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  1. Opterix

    P3Ders: Understand this please!

    I can tell you: because _I_ tried to get new members in our community. I did my very best. And in the forums there are these "Porsche-drivers" *) who rapidly kicked them off again by trying to missioneer them to P3D (or XP11 or AF FS2). These "Porsche-drivers" *) react like beeing vendors/publishers (or at least being developers). I'm bored now to help the vendors and developers to find new customers if they will not understand that they are chasing them away. This should be a last chance to overthink their behaviour. But as I said before: this is not my problem, it's theirs. *) this is not against Porsche-drivers. This is only relating to the example in the first post.
  2. Opterix

    P3Ders: Understand this please!

    Ah, you got the idea! But only up to 50%. I'm convinced no FS-beginner will think in this way: "can't find peace without a study-level aircraft addon". So lots of P3D-simmers forgot how they came into this hobby. They argue as every FS-beginner should feel like themselves. This is not a good condition to give advices. Let the FS-beginners have the chance to develop until they "can't find peace without a study-level aircraft addon". Let them go their own way. Help them by going this way - their own way. Don't urge them to go _your_ way. Then both sides will loose.
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    P3Ders: Understand this please!

    @HighTowers : You are not argueing like a friend or partner of other community members, you are argueing like a vendor. Keep on going chasing the FSX-users away. As a vendor you will not profit from this. Neither will any developer take profit from chasing FSX-users away. Is this so hard to understand?
  4. Opterix

    P3Ders: Understand this please!

    What do you mean with "P3D runs better"? Do you mean: without a lot of default aircrafts like Trike, Bell206, Standard-Cessna, Cessna 208 Caravan, Beaver, Grumman Goose, Segelflieger, Learjet, CRJ 700, A321, 737, 747? Do you mean without flightschool and missions? Only in English? Not more in their mother language. This is better? Do you mean P3Dv4 with cloud shadows and cockpit shadows, dynamic lighting and later PBR runs better with the identical PC? Why to change to P3Dv4 if you can't use all these new features? Do you mean P3D with the newest P3Dv4 aircraft addons and P3Dv4 scenery addons runs better with the identical PC? What about the blurries a lot of P3Dv4 people suffer from and report this here and in other forums? Com'on guys, I think you know exactly what I mean. This is the way the discussions goes in every forum - I don't want to discuss it here again. Let me say it clearly: If somebody is happy with FSX and fine photorealistic sceneries in high resolution you can imagine how disappointed he will be to get blurries with P3Dv4. And miss aircrafts, flightschool, missions and menues in mother tongue and the uge amount of available addons. To be disappointed is no good condition to be happy. And not to be happy with the sim is no good condition to stay in this hobby. So: if you urge someone to change to P3Dv4 you have a high risk to loose a FS-member instead of getting a new P3Dv4-user. But this is not _my_ problem, this is the problem of those who strongly wants to get new P3Dv4-Users. It's up to _you_ to make a fair discussion, not up to me. I don't mind anymore if the happily FSX-users are bored from these discussions and leave the forums and the community. I can understand them now. This is all I wanted to say.
  5. Hello, (You might take this as an answer to this post 1. Can you imagine how many percent of the world's population can't or don't want to afford a 1080TI or at least a 1070 graphics card? Stuff like this - let's say gaming PC. Can you imagine even how many percent of USA's, GB's, French and German scholars and students can't or don't want to afford a gaming PC? 2. The people who still happily use their FSX have their reasons for this. And they have still found their compromises (or they use SimStarter or SceneryConfigEditor) to get sufficient fps and avoid OOM's. 3. Can you imagine a Porsche-driver (I don't think that P3D is a Porsche in relation to FSX, but if you like to hear this 😉 ) tells every car-neighbour in front of red traffic lights "Hey you, if you want to practise seriously car driving, then you need a Porsche", makes a hot wheel start and at the next red traffic lights you can meet him again, repeating his "Hey you . . . " What would you think about this Porsche-driver? Can you imagine a motortourism club? And can you imagine this Porsche-driver joining this club? Surely every motortourism member will leave this club and join the bicycle-tourism club. Bad times for the gasoline station and every car reparing station, if you understand what I mean. 4. And let me tell you this: in former times I was used to give my nephews, some friends and neighbours a FSX-box and a fotoreal scenery from Austria HD, France VFR or MegaSceneryEarth as a birthday-present. I even started giving presentations about flightsimming in clubs of friends at the club's annual meeting. You know there are a lot of clubs in Germany: hiking clubs, cycling clubs, cultural clubs, home associations and so on. But I will stop this "marketing" for flightsimulation now and I can tell you why. I'm pi__ed off because every new FSX-beginner gets told in _every_ FS-forum that FSX is old stuff, you need P3D, a better graphic card, a highpotential PC and OrbX-landclass-sceneries as basic equipment. And when they follow these advices they are deeply disappointed that they hardly could find their village in the flightsim. In my screenshots they had found their own house and every attractions in the surroundings. This falls back to me. Why? They are disappointed and because they can't be angry about all these anonymous missionaries in the forums they are angry about me. I don't want to loose friends anymore by convincing them that flightsimming could be a very nice hobby for them. Summary: imho the FSX ist still a good flightsim to get a nice start in flightsimming: flight school, missions, FSX is available in a lot of languages, you get a lot of aircraft addons and a lot of photoreal sceneries in payware and freeware. And our community needs to get more (and younger) members. So please let the beginners enjoy their FSX for one year, two years or as long as they want to get "fixed" by flightsimming. When the time is ready they might change to another flightsim. If they want to. Please help the beginners to get a most enjoyable FSX related to their interests, instead of telling them that they need another sim if they want to make serious flightsimming. Show them the ways to avoid OOM's instead of telling them, that OOM's are 32bit inherent. Tell them the about Highmemfix=1 and LOD_Radius (the only two necessary tweaks imho) instead of telling them, that you don't need to tweak with P3D. Let them spend their money (and the money of their Grandparents, uncles and aunts) in photoreal sceneries (this is what the people expect in our days) instead of buying a new graphic card, new PC and landclass-sceneries. They will do this on their own if they like to do. And always remember, please: the FSX-beginners are the customers of the future. If you want to have affordable FS-products in the future, you should not chase these customers of the future. That means: to make FSX-beginners happy and satisfied with staying with FSX and therefore staying in flightsimulation should be the job of every developer, every publisher / vendor, every FS-magazine-editor, every forum owner and every member of the flightsim-community who wants to have good and affordable products in the future. It's NOT the job of the elder FSX members who happily enjoy all these fine FSX-products of the past 12 years and who can easily live without FS-community, being bored and chased off by the P3D-missionaries over several years. I hope everybody got the idea and I'm not misunderstood. Let everybody feel well and happy in our community Peter
  6. Opterix

    HLJames is missing

    Now here are another ten links to the fantastic trips from HLJames over stunning photoreal sceneries: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/528156-dallas-texas-to-sedona-arizona/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/526760-palm-springs-to-las-vegas/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/527062-telluride-colorado-to-grand-canyon-arizona/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/526422-riyadh-saudi-arabia-to-samos-greece/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/526649-eagle-colorado-to-alamogordo-new-mexico/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/526188-san-diego-to-aspen/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/526084-sharm-el-sheikh-egypt-to-muscat-oman/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/525679-monterey-to-limberlost-ranch https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/525466-roche-harbor-washington-to-bonners-ferry-idaho/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/525369-rohnerville-to-lake-tahoe/ (to be continued next weekend)
  7. Opterix

    HLJames is missing

    Hello, so here are another ten bookmarks to the wonderful topics from HLJames: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531472-bilbao-to-valencia-spain/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531307-girona-to-la-cerdanya-aerodrome-spain/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531158-sion-to-ambri/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531525-barcelona-to-dubai/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/530992-naples-to-venice/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/523075-creswell-oregon-to-jackson-wyoming/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/530122-monterey-to-salt-lake-city/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/530503-blue-canyon-nyack-to-half-moon-bay/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/530061-la-vanoise-national-park/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/530008-geneva-to-mont-blanc/ The next ten will probably follow this weekend (I gathered more than fifty pretty nice screenshot-topics from HLJames - but as they are like caviar, we should degust them in small portions :-) ) Maybe there is a simple reason that James is not posting his wonderful screenshots anymore. He surely had spent a fortune of money and time in his photoreal sceneries. I can imagine that he now wants to stay at this state of the art he has properly reached. On the other hand the available photosceneries have improved: MegasceneryEarth for example has reached Version 3. So I can well understand that HLJames doesn't want to go with this progress and spend another fortune of money and time to step to the next Level Of Detail. What he has reached is good enough for him (and us as well ! ), but he might think it isn't. So HLJames if you read these lines: no reason to be shy. Your sceneries from all over the world are pretty well. Really fabulous! And I would be glad to spend you one or two sceneries from France VFR or Austria HD Professional or ME V3, if you think this helps to get new start. Just write me a PM and we can do this with discretion. Maybe there are others who will spend as well, maybe also a hard disk . . . Might be an idea? I hope I'm not misunderstood. Best wishes to all Peter
  8. Hello, as John (Cactus521) has already stated, HLJames has not posted his wonderful photoreal pictures since a couple of months. I want to second John. I took the chance to search for his topics and was again overwhelmed from the beautyness and diversity of the landscapes. I adore his eye for the right motifs, perspectives and attractiv regions. And I admire his amount of time to plan the routes, to fullfill the enjoyable flight, to catch the screenshots and especially to do all this work to share them here on AvSim. He must have a very good knowledge from our planet to find these interesting routes again and again. So I hope he is well and only takes a pause like every artist needs this to get some new ideas. When I searched for his topics I took bookmarks and I want to share ten of them here, if you are interested. I hope he will not disagree, then I could add the others ten by ten. https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/537596-tehran-to-bahrain/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/537502-paris-to-cannes/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/537047-sedona-to-alamogordo/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/535280-eagle-colorado-to-tucson-arizona/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/533786-eagle-colorado-to-bozeman-montana/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/534421-gulf-of-aqaba-to-sea-of-galilee/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/534018-barcelona-spain-to-bamako-mali/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/533030-san-carlos-to-aspen/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531834-across-the-sahara-into-lanzarote/ https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531614-scottsdale-to-page-arizona/ Sorry for my bad English, it's not my mother tongue. Happy flights and safe landings Peter
  9. Opterix

    Performed a nature balance.

    Very, very nice picture! I love the majority of green and blue colours. It gives a very fresh look and cool impression. You can smell the pepermint on your tongue! A perfect picture for a good start in a new day. But the best cockpit view screenshot can't beware you from technical critics: why is your gear down but your lights are off?!
  10. Opterix

    FSX CTD windows 10 64bit

    C:\Program Files (x86) is not a good file path because of the windows restrictions in this path. So if you plan a new installation, you should install your FSX next time anywhere else. For example under C:\fsx or C:\MyPrograms\FS or C:\MSFS. I fully second Jim: if you keep an eye on your VAS (Virtual Adress Space) it's not necessary to change to a 64bit simulator. Just save your FSX-flight before you get overflow and load it again. This should help.