• Quicksand's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03
    I think that is an outstanding idea. Not only would it serve as a memorial to them, from the old timers who interacted with, and learned from them, it would also allow new members to understand the magnitude of devotion not only that these folks had to improve our virtual world, but also that those contributions, and the wonderful people who made them possible, will never be forgotten, no matter the nature of their accomplishments within the community. Our ranks are thinning at an alarming rate. We must honor, preserve, and remember.
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    Yesterday, 07:54
    Another of the "originals" has left us. Very sad to read this. Let us honor him by never letting the wonderful gifts he shared with our community to be forgotten. It's because of him, and others who share their passion for flight Sim with the rest of us, that we have such a magnificent virtual world in which to fly, and experience it in such an "in your face, this is the way it really happened" manner. Blue skies and fair winds to you Talon. You are not forgotten.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    March 23rd, 2015, 16:48
    As for the order of your addons, it really doesn't matter when you put them in as far I know. What matters is the order in your scenery library. The more localized a scenery is, the higher you want it on the ladder. FS loads from the bottom up. For instance, if you have a mesh for the entire Western US and then a mesh for the Grand Canyon, put the GC mesh higher. If the Sim loads the GC mesh first, and then the wide area mesh, the wide area mesh will hide your GC mesh, effectively making it useless. So what you want is all the default stuff at the bottom, then mesh, then landclass, then cities (New York skyline, etc.), then airports. A real application of this would be for Hawaii - mesh lowest, Pearl Harbor next, then PHNL. You can install them in any order you want, just use the up/down...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    March 23rd, 2015, 16:37
    You pretty much have the install order down already: FS9, FS9.1, everything else. As far as directories, I'm guessing you're using something newer than XP, so you'll want to avoid the default install location. Set up a new folder on your C: root like "Added Programs" or "Games" or "Sim Files" or whatever. For example, my FS9 install location is C:\Added Programs\Flight Simulator 9. The reason for this is to prevent Windows from applying its normal security, which can cause issues such as control assignments reverting to default when the Sim is closed. Yes, you can edit that security for the folder, but it's a true PITA - it's just so much easier to avoid the issue and put it somewhere else. By the way, I also have my Avery DesignPro label software, GIMP, Notepad++, and a few others in...
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    March 21st, 2015, 10:44
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    March 16th, 2015, 14:36
    Even in full-screen, hitting the Alt key will bring up the top menu options, but it will also pause the Sim.
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    March 13th, 2015, 23:26
    luckydog started a thread Warning on REX in Prepar3D
    On download I'm getting corrupted files........with everything (fire-walls, etc) turned off........ discs arrived today and they are both Disc #1,..... no #2 ......WTF ??? Filed complaints, but no response or (from Rex or Pilotshop)........ LD
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    March 7th, 2015, 22:31
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • b24_witchcraft's Avatar
    March 7th, 2015, 05:22
    Great repaints so far! :applause::applause::applause: I have two L-39 requests for the talented painters here. NX54XX http://www.air-and-space.com/20060825%20Santa%20Maria/_BEL1506%20L39C%20NX54XX%20left%20side%20landing%20l.jpg http://546.airliners.net/photo/Aero-L-39C-Albatros/0920611/L/ http://546.airliners.net/photo/Aero-L-39C-Albatros/0919918/L/ N39JT - USAF Thunderbirds http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aero-L-39C-Albatros/0747892/L/&sid=d6d5c13d0274befb32e00c8ed4630477
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    March 6th, 2015, 19:48
    luckydog replied to a thread Atmosphere mod for P3D? in Prepar3D
    Went to the support site and ran into more bullch*t......."need to give order number and where you bought it"........ I thought that when you install the product and enter a 25 figure registration code that would be enough ......... ???? followed orders, but..........
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    March 6th, 2015, 11:33
    luckydog replied to a thread Atmosphere mod for P3D? in Prepar3D
    If I click on a REX file all I get is a Winzip ad......... if I click on the installer file I get: "not compatible with your version of windows" (which is 7).... LD
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  • luckydog's Avatar
    March 6th, 2015, 09:32
    luckydog replied to a thread Atmosphere mod for P3D? in Prepar3D
    Just downloaded the suggested REX product but can't get it to open because of a "Windows" problem :dizzy: ??!! Anyone else run into this ?? LD
    12 replies | 505 view(s)
  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    March 5th, 2015, 17:58
    Try opening the file in Imagetool. If there's anything odd in the formatting, it'll show there.
    20 replies | 770 view(s)
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