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  1. After a lot of fruitless research, I was able to seemingly fix this issue in an extremely simple fashion. The old SSD still had the "Windows" folder on it. I didn't know if deleting it could cause issues or not. I renamed it "Windows.old", and X-Plane now seems to be referencing the correct driver information.
  2. Wonderful! Just got back into this aircraft today after hearing they were working on an update. Glad it has finally rolled out!
  3. Been a LONG time since I've been on the forums. I've run into this issue with X-Plane, as well as some other games not installed on my primary Operating System storage device. I should have realized this could be a problem but I suppose I was just too optimistic. Essentially: I have X-Plane installed on a secondary SSD. It's been that way for a while; the sim runs fine, nothing crashes. Now, it's critical to understand that this "secondary SSD" used to be my main storage device (it used to have the OS on it), until I did some hardware upgrades to an M.2 nvme chip, so now that SSD just primarily houses games. However, I've noticed when I try to run Vulkan, the sim tells me I need the NVidia Driver newer than 440. But let me clarify, my graphics driver is up to date (445.87). This seems to be happening because X-Plane (as well as other games that encounter this same issue on that SSD) are recognizing the old graphics driver on the SSD they are currently installed on, instead of referencing the current graphics driver on the main storage device which runs the operating system. So I guess my question is two-fold... since X-Plane is stored on a different drive, how do I get it to recognize the new graphics driver on my main drive. On the old drive, where can I find any irrelevant driver info and delete it? Thank you. I'm hoping I'm just missing something pretty straightforward here. I'm running latest Windows 10 with a 1080ti. All the best, Joe
  4. @rcboffa I think the whole "that issue would happen in the real thing", for the most part (unfortunately) is a go-to phrase to excuse any POSSIBLE errors with their plane. That is very agitating to me and a childish thing for a professional add-on developer to do when so many people throw their money at them.
  5. I saw "what do you miss about..." and I KNEW you would reference the old days... that is an amazing question.
  6. I saw the Forum section, and I think polling is a great idea! Potential questions: - "Which flight simulators do you use?" (list them) - "Which flight simulators did you stop using and why?" (list them) - "Do you think X-Plane 11 has potential?" (Yes/No/Maybe) - "Do you think Dovetail Games Flight Simulator has potential?" (Yes/No/Maybe) Just thinking.
  7. First, I apologize if this has been stated in the AVSIM forums already... if not, I'm glad to report it! As of this past Monday, October 10, 2016, Flight Simulator X turned an official 10 years old! Let this stand as a symbol and legacy for how well anything can age and withstand modern games with a little help from a close-knit community! So... happy birthday, FSX! :Big Grin: :p0502: If anybody has stories (10 years in the making!), feel free to share!
  8. Woohoo! I saw the announcement on their Facebook page (about X-Plane 11). We've been anticipating this since the FlightSimCon2016 show a few months ago. ***I saw on their website that if people buy the Digital copy of XP10 now, they will receive a free XP11 product key. With that said, for any of us who have had XP10 since its early days on DVD, will there also be a discount? It doesn't matter too much to may (I am happy to support Laminar Research), but I can certainly foresee this being a common question to come for other people in the community. Looking forward to XP11! Here we go! :smile: :wink:
  9. X-Plane 11 here we come!!! (it is now official)
  10. I just wanted to give closure to anyone who runs into this thread. I suppose mr340's request went through! http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/files/file/2686-airbus-a320-iae-jetblue-n615jb/ - Joe N.
  11. Great Toolkit. Just a question: Is the website down right now?
  12. Is the Flight Toolkit website down? I keep checking and it says "HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable." It has been like this for a number of days, now. I know HTTP Error 503 can be caused by a variety of reasons, but are you down for maintenance? Domain issue? I've tried multiple ways of access, only to be greeted with Error 503 across 2 computers and 3 Internet connections. Anything? Thanks.
  13. I still play MS Flight every now and then! No crime in that!
  14. And here is more from the family: http://gregconnellairshows.com/2016/05/from-the-family-of-greg-connell/
  15. Wow! It will certainly take time, but it is a step forward towards a cleaner future!
  16. My replying may cause this thread to be locked... but anyway, it seems appropriate to update, short and sweet. I went ahead and purchased FSX:SE. It works fine. GFWL came to life again on my computer some time a few days ago (maybe on Sunday). FSX didn't show up, but MS Flight and all my DLC showed up, so I downloaded that. Thanks for the help, people. It was an interesting process! Joe.
  17. +CG_Justin I am sorry to hear that. But yes, they do what they love. I envy that. +HighBypass Yes, I noticed that. At the top of the half loop-type stunt, you can see the aircraft hesitate for just the slightest moment, and then he proceeds downward. It twitches a little, and then suddenly banks to the sharp right, but I think Greg immediately tried correcting it back to the left, which is also evident. But by then, I believe something was terribly wrong, and he could not pull out of it in time. I really hope the NTSB figures out the real cause of the accident. I hope they do not come to a cheap conclusion like "pilot error", because the video disputes that. And Greg, after all of this time, would not just 'error' on a stunt like that. It seems like some control surface failure or something, but I didn't see anything fly off of the plane. The Wolfpitts was gorgeous, and Greg was awesome. It's too bad things came to this. Joe N.
  18. Best of luck, Phil! My prayers go out.
  19. I want to start by saying that a someone very inspirational to me has died. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. Just so you have an idea of who he was... - http://gregconnellairshows.com/meet-the-pilot/ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MiwKe11jpM The funny thing is I barely knew him personally. I met him first at the Greenwood Lake Airshow in 2014, then again at the airshow in 2015. He was an act I particularly remembered, along with Gary Ward. They often performed together as a duet... Greg in his Wolfpitts Biplane, and Gary in his MX2 Monoplane. Greg was one of the most amazing pilots I had ever seen. But on May 14, 2016, at Peachtree Airport in Georgia, everything he had done in life... all he accomplished, all the crowds he pleased... it just came to an end. Performing a stunt with his mentor, Gary Ward, a stunt likely done many, many times over, something just did not go quite according to plan. Greg crashed, being killed by the impact. I recall staying up late on May 14 because of an FSX landing competition, and I was looking through news articles, when I saw news that there had been an accident at PDK airport. I browsed about it on the internet. When I saw "... pilot identified as Greg Connell", I swear my heart dropped. I put my hands to my head and said no, no, no, no. I don't know about anyone else, but he was one of my greatest idols, personally. Now that he is gone, I am left so stunned and confused as to why something so bad would happen to such a great person. I am hoping Gary Ward continues to perform Airshows. He is also one of my favorite. I am also left just staring at Greg's autograph I got from him ("To Joe"), and the picture of the Wolfpitts my father and I had taken. All I can say now is Rest In Peace, Greg. Fly free. I really miss you and hope you put on a show for the angels. I know you will.
  20. +HughesMDflyer4 Looking at the wonderful .gif you made, I noticed that (while I agree the lighting in DTG Flight school seems exaggerated) the scenery in DTG's simulator looks a lot crisper in terms of resolution. The ground looks much less blurry all around, which is promising. :wink:
  21. Tonight's the night! Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov are returning to Earth from the International Space Station, Scott and Mikhail of which have spent the last 340 days up there! See the live coverage at NASA's website: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public ---------- Important scheduling: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/march-1-4-tv-coverage-of-astronaut-scott-kellys-return-after-yearinspace ---------- Some more fun facts: - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/top_ten_1YM - http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com Let's wish them a safe flight home.
  22. Really quick question to staff: Okay, I know neither of the DTG Flight sims have been released, but would it be appropriate to sort of prematurely start a DTG Flight Simulator forum? I'm not sure whether you usually choose to start the forum when/after products are released, but I just figured that since there are multiple DTG sim threads on Hanger chat, maybe a new DTG forum would reduce clutter on Hanger Chat. Really just a suggestion. Let me know what you think.
  23. Hi all, As an aspiring pilot, I am truly curious about where many of you have come from on your treks to through aviation. Take it as an interview, of sorts. What is your past in aviation? How did you get here? Which, if any, colleges/universities did you attend? Did you originally plan to have anything to do with aviation? I have recently been looking into universities that offer aerospace engineering programs; I am near certain that I want my career to pertain to aerospace engineering. Speaking of which... are there any astronautical engineers out there in the AVSIMosphere? If you have a PPL, where did you go to get it? Were you always certain you wanted a pilots' license? Is flight simulation just a pastime amongst unrelated professions, or are you a full-blown aviation expert (or somewhere in between!)? Full-time pilot? The most important one for me... what brought you to aviation? Did you have relatives who were involved, or was it a self-discovery? I have a story of my own if you'd like to hear it.
  24. Wow! It reminds me of the "Rocket Launch Air Cover" mission in FSX!
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