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  1. As an afterthought, I offer this question that may be answered in time:

    Will it be possible to run MSFS on Linux using Valve's Proton technology (which enables running Windows-only games on Linux) together with Nvidia's DLSS technology (found in the most recent Nvidia graphics cards)? The idea is that DLSS would compensate for loss in speed caused by the Proton layer.

    The first question leads to another question:

    Will Microsoft allow it?

    Microsoft could either ban it outright, or they could sell MSFS licenses that would allow running MSFS on Linux.



  2. (I write this the day after Microsoft announced the system requirements for running Windows 11.)

    I run three operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 10 and Linux), and I select which operating system to run using hardware switches.

    I continue to run FSX on Windows 7 because Windows 7 has the best user interface of the three operating systems and because FSX does not require online access. Through functionality enabled by certain add-ons (such as Heli Traffic 2009), FSX continues to offer features found in no other flight simulator. My six-year-old hardware easily handles running both Windows 7 and FSX.

    MSFS runs beautifully on Windows 10, but MSFS requires online access for full functionality. This does not bode well for my continued use of MSFS on my current hardware. When Windows 10 reaches end of life, I will take it offline, and (since my current hardware does not support use of Windows 11) my use of MSFS on my current hardware will end.

    A couple of years ago, I chose to use Linux as my main operating system. It was a good choice. Linux will continue to run on my current hardware for the foreseeable future, and I can continue to enjoy a flight simulator (X-Plane 11) that is being continuously developed.

    With my current computer, I won't be getting on the Microsoft hardware-upgrade bandwagon. I can continue to enjoy FSX running on Windows 7 and X-Plane 11 running on Linux. No hardware upgrades required.



  3. Hi, Phil,

    When you installed the Nvidia drivers, did you do a clean install?

    Have you run chkdsk /f?

    If you're using a hard disk drive rather than a SSD, have you defragmented the hard drive?

    Have you run sfc /scannow from an administrative Command Prompt?


  4. Arnie,

    I followed nearly all of the suggestions in Nick N's "Bible" for Windows 7, but, as I recall, I didn't do so until after I had installed MSFS in Windows 10.

    I'm glad to hear that your P3D installation was successful.

    Oddly enough, I haven't been able to replicate the "press any key" problem in the past few days. Maybe I've just been lucky, or maybe some change has been made on the server side.


  5. The zendesk article confirms my previously-stated suspicion that the problem could be related to version 2004 of Windows 10. With update Tuesday almost here, perhaps it would be best for Arnie to delay another try until after installing the latest updates. Of course, there are three possibilities with the latest updates: 1. No difference. 2. Problem solved. 3. (Gulp) problem worse.

    Hopefully, Arnie, your P3D build will be successful, which would indicate a general lack of corruption in Windows 10 and no need to repair or reinstall Windows 10.



  6. Hi, Arnie,

    I, too, often get no response at the "press any key" screen. Sometimes (but not always), using Task Manager to kill MSFS and then rebooting solves the problem. Yesterday, the problem went away by killing MSFS with Task Manager and then immediately restarting MSFS without rebooting.

    Since I,too, am using version 2004 of Windows 10, I am wondering whether the problem resides with MSFS or with Windows 10 version 2004? (This is pure conjecture.) It will be interesting to see whether the October update Tuesday release fixes the problem. In the meantime, the Task Manager remains my friend.



  7. I am running three operating systems: Windows 7 (offline), Linux and Windows 10. After the new Microsoft Flight Simulator is released, I will be running four flight simulators: FSX, X-Plane 11, DCS and the new MSFS...all on one computer. I dual boot Windows 7 and Linux. Windows 7 is on two HDDs and Linux is on a SSD. Windows 10 is accessed on a second SSD via a hardware SATA switch to keep Windows 10 completely isolated. (I switch off my other drives before turning on my Windows 10 drive.)

    I keep all of my old FSX work preserved on Windows 7.

    I run X-Plane 11 on Linux.

    Windows 10 will contain DCS and MSFS.


  8. I'm jumping back into this conversation since there is so much interest.

    Every day, in order to get some positive news, I read Phys.org to keep abreast of some of the wonderful work scientists are doing.

    Here are links to recent articles (including photos and videos) that I have read about radio astronomy:

    New distance measurements bolster challenge to basic model of universe

    Preparations complete in western Australia for construction of world's largest telescope

    Scientists close in on 12-billion-year-old signal from the end of the universe's 'dark age'




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  9. Here's an interesting one. In X-Plane 11.41, I combined "Better Lights" freeware with "Extended Night Lighting" freeware, The below screenshot was taken while approaching the 405 freeway near KLAX.



    Below is another example that shows how lights can be made visible well into the distance. The screenshot is of Miami in X-Plane 11.50.


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  10. I've had the A350 bookmarked for possible purchase, for some time. Since real-world popularity of the A350 is increasing, it seems to be an aircraft that I should have. FlightFactor appears to be pretty good about continuing to update it. However, the low VRAM requirement may indicate the visual model is not all that it could be and could be improved.

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