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Kevin Firth

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  1. Is something like this what you're looking for?
  2. That was my exact same thought process until I researched it a little. Worth mentioning the comment below that SWS posted on youtube as well. I am finding the VRS Superbug VERY up to date, detailed and worth looking at. The Aerosoft F14 extended has me in a weird do I like it or not kind of holding pattern? The a/c feels quite a relic in the cockpit (well it is I suppose!) not at all what I was expecting.... Either way, there looks to be coming soon a new realism to carrier flights K Highlighted reply SimWorks Studios 1 day ago (edited) Our plan is to produce AI air wing packages for every carrier. So if you want to fly on today's Nimitz, you can get the relevant AI Airwing. If you want WWII, a relevant package will be produced. If you want to use the default F-35, you it will need to be configured it but you can use it as well.
  3. Not sure how I missed this before but thanks, and not only because one of Eillithias schoolfriends is being treated for bone cancer (at 5) I'll be making a donation....
  4. Thats exactly what TrackHat do. Their kit is modular so if you already have a Sony playstation camera you can just buy the headset attachment.
  5. Absolutely stick with TrackIR if you have it and its working. If you're new to head tracking or need a replacement then TrackHat is very much worth a look. The documentation says it will work with anything TrackIR does. I cant independently verify that as I only use it with P3D, but youtube shows it being used in varying other platforms including XP.
  6. Just thought I'd leave a note here regarding my recent experiences with head tracking technology. I've been a long time user of TrackIR5. Its been good to me over the years in day to day use, but; a) it is very expensive (cheapest now is about £180) b) the kit is a little fragile in places Now (b) has been proven to me by my daughter knocking the IR camera off the top of my monitor. From the outside there is no apparent damage but it just doesnt work now. I can only assume an internal connextion somewhere has been compromised. So, I started looking for something to replace it...and I happened upon TrackHat. Its much cheaper at around £70, is a very robust design and is wireless. On the downside the opentrack software isnt as good as that bundled with TrackIR, but it does do the job. I found it took a little while to figure out how to configure it but it isnt hard. Overall, its an effective, more robust, cheaper head tracking solution than TrackIR.
  7. Doesnt make sense to me, I suspect most attendees at Cosford will already be simmers, and therefore probably by now already either FSX:SE or P3D users. That's no market to sell FSX:SE to, and I think they could reasonably expect to get quizzed til the cows come home about FSW by people there. Not to mention I thought Aerosoft had let slip that the entire team had been 'let go'?? So I doubt there's anyone employed who could come? Perhaps we should have a little bounty for anyone spotting a former FSW dev team member attending privately? :p Jokes aside, I hope the dev team do manage to move to something else, having your job chopped from under you is not a funny experience, having been there myself...
  8. Rather amusingly, one of the testimonials from last year used as promotion on the website for this year's show...is none other than... Ooops!
  9. Let me do some for you now Those were just a couple I took in my favorite time of day for flying...
  10. Quite surprised there has been no discussion of this really yet! Here's my take on it... Excellent colour corrected photoscenery for NL. I'd prefer it to be 0.6m/p rather than 1.2 m/p but file size is important. And yes this is photoscenery in multiple seasons - something no other dev has really gone for other than Earth Simulations, and they couldn't make it economically. To get an entire country in good photoreal with seasons, and watermasked, for the price they're charging is astounding - there's a whole LOT of work involved in that alone. The entire country is autogenned up to the eyeballs. The urban areas are very good, with lots of precision modelling and high detail areas. Away from those the accuracy tends to get a little iffy, but hey, its a simulation. I think they could do better in this area in future releases in this product line. Regardless of that, it looks excellent from altitude. The vegetation autogen seems to be very dense, but looks like standard region vegetation to me. The variation is minimal and it starts for me to look a little cartoonish after a while. This is another area where more vegetation models and vegetation autogen groups could be employed and improved even further in the future for more realism. It still gives very good immersion despite this. The bespoke models and POI are as always excellent. The price is good for what you get. Performance for me is good. I'm running an 8700K overclocked to 5GHz, with 3200MHz DRAM and a 980Ti. With that I get over 30fps 99% of the time, even with all scenery options enabled and most P3D sliders up at maximum. Yes the CPU runs hot at 80-90 deg C even with superb cooling, but this kind of scenery is why we load up on hardware and kick the hell out of it isn't it? :p To some people the downside may be the size of it - at 77Gb it is NOT small, but considering what you get it simply cannot be. I bought myself a 6Tb HDD for under £149 from overclockers to start to manage my photoscenery properly for the future. You don't need an SSD to put photoscenery on, so I wouldn't recommend you even try. Invest in some decent storage and future proof yourself - it's never been more affordable Overall: Room for some improvement autogen accuracy wise, but for the price this knocks anything else out of the park. (And the UK is coming hopefully later this year...)
  11. I havent had an email... Will definitely be going though
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