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  1. Hi. Thanks for ChasePlane. I looked on the P3D forums and Prepar3d doesn't require you to run as an administrator. Could you please add an option when installing to not run as administrator? Also, please allow a custom Documents/AppData location (so that Chaseplane doesn't add settings to the administrator's documents and appdata folders, and then that folder not be used when running it from within P3D as a non-admin user. I saw it mentioned that Chaseplane requires admin rights in order to work, but if Prepar3d can run as a normal user then I would suspect that it would be possible for CP to do this as well. I have Prepar3d v4 and Chaseplane but I never fly with them (instead using a different simulator). This is a major reason for that. It is a shame because ChasePlane is a very nice product other than this. Thanks very much.
  2. Thanks Dave. So you can request flight following whilst in flight using Pilot2ATC? That's good to know. I'm still on the trial license but it does seem very impressive. I was on a flight the other day, ATC assigned me a STAR. I messed it up and ATC gave me vectors to get me back on track again (several times). Nice.
  3. Jumping on this old thread as it is related and has some overlap. I want to fly a Baron 58 from London City airport (Category A) which will then change to VFR when clear of relevant airspace. What is the best way of doing this? I could, I think, file an IFR flight plan leaving EGLC in the right direction and then cancel IFR at the appropriate time. I could I think then fly un-ATC'd until approaching the airfield I was going to, where I could talk to Approach. My first question was, can I request flight following whilst in the air? (after cancelling IFR?) Secondly, can I use VFR flight following as a valid way of leaving EGLC rather than filing an IFR flight plan, instead going the whole way VFR with flight following? Thanks.
  4. Hi Dave. Bumping an old thread but I had a similar problem. I had no text shown in the grammar help. Seeing your response here I went and checked and because I'm not running as administrator, the file GrmrHelperData.xml had gone into the administrator's appdata rather than mine. Copying it over seemed to resolve the problem. (OT, I had another issue earlier where no response came from controllers over the radio; turned out that I had Ext Pwr and Avionics on but not the battery so it was ignoring me, so my fault on that one 😀). It is still my first say with P2A but it seems really good, thanks.
  5. Thanks very much for the reply Pete. I don't have the trial yet as I wanted to check a few things first. Previously I've had trial versions of very good products but half used them for a day or 2 and then because they didn't quite do what I expected and/or I hadn't done the correct configuration, I put them to 1 side of a week, then panic with a couple of days of license left. Good to know there's that option there.
  6. Hi. Is there an option to tell controllers to speak more slowly? Ideally I guess you could say that verbally but is there a speed choice either within the interface or perhaps by changing the Windows text-to-speech settings? I ask because although Pilot2ATC looks very good, the controllers seem to speak very quickly. I know that you can either read the text as it appears on screen, and/or click the button to get the 'copilot' to read back for you. Just wondered if it was possible to slow down the audio a bit for us noobs? Thanks. (Sorry, I did try searching the forums but couldn't find any relevant results)
  7. Also that running FSX was involving more and more workarounds. These aren't needed with FSX-SE it just installs. Dovetail updated FSX enough to get it to be easy to install and to run at a basic level. Then they worked on updating it to 64 bit and hopefully a few other updates. I haven't played Flight School as much as I'd have hoped, but that was due to the lessons and tests not being as good as I'd hoped (sorry DTG). Assuming that DTG continue allowing 3rd parties to make addons as they have with FSX and Train Simulator, and work with those 3rd parties, it should be well worth buying imo. Its likely that not every issue on everyone's wishlist will be covered on release date (or at all in some cases) and it probably won't be as optimised as it could be (nor is xplane).
  8. Looks good. Although I initially thought they'd got their priorities wrong with the UI (Dovetail similarly did this with Flightschool), I like the look of the new interface. I really like that it will be possible to chose a ramp start from the quick flight screen and that you're shown a map of the airport to select locations from. Its surprised me in the past how often the default FSX C172 is used for basic checkrides and online flight training, but on that basis I'm happy to see the XP 172 getting some attention. I also think that decent 3D cockpits are more than 'eye-candy' and hope that the improvements to the default aircraft encourage 3rd party developers to make further improvements. My graphics card has 3gb memory and I think I might need to upgrade soon. edit: Also, is XP11 likely to be released on Steam on launch day? And although supporting the developers is a good thing, is there any other benefit to buying it now over waiting for release? Thanks.
  9. So as I understand it, the basis of the theory is that PMDG used a workaround for xplane whereby they found out how to make xplane's flight model behave like FSX's. Then they could just do what they'd do for FSX. That would be a bit rubbish, but as I understand it PMDG have said that this isn't the case. Great.
  10. Hi Kyle. 368.22 released 23/5/2016 I had a message in Event Viewer yesterday that "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding" But I've also had xplane crash with the nvidia module shown as the fauling application. Thanks.
  11. Thanks for the answer Kyle. I'm using HD Mesh v3 and the airport from the download link in the tutorial. My simulator crashed on the flight where I'd entered the flight plan so that might be it. (Seem to be having difficulties related to nvidia causing xplane to crash. I've backed my rendering settings off slightly after setting them to mirror yours when we were talking about lighting, and also made sure my graphics driver was up to date. Hopefully that'll fix it) Thanks for the quick reply above.
  12. Thanks Kyle. I tried it with and without runway contours on but it happened in both cases. Anyway, I have a plan B now btw, does the flight plan in the GPS get saved as part of the scenario? Thanks
  13. So I put the plane on 28L at Portland. I click the Scenario 1 button after copying the tutorial file across. The plane jump up in the air about 10 feet and falls back down again. Smoke pours out of the engines. It doesn't always happen but seems to quite frequently. Presumably I'm the only one this is happening to as I haven't seen any other threads on it. Am I doing something silly? Thanks
  14. I was just up in the air myself. Smiling a lot. Hadn't bothered with the a/p yet so was just pointing it in the right direction manually.
  15. Hi Onno, that's exactly why I use it as well and matches my experience with it. "If only someone made EzDok for xplane". Its great how you can have as many categories as you like. The virtual walkaround that you can setup is nice as well (define a number of external cameras and have xplane move either manually or automatically between them. I am going to try setting the number keys to show various cameras with the DC6 though. Great addon.
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