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  1. Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum. Have been flying fsx on laptops for 5+ years. Just finished my airline pilot training and now about to order a custom build. I have lot's of questions... Please find the build specs in the PDF attached. This was proposed by the company who will build it. PC Flight Sim 2014.pdf Right now the build is an I5 4670k, 8GB corsair 1600mhz, (GTX 660 2GB), Asus B85M-e 1. Win7 vs Win8 : I am used to Win7. If Win8 is better for performance, I would consider it. The shop says that the price is the same.. 2. P3DV2 vs FSX: Never tried P3D... I just want stability and frame rates. With Opusfsx, PMDG, Carenado and some scenery. 3. SSD??: Do I need this? I have one in my laptop. But if the performance is not really affected in flight sims, I will take a WD HDD The last question is related to the P3D vs FSX: 4. GTX660 or better?: Since P3Dv2 uses more GPU, is it worth dropping the SSD and adding better gpu? Or is this fine? I want my pc to be balanced for flight sim. Any help would be appreciated Kind regards
  2. Marcus G

    Windows 8.1?

    Hi I have the pmdg 737ngx for fsx and everything is running smoothly on windows 8.1. Now, I'm really like the ''queen of the skies 747'' by pmdg and I'm planning on getting it soon. Have anyone got any personal experience with it on Windows 8.1 Cheers Marcus Grunnesjö
  3. I've seen some questions about why some 3rd party repaints have opaque windows. Since there was no documentation included with the paintkit, painters had to figure out what was controlling the opacity of the windows. After some investigation, I discovered that the opacity of the windows is controlled on the Alpha layer as shown below on the FWD_T texture. The paintkit made no mention of this (there was no readme or instructions), and the all white, BMP files included for the texture maps did not even contain an alpha layer of any sort. The best thing to do is refer to an existing paint and review its alpha layer for guidance.
  4. Hi, I have just bought a new Dell inspiron 15r (unfortunately with defaulted windows 8) and have installed FSX on it, but notice it keeps crashing whenever I start, load, save or end a flight when I've crashed the plane. I have installed the 2sp's for FSX but that hasn't fixed the problem. I have also updated win 8 to 8.1 but that still hasn't fixed the problem. I only use Just Flight 742s, 743s, 332s, 333s, 342s, 343s, and md80s and have no freeware planes taken out. All of the settings except graphics and aircraft quality are at absolute minimal! How do I fix this? (BTW I also have an unused Win 7 Dell XPS Gaming Laptop that's currently at the repair shop 'cause of some hard drive difficulty. Specs: Dell inspiron 15r Windows 8.1 8gb ram radeon graphics i7 intel proccessing chip
  5. randomTOTEN

    Feature Requests

    Hi PMDG, I know you guys have released a fantastic product, but for your consideration I have two requests for features at some point in the future. 1.) Enable the pneumatic brake system please. I know it's labelled INOP (and probably is on the real aircraft), but It's tempting to look at that fully charged air bottle and know that I cannot ever use it 2.) Animate the windshield heat exhaust levers. The manual instructs us that these switches must be set to NORMAL (Under floor) when the window heat is set to ANTI-ICE. Unfortunately, the levers cannot be moved (I can't even find the CA one.) Thanks for the consideration, Robert Toten
  6. hello guys ive searched goodgle for a week now...anyone had a real fix.. ? windows post started they are ignoring it like its not a problem i tried all usb power fixes nothing works lose my joystick and i cant just do any flight in any help please !! : (
  7. So my Flight Sim X has started crashing to desktop again. With that and my joystick losing calibration flying is no longer enjoyable. I am on windows 8 and have had frequent CTDs before. I completely eliminated the problem by installing the vista version of UIAutomationCore.dll inside C:/FSX. Well now it is still crashing. I looked in the Windows event viewer and found these application logs and I would appreciate some expertise to understand them: Yesterday: Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, time stamp: 0x46fadb14 Faulting module name: MSVCR80.dll, version: 8.0.50727.6910, time stamp: 0x4fee68f0 Exception code: 0xc000000d Fault offset: 0x00008aa0 Faulting process id: 0x1dd8 Faulting application start time: 0x01ceaf0c64436c72 Faulting application path: C:\FSX\fsx.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6910_none_d089c358442de345\MSVCR80.dll Report Id: 3195ceed-1b09-11e3-bee4-50e549ce63df Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Today 1: Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, time stamp: 0x46fadb14 Faulting module name: USER32.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16420, time stamp: 0x505a971d Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00019217 Faulting process id: 0x1a14 Faulting application start time: 0x01ceaf371982e48a Faulting application path: C:\FSX\fsx.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\USER32.dll Report Id: 1dbe9481-1bf5-11e3-bee4-50e549ce63df Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Today 2: Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, time stamp: 0x46fadb14 Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x7770bda1 Faulting process id: 0x2478 Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb0325b901d08 Faulting application path: C:\FSX\fsx.exe Faulting module path: unknown Report Id: 69dbb72d-1c2a-11e3-bee4-50e549ce63df Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Today 3: Faulting application name: fsx.exe, version: 10.0.61637.0, time stamp: 0x46fadb14 Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x7770bda1 Faulting process id: 0x1604 Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb0375cb550b3 Faulting application path: C:\FSX\fsx.exe Faulting module path: unknown Report Id: df71cdb8-1c2d-11e3-bee4-50e549ce63df Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Thank you to anyone who has a look at these four logs and can assist me in diagnosing and then eliminating the problem. I really would like to end all my flights on the runway rather than a crash during the descent.
  8. Hello everyone, I had finally got my P3D v2.5 , but when i try to run it , the Sim looks sharp , i have tried different settings whether from sim settings or AMD CCC, oh , BTW here is my hardware spec. HP Pavilion g6 2321 Windows 8.1 RAM 6GB 750 HDD AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB, Thanks for advance , and I will be very thankful to those who will help me .
  9. Oscar Linde Hey


    now i have had problems (with every singel aircraft in the game Default, payware, freeware) is the aircraft view not working it says in the corner that i am still in the virtual cockpit even though i aint i press on the "aircraft" catorgory in EZCA it hops outside but say i am still in the VC and missing textures. but everthing else is working. and yes i have Version 1,18 ps took a picture but cant figure out how to put it in best regards Oscar
  10. Hello, I had been using EFB on W8.1 without any problems. Yesterday I saw that W10 had gone RTM so I figured it was really stable now. I did some research about the behavior of P3D and addons on W10 and it seemed to be all good so I upgraded. My SSD had filled up so I decided to do a clean install of W10 (Reset this PC option on Windows). I reinstalled the addons that I had and they all work fine except EFB. When you first set up the Data Provider I ecnountered this: I figured it was nothing and continued with the setup of the Display Unit only to find this: This weird letter spacing again. I knew something was wrong but I hoped that it wouldn't interfere with the usability of the application. After I went through all the tabs and configuration this popped up: I already posted on the Aivlasoft forums but the dev told me he had no experience with Windows 10 so he didn't know what caused this and he told me to check that .NET 3.5 was enabled, which it was. I tried updating my .NET but every time it said that an equivalent or superior version was already installed. Another guy was kind enough to install the trial on his W10 machine and said it worked fine (with the same version of .NET as me). I hope someone here can shed some light on what is causing this because I'd really like to use this tool without going back to W8.1. Thank you. Jerry
  11. Hi guys, I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for three months. Since then, there is no problem with my PC at all and I use it daily. However, today after powering up it, I noticed it ran slower than other days. I open up Task Manager and found that one svchost.exe process (many of them were running there) was using a lot of my CPU resource. I can kill it and of course, I have killed it, however, after a while, it automatically starts and begin to eating my CPU. What should I do now?
  12. Hi all, The windows of my POSKY 777 VC's is no longer transparent. The glass is colored blue and I can't see through it. I used to have this working so I believe this could be because I recently switched to DX10. I'm using DX10SceneryFixer. I tried Googling this issue but no real matches. Does this sound familiar/anyone have a suggestion to fix it? Pity not to use these beautiful addon aircraft anymore! Thanks in advance for your help!
  13. Hi everyone, Finally got a good rig. It came with a 220GB SSD (boot) and a 1TB hard drive. I have, from my older computer, a 1TB SSD which I used as my boot drive. I'd like to use that drive in place of the 220GB SSD that came with the new computer. How can I do this? Also... bonus question: when I set up my new computer, it asked for my Windows password. I didn't realize it wanted my login password for the PC (rather than my XBOX login) so I reset it... no big deal. However, when I put my SSD back in my old computer and started up (now using my new password) I got in without issues, but it no longer recognizes me as Administrator, the background is solid black, a bunch of icons are just white pages and I can't launch a bunch of programs! Any ideas? thanks! Andrew
  14. Now they tell us! I still have Windows 7 but will be upgrading to the 7700K soon and it will be mandatory to install Windows 10 then. Still, thought the article at the link interesting.
  15. Marcus G

    Windows 8.1?

    Hi I have the pmdg 737ngx for fsx and everything is running smoothly on windows 8.1. Now, I'm really like the ''queen of the skies 747'' by pmdg and I'm planning on getting it soon. Have anyone got any personal experience with it on Windows 8.1 Cheers Marcus Grunnesjö
  16. I don't know if anyone does this, but an improvement that I would like to see implemented would be to have a rain effect on the windows. I noticed that when it is raining, the windows are the same. It would be really cool to see the windows get wet, and I think the visibility through the windows when they are wet vs dry would add to the immersion and give a more realistic feel. Maybe that would have a huge impact on performance, but I don't know. What do you think? Austin Hohenshelt
  17. Hi, I am a long time user of MSFS and have bought a new Dell inspiron 15r with Windows 8 on it and have installed FSX on it. After finding out it keeps on crashing, I brought down the settings on everything except Graphics and Aircraft Quality but that didn't work. I tried uninstalling all freeware aircraft I had on FSX and sticking with all my payware planes but that didn't work. I installed the two Service Packs for FSX AND Tried updating to Windows 8.1 but even that didn't work. I love FSX but now it's becoming really frustrating :angry: as it crashes whenever I save, load, start, end or accidentally crash into terrain. I have tried converting fsx.cfg into Fsx.orig but that made my computer really slow for 2 minutes. I have adequate RAM, Hard Drive Space and Video Card but it just doesn't work! How can I solve this? Thanks. ======================================= Computer Specs: Dell Inspiron 15R with Intel i7 Core with 2GHz and an AMD Radeon Graphics Card with 8GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive Space (793GB Remaining).
  18. JohnSmith

    Windows 8.1 Joystick Disconnect

    Hello everyone. I am aware of the infamous joystick disconnect issue that has plagued the majority of Windows 8 users. Well, I'm experiencing a rather unique variation of this issue that I have yet to see other users of the PMDG 777 discuss. My controls only disconnect when using the PMDG 777. This is usually a result of switching to another window and switching back to FSX. The only way I am able to fix this is to launch the task manager and quickly switch back to FSX. This usually works, but can also result in FSX crashing. I know there are several proposed remedies to this issue, but I'm trying to figure out if they actually apply to me. Has anyone else experienced the joystick disconnect bug with the PMDG 777 only? Did you fix it? How? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.