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  1. That was a response to a question in this thread a little over a month ago on Orbx's official take on MSFS2020. Today, as a variety of youtube flightsim channels are both showing tons of in-game footage and telling us everything they've been told by MS, we hear that Orbx has a very deep investment in the vanilla version of the new sim, and that there is also a list of airports that will be released as DLC--so, with all due respect, "to early to tell" was pretty disingenuous. There very clearly is "something to announce" (June 30), and it would be nice to hear a little more from Orbx now that t
  2. I continue to have the same problem after updating to the 4.11 version. Frankly, I'd appreciate Orbx explaining what background process it's added to Central that apparently now has Avast's attention and which now spits out the attached message (a message that has never appeared before). What are you monitoring and exactly at what moments is this taking place? Or is Central's monitoring now continuous when it's open? Perhaps it's Orbx who needs to restore to Central to its last known working configuration. The activity on these forums would suggest that was about two weeks ago.
  3. I have had that same com error thing show up in second half of this past week (and it has NEVER appeared before) and so did both the turning off avast and reinstalling, and low and behold, the error showed up again last night. This support forum has shown several posts on this issue in the last week, seeming to coincide with latest update to Central (latest had been something like xx.17, but my reinstall last night off a link posted in one of the threads in this forum rolled it back to something identifying itself as xx.10, and this burped out the error again). This shouldn't be a
  4. With MSFS very much back in the game, like many others here, I've started to be very picky about what ORBX I continue to buy. I've stopped buying scenery for XP11 because the haunting aridity of the XP VFR experience is not, in the end, compensated for by the glories of the increasingly resource-hungry TE stuff. I've gone back to the fun of FSX to while away my simming time till next year, and I had been hoping OLC Africa would come out. A last hurrah, so to speak, after more than a decade of flying the ORBX world.
  5. Any word on XP Global? The road map that heads this thread indicates a 2019 release. Is that still on? The appearance of MSFS2020 means my XP 11 installation now has a "best before" date that is determining how much more I invest in addon's for it. But I would buy XP Global if it helps me pass the time till the new platform arrives.
  6. This is a welcome piece of news. I guess when I started a thread in early July in the XP forum asking about optimization of TE Washington, I was voicing a justifiable "what the hey?" in respect to TE Washington performance issues that others were clearly experiencing and which really needed to be meaningfully addressed. It is really important for those in the software industry to understand that many of us don't have expense accounts that would allow us to write off the every-two-year major hardware upgrades that would require us to keep fully enjoying continually upgraded software
  7. Finally was able to give this plugin a try: it got me into the mid-20's all over the region. Brilliant.
  8. Thanks Tony. This plugin looks promising; at least it will allow me to get a few more happy miles out of my old horse.
  9. I notice that this topic has 89 views as of Fri 5 July, 10PM EST, but is dead in terms of response from ORBX. I also notice that other threads on general quality of experience (graphics quality, elevations, mesh) in TEW are drawing similar audiences. This virtual rubber-necking suggests that there is a wider interest in optimization. While I'm sure this means very little in the grand scheme of things, I won't be buying airports for this region until I see what its update does. (I'm actually pretty optimistic about this because if I remember correctly, the first update for TEGBSouth involved an
  10. My specs are: Dell XPS 8700 i7-4790 3.60GHz 16GB ram GTX745 4GB I know this is a modest system, and I know the sim would run better on a more current computer, but I was simply wondering whether there might still be work to be done on TEW. As I said, all over TEGB, I have a completely acceptable range of frame rates (I mainly fly GA in VFR, with the occasional jaunt in the JF Hawk). I ran another comparison with TEGB this morning. In the default 172, I park, taxi, and take off from London City at 23fps, overfly the densest part of the city centre at abou
  11. Will there be any optimization of TE Washington in a future update? I suspect the mesh of all those mountains has a lot to do with it, but while I get 25 or so FPS with something like the Aerobask DA62 pretty much all over TE England, I can barely muster 15 in the default 172 or the Stinson in Washington.
  12. Was just reviewing the roadmap for X-plane. If I was a bettin' man, would this be a fair guess about order of releases for X-plane in 2019? 1) the last few UK airports converted from FSX, 2) the drip drip of individual airports in PNW, 3) TE PNW, 4) Global Base for X-plane. Wild card: TE Ireland. Wouldn't it be neat if there were some sort of contest where first best guess gets an ORBX treat. Tim
  13. Iain, I see you also use what's one of my favorite high wing runabouts, the Tri Pacer, to get low and slow in ORBX's GB. Can't wait till I'm logging hours over GB North too.
  14. No fair! Elstree is showing up for purchase in FTX, but there's no purchase button on its product page. I guess it will be a Saturday morning thing.
  15. I can't take it. After splurging in December, I promised myself no more ORBX till February, but I couldn't resist Stapleford, and now this! Gonna have to give up beer instead.
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