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    Motor Sport. Antique watch repair and restoration. Military aviation. Rugby Union. Flt Sim

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  1. You're right, definitely the proverbial vicious circle. After using the FSXSE validation process to refresh the terrain.cfg file and then discovering that this catch 22 situation had developed I realised that I have no idea what the interface between FSX and Orbx looks like, so the final EU Scotland verification was really to establish that the errant FSX files were a consequence of running Orbx. It was at that point that I withdrew from the battle. Following your advice above I now have my world back. Thank you once again Nick. regards daveyG
  2. This doesn't appear to be going to plan. Firstly, I repeated the actions of my first post with the exception of the fact that I ran the Orbx File Verification process as the final action. I then opened FSXSE and did a quick flight and the problem was still there. So, after a ponder I deleted the the renamed lclookup.bgl.off file - which had been superceded, as it were, by a new file and renamed the new one. I then deleted the terrain.cfg file and ran FSXSE File Verification through Steam. That operation produced the result that 7858 files had failed to validate and
  3. Thanks for the rapid response Nick. Verify Orbx Files at Step 1 and Step 4. Should I have repeated that step after the FSXSE Verify Files activity as well? The terrain.cfg and lclookup.bgl files had been resurrected, however, I am quite happy to repeat the process. I will come back after that and advise the outcome. regards daveyG
  4. Hello, I am having the problem of random rendering in the Orbx scenery. I have Global Base: Global Open LC Europe: EU Scotland. .2020-8-4_10-49-54-703.BMP I have tried the fix that is pinned at the top of this Forum but have struggled to effect it as directed. I have followed the opening gambits: 1. Verified Files on all 3 products from Orbx Central 2. Renamed the lclookup.bgl file in BASE/Scenery folder 3. Move on to the Holgar Sandmann fix for the terrain.cfg file. a. /Orbx/Scripts d
  5. So, after many false dawns, unserviceable components (returned under warranty and still with locked down supplier ), lockdown, sick system builder, world standing on its head, I finally, as of yesterday, have my upgraded machine, which I thought I ought to list here, if only to demonstrate that I did mean what I said when I asked the initial question half a lifetime ago. It is: Case: Be Quiet R500 Pure ATX case PSU: Seasonic 750W 80+ Gold CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 GPU: MSI RX5700XT Evoke OC MB:
  6. Many thanks for that insight into a self build. I have a couple more videos to watch and I might just give it a shot; as you say it will save a few quid or open up the budget to move up the spectrum a little bit. I am also tempted with making a decision before Black Friday . I was, belatedly, aware that the True Earth packages were not going to work with FSX, in fact it was Chris who pointed it out to me. Really that just accelerated the need for a better spec system and a switch to XPlane 11 - then I read about the impending arrival of XPlane 12, although the book seems to be s
  7. Thank you so much guys, I really do appreciate your guidance. The new build is gonna have to wait until after the festive season, four grandchildren are in the driving seat before then. However, I am going to have another chat with my buddy Chris and look at what his costs are going to be to build and accommodate the improvements suggested by Doug. After watching the Paul's Hardware videos though I am tempted to have a try at building my own - but as an erstwhile mechanical (aircraft) engineer, perhaps not a clever idea, or maybe clever but not too intelligent. If anything it is the softwa
  8. I am very grateful for the great advice tendered by you guys, really helpful. I think that upgrading the current machine is a dodgy issue as the MB sports an 1155 socket, so the current CPU is, I believe, the fastest that I can install there. I have been casting around and talking to a local computer guy, Chris, who I know quite well and it seems that my budget (£1K) is never going to get me anything outstanding. From what I have read and been told it would seem that AMD is probably the way to go. I have located a commercially available machine that is within the budget and will even allow
  9. Many thanks. That gives me a great starting point. I can, hopefully expand my knowledge from that baseline and start to come to some decisions.
  10. Of course I have already visited the company web site, viewed the specifications and read the reviews. The one useful review of the offer is what lead me to the decision not to pursue a purchase, what the review didn't tell me was whether that spec would offer me a benchmark for determining what I do need to buy to deliver a useable system. I have looked at a lot of hardware websites recently and spent a goodly time going through posts on this forum but I do not entirely understand what I am seeing and reading. However, thanks for your help.
  11. I am not at all knowledgeable about the internals of computers and my system is desperate for - I suspect - replacement. I'm pretty sure that my current system can't be upgraded as the MB has an 1155 socket so I think I am pretty close to the best CPU I can get. I don't know whether other elements can be improved but I guess without upgrading the CPU it would all be a bit pointless. A well known UK supermarket is currently offering a gaming machine, with the following spec, at what seems to be a reasonable price. I do not intend to go down this particular route but wondered what the more k
  12. Thank you Don. As an FSX user I guess that I'll be one of those that don't reap the benefits then . However, more information for the memory bank.
  13. I'm new to ORBX, about a week now, and still finding my way around. I am also experiencing the load pause at 6% and at 71%, although not long enough walk the dogs. I had put it down to my fairly low spec system but I am interested to learn that it ain't necessarily so and of the Hot Fix 1& 2. Could someone explain the concept and how to access the fixes please? I'm not sure that it would impact the issue with my current system but it will good stuff to know.
  14. Many thanks Nick and I apologise for not finding that information for myself. I have subsequently found the DX10 Discussion Sub forum and some interesting stuff there too. I have downloaded the AvSim fixer and, with a 10 minute local flight it seems to have done the trick. thanks again Regards dave
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