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    Today, 12:34
    This doesn't match my experience. I've had extensive conversations there about, for example, Manfred's C-47, and never had any of them pulled or moved.
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    January 28th, 2015, 21:59
    Donation #2 just sent.
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    January 26th, 2015, 21:37
    Alan_A replied to a thread C-97 in FSX General Discussion
    Nice! I haven't been in the C-117 in too long (too busy with the C-47), but those sounds could be enough to get me back in. Hope you'll consider releasing them when you're past the experimental stage. BTW, the tanker is a handsome devil in close-up...
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    January 25th, 2015, 15:21
    That's great news - 102DH is the civilian DC-3 paint I fly most often. And worn is always better than fresh! Now, once it's fitted out with an equally vintage VC, he said, predictably and inevitably... :cool:
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    January 24th, 2015, 09:23
    For those interested - this thread on Avsim includes a number of reports and some videos, all consistently showing improved use of VAS in FSX Steam Edition. Pete Dowson among others seems to have a favorable impression. Worth a look if you're exploring the differences between FSX flavors.
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    January 23rd, 2015, 21:46
    I should have been more precise - I meant to say that there have been some claims that FSX Steam Edition is smoother than FSX Gold or FSX Acceleration, maybe not dramatically but there seem to have been some small refinements, for example in VAS handling. Prepar3d has of course been more heavily reworked, which as usual is a mixed blessing - for example, the next (2.5) update will require a full reinstall since file structures are changing. Price of progress, I suppose. I would have been willing to look at the Steam Edition for the sale price but yes, having missed that, I'll probably hang loose and maybe take a look at it the next time a sale comes up.
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    January 23rd, 2015, 12:28
    Alan_A replied to a thread C-97 in FSX General Discussion
    You know, I wasn't sure about this one, only because it didn't seem to suit my flying style. The C-47 does - I'm mainly a short-hauler. But there's something about the C-97 that makes me want to hack around in it (in contrast to the A2A 377, which always seemed to want to fly very serious, mainline passenger profiles). Not to sound ungrateful or impatient - I'm neither - but add my name to the list of those waiting for the freighter variant, which ought to be a perfect hacking-around ride. No rush but I'll be a happy camper when it gets here.
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    January 23rd, 2015, 12:22
    The more I hear the more appealing it sounds. My interest in P3D was mainly to get a smoother-running FSX, but if Steam Edition offers somewhat smoother performance (as some have suggested), it might provide a "third way" that doesn't have all the license-related drama clanking along with it. Granted, P3D offers more features (lighting, shadows) but has its own issues as well. So I'm open.
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    January 23rd, 2015, 10:10
    According to discussion on Avsim, Dovetail has done some performance optimization - better use of virtual address space, for example. I hadn't been thinking about adopting is - I'm mainly on Prepar3d these days - but if performance is in fact better, I'll consider it.
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    January 23rd, 2015, 09:52
    Alan_A replied to a thread C-97 in FSX General Discussion
    What they said - wow! My credit card is ready. Oh... wait... :cool:
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    January 8th, 2015, 15:58
    WinZip problem solved - if you're curious as to the reason, check out the edit in my earlier post, just above.
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    January 8th, 2015, 10:16
    Is anyone else having trouble unzipping the file? WinZip Pro keeps hanging on me with a series of prompts that say "Skipping file: unable to create a sensible filename out of Effects for USS Halyburton FSX Only/Effects/fsx_AI_Hamaship_STERN_SPRAY_m.fx" When I click "OK" and try to continue, I get several more of these. Never had a problem like this with any of Henrik's previous files. Should I be trying a different unzip utility? FYI that I've tried downloading from both Simviation and Avsim and hit the same snag, so it doesn't seem like a corrupt download. Am open to counsel as to next steps. Thanks in advance! EDIT: It turns out that the WinZip problem is something that happens when the destination path is longer than the program can handle - a system-specific result of the...
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