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    Win 10 & FSX

    I am also a great believer in if it aint broke -- - - - - However as I had huge issues with P3D i have been using it with win 10 for some time and with no problems at all, except when using big a/c However be warned, Microsofts idea of what your privacy is may not coincide with what your idea is , so if you do install win 10 make sure you spend some time removing all the ticked boxes (which are well hidden) where m.s. think they have the right to your privacy and this entails going onto your m.s online account and unticking boxes there as well.. One thing to bear in mind if you dont, the win10eula allows them to distribute all your information, movements , sites visited etc etc etc to any other company owned by M.s. without your say so as well !!! ms can upgrade win10 with whatever they want when they want. Last week I found that i had inherited an asphalt car game, a program which changed my home page address in firefox and IE , and another program. which gave me loads of adverts. Other than that it is just the same under the covers as win 7 and 8 just the desktop and a few details have been changed so as it is the future there is no reason to not install it especially if you are still on win xp
  2. A whole new audience ? where? orbx stuff already goes on fsx se with the triple installer, they are not getting anything they didnt already have, they are just giving dovetail more kudos, why? if you as a company already have a successful distribution network, which orbx has with FSS and Aerosoft what is there to gain by delaying your releases by 90 days to your normal faithful clientele? unless your normally faithful clientele isnt buying ? is he lining himself up to be the first onboard the new dovetail sim? time will tell
  3. HMMMMMMM, there could be more to this than meets the eye would i be considered cynical if I said that dovetail had a reputation for gathering failing titles and re-launching it? ala train sim 2015 and fsx se
  4. Graeme I will give the opposite view to John, i used to have shed loads of orbx stuff , all of australia and a good packet of pnw, their airports and airfields are excellent there is no question of that, however they are all set in an imaginary world that very loosely resembles reality. Personally I either fly IFR with big a/c or vfr with smaller a/c on 2 separate drives and each fsx entity is set up differently, I also to keep costs down chose 2 regions where i want to fly so europe is one and the caribbean is the other in both cases though I prefer to see the real world beneath my wings so that if i fly vfr I can follow it on a real flying map and if I fly IFR i like to see real looking cities around me that I recognise. the other major consideration is that orbx/ftx stuff is horrendously heavy on the computers systems with the result , especially if you are not using dx10 , is that you either ctd or have very low fps, this is not the case with photoscenery. there is no doubt that some photoscenery does blurr below certain heights but this is why mike and i and a few others have started making our own scenery with exceptional results eg. this pic was taken at 500feet and you can see the shadows of the palm trees on the roads below, no blurries here! In some cases i use ftx airports with photoscenery and this gives the best of both worlds another advantage to making your own photoscenery is that you can either create something that no-one else has made such as my take on the Bahamas or you may wish to create your own region which is poorly represented elsewhere. each member on mutleys will have a different take on what is best to use because no two people on this forum do things the same way, and i am sure everyone here believes their way is the best way, so it is really down to you to decide how and where you want to fly .
  5. Finally!!!!! what did you think us DX10 advocates were doing blowing smoke up your a--es???? I cant believe the penny is finally dropping Well done Joe, better late than never , you will now start to understand why FSX with dx10 is better than the current version of P3D
  6. That was one huge project!! well done today the UK tomorrow the world!!
  7. I have demonstrated to a friend that it is possible to take off and land without touching the control column (albeit in a c150) at Popham but I did have to use the elevator trim and rudder pedals . when I learnt to fly my instructor at the time kept spanking my hands when they were on the column saying that is for propping your newspaper against or for stopping your sandwiches from falling off your lap. Of course his aim was to make sure you knew what a rudder was for , and it came very handy in later life when flying big singles ,
  8. as explained in the video, i have also been playing this on microsoft edge, it is very early days , but when you compare with what we played back on the commodore 64 ----- who knows where it will go next http://www.flightarcade.com/learn/
  9. Both my wife and I have severe reservations about flying on one, for the same reasons. We have all seen how a formula one car shatters like glass if it hits anything, All you need is an area that for one reason or another didnt get the same temperature or depth of resin in the autoclave and give it a few bends and it will be bye bye. When i was flying I used to visit Lasham quite a lot as i had quite a few friends that worked there, and it would shock you the amount of jumbos, 777's etc that lost spoilers and parts of flaps due to fatigue , these were being repared at lasham, if they were found!! and what were they all made from??? carbon fibre!! its all very well saving weight on non critical flying surfaces , but the wing?? not for me m8
  10. I had my planes based at biggin international , however they are not allowed to operate scheduled services as part of their agreement with croydon council, so that put the only scheduled international flights up the swanee and they were operated by a chieftain and navajo and aztec to far flung places like Deauville and Dieppe etc However big a/c do land there from time to time , I remember one evening flying in to the bump, to find about 30 737's and 757's parked all over the place and thousands of lost tourists waiting for coaches as heathrow and Luton had been closed due to fog, i wish mobile phones back then had cameras, it was quite a sight.
  11. I admire anyone that can get their heads around these prog's i find flying around europe, as i do, that the planning on these progs takes longer than the flight
  12. this is a storm in a tea cup and is not really news worthy it can only happen if the 787 is not powered down for some 200 odd days, the Jumbo had the same "bug" but needed to be left live for 120 days whilst i know modern a/c get turned around now pretty quickly it is virtually impossible for an a/c not to be turned off at some point every 48 hours let alone when a check comes up, so as usual the news blow it all out of proportion.
  13. Lovely sharp photoscenery there Mike Se seems to be the kiddie
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