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  1. Because, Venturi, I'm going back home. I'm going back to familiar ground. I'm returning to something I can trust. Something I know. FS2004 and California Classics scenery, aircraft, and programs are my old neighborhood which I am thoroughly familiar with. The programs are turnkey. No tweaking or troubleshooting required. Steam would be brand new to me and I'm not ready to invest my time and effort into unknowns anymore. At my age I want to relax; not get frustrated. Noel
  2. 1 - Make it The Glenlivit and you're on Doug. 2 - No, Death Valley is one of my ten most favorite places on earth and I love to explore it. And I've uninstalled and re-installed too many times to make a career of it. And I'm not good at troubleshooting computer problems. Since nobody else has a forest in Death Valley it has to something wrong with my system that I'm not smart enough to figure out. 3 - But Ken, once we're out of this tunnel there's going to be another one. This is like riding the California Zephyr up the Front Range and through the continental divid
  3. After 4 days of uninstalling Orbx and reinstalling it again to get rid of the forest in Death Valley it came back after installing Global this afternoon. I'm done. I'm going back to FS2004 and California Classics 1960s propliners and scenery. I seem to be the only one with this problem and I am way out of my league here. No, FS2004 is not as beautiful and glamorous as P3D/Orbx but it is a lot less demanding. Such a high maintenance mistress is out of my class. I'm dumping Bambi Glamorpuss for Dora Kowalski in the mail room. She doesn't get a headache every time I want to tak
  4. Thanks for the rapid response Nick. Noel
  5. As I understand it FTX Global is simply a texture replacement for either FSX or P3D. If that understanding is correct then in my latest reinstallation where I only deleted Orbx sceneries but left P3D intact then those Global textures should still be sitting there in P3D. But whenever I open FTX Central 2 it urges me to buy Global as if it is not already installed. Do I have to reinstall Global again? Noel
  6. I think I'll start using stylus Sue. That looks like the best option. And grand daughter is precious. We have Old English, Middle English, Shakespearian English, Modern English, and Textimg English....adn nevr teh twians sahll mete. Noel
  7. By the third or fourth call of the day it's hard to be nice Rodger. They are invading our privacy. They are interrupting whatever we happen to be doing; reading a book, eating breakfast, flying your simulator, cleaning up the kitchen, watching television, whatever. I don't have to be nice to them to feel self-righteous and superior. Noel
  8. Although I don't see the point of texting when you can easily talk to people and leave voice messages I do admire the way so many people seem to do it so easily. My B&N Nook has a keyboard on it I have to use when I want to order a new book. And I have a terrible time with it. I have never been able to enter a book title or an author's name in one try. I am always hitting an adjacent key or two keys at once. So I have to constantly backtrack to make corrections. This morning wanted ordered a new book and it's really frustrating for me. How do you do it with bi
  9. I don't have a landline jsapair, I only have a cell phone. That Sentry won't do me any good. I don't know many people who have landlines anymore. Noel
  10. Another good telecaller response I heard about last night. "Have you bee saved brother (or sister as the case may be)? Let us kneel and pray together for the salvation of your eternal soul." Noel
  11. Looks like that only works with land lines jsapair. Noel
  12. As I mentioned before I did not reinstall Tongass Fjords when I reinstalled Orbx. Everything non-Orbx was still there. I only reinstalled Orbx files. I don't know what's supposed to be there and what's not. I am assuming that when I originally installed Tongass everything was there. This is the way Wrangell and Sitka have always looked for me and I am satisfied with that. Sitka Wrangell Noel
  13. So far so good. I have SCA, NCA, PNW, PFJ, Tongass Fjords, SAK, NRM and CRM installed. I also have installed all the airports for CRM, NCA, SCA, and PFJ installed except for KWYS-West Yellowstone, KBZN-Bozeman and KBLU-Blue Canyon which haven't got quad installers released yet. After each installation I check Death Valley and it still looks OK. Tomorrow I will install the airports for NRM, SAK, and PNW. Noel
  14. Ya know Spud, I may have used the migration tool when installing Tongass Fjords. I did have it installed then. This time around I had to do nothing because it was already there. After reinstalling SAC and PFJ I did go to Sitka to se if it Tongass was still working and it was as it should be. Noel
  15. I didn't have to re-install it Dale. I only deleted Orbx files so it was still on my system. Originally just install it normally. Directed it to install in the P3Dv3 (or FSX) folder and run the setup. Mine is in D:/Lockheed/P3d/FSAddon It may or may not put the two files in the scenery library. If it does not you will have to add them manually. Noel
  16. E-Mails from people I don't know automatically get trashed without opening. And then there's snail-mail advertising. My mail box is at the curb in front of my house. I once asked the postman if I put a garbage can next to the mail box if he would just toss my junk mail into it and save me the trouble. He said he can't legally do that. I would say 30-40% of our trash is unopened junk mail. Noel
  17. I get anywhere from 4 to almost a dozen telemarketer calls a day. I am on the 'no call' list but that's useless with the robodialers these weasels use. They want to help me pay off my student loans (what student loans?). They want me to refinance my home. They want me to borrow money from them to pay off credit card debt of which I have very little. Some want me to take a survey for something or other. Or sell me aftermarket automobile warrantees. Others have brides for me from Russia or the Philippines or Bumfuk Egypt, although those are quite rare. I am now leaving my pho
  18. With no solution to Death Valley National Forest I deleted all my Orbx scenery. I reinstalled the North American Regions and the Library and everything looks normal now, even Death Valley. Tomorrow I will begin installing the regions' airports. I am not going to install anything anymore that doesn't haven't a P3Dv3 installer. I deleted my Migration Tool. I won't be using it anymore. No more third party sceneries except for RTMM and Tongass Fjords. Those have always worked for me and Tongass Fjords is a must have to link PFJ and SAC. Otherwise if it's no
  19. HO is one of the standard model railroad scales Bermuda. HO is 1.87th scale or about 3.5mm to the foot. Noel
  20. When the train I was riding on from Sacramento to Los Angeles in April stopped at the Oakland station they coupled a private car onto the back end. I'd love to have a private car to hook onto the back of Amtrak trains and have an HO Layout somewhere in it. Maybe in the dome section. I would like that better than owning a yacht or an airplane. Noel
  21. Thanks Triplane. I uninstalled and reinstalled NCA and SCA. Death Valley looks as it should now. I think, for a while anyway, I am going to limit myself to the North American FTX areas, I will wait on Global and Land Class until the full NA LandClass is released. But I have another problem now that I have installed NCA and SCA. FTX Central 2 popped up after installing SCA and NCA, but the FTX Central 2 Icon is missing from the desktop. Noel
  22. I don't want to uninstall P3D, just my Orbx installation so I can start over and get rid of the forest in Death Valley. Uninstalling SCA via FTX Central 2 and reinstalling it didn't work. Now I want to get rid of it all. Will just deleting it from the P3D folder work? Noel
  23. I did paste the normal You Tube link Bermuda. I don't know why it changed to the video itself anymore than I know why Death Valley on my P3D installation is a forest. Noel
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