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  1. FlyBaby

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    Yes, the maintenance / convoluted updates (first P3D and all other addon when “compatible”) is the reason why I have just stuck with an earlier version as the last few updates (for me) did nothing to really enhance my sim experience. I, like others, fly P3D with $500+ more in addons to get a decent sim experience. The core product itself is not great and the 3rd party DEVs are the only reason why this platform is viable today, the same goes for X-plane. The flight sim community, in my opinion, is at a standstill. The lack of a good core sim has left everyone dependent on these 3rd party products to a point where a new sim has to compete with P3D and XP….+ all of their relevant addons…to get anyone to switch. Any new sim (with new fresh ideas, tech etc) will need funding to last the “many years” that it will take to develop and outpace the Frankenstein (core + addons) sims available today. I have come to terms with the limitations of both P3D and XP, and I do not expect much more will happen with either P3D or XP over the next 5 years. I say this because both LR and LM haven’t done anything groundbreaking over the past 5 years, which is why we been flooded with tons of 3rd party products. With that said, I also do not believe that the flight sim arena will get any better than what we have today because the community will hold fast to what they know (P3D and XP) and be very impatient / too skeptical to support / fund a new DEV who is most likely the very one to bring fresh ideas to this hobby. We only have “Deadstick” left and hopefully these guys can hang in there and advance their product over time.
  2. I was really hoping that Vegas would be a fixed location for the event. Orlando has some nice attractions, but Vegas has "so" much more to do given that I have to travel a good distance to make these events. I hope to see the Expo revisit "Vegas" again in the future.
  3. FlyBaby

    Why is this forum dying?

    In general, I have received tons of help on AVSIM, and the information I received from this forum has enhanced my flight sim experience. However, over the years, there has just been an "extreme" bias towards one sim on this site. While I think that the mods are fair in monitoring respectful conversation, I have seen a protective guard (by mods) around one sim only and I myself do not like how other sim forums on AVSIM are monitored for bashing and untrue rhetoric that can spoil the experience for someone looking to learn more about the different products on the market. Avsim is no longer a place that I go to for general browsing / learning (used to be daily) unless I have a specific question (and again, the community here has always been top notch in helping me with my questions).
  4. Hi, I have the Chieftain with the Flight1 G500/GTN 750 package. I am trying to figure out the best way to change altitude when in AP Mode - ALT Hold. At a 4000ft, I set eh ALT selector on the G500 to 3000ft, but the plane does not change altitude to 3000ft. At one point (I think I remember), I set the VS speed and the plane descended to the desired level and the VS mode deactivated to maintain the set altitude. this does not seem to work now as the VS mode stays on beyond the desired level until I manually shut it off. Also, while in NAV mode along with ALT mode, a "GS" also appeared next to the "ALT" symbol in the autopilot panel, but I don't know what that meant. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. Hey, thanks. I think you solved my issue. I have been selecting [RNAV 33 GPS LPV], but choosing Vectors as the transition and not QEPRO. Once I selected QEPRO as the transition, the flight director line (on the map) and the autopilot began to track QEPRO. So in short, I do not really know the difference between selecting vectors vs another waypoint as a transition.
  6. Hi, Thanks so much for your help. Yes, I am using the GTN 750 to load the FPL and approach at KPMP on runway 33 using the CDI to GPS. I both load and activate the approach, but the autopilot (using either NAV or APP) always takes the plane directly to runway 33 without guiding towards any of the points on the approach. I also use Antsairplanes Eaglet with the GTN 750 and have no problems with the autopilot and approach, so I believe that I am doing everything right for the GTN at least. With autop
  7. Thanks for you help. I now an issue getting the autopilot to track the approach waypoints once they are loaded and activated in the FPL.
  8. I did not notice how popular the Steam version is....selling at $25....with over 8K very positive reviews and $4K in dlc. I think this is a good cash cow for now.
  9. FlyBaby

    Farewell FSW

    I supported Flight Sim World from the start and I am disappointed to see development end. There will be much speculation, theories and “I told you so” discussions for the next year. I do think that flight sim development is a huge undertaking with a small user base compared to other game/sim genres. Dovetail has their hand in several pots and their other recent release, Train Sim World, was met with many critics as well, and has had a hard time converting users from the original train sim. With all of that said, I think that the team put forth a good effort. I was pleased with their direction and had no problem with the DLC to fund further development. But many others were not happy with the progress or direction. So we can criticize FSW for what it wasn’t, but the worst news for me is that DTG seemed to be the only DEV in town looking to make big changes on all fronts (default aircraft, sky, missions etc.), and I am mostly disappointed to see that ambition go out the window. I can’t imagine that the Devs who worked hard are any less disappointed. So I thank the FSW team (Chris, Aimee, Mr. Hood and the rest) for a hell of a run. I think that your enthusiasm and intentions were spot on. I appreciated your live streams and engagement with the community. The product was fresh with innovative ideas that needed maybe another year or so of Dev time to bring everything together. It is truly unfortunate that things had to end.
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    Vsync without triple buffering and fps

    I change my monitor's refresh rate using nvidia control panel and then lock the internal fps to that refresh rate. (i use 24 or 30 depending on the plane i am flying); I also have vsync enabled. I get very smooth and perfect performance as long as my rig can can maintain the fps that i set; which is about 99% of the time.
  11. Hi, My Specs are i7 7700k / 16GB 3200 Ram / GTX 1080 Question 1 Can anyone comment on the performance impact of the flight1 GTN 750? I am flying AntsAirplane's Eaglet to use with the GTN 750. Currently I am capable of flying the Carenado DA42 glass cockpit smoothly...if that's any type of reference point. Also I see that we can't load P3D flight plans into the GTN 750. How does Active Sky P4 know what weather to load if a P3D flight plan is not loaded?
  12. FlyBaby

    High-quality small and slow aircraft for P3D v4

    I highly recommend Ant's Eaglet LSA; it is the only plane that I now fly in P3D (as I plan to train in the Flight Design CTLSi). As you may already know, the Eaglet works well with the Flight1's GTN 750 / 650. I highly recommend the GTN as well. Also, the customer support answered me back within a day, which I thought was a quick response.
  13. FlyBaby

    Live Stream - Jordan King (28th February)

    Each sim will have its strong points and weaknesses compared to the next. The shortfalls that you mention can be offset by the missions, user friendly approach etc that will appeal to someone who doesn't require jets or live weather. There is a long laundry list of what a sim needs, but DTG is focusing on some basic features that set it apart from the competition, and that's the best way to compete IMO. This market is not just a matter of getting P3D or XP, many simmers have them both. I think that DTG can get a good portion of long standing simmers to add FSW to their collection, and also get the newbie / casual simmer that doesn't immediately demand the more detailed features that will eventually come to the platform.
  14. FlyBaby

    Live Stream - Jordan King (28th February)

    I am also anxious to know what’s next. However, being a developer and working in the field for almost 2 decades, I can certainly understand the long periods of silence. A Dev can be trying something new that just is not working (performance issues, clashes with existing features that require a total revamp of such feature etc.), so why announce something that may not happen and then have to deal with the backlash when you can’t deliver, or can’t deliver in certain time frame? Then there is scaling down the original scope of features do to the above and other reasons. So again, keeping quiet about these things is the proper thing to do before knowing if it is really going to work, and work well. Not to mention the time it takes implement and improve upon features (like TrueSky) that you have announced and released. As I said before, DTG is teaching a very old dog new tricks. Its not just a matter of making Rover…roll over. Its making Rover do backwards flips while catching a Frisbee in his mouth and then landing on one paw. That’s gonna take some time.
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    Cirrus SR-22?

    I have the Carenado SR22 and I do not recommend it. The Carenado version “always” wants to climb, despite trim settings, power reduction etc). Approaches with the Carenado is very frustrating for me, the plane either wants to fall out of the sky or climb. The G1000 is very glitchy, for example, sometimes flight planner will get stuck on the approach screen and not allow you to back out to the map screen again (this also happens with the Alabeo Da42). Do not let the pretty pics fool you; beyond the looks, there is not much there to engage you IMO. I don’t fly my Sr22 and my report to Carenado (about 2 years ago) only resulted in them saying that they would look into the issues I raised. Also, I could not fly the Carenado Sr22 until I upgraded to an i7-7700k (@ 4.8Ghz) and a GTX 1080….these glass cockpit planes hit the frame rates really hard when I had my i5 and GTX 680.
  16. It is apparent that no flight sim will hit the shelves with “everything” included on day one. The sims that have been out for over 5+ years have yet to offer a complete package and rely heavily on 3rd party vendors to fill in the gap. It is interesting how DTG gets criticized when both LM and LR have essentially the same business model that costs much more. At the same time, FSW is offering more, by partnering with DEVs in the core, and there is much more to come. I think this is a good business model given the realities and constraints of flight sim development.
  17. Same here...actually, I am still at 4.0 and see no need to go through the exercise of updating P3D along with the addons for compatibility.Too much of a hassle for the few improvements that affect how I use the sim.
  18. I feel a different way. People start business ventures to make money. I paid $15 bucks for Flight School..and then later got FSW for free...with all of its upgrades / enhancements. If the dlc (in any form) keeps the cash flowing in to fund further development, then that's just good business sense to me.
  19. I am new to DCS and just downloaded 2.5 based on some ads I saw yesterday. However, I am unable to get the same visuals as many vid / pics I see. In addition, because I am new to DCS forums, I have not been granted access rights to post, ask / contribute to conversations. There is one thread (, where a poster has a similar problem like below...(flat lime green trees) after some tweaks, he was able to obtain this.... but I don't know what all he did to get it working. I have both disabled and enabled "deferred shading", but I see no difference. Does anyone know the proper steps to get things working right? I have "all" graphics on max and I have a GTX 1080.
  20. FlyBaby

    Help with DCS 2.5 visuals???

    In the thread I referenced, someone said that he had to set deferred shading "off" first and then set it back to "on" to get it to work. I will try this when I get a chance. I recall setting it to off, with hdr on, and then back on. But I saw no change at all, just flat-like lime green trees,
  21. FlyBaby

    Is this video showing Flight Sim World?

    It is apparent that @pracines can't handle the truth.
  22. FlyBaby

    What's going on with FSW?

    Within this early release state, FSW has introduced… Great default aircraft Missions & Tutorials…Cold and Dark Great Weather enhancements (Rain + TrueSky) Passengers (Yes, I like passengers and the idea of a passenger view…like in their train sim) The above alone lets me know that DTG is serious about offering something new / exciting / unique. I really don’t care about a January update, or a February update. I just hope that DTG has the resources ( money, staff etc) to put out the best sim within the next year or so. I realize that “new” implementations take time to do it right, especially if you have a small DEV team. If DTG needs to get some DLC sales in the meantime to further fund this project, then so be it. And I expect that their SDK will attract third party Devs to create awesome addons. So…I look to the middle or end of 2019 to truly measure what DTG is capable of doing. No rush here. I purchased X-plane in 2011 and Prepar3d shortly after that, and neither of these sims made any major groundbreaking advances since then when compared to what DTG has been able to do in just their early release stage. So i can wait another year or so to give DTG the required time to create the best flight sim experience.
  23. FlyBaby

    What's going on with FSW?

    Yes it does. However, your quest to constantly bash FSW hinders you from accepting the facts that disqualify your statements.
  24. Cloud Layers at 10, what is your PC setup? I am currently running at CL = 5 with i7-7700k / GTX 1080 / SSD HD / 16G 3200 RAM / 1080p resolution.
  25. FlyBaby

    Sky Force: credit where credit is due

    I also have ASP4 + ASCA. SF3D looks a little better in some of the pictures than my setup (especially @Neptune pics). How do you use EnvTex to enhance the Hifi combo? Can you use envtex with hifi automatically (dynamic loading)?