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    Richard Broughton
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  1. As a complete newbie to UT until now, I found UTL has an immersion factor I'd not found for some time. Although my set up is not in the major league by comparison with others here. all seems fine other than an occasional hesitation which, to be honest, may or may not be UTL software. But, yes, I have tweeked the setting a little as a precaution. Nevertheless, watching 4 Easy Jets and a GA lined up waiting to take off at EGGW suggested some degree of reality. For viewing Ai around me I use Opus FSI Live View . As yet I've got to the stage of injecting live weather yet it was quite interesting to see big metal landing with a 14 kt tail wind into EGSS! Nevertheless, I was quite taken by watching the go around's as I sat on the perimeter happily virtual plane spotting. All my UK2000 Scenery airfields are now tightly packed with aircraft. Wonderful. p.s. A Happy New Year to Mutley's Crew and forum members. Richard.
  2. If you can work on Guernsey, Kevin, you'll be doing me and a few others a great favour. Regards, Richard.
  3. Richbro

    VR is here!

    On my meagre flight sim set-up I have ProATCX which involves using the keyboard to communicate and respond to ATC, not like voice activation as in VoXATC. Does this exclude me and others with similar software from a VR set-up? Just wondered. BTW, a happy New Year to you, John, and all at Mutley's Hanger. Richard.
  4. Richbro

    VR is here!

    I saw someone using this technology at Cosford this year. It looked like he was impersonating Stevie Wonder the way his head rolled around. I think my wife would think I needed a check-up from the neck up if I bought into this. Nothing new there, I suppose! Regards, Richard.
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    Thanks Paul. Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel but, unless Rob and Sean are applying their touch of magic in any way, then It just won't be the same pedigree. If somebody can see the benefits of an upgrade installer then there is hope. I bought into the Duke V2 upgrade a few months ago when I first installed P3DV3.4, so I was lucky. Thanks ,Joe. I've got the migration tool but I'm a bit wary that the Legacy, which is not the P3D version, will slide across without issues of which you read about in various forums. If I can be successful with newly installed Spad to overcome Saitek problems then at least I can fly it FSX and be done with it. Many thanks to you both for your interest. Regards, Richard.
  6. Actually,Brett, my first edit was to change disabled to true but I wasn't entirely sure this worked, hence I removed the FS9 entry. Yes, Uiautomationcore is installed from way back. If all others fail I'll uninstall and reinstall just in case. As they say, whatever could go wrong. First foray into Spad last night might actually have worked, judging from a test flight in the default Cessna. My goodness, that's hard work for a first timer! Best wishes, Richard.
  7. Richbro


    I join many in their sadness about RealAir and I've e-mailed Rob and Sean to express my best wishes to them and hopes that Carla's therapy will bring happier news in the future. Being a touchy subject, I dare not ask how I could upgrade my FSX Legacy to P3D if indeed it was available. So, is there anybody out there that could point me in the right direction or am I boxed in on this. Difficult. Regards, Richard.
  8. Some good news and some not so good. I discovered via a Google search that something similar happened to a simmer in 2013 (!) which then lead me to look at the exe.xml file in FSX. Lo and behold there were two drivers, one listed as SaiPanels FS9.exe and the other SailFlightSimX, both enabled. I took a chance and edited the file to leave just the SaiFlightSimX and, yes, you guessed it, all up and running again with no problems . But, and another biggy, lots of CTD's for some reason . So. it looks like I'm going to dip my toes into SpadNext and see if this is the answer. Anyway, should others be in the same situation at any time perhaps this will give them another idea worth investigating. Regards, Richard
  9. Yeah, I know. Back the new horse I guess but, having said that, just had an OOM on P3D enroute from EGSS to EGJJ in the Duke! Thanks for the heads up re the standard.xml as I've not tried that before. What I did try today, after thinking about it last night in bed, was copied the FSX cfg, deleted it and hoped that when FSX started up and created a new cfg. it might kick something in the right direction. Far from it, just like starting all over from years ago. Reinstated the original cfg. and we're back to square one Anyway, the P3D OOM was probably due to, well, anything really. Not much scenery over the Channel near Alderney but a lot of weather driven by Opus and Rex Ess. Who knows. Time to break out the G&T I think. Thanks once again for your support,Joe. Richard.
  10. Further to my last, I've downloaded SPAD and applied it to my FSX folder. Despite switches and contacts on panels being accepted by Spad, once back in the cockpit the original issues still exist, namely, start the engines,click beacon, nav etc and the generators disconnect. Also, the trim wheel will only work with the mouse. But, and that's a big but, all is OK in the newly installed P3D. Same aircraft, same scenario. I've removed and refitted the USB's thinking that this might nudge something but it was just clutching at straws.Re run the Saitek installers to no avail. But it works in P3D! Dunno! Richard.
  11. Many thanks, Joe, sorry for late reply. I appreciate the ideas and I'll take a look at the simconnect and see if the solution lies there. In either your forum or elsewhere I spotted something about the Trusted in the FSX cfg. I've never noticed this was part of the config. file, and there are 2 entries related to Saitek in that section, although they don't appear duplicated in their structure, After discovering this I had a look at the P3D cfg and there is no Trusted section there at all, which I thought was odd. Yeah, the dreaded s-s-s-stutters. Actually, my scenery is GenX and UK2000 Extreme airports which I don't normally get any issues with other than EGLL, but then, the surrounding area contributes to that I think. I've fixed my P3D fps to 30 now and that seems to have improved things but things like runway signs lurch past as I look left throught the VC window of either the Duke or Q400. Just testing a theory I shoved all scenery sliders to the left and that proved pretty futile so, a 'pretty please' letter to Santa might be in order to update my EVGA GPU to something a bit more modern, if indeed that is the cause of the problem. Easy to get hang up about this sort of thing and not enjoy the flying. Anyway, back to sorting the Saitek out. Thanks once again for the ideas and I'll report any seismic shift in the situation. Regards, Richard.
  12. Hello gentlemen, I wonder if anyone has a lifeline they can throw me regarding how to overcome a situation that I've just discovered using my Saitek Pro Yoke,pedals and panels. Despite having no previous issues with FSX (plus Steve's Fixer) and Saitek, since installing P3D 3.4 on the same PC I now have the Saitek kit working on LM but when I use FSX,all seems to have gone awry. I have the RealAir Duke Turbine V2 on both sims and all is fine on P3D in the cockpit. In FSX now, once engines are started and I switch stobe or nav. lights on, the engine generators flick off. That, and the trim wheel is inop. on the panel, along with the flap going to full rather than incremental. In other words, all OK in P3D and not so in FSX, despite no previous problems. I've downloaded the FSX driver from the Saitek site and installed it just to make sure but, I can't fathom why or where there is the conflict. Any help from the Hanger much appreciated. I have to say I'm not too enamoured with P3D with respect that I seem to have the stutters as viewed from VC of the both the Duke and Q400. I've followed some guidance from forums re AffinityMask which I've set to 84 on my i7 3770@3.4Ghz 4 core CPU but with sliders banged over to the left there's still stutters galore. The EVGA GTX 660Ti installed was/is fine in FSX so I'm not inclined to have to splash out the cash for a GPU which may or may not stop the problem in P3D. The reason I've discovered the issue with Saitek in FSX is just that I wanted to do some flying in what had been previously a stable sim. Very frustrating really. I might have discussed two problems here but my primary concern is why Saitek controls don't work correctly in both sims and so, once again, any clues most welcome. Regards, Richard. My system: W7 64bit, i7 3770@3.4Ghz, 16GB , EVGA GTX 660Ti 2GB, Asus P8268-V Mobo, 2x 24" monitors 60Hz
  13. Agreed Brett, There is no doubt Steve's DX10 Fixer is a step change in FSX performance. I can't recommend it more highly. Richard.
  14. Despite all efforts and recommendations, to uninstall from the control panel, a message refers to the software supplier to uninstall! I can't find any trace in FSX CFG or drive. A nasty piece of work. Richard.
  15. Hi Brian, Many thanks for the guidance and this final attack might just be the one. Re the surname, my parents resided SE London to start with, but I've always been within ear splitting distance of Heathrow, either east or west of the runways. Bit quieter these days but still no need to add to it with another runway ( ahem!!!). In my youth of too long ago I heard of a distant uncle bearing the surname which may have been north of Watford but I can't be sure. Nevertheless, it sounds like someone in the past got around a bit! Thanks again for the help. Regards and Christmas greetings, Richard.