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About mikealpha

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  1. mikealpha

    Objective of UGCX

    I think UCGX would focus on realistic pushback and ground crew operations. For me that is much more valuable than any animated passengers.
  2. mikealpha

    Addon organizer / MakeRwys problem

    that was it. Normally I do that by default, but this time I forgot it. Thanks for the heads up !
  3. Hi, I'm using the actual version of the Addon organizer (1.34b01) and it seems the file MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg (necessary for Pete Dowsons MakeRyws tool) is no longer created. So all of my sceneries defined via add-on.xml are not recognized by the tool. I have a MakeRwys_Scenery.cfg file in the P3Dv4 folder dated back Mid April. But it does not get updated (or created if I rename it to e.g. .orig) after using Save in the Addon organizer. Do you have an idea ? Mike
  4. mikealpha

    PMDG Announced Global Flight Operations at FSE 2018

    Very nice announcement for my taste ! So within one week we have ... Comprehensive Icing Simulation / St.Elmos Fire and Bugs on windshield (FSLabs) Much more realistic everyday operations (PMDG) Ground pedestrians walking up the stairs (FSDreamteam/GSX) More realistic ATC experience (PilotEdge) All of this goes one step further regarding realism. So why being disappointed at all ? Mike
  5. mikealpha

    FSL Website hacked ??

    Things like that hurt the entire FS community, not just FSLabs.
  6. mikealpha

    FSL back at it again

    Not enjoying the best Airliner that has ever been made, with soooo much love to details ? Because of what, a file in the system32 folder ? I have a hard time to understand how this is a hobby for some.
  7. mikealpha

    To Purchase?

    Ermmm, you`re not talking about FlytheMaddog, aren`t you. Just to throw some abbreviations at you : DFGS, FD, CADC, EFIS, AHRS, FMS :-)
  8. mikealpha

    Whats the average age of our community?

    Certainly a reason, but I don't think that covers it all. As a kid, you don't think about pilots salaries or pilots reputation. When I was 10 years old, I was standing on the fence near the local railway station or airport. With a "find out how things work" attitude. Today you won't see any kid there. I don't want to generalize, but today many young kids are sitting in front of a keyboard or smartphone doing multiplayer games or watching ESports tournaments or whatever. More passively consuming things than actively doing things outside. Must not be like that. I know someone with an A320 sim cockpit who occasionally has a local kids group in the cockpit or does kids days. The kids actively learn what flying airplanes is all about, while sitting in the left seat. Learn about teamwork and how things work. All of them, they are on fire regarding Airliner flying. I'm currently building a cockpit myself and plan to do something similar. To summarize : I think it's also on us 'old blokes' to get them involved. Mike
  9. mikealpha

    Just Flight Traffic Global (Early Access) Available

    If it is based on bgl format, it should work with Voxatc.
  10. mikealpha

    Opinions on the 747 FS2Crew addon

    No problems at all with my "German" english. Additionally should any problems with certain words occur, you can train these in the Speech engine. I would certainly recommend it, it really adds to the immersion.
  11. mikealpha

    F50 or what else? advice on a budget

    Yup, one more vote for the Dash-8. As you mentioned "detailed" : It`s a world of difference to any Carenado offering.
  12. Voxatc needs UT Bridge, which is supposed to be in development for the actual version. But since approximately half a year there are no more news, no statement of the developer, nothing. So if it will come or not, nobody knows for sure.
  13. mikealpha

    This is why I'm using XPlane 90% of the time

    Ouch. Reading that, the famous saying by Mister Stephen Hawkins comes to my mind : The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. Enjoy your hobby, be it in P3D or X-Plane :-)
  14. mikealpha

    Aerosoft Douglas DC-8 released!

    Great, that sounds like a heart and soul project. Time for a break after roughly 500 hours FSL A320. I`m curious how to handle the workload, the DC-8 checklist is shocking if used to one page in the A320
  15. mikealpha

    Is P3D a most complete consumer simulator?

    I`d agree, the question is too generic. It`s a bit similar if a secretary asks, "is my Windows a complete office program". Well, in some way it is, you can learn how to install a printer, use a basic text editor to format texts and so on. But if you want it more professional, you need to buy additional office software. Similar to the flight simulators, be it P3D, XPlane or Aerofly. All give you a basic idea about flying. If you want it more professional, then you need to buy Addons. Many users replace everything, airplanes, scenery, weather programs, ATC, AI. In some regard P3D and XPlane are also just "flight sim operating systems". So it all depends what you mean with learning. Just the basics, or something specific ?