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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    Today, 13:32
    Mick; I'm not much of a hoverflier but that's some really nice paint, Sir! :applause:
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    Today, 12:03
    With more panel lines and rivets than you can shake a stick at now behind us...
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    Today, 11:34
    LOL. You mean Bad boy Alexis? Watch out Europe, Heh,heh! Seriously, the reason I mention Amazon is availability and the prospect of probably paying double here in good ol'GR. I simply can't afford it. Is it a reliable method of purchase?
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    Today, 11:24
    Kikas, Willy; after deep frying 2 year old headphones and speakers by the possible misplacement described by Kikas - I'm certainly going to look out for the audio splitter cable/audio coupler you guys are using. Kikas; you mention "accidently moving the sound card" - are you saying each time yours truly here wiggles the sound plug into the sound card jack, I could be doing even further damage? Should I replace the sound card do you think?
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    Today, 08:55
    srgalahad; Great idea of separating sim sound from teamspeak - be nice to do that with atc, too. (Seriously contemplating your approach to the fairer sex, also - might even try passing myself off as Sir Galahad himself...incognito?) Naismith; I did some followup on your Microsoft LX-3000 HU - they do have some good write-ups. How do you rate their handling of bass sounds?
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    Today, 02:14
    Papi -- ROSTOYS/hula is a "dashboard wobbly hula girl dancer"... literally. She sits atop the panel and dances to the rhythm of the engines in the A-26. I think I have it in one of my A-26 variants, if you want it lemme know and I'll dig it up and send it your way. BB686:US-flag:
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    Yesterday, 12:23
    Never had a problem with the Gripen as far as a bouncing or instability issues. I always hand fly the Gripen so I've never used the auto-hold for airspeed. I'll have a go and report back. ITMT... you may want to contact Virtavia directly, I believe the model is payware and still supported... BB686:US-flag:
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    Yesterday, 02:13
    Here's to all me blokes and sheilas down under. Couldn't ask for better friends. :encouragement: BB686 :unitedstates::australia:
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    January 24th, 2015, 15:33
    I had a similar issue with a plane in FS9 that worked just fine for the longest time. Then out of the blue after flying it for about 90 minutes and landing without incident at Brisbane intl', upon exiting the flight it dumped FS9. After a second flight it locked up the sim after exiting the flight and has never worked since. I shelved it, all other planes in the sim were fine, as were my scenery add-ons. Just that one plane... :pop4: Hmmm. BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 11:35
    Ahhhhh RAF GŁtersloh. Fine screenshots - amazing scenery pack. Place to be! :applause:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    January 24th, 2015, 11:02
    It finally beloved Denon headphones seem to have given up the ghost! Funnily, I've recently had no end of sound card and speaker issues; I'd fire up my desktop; no sound, fire up again; high pitched squeeking sound. Restart after an hour or so, then finally have sound. Then yesterday; suddenly, with everything working normally; lost sound from the left side of my headphones. On disconnecting, I discovered I'd also lost the lefthand speaker from my desktop speakers as well. My first thought was the sound card. But checking both speakers and headphones on my laptop produced exactly the same result. I then tested an extra old BU set of speakers on my computer and they worked fine.
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2015, 09:56
    Hmmmm...i dunno about that...if the play or practice is on grass, i'll need to see some stains on all that spotless white before they get my vote... lol :biggrin-new: Seahawks rule!...
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    January 21st, 2015, 20:10
    Two things might help: Try flying these missions in window mode (Alt+Enter) to keep frames at highest levels for smoother graphics or just delete the contrail effects from the bombers' dp files. The sim graphics engine wasn't designed for sustaining addon eye-candy FX on the scale of contrails emitting from large bomber formations. It'll get you started, but leave you with a slide show once the shooting starts. If you insist on keeping the contrails then consider using low-poly, frame-friendly AI substitutes for the bombers called for in the mission files. I've seen this happen with low level strikes where large formations deliver concentrated payloads on a small target box at once, with friendly and enemy fighters buzzing around and flak filling the skies. The graphics engine just...
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    January 21st, 2015, 06:20
    1. Apparently they don't check...there's nothing in the regs that require them to as a part of their on-field activities unless they suspect foul play in the game. 2. If this were the case, wouldn't BOTH teams have the same ball deflation advantage, since all balls on both sides of the field are exposed to the same temps. 3. Check this if you haven't already:
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    January 19th, 2015, 19:51
    Got everything plugged into my PTO 44-45 install CK :encouragement:...thanks
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    January 19th, 2015, 19:37
    Rami, Try changing the max number of points in the contact points area of the cfg . It's wrongly defaulted to 0...should be 7. The sim thinks that the model has no contact points for sitting on the surface, so it just falls through the ground.
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    January 19th, 2015, 19:11
    Try flying a B-29 from Guam to Japan and back...i'm all in for the long CAP. Just put on some radio tunes with a cup on the side and groove it out. I've done a few dry tank/no ammo carrier traps in the middle of full aerial assaults...pucker factor 100% :adoration:. Once had a Zero try to strafe me on the deck after landing. The gun batteries eventually got him after several passes.
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    January 19th, 2015, 13:16
    Those textures look absolutely stunning you blokes! I'll be docking the LUN here in a day or so, at Portsmouth, after rounding up the lot of scallywags that heisted the ouzo stash from the Orlenok. I'll be looking for your ship there. Very nice work! BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    January 18th, 2015, 07:22
    Just get back to XP...some would say via running an XP virtual machine inside of the W7 OS and others like myself stick with the old straightforward "set and forget" approach of dual booting. In my experiences, virtual machines sometimes have gaps in video, audio and controller hardware support and utilization. Either way you choose, you eliminate the burdens and complications imposed by the shells of newer MS operating platforms. If you can get your hands on an XP disk and a copy of its service pack 2, you're in business. Even though MS has ended XP support, you can still find download sources around the web for most if not all the critical XP updates after SP2 was released, if you have any concerns. Yeah there's a little research and work involved, but its worth the hassle to play CFS2...
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    I am native Spanish speaker... this is one of those cases where literal translation is exactly the way it is... Your moniker "The cat that walks like a man", in correct Spanish, is just that... "El gato que camina como UN hombre"....
    El gato que camina como hombre (sic)... is totally incorrect and would never be said as such in Spanish... I never heard such a saying... but I find it cute... where did you get it from?

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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
  3. Yeah... some of the FS9'ers can be a tuff crowd to please here at SOH but give them all a bit of time to loosen up. This is really a fine place to be OleBoy, and I'm sure your Wilga repaints will inspire others to take to the virtual skies in FS9 with this snappy little plane all dressed up in your fine repaints.

    You paint em'... I'll fly em'.

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    In reference to my Wicked Wilga paint work. Thanks for the compliments. It's nice to hear someone finally say something to that affect. Least I know someone can appreciate them.

    Just what I've released so far, have had no less than 50 downloads and you're the first to say something positive. On those thoughts I've considered not releasing them at all.

    I know I'm fairly new here as a member,but this place is a tough crowd to hang with. The atmospher sure doesn't make me feel welcome. (sigh)

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