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  1. Software as a Service. Some day I will want to retire Prepar3d, but it may never be a need. My wife will probably threaten me to retire my hobby first!
  2. Yes, aircraft and key utilities are so valuable to maintain, totally agree. SDK philosophy is moving toward accessibility because of the generations coming after us(boomer) imho. I'm not so sure that breaking compatibility is as vital as creating accessibility. Saas companies break compatibility to sell "new and better" feature sets, and most customers buy in without too much fuss. Of course there is a limit to what you choose to break. Core platform functionality would be unwise. To finish the thought... LM did remarkably well with ESP. I'm satisfied. But I would welcome enhancements of course. A rewrite is inevitable in order to innovate, and wouldn't be a problem for most because it is bound to be better. @shivers9 Just saw your post. Ditto...
  3. Personally, the prospect of UE5 for P3D is very exciting even if there is breakage in compatibility. I wouldn't be an early adopter on a large scale in that case similar to FS20, but would still be enthusiastic about the possibilities. Truesky has it's moments but probably wasn't the right choice ultimately. Maybe an experimental choice at the time. Maybe the next iteration is magic. Someone knows... I messed with all the settings in the VolumetricClouds.cfg to fix the look of TS and other aspects. Hours of trying combinations, and nothing worked. I gave up and went back to legacy clouds. Weather generation is arguably the Achilles heal of simming. Definitely looking forward to hearing from the NDA clan when lifted!
  4. Sorry to hear your experience pushed you away. Although, I'm sure you are enjoying the change. The T7 is one of the sexiest aircrafts ever made imho. I flew the CS version before investing in pmdg. So it would be unlikely for me to think unfavorably about the upgrade. lolol
  5. I still invest nearly all of my time in P3Dv5. I get so much immersion from it after tweaking the platform for so long it takes a concerted effort to fire up anything else. DCS and MSFS are absolutely beautiful. Assetto Corsa Comp, Rfactor, the F1 series are all excellent too. I'm neglecting these other fantastic sims because I simply don't have enough time to enjoy them all. In P3D I have more payware aircraft and scenery than I can do justice to. I'm often surprised by the beauty and experience flying into an airport I haven't visited in forever. It really is remarkable how far this hobby has come in the 25 years I've been enjoying it. I don't even need an upgrade path at this point. Although I'm always eager to see what's next. I am certain about my passion for P3D as much as others are for the sims they enjoy most. I can appreciate their passion because I know what it feels like. Comparison is foolish imho. We can all be certain without the need to be right!!! Let's agree that this thread is about what the future may hold for Prepar3d. Let's also agree that regardless of personal sim loyalty or whatever, the future is bright for us all. Something excellent is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing the next iteration in sim immersion, but it doesn't mean I'll buy into it immediately at the level I invested in the Prepar3d I currently use. Clearly I've wasted a ton of money in my past on things that have become almost useless. lolol Apologies for the rant.
  6. I haven't done a ton of flying with the new driver, but all seems good to me so far.
  7. Thanks for your reply Dan, and very much appreciate your logic! I did try much of what you've suggested prior to posting. My system is pretty robust, but reducing the load is always a good place to start. I'll continue to investigate. Thanks again!
  8. Suffering from an elevation issue at FT klas. Whenever I load the airport it suffers from the issue in the first image. The building is buried... I thought it may be related to the additional Vegas files in orbx sca. I have the normal orbx klas files turned off of course, including world/scenery location. So I removed sca and rebuilt the scenery index on first load and the sim still has the same issue. The weird part is that I simply need to open the scenery library and move ANY scenery up or down and reload triggering another scenery index build. Then the issue goes away like in image two. Hope that makes sense. Suggestions are much appreciated!
  9. Nothing that can't be fixed. Some airport photo scenery needs to be off, and you'll have some autogen conflicts that can be resolved with help from the TEF developer on the Orbx forum. https://forum.orbxdirect.com/topic/199453-trueearth-us-florida-compatibility-with-3rd-pty/ Here are some screens of mco, fll, mia, tpa.
  10. As a resident I can say it adds to my experience tremendously. I fly in latest V5 and have never had issues with complex aircrafts and airports on my system. I will say there is a little tweaking needed of a few scenery files and autogen if you use KTPA, KMIA, KFLL, KMCO. All of which I have. I'm happy to help get it sorted, and there is decent help in the orbx forum from a few individuals.
  11. There isn't anything really top level, but here is what I use and find immersive enough... SNJ Sim RJFF Fukuoka is priced right and sits in a nice area of the country. Both RJBB products are on sale and pretty much the same quality. I use TB, which is slightly less currently. TB RJCC New Chitose is good enough and has some additional traffic bgls that enhance it some. I don't own it, too expensive, but PACSIM RJOA Hiroshima doesn't look bad.
  12. This occurs when you have the water setting in p3d options on ultra typically. Lowering it one setting should fix it. A problem with the developer never fixing it...
  13. Moving into semi-retirement and thought I'd start learning to create scenery for the sim. This is just photogrammetry, no biggie. Vegas wasn't complete without the stadium...! Thanks for looking! Btw, this was accomplished in a day, and I'm simply marginally techie.
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