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  1. Thank you very much for sending me the Phenom 300 Tutorial pdf Dan
  2. Dan8

    Does FSXSE realistic with wind?

    HighBypass, I am very sorry that I missed your message. Wind shear can come from any direction, not just vertical. And CAT is not always verticle. FSX updates live weather every 15 minutes I believe. Anything within a map zone should be covered. It is possible that moving to a different map zone could cause problems. The latter is a code issue and I do not expect that to change, Microsoft fired the employees and shut down ACES Game Studio many years ago.
  3. My problem is Carenado EMB505 Phenom 300 HD For FSX version 2.1 crashing to desktop. Removed and reinstalled several times. Ran as administrator. AV and firewall turned off. AV is VIPRE. Computer: Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Intel i7 7700K, 32GB RAM, MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning video card. Gigabyte Z270X-UD5 motherboard. Computer screen is 1080p resolution. I have purchased the Navigraph EMB505 Phenom 300 Extension Pack, however, I am afraid to install it until this issue is resolved. This is frustrating, it is the only Carenado product I have purchased that does not work, and I have several of their add-on aircraft. Thank you in advance for help.
  4. I see no updates to anything at those links. My problem is Carenado EMB505 Phenom 300 HD For FSX version 2.1 crashing to desktop. Removed and reinstalled several times. Ran as administrator. AV and firewall turned off. AV is VIPRE. Computer: Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Intel i7 7700K, 32GB RAM, Gigabyte Z270X-UD5 motherboard.
  5. Thank you. I was hoping there was an easy way to find it in an .ini or othr file.
  6. Is there any way I can determine how many multi-engine hours I have logged in MS-FSX? Thank You. I suppose I should have purchased a real log book. I have been flying Flight Simulator, before Microsoft [stole, I mean aquired, it] since 1986 and have never kept logs of hours flown. I have been using FSX since it came out.
  7. Dan8

    age old dreaded oom help please

    8GB of system memory is the bare minimum, you are better off with 16GB. That said, you should not be running out of memory. Right click on your start button or taskbar and select Task Manager, click on the Performance tab [at the top], then left click the Memory [rectangle] on the left of the screen. In the open area of the bottom right of that screen you will see how much memory you have In use (compressed), Committed, Cached, and most importantly Available. The two most common things that cause an out of memory message is to many things running in the background, under normal use, or a virus. The following is a video explaining how to get the most out of Windows 10. Note: Although the Anniversery Edition in mentioned, it applies to all current Microsoft Windows 10 users. Also, he is using Windows 10 Pro, so, some of the screens may look a little different from yours. He does explain some differences on where things are in the non-Pro version of Win 10.
  8. Dan8

    I am sooooo annoyed by FSX

    Eraser74, I have used FSX since it came out. There are two things I have found that cause problems with FSX, software [add-ons] that exhibit problems because of poor code or a computer that has problems, such as a defective or weakening power supply, video card or motherboard. The latter causes problems with add-ons that introduce much more detail, they demand more from a computer and thus weak computer hardware reaches it's limit and many problems can arise. Regarding the latter issue, usually any demanding add-on will cause problems. If only one add-on is causing an issue there is a 99.9% chance it is that single add-on. Note: I started working in the computer industry over 30 years ago and have gained a great deal of experience in that field.
  9. Dan8

    Payware Aircraft Recommendations?

    You mentioned a regional jet. You might like a prop version, such as the Carenado King Air 350i. The following is not the best video, try to look beyond some of the things the sim pilot did: Here is another video with more navigation information. Please overlook his mistakes, I do not believe he is a real pilot:
  10. I do not acknowledge or celebrate Xmas, however, I do celebrate Christmas. Other than A2A, that are more challenging to fly, you could try this site: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/spaceflight-dynamics-module-for-fsx.437124/
  11. In general, the last thing you installed for FSX or software you made changes to is the culprit. Hardware can cause problems like this, however, that may not be the case and will not address it.
  12. Dan8

    Disappearing Terminals After Flight!

    You forgot to tell us if you changed anything just prior to this happening. What operating system are you using? I forgot to mention, have you run a virus check using a good virus program, such as VIPRE? Download and install MSI Afterburner and CPUID HWMonitor [note: both are free programs, you can pay for HWMonitor, however, it is not necessary]. With these check how much video card and system memory are being used and what percent of each CPU core and your GPU core are being used. Also, Windows Task Manager [Performance tab] will show how much memory is free at the moment you bring it up. Also, under the Processes tab, it will show what program is using a percentage of the CPU is being used for a program - again, at the time you are looking at the data. Scroll down to look at all of the programs. You can do more with Windows programs such as Task Manager, however, the above is a good starting point - for all of the programs, not just Task Manager.
  13. I, too, have "flown" Flight Simulator since before MS stole, I mean, acquired it. Visuals and content have certainly changed since those days. To your question, if you had no problem when using Windows 7 and now have a problem using Windows 10 it sounds as though that is your problem. I have heard of others with the CDI needle on the wrong side. Another thing, with this being your only add-on aircraft, you cannot tell if you have this problem with other add-on aircraft, in other words it is possible Windows 10 is playing havoc with the software you have. I thought about shooting an approach at that airport with a few different add-on aircraft, however, I am still using Windows 7 and the results would most likely prove invalid compared to Windows 10.
  14. Windows 10 has serious problems in many areas. Do the following, it will NOT harm your computer, it will force Windows 10 to be more friendly to you and programs. These are videos and are very easy to understand and follow. After you fix Windows 10 you should be able to install FSX SP2, if you continue to have problems please post here. If the following fixes your problem, please post here for the benefit of other FSX users who have the same issue with Windows 10, this information needs to get to as many people as possible. 1.) General Fix for Windows 10: 2.) Windows 10 fixes directly related to gaming