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  1. I have been happily using the Saitek X52 joystick and throttle for probably 10 years or so - and it is still working fine . I have noticed that on occasions, I am inadvertently and incorrectly using the twist grip rudder, and thought I might move to a new joystick setup. So I have been looking at various comments as to the pros and cons of other joysticks and throttles on the market. The Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog joystick and throttle seem to always come out top of the pile in many reviews or comparisons - with great build quality - and the price seems to be the own negative identified. So my quandary - is do I change? and if so what would you recommend. I enjoy flying the PMDG 737, 747, and 777 and also FSLabs A320 (and Aerosofts when available.) I am a total P3D fan., and also like flying military and GA planes to a lesser degree - so I guess an all rounder. I am being drawn to the Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog - but at the back of my mind - I am thinking that it has been around for a long time and must be due to be updated soon. does anyone have any inside track on Thrustmaster's roadmap? Similarly, it is a while now since Logitech acquired Saitek - and they must be ready to launch a new product - maybe competing with the high end Warthog? As you are the guys and gals using joysticks on a regular basis - I would appreciate your honest assessments and comments as to what is currently on the market - and any inside track on joysticks and throttles currently in development. Thank you in advance. ,
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    ORBX EU Netherlands TrueEarth released

    Is it intended to install ORBX Truearth over existing ORBX programs such as base packs, vectors and Open GL - or does this replace them?
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    Continuous reloading of land, sea and air traffic

    Boeing, Poppet and 3atcos - many thanks for your suggestions. It looks like FSUIPC was the culprit - as when I unclicked the syncing real time - the problem has disappeared. That said, when I started to roll the plane down the runway, I got stutterers every 3/4 seconds - which I did not have before. Any further thoughts? Thanks again to this great community.
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    Continuous reloading of land, sea and air traffic

    Poppet Thank you - I did not realise that I had to delete generated files - so will do this when I get home tonight. That said - I do have many add on's - will they get deleted?
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    Continuous reloading of land, sea and air traffic

    Apologies for bumping - just hoping someone can offer me a solution. Any ideas appreciated
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    Continuous reloading of land, sea and air traffic

    Yes I have uninstalled P3D from the add/remove program control panel and ran the installer again - several times now. I have also disabled my anti virus and malware programs during installation - but still the problem persists.
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    Continuous reloading of land, sea and air traffic

    Many thanks Boeing for your suggestion. On one occasion when I was loading P3D - I got a message telling me that it could not find the traffic.dll file and suggesting that I reinstalled the program. I downloaded a 'fresh' copy - installed it - and still the same problem. I should mention that my programme has worked fine in the past - I have lots of add ons - but fundamentally - as far as I am aware nothing has changed. Any further thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
  8. Hi, I am using V4.2 on Windows 10 64 bit. When I start P3D - it appears to load OK - I have the plane on the runway - and then I keep getting a message box about every 5 seconds telling me that it is loading land, sea and air traffic. I uninstalled all components of P3D V4.2 and then re-installed and the same issue continues - has anyone any thoughts?
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    Problems with V4.2

    Thanks Jim and Ben - all seems to be working well right now - really appreciate your help. Have a good weekend.
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    Problems with V4.2

    where can I find the old version of fsuipc - as I have deleted it from my pc
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    Problems with V4.2

    Jim Thanks for your kind help - I think I have made the mistake of not installing P3D in a non default folder. Thanks agin
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    Problems with V4.2

    This morning I did a clean installation of the full P3D V4.2. On my first attempt to fly - I got major stutters - it was the FSlabs A320 - so I tried a stock plane and the programme loads the plane OK - but every 3 seconds - I get a box on the screen as P3D is trying to load air, land and sea traffic - really weird. Anyone got any ideas? - or it is back to V4.1 for me
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    Operations update for PMDG 777

    When I open the PMDG Operations Centre, I receive a notification that there is an update for the PMDG 777 - and I choose to install it. All seems to go well with the download, then I see the script writing - and it looks as if it has installed OK. However whenever I open the PMDG Operations centre again - the same notification and update appear - so obviously it has not installed. How do I fix this? It has been going on for weeks - so clearly I have a problem. Any help appreciated.
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    Updated FSL A320-X v2.0.1.215 OUT!

    There are no links in the opening message - I assume because it is a copy from somewhere. So I have been to FSlabs website - and cannot see this message under Announcements or A320 thread - can someone please give me the link as to where I go to get the updated version
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    FSLabs A320

    This is absolutely madness - so after some searching - FSLabs wants me to change my display name and enter proof of purchase - I have NO problem doing that - well actually I do because they make it so difficult to do so. I went to my account settings - but could not see the option to change my display name to my real name - never got beyond that. Never had such an issue. My recommendation to the team at FSLabs - wtach what the likes of PMDG and Orbx do and follow suit - it works!