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  1. hlminx

    CRJ learning

    Nice shots there Wayne. It's always fun to rediscover some old favourites..
  2. I think this might be the way to go.. My system was running reasonably well right up until the CMOS issue, so maybe a full wipe, a check on the gubbins inside the box to make sure everything is seated properly, and then add the software after i have checked the basics (last time i took it as gospel that things were ok and downloaded all the ORBX stuff again without checking it). P3D is a way off i'm afraid. My graphics card would need a serious update, and even the Processor might need over clocking, which i have never really had the balls to try so far.. plus the cost is a tad restr
  3. Hey Joe I get none of those.. this is the extent of what i have... doesn't look good does it. I'm a classic Win7, original FSX Acc user.. i have to wonder if, when i was f'ing about with the CMOS, that i have dislodged somethng, but have noticed that my previous E drive was the SSD for FSX, and now one of the other drives has taken over as E and the FSX is now 'demoted'.. FSX is now such a touchy, teetering on the bridge, "nah, not today" program that it has so many foibles it's a crusade just to get it working without the multiple SSDs and HDs i have.. I did look at P3D, but c
  4. Ok, separate FSX SSD drive wiped and FSX discs 1 & 2 completed.. (no acceleration disk installed yet), and the .cfg files are STILL going into My Documents! Anyone know if this is a problem or not? I can make FSX save it to AppData manually but if it's screwed up something as basic as where the .veg is saved, what else has it done that I don't know about.. Any recommendations guys n gals? I'm baffled..
  5. Thanks Brian Very handy link and saves me hunting around for it.. Thanks too to Joe and Brett.. i will try all, however, i have also just discovered something very strange indeed.. My .cfg files are in 'my documents' and not in the 'AppData' in my roaming profile. How odd is that!?! I've never, in all my installs, ever had the issue with the .cfg going somewhere other than AppData. It puts me in mind to uninstall FSX once again and reinstall then check the .cfg is in the right place. Not sure its the final word, but fingers crossed... i've just put in for ATWC so i need to
  6. Al, i have to admit that when i first saw it, i had a chuckle.. it reminded me of one of your posts from 2013. I shall never forget your "Yogic Flying" response to Mike H's picture.. had me laughing for weeks afterwards Alas, this time, foor my passengers, its Yogic crashing..
  7. Fab Ferry Flight JG! Hot refuelling? jeez you really didn't want to be on the tarmac too long did you. Try and stay out of trouble.. Libreville looks like a bit of a melting pot
  8. Hey Geoff Great to see you back! Dust off the joystick, and get those props turning!
  9. Happy belated birthday Wayne Enjoy the rest of the weekend celebrations
  10. HI All After replacing my CMOS battery a few months back, i started having a lot of CTDs and 'Smartassembly' errors even though i had the fix for it installed.. I made the decision to wipe my rig back to Win7 and start again from scratch.. I have installed: FSX Acceleration ORBX (all my add ins such as Global, Airports, England, Norway etc, plus Bob) FSUIPC paid version and also SPAD to run my controls Kaspersky Accufeel A2A C172 trainer and a livery for my RW trainer G-OVFR ... so, basically not a lot! I am now getting all sorts of i
  11. OMG... How long have I been asleep? My 660ti is sounding a tad dated! 🤣
  12. Hi Joe Thanks for the offer. I would be biting your hand off, but i am supposed to be flying Saturday. If the weather looks crummy when we get to Friday PM, can i msg you? Reckon i owe you coffees galore
  13. Thanks so much JK I have downloaded the linked official paintkit and will now follow the isntructions above, and in your other posts.. Reckon it will be a weekend 'project'. Sorry for so many questions..This one is a totally new area to me as i haven't used Photoshop for about 15 years and even then it was only the basics. Appreciate your guidance
  14. nope.. it isn't happening.. I dowloaded the DXTBmp add on, captured the DDS files but Gimp still won't open them.. it doesn't think the files are there to open.. Is this an A2A thing or am i just having an honorary 'blonde' moment,
  15. ok.. will give that a shot. Thanks for the response.. All i want to do is re-create the C172 that i am doing my flight training in.. but if i manage it without needing Valium, i can see me doing it for other AC
  16. Not doing well here.. downloaded Gimp but it won't open any .dds files it says 'Unknown file type'. I tried to open up some files from the FSX basic aircraft and got the same error message.. Did i do something stupid?
  17. Happy Birthday Needles Hope you're well, being spoilt silly, and having a memorable day.
  18. Don't let you land till lesson 14 ?? I landed on my 6th flight hour (6 hours over 7 years!!) and i didn't bend anything.. (gotta say, the instructor probably shouldn't have let me land as i'd only just met him, but i must have convinced him in the previous 30 mins that i would be OK) He's spot on about the 'feeling' that you only get from flying the real thing, which is why I try and get at least an hour in a year, to supplement my virtual hours. For me, I do the repetitive stuff virtually, and then apply that in real life. Its like learning to drive a manual
  19. Thanks for sharing Michael & Matt. I must have written and re-written my thoughts about 5 times, but i'm not sure I can improve on respectful silence for this guy and his family..
  20. Fantastic!! Thanks for the suggestions and the link. Will give that a go Steph
  21. Hiya Lovely shots there! I've never got as far as doing my own repaint, but wondred what the absolute minimum i would need in order to do a one off repaint of, say, the A2A C172 trainer? I have just 'officially' started lessons in G-OVFR C172N at my local airfield, and thought it might be nice to 'pimp' my A2A (even though the FS version is a little more up to date than my 'N'. Any recommendations of minimum software to do it? Cheers S
  22. hlminx

    space is low!

    Definitely not a cut and paste.. has to be a 'move', right click. I have done it in the past with several of my lesser used aircraft. I just set up a folder on a separate HD and called it something like 'Hangar' and moved to there.
  23. hlminx

    space is low!

    You could always try this trick, and 'move' your aircraft to free up space.. let me tell you a useful tip .. you have to install aircraft onto the same drive as FSX, but then you can move them where you want. All you do is set up a separate folder on another drive (I use my 1TB) and then you 'move' the aircraft files from the Sim Objects folder then FSX remembers where you moved them. You need to make sure that you move the folder and not copy it or it doesn't work. If you want t delete the aircraft you do the same thing in reverse.. move it back across
  24. Good news about the laptop, and good call to wait for John's return. We all know how much time and effort goes in to making an ATWC PIREP it would be such a shame to miss all of John's hard work.. It's the last leg of this section anyway, so good shout, Joe
  25. Oh no John, that's terrible news! Not only for you and your laptop (hope it sorts itself out), but because we might never get to read it! Can someone else work with what you do have to complete it? I would offer, but i'm away this weekend and in the big smoke early next week. Tragic
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