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    Retired, flight simmer, started with the original Flight Sim, licensed private pilot (SEL), Harley driver, amateur radio N4YVN

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  1. I did do a search on this and the results dated back to 2003 or so. So I'm asking again: has anyone created a fix for the runways 9/27 becoming 10/26 at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, and where can I get the fix? I'm running FSDT's KFLL airport, too, and they've been talking "fix" over there for a long time. When you're using Navigraph and Aivlasoft EFB, it sucks to be using a SID or a STAR and using 27 instead of 26, if ya know what I mean. Since I use this as my home airport, it's the only one I know with changed runway numbers, but I'd like to get it right, if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Did a quick search with no results, so I'll put this out. You can answer or point me to ant relevant threads. I recently blew up my Win 7 machine, and ordered a new Win 10 gamer. Reinstalled everything with success, and then started setting up my A/C. I am running the latest FSUIPC. Started setting up my PMDG 737, and I cannot get the throttles to work. Since I'm using FSUIPC, I had turned off the controllers in FSX/SE, and no matter what I tried, I could not get the throttles to calibrate. I remembered something about the PMDG stuff not liking FSUIPC, so I deleted the FSUIPC.ini section for the 737, and turned on the FSX/SE controllers (I'm running Saitek X-55 system). and still can't get these things to work. Same results with the 777, so I know it's gotta be an incompatibility, probably with FSUIPC. Any input from the gurus up here? It seems that the PMDG A/C are the only ones with this problem. TIA! -= Gary =-
  3. gpbarth

    Scenery Hunt

    That really looks spectacular! I haven't seen the default St. Barth's yet, but I have watched several hours of take-offs and landings there, and the FSX standard looks terrible, from what this shows. I will give it a shot! Thanks!
  4. gpbarth

    Scenery Hunt

    Just a quickie here. I'm looking for a decent scenery file for St. Barth's. I'm aware of Fly Tampa's product, but at this time, I don't have an extra $35 to spend. So...anybody know of any good freeware (or cheaper) scenery for St.Barth's and surrounding islands?
  5. Had to insert my 2¢ here, as I had replaced my old Win 7 dead machine with two new Win 10 units, one a Cyberpower machine used only for running FSX/SE, DCS World and ARMA 3. I had no choice on the Win 10 OS...neither seller would install Win 7 on the purchased machines. I have found that MS now controls my machines. First off, I tried to purchase MS Office, and found that it now is "leased" and you must auto-renew or lose most of its features. I also found that updates are now mandatory, and your only choice is deciding when they will be installed. As a result, during a recent update, MS decided that Home Groups would no longer exist. As a result, I lost all networking between my two desktops and my wife's laptop. It's taken me hours to re-establish this network. it took me over a month to reinstall FSX/SE with all of the "extras" - ORBX, PMDG, A2A, FSDT, etc. At this time, I have no plans to do it all over again. But I would advise anyone in this predicament to consider purchasing Win 7 ( which MS no longer supports), and install FSX on it. MS now wants full control of your machines, and that is way wrong. Even their security software tries to keep other AV software from working. If you're serious about flight simming, stay away from Win 10.
  6. gpbarth

    DX10 w/New Machine

    Hey! You guys are the experts. I will install the DX10 Scenery Fixer post haste!
  7. gpbarth

    DX10 w/New Machine

    But it's daytime, and there no lights in this scenery, anyway. I DO have the ORBX Global stuff for North America, so I guess it could be that. What gave you that idea? Have you seen this elsewhere?
  8. Long story short - old Win 7 machine died. Bought new Win 10 machine. Installed FSX/SE (same as before), loaded my ORBX stuff (same as before), and downloaded Steve's DX10 Fixer (but DID NOT INSTALL!). Fired up FSX, went to the Settings and set up my grafix for 1920x1080, Aniso/AA, and Preview DX10 (as Steve has suggested to make sure the sim would work with it BEFORE installing his fix). Loaded up my A2A P-51 at my local airport, and got this result: Bad grafix Turned off DX10 and the black boxes go away. I did not have this problem with Win 7, and want to go with DX10. Any ideas just what is causing this?
  9. I'm sure this has been addressed elsewhere, and it so, maybe you could just point me to that thread. But I've been out of the loop, so to speak, for quite awhile now. Before my computer bit the big one, I was running FSX/SE with "everything!" Running Win 7 /64. Reasonably well, I might add. A big part of that success was fine-tuning Win 7 to be as invisible as possible. No background processes, no screen savers, no nothing. NOW - I have a brand new machine running Win 10/64 with a faster CPU, hotter graphics card, and faster RAM. I've reloaded FSX/SE, and all of my previous goodies. And now I'm in the process of reconfiguring everything. And the first thing I've noticed is that Win 10 really takes control of everything. It even watches over my browser requests and decides what I can or can't reach. It downloads updates with no approval, and doesn't care what happens. This Windows Defender crap is worse than any anti-virus program. My question here is, how can I set up Win 10 specifically for FSX? This new machine is for gaming only. No personal stuff. No word processors, no email, no Facebook, no nothing. Only FSX and DCS World, and eventually Prepar3d. I don't want Windows to interfere with anything. No screen savers, no wallpaper, no background stuff. Win 7 was set up that way. Can I do that now with Win 10? And if so, how?
  10. gpbarth

    Moving to a new machine

    Sorry, but it took awhile to get my new machine up and running. I now have DCS 2.5 Open Beta installed. Do I copy over everything in the Saved Games/DCS folder to the Saved Games/DCS openbeta folder? Or just the Config folder contents? Or just the Config/Input folder? Sorry for the dumb questions...just want to get it right without over-writing the wrong files.
  11. Spent a lot of time setting up DCS 1.5 and my several A-10C controllers (X-55 stick, throttles, and rudder pedals). I am finally upgrading to a new faster machine, and want to import my current controller settings to a fresh install of the open beta 2.5 on that machine. So what files do I need to back up/save on my old machine to insure I don't lose these settings?
  12. gpbarth

    A Little Help Here...

    I've got Steve's DX10 fixer. Think I've got most of my bases covered. Also the NVidia tweaking tool. Guess I'll wait till I have everything installed and see what happens. Thanks for the input.
  13. gpbarth

    A Little Help Here...

    Thanks, Henry. I have 2 2Tb hard drives that will hold the sim stuff. Nothing will go into the Programs Files folder. And everything will have admin rights, just to make sure. I was running FSX SE on my old machine, with all of the DX10 tricks in use, and wondered if that's really worth it anymore. I'm just concerned with making FSX run as smoothly as possible, and as I said, there will be nothing on this machine but sim stuff. I may eventually go over to Prepar3d, but right now, I have a lot of money invested in the FSX aircraft, and I don't want to re-purchase all of it for P3D. Plus spend $200 for P3D, too. I do like that it's now 64-bit, and my new machine will have 32 Gb of fast RAM. Anywho, I'll be armed and ready when the new machine arrives. It's been a long time without flying, and I cant wait to get back!
  14. Been away for a long time. Old Win 7 machine took a big dump and I lost everything. EVERYTHING! Now I'm getting a brand new top-end machine running Win 10, and I'll be re-installing FSX SE, ORBX, most of the A2A and PMDG inventory, and everything, FSUIPC, TrackIR, EZDok, etc., etc. Question is, how do I set up Win 10 to run FSX SE clean and proper? Do I worry about DX10? Is there a list of things to change in the OS like there was in 7? The new machine will run FSX and DCS World exclusively - no personal data, no e-mail, no browsers, no nothing. Just 4 TBytes of drives and 32 Gb of fast RAM and a NVidia card with lots of RAM, too. Someone out there must have a list of preps for this. Any input will be appreciated. I can't wait to get back I the air.
  15. Highlight the title in the Profies entry box at the top, and then type MS. You'll get a pull-down menu with MS Flight, MS Flight Simulator 2004 and MS Flight Simulator X. Just click on the MS Flight Simulator X, and you're good to go. Incidentally, since it's Profile Inspector 2.13, maybe someone could update the picture of the newest screen. There's a whole lot more, and different, data on the latest screen than on the old one, and maybe some new explanations, too. I'm running the newest 2.13 Profile Inspector (part of the nVidia Inspector) and if you highlight the Profiles box and type in MS, you'll see MS Flight, MS Flight Simulator 2004 and MS Flight Simulator X. Don't know which method you're using, but mine works for FSX.