit version of Windows 10 Home, as the laptop has 8GB RAM.Any competent vendor will not supply a 32bit operating system with that amount of RAM.Like you, I have a copy of my FS2004 on a portable hard drive, & have installed that copy on about 20-30 PC's at my Virtual Club, as well as 6 different versions of FS2004 on my own laptop (similar to yours).Step 1. Download & run Teracopy from https://www.codesector.com/teracopyThis is the fastest file copy utilty around.Step 2. Copy & paste your complete Flight Simulator 9 folder from your portable drive into C:\Step 3. Open up the C:\Flight Simulator 9 folder, right-click the FS9.exe & 'Send to Desktop'.Step 4. Double-click the FS9 on the desktop to run the sim.Step 5. It might/probably will not work.Step 6. Right-click the desktop icon, select the Compatibility tab, Click Compatibility Mode & select Windows XP (Service Pack2) from the pull down menu, & tick 'Run this program as an administrator' Then Apply & OK.Step 7. Run the program again.... It will/should work!Step 8. Go to https://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library & download the Registry Repair Tool, & run it. This tells the Registry where FS2004 has been installed.Step 9. If the Scenery.cfg had not been copied over from the drive, you might have to add your scenery from the Scenery library.10. You probably have to reinstall all payware add-ons.Phew, 10 steps, but it's easier to do than to explain.I've found re-installing the sim from it's disks is actually a pain, & the above way works. You can have multiple installs just by renaming the sim folder & the exe file, after copying BUT before running.Hope this helps 🙂Regards,Robin
  5. Wobbie

    Bristol F2b

    Have done so.
  6. Wobbie

    Bristol F2b

    I'm looking for Robert Bruce's Bristol F2b (4x parts, if I recall) Any ideas? Regards, Robin
  7. Maybe it's time to restart 'The Old Farts Flying Club'?
  8. I'm also 65, 66 in February, &, as a tip of the hat to us oldies experienced guys! I have created a separate install of FS2004 using Golden Wings (removes airports in the USA) & populated only with vintage aircraft, such as amongst others, Wright gliders, Bleriot's, Demoiselle, an Eagle (well, it is an original flyer), Antoinette, Avro tri-plane, a Bicylcle (gotta get around), Caproni, Caudron, Curtiss's, a bunch of Zeppelins, Dunne, du Temple, Ellehammer, Eole, Farmans, Fokker Spin, Grunau gliders, Lohners, the Opel & a few others, including a vintage car, or 2 as well as a steamboat.This has really been an interesting journey, & I think that historical aircraft are pretty much unique to FS2004, as it the Schneider 1929 Race planes & scenery, & the Bugatti project from Lionheart.The Schneider Project also was fascinating to read up.I also found a suitable Wright Flyer splash screen. Our hobby has become so diverse, with very highly detailed jet liners & such like, & I think that taking a step back in time to where it all began could be worthy for those that would like to remember the trials & tribulations when flight began. Not a glass cockpit to be found, actually, hardly any cockpits!
  9. Wobbie

    Dual boot?

    Not a problem... I just installed the sim the normal way, not in Admin mode (I've no idea how to do that anyway)... Then I right-clicked the icon (you can also do this to the FS9.exe, clicked Properies, Then Compatibility, then XP Mode, then ticked Run as Admin.. All worked perfectly.
  10. Wobbie

    Jets or props? (FS2004 poll ONLY!!)

    Sascha, I so agree with you. In fact, I've just created another install of FS2004 only for pre Golden Wings aircraft, After many hours of searching, and a lot of fun learning about the history of flight, I have found, amongst others, Wright gliders, Bleriot's, Demoiselle, an Eagle (well, it is an original flyer), Antoinette, Avro tri-plane, a Bicylcle (gotta get around), Caproni, Caudron, Curtiss's, a bunch of Zeppelins, Dunne, du Temple, Ellehammer, Eole, Farmans, Fokker Spin, Grunau gliders, Lohners, the Opel & a few others, including a vintage car, or 2 as well as a steamboat.This has really been an interesting journey, & I think that historical aircraft are pretty much unique to FS2004, as it the Schneider 1929 Race planes & scenery, & the Bugatti project from Lionheart.The Schneider Project also was fascinating to read up.I also found a suitable Wright Flyer splash screen. Our hobby has become so diverse, with very highly detailed jet liners & such like, & I think that taking a step back in time to where it all began could be worthy for those that would like to remember the trials & tribulations when flight began.As I said, I'm using GW as a base, as the airports have been removed in USA, & it will be great to expand & find suitable period buildings. Not too bad for a 15 year old sim.
  11. Wobbie

    Dual boot?

    For me, Windows 10 works extremely well with FS2004, of which I'm running 6x different installs. No issues at all. Just install the sim into C:\ & NOT the default Program File directory. Use the 9.1 patch Right-click & run the .exe in XP compatibility mode & as Admin. No need for dual booting, or anything else.
  12. Not forgetting the calibrations that the paid version of FSUIPC does. Far more accurate than the default calibration settings.
  13. Wobbie

    Jets or props? (FS2004 poll ONLY!!)

    I prefer the low's & slow's. More to do & see that way. Bush & Alsaka flying, as well as the older Ford Tri-Motor Project stuff. 1, 2, 3 or 4 props anyday! Round or flat, the more the merrier~
  14. Wobbie

    windows 10 unable to associate .cfg to notepad

    I've had the 1809 update eversince it first came out, a couple of weeks ago, with no issues whatsoever. Note that a major update such as this, will take your assignments back to Windows default, so you will have to re-assign your extentions back to what you want to open them with, once the update is completed.
  15. Wobbie

    windows 10 unable to associate .cfg to notepad

    I have a fully updated Windows 10 install, including 1809, & I have no problems at all when I assign file extentions with any program not from the Store. I have assigned Foxit PDF reader for my .pdf, my video extentions are all associated with VLC, audio runs with Aimp, & all my text stuff (.cfg, ,txt etc) all open with EditPad Lite. My pictures open with Irfanview. I'm not using anything from the Store.