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    Ernest Pergrem

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    Prior to my retirement I held positions as a Corporate Trainer and Computer Programmer. I served with the US Air Force from 1967 to 1971, where I earned my Private Pilot license while stationed in Germany. My interest in flight simulators began in 1985 after experiencing subLOGIC Flight Simulator II on a friend’s Commodore 64. When I bought my first PC in 1991, Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0 was installed second only to MS-DOS.

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  1. Unfortunately, the author decided to pull the FSX version of SIMstarter NG from the marketplace, so it is no longer available. Sad because it's a great tool.
  2. Just remember if you do, you're going to have to repurchase any aircraft and scenery and I'm not sure if PMDG offers a FSX to P3D upgrade pricing..
  3. Here's the AIG manual install tutorial I wrote for FSX if you can't find yours; https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30325.0;attach=65422
  4. Another frame eater is AI aircraft. Also, having shadows on tends to cause FPS drops.
  5. Excellent. Glad you found something that fills your need.
  6. In the FSX/Scenery/World/scenery folder rename the file trafficAircraft.bgl to trafficAircraft.bgl.off, or other suffix of your choosing. No more default traffic, but that also eliminates GA traffic. Unfortunately, you can't lose one without the other. Well not without using something like AI Flight Planner to modify the trafficAircraft.bgl file.
  7. https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php?topic=28686.0 and https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php?topic=30325.0 As I mentioned in a previous message, manual installs are not easy. AI Manager helps, but there is a ton of work placed on the user if used in FSX, like hours and hours. If you're not prepared for that type of commitment do yourself a favor and put out the cash for something you can live with. Good luck, Ernie
  8. IMHO, currently the most realistic AI is the Alpha-India stuff. However, the installation package is designed primarily for P3D. It is usable in FSX, but the manual installation process can prove extremely frustrating. 🙂
  9. Isn't Traffic 2005 designed for FS2004? Your best bet with a program that old is to hit the Just Flight forum; https://community.justflight.com
  10. Try https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php?topic=23926.0
  11. Hi, You can PM me, but it's been a while since I've done it, so I'll have to review my document. I'll also need to take a look at the new file formats to see what's changed. Mostly it involves manually unzipping the repaint to the aircraft folder then manually editing the aircraft.cfg. Ernie
  12. I did a tutorial last year on using AIG with FSX, but it's not an easy process. In fact If I had to do it over again I'm not so sure that I would. https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php?topic=30325.0 BTW, I don't currently have FSX installed and the document hasn't been updated, so not sure how useful it still is. Ernie
  13. I guess it depends on if the extra aircraft and airports are of interest to you. As for me, I'll go Deluxe for the Aerobat, and C172 analog. The premium, not so much. Really no interest in any of the extra aircraft and while Denver and San Francisco are of interest to me, I would rather wait for the Flightbeam versions of them. Ernie
  14. Thanks, I'm sure that I can find some. Just moved to a smaller place and need to downsize. Already had to rethink my flight sim setup. Paperwork was next.
  15. Because I like referring to paper rather than digital I printed the documentation for the jet aircraft that I own for FSX. With the introduction of the new MSFS I pitched most, but I've been reluctant to toss the iFly and Majestic docs. I guess that I'm hoping that both companies will eventually release an updated version of their aircraft. I really like those two variations, but I may end up with PMDG as my only choice. Ernie
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