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  1. Since the Stream Deck + has knobs, it's the most versatile for flightsim use, IMO, and with SPAD.next, it is highly programmable. A less expensive but still quite effective alternative is the Behringer X-Touch Mini MIDI controller. While it does not have displays, it is still quite programmable with either SPAD.next or AAO and is remarkably well-built for the price. There's also the Loupedeck, which is a nice unit in and of itself, but much more work to program for simming use, at least with SPAD.next. For me, the outlay has been well worth the money and tedium of setting it all up.
  2. I started out on a 6700K with a GTX 980, and FS2020 performed and looked better than FSX Steam Edition ever did. I had most of the graphics settings on either medium or high and wasn't at all disappointed with the display quality. Still use the same CPU but upgraded to a RTX 3060 and a 47'' ultrawide monitor and still get decent (30FPS+) performance 99% of the time, with the bulk of the eye candy settings on ultra.
  3. I remember America West airlines doing something similar in the early '90s, not long before they gave up the ghost.
  4. Their nagging, intrusive, buggy, perpetually updating software outweighs any advantage the hardware brings to the table in my opinion. Coped with it for about a year, then scrapped it and reverted to my old but much more reliable Logitech G13. Would not recommend.
  5. No experience with 4K, but I fortuitously acquired a 49'' ultrawide just last week and I'm convinced ultrawide is the way to go. I'm running a RTX 3060 with an Intel 6700K, so not bleeding edge hardware by any measure, but with DLSS and DX12 I'm getting silky smooth performance. I suspect you'll be able to run a 34'' with no trouble at all on your new system.
  6. I've worked full-time from home as a software developer since 1996. In fact, my current employer (celebrating 16 years this week) doesn't have an office--we all work from our homes. There's nothing in my day-to-day activities that can't be done via remote networking or teleconferencing software, and I'm ten times more productive than I'd be in an office environment with all its distractions. It does take discipline, and I'd say the discipline required to hang it up and call it a day is often more challenging than having the discipline to drag myself into my office in the morning. It's also the key to not burning out, though, so I've become accustomed to working on a fixed schedule. I can certainly understand how it's not for everyone, but it works for me. I wouldn't have it any other way.
  7. I can't speak to the Just Flight L-1011 as I have never tried it. That being said, I hope JF shows their L-1011 the same kind of love they did with the BAE-146 and bring it to MSFS.
  8. Here are my favorites from my FSX days 1) Majestic Q400: Excellent in every way. You will have to enter your flight plan manually (unless they've changed that recently), but this in my opinion is hands down the best bird available for FSX. If you're getting decent frame rates with the default aircraft, then you'll be able to run this one as well. 2) Captain Sim L-1011 (yes, really): I know Captain Sim gets a mostly well-deserved bad rap these days, but their L-1011 for FSX is very well done and a lot of fun to fly, especially if you're into old school aviation. They usually have a sale during the holidays, so you might want to keep an eye on this one and buy it then. 3) FlySimware Falcon 50: Another tri-motor with old school avionics. A fast, high-flying beast that's very well done and a lot of fun to fly. Though I never bought it, you might also want to consider their Lear 35A, especially now that they have the UNS-1 expansion pack. I ran each of these in FSX:SE on a sub-par machine for years and got much enjoyment from them. Hope you're able to do the same!
  9. Spad.next implements Streamdeck quite well IMO. For knobs-o-plenty, I bought a Behringer X-Touch mini, which also works well with Spad.next. Very satisfied with all of the above.
  10. What I intended to say is that there is no inherit limitation to Stream Deck itself that would prohibit a user to convert one profile to another, meaning 'you can only have [x] number of pages regardless of what editor/software you're using.' Not touting SPAD.next over AxisAndOhs, either. I just happened to be invested in the former before I became aware of the latter.
  11. Since there's no practical limit to the number of pages you can have on the Stream Deck, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to do that. Can't speak for AxisAndOhs since I'm using SPAD.next, but it is really easy to set things up and move them around. A little tedious, but that's just the nature of the beast. The payoff is certainly worth the effort, though.
  12. I had their FSX incarnation, flew the Combi all over the western US and Canada. Really fun retro bird to fly, and arguably the best night lighting I've ever seen in a simulation.
  13. Give me a study-level King Air with analog gauges and I doubt I'd fly anything else. Definitely intrigued.
  14. If this is the product of a youngster--and I mean someone less than twelve years old--then I am marginally impressed. Otherwise, no. Clearly not ready for prime time and clearly not worth the money.
  15. Same thing going on here. No problems until about an hour ago, and I've been flying pretty much all afternoon.
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