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Everything posted by Soaranden

  1. Users (including myself) are reporting that the Orbx unified "fix" does nothing to address the problem of incorrect ground textures showing up outside of FTX regions when FTX regions are active (which, in the case of the unified version of FTX Central, is always). It is also being reported that the problem existed prior to the release of the unified version of FTX Central, but it was correctable by deactivating FTX regions in older versions of FTX Central. Flight Simulator X code is able to display correct textures when no FTX regions are active, There must be a way for Orbx to cor
  2. Beautiful screenshots of flying in some very realistic-looking weather conditions.
  3. Wow! The Carenado Aero Commander SHRIKE 500S is a superbly-detailed aircraft in every way!
  4. I recently flew my new Twin Otter from Touho to Lifou, in New Caledonia. Naturally, as soon as I reached cover, the rain stopped.
  5. Great idea for a screenshot...and well executed! Congratulations! Dan
  6. Indeed, nothing personal. Considering how most Americans currently feel about their Congress, we should have located "Mt. Rushmore" south of D.C.
  7. Most flight simmers use Nvidia graphics cards because FSX likes Nvidia cards better than AMD cards. However, that doesn't mean that things can't go wrong. Whenever a FSX CTD occurs, it's a good idea to do a cold boot into Safe Mode followed by a cold boot into normal Windows mode. One-hundred percent of the time when I receive a "stopped responding" message during FSX use, the problem is due to my graphics card overheating. I know this because I use the Nvidia System Monitor utility to check the temperature of my graphics card after FSX stops responding. The graphics card temperature is always
  8. I found a Moonrise and Moonset Calculator that shows a table of the time of moonrise and moonset for any location on any date. Additionally, the table lists the percent of the moon that is illuminated on a given date. There is also an option to display a column that shows the azimuth at moonrise and moonset. If you're a real-world pilot, the site also has links to weather information so that you can determine whether the weather will permit you to take advantage of that full moon. Dan
  9. Congratulations, Mike. Beautiful colours, and it looks as though there's some wind in that mountain pass, too! (Congratulations to Mutley, too, on getting me to use the British spelling of "colours").
  10. Congratulations on a winning shot and a great idea for a theme! I enjoyed both.
  11. Thanks, everyone. I'm glad I was able to fly out of there without hitting one of the hazards...otherwise, it would have been a very different screenshot!
  12. Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, will be hosting a new thirteen-episode TV series in 2014. The series is a follow-up to Carl Sagan's award-winning Cosmos series. The trailer for the new series gets my nod as the top video of the summer. It's a stunning audio-visual experience. Judge for yourself: COSMOS A Spacetime Odyssey
  13. Congratulations, winners! I'll try to remember to duck, keep out of Apache country, and stay aware of where I left my car.
  14. This is a very good discussion, and I have just one thing to add: Coincidentally, yesterday, I experienced a lack of functioning options on the ATC menu, myself. I had initialized an old flight that I had not flown since the time that I had saved the flight. When I tried to tune to clearance in my C-130E, I found that I couldn't. The reason for this was that, when I had saved the flight, I had turned off the Com radio. Turning on the Com radio re-enabled the ability to tune to clearance. Dan
  15. On May 5, 2013, Pete Dowson, creator of FSUIPC, issued a critical update for FSUIPC. For information and download links, see FSUIPC Will Need Replacing On All User Systems. For general FSUIPC support (including FAQs and links to documentation downloads), see FSUIPC Support Pete Dowson Modules.
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