Jarnie

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About Jarnie

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    Retired. Building a static model wooden boat.

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  1. Jarnie

    Scenery looks washed out

    Interesting what Rich stated "using nVidia's driver settings". That begs another question. I read somewhere regarding graphics settings for FSX to turn off anti aliasing in FSX and turn it on with the nVidia settings as the GPU is faster and takes some of the load off the CPU. Any thoughts.
  2. Thanks for your replies. I agree with Rick even though I have never flown a real aircraft only sat in the back of a Beechcraft Duchess and front seat in a DH Beaver but cannot remember seeing either pilot continually adjusting trim and what I mean my continually I mean every 2 or 3 minutes as happens in XP. I wondered if there was some setting in XP which could be adjusted. Maybe also I could be chasing the aircraft BUT I don't notice this nearly as much in FSX or PR3D
  3. Whatever aircraft I chose to fly with I seem to be always needing to adjust the elevator trim and aileron trim for level flight. I adjust the trim one 'click' then manually level the aircraft (using joystick) and after a few minutes I need to adjust again sometimes in the opposite 'direction'. I wouldn't have thought that flying a real aircraft would require constantly adjusting the trim to achieve level flight. Also occasionally when I start up X-Plane I am prompted to insert disk one which I do and then see a message to advise update has taken place. Is this normal? Is there anyway I can set up X-Plane so that it 'remembers' that it has been 'registered'? Thanks John
  4. Jarnie

    Scenery looks washed out

    Thanks everyone. I tried the settings Bernie suggested and liked the result although my fps dropped about 10 after implementing the scenery complexity settings which is to be expected (still getting over 50 though) on the ground at Sydney International (YSSY). I will now check the differences with HDR off.
  5. Jarnie

    Scenery looks washed out

    Thanks everyone for your replies. Regarding HDR - I did find some things regarding HDR but still have no idea what it is and how it is enabled/disabled. I am assuming that it is disabled (is this the default on installation) as one article I read mentioned modifying a HLSL file (I think but cannot remember its file name) by removing the 'comment marks" (//" from a parameter and trying different values in a but I could not find that parameter. Since I posted this thread I found in Graphics/Lighting settings sliders to adjust Brightness/Bloom/Saturation and so I adjusted brightness to get a more realistic brightness of scenery but still was not satisfied so 'played with' Bloom and Saturation levels even though I wasn't sure what to expect (and still don't) but could not get a satisfactory 'look'. I guess I was expecting 'things' to look similar to how they do in FSX but I am fast coming to the conclusion that I should forget what happens in FSX and just learn PR3D. I will try what Bert suggests but would also like some feedback on what I mentioned above. Lastly how do I ensure that I get notifications when replies are posted. I have the slider at the bottom set to "Notify me of replies' but did not get any emails. I have the correct email address in my settings. Thanks John
  6. I have just installed PR3D v4 and noticed that compared with FSX the scenery looks pale and washed out. Is that the way it is or is there a way I can change settings to make scenery look more realistic in brightness. Thanks
  7. Thanks Glen, I now have it working correctly. I don't know what I did before which resulted in what I described but I just reassigned Buttons:Basic (for brakes) and Buttons:adv for FMS:Key_load and the buttons are behaving as required. John
  8. I am using an old but seemingly reliable (well it was when used for FSX) Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick. I started assigning the trigger switch to brake and that worked fine. I then assigned the "number 12 button" to FMS/key_load and that worked fine HOWEVER now when I press the trigger switch (and 3 other buttons) it results in the screen for FMS/key_load being displayed. Any ideas what I can be doing wrong? Thanks
  9. My PC contains - i7-4770 3.4Ghz CPU 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM GeForce GTX1050 video card and I get between 50 and 70 fps.
  10. Hello I am new to X-Plane and having difficulty with some things. I cannot work out how to assign keys to particular functions such as "FMS/key_load". I read a article which describes how to use flight plans and in it the author advises to "Define a key referring to FMS/key_load". I have only found "FMS/key_load" in Settings/Joystick and Equipment and the "advanced buttons tab". It is not listed if I select the "Keys" tab. Would someone advise how to assign a key to Define a key referring to "FMS/key_load" Thanks
  11. I have recently installed X-Plane 10 having used FSX for many years. I am undergoing a steep learning curve especially with which (keyboard) keys do what. I am happy with X-Plane 10 although it seems to take a long time in loading even though it is installed on an SSD drive - is that normal? Also when loading it initially displays that it is loading the 737.acf file and later after loading scenery files it appears to load other aircraft .acf files. Is this normal? For what reason? I have installed freeware scenery for YSSY (Sydney International) as well as the freeware B737-700. I noticed that when taxiing there was an AI aircraft in front of my aircraft (looked like a Qantas 737 from the rear) and there was NO undercarriage - it was just floating a few feet above the taxiway. I was using the startup/default view "forward with panel". I I selected any other view (which allowed me to see that AI aircraft) the undercarriage was there. On switching back to "forward with panel" the undercarriage disappeared again. I tried to reproduce this scenario and then select another aircraft but couldn't. I am assuming that this is a fault with the actual aircraft file/files. Is that correct? Thanks
  12. Thanks That fixed it. I should have been more observant - yes it was set to throttle 1 instead of just throttle. I probably incorrectly assumed that the software 'observed' that I didn't have multiple throttle quadrants or defaulted to a single throttle.
  13. Thanks but I think that I have worked out what is causing the veering. With the Cessna I'm not sure but think that it is probably due to single prop engine torque effect. With the twin prop (King Air) I noticed that when I open the throttle (using the throttle lever on my joystick) only the left engine increases RPM and torque. I should have noticed this before sorry. I assumed that the throttles on both engines would automatically be 'linked' to the single throttle lever on my joystick as it is with FSX - yes I know I have to start thinking xp and not fsx. So where do I go to set up for a single throttle lever? BTW I have tried setting "notify me of replies" to both ON and OFF (green tick and grey X) and I still don't get an email when there is a reply. I have my correct email address set up. Thanks
  14. Thanks, I am wondering if the demo version allows you to do what you explain (I am evaluating to see if I should fork out dollars on ,yes, the previous version). I select SETTINGS and the only tab similar is labelled "Data Input & Output" which I select and a screen displays a new 'window' with the following tabs across the top - Data Set, Data See, Dataref-Out, Flight Test and then Enable Internet, Disk File, Graphical, Cockpit Display and all are 'ticked'