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  1. Skywatcher

    Default Weather

    "3,000 data reports are being ignored" error coming up a lot lately since the server issue as well.
  2. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    No, I haven't tried anything. I only run a few little things on it and a game or two. "Out of the box" so to speak is all I need from it.
  3. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    I wouldn't panic just yet. Microsoft are just sooking that most of the world refuses to leave Win 7. They'll try everything to spook people and tell them Win 10 is the only place you can be safe.
  4. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    I'm running one of these but the problem is they don't utilize the GPU very well at all. As long as you're running things that aren't graphic intensive they are useful.
  5. Skywatcher

    Default Weather

    That's starting to look a little suspect too. Yes, it appears to be working fine atm but development appears stagnant with virtually no information being relayed to anyone. The only decent weather option forward appears to be FSGRW. I'll be right on board the second AS dies and I hope everyone does this as well. Hopefully it'll help keep this product alive for FS9 and FSX for a considerable time.
  6. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    Either panel. It's just a great aircraft even this many years on.
  7. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    Yeah, I always see your posts and support of freeware which is great! I'm really only around 6 years in to FS9 as I had a big over a decade break due to life taking over. Still a FS9 newbie compared to most! haha I'm exploring all the addons, I fly nothing but world tours atm to see all the airports. Once done with flying and exploring all the airports I want to learn a little about airport design. Then more flying, more exploring addons, heck, it'll take me over a decade at least to do everything I want to do. I intend to try the stuff you use as well, just no idea when I'll get to it. Sim-Outhouse I get to every now and again. Been a Milton Shupe fan since I started with FS9 and especially his Commander 500. It was this aircraft along with the Dash 7 that really got me hooked on FS9.
  8. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    No, I refuse to accept that! lol I like my games and I can still run every game I have ever played in my life including console games dating back to Atari 40 years ago. You just have to not put yourself in a position for redundancy. As far as I can see, I should be able to continue to play all these games till I am no longer here to play them. FS9 certainly included! I refuse to ever lose FS9, love it! Best of luck to the both of us and I hope we can both forever continue with this great flight sim!
  9. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    There is total basis, it comes from Microsoft! Just like you can't run everything you ran on Win 95 on Win 8 for example so will happen with future OS's. Win 10 is all future OS's. It's Win 10 at the moment, maybe 10 and a half by now or even possibly 11 and will become Win 12, 13, 14 etc. They are simply not changing the name again, or at least for a while but they will certainly change the internals of the system via updates. You can't expect a game made for XP to run forever. Compatibility modes only do so much. Don't think of it as just another OS, it's not. Win 10 is built to keep people moving forward if they want to or not. Companies are doing it everywhere just look at cell/mobile phone software as one example. Win 10 from day one has knocked out a bunch of old software and games that ran on all previous OS's. FS simply isn't part of the list...yet.
  10. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    Yes, as I mentioned in my last post, it will evolve and once you are on the bandwagon, you will have to go along for the ride. You can see why MS gave it away for free and the strategy behind it if you think about it. It would be far more cost effective to have all Windows users on one system rather than spread over several as has been the case in the past. They dangle the carrot of a free Win 10 to speed the process up of getting as many users over to one system as fast as possible. As Win 10 evolves into future operating systems, everything old will stop working at some point unless it's updated for the changes the OS will go under. For old software, obviously software like MSFS it isn't going to be updated for the latest Windows so it'll just stop working. Win 10 is basically a time bomb, the very next Win 10 update could kill FS forever.
  11. Skywatcher

    FS9 problems with latest Windows 10 update

    There will be a point everything will stop working on Win 10. It's just a matter of when. Win 10 will become Win 11, 12 ,13 on and on. If you run Win 10 you are doing so gambling the future OS's will also run the old flight sims. For old software Win 7 is the best bet. Win 7 won't evolve into other OS's, it'll always be Win 7.
  12. Skywatcher

    Default Weather

    I've noticed for several days now when you open ASE it shows "Met/Rep Download" and fails to download this multiple times. It switches between 3 servers until eventually one works, downloads whatever is required and ASE opens. Maybe the beginning of the end???
  13. Skywatcher

    Major texture issue!

    You have a PM awaiting you
  14. Skywatcher

    A Sad Farewell

    Good luck moving on. This doesn't mean it's time to pack up FS9 for everyone else. I can't see anything currently available that will make me change to a different sim. Let's face it, none of them are really newer, just variations of the same platform.
  15. Skywatcher

    Major texture issue!

    Thanks Mitch, I have 60nm set now I think permanently. I'll take your advice and try 80nm for night flying.