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Joe Alferio

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  • Birthday 04/28/1955

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  1. Beta testers are very important. You know what's even MORE important? Software engineers and programmers that are motivated and skilled!
  2. I was in the UAW and the Utility Workers for over 35 years. Maybe we should try harder to keep politics out of this. Joe Alferio
  3. I would say about half the time I don't get the end of flight screen, but when I go to the logbook itself the flight is there. Who knows what's going on? Asobo? Joe Alferio
  4. I watched the FPS monitor closely at KATL. Locked at 60, half ultra and half high, I was getting between 45 and 50 with lots of Main Thread limiting and bad stutters. Locked at 30, half ultra and half high, it was smooth and NO Main Thread limit problems. I took one item at a time up to ultra until I had everything at ultra and it's been running and looking good ever since. I did do a night approach to Doha, OTBD, and had 2 momentary pauses on short final. I attribute that to scenery loading issues. Joe Alferio
  5. I hadn't been having any kind of problem with MSFS, and following the hotfix I thought everything was OK. Then, I tried a flight from KATL to KSLC. First, with the CRJ, a stutterfest. Then, the A320NX, same thing, maybe worse. The CJ4, stutters but not as bad. I flinally flew the flight in the Longitude. I spent half the day yesterday doing something I never do, looking at FPS. I decided for myself that 30 FPS was my personal minimum. So, I took my sim from 60 FPS, half ultra and half high, to 30 FPS, all ultra. I've been flying everywhere today, including LA in the CRJ, and smooth as butter. I've decided full ultra at 30 looks better than half ultra at 60. Joe Alferio
  6. I've been PLAYING flight sims since at least '95, maybe earlier. I really can't recall. I quit totally in 2013. At that time I was spending a lot of time with FSX and DCS. It was taking up too much of my time and I just couldn't afford the super computer needed to run either game smoothly. I didn't completely give up, I saved about $500 a year and when I saw on YouTube the announcement from MS/Asobo about MSFS I spent 4 Grand on a near state of the art gaming computer. I put as much as possible into the CPU/GPU as I could and I spent less on monitor and peripherals. I'm EXTREMELY satisfied with MSFS and my decisions regarding a gaming rig. Bottom line, IMHO, Asobo has exactly the same problem that the AVSIM community has, and they are diametrically opposed. I was NOT part of the pre-release Beta, but from what I read here and other places, it was rather contentious. The problems that existed back then still exist, only they are WAY worse now. Asobo doesn't trust the Beta testers. They never did. Asobo thinks the beta testers are a bunch of whiny, entitiled old men. Asobo is RIGHT. The beta testers, (i.e. Avsim users), don't trust Asobo. They never did. They haven't trusted anyone associated with MS since Bruce Artwick. The beta testers think that Asobo is a bunch of uppity, Frenchified gamers, and being a gamer is one step above pond scum. The beta testers (Avsim) are RIGHT. I think that Asobo has a vision and a plan for where THEY want MSFS to go. I think that it's a coherent strategy. I support it. I think that Avsim users, for the most part, have 1 or 2 issues that they can't stop picking the scab about. Some of these issues are serious ones, and when they rise to the level of personnel aggravation, perhaps it's time to remember it's just a GAME and step away for a while. Joe Alferio
  7. I purchased the CRJ through the Marketplace. It took less than 5 minutes to DL, and only 2 minutes to set up. There IS a warning about the load delay. I flew a flight from KTOL to KCLT. FL 260. Used SimBrief for the flight planning. It took about 5 minutes to program the FMS. Flight was clean and smooth. I don’t really chase FPS, but it was smooth all the way. Hand flew the 23 ILS to KCLT. Landed long but the reversers will stop you QUICK! All in all, it’s worth the price. You’ll definitely want to set up custom views, the standard views are worthless. Joe Alferio
  8. I just finished an A320 flight KDTW to KLAX. I use REX Weatherforce, (new version), and the snowpack over the Rockies was quite impressive!
  9. I couldn't agree more! If you've got a problem with a piece of software that you enjoy, or that you rely upon, and you know a way around that problem, then use it, for god's sake. Report the problem, then use the workaround till you've got reliable information that the problem has been fixed. Anything else is masochism. Joe Alferio
  10. I use the scroll wheel on all these buttons and knobs.
  11. I flew the Mooney this morning. Used the heading knob and the course selector knob. NO CTD. Joe Alferio
  12. Just finished a 90 minute VFR flight from KBLM to NY55, (Neofly), in the182T. Prior to this update I was having the same problems as everyone else with the Carenado aircraft. This flight, no problems that I can detect. I’ll try the Mooney tomorrow. Joe Alferio
  13. I installed this mod. No problem climbing to FL 35 with full fuel. Used FLC at 200 kts and sustained at least 1500 FPM all the way up. Right now at FL 35, showing 439 TAS on 85% power. Fuel consumption looks much more reasonable. So far so good! Joe Alferio
  14. 340 lbs between pilot and copilot. 50% fuel. Joe Alferio
  15. I D/L’d the G36 fix on the MFS website referred to above. I’m getting 150 IAS at 2600 RPM and 23 MP at 6500 ft. Never been in a real Bonanza but I like the new performance. Joe Alferio
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