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  1. Hi all, I recently installed latest version of PRO-ATC/X and the problem is that I don't have any aircraft in database. Do I have to download them from somewhere else and add to a program or they are already there but I don't see. Many thanks!
  2. Need your suggestions on finding a cub/taildragger for either P3D V4 or X plane, any recommendation?
  3. A very good evening to all from FL390 inbound to LDDU. I have recently returned to flight simulation on P3D (+addons) since having a few years out and very happy to be back. I've brushed up on my 737 knowledge which thankfully hasn't faded too much, and currently training myself on 787 operations and on my 3rd flight of the day as i'm writing. I'm looking forward to meeting new people, taking part in conversations and developing my skills and knowledge of flying! Happy flying!
  4. Bonjour à vous tous, je me présente, je m'appelle Thomas, j'ai 23 ans, passionné par l'aviation depuis longtemps, je joue sur P3DV3 et P3DV4 et anciennement sur FSX. En plus d’être passionné par l'aviation, je m'intéresse aussi aux trains, je joue aussi sur des simulateurs de trains. Voili voilou Bonne journée à vous Cordialement, AFR1418 Hello to you all, I introduce myself, my name is Thomas, I am 23 years old, passionate about aviation for a long time, I play on P3DV3 and P3DV4 and formerly on FSX. In addition to being passionate about aviation, I am also interested in trains, I also play on train simulators. And here is my presentation. Good day to you Regards, AFR1418
  5. Hi All, I am excited to get back to flight sim. I haven't played since FS2004. I had loads of add-ons and long nights of computer maintenance. I think I learned more about computers than flying, but loved participating in virtual airlines. I like to run a few scenery add-ons and fly PMDG 737. Am thinking about going with 777 once I am back up and running. I am getting back into it now, because my son wants a gaming PC. I figured if I am building a PC I might as well build one for flight sim (little does he know he will never get to use it...). I am thinking of making switch to Prepar3d over FSX. Any thoughts? As for build, I've heard quad core at 4.2GHz, 16 GB RAM and GTX 1070 as benchmark hardware for P3D. Are there any tips or tricks? Would you take the time to build your own or go with one of the pre-built systems like Jetline Systems. I look forward to getting back into the maddening world of flight sim again. My wife ignores me anyway, so I've got nothing to lose.
  6. Hello, I have recently installed Reshade into P3D V4. It works perfectly with all PMDG products, however when loading up the QualityWings 787, I experience severe problems within the virtual cockpit. The shaders appear to overlap and create a bright white flickering image, distorting the entire cockpit. This only happens in the VC. The exterior camera angles all function as normal. Any ideas to help fix this would be great! Thank you.
  7. Hello Everyone, I need some help with setting up my sound configuration. I have always flown using 2 headsets, one for me and one for my dad(Co-pilot ;)). After starting a new flight today ( LOWW-EHAM) I noticed I wasn't hearing the engines, I was able to fix that. But then I wasn't able to hear the clicking sound you would hear from the switches. So I started looking on the forums, I saw a post where people were recommending to use a speaker and a headset, speaker for p3d and headset for ATC sound. I thought that would be fun to use. So I grabbed my old speakers and plugged them in. Strangely, they did not show up. The speakers are a bit old, and both of them have a separate connection. Can anyone help me by telling me how to get my sim sound on the speakers and the sound from VATSIM/Vpilot into both headsets? Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Olivier
  8. "Livery not found in aircraft.cfg after is should have been added." it worked well before. I just formatted my computer and reinstalled pmdg and this pops up when I try to download any livery from Operations Center
  9. First post: So I am thinking very seriously about getting back into flight sims. I used FSX and IL2: Sturmovik years ago and wanted to hop back in. I have yet to purchase anything. I have a pair of older Saitek rudder pedals and X52 flight stick. I expect to fly more GA type aircraft, potentially as part of getting a Private Pilot license. Seems like the CH Eclipse yoke might be the best bang for the buck, along with my existing rudder pedals. Beyond this, the computer and Prepar3D, what else should I be looking at getting? Probably payware 172 and/or PA-28 as those are likely training planes. Regards. Mike Kirda
  10. Just recently bought and downloaded ORBX Dubrovnik and the ORBX scenery is overlapping with the default scenery. I do not have FTX Vector downloaded and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Dubrovnik several times. Help!?
  11. Hello to all, PrecipitFX installation with FVX Central has been done regularly on Prepar3D v3.4 and v4 with activation code but the PrecipitX effects only work on Prepar3D v3.4 while on Prepar3D v4 remain effects by default. I uninstalled and reinstalled PrecipitFX only on Prepar3d v4 but the effects remain the default ones. Ciao to all Roberto
  12. Hi My Name is Jean-Philippe and i go by JP, 26 years old. I am living and working in Germany as a Mechatronics Engineer in Automotive Industry, I am aviation passionate just like many of you. As a main sim i use P3DV4 (left v3 recently) and my first sim was combat flight Simulator followed by fs9, then fsx then p3d. I also recently jumped into the virtual reality in P3DV4 which is a big step and manage to successfully use it (at least for me) for online flying with PMDG stuff. See you later
  13. Hi all. Sorry if this is a bit of a long read, but I thought I’d share my sim story. (Scroll below to *** to skip the long text and go straight to my point). I fell in love with flight simulation when I was about 8 and borrowed Flight Simulator for Windows 95 from my uncle, installed in on the family PC and took off from Meigs on the C172. Being a kid, I did not know FS98 and FS2000 existed and kept flying passionately with my old simulator. When broadband internet was finally available in my house I learned about FS2002 and all that I had been missing. I skipped FS2002 (there was simply no way to get it where I live in South America). I remember just looking at screenshots and reading how people were enjoying the sim. I wanted it more than anything in the world. A couple of years later my parents were kind enough to buy me a copy of FS2004 and though my PC could handle it only half decently, I tried to enjoy it as best as I could. I was having the best time of my life. It was something I genuinely enjoyed more than anything, and learned a great deal. Even got to fly the complex PMDG planes. I’ll never forget staying up on long summer nights crossing the Pacific Ocean from L.A. to Tokyo. My old AGP 128mb ATI card could not handle all the graphical beauty I was seeing with other people’s builds. When FSX came along, not only did I have a PC in the brink of dead, but I could not afford to build a rig to run the simulator. Even at its lowest settings it was unflyable. My dream of ever getting a nice flying experience with decent graphics just died and turned into bitterness. Through the years I followed the development of this hobby from afar, reading here and there about the latest. *** I’m 27 now. After many years of longing for a nice simulation experience, reading about it, watching videos and reading many of your guys’ FS adventures and nice flights — and after graduating and obtaining my MBA (and saving money) — I’m finally able to afford a computer that will allow me to go back to doing what I love without worrying about 5 FPS when landing. I’m building a nice rig for P3D V4, and I’m as excited to get it running on my computer as when I was a kid. I’be been an AVSIM lurker for years. I’m finally getting my wings and it’s nice to join you all. -Jorge.
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    My Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Hat switch does not work when I push right, left or down, only up. OS Win 10 Pro, Sim Platform is P3D v4.2. I tried to send a question to P3D, but their site will not allow newbies to post until they are more active on their site??!! What every that means!! It sounds ludicrous, but true. After I installed A2As C-182 all worked well. The next day the hat switch did not work properly. Also I noticed that the resolution could not be change from 512 x 512 within P3D even after I pressed default which goes to 1920 x1080 then reverts back to 512 x 512. I contacted A2A but they said it is not there software but the hardware which is causing the problem. I could uninstall the 182 but A2A makes the most realistic simware. Also, reinstalled P3D v4–no change. Even though I checked the controller which showed the hat switch working in all directions (??), it still does not work in P3D but it does work in FSX. I don't understand why this is happening since the A2A C-182 is approved for P3D v4. Is there a glitch in P3D. Any suggestions short of uninstalling C-182? Pat
  15. Hello all I'm an ex Air Force Mechanic (F111-F) and I received my Basic pilots licence about 12 years ago. I hope this is the right place to speak with the rest of you.
  16. Hello everyone, My name is Alex and I'm new to the forum. Just to let you know that English is not my first language so sorry in advance !! I started flight sim with FS9 and I now just switch to P3DV4 ( bought the Academic one ) from FSX-SE and it was the best move ever so far. ADDONS : Flightbeam; KSFOHD, KMSP and KPHX ( Christmas sales ;) ) FSDT: GSX and CYVR REX4 ORBX base, vector, NA, E. System: MSI INFINITE A TOWER, I7 7700, 16 gb DDR4, GTX 1080. Thanks in advance for any tips !!
  17. :smile: :wink: Hey every body i am new here im bush pilot 1984 i do fly p3d xplane and rc model aircraft simulators just thought id introduce my self . i also am a part of a new flight sim and other game community over at The Flight sim x co group were a fairly New Group of guys if any body would like to come pay us a visit feel free here our team speak ip : https://www.tsviewer.com/index.php?page=ts_viewer&ID=1088899
  18. I have used the FSX and FS-Steam platform for many years, but would like to upgrade or transition to the P3D platform. However, there are so many options on the pricing page (license) that I’m really not sure which is best for me. My goal is to incorporate a simulator that will enable me to fly the new Aerosoft Airbus Professional Series, which will not operate in the FS-Steam environment. I will appreciate any recommendations from experienced P3D users. Thanks!
  19. Hello everyone. Back to flight simming after a few years absence. Knew Tom very well. I am set up with Prepar3D V4 and will try to stay active.
  20. Hi. Just a note to say I'm signing up to learn more about Prepar3D. I would welcome someone activating my account so I can post on the forums. Thanks and happy flying! Dave
  21. Hi everyone. This is my first post on the AVSIM community. Does anyone know if the Flight1 GTN 750/650 is compatible with Prepar3D version 4? Thanks
  22. Hello, This is Ethan Stark. I've been simming since the 90's using one machine. I have had several breaks over the years, just back from one now.Currently using P3D v3.3 with a few add ons. my hasn't flight simming moved on since the days of the zx spectrum. Greetings all. Ethan Stark
  23. Hello, I can't seem to pose anywhere but here, so I just figured I would post. Are there any new weather engines that are made for V4? I used to own ASN, but now that they have ditched P3D v4 and are forcing us to pay for their new software, I am not supporting them anymore. Does anyone know of any others? Thank you.
  24. Hello AVSim community! I'm brand new to the forums and I thought my inaugural forum post should probably be an introduction. I've been flying (what would become) the Microsoft Flight Simulator since it was the subLOGIC Flight Simulator, which I used on the Commodore 64, and Atari 520ST, then finally switching to the Microsoft licensed version on an early 80386-based PC. I got my private pilot's license right after I graduated college in 1988 and flew Beechcraft Skippers and C-172s for a couple of years before I decided to give up a very expensive hobby in favor of going back to school. I didn't "fly" in any form again until 2004 when, on a United flight coming home from somewhere on the east coast, I discovered United lets you listen in to ATC on one of their audio entertainment channels. That got me hooked again, resulting in the purchase and installation of a copy of FS9. I was blown away by how far the simulator had come since its inception! I was instantly hooked. I started out flying the 172 (or was it a 182?) just around my local area, but I eventually switched to the Baron 58, the KingAir 350, the LearJet 45, and, finally the Boeings. Somewhere along the way I discovered add-ons, and I added on! I added scenery packs, higher resolution terrain, ActiveSky weather, and a variety of payware and freeware airplanes and utilities. Eventually I settled on two planes that I flew regularly, more or less forsaking all others. Those were the Flight 1 Cessna 441 (which I LOVED!), and a freeware version of the (then new) B787. To those two planes I added the Reality XP JL2 and JL4 glass cockpit avionics packages and never looked back. Somewhere along the line I learned about virtual airlines, and ended up flying about 1,000 hours I think for one called Livewire Airlines. I really enjoyed being a part of the Livewire community. They weren't as uptight as other virtual airlines I'd sampled, that often tend to take themselves far too seriously. At the same time, they have a very active user community that included some active and retired airline pilots. It was interesting just to read about their experiences and advice. Apparently Livewire is no longer in existence, which is a shame. Unfortunately, a hard disk crash brought my flight simming days to a screeching halt sometime in 2010. I was sick about it, and the prospect of trying to re-install the sim and all the add-ons and get everything re-licensed and reconfigured the way I had it before was just too much, so I closed that chapter and moved on to other things. I have a couple of weeks off over the holidays this year, and I started to get the itch to go virtual flying again, so I've decided to try to get back into it. I was very sad at the news that Microsoft had decided to give up the simulator franchise, and more so with the announcement of their gamified "Microsoft Flight" endeavor. I imagine some Microsoft exec got a huge bonus for that bit of brilliance. I sure hope so anyway. I was wondering if anyone would step in to fill the gap. It seemed like X-Plane might be the only game in town. I did actually try X-Plane 10 for a few days a year or so ago, but hated it. Probably I just didn't wait long enough to get over its learning curve before throwing in the towel. About that same time I also learned that Lockheed had taken over development on what had been (I guess) FSX, but after my bad X-Plane experience, I didn't feel like dropping a bunch more money on virtual flying right at that moment, so I forgot about it. That is until last week, when I decided to try again. This time it went with Prepar3D v4, and, I have to say, I was initially very disappointed. Actually, I'm still pretty disappointed. What the hell happened to all the aircraft?!? There's no real C-172 substitute (in my opinion), and all the Boeings went away. Yeah, I get it, Boeing is a Lockheed competitor, and I'm sure some wise exec at LM decided they couldn't possibly include the enemy's airplanes in their sim. But are they really a competitor? Really? I mean I don't think Lockheed has been in the commercial airliner business since the L-1011 days... 30 or 40 years ago. Nevertheless, the Boeings are gone and the Prepar3D stable is populated with a plethora of Lockheed military aircraft and ancient prop-driven Lockheed airliners. I know a segment of the flight sim community will appreciate and enjoy those, but they don't interest me at all. Also, I'm surprised the scenery is still at about FSX levels. I'm not sure, because I never used FSX, but the scenery doesn't seem to be a lick better than it was in FS9 with whatever improved terrain mesh add-on I had installed. That was 13 years ago. Honestly, by now I did really expect scenery (towns for instance) to be based on satellite imagery. I just mean 13 years ago there was already some experimentation with adding Google Earth textures over the landscape and, at that time, I really figured that the flight sim of the future (Microsoft FS-14 say) would have the world looking like the world. Maybe that was too ambitious, but I'm still kind of surprised things haven't seem to moved beyond the state of things 13 years ago. I'm also disappointed to find that ATC hasn't really advanced. Man, when I discovered in-sim ATC in FS9, I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I loved it! I still do, but I would have expected some increase in sophistication over the last 13 years. Instead P3Dv4 is the same limited set of voices and same limited behavior that FS9 had. I expected the simulator 13 years down the road might finally provide better support for IFR approaches and standard departures. But no, still pretty much the same old one trick, vectors-to-ILS pony. I guess. It could be I'm just doing it wrong and nobody has shown me the error of my ways yet. So anyway, I've been slowly working my way up the P3D learning curve, but I obviously have a long way to go. I need to find a "permanent" plane to fly, but, I have to tell you, the current me HATES and despises virtual cockpits. I know the future, enlightened me will LOVE them, but right now, they seem like a gimmick rather than an advancement. I'm sure I'll come around. In the meantime, I need a 2D panel, and, so far at least, the only plane I've been able to get to actually load a 2D panel is the Baron 58. I had high hopes for the Beech KingAir 350, because I used to like that plane in FS9, but, when I try to load its 2D panel, nothing shows but a black box (and, after I've tried, NO 2D panel on ANY plane, including the Baron, shows up anymore until I restart the sim). So, for now at least, it looks like I'm stuck with the Baron. It's not that the Baron is *terrible*, but I'd really like my general aviation plane to be something with a turboprop (or at least a turbocharger!). I was very disappointed to find that the Baron is still just the same old Baron from FS9, with the same old 2D panel, still low res, still optimized for a 4x3 display. Initially, I couldn't figure out how to get P3D to take advantage of my three monitors, but, after much messing around I did finally figure out how to define a custom wide display that spans all three monitors WITHOUT fish-eye distortion but WITH sufficient "over the nose" (over the 2D panel) visibility to actually see the runway while trying to land. Once I learned to do that, life got a lot better and things have been slowly improving in increments as I learn more. With the new wide display, I learned to re-size the Baron 2D panel to present a proper aspect ratio (circular gauges rather than fat elliptical ones), and add in the GPS, throttle quadrant and radio stack. That gives me a nice panel that I actually enjoy using (well, "enjoy" might be over-stating it, but it's certainly a workable panel now). I also have ActiveSky added back in (the new 64-bit P3Dv4 version) and continue to love it! Through a combination of aircraft.cfg tweaking and adjusting the elevator axis response curve via the new 64-bit FSUIPC v5 for PS3 v4, I have the Baron pretty flyable with my PFC "Cirrus" control yoke. Before then the elevator trim was WAY too sensitive all the time, and the elevator control itself was too sensitive at cruise speed. And I've let myself get carried away! I have and will have many questions about P3D, and I know there are experts here that can help me with those. I'm looking forward to those exchanges, but they're for another post (and are probably more at home in the P3D forum anyway). For now, I'm happy to have found you guys, and I'm looking forward to learning from and interacting with you via the forums over the coming weeks and months. Thanks for letting me in! Charlie Hubbard Kennewick, WA
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