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  1. 1 hour ago, Zimmerbz said:

    Did they fix the issue that was causing CTD's around Chicago, particularly starting at a gate at ORD or MDW? 

    I just tested it and putting a 'z' in front of the Drzewiecki Chicago Landmarks file and fired sim up from gate at KORD (FSDT) and no CTD. Going to test again to make sure it wasn't a fluke!


    1 hour ago, edpatino said:

    Well, I'll answer myself. Read a trick days ago to make sure your intended scenery is loaded after another conflicting one and problem solved. I've just added a "z" letter in front of the name of the folder for the Meigs freeware airport, to make sure is the latest to be loaded up by the sim during the start-up and it worked!. This way the Meigs files take precedence (or priority) over the Chicago Landmarks.

    By the way, landing at Meigs coming from the north is fantastic. What a combination with the buildings in downtown Chicago!. Very immersive.

    Cheers, Ed


  2. 40 minutes ago, gator said:

    What I needed to do was to start the sim without my joystick and set the keyboard up. I think the game has issues with USB devices connecting on-the-fly. Maybe cables really help here.

    @fishn_cpa Did you check the keyboard settings in control? Mine were completely messed up.

    I did and there were no settings for the keyboard. I just added one (‘p’ for pause) just to test. Back in the sim during flight that p doesn’t work nor does escape or any other key. I mapped the menu command to a joystick button and now I don’t have to crash the plane to exit the flight. I will try removing all other joysticks and adding them after. Thanks.

  3. 3 hours ago, Biggles2010 said:

    I sent you a PM, but posted here in case it's useful for someone else.

    I just remembered that on one of my builds, using a Gigabyte m'board, the Sata ports were in 2 adjacent blocks, with 4 ports controlled directly by the chipset and the second group of SATA ports controlled by a seperate Marvell chip. As ports 5 & 6 were the problem, is it possible your board has some similar arrangement. If so, there may be a BIOS setting to enable it, probably only visible if you select the 'Expert' view of the BIOS, since most open in a simplified state.

    (Just to document in case others in the future have the same issue) I read that same thing somewhere and thought it might be the case, but the MSI MPG2390 doesn't appear to be set up that way. However after your previous post yesterday I dug out the MB manual and actually read it and there it was exactly as you said - I have two M.2 PCIe SSD's also installed on the MB and in that configuration the #5 and #6 are not available. In different configurations and different M.2 drives the ports that turn off vary (some config's turn off #2 and #5 and some turn off just #5 depending on what you have). Bottom line is read the MB manual... Thanks again. 

  4. 51 minutes ago, Biggles2010 said:

    Very strange.   I think the formatting should not have any effect on the BIOS recognition of a drive.

    You may have tried this, but if you disconnect the new drive from the mboard sata socket and plug in the older drive as the only one, and restart, is it recognised then by the BIOS?    If it is, what happens when you add the newer drive as well.

    Also try changing the SATA mode in BIOS between ahci and ide to see if that allows it to be recognised.

    Resolved. I tried your suggestion of disconnecting the new SSD and just connected the old one and it didn't recognize any drives. So I connected the old drive using the same cables (and sata port) and it recognized the old drive. So not a SSD issue at all a port problem(?). In order to get both to be recognized I had to use a different sata port. #5 and #6 slots (both) don't work for some unknown reason. A new build so hard to believe faulty but who knows. Anyway they both are now working so thanks! I was about to give up and just buy another drive like Twenty6 suggested...  

  5. I agree there is a lot out there on google but all of them address the issue when win 10 doesn’t recognize the drive and you have to go into device manager and add it. My issue is the bios does not recognize it at all. Shows nothing connected to the sata port on my motherboard when in fact it is connected properly. So as a result device manager in win 10 shows nothing. 

  6. I have a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB storage SSD on my old rig (Windows 7) and wanted to transfer it to my new rig (Windows 10) as additional storage. At the same time I purchased an additional brand new 2TB SSD to add as well. The new 2TB drive was recognized by the bios and i added the drive as normal through the disk management tool. That worked flawless. However the old 1TB drive does not show up in the bios. I tried different cables, different sata ports, different power cable. Nothing. Thought maybe the drive went bad when I swapped it out so put it back in old PC and it works fine yet. I formatted the drive (quick format) on the old PC but no change. Bios on the new PC will not pick it up. Is this a Windows 7 to Windows 10 formatting issue? New PC bios issue (new SSD drive was picked up right away though). Any ideas?


    I found out that there's a section in the .FLT for a saved flight called DateTimeSeason. If you remove the section then it just uses the current configuration of your machine (current date, current time, current season).

    That needs to be promoted to an official FSX tip.



    I agree, never knew that. Very cool tip!!





    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD


  8. I was eagerly awaiting the official news of the iPad mini this week and was very interested in purchasing. However after seeing the features and $329 price it was a serious let-down. The $329 Wi-Fi only model does not even have a GPS http://news.cnet.com...imilar-tablets/ . While I am sure it is a good tablet, I think there are better options in the 7" form out there for less money. I am going to get the Nexus 7 which is still the leader in 7" form factor in my opinion. Rumors are they are releasing a 32GB Nexus 7 next Monday for $249. We will see.


    If you don't need the smaller 7" form, keep what you have in the IPad2, it is still a very good tablet.

  9. For me, I use them both (FSX and Flight). Pre- MS Flight launch, I hadn't touched FSX for many months, I had totally lost interest in the flight simulation genre. Once MS Flight came out I was back in the game and loving Flight. Over the last month or so, I have started to get bored and impatient - looking for more Flight content that interests me. Since there was nothing, I turned back to FSX and loved it (again). Purchased some ORBX (never used that in the past) and started running FS Captain with short PNW cargo/pax assignments (don't care for airliners personally) and it is/was absolutely great. Even with that, I still enjoy coming back to MS Flight for all the reasons listed by everyone in this and other threads. Once Alaska comes out, I will probably be spending my time more with Flight for a few months and then probably go back to FSX while I wait for something more. So for those that are new to this simulation world, get them both, be prepared to spend some money on them both and use them both! You won't regret it.



  10. Greetings,In reading most if not all the Flight Forum posts here over the past few weeks, it seems that by far the majority of users are getting good to very good performance out of their rigs with Flight. Unfortunately, I am not. I knew I was going to have some trouble since a warning comes up that my video card does not meet required specs (which it doesn't). That part was clear, but what is confusing to me is what video card should I upgrade to? and will it make a significant difference? My goal, obviously is to get the frame rates and performance that most are talking about here. My concerns are, is my system good enough to handle a newer faster video card? Anything I should be concerned about (power supply, compatibility issues with all other software, etc). If I upgrade the video card will my FSX set-up (took a year to configure it correctly) be negatively impacted?My performance in Flight on medium settings (some even on high) for the free base software seemed fine, but with the Hawaii adventure pack and new plane, I am seeing some significant reduciton in frame rates which would be expected with more detailed cockpit and more scenery. Fraps says 15 tops and down to 6-7 densely populated areas for frame rates. Any thoughts would be appreciated on the video card upgrade or any other advice on improving performance. I want to get this up and running before Alaska is released. Thanks!I purchased my desktop August 2010 and here are the specs:

    Processor and Memory:

    Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor

    3.20GHz 512KB L2 cache + 4MB Shared L3 cache

    Intel® H57 PCH chipset

    8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM memory (4 x 2GB for ultimate performance) (expandable to 16GB)

    Hard Drive and Multimedia Drives:

    1TB (7200RPM) SATA hard drive

    Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology

    Write: 16x max DVD±R, 4x max DVD±R DL, 8x max DVD+RW, 6x max DVD-RW, 5x max DVD-RAM, 40x max CD-R, 24x

    max CD-RW Read: 8x max BD-ROM, 16x max DVD-ROM, 40x max CD-ROM

    Audio, Video and Graphics:

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 Series Graphics with 512MB DDR3 dedicated graphics memory, DVI and HDMI capabilities and

    support for Blu-ray and Microsoft® DirectX®

    High Definition Audio with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities


    10/100/1000Base-T network interface

    Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n


    3 PCI Express x1 (3 available)

    1 PCI Express x16 (occupied)

    2 external 5.25" expansion bays (1 available)

    1 external 3.5" expansion bay (1 available)

    2 internal 3.5" expansion bays (1 available)

    Front panel 15-in-1 memory card reader: supports SmartMedia, xD, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Mini Secure Digital,

    Compact Flash I, Compact Flash II, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro

    Duo, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+

    6 USB 2.0 ports (back)

    3 USB 2.0 ports (front)

    1 FireWire® (IEEE 1394) port (back)

    Headphone; microphone (front)

    Optical audio out; LAN; microphone/line-in/line-out; rear speaker-out; side speaker out; center (subwoofer)

    DVI and HDMI available on the graphics card

    Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor:

    HP USB keyboard and optical mouse

    HP 2710m 27" diagonal full HD LCD monitor

    Operating System:

    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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