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  1. Thanks, guys. My X570 was not enabled at the factory (as per Radeon SW app). I think I shall take the appropriate (simple) steps to go ahead and try enabling SAM. The likely smoother operation is quite attractive. BTW: I enabled yesterday FSR (does not require BIOS changes) at nearly all settings maxed, and it is WHAM! Almost 25-30% more FPS, no visual quality drop. Recommended! G
  2. Thank you! I am somewhat reluctant to meddle with something I know nothing about. Regards, GIorgio
  3. Hi, has anybody running a recent, AMD-equipped PC (e.g. 5900-series CPU and 6800-series GPU) activated the Smart Access Memory feature? Any significant advantages (or issues) with MSFS? I shall appreciate any comments and suggestions before delving into the BIOS … Thanks, Giorgio
  4. Similar situation (with variants): I have 6 cockpit custom cameras mapped to keyboard keys (Num keypad). This setup always worked fine, no stutters whatsoever. After the SU8 upgrade, pressing any such key makes the whole screen jitter/stutter back and forth between the two views. Looks like a fast, major and 100% reproducible oscillation, with frequency about 5-10 Hz. Switching to the new view requires luck, releasing the key at the “right” instant … I tried resetting the key bindings, as well as using a completely different (kind, connection) keyboard, Safe Mode, plane but no success. Thanks, Giorgio PS Running new top AMD CPU/GPU, no limitations in horsepower
  5. Alex, thank you so much for the prompt reply. I tried the legacy: partly OK, but the image quality is still somewhat lacking. Indeed, with a more recent iPad Pro (borrowed) most of the issues disappear. Thanks, Giorgio
  6. As a newcomer to LNM, I am greatly impressed. I have just one issue with it. After searching the Forum extensively, I am now submitting this topic. I am trying to to use an iPad (iPad Air, iOS 12.5.5) connected via a high-speed Wi-Fi link, as a second screen for the Map And Flight Plan windows. Using the built-in web server, I can actually connect the iPad and display the live map. However: 1- the buttons along the top side of the web page (selecting Map, Flight Plan, Progress …) are not visible/chopped on my iPad; 2- updating the map on the main LNM window is not always reflected on the iPad (with 1s auto-refresh enabled); 3- resizing/rescaling the LNM window is not reflected on the iPad, and 4- resizing directly the iPad map yields poor resolution, blurred images. In fact, the two images of the same map (on the PC and on the iPad) are similar, but definitely not equivalent. Comments: -- wondering whether this can be ascribed to display limitations of the iPad, I tested on it other applications (Spacedesk, AirMate, …) which display a moving map: the quality of the image perfect. So the tablet should be fine; -- some of these limitations do appear already in the web page on the PC. I am aware that the manual stipulates that “this functionality is limited”. However, I believe that the graphics of the web server page is of insufficient quality, even with the box referring to high-quality displays being checked (I am using a 4k 48” screen). As a suggestion/improvement, barring mistakes on my side, I would like to have a real, high-quality copy of at least the native Map on the secondary screen. The FlightPlan window etc. would be an additional bonus, as per current LNM capability. Thank you for suggestions and consideration, Giorgio
  7. OK, Michael, thank you very much. It is a real trap. Kind regards, Giorgio
  8. Solved. For mysterious reasons (at least to me), the culprit was the General/Camera/Home Cockpit Mode = ON. Setting it back to OFF solved the issue. Twenty6: that was indeed my intention, once this issue was over. It is now. micstatic: I had tried this too, all planes behaved the same (of course, the problem being in GeneralOptions). If someone explains to me what this Home mode (undocumented) is, I would appreciate. Thanks to all for suggestions, Giorgio
  9. Has anyone else had problems with Cockpit Quickviews (CQ) after SU7? All my Cockpit Quickviews are inoperative, regardless of key choice or even peripheral used (joystick, keyboard). After extensive tests I determined that: 1- all physical buttons/keys assigned to CQ work fine by themselves (checked by assigning them to other, different actions); 2- the problem remains when assigning the same Quickviews to keys/buttons different from those in (1); 3- the problem affects all (and only) Cockpit Quickviews; 4- the problem does NOT affect External Quickviews. In addition, Cockpit Look X (X= L/R, U/D, ... using e.g. the joystick Hat Switch) work fine. All in all, the problem seems to reside within MSFS and to be limited to a handful of controls (just CQ). - In case others had similar problems, I shall report to the MSFS zendesk. - In case this affects just my setup (some corrupted file somewhere?), is there any suggestion on how to proceed, other than re-installing the whole MSFS? I fear that, control mappings being stored in the Cloud, a long, tedious work might end up in no change …. Thank you, Giorgio
  10. In short: MCE is a fantastic add-on for all major flight simulation platforms. A real must-have. I have been using MCE for several years now, when piloting my PMDG 737NGX (one of the many planes supported). Verbal commands, issued through a vocabulary so wide and flexible as to mimic real-life conversation, allow directing your FO to act on any knob/switch/control in the cockpit. A professional pilot, “he” will execute orders, confirm his actions when appropriate and even execute, on request, complete SOP flows with/without step-by-step verbal feedback. A full team member, even with a touch of personality (across different FO voices, all available free). Beside carrying out specific orders, the FO can even discreetly suggest or remind his Captain of actions to be taken (if so desired). When on cruise, at times I find myself chatting with William (my preferred FO voice); he can be at times witty, or sharp when appropriate. No need for rigidly-formatted phrasing to be memorized here, quite the opposite. This program makes simulation in a big liner, or other complex plane, literally a REAL and immersive experience. Over time, after understanding the actual potential under the MCE hood, I started programming my own procedures (simple and straightforward: mostly a sequence of the same verbal commands, plus the option of adding spoken comments by the FO and additional sounds or messages by the crew). Sample procedures are available in MCE, but it is a very easy and enjoyable exercise to modify them or create new ones to your own liking or needs. My full set of flows is available on AVSIM. In addition, an internal option - VoxKey - allows to script (and then verbally execute) keypresses, thus adding the flexibility of a “verbal” keyboard (and its shortcuts) to an already super-flexible add-on. Amazing. In more detail, a few aspects of MCE I appreciate most: - its unique ability to create and control a voice-operated next-to-real (with a wide freedom of vocabulary) FO next to you, a professional helping his Captain the way he should: answering questions, executing orders and SOP flows. - the fact that one can delegate to the FO what - in real life - is his exclusive area of responsibility around the cockpit, again followin SOPs and Boeing (or other manufacturer/airline) standards; - the ability to simply forget - if desired - about mouse and keyboard throughout a flight. The hands of the Captain are free to rest on the yoke/stick, plus operating the stick controls (or for drinking coffee). Once again, stunning realism; - its capability to deal with ATC (native, PF3); - the verbal breadth of its available vocabulary, with hundreds of command variants which allow an almost fre-speech communication with the FO; - the possibility to customize fully any command flow in the cockpit. You are the limit to realism and immersion; - its robust design, operating outside the running simulator (no sim glitches, prone to misunderstanings or downright failures). A demo is available, give it a try (you'll be hooked)! Giorgio
  11. On request: Search the Library for the Category "Prepar3D - Miscellaneous Files" Prepar3D - Miscellaneous Files Look for (any): Filename: b737ngx_comprehensive_flows_for_mce.zip Added: 1st June 2020 Author: Giorgio Goggi Enjoy! Giorgio Goggi
  12. Just to inform the community that I recently uploaded to the AVSIM Library a new set of MCE flows for the PMDG 737NGX. It is aimed at adhering, as much as possible, to Boeing SOPs and to exploit in full the amazing potential of MCE. New extended MCE command set included, courtesy of FS++. It is a comprehensive set of flows (61), which enables the user to carry out a complete flight, including all ground services (with GSX2) and camera controls (with ChasePlane), without relying on mouse or keyboard. Only by verbal commands. Detailed instructions and directions included, plus a number of utilities. Happy flights! Giorgio
  13. Thank you VERY MUCH, Keven! All fine now. GIorgio
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