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    Hi guys, FreeMeshX (my baby) was featured in an interview by the nice fellas at flightsim.com http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?17202-FreeMeshX-Interview-with-Daniel-Moser/view/1 Even threw in a plug for the Sky Lounge near the end.
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    http://www.lekseecon.nl/PSXseeconTraffic.html You can now have live air traffic directly in your sim!
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    I read about this story on facebook and couldn't find it to post on here, so I did some research about the shutdown of this shady dev group. The link is here: https://pcflight.net/cst-a380-cancelled-dev-group-disbanded/ Here is the statement released by James Douglas: “I personally want to apologise for what we did over at CST…. It was wrong and out of order. We have shut the page down but it says it will take 14 to go, Our team of 8 has disbanded and left, However, I think it was my personal fault and I personally am going to take this one for everyone…. I always had something in the back of my mind saying it wasn’t going to work, I don’t know why we tried to get it too…. No on else knew apart from one person that it was the PA model, so don’t place any blame on the EX members of our team, It is a big, big learning curve this one and I’m sure you will be happy to know I won’t be making anything for P3D or FSX ever again… I know it will be difficult but in the long run, I hope you guys as a community can forgive me for what I have done…” SOURCE: PCflight.net
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    Great flyby video by MUC_Spotter -- found it on AVSIM
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    Good interview and explanation. I feel like I actually understand what you were talking about. Nice to get recognized for your hardwork. Thanks.
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    Great points @Noodle! The processor wars of the 90's are pretty much over now. The Hardware revolutions are also nearing a close. I feel like both companies are operating off of the old ways when there was a significant difference between chips every year. Chip performance has basically stagnated the past 4 years compared to the 90's when performance was up 50% or more every year. Then it was impossible for software to keep up and your hardware was perpetually underutilized. We have basically been between 3-4 ghz clock speeds for about 7 or 8 years now and they're still trying to convince us that Kaby Lake vs Haswell vs Sandy Bridge is holding back your fps and gaming performance. As you pointed out @Noodle the software can't even effectively use what we have now. There is no reason for Intel to drop a whole family of i7 processors every year. All it does is guarantee the hardware's potential will never be fully realized. I'm with you there's no need to upgrade. I'm running a 7 year old $1200 (when I built it) i7 980 rig that I can overclock to 4.2Ghz from 3.3 if I need to, on an X58 board and a GTX 970. I can play Battlefield 1, Witcher 3, For Honor and every other AAA title out there at 1080P 60fps, while streaming (cause 6 cores ). Explain to me why I need to upgrade and furthermore why there are 1,2,3,4....5 FRIGGIN' GENERATIONS OF I7's AFTER MINE?(not chips, geneerrrrraaaatiiiioonnss of chips, I gave up counting chips) How is the average non-technical gamer/consumer supposed to navigate all of that? It's literally a full time job keeping up with this stuff for insiders and enthusiasts. It's more about business these days than it is about the technology and the science . We get new processors because we need a new product to sell and not because the technological advancements compel us to move forward.
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    Its very true...if anyone here who reads what I have said AND have been involved watching the trends since the 90's this is just another AMD move to shift the market in their favor. The things they are doing SHOULD have been in place ages ago. If they would have been doing these things all along the war between the two would be neck and neck. I'm not sure what the pie charts would show but I would put my guess that Intel has 70 to 78% of the pie. They are looking to be a smaller cost which is nice but...not good enough
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    Developed by Just Flight's in-house development team, this highly accurate and immaculately detailed Arrow III package comes in eleven paint schemes with 4096 x 4096 textures and with a truly 3D virtual cockpit featuring fully functional custom-coded avionics, fuel and electrical systems. Other features include a comprehensive and fully functional IFR-capable avionics fit, failures for realistic flight operations, an authentic sound set developed by Turbine Sound Studios, interactive checklists, flight computer panel and much more!SOURCE
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    R7 1700 vs i7 7700K? 4-core vs an 8-core. "Look how much smoother it is gaming and streaming.", Well, DUUUUUUHHHHHH. Turns out 8-cores are better for multitasking than 4. Also, two hands are better than one, water is wet and trucks can carry more than cars. We tested it. Irrelevant. The second test makes no sense either. 6-core i7 6800K vs another 8-core offering. Again, makes no sense when there is an i7 5960X available even though it's 3 years old. Even if the AMD R7 1700X doesn't beat it out it's still LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE! Anywhere close to that performance is still a major win and is more relevant. The last comparison was great and they should have done that for the previous two iterations. The way they did the first two seems kind of disingenuous and doesn't make a sound argument for or against their chip. People who are shopping for 8-core processors are doing it for a reason and they should have made more consumer and technically similar comparisons for the first two chips instead of grabbing after the kaby lake brand recognition. I still like the chips but, to the average pc consumer you are just misleading them with the first two comparisons. Just be honest about the chips performance.
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    lol. Obamagas, Obamacare, now Obamaware...0x887A007 - DXGI ERROR DEVICE RESET. Thanks.
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    Fly a Simulator Simulated flight can be more productive and less expensive. By Pia Bergqvist February 10, 2015 SAFE Proficiency Program Some instructors say that flying can't be taught in the cockpit. And while we have to fly a certain number of hours in an actual aircraft in order to earn the various levels of pilot certificates, there is some validity to this argument. In the cockpit, there are many distractions from the teaching process: traffic, ATC calls, weather, turbulence and simply flying the airplane. All that goes away in the simulator, making it an excellent tool for primary and recurrent training. READ MORE: http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/tip-week/fly-simulator?cmpid=enews022217&spPodID=030&spMailingID=27987408&spUserID=NDc4NjI3MDM2MgS2&spJobID=984341551&spReportId=OTg0MzQxNTUxS0
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    G'day all, After a little more development time than originally planned, I am very excited to show off the second set of previews of Innsbruck Airport, focusing on the completed airport area. Every effort has been made to push the detail and quality envelope with, whilst still maintaining strong performance and VAS usage. A great deal of help has been provided by my friends Fabian K, Maximilian and Fabian S, who have shown endless patience with my hundreds of requests and questions. I won't spend too much time just yet discussing the ins-and-outs of the airfield; this will come later. In the meantime, please find a shortened feature list for the airport. For first-time viewers, I would also strongly recommend visiting the original first previews for complete product feature list; this scenery is far larger than just the airport. SCENERY FEATURES: - Ultra high-definition rendition of Innsbruck airport - Extremely detailed ground polygon optimised for FSX and P3D - Over 30 static aircraft unique to LOWI - no type/skin seen in any other airport project to date!* - Entirely new custom GSE for Innsbruck - highly detailed refuelling trucks, fire appliances, buses, carts, cars and more. - Highly accurate baked ambient occlusion and new lighting techniques - Complex lighting options to match real-life (including the famous extended "Rabbit") - Highly accurate APX designed by our resident guru, Graham Eccleston - Advanced rendering, modelling and optimization techniques for best balance between performance and detail. * Aside from the B757 - this was also included with our recent Dubrovnik scenery. All shots a mix of FSX-A and P3D. As always, be sure to click on each pic to see in full resolution Enjoy! FSX-A DX10 (with an ancient HDR mod) P3D v3.4 (with PTA 2.0) SOURCE
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    An aviation classic. On my wishlist.
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    John Venema Orbx CEO Administrators Hi all, There's been a bunch of speculation about our pricing policy for the next version of P3D, likely based on my previous posts back in December. Let me clarify: we will NOT be charging anything for our products for the next version of P3D. They will be 100% free to use on the new platform. Better still, through the magic of FTXCv3 you won't even need to re-download them. Please do NOT ask me or any member of the Orbx team about any tech details about any new P3D releases from LM, or why we can make this zero-cost promise. We are under NDA and we will not be pressed into talking about it for obvious reasons. If and when LM give us permission to discuss things publicly then we'll do so. I just wanted to reassure those with a sizeable investment in Orbx products for P3D that you won't be asked a penny more to upgrade. 39 SOURCE: http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/130828-no-upgrade-fee-for-orbx-products-for-next-version-of-p3d/
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    If that is the case where you don't need to redownload them, then something tells the default scenery SDK hasn't changed much which is good news for me.
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    In this video we discuss the three weather modes in X-Plane 11 and how to get the most from the Weather Settings screen.SOURCE
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    Billund Airport EKBI, BLL is located in central Jutland and is Denmark’s second largest airport after Copenhagen Airport EKCH. Billund Airport handles an average of more than two million passengers a year and the airport serves as one of Denmark’s busiest air cargo centres as well as a charter airline destination. This highly detailed scenery of Billund Airport features a large area of photo real ground scenery (60 cm./pixel), detailed models of airport buildings, animated airport vehicles and SODE animated jetways. For Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Lockheed Martin Prepar3Dv3. http://www.vidandesign.com/
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    If this is real and it will be x64 well this will probably get me to get back into P3D... RUMOUR: Prepar3d v4 Coming Soon – In Beta, New Lighting Engine, 64-Bit, Releasing Soon By Calum Martin / Feb 16, 2017 / News, Prepar3d Update: I have changed the title to be a fairer reflection. Whilst I fully believe in the information and the source, I appreciate the confusion. Apologies to anyone who felt as though this was clickbait. I assure you, I did research before presenting this information to the community. MORE: https://fselite.net/news/prepar3d-v4-coming-soon-beta-new-lighting-engine-64-bit-releasing-soon/
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    I just discovered this little tool that brings photo-real imagery to your simulator: http://hush-software.com/ Another soon-to-be dead ortho developer?
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    Hi guys, Follow my nerdology here. PC Aviator currently has a 25% discount on ActiveSky 16 (all versions). The sale ends February 20, 2017 therefore this Tuesday is the only opportunity for the deepest discount. FSX Version: http://www.pcaviator.com/store/product.php?productid=20950&cat=928&page=1 P3D Version: http://www.pcaviator.com/store/product.php?productid=20952&cat=928&page=1 On Tuesdays PC Aviator places everything on sale at 10% off (they call it 10 off Tuesdays). Also, I have received a discount code by email for $5 off any product. The code is CB217 and expires on February 28, 2017 (you must be logged into your PC Aviator account in order to apply the code). So let's see how the prices come out this Tuesday adding all the discounts: FSX AS16: Regular price $49.99 - 25% sale = $34.99 - 10% (Tuesday discount) = $31.50 - $5 discount coupon = $26.50! That's a savings of $23.49 off the regular price! Now for the P3D version: P3D AS16: Regular price $59.99 - 25% sale = $41.99 - 10% (Tuesday discount) = $37.80 - $5 discount coupon = $32.80! A savings of $27.19 off the regular price! Enjoy
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    A general overview of flight simulation in 2017 can be found at this article. It is an update on the latest advancements from the different platforms. https://www.helisimmer.com/editorial/2017-start-new-flight-simulation-golden-age/
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    Little bit of editing with this one, all the better because of it!
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    If anybody is interested in the Megascenery Earth satellite scenery products from PC Aviator (www.pcaviator.com) here is a discount code you can use when signed in and at checkout for 30% off your purchase price. The code is re-usable and is valid until March 1, 2017. The code is MSETRV30217 Enjoy!
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    some shots from streams.
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    Ahh, 1st post didn't notice that, apologies.
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    After the announcement in last weeks On Approach about the CST A380 I stumbled across this, https://pcflight.net/cst-a380-cancelled-dev-group-disbanded/ Cheers. Mark.
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    Always a #SnakeOil salesman out there. Beware!
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    As always, FSElite are doing an in depth review of what could be the controversy of the year! https://fselite.net/editorials/cloud-surf-team-update-piracy-fraudulent-development-practices/
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    If anyone reads this and is surprised your very blind. I personally dont feel PMDG will do much of squat and I happen to like what they do but i'm no "fanboy." Its been a year now since they put out the DC-6 and nothing more has been said, zip nodda nothing. At the very least they could indicate a plane type they have on the road map but they are simply looking at the money to be made and the fact of the matter is XPX will not generate the money they are so accustomed to. They can put out their canned bs statements all they want but face facts and be a man then need to be. Stop trying to pull the wool in front of the eyes of sim pilots and just say flat out whether your going to put up or just shut the F up PMDG!
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    Flying over Norway..
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    Update to Nantucket Island v1.01 Added designated Cape Air and seasonal airline parking Added ILS to rwy 24 and 06 per airnav.com data Fixed texture draw issues with tower glass, fence by terminal Fixed flickering in native P3D ground poly & enhanced spec, bump maps Rain effects added to native P3D poly Hardened apron surface in front of terminal Removed a few bushes from water near NW point of island Added runway 12 number marking Information on Viva and AutogenConfigurationMerger added to manual Available from your vendor
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    That is a matter of preference Dirtysouth009. Some say that EZDOK V2 is better and some say Chase plane is better. It all depends on wait you intend to do with the features as both have very different apporches on how you view your plane in sim.
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    I utilize my drone for a lot of cool footage in my videos and I am excited to give away a Free Drone to one of my viewers thanks to the Banyan Pilot Shop! http://www.banyanpilotshop.net Proudly sponsored by: https://www.foreflight.com/ http://www.bose.com/a20 http://www.banyanpilotshop.net A BIG thank you to all my Patrons. If you want to be part of the team and want to help support my videos Patreon is a great way! I thank you for any support.https://www.patreon.com/steveo1kinevo Also follow me on: FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/steveo1kinevo/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/steveokineevo/ Snapchat steveo1kinevo Twitter Land https://twitter.com/steveo1kinevo Music By: https://soundcloud.com/ehrling/ehrling-road-tripSOURCE
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    So they offer a button to kill all the unnecessary processes they forced on us in the first place? As well as the 15 or 20 bloatware background apps they stashed under privacy settings (cause task manager isn't a thing) on the Anniversary update so my games can run a little better? They also are apparently setting an affinity mask for background processes to allow games dedicated cores. They're allowing us to temporarily remove performance restricting BS that they forced on us in the first place and calling it a feature now. I don't remember Windows 10 AE being an optional thing. I also haven't forgot about the whole windows 10 "click x to dismiss" BS either. How about the forced background download of Windows 10? Anybody tried to disable Cortana lately? Plus it works through the Xbox app so, now I have to go downlo.......oh wait, you already installed it for me. I like how he takes a little shot at Win32. UWP is sooooooooo universal /s. Unless, you're one of the millions of people they spent the last 4 years selling on Windows RT and RTM windows phones. You're not invited, nor will we support you anymore, nor will we unlock your hardware so that you can use it as you see fit. Obviously, I'm not very happy with MS of late and I'm further frustrated because my sim has been shit ever since the AE "upgrade". I still need windows 10 so, I guess I just have to build yet another CPU. The whole point of having a CPU is for versatility. Either way, they get more of my money. I don't like this new trend of software bricking perfectly capable hardware to force new technology on us that is only marginally better than what we already have. I don't need some script to make windows game friendly, just stay out of the way in the first place. /rant.
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    It's a great model. Some CTD-causing bugs may have been fixed in the recent updates, hopefully!
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    Departing from Tromsø, Norway..
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