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  1. I’m def loading the short turn panel state so weird. Will check again when I next can get on the sim, thanks.
  2. Thanks Robert, I haven’t had a chance to get back on the sim for a while but will give that ago. Appreciate the advice.
  3. I want to load up the saved flight scenario for Tutorial 2 as per the instructions on Page 11 of the tutorial. However, the flight does not appear in the list of scenarios in P3D. When I look in the My Documents\Prepar3d v4 Files folder, there are no NGX FLT or WX files. When I look in the PMDG\737NGX\Panel State folder in the main sim folder, there are a load of files related to the tutorial as stated on Page 177, from different stages of the tutorial as stated, before approach, pushback, takeoff etc. FMC, sav, and rte files. But the actual scenario save file doesn't appear anywhere. I noticed this recently prior to a reinstall of Windows and P3D from scratch and now that I have done a reinstall, it is still missing so doesn't seem to get installed. Is the file saved elsewhere? Thanks
  4. Will try that, thanks John.
  5. I tried the short turn panel state for the first time but couldn’t start the APU. I couldn’t see anything obvious on the overhead panel that wasn’t as it should be. Ground power ext 1 and 2 were connected and on. Packs were off. Nothing happens when I click the APU start. What basic step am I missing? It works fine from cold and dark. Thanks.
  6. Why don't you do that instead of constantly being the forum police on every thread and self-appointed spokesman?
  7. OK, thanks Vic, I will have a look via Google and see if I can find anything. If I do, will let you know and drop in the method here if I find one. Appreciate the quick response and the answer to one of my two FSX to P3D add on prayers, FSDiscover (even if it is only airports) and FSPassengers (one day hopefully!)
  8. Hi Vic I know I am a little late to the party but only just found this thread when searching for info on FSDiscover and this is just brilliant! Thanks for the info, it will certainly help me to finally move to P3Dv4 fully and perhaps say goodbye to my dual FSX install. Out of curiosity, and without seeming to want the moon on a stick! do you know if there is anyway you can edit the font size and colour for the TOGGLE_AIRPORT_NAME_DISPLAY option anywhere and also the range at which the info is displayed? If it is possible, that would be awesome! Thanks James
  9. A forum is by it’s very meaning a discussion but if you can’t have a contrary opinion then all this becomes is a corporate tow-the-party-line website where they make hype statements and get sycophantic replies. For a forum to survive and thrive, it needs to welcome different views, opinions and arguments from multiple people. If that’s not what this is, then, my mistake.
  10. You know, Kyle, you really do PMDG no favours with your response attitudes. As a paying customer for both the 737 and 747 for both FSX and P3Dv4, which is a lot of cash, I have the right to air my opinions without being sycophantic towards PMDG. If you only ever received non-critical plaudits, you wouldn’t know what people want from PMDG and therefore where your market is and you wouldn’t know what needs fixing. And if people weren’t here to comment on it, you wouldn’t have a forum. ‘Got delayed for a bit’ 10 months and counting. (for free, mind you) I didn’t have the v3 versions so it wasn’t free for me.
  11. Completely underwhelmed by the ‘hype’ of the announcement. You can see from the posts which aircraft the majority want and none of them are what PMDG are developing. But yay, DC-yawn-6 updates, a unicorn of a 747-8 that never materialises, a JS41 for the ‘millions’ that want it. Meh.
  12. Hi guys I've just loaded up FirefighterX for the first time and have found some fires but I can't seem to actually drop water\retardant even though my tank shows as full. I have configured a joystick button for the Drop Tanks (release all) option but nothing happens. There's nothing in the FirefighterX Settings to configure a button so I'm puzzled! I know it's something obvious but I can't figure it out! Help! Where am I going wrong? Thanks James
  13. Louis, I think it's the wind volume setting, I turn this down to 10 in the FMC, makes a huge difference. I think its on page 2 of the sound settings.
  14. Every so often, we see posts from people who say they have had to reinstall their Windows 10 OS and their flight sim from scratch due to either crashes or choice and bemoaning the hours it takes to do that process. I myself have been through this process recently but that was due to the release of W10 Creator’s Update earlier in the year after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update last year so was by choice rather than any specific issues. However, I am amazed at how many people don’t seem to have any backups of their system and flight sim installations. So I wanted to write this post in the hope it may save many of you an awful lot of hours in the future. For about 5 years now I have used a simply awesome program called Macrium Reflect Free Edition. It is a disk and partition application that takes up very little footprint on your hard drive but offers an excellent solution to backing up your system. Now, most people will have large secondary hard drives installed or external USB drives that are used for storage and somewhere that disk\partition images of their systems can be backed up on. In my situation, I have a 256GB Samsung Evo Pro M.2 Sata card on my motherboard that I have partitioned into a 50GB C: Drive for my W10 OS and a 188GB D: Drive for my Steam archive, mainly just GTA V. I then have another 256GB Samsung Evo Pro M.2 Sata card which I designate X: drive which contains my FSX\P3D installs. (I run both). I then have two 2TB SATA HDD’s which are used for storing all my data, pictures, videos, games, applications disk images, etc. and they are exact copies so that if one dies, I still have the second. I also have a third copy of all this on a 2TB external portable USB Drive. Bit of overkill, I know, but I had the drives spare so used them! But to return to Macrium Reflect….When I start with a clean install of W10 including the latest updates, I then install all the programs and utilities I like to use and configure it how I like it to look etc. I then use Macrium Reflect to take a snapshot of the C: drive partition and back it up to the 2TB drives. The process takes about 5 mins, my OS partition use is about 28GB out of that 50GB and with high compression, the image is about 13-14GB. I then take a snapshot of my D: Drive with the steam installation of GTA V and create a second image, this is about 70GB (GTA V is huge!), takes about 15mins. So that’s my base system backed up. I then install my FSX and P3D and take snapshot images as I go. So for example, I will install FSX, some minor add ons such as FSUIPC, Joystick drivers, TrackIR etc but no major scenery add ons or Planes such as PMDG. I configure FSX settings and use Nvidia Control Panel to configure the graphics and AA etc. This is my ‘base ’ FSX image’. I snapshot the C: drive, then the X: drive and also copy the FSX.cfg file at that point. I also create a small Notepad file in the folder detailing what I’ve installed so far for FSX. So in my backup folder on the 2TB drive I have for example four files relating to this base image, called 01 FSX C Drive.img, 01 FSX X drive.img, 01 FSX.cfg and 01 FSX.txt. I then start installing my add ons. Next I will install stuff like AS2016 + ASCA + REX Essentials. I will configure each program and start up FSX and check all is working. If it is, I will then do the snapshot process again, calling the images 02 etc and updating the new 02 text file with what I’ve installed. Then I install my ORBX products, snapshot as 03. Then install PMDG planes, snapshot as 04. It doesn’t really matter which order you install your add ons, it just makes it easier to go back to a particular point before a particular add on if you have issues. I appreciate this process does take some initial time but if I need or want to restore my system, even to a clean W10 install prior to FSX\P3D, I can do it in 10 mins. I can restore a snapshot from the FSX\P3D X: drive images in about 20-30 mins for a full add on image, less for one of the early stages. For example, I wanted to go back to an image prior to PMDG as they were due to release new installers this week. Took me 18 mins from start to finish to restore my C: drive and X: drive to the point before I had PMDG installed. I have six stages of snapshot images of my system at this point. The total size of them is approx. 250GB. It may seem a lot but with hard drive sizes being in TB’s and the cost of them quite cheap compared to some of the add ons we buy, plus the fact that Macrium Reflect offers a free version that is very powerful and all you need, it’s a no-brainer for me and has saved me countless hours of reinstall time over the years. Hope this helps some of you out there save time so you can spend more time flying!