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Paul Sabucchi

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    Ryzen 5900, Radeon 6900, 64 gb ram, m.2 SSD
  1. Hi, my return to flight simulation after over 20 years has been rather bumpy. I initially opted for Flight Simulator 2020 but am still thwarted by the throttle not functioning on propeller engines (my inputs with the Logitech throttles, the keyboard or the mouse directly on the throttle lever are working - the lever can in all instances be seen to move and the "subtitles" vary accordingly between 0 and 100 but the engine just died) while it seems to work ok on jets - that are way beyond my rusty skills. So decided to try X-plane again, also enticed by the superior flight physics and the fact that my quite slow internet connection will probably make FS photogrammetry and other online wizardry a bit of a mute point. I downloaded yesterday the demo version of X-plane and all seemed to be working ok with the exception of my Aida64 sensor panel that I have running on a separate 10" screen (so I can watch as the GPU hotspot temp go thermonuclear while FS is running). As soon as I run X-plane the sensor panel shuts down. I thought I would find a way to get it back or at the worst that I could live without it - ignorance is bliss. So this morning I upgraded to the full version, downloaded it (with just the Europe and North America scenery) for the aforementioned slow internet. I was taken aback when I opened the full version of X-plane and all I got was a warning that was required Open GL 2.0 as a minimum requirement - considering I had recently updated the AMD 6900 xt to the latest driver, Adrenalin 21.4.1 When I went to open the AMD software it had disappeared. So I thought it might have been some quirk of the X-plane install process, so downloaded Adrenalin again and did a couple of take offs with the Cessna 172, then on my second try with the tail dragger I left it idling on the runway for a minute or so, the program crashed, the pc rebooted and the AMD software had once more disappeared!!! Anyone encountered any of these unusual (as far as a cursory search can show) issues? Any suggestions to get at least one of the two Sims to run reasonably or I will never hear the end of my better half's grumbling for having spent about a grand on programs, yoke, throttle and rudder pedals with nothing to show for it. Ciao from Italy
  2. I feel your pain, I mainly live in a semi-rural Italy, lovely place only 2 hours drive from Rome and althoughj the fiber reaches the local telephone cabin, from there to the house is about a mile of ancient copper wire = 7mb/s dounload speed. Fortunately I have another place by the coast where it is up to 70mb/s so it only took a few hours to download. Having a rather annoying issue with the throttle control so already concerned if I will have to re-install, having to lug the gaming pc there all over again. Best of luck, or as they say here: buona fortuna
  3. Hi to all, I have newly returned to FS after over 20 years as I now have more time and managed to snag a decent desktop (Ryzen 5900, Radeon 6900, 64 GB ram) so decided to give it a serious go and also got a Honeycomb yoke, Thrustmaster TPR and Logitech throttle quadrant Installed FS deluxe and updated to WU IV. On the controls panel all the peripherals seem to be working ok so as I am so rusty I started the tutorials from scratch On the first turorial as soon as the instructor hands over the controls of the Cessna 172 the engine throttles down to out 500 rpm) and no ammount of moving the throttle lever or hitting F3 has any effect so the plane inexorably loses airspeed, same in the second tutorial. In the 3trd the plane is on the runway and the engine just dies. same seems to happen in ferr flight with a Cub but on the other hand I tried a Cessna CJ4 just on the runway and th work just fine. I sent a ticket to zendesk but would appreciate advice. Ciao from Italy
  4. Hi to all from Italy, looking forward to becoming part of the comunity. Used to dabble a bit with FS a long time ago but work commitments ment time for it was at a premium and never really gave it 100%. I have since moved back to Italy from the UK and retired from working as a veterinarian (ok, our dozens of rescues still keep me on my toes). Luckily managed to buy a decent pc (Ryzen 5900, Radeon 6900) without having to pay too much of a premium over MSRP that could run FS so decided to "do things properly" this time and got some reasonably good (I hope) controls: Honeycomb yoke, Thrustmaster TPRs and a Logitech throttle quadrant, now in the process of setting everyting up. Ciao
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