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Posts posted by Fredco

  1. 2 hours ago, Coneman said:

    I got the 777 for MSFS and I keep getting a virus warning when trying to install. Defender shows the info and the file is m744.dll in the temp folder. Following the info link to Microsoft it looks like a legit, known trojan. At this point I am NOT turning off Defender as CS suggests. Getting any help from them is problematic at best.


    I've had quite a few apps not install without turning off my antivirus, including EZDok and RXP's GTN 750. The 777 was no different when I tried installing it this morning, but I had to go an additional step and turn off my firewall as well (which I admit was kind of unsettling). Still, I've known these monitoring program to be a little too sensitive with not only these types installs but in dozens of other legitimate programs too so this sounds like just another false-positive. Still, if you're uncomfortable with turning them off, maybe you can get a refund.

  2. I played Tower!3D Pro for a while, and while I had fun with it (despite some bugs), I don't know how I feel about recommending it at the current price. I bought it on sale when Green Man Gaming had it on clearance. I also bought 5 or 6 airports. All for maybe $50. At that price, it's great. If you don't mind the current price or can wait for a sale, I think it's a fun sim. The voice control works well as long as you take an hour or so to train Windows voice recognition. I'm pretty sure you can type in or click commands, but it's so much easier to use voice and after a few nights, you'll learn all the commands.

    A couple things to consider is that this sim uses fantasy airlines, so in order to use real ones, you need to buy "Real Traffic". On top of that, if you want liveries for your real airlines, you need to buy "Real Color" or all the planes will appear white. Real Traffic is a one time deal, but Real Color is for each airport you buy. Luckily it's not that expensive. The good thing is that some "Real Color" liveries can be used in other airports so you may not need to buy several immediately. I would buy Tower!3D Pro, an airport (like KBOS), Real Traffic, Real Color for KBOS. If you want to buy another airport, just buy the airport and see if Real Color works there too, if not, you might want to buy Real Color for that airport too. Real Traffic/Color is not available on Steam, but you can buy it directly from the Feelthere website and install it in your Steam directory if that's where you want to buy it from. You can also buy the game and airports directly from Feelthere too.

    You should look at some of the videos from ATControl and Jeff Favignano on YouTube. They have some great vids.

  3. I currently use REX Sky Force with Envtex and Envshade in P3Dv4. It's a simple setup that isn't taxing on the system and works fine, but I want to enhance my flights a little and was thinking of getting EZdok for its camera and Dynamic Head (and aircraft) Movement, Realturb for added turbulence, then down the line pick up Active Sky P3D for better weather injection and enhanced turbulence when linked to Realturb.

    The other night I was reading about Opus FSI and it did all this and more. There's enough data on the Opus website to know what it can do but unfortunately very little video on current versions to see how well it works.

    Can anyone here give insight on how well OpusFSI V6 works within P3D? Is the cockpit camera movement fluid (like EZdok) when switching from one shot to the next? Is the DHM on par or better than EZdok? What do you think about the turbulence and how its effects are felt within the sim? Are weather transitions smooth? Does this program draw enough from system resources to notice any hiccups or frame rate drops? Any incompatibilities with other addons? Thoughts? Thanks.

  4. 17 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

    I still have v4.5HF2 installed, and like Mr F737NG I prefer to only have one version on my PC. That being the case, I would need the following working to consider "making the leap to the promised land"....

    • REX Texture Direct 4 Enhanced Edition (or a suitable alternative that is stable)
    • All of my existing AI plane models (which are v4 compatible)
    • All of my UK/Ireland/Netherlands airports
    • Maximum scenery complexity and autogen density settings without a CTD (6GB GTX 980Ti @ 1920x1080)

    Autogen density (in ORBx TrueEarth) at anything less than maximum is a big "No, No" in Mr Chris land.

    Which AI traffic package are you using?

  5. 18 hours ago, w6kd said:

    I keep both P3D v4.5.3 and v5 (currently still v5.0.2, waiting for FSL and the Milviz wx radar before updating to v5.1.1).  There are a few acft that haven't come across to P3Dv5 yet (PMDG 777 and DC-6, Milviz DHC-3T for example), some sceneries that aren't compatible (some of the ORBX freeware collection, for example), and some utilities/enhancements (like Trueglass and PTA) that don't work with v5/DX12.

    Biggest thing, though, is that P3Dv4 is mature and stable now that it's in its final form.  So if/when the v5 update stream causes some issues with certain acft/gauges/sceneries etc I can always fire up v4.5 and have at it there while we wait for a fix.  SSDs are cheap these days--keeping a parallel installation of v4.5 is a great fallback during the occasions we have to struggle with the by-products of progress in v5.  I'm always surprised to hear people talk about moving to v5 as if that includes a requirement to leave v4.5 behind--it really doesn't at all.

    Thanks for this. I had forgotten about Trueglass and the 717 which is a plane I was interested in before. I'm surprised that hasn't made it to v5.

    I agree that about v4 being mature and that's the biggest reason why I'm inclined to go with it. I envy people that already had their fun with v4 and are comfortable with the move to v5. 🙂


  6. 19 hours ago, Rafal said:

    I'm on 5.0 (not going to 5.1 HF1 yet) after jumping from 4.5.
    I miss nothing because all I need (FSL A32X, ASPD3 and all the scenery and tools I use) is working.

    Comparison? The main advantage for me has been performance.
    For instance in 4.5 in huge busy airports I saw around 20 FPS in my A32X cockpit. Now in 5.0 in the same situation I see around 40 FPS! The gain is unbelievable.
    On final approach or at crusing altitudes the difference is not so big, but still very impressive. 🙂👍

    What's your system? That's a pretty big jump.

  7. I was mostly certain that I was going to get V4 but just a little while ago I saw a picture by GSalden in this post that made me doubt myself again:

    Anyway, I'm still on the side of V4, but I thought I'd ask just to see how owners here feel about V5, and if there's any apps/addons/enhancements that they had in V4 and will not be updated for V5 that they miss-- or, if there is anything they had for V4 that they find they don't need in V5.

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