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    Win10 Pentium 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    FSX:SE, XP10

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  1. SIMstarter NG! A superb utility that makes things soooooooo much easier.
  2. Ok, I understand where you are and was there myself a while ago. Don't get distracted by "is this right?" but stay with "does it looks good?" I use the default settings on almost everything except the water shaders and, since I bought Cloud Shadows, the cloud shadow strength over water. Honestly though, these are just personal preferences. The DX10 Fixer is that rare piece of software which is so successful in how it works that it doesn't need a lot of adjustment. Remember that Steve has also offered 4 profiles as part of the install - hugely helpful when trying to see what differences each setting might make. If you want to know more about tearing, jaggies etc then there's a lot on NVidia's website which might help: descriptions of all of these graphical anomolies and how they might be resolved through various NVidia driver settings. You'll get there!
  3. Search for The DX10 How To Guide NZ in any browser and you'll find a superb guide which takes you through the settings you are asking about. When read alongside Steve's excellent user manual you should get a really good understanding of what's appropriate for your system. It is worth the effort - the Fixer is a superb piece of software. Hope this helps, Rupert
  4. Moved to a newer sim rig just a few weeks ago without any problem. Installed Steam client and then logged into Steam first time and transferred content via external HDD. All went smoothly. Do you have account verification via text setup - maybe missing a verification code? Hope you get it sorted soon. Rupert
  5. Well said and fair comment. DTFS wasn't particularly engaging but DTG's offer of FSW to Flight School customers was generous. FSW is certainly moving along in Early Access and I, for one, am pleased to see it develop and improve. I'm not really interested in any debate of "which sim is better" because it's all about familiarity and ease of use, about add-on investments and about hardware capability. For now, I would simply acknowledge DTG's efforts and look forward to an interesting future in flight sim.
  6. Matthew I run LNM on a second screen with my FSX running in pseudo full screen. I use the pseudo full-screen app from the AVS Library which gives the "full screen" borderless outcome on my sim monitor whilst allowing full visibility of my second monitor. I've had this setup for several years and it's very stable. Kind regards Rupert
  7. Michael I don't own a single PMDG aircraft because my PC simply couldn't cope with them - I don't know what it would be like to fly them. However, I have greatly enjoyed the iFly 737 for some time and, having also added FS2Crew I find the whole simulation very enjoyable and very satisfying. So, as others have said, it seems there are two 737's polling well but I suggest you should consider FS2Crew too and that'll speed up your learning curve whilst also enhancing your immersion levels. I fly almost exclusively GA, as you do, and have found the above combination to be just right for me with respect to the B737. Decisions, decisions! Regards Rupert
  8. I have the paid version and, like others, think it's indispensable. I run a fairly low end rig and it really helps me get the best out of my setup by allowing me to manage settings depending on what and where I want to fly. I've had it for a year and I'm still learning more and more about its capabilities. It manages scenery, aircraft, FSX config settings and, using its "Run Manager" and clean desktop it can help you run customised external programmes (e.g. NVI, ORBX Vector AEC profile) and temporarily shutdown apps not needed for simming (e.g. virus scanners) then start them all up again when you close the sim. It really is top of my add-on list and, for me, is great value. Worth mentioning that the developer also offers superb support and is really responsive. Top marks from me.
  9. I don't use P3D so I can't confirm this but there's another active thread, started by Rockliffe, which seems to describe a similar problem and attributes it to AS16. There's talk of AS16 having known issues on a specific release combination of P3D and AS16. Worth a look to read the conversation in that thread. I hope you get it fixed - good luck.
  10. fsx-se

    I sometimes get this too and I use Alt-Enter to switch windowed/full screen. Always brings everything back to full motion. I don't know why it happens (probably my low end PC) but this fixes it every time for my rig. Worth trying?
  11. +1 Forgot to mention SimStarter NG and Majestic Dash Q8-400 Pilot.
  12. fsx-ms

    Claude, the user manual for v1 states the following: "Take-off and climb When lined up for take off, slowly increase the throttle until maximum power is achieved. At sea level you might see the power LED display flash which tells you that you have exceeded the maximum fuel flow or maximum Manifold Pressure. If this happens you can very slightly reduce power on take off. Likewise, if you have set your weather to be hot (above say 85 degrees Fahrenheit) you may see a temperature warning on your engine instruments. Again, slightly reduce power so the LED indicator shows safe temperature." Previous advice is good and I add this to let you know that your throttle and fuel flow warning threshold may vary with altitude and OAT. Hope this is of further help to you.
  13. Nice shots. I'm on Skye right now and it was great to see these appear tonight. What an island, what stunning scenery and the local residents are just so welcoming. Thanks for a very timely post.
  14. fsx-ms

    Rob, Sean We've never met but It feels like we know you because you have been around for a while and ALWAYS showed great concern for us as customers and for driving and then maintaining exceptional standards. I wish you well in what lies ahead and, like others who posted before me, I get it. Nothing else is ever as important as family and friends. Take care Rupert
  15. I agree with Ed; something wrong with your hardware. I've got the same stick and I don't have your problems. Hope you get it fixed - T1600M is a good bit of kit.