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  1. I believe the one in your facebook link was Lake Hilliar at the Recherche Archipelago........ which is still pink. The lake that is not pink anymore is Spencer Lake, and may be the one Richard was referring too. Lake Hutton at Port Gregory is still pink
  2. There are multiple pink lakes in WA though.... Lake Hilliar (Middle Island) at the Recherche Archipelago (the lake in that video) should still be pink, but it is not as vibrant as shown in that video anymore The lake at Port Gregory (Hutt Lagoon) is also pink, but again not as vibrant as in that video and I have a friend who flies tourists over this lake. Spencer Lake...... the pink lake inland near Esperance........ this one has not been pink for about 10 years now Terry
  3. Jack, its the extensible host controller for USB on the motherboard.... there are usually settings for the handover mode to the operating system, at which point Microsoft's generic drivers take over. This is an older board, so you will not likely have issues or need to worry about it
  4. Not everyone will; as it will be specific to the motherboard implementation...... this was on a friends machine with i7 4790; and a Gigabyte board with h97 chipset. I have a similar setup and had no issues with the update either, so its a strange one, but hopefully its only a temporary hitch and they will address it. I was just mentioning the work around in case anyone else has a similar issue....... effectively the fix was to disable the xhci mode for USB 3.0. We're actually both waiting for the local supplier to get the Ryzen 3900x back in stock and then we can upgrade but at this rate the 3950x may well arrive first lol
  5. One more issue I have identified with 1903.... it appears they also updated microsoft's generic usb 3.0 drivers which resulted in a typical lack of keyboard and mouse on reboot. Being unable to revert the drivers back to the previous version, the only option available was to disable USB 3.0 on the motherboard and revert back to USB 2.0 mode for now. Hopefully they will release a fix soon.... Terry
  6. Isn't Skagit the first one to feature the new NatureFlow, PeopleFlow and TextureFlow code? I wonder if there's an issue with that.... I don't have it myself...... is it possible to turn them off in control panel? If so, maybe try that
  7. haha...... I remember our early conversations Jack, and getting you set up; Some excellent screenshots there
  8. Best wishes for your special day....Happy Birthday Jack !
  9. Maybe...... personally I'll wait for the version Jarrad's working on
  10. This is probably the most awaited release of the year....I know its an instant download for me. Is there an official list of the airports included yet and/or any official detail on whether it plays nicely with the OzX airports.
  11. Ben, One piece of functionality that I personally think would help with the whole user experience......... would be to allow switch of simulators inside the next version of FTX Central Its a bit of a pain to have to shut down and re-open between X-Plane and Prepar3D
  12. I find this thread a little unjustified .... TrueEarth is a huge leap forward for the flight sim community, and whilst there are some performance issues in Prepar3d, the issues are related to Prepar3d as a flight-sim platform, and not with TrueEarth, which has been proven has been proven in XPlane with significantly better performance and frame rates. I agree that ORBX should have included a substantial control panel for the product to enable/disable items in TrueEarth when it was released, but at least they've done it now, and with a little tweaking, reasonable performance can be achieved. In addition to this, Lockheed Martin in their latest incarnation of P3D changed the graphics engine with regards to draw distances, autogen and frame rate limitations which had a significant impact on most people sims, with a number of settings that require 'turning down a notch', to keep the same rendering detail/workload that existed prior to the update. Without these adjustments being made to your settings, then your machine will have to work harder than before, even with openLC or regions...... but this has nothing to do with TrueEarth or other Orbx products; and was the result of a change to the platform by LM. As with any software, its not just the quality of the software package; it also depends on platform (P3D) and the hardware on which the software is running, as to the level of performance that you can expect...... and as you have not provided this information, it's impossible for us to comment any further. In an ideal world we'd all like to be running i9 processors at 5GHz per core, 32Gb ram, 2TB SSDs, NVidia RTX 2080Ti graphics cards etc...... but the reality is, we'd still want more, its human nature Prepar3D as a platform struggles sometimes and as a result, it sometimes shows its age, so lets hope that Lockheed Martin will address this problem soon and we'll see comparable frame rates and performance for the TrueEarth product regardless of the platform its running on. Personally, I have both P3D and XPlane, and I get very good frame rates for TrueEarth in XPlane, but I knew the same would not occur for P3D due to the limitations of the platform, so I continue to use the older ORBX England Region on that platform instead. With regards to storage, yes its big..... its very big and this sometimes catches people out with the download, unpacking and installation, but storage is cheap enough these days and its a minor job to move your storage to another drive and use symbolic links. XPlane storage is even worse than P3D, because images are not compressed... but again, storage is cheap enough. Hopefully you get your performance issues sorted..... maybe try posting your computer specs and P3D settings and I'm sure people will help you out.
  13. Loving pic No 2 there Jack..... great atmosphere in that one, and the heat haze from the engine on the 429 just adds another level of depth
  14. haha..... very diplomatically answered Jack To answer in a 'little' more detail..... performance in XPlane is better than P3D at the moment, we all know that, and with Vulkan coming it will only get better; what we don't know is what Lockheed Martin will bring to the table in the next version of P3D to address performance issues further,........ HOWEVER, the flight-sim experience is not just about performance; there are many areas in which P3D is still better than XPlane, and it has a significantly higher number of 'professional' add-ons available due the longevity of the underlying codebase, so ultimately it depends on where you fly (for example TE regions), what type of flying you do (tubes or GA), the aircraft you fly (study level or not) and of course, your existing investment in one platform over the other; its a big step to learn a new platform, and an even bigger one to divert the wife's attention long enough to spend the cash that's required to configure a new simulator with a few toys Personally I'm still using both sims at the moment, although XPlane has become my primary sim because it suits my personal requirements and it has a more accurate flight model (note.....not because of performance as the question was directed, although that's also better for me), with P3D becoming my secondary, whereas 6 months ago it was the other way around.... will it stay like that? I honestly don't know, but the future looks bright for sure
  15. Which version of XPlane 11 are you using?, because a few versions back there was some major issues with ground handling characteristics, but those have mostly been resolved now. The default cessna 172 has also gone through some updates recently........ and do you have the experimental flight mode in settings enabled? Personally I use the Reality Expansion Pack from SimCoders which modifies the flight characteristics of the default Cessna and makes them it behave more realistically... check it out https://www.simcoders.com/reality-expansion-pack/xp11-cessna-172
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