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  1. What an awesome reply, thanks Jess. Where do I change my texture sizes? I don't see the option in the FSX scenery settings. Thanks so much!
  2. Lukemeister

    More VRam?

    Hi everyone So I was flying the 737NGX from UK2000's EGNM to Schiphol by FlyTampa, finally ORBX's global and vector scenery installed. I have a GTX 980 graphics card. Descending into EHAM, FSX:SE crashed and I got the dreaded "FSX ran out of virtual memory" message. Is it time for me to upgrade my graphics card? I sort of think I shouldn't really be having problems, I have 4GB of VRam, and I don't run FSX on full settings. What do I do? Thanks everyone.
  3. Thanks everyone, some nice contrasts in opinion. For the moment I will stick with FSX:SE. However I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out to explain the details to me.
  4. Hello everyone! Could someone answer me a quick question regarding GSX whilst I don't have access to the manual, Is there a way you can either set a specific time for boarding (e.g. an exact 30 minutes) or have an indefinite time that can be ended as soon as needed by the player? All this is in aid of getting accurate departure times so that my weather predictions are accurate. Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I wasn't exactly sure where to post this. Thanks again everyone.
  5. Thank you Joe & Matt, sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you. I never knew FSX:SE was optimised better than the original FSX, you've given me more faith in my existing set up. The thing that put me off was when I was doing a Manchester - Berlin flight and FSX suddenly CTD'd half way there, it's never done that before. I dived in head first and bought the new Schiphol scenery and am running it at around 20FPS with no OOM issues as of yet. I guess you just saved me a few bucks on a brand new sim. Is P3D really that much better at performance than FSX:SE?
  6. Hi everyone I was playing FSX the other day and an hour into my flight it CTD'd. Annoying, anyway I have decided to bite the bullet and migrate over to P3D, understanding it is going to cost me quite a bit to do so. My plan is to save up an amount of money and buy most things in one go, so I can have a fully furnished game ready to go. I need your help with recommendations so I know how much I need to save. I fly 99% low cost airline operations from Britain to Europe, so I was looking at the flightsimlabs A320X. Looking at the website it doesn't look to be 100% compatible. Would I be better going for the PMDG 737NGX? My base will be Manchester, which is better in your opinion, Manchester X or Uk2000 Manchester Xtreme? Do you have any other recommendations for great European airport sceneries? I am planning on upgrading my AS2016 from FSX to P3D. So that answers the weather question. What about traffic? Thanks guys, it's a very broad subject but eventually I want a complete list of what I need to save up for (i'm not one to buy one thing at once, I enjoy my eye candy) so if you have ANY recommendations, hit me with them! Thanks everybody.
  7. Thanks Joe! I must admit I had a sense of achievement when I got it working, these things are sent to test us I suppose
  8. Problem solved folks. I had WOAI bgl's still in the traffic.bgl folder. I thought there must be a conflict as I had tried every single path variation possible. Thank you for everyone's time once again.
  9. Guys, i'm really sorry to complicate things but I uninstalled MT6 and did a fresh install, using the recommend directory which is now C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic My fsx.cfg now reads SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc SimObjectPaths.6=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Aircraft My scenery.cfg now reads [Area.137] Title=MyTraffic Local=C:\MyTraffic Professional\MyTraffic\Scenery Active=TRUE Required=FALSE Layer=137 Basically because MT6 is now on a different hard drive I can't really shorten the paths. I'm so frustrated with this I might just ask for a refund. Now verification email for the dev's forum either. I have also tried disabling FSX default AI in the configurator but no success. Any more ideas? Thank you for suggestions so far.
  10. Thanks for the suggestion Joe, unfortunately my folder set up is different, i'm definitely pointing it in the right direction, how frustrating. Thank you all the same!
  11. Please can I have some help installing this? I'm now ready to pull my hair out and i've been on it for hours. I'd post on the developers forum but i'm still waiting for my confirmation email. So i'm installing MT6 into FSX:SE. I've followed the manual down to the letter. My installation path for MT6 is: D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\MyTraffic\MyTraffic I then had to edit my scenery.cfg file to show: [Area.139] Title=MyTraffic Local=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\MyTraffic\MyTraffic\Scenery Active=TRUE Required=FALSE Layer=137 (That's where the .bgl's are located) And my FSX.cfg to show: SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc SimObjectPaths.6=D:\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\MyTraffic\MyTraffic\Aircraft But STILL no AI shows in game?! What am I doing wrong?!
  12. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to reply to my topic. I think I have it sussed now - no need to use the flight plan function (it bases destination weather on the current sim time which is odd). I just use the station weather feature. I can input my destination airport and read the weather for the current sim time (whether that be real time or more likely, in the past) and also forecast up to 8 hours in advance. Alt and tab works too. Have I got that right? If i'm flying "historically" at 9am today, ASN station will forecast from THAT time along as I have lock to sim time on? The last thing to figure out now is how to decide what runway to use by using the wind direction, any help again please fellas? (I've actually learnt METAR speak which I found pretty interesting - it pays off to learn the real way for sure, so there is hope for me yet!)
  13. Thank you for the replies Tim and Brett. I've dug a little deeper into ASN's workings. One thing I can do is export my SimBrief flight plan as a FSX flight plan and import it into ASN. This gives me a detailed report for both airports and every waypoint. The only problem is storing the METAR and actually learning how to read it, it's all gibberish to me! The only problem is I cannot update it should the weather change at the destination en-route.
  14. Sorry CC I have a poor way of explaining myself! I guess what i'm asking for is a sort of interactive map that would show the weather, windspeed and QNH for a specific airport. I have ASN locked to historical sim time, so that I get accurate weather for the time that I choose to fly. I've never really looked at ASN but with Windows 7 I can't swap back to the UI during flight as FSX seems to black screen and crash.
  15. Hello again everyone So having the perfect set up (PMDG 737NGX, SimBrief, Navigraph Charts, Active Sky Next and a plethora of scenery) I am really enjoying low cost operations across Europe. There's one stumbling block however, and that's the weather. I just cannot predict it. I mean, it's accurate obviously as ASN does a great job. For instance, I tend to fly "in the past" but on the same day. For example if I was to set up a flight plan now I might fly a 0920 Manchester - Milan Bergamo under the real world flight number. I actually did this today. As I approached Milan it was evident that numerous thunderstorms were present. I imagine the real flight would have been held at a waypoint somewhere for the weather to pass, or even diverted. I then set up a positioning flight at 11:30 from Milan to Girona. I took off into the storms and had such severe turbulence I definitely would have been held on the ground in real life. So is there something (I don't mind payware) that I can use to predict the weather? Something I can use preferably on another device as I want to use it "on the move" to look at destination weather, bearing in mind I fly historically by a few hours. Something akin to what ATC might have. Thank you, i'm aware such a thing might not exist but I thought i'd ask the folks that know.
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