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  1. I guess that I will have to give that a go. Thanks, Joe.
  2. Hi Joe It came out first in FSX (which I also bought when it first came out) and has since been issued in dedicated P3Dv3 format (which is what I have) and also for P3Dv4. I do not know much about JavaScript or know how to check if the version that I have is alright. Sometimes it works alright, sometimes it will fly a bit, then will freeze with the error message. I sometimes get issues with P3Dv3 generally in that things will be alright, then suddenly it freezes and there is a loud buzz from the speakers. It will not respond to anything and the only solution is to do a hard restart of the PC. It is a bit frustrating to say the list as I seem to get my fair share of issues with flight sim. Thanks Martin
  3. I have the SSW F-104S Starfighter (or Zipper, as they call it!). It is very, very nice and it is a study type of sim. However, I will sometimes get an error message which freezes the sim and I am not sure how to deal with it. It is: JavaScript alert. Localhost: 2048 Typerror: Cannot set property 'visible' of undefined. Anyone any ideas on this one? Thanks in advance Martin
  4. Buster Pork Chop and his unfeasibly large testicles.....! (Viz readers will get this!!)
  5. Ok.....that's the easy part of the day done with.....now go home and do the Christmas wrapping, write the Christmas cards, stuff the turkey...…..
  6. So, I have put FSX to one side after so many issues and am now trying PD3v3, as my computer is able to handle that (I think!). I got it installed and running nicely and compared to FSX, it is like chalk and cheese. However, a few glitches have reared their heads which I am hoping that some you folk may be able to help me with them... The first problem that occurred was that I lost the afterburner effects and extra power that this produced on the native F-22 and F-35. I am not sure if this issue has been resolved as I notice on forums that it appears to be a common problem and wondered if anyone has the definitive answer? What is interesting is that in trying third party aircraft, the VRS F-18E Superbug is having the same issue, as is the Mil-Viz F-4 Phantom II. However, the Just Flight Tornado is just fine...…it has the afterburner and full power. The second issue is that occasionally, the flight sim will suddenly freeze and make a buzzing noise. After reading up on the issue, it was suggested that updating drivers may help. I updated the driver on my video card and thought that I had solved the problem until it did the same thing a few moments ago, although after about 30 secs, a dialogue box came up asking what I wanted to do. One of the options was to continue, which I clicked and it started gain. Normally, I end up having to do a hard re-start as I can't do anything with the computer. Any ideas? So, to be honest, I am really impressed with this flight sim and once I get these bugs sorted out, I am sure that it will keep me happy for a long time. Sure, it takes a bit of getting used to after FSX but I love the fact that the frame rates are smoother and that it does not stutter as much. Thanks in advance. Martin
  7. I was getting multiple issues such as things freezing, etc. I got fed up with it and now trying P3Dv3, not that it is problem fee!! Thanks for asking.
  8. The airline that's different...no overhead lockers...they are under the seat so that you have to ….erm….bend over!!!
  9. Wow John……..your SOON is not.....erm….'soon'!!!
  10. Well, it just so happens that I am on a tight budget. Ill health and not having worked for 14 years as a consequence makes things a bit tight! Therefore, I have an old PC that it not up to spec for v4. Such is life, but I am quite impressed with v3 anyway....better than FSX so I am happy. Martin
  11. After so much hassle with FSX and Windows 10, I have done a fair bit of research and watched some YouTube stuff. I have reached the conclusion that P3Dv3 is the way to go for me, at least for the time being. I have bought quite a few aircraft for FSX over a period of time, but a lot are also compatible with P3Dv3. So....I had an SSD put on my PC and bought P3Dv3 and hope to get it installed and set up in the next few days. If anyone has any info and tips about P3Dv3, I would be interested in knowing... You will note that I said that it is P3Dv3 for the time being.....the Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 looks VERY interesting. It is my understanding that they plan to make FSX aircraft compatible with it and the scenery will be downloaded via a cloud. So.....maybe if can get an up to date PC in the next couple of years, who knows?!! I guess that it is an exciting time for flight simmers right now!! Martin
  12. ..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
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