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  1. Thanks for that info' robespierre. I'll avoid it.
  2. Please don't talk about rashes and itches Rodger unless you have a cure. If so, I would like to know it instead of having to smother myself in various creams that may or may not do the job on any one day or night.
  3. I think I left them under bed. Rodger. No point in my replying to your comment Oldendirt. It would just be scrubbed by Nick. But I agree.
  4. I have just flown from Frankfurt to Southampton. What a flight. What scenery! Full of interest and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you Orbx. Now I'm going back to America for a little while to fly between, some of towns mentioned on the Westerns I've become addicted to.
  5. Thanks for that info' Nick. I'm going to give France especially and Spain a miss from now on. Well, until we get some decent Orbx Scenery for them. I don't learn, I've been flying there for the last couple of days and everything has ended in failure. I've noticed before that the French traffic controllers just don't know where you are and even misplace their own airports. Also they bring you down to 1000' over hills that are 3000'. Idiots! Well that got that off my chest. I'm now going to read my latest Western on my Kindle which is what I should have been doing this afternoon rather than wasting my time flying over non Orbx scenery.
  6. After all this time of flying, I never thought I would have to give up on a flight but I've had to today. I thought I would do the short flight from LEBB Bilbao to LEAS Asturias. Because it was short I decided to fly VFR - my first mistake. Half way I had to transfer to IFR and descend to 8000'. Don't know why. I think its possibly a Spanish Military controlled zone. Anyway, that was alright I got on to IFR and obeyed the instructions, got on to 'approach' but couldn't see the airport. let alone the runway. Despite 'Go-arounds' I couldn't find it. The IFR became useless and in the end I crashed the bloody thing into the sea. I got the door open and this next bit is imagination; we got out and swam to the beach. And, wet through, we got picked up in a small boat and never did see Asturias. It took us to Santander. When I look at my atlas Bilbao is there but there's no such place as Asturias. Has Orbx dreamed this one up I wonder? Oh, and my wife and I have visited Bilbao. Lovely place and home to the famous Guggenheim musem. The building alone is a work of art and worth seeing. It's a fabulous piece of achitecture.
  7. Well, I'm already 86 and feel like...well.....old!
  8. Yep, Orbx is special and I have practically everything it has to offer but I do wish that they'd get on with America. I know its vast and a challenge but my photoscenery and landscapes appear flat and lack contrast compared to Orbx offerings.
  9. Ah well. Its back to the UK2000 Bristol Extreme for me then. I don't want to have to cross the Channel every time I'm flying from home.
  10. This is the major airport for the West Country in England. Are there any moves affoot to develop it soon please?
  11. I've got two additional hard drives actually installed in my computer. Gives me plenty of space. I've recently migrated some of the Orbx scenery to them to give my C drive a bit of a rest. Works well.
  12. Yes. I'm not saying it's not compatible Jack. It works. It's just horrible to fly! I'm pretty sure there are others about other than Carenado. I'll have a look around. John
  13. Hi Jack First of all I would like to thank you for giving me guidance on migrating stuff to a disc other than the 'C'. Orbx have made it much easier now. Once you have the program, they have a section in Central that sllows for just that. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk I've got is made by Carenado. Caleb, all my FSX stuff is long gone mate.
  14. Briliant. Keep 'em coming guys. They give both my wife and me a lot of laughs.
  15. It doesn't matter what I do I can't get my bloody Cessna 172 to fly in P3D4 the way it did in FS9 & X. Truth is, I'm not even sure I've got the same one anymore now I've got P3Dv4.
  16. I had all this, and it was good, but have since got rid of all my photo scenery and landscapes and converted everything one type or another to Orbx.
  17. Yes. I heard of someone else going to xplane. What's the advantage of it over P3D? JohnY
  18. My wife at 85 is working harder and walking faster than either of us ever did! She tires me out just watching her.
  19. Still haven't been able to do it. I can't find a way to direct Orbx downloads or, indeed, my current Orbx products to my 'D' or 'E' discs. What I would dearly love to do is get all my Orbx stuff on to those discs rather than the 'C'. John
  20. Does anyone know if any work is being done to provide these areas please?
  21. Ok. Thanks fellers. Jack. I haven't split my discs. I have 3 entirely separate individual discs. Thanks Nick. I had a feeling that was the case but couldn't damn well find a way in Central to do it. I'll have another look. John
  22. I had my computer built for me way back when. Because in those days(before Orbx) I intended it for use as a general workhorse with photography mainly on mind. I therefore got a decent 1TB 'C' disc but large capacity 3TB 'D' & 'E' discs. This was fine and accomodated all my photography work and later FS9 and a gradually expanding world of flight simulation photo scenery. It all worked well until Orbx came on the scene when I discovered it would only work from my 'C' disc. That disc is now decidedly getting overworked and I would really like to get all the Orbx scenery, if not the operating part, on to my 'D' and 'E' discs but I can't damn well work out a way of doing it! Any ideas anybody please?
  23. I'm quite happy with my simulator but would be happier to see scenery being finished. The USA is a good example, so is Europe. I realise they are huge projects but with those two complete, think of the benefits for us Europeans who will never actually see America and similarly vice versa. For example, it wasn't until I recently flew from Chicago to the west coast (all in photographic scenery because Orbx hasn't expanded that far yet) that I realised the sheer amount of what I was expecting to see as prarie has been turned into cultivated farmland. No wonder that the US can not only be self supporting in food but also export loads of it for people to eat elsewhere. Incidentally, I would have expected to see more American scenery available. What's holding it up?
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