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  1. The definition of condescending: Having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority. Agreement or disagreement is good for a discussion, however everyone's input should be welcome here.
  2. If XP12 were to be released tomorrow I would purchase it over another version of P3D. Having purchased V3, V4, and V5, progress has occurred at an absolute snail's pace. I was so frustrated with the 5.3 release with stuttering with the CTD issue I purchased and installed XP11 for a breath of fresh air. V5.3 runs well after the latest HF but my enthusiasm for P3D has waned. When you purchase a professional version of the software you expect it to be fully tested before being released. Would anyone buy financial, word processing, photo imaging software etc. and expect to get under the hood and mess with things like "affinity mask settings" or .config whatever to make it work on your system. In any other form of commercial consumer software this would never be tolerated. I don't mean to rain on the parade, but each version release brings the same old story.
  3. That's strange because after reading this thread my FS Realtime install is functioning as it always has. Initiated a flight in V5.2 to check and it is showing correct UTC and local DST offset with no startup issue. I recently did a complete, clean install of P3D V5.2 with latest HF and all other addon's, sim connect etc. The developer may or may not be around but it still functions in the latest V5.2.
  4. I have not seen any issues with the A2A C172 in 5.3 HF2, you may want to confirm all your control axis assignments are correct including all connected control input devices like rudders pedals, joystick or yoke etc.
  5. I was looking for the Milviz B55 update for V5 but it was not available to vendor sites like Just Flight. If you contact Milviz support with your vendor purchase number they will add it to your forum support account for download. Works just fine in V5.3. Can anyone confirm if the C310 Redux will work with the V4 install redirect method? And is it with or without the ORBX rain and true glass?
  6. Remember to set the traffic sliders in the sim to your desired traffic level. Also check in the P3D Scenery\World\Scenery folder that the file TrafficAircraft.bgl has been renamed to disable it. You will see a mix of TG and default aircraft in the sim if it has not been modified. I think the latest version of the TG installer does this automatically.
  7. I did a full install of 5.3 when released, then reverted back to 5.2 after two days of stuttering. Very frustrated to the point where I purchased XP11 for a breath of fresh air and was impressed with the performance increase using Vulkan and program interface over the current P3D installation. Frankly unless there are significant improvements down the road for P3D (I have been a user since V3) I am more interested in what XP12 may have to offer at the moment. Not giving up on P3D but based on the progress of development in the eight years of my use it has me looking at the alternatives.
  8. Like the man said, it's about the shortest flight in the world. Why would anyone in their right mind go through a two hour show time for the flight, which will probably be cancelled anyway because some crew is sick. Or you might get in a fist fight over wearing a mask and they will lose your baggage anyway. Let alone you could drive to the destination in your car in one hour. I think I would stick to the puddle jumper if I had the choice..
  9. It worked for me in V5.3 but I am back to V5.2 for the time being until whatever the next hotfix is down the road. For a default P3D aircraft it worked for the auto pilot functions, trim wheel and flap switch, never used the TA switch. Payware aircraft like A2A, PMDG etc. will most likely require Spad Next which is why I purchased the program, or something similar where custom profiles are created to get it functional. Spad Next has custom panel profiles that other users have created and made available to try out. It also negates having to install the standard panel drivers.
  10. To get back to the original topic I have used P3D V3, V4 and V5. Recently purchased XP11 after the V5.3 update caused stutters on a clean install, grown weary of one step forward and two backward with new updates. Back to V5.2 now but found XP11 on Vulkan a refreshing change of pace. Seriously considering XP12 when released as the next upgrade, it made me realize IMHO the P3D interface could use a complete GUI overhaul.
  11. I used V5.3 for a few days before reverting back to V5.2, I noticed that also and believe it was simulating snow and ice if real world time and date is in effect, as in winter graphics. Try a summer scenario to verify.
  12. I would have rather replied to questions about user sentiment; such as the rapid decline in developer support for P3D V5. For example, would you continue to support a developer who abandoned whatever product you like to use in order to sell a new kid on the block version.
  13. In the USA unless you are operating in and out of high density metropolitan areas in many cases there would be no need to file a SID or STAR as part of the flight plan route. There are far more airports both controlled and uncontrolled that have no published SID or STAR. You would file to include an initial VOR or a published fix to transition to the enroute structure. Light GA type aircraft operating below 10.000 feet and less than 250kts frankly would not meet the performance requirements required to fly the procedure and would get in the way of fast movers and most likely be radar vectored on departure or arrival in those high density areas or assigned alternate transitions. Flying IFR without using a SID or STAR is no more complicated than using one.
  14. Cliff Robertson was was an avid aviator who also played a role as an alcoholic airline captain in "The Pilot", also actor George Kennedy who played the cigar chomping mechanic in the original "Airport" film.
  15. The installers work for V5, you select the V4 button during the install then manually point to the V5 directory. There is a separate fix for anything with a G1000 which you run after the installation. The support section has the info, same applies for any Alabeo model. All work just fine in HF2.
  16. A2A Bonanza followed by the NGXu if I feel the need for button pushing.
  17. Well I guess something is better than nothing for P3D unlike my incompatible PMDG DC6 and NGX unless I want by another new version or switch to the other sim. On the bright side my CS B737-200 from V4.5 is flyable V5.2 so that made feel a little bit better about the state of things and it is just fun to fly.
  18. I have three Milviz products, two aircraft not compatible with V5 and the radar gauge no longer working in V5.2. I am moving on with P3D as my sim of choice, if Milviz won't support P3D updates then I can no longer support their business.
  19. For this new 5.2 version I went ahead and did a complete new installation, it is a not the most convenient method to upgrade but can confirm no issues with Shift Z or text displaying correctly. Every previous upgrade was done using the client only method without any problem. It is a lot of extra effort unfortunately.
  20. I installed it when it became available for V5 but soon deleted it as there were too many airport errors with double taxi way signs and a mixture of stock airport buildings and those in the airport pack. It really looked like a mess. I still use it in V4.5 and it looks nice in that version.
  21. Always cringe when media describes an incident like this as a crash landing
  22. I had the same aluminum computer the leather holder, loaned to a student of mine but he never returned it. I still have my original leather Jeppesen approach plate binder that came with your name engraved on the cover. I will never forget another instructor throwing it around the room a few times claiming it was to break it in and make it look like it had actually seen some use. Much to the amusement of the others in attendance. They were stiff as a board when new but over the years developed that I soft dog eared feel. I miss the those days.
  23. Pete, Thank you for the clarification, I was not aware UPS and Fedex are not available in a commercial product. Time to move on from TG and read up on AIG. Part of my early aviation career consisted of hauling automobile freight out of KYIP when it was still a thriving industry. Preflight in the middle of the night where anything from a DC6, C46, Convairs, Electra and early generation DC8's were turning over was a sight to be seen, stays in the blood. Zantop, Trans Continental, Rosenbaum and the early rendition of Kalitta were the main players at the time.
  24. I cannot get any Fedex or UPS cargo flights to display using the same traffic settings as you described. I updated to 1.1.2.2 thinking that might be the solution. I loaded up KIND as your screen shot indicates but not a single cargo gate was occupied. KSDF and KMEM are two large hubs for UPS and Fedex, at both locations I have never seen aircraft at any cargo gate other than the occasional lone China livery 747. When cargo flights were generated with the compiler a total of 165 cargo flights are created yet 45000 airline and 25000 GA flights are produced. Two of the largest world wide cargo carriers nonexistent in the the sim.
  25. I felt the same way at first but it takes some trial and error to get the profiles set up correctly for your situation. Downloading a profile someone else created might be the perfect solution for one but not someone else. The most annoying factor I find is sunlight in a room interfering with the display and occasionally I also get a headache while using it. I flew P3D exclusively using a hat switch but eventually transitioned full time to Track IR. It really is a must if you are into DCS style flying and trying to keep sight of a target. This past week I ventured briefly into VR only to find the resolution and performance is just not there yet if one used to a 2K monitor display with good frame performance, I returned a Rift S yesterday as my GTX1070 / I7 8700K combo was underwhelming visually. Although the illusion of flight and depth perception is great it requires a significant GPU upgrade to achieve acceptable performance. As we all know it is near impossible to acquire a new graphics card unless you are willing to pay a pirate three times MSRP. I will continue using TrackIR for the near term until the hardware market returns to some semblance of normalcy. If I could acquire a 3080 series tomorrow I would most likely get a better resolution headset and switch over, moving the head around naturally while being aware of the aircraft attitude was the best part of the VR experience. Sometimes the TrackIR requires a recenter action at the worst possible moment in DCS. The one thing about using a TrackIR for civilian flight is the ability to view another monitor or charts and the ready access to the keyboard while not knocking over the water bottle. VR makes me appreciate the ability of the blind to read by touch, it definitely requires a lot of practice to feel for the correct button, switch or key. Even if I upgrade the system and purchase another VR headset I will still most likely continue to use the TrackIR for the majority of P3D use.
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