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About mgeiss

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  1. This might change my mind about using photoreal+overlays, if/when Orbx release some other regions which better suit my preferences, e.g. something like PNW or NZ. Ortho4XP is nice and an amazing tool given that it's free, but I never got to like the results as much as I thought I would. I'd rather use HD/UHD Mesh for the time being.
  2. I'm with you. I just checked my Simmarket account, and I have 1800 EUR worth of FSX/P3D addons purchased there, plus some PMDG planes (two of them twice for FSX and P3D) and several purchases at ORBX and other stores. Let's say I spent about 2500 EUR on FSX/P3D addons, and I didn't touch either sim since switching to X-Plane 10 (and now 11). OT: I never understood the criticism for XP10's user interface. I still like it way more than XP11's (apart from the nicer optics of course) and it was largely due to the fact that XP10 was so much easier to set up for good performance and nice visuals at the same time, which made the switch a no-brainer for me.
  3. Oh noes... Orbx, Flytampa... X-Plane is getting commercial. Off to FlightGear we go.
  4. Some questions (XCamera, Autogate)

    You're right, of course! I still fly XP10 a lot more, so I forgot about the extension to 20 views. Even better!
  5. Some questions (XCamera, Autogate)

    I don't use XCamera, but if you only use it for quickly jumping to predefined cockpit views, you can probably just stick with X-Plane's default quick view system. You can store up to 10 views per aircraft by setting up a view that you would like to have quick access to (e.g. a view of the overhead panel), and then save that to a num-pad number by holding down Ctrl and pressing that number (e.g. Ctrl+8). To use that view from now on, you just need to press the 8 on the num pad. You can overwrite it anytime by saving a new view for that specific number. I usually have it set up to something like that: 4 for the normal forward view 8 for the overhead 1 for the CDU 2 for the center pedestal etc.
  6. No FMC, but the GNS530.
  7. But you can still purchase monthly subscriptions for FMS data and charts. Just not for data OR charts anymore. Agreed, but Navigraph charts coverage was also significantly increased by switching from LIDO to Jeppesen (from over 2000 to over 6000 airports), which can be a real advantage when you aren't always flying to major airports.
  8. I don't have any experience with NavDataPro, so I can't comment on their products. All I can say is that I'm a Navigraph subscriber (navdata and charts) since some years now, and I never had any serious issues with it. I use it to update the navdata of all my addon planes, X-Plane 10 and 11, as well as PFPX. I also keep the PFPX XX03 update of every year in order to use it when planning flights for PSX. You can also use your Navigraph subscription to get current flight plans in Simbrief. I don't think that's possible with NavDataPro?
  9. You have two options if you want to use scenery without any autogen. You can either use ortho scenery and remove the autogen from the custom scenery, or use exclusion zones for the stock scenery or HD Mesh. You can build a custom scenery in WED, which only consists of exclusion zones for objects, roads, trees etc. You can then put the world objects slider all the way to the right, and it will only affect airports. But keep in mind that lights are bound to objects in X-Plane. So you will loose night lighting in cities and along roads when you fly without autogen. But I guess you already fund that out. I also wish we could adjust airport details and autogen density independently... BetterPushback is your No. 1 choice for a freeware pushback addon. Nothing comes close: I don't care for moving jetways, so I can't give a definitive answer. IIRC there is a free plugin called AutoGate which does the job, but only if the airport and plane are prepared to work with it.
  10. I would buy (and have bought) the download. A Backup of X-Plane is as easy as copying the X-Plane folder to a backup drive, as it's completely self-contained. There is also no need to re-install X-Plane in case you have to restore the backup. It will just run as if nothing ever happened. Of course you will lose things that were added since the last backup, but you get the idea. Restoring X-Plane (even moving the backup to a completely new machine) with all addons is as easy as copy&paste. Worst case is that you need to delete your preferences and set them again, and that you need to re-enter some serial numbers. However, there's one advantage to the DVD version: It can run without an Internet connection, because it doesn't need to verify the serial number on every other startup. If you live in an area or country with an unstable Internet connection, you might want to take this into consideration. Otherwise it won't be an issue.
  11. Visual Glideslopes

    Do you use Reshade?
  12. ToLiss A319 Released

    I bought both (FF and Toliss), but a comparison will have to wait until I find some time for flying. I hope it performs better than the FF, which has a hard time maintaining 30fps on my system.
  13. Aerobask Eclipse GTN Data Loading

    If you have a Navigraph subscription, you should definitely download the data from them (or use the manager), not the demo. That way you will also have the latest data. The required dataset is called "X-Plane GNS430, 777 Worldliner (Ext/Prof), Flightfactor B757 Professional, VMAX B767-300ER Professional, X-Crafts Embraer E-175, Aerobask Aircrafts, JRollon Planes CRJ200 - native**"
  14. Aerobask Eclipse GTN Data Loading

    You don't need XP10, only the XP10 navadata from Navigraph. When you said "how to load my Navigraph data" I was under the impression that you had a Navigraph subscription? You can also download the last default data for X-Plane 10.51 by installing the XP10 demo.
  15. Aerobask Eclipse GTN Data Loading

    The Eclipse doesn't read X-Plane 11 navdata (yet). You need to put the X-Plane 10 GNS 430 navdata in your Custom Data folder in X-Plane 11. If you use the Navigraph Data Manager you can just add a custom addon mapping, choose "X-Plane GNS430, 777 Worldliner (Ext/Prof), Flightfactor B757..." as the dataset and your X-Plane 11 folder as the target. You should end up with a GNS430 folder inside the "Custom Data" directory of your XP11 installation.