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  1. SmokeDiddy

    Ultimate Traffic Live

    I just reinstalled FSX:SE after about 6 months without it, and I had purchased UTL for P3Dv4 a few days ago. I am certainly very pleased with UTL in FSX:SE. It's funny, UTL knew that I installed FSX:SE and I loaded it up the first time I ran FSX:SE, even from a different drive. I can say that it seems to work better for me in FSX:SE and appears very little if any frame rate impact. I haven't noticed anything with VAS yet, but I'm still installing add-ons.
  2. SmokeDiddy

    ACES Studio Member Responds to FSW Closure

    This is a good read. Everyone basically has an opinion about one thing or another related to DTG FSW. I guess I don't have an opinion one way or the other as to why, but I will say is that I am very disappointed to see FSW be discontinued. I was certainly hoping to see it become a mainstream sim. I really liked the integration of features from A2A, ORBX and TruSky in one package. Additionally, I really enjoyed the Mission Packs and Career Mode. I can still think of the "what might have been" tho. Nevertheless, I shall press on with P3Dv4 and XP11 for now. The only thing that remains of FSW on my hard drive is a small greasy spot in the steamapps folder. ☹️
  3. SmokeDiddy

    Visual Glideslopes

    Sometimes I can see red lights, sometimes I can't. I'm not saying they're not there, but the are definitely difficult to see IMO. Edit: I do use the Less Haze plug-in
  4. SmokeDiddy

    BREAKING NEWS: Gulfstream in P3D

    what does the USA have to do with it? It's the airline that bent ya over.
  5. SmokeDiddy

    BREAKING NEWS: Gulfstream in P3D

    I'd run as far away from this as I could. That's all I have to say about that.
  6. SmokeDiddy

    Cannot start a flight from TNCM

    I have FlyTampa's TNCM scenery for P3Dv4 and haven't had any issues with it. Interesting that you have another FlyTampa scenery tho. Is the issue with only one aircraft or any that you try in P3D?
  7. SmokeDiddy

    Guess when Prepar3d 4.2 release?

    ...and it does /major / sarcasm /alert
  8. Well, since Flight1 don't seem to want to upgrade their BN-2, the Blackbox version is certainly welcome in my hanger. It even has an upgraded GPS "Fully Working 3D GPS500" vs the KLN90.
  9. In case you didn't know, the BN-2 Islander for P3Dv4 by Blackbox Simulation is about to make it's grand appearance.
  10. SmokeDiddy

    REX Sky Force - Cloud Model Sync Explanation

    Hallelujah!!!!! I thought this thread broke the internet earlier today. I was about to reach out to Al Gore the inventor of the internet to get his thoughts.
  11. SmokeDiddy

    REX Sky Force - Cloud Model Sync Explanation

    If I may chime iinto this discussion, I had an issue and sent REX support a mail yesterday and they responded yesterday and my issue was resolved. I'll also say that I have read every word of this thread and everyone's opinion who's purchased SF3 matters. I haven't seen anything revolutionary yet with SF3, but what I will say is my skies look fuller and more accurate than what I was getting out of ASCA. My SF3 Currently in-sim selections are accurately depicting the clouds I installed. To definitively say what I am seeing is for sure SF3....meh....I cannot say for sure, but again, what I can say for sure is my skies look better and certainly more immersive. I appreciate all the detailed analysis of the interworkings into trying to figure out how SF3 works and how ASP4 + SF3 works, but at the end of the day, as long as I feel like the product I purchased is working and it looks good, the rest to me is just FYI. I'm sure there are several things REX is having to fix and adjust. Please don't take offense to this, but one thing that will keep them away from here is being perceived as someone who thinks they know better than they do about their product. I get it, many of us do want to understand how things work and to confirm they are working as the developers have intended. But if I was a developer and I looked in this lions den, I'd stay away too. Then again, I'm not a weather depiction software developer, but I have developed software in the past. Anywho, just wanted to chime in. I'll be seen and not heard because I want this thread to play out all the way to the end - it helps everyone.
  12. SmokeDiddy

    REX Sky Force - Cloud Model Sync Explanation

    FYI....I am no longer seeing the Unhandled Exception message when exiting P3Dv4 with SF3. I turned off the Enable auto-backup at closing option in the General Settings of SF3. This option isn't important to me, but might be for others, just sharing my observations. Thanks!
  13. SmokeDiddy

    REX Sky Force - Cloud Model Sync Explanation

    I purchased SKyForce last night and got it set-up and running...I think...per Jeroen's instructions previously posted. When I close P3Dv4, I get unhandled exception. I have not posted in Rex support forums yet as I am not verified member. Just wondering if the Hotfix fixes this issue or maybe I have another issue. Below is the Excepetion text: ************** Exception Text ************** System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at rexskyforce.controls.wxenginep3d.myProcessTmr_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam) Many Thanks! Edit, I am using ASP4 and ASCA sky textures only
  14. SmokeDiddy

    Looking for a tropical destination flight tonight

    Plus plus Fly Tampa's TNCM - St Maatin. Haha...while you're there, you need to take a hop over to Fly Tampa's SABA Island, but you better rent a Twotter or BN-2 because I don't think you'll be able to drop a 747 down on a 400m strip
  15. Exactly my point Jeroen! You're hitting on all cylinders today