rod321

Members
  • Content Count

    38
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

6 Neutral

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male

Flight Sim Profile

  • Commercial Member
    No
  • Online Flight Organization Membership
    none
  • Virtual Airlines
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. rod321

    Version 1.3

    ...… and thanks to your strategy and encouragement in January, Bert, I can enjoy Golden Eagle 100% without BSOD/CTD (and LM for v4.3 fixing the ATC 'no electric' bug) easily >60 fps, despite: 4xSSAA , texture resolution 4096x4096, water=ultra, (though road vehicles low at 16%). It's pilots and experts like you, Jesse, Venema's Orbx, and several other enthusiasts that make this such a brilliant hobby. Rod EGBB (off to roar across south Wales to Swansea in A2A Spitfire)
  2. rod321

    Version 1.3

    Many thanks Jesse for your thoughtful message. I wouldn't have known about the update. v1.3 installed, GTN 750 integrated, and a classy, part autopilot, cruise from Guernsey, Channel Islands to Newquay, Cornwall; Orbx cloudy weather theme. Rod EGBB
  3. rod321

    ATC Disabled no electric

    Hi Pivot, "Gloster Tower, Piper N6229P IFR to Birmingham, ready to copy" You're a star; YOU'VE SOLVED IT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH PIVOT, Why did the problem happen? If it's a P3DV4.2 bug, maybe it'll show itself again. But then I'm ready with the fix you've taught me. Have fun! Rod
  4. rod321

    ATC Disabled no electric

    Hi Pivot and Pilots now that looks like a good'un! THANK YOU PIVOT Just before I pull the trigger, can I just double check our terms. I'm low tech so I need to check. Don't worry about being crystal clear and step by step with me; I wont be offended. 1. the P3D config file to delete. Is this the Prep3D.cfg in Users/AppData/Roaming/LockheedMartin/Prep3Dv4 ? 2. when you say "reload the sim" do I just simply start P3D (from its icon on my desktop) OR do you mean more than this? 3. "reset general parameters" do you mean in game Top Menu/Options/General/etc? OR are there other parameters and where? If I cant do any harm, I'm looking forward to giving this a shot. Rod EGBB
  5. Hi Pilots I'm getting this message, "ATC Disabled No electric" for all planes; so I cannot communicate with ATC. I've tried the below 3 things BUT my problem remains! I have started the planes, i.e. power on AND checked I've switched on the Avionics switches. I've gone to the top menu/Vehicles/Failures/ and clicked RESET ALL I've looked around for any obvious fuse that's OFF; none found. Somewhere in the past I think I've seen this message before and obviously got past it but I cannot remember how …..age,hmmm …... So I remain optimistic that this is solvable. Any ideas please (I'm not IT savvy, don't be afraid of being really pedestrian with me) In advance, Rod EGBB
  6. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    F1 GTN 750 for P3D 4.1 = Yes At last, Warbirds, I've been able to give my answer to your question. Its taken me a week or so. OrbxGlobal + F1 GTN 750 for P3D 4.1 = Yes Rod got CTDS = No Thanks to Bert! "I am fixed!" (though my daughters and their mother might disagree) Did send a longer version of this message last night but it didn't get "processed" Rod Birmingham, UK
  7. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Thank you Holdit. I guess I must have a motherboard from the Gigabyte company. I've got NO intention to use any of these Apps. I haven't opened them or changed any settings. I'm not at all IT savvy and don't want to play around with something I don't understand or wont know how to reverse a wrong 'click'. e.g. I don't need to overclock. Another thing I appreciate about your message, is that you have these Apps BUT they are not impairing your use of P3D V4.1 I'm very tempted to give a third of a gigabyte of unwanted apps the chop. ***Just waiting for further advice*** Looking forward to using. F1 GTN 750 on P3D V4.1. ((With regards my occasional (past, hopefully) CTDs, I'm beginning to wonder whether all this uninstalling and bit by bit reinstalling is just what I needed. Discarding maybe unhelpful settings, possibly triggering CTDs??)) Rod
  8. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Hi Pilot, Experts Yeah, I'm progressing: 4 long flights with OrbxGlobal and not a CTD in sight I've just tried to attach a screenshot from my ControlPanel/Programs; it contains a list (more than 10) of Gigabyte Apps that I unintentionally installed. I want to move to the next step of testing the compatibility of F1 GTN 750 but I want to move on nice and clean. I'm talking about the Apps within my windows StartMenu called Gigabyte Apps (or similar) (I have saved a screenshot of this but I cant work out how to attach it here) I havn't opened or used these apps to change any settings. They are all from the Gigabyte company. ** so is it safe to just uninstall these gigabyte apps? One more cleaning up step before I go ahead and install F1 GTN 750 is that I've UNINSTALLED gigabyte Aorus Graphics Engine. That uninstall didn't affect anythin. I've just had a long flight with no CTD; OrbxGlobal and Libraries installed. I've noticed previously that when I tried to installOrbx then the colour/behaviour of the Aorus lighting ("Gigabyte Fan Stop") on the side of the graphics card changed; so they seem to be "interacting" *** Is there a way a doing a kind of REPAIR to Orbx Global (cos Aorus Graphic Engine was installed when I installed OrbxGlobal); just to be on the safe side? Many thanks Rod
  9. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Much appreciated Bert. Now I know exactly what to do. I've just returned from the Orbx Forum/P3D section and been reading the fab Elaine Dixon's troubleshooting guidelines; including reacting to CTDs! (There's nothing like being prepared. I'm sure Canadian super astronaut Chris Hadfield would be pleased with my prep.) Good night Rod
  10. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Thanks fellas, job done sorry to admit that I still don't know what to do about Orbx 'Libraries'. Do I have to install this at some time? When? For now, I've followed your advice and left it behind. Now its up to me to take a few days and fly half a dozen 60 min flights e.g. Cardiff to Liverpool etc. i.e positive thinking that I get that far without CTD. (for peoples continued interest, I'll also keep an eye on my first Orbx forum posting 'Compatibility'; submitted this evening) Great stuff. Hoping this thread is of help or interest to others. I still haven't forgotten that the lead subject is about F1 GTN 750; hopefully I get a chance to bite that bullet and contribute. Rod
  11. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Now, thanks to you Bert, I've got a sequenced, step by step 'game plan'. Battle-weary, you've given me a new lease of life. So, on the side, I've just registered with the Orbx Forum and left a message about 'compatibility'. Anyway, I'll take the plunge with installing Orbx Global. (Does that also mean installing anything else at the same time e.g. Orbx Libraries?) I'll just wait for your views on the Libraries before I 'get in the ring'. Appreciation Rod
  12. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Bert, you're a mind reader too! Yes I am prepared to "keep it simple" but on the other hand I don't want to reject a false negative and unnecessarily miss out on either of these great products; the F1 GTN 750 or ORBX global. The question is which one do I test first? (Test means running for the next say 10 flights (because of the intermittent incidence of my CTD which can be 1 in 2 to 1 in 5). I'm thinking F1 GTN 750 because it feels specific; not very technical, Bert, I know! ORBX seems more complex or a combination of elements; again naïve logic from me. I think I'll have a look at the F1 Forum to see if they are talking about compatibility with P3D V4.1. Bert, what is your logic for recommending try Orbx Global? What's influencing your thinking? Very grateful for your time! Rod
  13. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Hi Onebob, Simbol and Bert and all fellow pilots GREAT NEWS! just to update you, not a CTD or BSOD explosion in sight for the last half dozen flights (maybe slightly too early to do the open-bus tour around Birmingham City Centre; you'd get really soaked today!) Each of you have given me advice and I've used it all. I've learned a lot, which has been most enjoyable. (Also on the CTD forum these are AVSIM guidelines for managing CTD). What have I done? I've believed Aerosoft's compatibility list and just installed Alabeo's Seminole and Conquest and Just Flight's Arrows. And I completely trust A2A's brilliant hangar, of course. I've gone back to P3D default settings (then upped one notch: scenery complexity, autogen density, water detail, cloud density). P3D's scenery is satisfying (except individual smaller airport detail). Realised that I also genuinely enjoy the older G400-style etc navigation aid. Didn't have the confidence to reinstall Orbx (global, libraries, europe, specific airports) or F1 GTN 750. Motto for effectiveness (just like football): "keep it classic, keep it simple!" "THANK YOU AVSIM". Thank you for being so patient and enthusiastic. Best wishes, Rod, UK
  14. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Hi Bert I did reply immediately, at length, to your kind message. My privilege to chat to such a valued person. But maybe my original message has not been processed? Not seeing it listed, I've written this brief and safe message. Thank you for your advice Bert; gratefully received and followed of course. Did you see the P3D V4 Compatibility list from Aerosoft? I'm off for "a pint or two"! Best wishes Rod Birmingham, UK
  15. rod321

    GTN 750 for v4.1?

    Hi Simbol yup I opened up Event viewer/Windows Logs/Application/Source/Application Error Thank you. Now I know where to look come the next slimy CTD. Did you have any views on VSync ON or OFF? Rod