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About Dazkent

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    Started out flighing sims in my teens, my first one was Solo Flight on the Atari 8 bit. I got FS9 a few years ago but thought it was all too complicated. I then purchased FSX about 2 years ago and installed it, i thought it ran horribly and then uninstalled it. Just over a yeat ago I found avsim and realised that FSX has to be tweaked and set up in a certan way so I gave it another try on my old dual core system and was hooked.

    I have just purchased a custom built pc and now feel that its time to learn all over again but it sure is fun

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  1. Hi After taking some time out I have finally been able to get back on the flightdeck and resume my UK tour, I was a bit nervous making this as I was so out of practice. The video showcases some lovely scenery and some not so great flying skills. So if you have a bit of free time why not come aboard and for my own airline's first flight. Kind regards Daz
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    MCP not working in QW Avro

    Bit of a long shot but do you have all versions of Sim Connect installed? I think there are 3. I know the Areosoft Airbus does a very similar thing if one of the sim connect versions becomes corrupted
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    Finally, people boarding my FSX planes!!

    I was very interested in this product too but if you look on the P3D forum there are quite a few people now having issues with blurries. Like blueshark would love to see someone review this for FSX.
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    optimize FSX

    Completely agree with the above comment, Some of them use so many after effects and tricks such as double speed playback they are not much like the sim itself. When i started recording my flights and uploading them i made the conscious decision to record at 30FPS which is what my sim is set to and to playback at 30FPS. It can put new users off if they see a "fantastic" video then try to recreate the flight in their sim and realise it bears little resemblence.
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    LGA 1150 CPU for P3D V4

    Like you I have a 4770K and a 4790K running in both my PC's the 4770K is O/C to 4 ghz and the 4790K is running at stock and there is very little difference between them. My advice is wait for P3D V5 and see what sort of system requirements that will need.
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    FTX Global - Base and Vector... your comments?

    Global is a must have, not only will it transform your sim but it can actually improve performance in some situations with little or no impact on VAS. I don't own vector but have read that if you have all the options turned on then this can affect VAS.
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    Is V3 still worth using.

    Thankyou , have already ordered the extra RAM now to start saving pennies for a new GFX card
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    UK2000 Gatwick for P3Dv4

    The ATC has a habit of doing this sometimes, have had the same at Stansted in FSX, i just dial in the frequency and treat it as an ILS
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    Is V3 still worth using.

    Thank you for all your replies, I really appreciate the input. I have decided to go with V3 for now and save some pennies for more RAM and a new GPU with a view to updating to V4 or V5 at a later date I know my current GPU will probably not be up to the job due to the amount of VRAM so I was initially looking at a GTX1070, the GTX1080 is about £100/$160 dollars more. For 1080P on a single screen would the 1070 be enough or should i save a bit more and just go for the 1080? What i am really looking for is a solid smooth experience on my 60hz monitor, not necessarily everything on Max settings. Many thanks Daz
  10. Hi Guys As a long time user of FSX ( don't shoot me 😃) I like to keep an eye on the developments and improvements in the land of P3D. I bought V2 back in the day and whilst it looked prettier than FSX it always seemed to suffer with worse AA and lower performance in very heavy weather so in the end I went back to FSX, (i just like to get into the sim and fly, none of this tweaking mlarky). Then P3D V3 came out so i bought it but I never really got around to installing it, So now V4 is here and i know of certain advantages ( no more worrying about VAS) and have been thinking of giving it another try ( not going to ditch FSX yet, haha) I have two PC's both similarly specs ( I7 4770K and an I7 4790K both running at 4Ghz with GTX970's, Yep i was one of those that bought 2 cards 6 months before the 10 series came out). I would like to give P3D another try and want to install it onto my gaming rig before making a final decision about buying a copy for my Flight Sim rig. So do many of you still use V3 or should I just go for V4? Final footnote ( you still with me) I currently have 8GB ram (i realise I will probably need to buy another 8GB.) and run a single screen setup running at 1920x1080. Any advice would greatly be appreciated. Many thanks Daz (Dkentflyer)
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    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    Million dollar question for me, any improvement in the AA for 1080p users?
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    Question about "Ultra Realistic Videos"

    I often wondered this when i first started out, i then learned that they use tricks such as 1/2 speed recording and adobe aftereffects. I try and steer clear of these sort of videos and find ones from people that just upload their raw footage. When i decided to record my videos i made the decision to upload what i see on my screen. It gives the viewer a more realistic expectation of what they can also achieve using their own rig.
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    Advice for returning simmer?

    Be very careful of youtube videos as most of the time ones labelled "ultimate realism" employ tricks like recording at half speed and playing back at double speed and adding effects using adobe premier to give that real life look.
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    P3d v4.3

    Anticipation is a dangerous thing, you could end being dissapointed.
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    Why this rush for v5? V4 is still amazing

    Enjoy the product you have today or you could suffer with what i call "pebble syndrome" always thinking a better version is around the corner. The ESP platform has brought us and will continue to bring us alot of enjoyment. I for one am thankful for that and of course it will be interesting to see how V5 will turn out. Who knows it may even have proper AA without the need to melt your graphics card in when flying in overcase/ dense cloudy weather 😃