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  1. Just an update on my questions firstly, I have found a way around X-Plane 11 freezing when I try to calibrate the controllers or even when selecting an aircraft that has not had the controllers calibrated and that was to delete nearly all the aircraft profiles apart from the ones that worked then selected new profile and saved it as to what aircraft I was assigning it to, all I had to do then was delete some functions to suit certain aircraft so have at least sorted one problem but still need help on what settings I need for improved performance and visuals. Regards Nigel.
  2. I have purchased the Oculus Quest 2 and have found some problems that I hope some-one may be able to offer advice. Firstly, in X-Plane 11 (not the Steam version) but standalone and updated to the latest version, I have found that the view from the cockpit looking at the scenery is not at all good, fuzzy is the best way I can describe it. Performance is around 25-35fps though have yet to try it in the London area. Before going into X-Plane I click on the Oculus Link and just wonder whether I should bypass that as when I try to calibrate the hand controllers on a certain aircraft X-Plane freezes and I have to come out of VR and exit the sim. I do get a warning when trying to calibrate 'Missing Essential VR Axis VR Touchpad X' but this is really annoying as it is working and able to use it another message comes up with something like unable to connect to Rift Controller. Now why is it referring to a Rift Controller when it is a Quest Controller? unless of course it is reading it through the Oculus Link. I would be extremely grateful if any-one is able to help me out with the Quest 2 as when I researched it on YouTube in 'Through the Lens' it appears much clearer than I am getting. Incidentally, I usually wear glasses but even with the spacer for glasses I have found that my glasses hit the lens so now do not wear my glasses but this has nothing to do with the fuzzy scenery as tried with and without. Also, would be grateful for NVidia setup for VR. My specs are: CPU i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz Not Overclocked RAM 32.0GB RTX2070 Not Overclocked If any-one can offer help and advice that would be great. Regards Nigel.
  3. Came across this thread as I had been having problems with requests etc after not having used Pilot2ATC for over six months due to having had a serious medical condition, either no response from the controllers or asked repeat all the time. Did as Win Tenk had done and uninstalled Realtek Driver and reverted to the default driver but still no luck. So uninstalled Pilot2ATC but saved the chatter file beforehand and made sure that afterwards I removed the Pilot2ATC Folder. I then shut down the computer completely before restarting, then re-installed the programme. Found that Pilot2ATC then worked perfectly. When I had tried uninstalling and re-installing before I had not shut the computer down after uninstalling so don't really know whether that has an effect on the programme i.e. virtual memory etc. but certainly worked for me by shutting down completely!! Hope this helps others who are having problems with controller responses. Regards Nigel.
  4. Very many thanks for all of your help and advice, sorry for the lateness in replying but have been fairly busy. Tried numerous times but still had the problems of vision being fuzzy so after a lot of thought reluctantly sent it back. Really gutted but could not see a way forward with the Rift S, being in the cockpit with VR is a game changer, was given the option of another Rift S but TBH, I didn't want to go through all that again. Have decided to wait and see what other options there may be in VR in the coming year. Again, many thanks for all your help. Regards Nigel.
  5. Many thanks for the above, have tried the Oculus Traytool but still only getting 20 fps in X Plane 11 and stutters when flying from East Midlands, also having huge problems with out of focus, ran another game Dirt Rally and no problems there. Just a bit lost on what to do. Regards Nigel.
  6. Just hope that some-one can advise me, using X Plane 11 as well as Dirt Rally I have found that the Rift S graphics much poorer than I have seen on You Tube (through the lens). Out of focus/fuzzy and have difficulty in reading some of the cockpit dials as well as distance but the main problem and I think this is called screen door (please correct me if I'm wrong) but the display is rather like putting your eyes right up to a TV screen, like looking out of a mesh screen. Absolutely love VR but this is my first experience and nothing like the videos of the Rift S through the lens I have watched. Does VR visibly show a meshy screen as you look through the headset and if so, how do I reduce it? Also how do I improve the graphics as my frame rate is down to 20fps. I have an i7-900K Nvidia RTX 2070 32GB RAM ROG Gaming Motherboard Visual Effects High HDR (one down from the max setting) 833MB Texures Antialaising X2 SSAA+FXAA No Shadows Number of World Object High Reflection Detail Off No AI with only draw parked aircraft I am not sure whether it may be my eyes as have tried with and without glasses, I have very good long distance sight but need glasses when reading text or a book, I also have downloaded the Oculus Tray and just set Default Super Sampling to 1.5, have not noticed any difference that I can see. Being on a pension and paying £399.99 it is a lot to me however, I am hoping that some-body may be able to describe what I should or should not expect from it but the feeling of being in the cockpit is mind blowing, BTW Could the Rift S be at fault? Many thanks in advance Regards Nigel.
  7. Hi Dave, have sent you an e-mail Regards Nigel.
  8. Hope some-one can advise or help me, I have X ATC Chatter and installed all files into various folders and made sure they were all unblocked by batching them all in each folder. Changed the player for sounds to Windows Media List then started Pilot2ATC, when selected Ground only one track played and repeated itself again and again, the same happens when I change frequency, only one track plays and repeats all the time and will not go to the next track. If some-one could advise I would be very grateful. Regards Nigel.
  9. Hi Dave, sorry for the delay, will send you the log. Regards Nigel.
  10. Every time I try to contact ground/tower or radar it takes a number of calls before I get a response and even then I get the voice saying aircraft calling repeat with call sign which I do but even after a few transmissions I am lucky if they reply and have to restart Pilot2ATC due to no response after calling a number of times. When I am able to transmit and before reading back the instructions the co-pilot answers even though I have unchecked the box in the configuration menu, just do not know why the co-pilot still responds to the radio? I have even set up boost on my microphone in case I am coming through very quiet and have tested it under windows configuration and know that it is working properly. Would be very grateful for any help to resolve this, I did uninstall Pilot2ATC and re-installed it hoping that the problem might clear but still having trouble contacting and keeping ATC interested in me!! Many thanks in advance. Regards Nigel.
  11. Hello Spit40, for me it is a bit of a jungle knowing which one to go for. I have thought about the Rift 'S' as that appears to be quite good. I mainly fly X-Plane 11 as well as Dirt Rally and rFactor1 racing but with the forthcoming release of the Vive cosmos the price is putting me well and truly off. My budget is set for around £400 and no more as being a pensioner I do not want to stretch my finances any further than that as earlier this year bought a new computer from Scan i7-900K and have 32GB RAM and a GTX 2070. If you have any ideas on VR for me that would be very helpful though tend to think that in time, the Valve Index will come down in price in line with other competitors. Maybe it's just me but the price tag of £699 is waaay too much to consider no matter how good it is. Regards Nigel.
  12. Came across this as am buying a VR Headset next month after a long time watching various reviews on You Tube however, I came across the new HTC Vive Cosmos but at the price, it is very expensive in comparison to other makes, $699 or £699 I have chosen to go for the Oculus Rift 'S' but even this has made to stop and think. I do not know much about VR apart from what I have read so what are your views on this? Regards Nigel.
  13. Many thanks for making the cheat sheet available, it has helped me a lot. Regards Nigel.
  14. Hi Dirk, spent some time trying to find where I had read it and found that I was mistaken, sorry. Radar Contact does work with another programme (a competitor) but do not think that it would be right to mention the name of the programme on here. Regards Nigel.
  15. Hi Scott, There is a lot to learn with this programme but once you become familiar with it, it becomes easier. BTW, I believe that Pilot2ATC will work with Radar Contact, sure I read about it somewhere though at the moment do not have FSX installed since buying a new computer. Regards Nigel.
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