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  1. I don't have a Samsung G8, but I do have an LG oled tv. Many TV's have default picture modes which lean toward the blue end of the color temperature spectrum. Sunlight is approx. 6500k (Kelvin) and most content is mastered in the D65 White Point, but some displays are closer to 7500k by default. This makes everything look a bit washed out, imo. See if your G8 has any picture modes closer to 6500k. Try "Warm 1". I use "Filmmaker mode" on my LG OLED. Modes like "vivid" can be the worst offenders. I also set digital vibrance to 55 in the nvidia cp. D65 white point, Filmmaker mode,
  2. I have a USB DAC doing audio out, the motherboard's sound chip doing MIC-IN and Transducer output from either SIMHAPTIC or SimShaker. Works perfectly. /I prefer Simhaptic
  3. Anyone else notice the BMP textures in FS-Base with names like "sky_afternoon_0", "sky_dawn_3", etc
  4. That is solved to a large degree by using the Windows HDR Calibration tool. https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/windows-hdr-calibration/9N7F2SM5D1LR?hl=en-us&gl=us&rtc=1 I've run an 48" LG CX oled since a few months before the sim was released. I also have a 48" LG C3. Filmmaker mode offers the best picture quality, imo. I used the windows calibration tool and set it's slider for more saturation, and I also set digital vibrance to 55 in the Nvidia Cp. Game Mode, Standard mode, vivid, by default all set the color balance to an unnatural blue. It destroyed the mid-tones in MSFS, imo. The blue does look brighter, which some may prefer. But filmmaker looks so much better after getting used to it.
  5. Won't be able to check this out until the weekend arrives, but it looks interesting. Always liked the form of the Bronco. https://flightsim.to/file/61093/north-american-rockwell-ov-10-bronco
  6. I too have REX and Zinnertek runway textures, I prefer the Zinnertek v4.0 as well.
  7. I've been running REX seasons, set to update the current season every week. Bijan's trees are better, but I quite like REX. Stopped using Bijan's when he went awol a year or two ago. He's very talented, but he's been going through some tragic events irl. Fairly certain he lost some family members during the pandemic, but memory might deceive me. Hopefully Bijan will persevere over his tragedies and make a triumphant return. Spoke to him several times, and he seemed like a good person. He was very easy to contact, and very responsive prior to his absence. That said, Mamu82 and PuffinFlight are MSFS GOATS imo.
  8. The flooding and landslides from this are horrific. I watched an interstate highway and it's concrete barriers transform into a river, with thousands of sleeping truck drivers stuck in a traffic jam. And a river of mud slowly pushing a field of boulders down a ravine into a valley below. I've been studying geology since the pandemic, and it's pretty wild to see nature reshape the earth in real-time. The average person just doesn't understand how powerful the forces of water can be. All the water in such a short time causes dangerous spikes in the hydrologic pressures of ground soil.
  9. Looks like the K7 was updated two days ago. https://flightsim.to/file/34815/schleicher-k7-glider IF you have the K7 imperial gauges mod installed it's no loner relevant. Supposedly it can interfere with the new variometer tones.
  10. Placed rather well during a two hour soaring event, dropped my ballast to land, and forgot to lower my gear. I was so chuffed as I gently sat the glider down on the field, and then I was immediately confronted with the crash screen. Never had a chance to screenshot the nav display to record my time.
  11. I bought a SimHaptic license and it seems to be quite nice. I own a Sim Shaker license, and I have two Aura Pro transducers bolted under my seat in a L/R 2-channel configuration. I'm using my motherboard's audio to drive the 75w rms x 2 channel amp. (Dayton Audio APA150 Amp With 2 Aura Pro Bass Shakers Bundle) (Same amp with Dayton transducers) Things I like: 1)With SimShaker I had to install legacy versions of SimConnect from FSX. This is not necessary with SimHaptic. 👍 2)I prefer the interface of SimHaptic. It's quite easy to use, and I like the way it's profile system functions without much user intervention. 3)This is subjective, but SimHaptic's output feels noticeably more complex. I also like the spectrum analyzer in the SH interface. I just took a flight in the An-2. The default SH profile had the avionics fan whine / vibration too intense, and the engine vibrations felt more like an inline. It only took one click to dial down the avionics, and three clicks to change the engine profile to what really felt like a big radial. I can feel the haptic feedback through my entire rig, from the seat, to the pedals, to the stick/hotas. Engine sounds felt nice, ground roll felt convincing, etc. I'm sticking with SH. The introductory price was well worth it. Edit: Have an old home theater receiver laying around? https://www.parts-express.com/speaker-components/bass-shakers
  12. The story of Karen Silkwood is another interesting one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Silkwood
  13. During "Operation Large Area Coverage", the US government dusted several American cities with radioactive particles containing the isotope Radium 226. St. Louis, Missouri for example. https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/hlrbillspdf/5803H.01I.pdf
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