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    Jessica Bannister-Pearce
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  1. Your're the worst one of all!
  2. Mayhem, always mayhem. And booze, lots of booze! Oh and what Andrew said.
  3. Oh and for the record, I was using 9gb of memory at this point.
  4. So it's been a little while P3D v4 arrived with all its 64 bit goodness. And it would have been remiss of me not to 'Potch' (Welsh colloquialism to mean 'dick around with') with the sim a little. So here are three screenshots taken with a few add ons. Orbx Germany North Night Environment X Germany LHC Epic LT 'D-LION' ( I love this aircraft.)
  5. Hi Luke, are you using FSX or FSX-SE?
  6. Hi Luke. I'm afraid you've hit the dreaded OOM and it has nothing to do with the amount of VRAM you have. the memory the error refers to is called virtual memory. When windows runs an app, It allocates virtual memory. This isn't RAM or VRAM, so you the size of your gpu or system memory won't help. The amount of virtual memory needed depends on the application, but all 32-but apps like FSX can only access a maximum of 4gb of virtual memory (3gb if your using a 32-bit version of Windows). FSX has an issue with virtual memory, it doesn't really empty it out that well. So over the course of a flight, this fills, until it's to full and wham, no more flight. Everything that loads up in the h sim uses the virtual memory. The higher quality the add on, the worse it gets. The flight your trying is a perfect storm of Virtual memory fillers. There are things you can do to help reduce the load though. 1. Make sure your texture size is set to 1024. 2048 or 4096 textures will fill the Virtual memory lopike nothing you've seen. 2. Adjust your autogen settings down a notch. For FSX I don't go above dense for my autogen. Set you're water to low x 2 which offers good results. Also check you AI levels if your running any. Lower them down. 3. Use the settings to adjust the uk2000 scenery. Turn off things like the cars in the car park. 4. Turn off a few things in Vectors. Orbx Vectors is a known high VAS or virtual mem user. Turn off features that you won't notice, like tunnels and things. 5. Turn down the scenery at EHAM with the Fly tampa control panel. No matter where you fly from, EHAM is going to be a very hard airport to fly into or out of. Turn down what you can and hope for the best. 6. Turn off scenery your not using. Go to your scenery library and uncheck scenery your not going to see. As you're flying from Leeds, the London area isn't that important, so having Heathrow setup ready to go won't help. Likewise with say Newcastle. Only do this for your payware scenery though. Keep fiddling until you find the right mix. With the arrival of 64-bit sims, VAS errors will be gone for now. But that's another story. Best wishes, Jess B
  7. Bare in mind that P3D v4 offers a vast improvement for VR users. Apparently it's much smoother and everything within the cockpit is now clickable.
  8. You'll need to purchase again guys. Last time only people who purchased v2 within 60 days (iirc) got a free upgrade. Either way I'm really looking forward to this one
  9. Matt, it does have a cfg file, just like fsx, but I'll be damned if it changes anything. It certainly did little to LOD no matter what I set.
  10. Hi Carl. The A330 is really underdeveloped for fsx. Currently there are three I can think of, two of which are a bit long in the tooth. The first two are the Wilco A330 found in their evolution Airbus vol 2 pack. It models the original A330 EIS 1 Model, so somewhere around the late 90's early 2000's. It's old and showing it's age, plus, it's a wilco product, to use at your own risk. Just flight have their own A330 as part of their F-Lite range. It's a step up from default aircraft but no where near the Aerosoft A320 for example. The most modern A330 available is by Blackbox simulation. It's currently still in beta but you can buy it as an 'early access' if you wish. Truthfully it's not that great and it's been in beta for around two years iirc. Again use at your own risk as reviews have not been favourable. The only ray of hope on the horizon is the Aerosoft A330. No idea of when it's due other than this year hopefully. It'll likely be the best A330 for fsx when it does arrive. Hope this helps. Jess B
  11. Hi Sydney. The airbus bus will usually keep two Airac databases for pilots to choose from. They fact your seeing two separate versions isn't a issue. Just select the most up to ate version you have by pushing the left hand key next to that airac and you're good to go. Jess B
  12. My flights have been very sporadic of late. In truth I spend more time having to write about sim stuff than actually flying. However, in the last few months my Airbus flights have all been in the 2 to 2 1/2 hour flights. I'm hoping to push this once I get my main sim set up correctly. . As for the GA stuff, well that's the preserve of the mutleys crew fly in.four plus hours, often whilst getting quietly merry.
  13. Hi Bumblebee, i have the Airline2Sim dash-8 cadets course, and to be honest, it's very good. I've sat through lots of training videos in the past covering aircraft like the B767 and MD-80, and they've all had one thing in common. They are technically good, but the delivery is very dry and technical. The Airline2Sim vids are much more watchable. The information is all there, but you never feel the need to 'take a break to unscramble your head ' having watched them. It's all good stuff, proper information but it's easily digestible and a damn sight more friendly that a dry training vid. Josh, who provides the Dash-8 training is great to listen to. In short, it's all good. Best wishes, Jess B
  14. Hi Bumblebee, i'm afraid that PMDG stopped selling the old MD-11 last year along with the old 747-400. If you're lucky, you can still pick the old girl up though from Aerosoft as a boxed product, though supplies were already running low a while back. Best wishes, Jess B
  15. Here's some clarification from orbx and JV on what's happened. Needless to say, you can't run a business without funds! Hello everyone, I'll keep this as brief as possible. Firstly, my sincere apologies for removing PayPal as a payment option for now, but we had no choice as you will see below. I am on the phone to PayPal daily and working with them to resolve the situation. I am sure Orbx is not the first business in the world to face this problem but their timing could not be worse, right after our store opening and during a sale. We're as outraged as you all are, that much I can promise you. I love using PayPal myself, have done for years. It's quick, convenient and secure. It's also the first time we have been on the other side of the fence as a merchant. So here is the facts, although as you can understand there are delicate confidential business discussions taking place which would be foolish for me to disclosure until the matter is settled. On November 29th PayPal informed me our account was under review and limited. This limitation was restricted to Orbx not being allowed to close our PP account. Not a problem for us The reason cited was the sudden huge increase in $ and transaction volume since our store opened PP requested company documentation to clarify what business we are in - this was provided immediately We heard nothing more about the matter, but I thought this would be a formality and the limitation lifted On December 6th PP informed me our account was further limited This time we were unable to move any money out of our merchant account, effectively freezing our funds Extensive further documentation was requested and immediately provided I called PP every two days expecting the review to be concluded. Meantime the merchant account balance was growing; I normally do a transfer each Monday When the merchant account balance grew to six figures and with no resolution in sight, I made the decision to stop all PP payments We now have a substantial amount of our income held by PP until this review is concluded We have no promise this money will be released We have no choice then, but to protect both the interests of Orbx and its developers to ensure they are paid for their hard work If we fail to resolve the issue then many customers would have 'bought' and effectively gotten free products We will continue to call PP daily, as I have just done. I have been requested more documentation today which I provided. I hope, along with all our staff and of course you as customers, that PP can complete this review and allow us the confidence to use their service again. We did not feel it was appropriate to reveal this information to you yesterday because it is business confidential and frankly, we're not obliged to tell you. But after waking up to the furore on the forums this morning, and the rampant conjecture that has been going on at many forums, I thought I would reveal as much as I can without actually risking jeopardising the PP account review. So .... it appears some people like to think Orbx is doing its best to push customers away with V2 migration, OrbxDirect, FTXCv3 and now this PayPal situation. The truth is that we have had a vision for some years to make the way our customers interact, purchase and maintain our software the simplest and easiest on the market. Sure, there have been bumps in the road. Sure, there are bugs outstanding. But Rome was not built in a day and I believe we are heading in the right direction. We have closed over 2,000 Zendesk tickets since the store opened. We have hired two permanent support staff to deal with issues. Ben is working some very long hours on coding and other tasks. We feel your pain, but we know most issues will be resolved eventually. Orbx is not going anywhere soon. We have a lot of very exciting plans for 2017 and beyond. Plans that move us beyond just FSX/P3D and into some of the most ambitious projects we have ever conceived. We are spending many hundreds of thousands of dollars on R&D in 2017 and this is without any guarantee of success. But where there is no risk there is no reward. So watch this space! Allow me again to apologise for a situation that was NOT in our control, not planned, nor desired. I hope to have it end in a positive outcome as soon as possible but the matter is not in my hands. Thanks for your continued loyalty to Orbx products and your support in 2016, I hope you will give us the chance to grow into new ventures in 2017 and come along for the journey ... A great festive season to all of you! 1 Quote Regards, JV