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  1. Thanks for the response. I do see the Portland one there. but I cant seem to find any other of his sceneries. Maybe I just can't navigate the website correctly. When I search blue sky scenery only a few results come up. No KOTH, KEUG, KMFR
  2. I've been looking through this website and it seems like a lot of nice freeware scenery. But it seems as if a lot of the download links are broken... https://www.blueskyscenery.com/OR.html Does anyone know where it might be possible to get this scenery from? I'm mainly interested in the some of the Oregon airports, KOTH, KEUG, KMFR. Thanks.
  3. I am starting to use pilotedge for ATC communications. The controllers use real world navigation/chart data. I am going to install FSaerodata for navdata but I am thinking I will need a solution to update runways/taxiways in P3D to be closer to the real life data ATC would be looking at... Does anyone know of a good resource/list to find airport layout updates? Of course I can search for scenery for individual airports, but I don't know how I'd tell if it was just a cosmetic eye candy update or an actual airport layout update... Thought I might as well ask. Thanks
  4. Hi everyone, have a general flight sim question that did not seem to fit any of the other forums very well. Moderators please move if there is a better forum that I did not see. Anyways, I recently got a new flight sim PC and it has a smaller SSD with the OS and P3D v4.5 installed to it. I also have lots of Orbx scenery and addon aircraft. Due to limited space, I will have to install one of those 2 things on my secondary internal drive, an HDD, I believe it is 5400RPM. My question is this: in your experiences and knowledge, which would you think would be better to put on the secondary HDD for best performance? Aircraft or scenery? Of course there is the option of me simply trying to see which works better, but I thought maybe I would see if anyone here has any input first. Thanks, Caleb
  5. Thanks for the responce. Should have specified this earlier, I am using P3D v4.5. Incase it helps, here are the rest of the specs of that laptop. GTX 1650 4Gb 16GB RAM Intel i5 10300H quad core, 2.5 GHz (max 4.5 GHz) 256 GB M.2 SSD
  6. On my previous desktop computer (GTX 745) the GPU would run at between 70 and 100 percent. I recently upgraded to a laptop with a GTX 1660 (over 200% faster then the GTX 745 according to user benchmark). While not as big of an FPS increase as I would have ideally liked, there is a noticeable frame rate increase, but now the GPU only runs at around 30 to 40 percent as seen in task manager. Is there a way to tell the GPU to "work harder" per se to get more FPS? Or does it not work that way? Interested in what the GPU gurus have to say. Thanks.
  7. Does anyone know how to set the heading indicator/gyro (not the heading bug) in the carenado Pilatus pc 12 in P3D v4? (realistically, without using the "D" key...) 😉 Thanks.
  8. Does anyone here have an overclocked OEM GTX 745 4gb? I dont have much experience with overclocking so i apologize if I say something that makes no sense or sound like I have no idea what I'm talking about (which is true, I don't). Is there a recommended overclock that can be installed? I'm not really interested in tweaking anything, and I definitely don't want to do anything to risk permenately damaging it, but if there is a known safe "preset" or something to get a few extra fps in p3d 4 then I'd be interested. Just looking to see if others have experience overclocking this card. Thanks for any input.
  9. When it comes to OS, I think there's nothing wrong with having something older. I don't like windows updates, they seem to be constantly causing more problems than solutions, and I believe due to windows updates my computer has gotten slower and slower over the years, and I'd say now its about 25% the speed of what it was when I first got it a few years ago. It's disappointing that you really cant disable them in windows 10. I think windows 7 is an overall good OS. Even if it becomes unsupported I dont think that would change anything if your sim/ software is compatible. Only time it might be neccicary to upgrade is if your doing something like MSFS 2020 which requires it.
  10. I've also found myself feeling I can't keep up, having many other intrests other than flight simulation. I've decided I'd stop trying to keep up, and just be happy with where I have things. I have a not so great pc with a GTX 745. I run P3D v4, have quite a few orbx sceneries, A2A planes, carenado planes, environmental addons that I have accumulated over time. I have my settings tuned so it runs with borderline to good (25 to 35 FPS) performance on my PC with the addons, and I am very happy. I have no intension or desire to get any new sims, I'm perfectly content with P3D v4 and the addons I have, and I don't want to invest large numbers into new hardware just to be "caught up" with the latest software when its not really that much better to justify upgrading hardware IMO. I now like it where I can have it set where I come to my pc when I want to sim, open it up, grab my favorite addon plane at my favorite orbx airport, and have it work. Rather than always be updating stuff, which seems to be such a hassle because your spending 40% of your time ( at least) trying to get everything to work and 60% (at most) actually flying. I have auto updates disabled on most software and will only update stuff if I have a good reason to. Never just to be "up to date". When I have spare time, I fly, and it all works, and I have a generally good experience, never have to worry about being up to date.
  11. Dxdiag still shows no problems detected when starting it after a reboot. I think we've concluded my vcard is inadequate. Thanks everyone for your help in troubleshooting this.
  12. Thanks for the input everyone. I am aware my video card isn't the greatest. Wow you are right 745 seems close to 770 but 770 seems waay faster. 770 even seems faster than the 1050ti (I have considered upgrading to a 1050 ti in the past). With the settings tuned properly my 745 does run P3D v4 with REX, A2A planes and orbx scenery at 25 to 40 fps so I'm content with it for now. I'm not extremely exited or motivated to use MSFS enough though to justify getting a new vid card, it was more of just an experiment to see how it compared with P3D. I got it though gamepass so no financial investment lost if I cant get it to work. But I'll try anything I can to mess around with it. I ran DXdaig just now and all the tabs say no problems found. Am I supposed to be starting MSFS at the same time I run DXdaig or have it open during the crash? Thanks.
  13. Just updated the video card drivers, that actually did not fix it.... Still have a similar error in event viewer. (still d3d11) Faulting application name: FlightSimulator.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5f6cce4b Faulting module name: d3d11.dll, version: 10.0.18362.387, time stamp: 0x7e72d1cb Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000000000170900 Faulting process id: 0x320c Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a0dcac7092e0 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.9.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\FlightSimulator.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d11.dll Report Id: 94661190-5a11-4100-89a4-97211dbe2195 Faulting package full name: Microsoft.FlightSimulator_1.9.3.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe Faulting package-relative application ID: App Any ideas what else could be the issue. I just noticed that the minimum specs is a GTX 770 or better, I have a GTX 745. So I'm close but not quite there. Do you think this might be the reason for the CTD? I would think even if I do not meet the minimum requirements it should still at least open and run the UI... even if it couldn't render in flight.
  14. Ok, thanks, I must have missed that switch. I'll take a look next time I fly it. Thanks.
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