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  1. Re the response from @Danklaue - he is the lead XP developer for Carenado (and also the Just Flight XP models) so he is pretty clued up on all things XP/Carenado 😏 I find they use more juice than the default but then they would - but they run absolutely fine on my system. cheers Peter
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    X-Plane Forum Changes

    Thanks Tony - a great idea. I don't know how you have time whilst recreating the UK! cheers Peter
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    FlywithLua errors

    No issues for me. cheers Peter
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    Can't find VOR DME X-Plane 11

    Whilst not my question, just wanted to say you're a good man Jan - always most helpful and informative cheers Peter
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    Farewell FSW

    Re ‘Froogle’ - to be fair Pete has been a highly regarded commentator and inspiration to the flight sim community. Back in 2016 he hosted Flightsimcon and had a speaker slot. This was the marketing at the time: “The speaker list features some of the biggest names in the flight simulation world, including Peter "Frooglesim" Wright, Austin Meyer...” Since then he has been a lot quieter because he has been involved in a start up business which I don’t think is anything to do with flightsim. He made a lot of very helpful videos for newbies and experienced simmers in the past. He also supported a charitable organisation for underprivileged kids in Florida where he lives. It gave them the opportunity to fly and use flightsim equipment. It was also used to help them learn technical stuff (e.g. Maths) in an interesting format. I donated my Saitek gear to them as it seemed very worthwhile. So I do have respect for him although I was a little disappointed in the way he tackled some of issues in the vlog cheers Peter
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    Farewell FSW

    Here in the UK 'Limited Company' accounts are public - anyone can access them through Companies House. Ltd is the parent company of Dovetail Games. Accounts are available for each year up to March 2017. They tell an interesting story, seemingly not a happy one over the last three years of published accounts, but one can only read between the lines . They do state that there is an outstanding royalty commitment of £1.32m within what's owed to "other creditors" for "technology being used in one of the Company's simulator products. This is a royalty based licence agreement which is payable in stages by 24-12-2018". One wonders whether the licence reverts if the last installment is not paid - and if so will it be up for sale again. We'll have to wait until 2017-18 accounts are issued this November. May of course be for something other than the ESP engine. cheers Peter
  7. Fabulous news - thanks Tony - will download this evening. cheers Peter
  8. No the native 3d dynamic lighting still works as normal with the Taburet pacakge cheers Peter
  9. Yes you do but it is not so noticeable from high altitude with the new extended lighting. The XP version of Taburet night lighting works with ortho. Luckily the Taburet packages coincide with most of my Ortho areas. It also seamlessly links with the native XP extended lighting when you fly out of the ortho area. Funnily enough I thought 'oh no I've wasted a few pounds' when the XP extended lighting came out ( I only purchased the Taburet packages about a week before XP released the extended lighting) but as it happens I didn't because of this ortho issue. Interesting that Taburet can get it to work with ortho - I guess Laminar will work it out. (No doubt Tony could explain the reasons why one works with ortho and the other currently doesn't) cheers Peter
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    11.20 coming to final

    Hmmm - I have an alternative view - is it that this is dependent on systems capability? Because I find that with the latest version: Ortho looks great - where there is no autogen the buildings and trees often look 3 D. The detail on the mountains around LOWI is amazing - I marvel, for example, at the how the crevices in the rock are displayed. Even the flat lands such as Florida look great because the details on the ground (e.g. stadiums and golf courses). I run autogen at one off highest, textures one off highest, HDR on and middle range anti aliasing and then set the FPS wizard to max frames. Oculus Tray tool is set to limit to 45 frames. I flew out of ORBX Meigs last night and the level of detail was incredible. The whole city was full of autogen and a steady 45 frames was maintained. I flew low along the highway ad 130kts in the stock Baron just to see how it would cope - smooth as butter. The lampposts were very disconcerting though as they zoomed by just underneath. Coming into land over the I then used replay and flew in ride along mode - that is an amazing experience which I highly recommend. Clouds are amazing (I use the native clouds) - obviously have to keep these pretty much to few or broken. I can read all the dials in the cockpit (even the baro reading although it is a little blurred) and can set the GPS using the Oculus controllers without leaning forward (i.e. I can see the airport ICAO clearly enough to set up a direct route). I cannot read the detail on the GPS screen without leaning forward but the magenta line is clear. Also the in cockpit 'iPad' is very useful and easy to zoom in. I am very fortunate to have a PFC C2 flight console which I know by feel so don't have to look at it - but if i do get slightly disorientated I can look down my nose and see all the switcher and knobs I don't get eye strain or headaches now the judder is fixed. Obviously it is not perfect because there is pixelation but it is not, for me bad enough to stop me using it 90% of the time, Some commentary would indicate that DCS is the current state of the art for flight VR - I think XP VR is at least as good (if not better when considering the amount of autogen) and of course the whole world is your lobster. cheers Peter
  11. Oh fabulous - great to see UK photoreal is a maybe - and pics of Liverpool too! Photoreal PNW and Netherlands - bliss. ...and Barton looks fabulous too Great great news. Meigs is fabulous BTW - and great to read that it is selling well. cheers Peter
  13. Great news. Purchased and downloading. Looking forward to seeing this! Hope you had fun working on it Tony. Edit - oh dear got a problem - will post on Orbx support forum - a "SystemAugmentationException" Edit 2 ..................although it appears to have loaded okay cheers Peter