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  1. I don't have V5 yet - but keen to see screenshots of the new sim However - more and more I see that many of them - purported to be atmospheric - reminds me of the early days in Photo manipulation - the early days of Photoimpact - Paintshop Pro- and Photoshop - and the use of an "Effect" called "Posterize" which turned a photo into a sort of watercolour - or painted "poster' effect - which used to remind me of a Disney type landscape - very unreal. I came across an item on Avsim from a regular contributor - "Chock " - and his review of V5 from which - incidentally - I learned a lot about DX 12 and a good interpretation of each item new in the sim. However - last few minutes of his video of him flying around Liverpool airport- show exactly what I mean when he demonstrates this so called "Atmospheric" https://youtu.be/X3GKXR6XHnk There is also a technique in video manipulations to give these atmospherics - and I wonder if they are making use of such a technique via Nvidia? - a sort of early VHS effect - which we all remember in a "Blurry" way. PS ----- @ carlosqr -------- I love your cotton candy description - sums my view above - perfectly !!
  2. my spec computer is slightly better than the recommended mid range - but I estimate a cost of around $4000 Australian to match that super spec - so step one for me is to stay where I am with what I have - i.e.P3D 4 or 5 - Steam FSX - and all my Orbx - and an aircraft hangar that contains up to date aircraft - and the FSX for all the oldies that don't fit P3D I actually manage 30 FPS on P3D with most sliders to the right - and FSX right over. In November (US "Holiday") - I will be replacing my current X box for the new Series X and by that time MS might have 2020 available for it. The spec for the X box is well up to the top spec for 2020 which is not exactly surprising with both from MS - and brings in 4K HDR 120 Hz as a minimum - and 8K 60 Hz which also means the ability to use large size TVs of the latest quality - eg OLED I will use both the P3D setup as well as the 2020 because I doubt that MS will offer the ability to use the old aircraft My internet - NBN - gives me 50 Mps - and I can go to 100 Mps for another $10 https://youtu.be/pyD5QE0USyw Aussie Simmer sums it all up on U-Tube -
  3. This is a screen shot from the edition of PC Pilot that came out in the last few days and is from a very long section on Orbx - including interviews with all senior Execs and reviews of the latest Orbx products over 6 pages personally - I couldn't care less about Russia Etc - but my wish - P.I.A. would be for what we Aussies call S.E Asia - a region most of us consider Australia to be part of ie Thailand across to Hong Kong - and Malaysia /Philippines
  4. Good news for some - but Sheeesh - I just spent a big chunk of my pension on the 5 West coast regional sceneries
  5. Then you will just have to go out and buy a copy - since the next 12 pages cover quite a few reviews of the latest Orbx products and are covered in your screenshots Washington - Florida etc
  6. I just switched onto AVSIM and received the "notification" that I had 37 notifications in the last 6 hours since I was on B4 Guess what the subjects were ----- all of the P3D V5 - How ??etc etc
  7. Very off topic but I cant resist the fact that you are chuffed Once upon a time - when I was taking a sabbatical from flight simming my home town forum asked me to produce some paintings of old scenes in my Home Town UK They ended up in a calendar - so I know how you feel to see your pic on the front of the Mag
  8. You should have copyrighted it and they will have to give you a freebie
  9. Sorry Iain -- just seen your question Its a pommy mag so you may see it live I don't suppose a screen shot of the article would be appropriate
  10. I don't know how many of us read the magazine PC Pilot - but I subscribe to the digital version. In to-days issue - No. 127 there is a very good article containing interviews with all the Senior Execs of Orbx - including a new Marketing boss - (maybe John is going to delegate answering - "when??" - questions in future) The bullet points to me were:- - the potential and the future with MS 2020 - and 2 - not 3 - other sims - Definitely no LC Asia - but never say never says JV --- (maybe a SE Asia JV ?) - the move to large airports development - (we GA VFR pilots only need little ones anyway) - Development plans for the UK team - TE the way to go for the future - and much much more All in all - not a great deal of new stuff - very much a repeat of the interview with JV 2 months ago but still interesting to the many Simmers in this flight world Disappointedly - Nick - wasn't one of those interviewed
  11. I don't really care what time it is released - @ almost $A 100 - it will have to wait until next month's pension - or maybe the month after - or - which is not impossible - a massive fall in the $US
  12. Whilst we are seemingly worried by the unlikely prospect of our Orbx scenery not fully working because so many of us have a large investment in it - little comment - with the exception of PMDG- has been made in connection with all the aircrafts we have in our hangar. For the past 2/3 weeks just about all the major aircraft developers have been having some sort of sale - Virus - stay at home - Easter etc - with discounts up to 60%. I realise that it might just honestly be genuine but they would have had the knowledge of the upcoming P3D 5 some time ago. Just flight have just pulled another sale of theirin house products at that are ridiculous discounts e.g. 3 of my wish list a/cs will save me around $A 160 - but I am still thinking of dipping into next months pension. Why ?? - because I don't have sufficient knowledge of the changes that V5 will bring to a lot of P3D V4.5 aircraft in the PBR /cockpits areas or the performance of the addons like REX 3D or Realty GTN 750 - with the move from DX 11 to DX 12 - which I have had on my computer for a long time Any thoughts on possible changes - or upgrades that might be needed - PMDG have at least said there would be for their aircraft - but will be upgrade at no charge Note ---- The JF sale ends at the same time as P3D 5 is released for Sale ????????
  13. A visit to FS Elite would not go amiss to glean a little more info from an interview with a High member of the V5 team - plus some LM released 4K UHD screen shots.
  14. Maybe the peops on Avsim got out of bed earlier it seems - with a feeding frenzy over there. Speculation - questions - upgrades - new addons - comparisons - more GPUs needed with DX 12 the list is endless - and 6 pages already !! I came back to flight simming 10 months ago - and was surprised to see the big changes after an absence of 12 years - especially in the Orbx world - and various aircraft - and my computer would need a massive upgrade. I did what I could afford with the beast - and for 10 months I have waded through heartache after heartache with this all consuming "hobby" - to the detriment of everything else - in the simming /games world to what I think that - with P3D4.5 and Orbx - I hope I have finally reached the objective of a reasonable hobby - with FSX in the background for pre 70s aircraft. I don't need this - potentially new heartache - because it is a distinct possibility that history will repeat itself with this upgraded (?) sim P3D V5 - possible new or upgraded Sceneries and Aircraft - ( chaseplane will be free a upgrade) - and I cannot afford to spend anymore money on add-ons - nor the hassle to install them Last week I finalised all the possible Orbx scenery I could ever want - (around70 items ) - and bought the last Aircraft for my Hangar - which contains only GA Aircraft up to 2 biz - jets - and I am not interested in Wide bodies - or the beautiful AI airports needed to house them. I have XP11 - but I only bought it because it had the Orbx TE Britain package - and it couldn't cope with my 4K HRD set up - and the new Vulcan can beat it's chest for ever as far as I am concerned Should P3D v5 prove to be a much better sim than current - and cheap enough - I will think about adding the sim to a spare 2TB HDD and just playing with the aircraft designed by LM for the sim. All this is more than enough to keep an old coot somewhat happy until the biggy MS 2020 arrives on the X box - and all my pennies will be saved for that
  15. Well---- tha 'd better go t't specsavers - theyl ava "beta" - --- at 2 purrs fer wonn
  16. Whoah old fruit I am 85 and sure am hoping its not my last decade and looking forward to the 90s although I'm not sure I'll make MS2030 That is - unless they come out with a brail version
  17. Derek I thought to ask - " did it come with a Checklist" -?? Then I noticed The Date A quote comes to mind - "Many a True Word spoken in Jest" or - another - "no FOOL like an OLD fool or - When all else fails - read the B#$%^& Instructions
  18. Hello Nick Bingo- an Improvement on the first you will agree I tried the Capetown area but it was raining there as well I took the second step !! Thanks for your help
  19. Sometime ago I asked what was the difference between these 2 addons - and why Carenado specifies F1 for P3D and Reality for XP11 - I didn't really get an answer as to why - but I gleaned that there was little or no difference - and Reality was probably "the Better" of the 2. I now feel the time has come to introduce a little pizzazz into my flying - (the P3D flight Planning is useless) and since I only want the 750 - and Flight 1 insists on selling a package -750 with 650 - and I can only afford one Yesterday I bought the 750 from Realty web site for P3D V4 What surprised me - was that The purchase and payment and downloads were via some Flight 1 system and now I am puzzled by that relationship Is the item the same i.e. flight1GTN 750 the exact same as the realty 750?? - and the same developer - selling thro Flight1 Shop?? Curioser and curioser
  20. I wonder why I feel thirsty ?? Good shooting !!
  21. For Nearly 50 years - Real and simulation - I have been flying prop Singles and Twins - Normal aspiration and in the last 12 months a number of Coranado's Turbo Props - I have never had an interest in the so called Heavies I have no knowledge - yet? - of Flying - beyond VFR - and cheating at Instrument flying in VFR Quite a few times I have considered what it would be like to fly (simulate) a small Biz Jet. I actually sat in the first Citation Biz Jet in Australia - 1974? - at Moorabbin. It really didn't seem all that different to my Seneca - a bit wider that's all Around 2 weeks ago - Carenado had one of these stay at home sales - and 2 of the a/c s on offer were a Citation 525 PJ2 twin - and a Dasault Falcon 50X - 3 engine - so for 30 something Bucks - I got both and since then have been scouring the internet on how to Simulate flying the Hi- Lo flight routes - ( without the ATC - at the moment) What's this got to do with MS 2020??? - Well anyone who has been watching the discovery series and seen the Aircraft that MS have used and will be "Including???" in the sim - will have notice the PJ 4 Citation in the videos - and that increased my salivation. There has been no mention other that PDMG who will be supplying the actual Sim A/Cs from the listed manufacturers - but in this case there is a sim of the PJ4 on sale now - but it is definitely not the one in the video. So for the benefit of those who will grab at this in the 2020 - I turned up this "WoW' brochure of the Real thing https://cessna.txtav.com/-/media/cessna/files/citation/cj4/cj4_brochure.ashx
  22. Another Thought - is it possible just to verify that file of120 items - should it be 154 - 34 missing in verify- or if not - and it is considered the culprit - delete this one - and repaste a correct zip file or uninstall the Africa bits and pieces - especially the User/central file and try to get Central refreshed and try to install Africa again ??
  23. This will add strength to the points made by Renault and myself above on Graphics and Sims quality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjgBrfxhXOs&feature=emb_rel_end Just ignore the part about PS5 and concentrate on the X Box Series X - the specs thereof - and compare the $500 cost of the console with what it will cost to build a comparison spec PC Just add MS 2020 - a new Yoke - and a 43" 4K/8K for simming Nirvana
  24. Hi Derek Just came across the latest quality video on the difference between PS5 and X BOX in total Note the first descriptions of the AMD as I described earlier Also take note of the whole specs and compare them with your PC now - work out how much it will cost you to match your PC - to the new X Box Series X - and will it do 4Kx120 FPS/ 8Kx60FPS - and cost a lot less than your new Washer and you have time until Nov to save up the 400 quid - but you will need a new bit of hardware - (Flight Yoke) for 2020 and a new large 4K/8K large TV as a monitor MS 2020 will be the icing on the Spec! Keep the present PC for all the usual PC things - and in your old age - enjoy the new sim and brilliant games - I love the F1 racing and the road racing in the Lake District in Forza 4
  25. There's 120 of them in the Zip Is there any way in which Central can ignore all that has gone before - and do a NEW install -----Say to the library method bypassing what is set in P3D OR how can I clean out all the stuff in P3D by uninstall - which I did try -unsuccessfully it seems bedtime well past I leave it all with your goodself over your weekend - or if ED goes to work tomorrow in Essendon and he sees all this - maybe he's trapped at home like we are in Queensland.
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