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  1. Hey Guys, i'm currently facing a problem with my Digital Design Scenery such as Salzburg LOWS and now Leipzig-Halle EDDP. I noticed this first on LOWS but since I didn't fly much around there, I kept it in the Background. But now as I recently bought Digital Design Leipzig-Halle I wanna get rid of this issue. I got the problem that I don't have Lights on neither Taxiway nor Runways, which is weird because PAPI lights, Hangar lights and other lights appear to be okay tho. But there is no centerline or boundary lightning. Reinstalling didn't help so I think something got blocked in the files but I don't know much about it so I wanted to point it out on the forums. Does anyone have ideas? Thanks, Stevie
  2. Another newby here just checking in. Got the bug to set up a real VR sim, and found this very helpful and informative forum. It's been since waaaay back when I played Warbirds over a dial up connection that I have played with any sims, and the difference from then to now is astounding! My goal is to set up a VR heli sim to use as a tool to self teach myself everything I can about helicopter flight. Anything I can learn with a sim may save a buck or two when it's time to train for real. So with that in mind I'm pretty set on using a wide FOV HMD, probably a Pimax 5k+. I'll have to get a dedicated PC built for this too, so lots to research and learn about all this stuff. Also after watching a few too many youtube vids I just might have to grab a wheel for some Asetto Corsa fun too! Anyway, hope y'all don't mind some extra company. Carry on.
  3. using W1603 pro my GTN750 was functionning perfectly, getting Build19013.vb_release 191025-1609 the same GTN standalone and into the aircraft stutters and not functionning normaly. Has someone same problem ? Thanks, Serge Asrock Z390Pro4, W10pro, Intel 9700K, 4.3gb, rtx 060, 2x ssd 1tb, ram 32gb (1 for W10 second for FSX)
  4. Hello, So I have a small Youtube Channel and I've been looking all over the place for some footage to go along with my videos. But so far I Havent found any. I'd do it on my own but my laptop isnt powerful enough to run FSX or FS9. So if you know any creators or enthusiasts who'd be willing to help out do lemme know.
  5. Hi guys! My name is Gian Marco, I'm an italian guy and I mostly fly in IVAO with X-Plane. I hope I will learn a lot sharing my passion and my doubts with the AVSIM community. Clear sky!
  6. Hi all, I'm getting started again after a long absence. I am a pilot wanabe but at 78 years old it's not likely. So I will take the next best thing. I fly G.A aircraft out of mostly small to medium airports. Right now my favorite plane is the Alabeo M20R ovation. I am using MegasceneryEarth, and have New Mexico, Ariz. and north and south Calif.. My home base is Las cruces NM and I have flown over parts of NM in small planes, as a passenger. I also used to live in Yuma, Ariz. and flew out of there, going to Phoenix and San Diego. I am impressed at how realistic the scenery is. Now all I have to do is learn to fly, use the radio and use the GNS 530. I have a long way to go. Unfortunately I don't have the time to fly as often as I would like.
  7. Hello, I'm combining two questions in one. I have not yet been able to upgrade to a better performance PC so I'm still dealing with something of a dinosaur, an old AMD A6 quad-core 2.2ghz with integrated HD6530D GPU and 8 gig RAM total. Q1: I have experimented with FRAPS, but it only records what you see when it is recording, and I want to record external shots. FSRecorder will allow for various views while recording but doesn't record sound. Bandicam records sound, but FSX crashes if i try to use the game mode, but if I use the screen capture mode, I'm only capturing the screen visuals, not the flight data so I can't use it to render clean movies with a decent frame rate. Movies rendered via FSRecorder are very smooth and quite nice, but no sound. I tried Audacity to record sound but cannot discern how to synchronize Audacity with FSRecorder to get both to start at exactly the same point in time. I tried my MAGIX movie editing software to slice and dice the video and sound tracks but could not get them synchronized at both the start and end. I could cut the sound track in to multiple segments and slide them about on 16 separate audio tracks within MAGIX until I get them precision aligned, but that would take more time than I care to invest in something that is meant for personal use. Most recently I tried Dxtory but like Fraps, that too seems to record only what you see. While it successfully recorded a test flight in a Baron from Juneau Intl (Orbx Southern Alaska, Orbx Juneau) on a short takeoff and landing, it was entirely from within the cockpit. My objective is to record a replay of the completed flight, so that I can focus on the views, rather than trying to fly the plane. Despite little hiccups experienced during flight in FSX, especially just before touchdown, due to graphics settings, FSRecorder rendered moviies still come out very smooth - there's just no sound. I also have X-Plane 10 on my PC. It runs well enough considering the PC's limitations and has a great flight recorder, but while it can create a playable movie, it does not capture audio. So, my question then is -- what is out there that will record BOTH audio AND flight data so that, even if the actual flight itself is glitchy due to maximum performance settings, the final rendered video still comes out at a decent frame rate? Anything out there? Q2: X-Plane 10. Shortly after I installed X-Plane 10, which did not come with a pre-installed 737, which I prefer to fly, I downloaded the free 737 from EADT (x737project for X-Plane 10.40+ for more info see https://www.x737.eu/). Whether I changed a setting or something in the 737 aircraft overrode preferences within X-Plane I do not know, but the aircraft tended to wobble violently -- without wind or weather of any kind -- but if I enabled auto-pilot, it would go rock-steady. WhenI say wobble, I do not refer to turbulence. This thing wanted to roll over mid-air. I realize there is no comparison between FSX and X-Plane. I bought FSX years ago purely for entertainment value. I bought X-Plane not to learn what pilots do but to get a simulator that was more visually pleasing than FSX, both in and out of the aircraft. Aircraft in FSX are always stable in-flight whether on autopilot or manual control. Also, when landing, soon as I set flaps in X-Plane the aircraft wants to climb up and I have to force the nose down lower than the main gear all the way down, even at low speed. Then it gets so slow I can't pull up the nose before touchdown, and if I speed up , it wants to climb, not descend. In FSX, I never once - not ever -- trimmed any aircraft. Whether by Microsoft's design or some oddity, it was never necessary. Curiously, thinking I might have had a glitch during the digital download install the first time, I re-downloaded the program and tried a test flight in the pre-installed 747 from KSEA to KPAE. After takeoff I enabled the autopilot until a few miles out from KPAE and then took it down on manual. Unlike the previous install, the aircraft did not tumble out of control (but I also hadn't installed any non-Xplane-supplied aircraft); but I still had to force the nose down to descend, even with ridiculously slow.speeds. I know X-Plane automatically slows down the simulation rate on slower PC's so I am thinking slow CPU and graphics are the cause. My question here, then, is -- must I trim any aircraft in X-Plane or might the PC's antiquated capabilities be too primitive for the requirements of X-Plane, even though it loads and does play, albeit somewhat crudely -- except when on Autopilot. Thanks for any feedback.
  8. Figured I should formally introduce myself, after asking for help a number of time. My name is Anthony, and I work for an aviation company (you may be able to figure out which one...), located at CYXX. I am currently involved in getting 3 FTDs up and running for training purposes, after the last guy, uh, didn't work out. I have a bachelor of computer information systems, and 10 years of IT experience, but 0 in sims. I remember playing MSFS on a 486, along with enjoying a number of other assorted flight games over the years. I am currently working with / learning about P3D version 3 and 4, and am considering building a home PC to learn a little about X-Plane, and to better contrast the two. There is the possibility of going full time into the flight simulation world, and am going to have to decide my career path in the next 6 months. Never boring. When I'm not here, I enjoy spending time with my wife, and little fuzzy dog. I've done some cycling, some travelling, some photography and some music over the years. I am also looking forward to having front-row seats to the airshow again this year. Thanks all!
  9. Hello everyone! My name is Sophie Lawson and I was born in Russia, but I moved to Canada when I was 8, so, please, sorry for my mistakes in advance. English is not my mother-tongue. Anyway, I am here because I help to write articles about aviation for my friend's university newspaper.
  10. Greetings all, glad to be a part of this forum. For future reference, if I have a simulator issue, where do I post about it looking for help? Many thanks
  11. Hello everyone, happy to be a part of the Avsim community.
  12. hello when can new members post in the mainPrepar3d forum ?? theres no start new topic
  13. Hi, l am new to the forum. I have submitted support requests to PCA on the 2nd Sep, with follow up requests on the 12 & 18th Sep - all unanswered. l have submitted a further two requests on the 19th Sep for new keys to carenado aircraft wihich have also not been answered. Is anybody on the forum having similar problems with PCA? cheers, john
  14. Thanks to the system admins who make it easy to sign up for access. I was a big user of this site( on a modem!!) back in the 1980-90's when I lived in Fluvanna County but I drifted away over the years. Now retired, living in Portsmouth and getting back into flight sims - FSX-Steam and X-Plane. Apparently my account had understandably been inactivated/purged so it was great to get re-started so easily. Thanks again
  15. Hi i just would like to know which flight planner is the best to buy .thnk you Martin Kudelas
  16. Hi all, I'm a new user so should introduce myself. I'm a PPL pilot and have an FSX sim running win7, decent graphics running over 3 screens with a fair amount of Saitek hardware. It works well and tbh, am happy with it. I'm here to hopefully gain some insights on the future of avsim and how I can possibly build a bigger/better sim for the future with better hardware and software. I'm new to the forum so please be kind. With all respect to those longstanding users on here, I've had many unpleasant experiences in the past on other sites from the "typical" armchair enthusiasts (think comic book guy from the Simpsons) who enjoy ridiculing and belittling people of lesser experiences. I'm really not interested in any of that. I'm not a total ignoramus, but completely accept I am far from as knowledgeable as some. That said, I can and do learn. I know it's a pitfall of forums, but all i ask is "polite - not patronising". I hope that's ok. So I would love to upgrade my home sim and at the moment, I cannot find any reliable information as to which direction I should go in for the software platform. It would be a serious dream come true to involve a small motion platform and with the advent of small "home sized" hardware, this will surely become an affordable reality in the future. I guess the big question (which might not have a perfect answer at this stage) is what do you guys think will be the future software to think about working with? There seems to be some promising developments for the home user but no concrete advice as to which to go for. As a separate question, what software do the professional training SIMS use? Are these bespoke systems developed by the aircraft manufacturers? I can't help but wonder that they must, along the way, use similar graphics and computing technology that is available to us mere mortals - and if so, accepting the astonomical costs, what are the essential differences between a static Boeing flight training sim and a home made equivalent? NIce to be here and i hope I can make some mates interested in building our dream sims!!! All the best Dave Jones
  17. Hello, My name is Greg and I came here for knwolegde and tips. I've been playing for two weeks and I really like it, so I decided to look into the largest treasury of knowledge - the Forum. Nice to meet you, thank you in advance for help :-)
  18. Hi Anyone with info on turning on or adjusting the lighting on the instruments (EX: airspeed, altimiter) on an F4 Phantom ?
  19. Long time lurker, I've been simming since the early 90's. Never got around to really getting to active in forums but since I have some time on my hands I figured I would say hello. I don't use too much freeware but I like my repaints for the payware. I look forward to being active in this vibrant community finally.
  20. Hi, I'm new to the forum here, I live just 15 miles from LOWI and enjoy flight simulation since many years, starting with Sublogic already on Amiga 500 back then. I'm looking forward to having a nice time here. Cheers, kaha
  21. Good morning everyone, I am Quentin, french 29 years old guy. I fly on IVAO for 12 years and i am a French Air Force pilot in real life. I heard that this forum is full of magic informations, let's read it :) See you !
  22. Hi Jim, thank you for the welcome. After a hectic weekend at family wedding back to normality. After a flying career on helicopters in the Royal Navy i took up flight sim on Microsoft 2000, flying all scenarios and a box load of add ons. Now having just purchased a Mac OS X El Capitan, those programmes are not for this machine so thought buy X plane 10 Global, after seeing you tube videos with all the attendances of push back cargo loading and flight services great, loaded up all discs but the free add on would not load. Found out faulty disc have returned for replacement. Started up programme and flew cessna, but have no clue how to use rest of set up. Are all the support services on add ons? On Microsoft 2000 could programme all flights, weather Captain speaking, ATC, but looking at x plane everything has moved on, especially graphics, scenery,support services. Any Advice welcome regards Bob
  23. I've been simming since the 80's using one machine or another. I have had several breaks over the years, just back from one now. Currently using P3D v3.3 with a few add ons........my, my hasn't flight simming moved on since the days of the zx spectrum and BBC model b? Greetings all.
  24. Hallo,. I would probably be considered a lapsed member as I have not had the time to spare to indulge myself in this fascinating pastime due to health matters for over a year.. Some time has passed since I used any flight sims and found that now with windows 10 upgrades I (and many others according to posts I have read on other sites ) seem to be in trouble running almost all Microsoft Simulators on 10. I do not seek an answer here it's more of a beef about the difficulty in sorting out the complexities of the systems. i include a letter which I sent to a computer magazine which pretty well sums it up, but any suggestions providing they are simple from other members wold be greatly appreciated . I say simple because at 84 the grey matter does not always function in top gear ! extract Windows 10 and Flight Simulators I have used Flight simulators for many years and with many operating systems. We all slowly had to change as Windows bribed, coerced or even blackmailed us into changing as the years went by ( 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista , 7 and 8 ) before 10 came along. All had issues when it came to simulators, admittedly some were never designed for systems that weren’t around when the product was released but patches were soon available to keep your favorites going, and pretty well under control up to window XP. And so we came to Windows 10, hailed as the ultimate, version (don’t miss the opportunity to change while it’s free) and it is to be here forever, we soon found that just like some of it’s luckless predecessors it did have faults. The very latest and I believe the last Microsoft Fight Simulator was FS x also named 10 and it was the most expensive which required a large amount of disk space and needed a more powerful computer so I changed going up quite a lot in specification. The simulator did need a lot of tweaking but did run. However after the last few update or upgrades it will not work at all, uninstall and start again results in the start up wizard failing before it even gets to actually installing the program, and a similar fate has befallen most of the other simulators I have when trying to run in Widows 10. Combat Flight simulator Europe WW2 a very old one loads and opens but you can’t control the plane with the joystick, Combat 3 a later version installs but won’t open at all , FS 2004 installs and won’t open, but FS 2002 which incorporates 2000 and is quite ancient works perfectly ! My query is with the Windows policy, do they intend planned obsolescence of Microsoft products because it so they are doing a good job, but does anyone designing any Windows operating systems actually try to run older programs to see if they work or do they just wait until the complaints and cries for help arrive and then try and fudge something together. I have tried compatibility settings when available and running as administrator, also painstakingly following cures posted on the net which frequently become very involved but mostly refer to files either to change or delete which I do not have in my computer so I can’t complete the task. Some of MS support was tried which in the case of getting FS x to load involves changing the file name, that did not work, or installing a windows package only to be told I did not have enough storage space when I tried, ( 1 TB 80% unused, how much do they want ? ). Close certain files which I could not locate even after following the detailed instructions on how to find them, but I did stop at the suggestion of creating a new account as I could see real trouble ahead in that direction and finally decided not to download .NET FRAMEWORK because I had no idea what it was designed to do. So a bit of a moan I am afraid but there must be hundreds if not thousands of us in the same situation. My own solution. ? Drag out my old computer which runs XP and re load all the simulators into it, don’t plug into the WWW and disable the AV and firewall if it still works that way at least I shall be able to get some results
  25. Guess I should make an introduction... Hi, my name is Choppergirl, and I am a former video game modder and coder... who modded a game called Battlefield 2142 into a total war futuristic aerial combat game called AIRWAR... by reprogramming the game extensively to be air combat focused, and focusing on the interaction of air ground interaction and battle, turning the skies into a poetry of debris. The original game was stodgy, slow, spartan, buggy and infantry / land warfare centrific, with few aircraft. I spent about 5 years playing the game, with about 3 years of that being development to fix the game and make it as hard core as possible, clean up a lot of bugs, and write a lot of automated code to marginalize the impact of douchy little players (of which there was an ocean) and make the game actually rip roaring fun to play. I have since retired from coding video games, as I see no future in it for me, as its just too competitive and without a degree nobody will even look at my resume. So anyway... The planes we flew were futuristic VTOL type aircraft such as these: Anyway, I recently bought a 1980 Volmer VJ-24 ultralight project off of ebay for $38, which I am working on restoring. You can read about my restoration progress here. So my question for everybody is, what is a good flight sim that has a couple of Ultralight models available for it, that I could practice flying in. I wanted to use the built in Flight Sim mode in Google Earth, because my main interest was in becoming accustom to how the land around my home area looked from above, so that I could fly from air port to air port around my house and recognize major land marks on the ground and not get lost. But the slowest built in plane in Google Earth goes 160mph cruise... which is much too fast... by the time I get to close to finding my house below, I have pasted it, and gotten lost, and have to circle around again and fly west until I find a major road on the ground as my land mark... So if anybody can help me change a planes specs in Google Earth that would cruise at about 45mph, that would be awesome. If not, I am also open to just practicing in other flight sims what have some ultralight models (like a Phantom or Quicksilver, for example) available to import into them... so let me know, of all the flight sims that have some good ultralights some homebrew users have created for them, and where... to find the install packages for them ... :-) TIA CHOPPERGIRL http://air-war.org
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