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  1. Well, no rudder pedals, but I do have a twist joystick which is a function I am quite familiar with, and can easily hold a straight line in zero to little crosswinds, it's just when those go up, the plane acts like it weighs about as much as a feather. An exaggeration to be sure, but not too much of one. Thanks for your help.
  2. Before I start, I first want to congratulate you guys at Flysimware for an absolutely amazing and beautiful plane, that was right up my alley, as I've been looking for a study level fast twin, which immediately takes default and Carenado planes off the list of targets when I came across the 414. I am apparently a bit late to the party, but that's OK, as I did not have to count down the days to when it got released, and then deal with the first few days/weeks of bug fixes that inevitable arise when something goes out into the wild. This is by no means a problem limited to your aircraft, but as a real-world pilot who can tell you from firsthand experience that taking off straight down the runway, even with a modest crosswind, is not nearly as difficult as MSFS makes it seem. I've seen genuine professional airline pilots be all over the place left and right on takeoffs and landings with a whole host of aircraft, up through and including the PMDG 73s and the Fenix A320. In searching for help, someone mentioned some variables that can be found and adjusted in the flight_model.cfg file regarding tire friction as well as ground and air crosswind effects that I wanted to try tweaking to see if I could get a straight takeoff with any sane level of a crosswind going, but when I went to look, those variables are not in that config file for your 414. Is this something that is coming in a future release, or perhaps some other solution is in the works? I am disabled, so 'get a set of rudder pedals' is not a viable solution for me, and besides, I've seen plenty of YT vids of people who have them and still have the same issues but let me stress again it's not unique to the 414, nor am I necessarily thinking about 414 related videos. Thanks in advance, Kev
  3. Thanks to this suggestion, I also added Better Bravo Lights. It identified a problem in my exe.xml file that made it refuse to install, and ultimately I found that the Bravo software itself had forgotten a "/" at the end of it's exe.xml entry. So, I fixed that manually, and Better Bravo then liked what it saw in the XML and installed. Last night, the last test I did was to run MSFS with the new, Better Bravo modified XML file, and it worked for both itself, and the Fenix software in terms of autorunning. Then I went to sleep. Apparently, MSFS got offended from me sleeping instead of flying, and this morning it wasn't autoloading either package, even though absolutely nothing had changed, and I was able to verify that because I saved copies of the XML at every step, and not so much as a single dot, comma, slash, or space had changed since last night. So, what did? I think only the god of lost programming languages knows the answer to that. I managed to get the Better Bravo software running automatically by goofing with the XML, though by then I was pulling out my hair with multiple and different changes, so I'm not at all sure what I changed that worked. But I can confirm what someone else above observed that it does not seem to be working with the Fenix, though I don't think the original drivers were, either. As for the Fenix software itself, I've just resigned myself to the fact that I have to start it manually. I would say it's a PITA, but it's really just a single mouse click so it's not all that bad. The only real problem is sometimes, when I forget to turn it off, it runs out of control and ends up pegging my CPU at 100% for as long as it's on, in a few instances overnight, until I notice it and shut it down. I asked Fenix about it, but all they said was I should shut it down when I'm done. Well, duh, but it shouldn't behave that way if I happen to forget, so...
  4. Yeah, it worked for a minute, then it stopped. For FSUIPC, too. Since I started using Vatsim rather than Pilot2ATC, I don't need that for anything, but I have to remember to run the AFC bridge manually. But, even if I do, the lights don't work on the Fenix.
  5. Well, it's now August of 2022, and it helped me! Any idea why it works? Kev
  6. This looks really nice, and I finally figured out how to download it, but powershell won't let me run it. Help? ./copyttsvoices : File C:\users\abcde\onedrive\documents\fs2020\CopyTTSVoices.ps1 cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at https:/go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. At line:1 char:1 + ./copyttsvoices -? + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : SecurityError: (:) [], PSSecurityException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess
  7. I have the Seminole, and other than the fact that it's a Seminole, with all the downsides associated with that, it is, to the best of my knowledge, the only Carenado aircraft to date to properly implement VR, and by that I mean it's the only one that has properly implemented the "VR: Cockpit Zoom" feature. Is there anyone out there who uses VR that con confirm or deny this for me? I'm disabled and it's a go/no-go decision maker for me, but Carenado doesn't talk about it or answer questions about it. I might make an exception for the Cessna Skymaster if it comes out in time to be included in the sale, but even that has me wondering if that's really a good idea. You see, I'm disabled and cannot bend and move as a "normal" person seated in a chair (I'm mostly bedbound) can do, which means I cannot see the cockpit, especially given the other limitations of VR, very well without that feature. Can anyone out there help me out with finding this info? Kev
  8. Have you gone through the troubleshooting steps shown on this page that was published by Microsoft? Kev
  9. I haven't experienced anything like the problems you have. My install went smoothly, took about 2 hours more or less, and about the only CTDs I've experienced have been when I got a big too aggressive about putting stuff back in my Community folder. As for the colors you mentioned, as a real world pilot, I think they actually make the world look more "real", because they look more like what I'm used to looking at through an actual aircraft window looking at the actual ground after hundreds of hours of flying. Then again, when I hear people talking about all the problems they are experiencing I can't help but wonder if we're even running the same software, or if I have Microsoft Genies sneaking into my house at night and giving me secret stable builds. However, none of the above is the point of my note. The primary reason I am responding is to let you know that you need this. When it comes to cleaning up for upgrades, insuring that you only have mods for the geography you are flying in loaded (though I'll concede I'm not as good at using that function as I should be), as well as organizing your addons in a safe place, it cannot be beat. I remain surprised it's still freeware, it's that good. Kev
  10. It's been fine for me, as well. In fact, when I hear all the complaining I sometimes literally wonder if they are talking about the same software my computer is running, or of MS has little magic Elves that are bringing me secret, working builds in the middle of the night. You also make an excellent point insofar that it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. For every person you see on this and other forums whining about this or that, I figure there are 20, 50, heck maybe even 100 others who are just happily sitting at home flying their "toy planes". Happy end-users with no reason to complain don't generally roam the halls of forums complaining. It's just simple logic.
  11. Do you have the Vertigo version of that? You could have popped through those clouds in less time than it took me to type this sentence!
  12. I just posted a major update to the database file that added a lot of new aircraft. I encourage everyone to come grab a copy and see what might tickle your fancy. But if you try to buy them all, I hope you have lots of disposable income! The server invite above should still be good, if it doesn't work for you, let me know and I'll post a new one. Thanks, KKT
  13. I had the same problem, and I solved it by reinstalling windows, but I did the kind that leaves your apps and files in place. I actually like to do that every month or two anyway, it's always nice to have a clean fresh Windows install frequently. HOWEVER... If you don't know how to do this right, you could end up blowing away everything on your system, so if you want to do this, and don't know what you're doing, please reach out to me and I will either walk you through it, or even remote into your computer and show you how myself. 2nd however... While I've done it many times without problems, if you ask for my help and I provide it, I will not be liable for any issues that might happen. I'm just some random Internet nerd offering assistance. It does work, but there are always risks with such a thing, especially if your Windows install is years and years old.
  14. Below is a snip of a database I've started as a central repository for MSFS aircraft. The raw file can be found on my Discord server here: https://discord.gg/8nUgs3qWn5 As you can see, it's got the aircraft name, source, some specs, and most importantly, a link to get both the aircraft and it's avionics, if applicable. There is no charge for the file, but I am asking anyone who finds errors, or knows about aircraft that are not listed to send me the specs (if you have them), and most importantly, the links for the airframe and avionics. My goal is for this to be the single most comprehensive database of it's kind available anywhere, so I do appreciate anyone who can assist in filling in missing info. Enjoy the database, enjoy the aircraft, I particularly like the Vertigo for those fun, goofing around flights we all have from time to time. It's basically an 850 horsepower JMB. No, not basically, it IS an 850 hp JBM lol... If you notice errors or know of missing planes, you can let me know here, or on Discord where I go by the same name. KKT
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