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    April 13th, 2014, 21:33
    I live in Colorado, and my name is Kent! K
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:50
    I've bought a fair amount of Abacus over the years (and got a lot for free when helping test development tools for them or doing reviews for simflight) and back in the day it was adequate. But as a rule these days, anytime I see FS2004 and FSX together in the description of an aircraft I pass it up. That said though they sometimes have acceptable subjects that no other developers have shown an interest in so they may be the only choice. And they have sold a ton of retail packaged add-ons over the years. Possibly more than anyone else? :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:38
    Nice pics. It's fun to form up on another aircraft you have no control over and stay there. I came up on the right side of a default AI airliner once that had both baggage doors open. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:34
    I'll give that a shot. I do prefer the full windowed experience. I guess I must have hit the V key a lot on my old system because I would find a bunch of screenshots in the FSX root folder from time to time. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:30
    Absolutely. I've built every one of my PC's after purchasing the first back in the 80's and it was a AT clone anyway. You get to pick and choose your components at discount and in this case may be the only way to get Win7 if you absolutely must as part of the specs. If you've never done it before youtube has a ton of tutorial videos on every aspect. For folks running Win 8 who don't like the cheesy tablet user interface you can do some tweaks to clean it up but I've found using "Classic Shell" to be much more reliable. :ernaehrung004:.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 08:25
    What was the solution? Details please. I was only able to get it to work in Win8 by telling the OS to treat FSX as if it were running on an XP system. I did initially install FSX to the suggested location -- Program Files x86 -- which from reading forums since and in emails from Mark could be an issue. I was not able to get Mark's Su-27 to run and it uses the same security scheme. So location may be the cause.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 08:08
    I installed the FSX Gold version on a new Win8 machine so I didn't have to contend with service packs. Best advise there though is to just install them in numerical order as they were released and do a reboot between each one so the OS can sort things out each time. The only issue I have had with FSX on Win8, and it more a graphics issue, was that if I made a screen shot (hit the Print Screen key) and then jumped out to my graphics program to save it I could not get back into FSX. I'd have to eventually kill FSX using Task Manger. The solution at this time is to run FSX in windowed mode rather than full screen (sized it to be only a couple pixels from all edges) and now it works great. Two issues I guess. I didn't know about installing it into a non-default location and that...
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 07:55
    Fine looking airplane. :ernaehrung004: Did they model the version bulge for the with the bar down below? PSA flew that one back in the day.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 07:49
    Got it. Thanks! :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:41
    Thanks for the info. I bought it way back when but only used it with the included stuff -- chasing Mirages. Nice to hear it isn't gone and has had some continued following. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:38
    No worries, Tom. I did the same thing and got all excited when the Pacer Package announced over there. I thought it was an update of some sort. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 9th, 2014, 22:07
    Exactly. Nothing new, just a new distributor. All great models nonetheless. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 6th, 2014, 16:31
    I would love to have this aircraft. The Metro has always been a favorite and I'm pretty sure I made the first one for FS back in FS4 days. But I just can't afford it these days. I'm actually saving my money for the Mirage F1 series Razbam announced three years ago. That's $50 I could justify and would fly the heck out of. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 3rd, 2014, 13:49
    The website works and the forum is in place. Coffee pot is still warm. I wouldn't worry about it. Maybe real life is distracting them. It always seems to get in the way of our hobbies. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 3rd, 2014, 13:46
    I saw the email just now. Great detective work. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 3rd, 2014, 08:09
    Thanks for the reply (and hands-on experience remarks). Definitely not a radar screen. Until we can track an object on the surface or underwater (P3D?) it's just going to stare back at you. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 3rd, 2014, 08:00
    After Bill's emails to Phil at Virtavia we all ran a series of additional tests on the AP (both the included and substituted others) and could find no issues. Baffling but isolated. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    March 27th, 2014, 12:33
    Yes, thank you. All along I've been trying to figure out who or what character that nose reminds me of. Jimmy Durante works but I keep seeing some cartoon character also but I can't out a name on it. :ernaehrung004:
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    March 25th, 2014, 18:56
    Does anyone know if RAZBAM is planning on updating their EA-6B and A-6s to the same standard as their awesome A-7 series? I bought the existing A-6 and EA-6 packs from them, liked the airplanes, but didn't like not being able to select loadouts. Plus the VC quality of the A-7 can hardly be beat. It seems like at one time Ron was planning on updating the A-4s and the A-6s. Does anyone know if that is still the case? Kent
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    March 23rd, 2014, 07:09
    It's none of the above. But one of you got very close (at least to the basic subject type). :ernaehrung004:
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    Hi Kent, Didn't you have a MCAS El Toro in the works back in Nov 2008? Any status? Regards, Bill
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