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  1. Wow! With 35,447 posts, they should listen to you!
  2. A while back, I complained about no Lady Elliot in P3D, and I was accommodated! Now I've moved on to MSFS, and guess what . . . again, no Lady Elliot! I understand Aussies run Orbx. Can't you blokes give us YLTT for MSFS? Couldn't be all that hard. Thanking you in advance, Mac6737
  3. I have 3 sims on my HD: MSFS, P3D and FSX. I have decided to uninstall FSX (what's it been, 15 years?). I don't use it any more, P3D is really just an update of FSX and I want to make some more room on my HD. I have many Orbx products installed on both FSX and P3D. As I understand the file structure, installing a given Orbx product (e.g., an airport) in 2 sims means there are 2 copies of it on the HD. If I simply uninstall FSX, will that delete the Orbx folder in FSX, too? If so, would that have any effect on the Orbx products installed in P3D? Do I need to uninstall each of
  4. I believe my earlier post to like effect was deleted by the Powers that Be. But I persist. Once I took a ride in an aeroplane above Northern California, USA. It does not look like a landscape of Mars, where they are all growing beets! This is what TrueEarth No Cal looks like. Cannot anyone correct this madness? Mac6737
  5. Nick, Didn't want to leave you hanging. I can see nothing amiss in my hardware functioning in HWiNFO, although I admit a more practiced eye might see things that i do not. That said, please consider this matter resolved. With my res set to Medium (1024 x 1024), TE No Cal has been running smooth as silk (well, pretty much). I reverted to the old Orbx England region settings, and unticked the TE GBS settings. As I've said previously, it now looks great and runs fine. One final oddity: IRL, there's a destroyer escort docked across the Thames from th
  6. Nick, OK, are you saying I can have HWiNFO running at the same time as the simulator? I just opened it again and checked the box for "sensor readings." Am I supposed to leave that window open while I run P3D? Mac6737
  7. Nick, Well, as promised, I did it. Installed HWiNFO and ran it. Retrieved the HTML report and studied it. It goes on forever, most of it undecipherable by liberal arts majors like me. But I did look for any indications of something amiss -- like an entry in red, or a big red X -- but found nothing. But here's more data and a further Q: -- In prior posts, I also cast aspersions on Orbx TE No Cal, saying it "ran rough." The other day, I went back to No Cal after changing my display settings to the "Venema setiings" mentioned above. Wow! Great improvement.
  8. Nick, Thanks for your detailed advice. I'll do it, in due course. Mac6737
  9. Well . . .okay, I guess. But, actually, I also tried that before. It says it's freeware. Then it wants my credit card info. There a million scams out there in cyberspace, and it pays to be paranoid. However, I generally trust this forum and known characters on it. R U telling me this is not a scam? And, if it's freeware, why do they want my credit card? Also, how do they get rich? Mac6737
  10. Nick, I never said I was "unwilling to even test the theory." I pointed out that nobody had addressed the signal fact that my problems arise only in TE GBS. Well, now you have, and I am certainly willing to try HWiNFO. So, I went to the link you provided. Here's a screenshot of the home page. The option on the left is unavailable to me, because it rejects my email address as invalid. (???!!!) The one in the middle seems to relate to a Chrome taskbar, and the one on the right relates to pre-Windows DOS, and is no longer supported. So I'm still stuck. Mac6
  11. Thanks for your understanding. I hated the rolling surf in P3D, too, and I even posted an inquiry asking if it could be tweaked. The answer was even better: Orbx Freeware, "Pacific Northwest Ferries," which replaces the rolling surf world-wide. Still looks a trifle hokey, but a big improvement, and IMO better than still ocean water. As to disabling scenery areas, I'm confused. Nick says: "You don't need to uninstall TEGB, just untick it, either in the scenery library or if it is installed as an add-on, in the add-ons menu." Well, you can't access the scenery library unless
  12. Nick, So sorry, but I have NO idea what the Windows "swap file" is, or how I could possibly have disabled it. I agree with your 2d sentence here. However, i do have those problems, and I've been working with them, off and on, for 6 months. And it strikes me that what all the help in this thread seems not to get is that the problems I describe in detail arise ONLY in TE GBS! For instance, I have never had a problem with intermittent sound --not in FS 2.0, FS 4,0, FS 95, FS 98, COF, FSX, P3D -- until TE GBS. Everything else is running fine -- not flawlessly, but good enough
  13. Carlos, please see my lengthy reply to Nick. I give up.
  14. Nick, Yes, I did, and I tried the Venema settings cited in another thread that Carlos referred me to (see above posts). No improvement at all. I started from Bournemouth, and at first, it looked OK, plus FPS at my limit (30). As I approached London, though, FPS slowed to teens; then I lost all sound. Then CTD! Reloaded P3D; went to Orbx EGLC add-on. (Load time: 18 minutes!!!) London looked pretty good, but as I headed south, sound cut out again; on again, off again. Saved flight and put PC in sleep mode overnight. This morning I reopened the paused fl
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