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  1. UK / Ireland photoreal regions coming to XP, AFS2 and FSX/P3D!

    I am debating what specification I will need, Kevin. I have heard that hexacore CPUs are better for P3D these days than quadcore, but I do not know for certain. In addition, do I really need one with hyperthreading or not? The i5 8600k is somewhat cheaper than the i7 8700k! I guess that I should be asking Steve Waite these questions The kind of spec that I am looking at is as follows..... i7 8700k/i5 8600k CPU (overclocked) 32GB 2666 Mhz DDR4 RAM 8GB GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  2. UK / Ireland photoreal regions coming to XP, AFS2 and FSX/P3D!

    This announcement has set the 2019 flight simulation roadmap for me, but I will need a new PC to run all of this at acceptable framerates (and with clouds). The problem is that PCs seem to be getting more and more expensive. I have just compiled a test specification with PC Specialist, and the price came to over £1600 including VAT
  3. UK / Ireland photoreal regions coming to XP, AFS2 and FSX/P3D!

    This the best flight simulation news I have heard in a long time, Joe.
  4. P3D V4.2 released

    Minor version updates are always free, John.
  5. Just a quick update to let you know that Gary has confirmed that Belfast City Xtreme and Guernsey Xtreme will be the last UK2000 products released for FS2004.
  6. Ultimate Traffic Live Released

    Get yourself a copy of UK2000 Luton Xtreme, Joe!
  7. FSX Power Project v4.3 soon to be released.

    Great to hear from you, Ray! I hope that your health issues are behind you, and I look forward to checking out v4.3 of the FSX Power Project. Just out of curiosity....have you added the two wind turbines at EGNX East Midlands? With respect to the steam effects, is this the reason why I experience excessive stutters in certain areas? I have noted the stuttering close to EGGP Liverpool, but it also happens elsewhere. It would be good to see an improvement in that department!
  8. HMS Invincible?

    A quick search revealed this, so it looks like both the Illustrious and the Invincible may well be at Sim Outhouse. You need to register to download anything. http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/82143-HMS-Illustrious-(R06)-zip
  9. Last Air Berlin Flight Performs Un-Announced Fly-by

    That article seems to be rather ambiguous. The title suggests that passengers were "screaming in terror", but the main text only mentions "screaming witnesses". The fact that the tower personnel clapped as the aircraft passed by seems to indicate that they knew all about it. I would be surprised if the captain did not inform the passengers prior to the fly past taking place.
  10. Oh, I agree with you, Kevin. Support for FS9 should probably have been dropped a long time ago, but then you have to respect Gary for honouring his commitment to stick with it until he has completed the collection of UK Xtreme airports. Having said that, it looks like he is seriously considering cutting that short. The release of P3D v4 has obviously resulted in a significant amount of upgrade work over and above development of new airports, so stopping support for what is now a "flightsim dinosaur" to give himself a bit of breathing space would seem to be the sensible decision. I agree that Gary probably needs to develop a new, improved system to keep up with some of the other major developers, but I would like him to get Guernsey, Belfast City, Bournemouth, and the Belfast Aldergrove remake onto my hard disk before he takes an extended timeout to develop new software. Purely a selfish viewpoint, you understand
  11. I do appreciate where you guys are coming from. As an example, I was astounded by the level of detail (and the performance) of FlyTampa Amsterdam Schiphol in P3D v3. Significantly better framerates than either Aerosoft Heathrow Extended or UK2000 Heathrow Xtreme, and remarkably smooth on my i5 4690k @ 4.3Ghz/16GB DDR3-1600 RAM/2GB GeForce GTX770 powered system (with a considerable number of freeware AI planes with detailed textures active). Very impressive. Having said that, Gary has tried to accommodate the FS9 crowd for as long as possible with his products, but I think he has started to realise that the end is in sight for that particular simulator. His next two products (Guernsey Xtreme and Belfast City Xtreme) will include FS9 versions, but he has hinted that all bets are off beyond that. Whilst UK2000 may not be at the forefront of flight simulation technology in 2017, it's safe to say that UK flight simmers would be in no man's land without him. Can you imagine a flightsim world without the UK2000 Xtreme airports and VFR Airfields products? We would have next to nothing without them.
  12. Cosford Show 2017 video

    I absolutely agree with you, Joe. It would be nice to hit the bar with you guys for an extended chat on Saturday night! It's a shame we never met on the day, Kevin. I was disappointed that you were unable to join myself, Steve and Stewart in Shrewsbury the night before, so that was a double whammy
  13. All of them will be P3D v4 compatible, Andrew.
  14. To those going to Cosford.

    It was part of the reason for me, Joe. I enjoy seeing you guys there. Your stand is almost like a "home away from home" when I am at the show. I missed that last year.
  15. To those going to Cosford.

    I had a very enjoyable weekend. Spent Friday evening in Shrewsbury with a couple of flightsim pals, and then realised the next morning that I was staying in the same hotel as Joe and Tim when I turned up for breakfast! I arrived at RAF Cosford nice and early (8:40 AM), and took my traditional place at the head of the queue forty-five minutes before the doors were due to open It was great to see Joe, Tim, Jessica and Adrian again, together with the JustFlight guys. I was intending to buy the TFDi Design Boeing 717 at the show, but there were so many people crowded around the stand (and the adjacent Quality Wings one; they were demonstrating the 787) for most of the day that I decided to wait until I returned home. It is now installed on my PC (P3D v3.3.5), so I am looking forward to testing it over the next few weeks. For the record, I also purchased one of Joe's "Mutley's Hangar" mouse mats (which is now proudly sat on my desktop at home), and nicked one of Tim's Quality Street toffees!