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  1. I couldn't get a feel for the aircraft as a pilot from the video. It felt more like I was a spotter. Some people enjoy the outside views - as do I to a limit - but a little more time from the pilot's perspective would have sold me more on the aircraft since that is where I would be spending most of my time. If I recall correctly from other videos of the Vulcan, the pilot's view is not the greatest which would make flying it more challenging (and fun!).
  2. I used to run 3 x 27" monitors and switched to a 65" curved OLED (Samsung if it matters). I would not happily switch back. I spent too much time aligning and re-aligning the screens, and color and contrast balancing them. I also like not being able to look over top of the screens when I am flying. I am typically sitting at between 24 and 30 inches from the screen which removes any traces of 'screen door' effect. This is a potato quality shot of my display For reference, my keyboard is 17.5 inches wide.
  3. I thought the following were interesting in the SDK section: CIGI allows for externally generated images to be inserted into the simulation (assuming I am reading the wikipedia page correctly) The Linux point seems to allow conversation with the simulator from a non-windows platform. The release note entry says that the change was for better examples but I was not aware of this capability prior to this.
  4. The first load of new scenery always takes a long time for me too. I suspect that Prepar3D is doing some indexing and merging of the scenery.cfg and add-on.xml files during this pass. If you look at the scenery_add-ons.xml file, you will see that it is generating CRC (cyclic redundancy check) signatures for each SceneryComponent. Equally, I suspect that the CRC generation is single threaded but I have not brought up the monitor to check on that. Even if is it multi-threaded, CRC requires the reading of every BGL file in the folder and performing a calculation on each element. Not having to regenerate the CRCs would explain the lower loading times on subsequent runs.
  5. I don't alter the scenery.cfg file at all. Instead I use the addon.xml method. I group my BGL files by lat/lon since that is native to the ortho4xp program. So, for example, I will have folders for +50-119, +50-120 etc. I could put these all under a 'North America' or 'Canada' or 'British Columbia' folder if I wanted to (or all three in a hierarchy). The bgl files are located in the scenery folder under the lat/lon folder. That is, +50-119 will have a folder named 'scenery' and the scenery folder will contain the BGL files. Then I simply add these to an add-on.xml file located in the '...\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Add-ons\Ortho Scenery' folder. The add-on.xml file looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on"> <AddOn.Name>Ortho Scenery</AddOn.Name> <AddOn.Description /> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Scenery</Category> <Path>G:\Ortho Scenery\+50-119</Path> <Name>Ortho Scenery - +50-119</Name> <Layer>301</Layer> </AddOn.Component> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Scenery</Category> <Path>G:\Ortho Scenery\+50-120</Path> <Name>Ortho Scenery - +50-120</Name> <Layer>301</Layer> </AddOn.Component> </SimBase.Document> If I decide to regen a tile in ortho4xp, I simply shift-click on the desired tile, select the new zoom level and regenerate. The I replace the existing lat/lon BGL files with the new ones.
  6. cnc3

    P3DV4 Aircraft Bounces and can't move

    Do you use rudder pedals? If so, I suspect your toe brakes need to be reversed. As for performance at dusk and dawn, these use the most GPU. Perhaps you graphics settings are too high?
  7. When I registered, I got nothing back but was able to log in the next day.
  8. cnc3

    Problem fslabs a320

    +1 for this. Nothing is clickable if your seat is too far back. (Learned this the hard way.)
  9. OK Thanks everyone. I guess its just a localized issue.
  10. I am experiencing a weird situation with my X55 throttle, FSUIPC5, PD3v4.1 and the PMDG 777. Basically, when I advance the throttle from idle, the speedbrake arms and the reversers deploy, then as I progress the throttle, the reverses go to idle and the normal engine thrust kicks in. Is there some setting I am missing that defines a region of the throttle as 'reversers'? If so, where is it located? I have controllers disabled in P3D and run everything through FSUIPC. I don't see this with other aircraft (non-PMDG). Has anyone else experienced this? If so, were you able to fix it?
  11. cnc3

    A small request to fix livery

    Thanks for this. I'll probably do both: a quick fix for me and a longer fix for other folks.
  12. cnc3

    A small request to fix livery

    I am logging through to there now to post the issue. Thanks.
  13. cnc3

    A small request to fix livery

    OK I guess I was confused the the 'Official' part of the forum name.
  14. The livery package for the Air Canada 777 shows up in the aircraft selector as '777-300ER Air Candada'. Would it be possible to change this to '777-300ER Air Canada'?
  15. cnc3

    FsLabs a320 released for P3Dv4

    OK Thanks. I'll do that for now.