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  1. Like most of the others here, with HF2 and Windows 10 2004 I find V5 much smoother and stutter-free than I could ever make V4.5. Some compromise on VRAM-hungry settings is needed, but other than that, no stutters. The only exception I've found was using Live Map, in SimToolkit to track my flight. It uses a lot of CPU, so switching to tracking using Navigraph fixed this for me. Hope you manage to sort it out, as V5 is worth the move.
  2. The previews from Flightbeam at the end of June look like LFBO isn't too far away.
  3. The site was unavailable about this time yesterday, but at least there was a message to say it was under maintenance. Now the URL address isn't even recognised
  4. Hopefully Feelthere will get there eventually and fix their E195. It has good systems, but there is so much that could be improved with the Feelthere product. I think you should just stick with the Virtualcol product for now.
  5. If it was starting previously, but has now stopped, you could try going into %APPDATA%/roaming/Lockheed Martin/Prepar3D v5/ Rename your Prepar3D.cfg file to, say, Prepar3D.old and then try starting it.
  6. I thought the same, but reading the Aerosoft forums, the recommendation for AP disconnecting due to wind gusts, etc. was to set the sensitivity to low and since I've done that, the CRJ rarely strays off course.
  7. You could try setting the Autopilot Disconnect Sensitivity to Low in the EFB options. It certainly stops issues where high winds can cause the AP to disconnect.
  8. Envtex is good. To me, it does improve the default textures overall. Envshade is not a Tomatoshade or PTA replacement, which have great presets that can transform how the sim looks. Envshade has around 10 settings which can be tweaked to change shaders and to @hjsmuc point, it only works when EA is off.
  9. What @Beardyman said is very true. Also useful to have Task Manager up showing CPU and GPU usage. One of them will often max out when the lag happens. Then at least you can determine what setting you need to reduce, probably CPU since it's 4.5. Good luck
  10. @benwbriscoe It can sound pretty daunting, but since you've managed to get P3D V5 and various add-ons installed already, it should be pretty straight forward. Basically, you'll download the 3 installer files and any of the additional .cab files that LM release: Install_Client.msi, install_Content.msi install_Scenery.msi cont1.cab, scene1.cab, scene2.cab, etc. Then from the Windows Start button, go to Settings > Apps and find Prepar3D v5 Academic Client in the list. Click the Uninstall option and it will start the uninstall program. It will ask you, if you want to deactivate your P3D v5 installation. Select NO for this. Then let the uninstaller do it's thing. Then you run the Install_Client.msi, and the Client component of the hot Fix will be installed. Then you do the same uninstall/install process for the Content and Scenery components. That should be it! There shouldn't be any issues with your add-ons, but if there are, you can bet nearly everybody else with that add-on will have the same issue, so you'll see forum posts about it. The upgrade instructions are in the Updating Prepar3D v5 section: https://www.prepar3d.com/Prepar3D_Download_and_Install_Instructions_v5.pdf Hopefully HF2 will address most of the issues about VRAM and things will become a lot more stable with this version. Then, hopefully you'll not need any convincing about P3D.
  11. Cees, Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial. I have just bought the Phenom 300 in the Carenado Christmas sale and ,if you approve my request, this will be very useful. I find a tutorial flight always helps give a better understanding of the operational flows of an aircraft than the normal procedures checklists!
  12. Duh!!! Apologies. Just realised the saved flights panels DO work. I have to: Start P3D. From the startup scenario screen, select the PMDG 737 and start the new scenario Once the aircraft has Initialised All Systems, in the P3D menu, select Scenarios > Load and load the saved scenario I want I've tried this 3 times now and it just works. Problem solved!
  13. Hi, I'm running the latest version of both P3D v4 and the PDMG 737NGX (1.20.8413). Everything is working great, except for a couple of things: a) When loading a saved scenario/flight, the aircraft loads and is in-flight, but the display panels (e.g. PFD, ND & FMC) are all dark/blank. b) The PMDG tutorial flights are not listed in the Load Scenario window (e.g. PMDG 737NGX Tutorial #2 EHAM-LOWI) I also have the PMDG 777 and saved scenarios/flights load without any issue, all the displays are fine etc. The 737 panels states are all saved in D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\PMDG\PMDG 737 NGX\PanelState and each saved flight has 3 files like: 737-800 Air France - Charles se Gaulle LFPG 27L approach.fxml.0.rte 737-800 Air France - Charles se Gaulle LFPG 27L approach.fxml.fmc 737-800 Air France - Charles se Gaulle LFPG 27L approach.fxml.sav The PMDG tutorial panel states are also stored here (e.g. PMDG 737NGX Tutorial #2 EHAM-LOWI.fxml....) If I load up the 737 from scratch as a new scenario, in the FMS, under PMDG Setup > Panel State Load, the saved panel states are all listed and can be loaded successfully, but of course, I'm on the ground. Scenarios/flights are saved in: D:\Users\<username>\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files where each flight has 2 files like: 737-800 Air France - Charles se Gaulle LFPG 27L approach.fxml 737-800 Air France - Charles se Gaulle LFPG 27L approach.wx There are no PMDG Tutorial flights in this directory, which I appreciate explains why they are not appearing in the Load Scenario window, but I would like to know is it just my installation, or are they missing for everyone?
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