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  1. ..but that is all very well wanting the latest stuff, BUT.....I had to retire from work early due to ill health (14 years ago), ergo VERY little spare money and I have about $1,000 to fork on medical bills over the next few weeks. No social health care scheme here, so some of us just have to make do as best we can in an economical way, even if does mean holding onto stuff 'past it's sell by date'.... Martin
  2. For those who have seen my other posts with regard to FSX issues /Windows 10, I am pondering about P3Dv3. I have always used FSX and know VERY little about P3D, so I am looking for peoples opinions who have used both (FSX and P3D) for pointers and things to look for. My rig has an NVidia 2GB card, 2.6Ghz Quad Core Processor, 8GB RAM (I think!) and a mechanical disc drive. I am also a bit confused as to permissible uses for P3D (it says not for Personal Consumer Entertainment...)? Is it a case of this is not a 'game' for 'serious' learning...…? To me, it seems a strange thing to put on the site.... Martin
  3. Hi Arnold/All Since I have been having so much hassle with FSX/Windows 10, it has made me think about P3D too, probably V.3 as it seems a bit less demanding on my somewhat old PC. Is it really necessary to get an SSD, it can it 'make do' with a mechanical hard drive? I must admit that I know very little about P3D, but have noticed that a lot of my more recent (and expensive !) addons such as the JF VC-10 and Vulcan also run on P3D, which will help soften the blow! By the way, I did look at FSX Steam, and it appears that since they did the last update, it is no longer compatible with Windows 10! I think that they are trying to kill off FSX so that we will be forced into FS2020..... So, have any others switched from FSX to P3D and what are your thoughts.....? Thanks. Martin
  4. Sorry the text was light color.....it must have accidently got changed, so thanks for fixing it, Brian. I must admit that I did not install it as administrator, but I do run it as administrator. I have found that I if I right click on the FSX icon and the click the 'run compatibility troubleshooter' every time I run FSX, it will probably work but for some reasons, when I click to save the settings after it runs OK, it does not seem to save the settings. However, where the real problems arise are after adding third party planes. Some may work, but quite often, they will crash the system and the only way of getting out of it is the turn the PC tower off using the on/off button and not via the PC screen. It's a mystery, as 'addons' are often marked as working with Windows 10, but for some reason, its as issue. What is for sure is that I do NOT want to have to loose the many hundreds of dollars worth of 'addons', so I hope to find a solution somehow..... Martin
  5. Wanted for serious crimes against humanity....the photographer who took this hideous photo!!!
  6. I guess the whole idea is to make things realistic and true to life. So, the world order has changed since FSX...how about missions to take out active shooters at schools and airports....??? (and of course, Unicorns!!)
  7. Hmmmmm. I wonder which is the most popular of these two airlines!!
  8. Okay...I am giving this one to Paul with..... Nobody had told Bob that for air starts, you don't need to get out and swing the prop. Well done Paul....over to you...
  9. As some of you, I recently moved form Widows 7 to Windows 10. Since then , FSX Gold has been a pain in the......well...you know where! I started off with error messages when I installed the Acceleration part (2nd disc) which I got resolved thanks to some help from people on here. While I can get the FSX to work, it is the 'add ons' that are a real problem. While some work, some do not want to play ball. For example, The JF Vulcan will load, then just freeze and the frame rates are 0.6 per second!! Some programs will load OK and I set up the flight, then the FSX window becomes an icon on the task bar and the compute freezes and will not do anything. I end up having to turn the computer off manually via the on/off button on the computer tower...it will not even respond to the 'ctrl, alt & delete' command. Just Flight indicate that programs should not be run in compatibility mode, some other advise online is that they should if they are playing up. I must admit that I have got some to work in compatibility mode but others just do not want to know, even when they worked on Windows 7. So, is there ANYONE out there who is using Windows 10 and FSX Gold together, and got things working alright who can help me, please? Thanks in advance. Martin
  10. Thanks Needles...(Just found the reply today. I am not sure why I was not notified of your reply). I am still having issues. Some planes work alright when I download them, some don't. The ones that don't work screw up FSX after I have prepared for flight. When I try and exit, I get a black screen that I can't do anything with...no response to keyboard or mouse and I end up having to reboot the computer by turning the computer off physically by using the on/off switch on the PC tower itself. Then of course, you get conflicting information....Just Flight say don't run in compatability mode as it can screw things up, other advise is to run in compatibility mode. I have an REX weather program that did not work, but running it in compatibility mode got it working OK. I am getting frustrated here....
  11. I don't know what the story is.....I just googled funny aviation pictures and thought that one looked interesting!!!
  12. OK.....no one seems to have put another picture up yet and I think that I have done what I can with my computer issues, so have a go with a caption for the above picture folks! Have fun!!!! Martin
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