• Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 31st, 2015, 14:39
    I just did some digging into the files at Flightsim, and the latest file by Luka Midic was uploaded in 2004. The website listed in at readme now redirects - believe it or not - to a @#$^ing "Rick Roll!" There 's also an email listed, but I have my doubts as to whether it's active.
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    August 31st, 2015, 14:26
    Something like that would be available only from the original author of the model code used by the other developers, unless the drag chute code was handed out with permission to redistribute. If you can find a package that features that code, I'd contact that developer and ask if he has Luka's contact info.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    August 27th, 2015, 02:10
    Thanks for all of your input, guys. It finally did reinstall my Windows 7 and everything is working again. I think I'm going to leave it like it is for now.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    August 26th, 2015, 17:53
    Thanks guys. I managed to get to the startup menu and clicked on "Go back to the previous build." Now I'm watching the infamous windows wheel and text that says it's restarting. It's been thirty minutes now. I never got a prompt to restart in safe mode. Very weird. I don't know how long this is supposed to take, but so far it seems like an eternity... Ugh.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    August 26th, 2015, 16:44
    Guys, I would have posted this in the prior Windows 10 thread, but I am in deep desperation. I updated to Windows 10 thru the reservation/notification route. It installed fine, but it dumped my antivirus, and FSX was unmanageable. I chose the restore point it created before it updated, and after the smoke cleared I now have the screen of death. I'm staring at my computer now, and lamenting the fact I ever attempted this upgrade. I can't even get my computer to talk to me, and I am livid. I hate MS, and if I lose everything on this machine I will never deal with them again. Does anyone have any idea how I can get past this to recover my prior setup? I am so upset right now. Big promises from MS, and nothing but bs in return. Sorry for the rant. I will never update again if I can just get...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 25th, 2015, 16:35
    I was thinking I'd seen this before on an older rig, but didn't want to post until I could remember the culprit. In my case, it was actually a model that was the culprit. Try changing the texture= line in one of the cfg entries and see what happens with an unpainted plane. If you still get the same results, switch to a stock MS plane like the Beech Baron. If you're still having the same issue with the Baron, try switching panels - in my case, the culprit turned out to be a gauge running in a loop that ate up every available resource in my system.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 25th, 2015, 16:12
    Both files are working for me - 20:11 US Eastern Daylight Time.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 25th, 2015, 15:56
    You might be shocked to discover that the links still work if you have them... Edit: I tested the first four and the 9.1 link, but I'm fairly confident in the rest.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 24th, 2015, 15:42
    I edited the email to try to obfuscate it in the eyes of the troll bots...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 24th, 2015, 15:17
    Welcome aboard! First off, I've moved your post to the main FS2004 (also known as FS9) forum, since the Tips & Tweaks section is more for advice giving - although several threads have wound up there after questions were answered. A great example is the most recent addition, which is the Win 10 thread. It started here, garnered some really good info, then got moved. As for "how to," I don't know of any single publication such as "FS2004 for Dummies," but feel free to ask any question you have here. If your question is performance related, be sure to include your system specs. Most of us here on this board have been using FS9 since it came out on 29 July 2003, so we pretty much know it inside and out. And remember, "The only stupid question is the one you don't ask!"
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 22nd, 2015, 05:29
    Moving to the Tips and Tweaks section...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    August 22nd, 2015, 05:23
    My guess would have been FSUIPC, so I'm stumped...
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    August 17th, 2015, 21:37
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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