• Tom Clayton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:39
    As I understand it, the more addons you have, the longer it takes. After a box restart, mine takes about 30 seconds, then after that it's more like 10-15. including the box-stock planes, I only(?) have 101 aircraft folders. I remember when I once had to reinstall FS9 on my old XP rig that the stock install actually started up pretty quick, but then when I dumped in my entire hangar from multiple CD's, it took a couple of minutes. But again, it took much less time to start up after the first time. My guess is there's something cached somewhere that speeds things up, but I'm not sure where that is.
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    April 21st, 2014, 16:47
    Under Settings > General, there's a choice of whether to use System Time or Flight Time. Choosing Flight Time will set the clock to whatever time is set in the default flight (possibly with time zone offset - I've never tried it) when you set up a new flight40. Using System Time sets the clock to the current time on your PC, with time zone offset based on the location of your default flight. For example, let's say my default flight starts at Boston Logan in Eastern Time. I live in North Carolina, which is the same time zone. I set up a flight starting in London, which is five hour ahead. If the clock on my wall says it's 5 PM, then my flight will start at 10 PM. On the other hand, if my default flight is the original Seattle flight and I start a flight here in Greensboro, the flight...
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    April 18th, 2014, 06:53
    Mine is installed on the C drive, but in a folder outside the protected program folders. As has been said in numerous other threads, the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders have extra protections built into them starting with Vista. Installing any program that requires frequent tweaking outside of those allows changes to be made without any security hassles.
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    April 17th, 2014, 18:46
    I just reinstalled FS2002 Pro and there's nothing in the App Data folder - even after running it once. The FS2002.cfg is in the sim's root folder. It's been over a decade since I used it on a regular basis, but if I remember right, everything is contained within the root folder. Still, when you uninstall, any add-ons are left behind and need to be deleted manually.
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    April 16th, 2014, 17:52
    You may also get some good details from the Event Viewer: Click the Start button and type in Event Viewer, then click that in the list (it will likely be the only choice). In the left pane, expand Windows Logs, then select Application. In the top-center pane, scroll to the time of the last error and you should find it in the list. Double-click the list entry to open it in a new window. Click the Copy button in the lower left and paste that here. The deep kernel guru's may be able to shed some light on what's happening.
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    April 16th, 2014, 15:31
    See if you can post a screenshot of the error message.
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    April 16th, 2014, 15:14
    Before today, the last post was dated November 2012. Those attachments are long gone.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 06:07
    Thanks again, Colin. I think I've downloaded and installed all the paints there for the ND Huey. I lurk there quite a bit.
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 05:43
    Thanks for that link, Colin. I did not know that page existed. I found some good ones.
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    April 15th, 2014, 05:37
    Mine is also my "nom de guerre," so to speak, from my twenty plus years on the road as a long haul trucker. These names, are bestowed on the new guys by the senior drivers after they observe the FNG for a while. Being given your "handle" is a right of passage for a trucker, as it means you have been accepted into their brotherhood. Mine was chosen for me by the most senior driver in the company. He had been driving trucks for almost forty years when I started. He told me, "We are going to call you Quicksand, because you're falling in love with these trucks, and you're sinking fast." Sadly, my friend passed away several years ago. I remember him every time I log in here...
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  • Quicksand's Avatar
    April 15th, 2014, 05:14
    Hello everyone. I'm trying in vain to locate some US Army repaints for the Aerosoft UH-1. I've found many great repaints for the ND Huey, but so far only a handful of paints, none of which is US Army, for the Aerosoft bird. I've searched all the usual hangouts and so far come up empty. Is anyone painting this one?
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 17:27
    From what little I know about effect coding, I don't think what you want is possible without looking rather cartoonish. Everything I've ever seen as far as objects towed behind aircraft dealt with the somewhat similar concept of refueling drogue lines, and were done as part of the model (usually animated by the tailhook command).
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