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  1. For what it's worth, my thought is to wait until one needs storage space before buying it. It's embarrassing to buy a lot of storage when you still have adequate space left only to find that by the time you would have needed it, the price of the new drive has dropped by a significant amount, or perhaps more advanced drives are available. At worst, you will only be a week behind getting the latest software offering(s) while you wait for Newegg to ship a new drive and get it installed. Cheers,
  2. This is rather spooky; can't wait to see how this looks in P3D. (I spent 8 years there as a 'real' student, and the last 10 years taking classes just for the fun of it.)
  3. Hello Johnny, Having been there what seems like a long time ago, for these sorts of questions the best advice is going to be at fsdeveloper.com. The odds of finding the answer are just better there. It's always a bit more complicated than it seems, for example, how do you reduce the compression artifacts in the .dds you will have to edit since you don't have the source images. And there may be legal issues depending on what you want to do. FSD is the place where detailed and knowledgeable help is available; just ask. Cheers,
  4. Hello Michael and welcome to the forums. Unfortunately there is no such patch for Vic+. Vic Plus for Orbx PNW was specifically made for this purpose but since the passing of Jon Patch and the closure of his estate, this product is no longer available. I have considered doing at least the inner and outer harbours but at present it seems like an overwhelming task to do it the way I would want to. But who knows.... Cheers,
  5. Hi guys, Perhaps the following will save someone from a big hassle with the 1903 update: Immediately and consistently following my 1903 update I got a BSOD upon resuming from sleep or hybrid sleep with an 'Internal Power Error'. Google hits describe a large variety of sources for the error with a lot of horrific solutions advised up to reformat and reinstall everything. I tried all the easier solutions I could find without luck based on my initial searches. It turns out the specific problem has been noted even with the update to 1803 and the solution is simple. I'm using a 2TB Samsung NvMe SSD with the Samsung version 3.0 driver. The driver is the source of the problem. You can either update the driver to v3.1 or just uninstall the Samsung driver so as to use the built in MS one. I updated the driver; problem seems to be solved. Here's a link that describes the issue for the 1803 update but it looks like it applies to v1903 too. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/internalpowererror-resuming-from-sleep-on-1809/eb1f8de9-a6f7-4dcc-a8ac-db2648282446?page=3
  6. Hello Joao, I'm guessing that you had been using Instant Scenery which unfortunately has never been updated to 64 bit P3D v4. There are other options but nothing yet is as easy to use as "IS". For that reason I still keep a copy of P3D v3 on my machine. The IS generated files work fine in V4, so if it's important to you, I'd suggest also keeping P3D v3 on your machine and continuing to use IS.
  7. Hi guys, not to create a panic but you might want to be aware of the 'high CPU usage after 1903 update' issue. Google it for lot's of info. From what I understand, this may --- or may not have been resolved by MS at this point. After my machine updated itself yesterday to 1903, I was one of those affected; it's easy to see with procmon. But rather than trying any of the exotic fixes, and thinking that I would just try rebooting, I found there was another 'update' available. Choosing update and restart seems to have resolved the issue for me at least.
  8. A really nice set of shots Martyn! Here's a little something that might amuse you guys, something that Rob Abernathy suggested. I figured people would say 'what, Campbell River, the salmon capital of the world and you did not model any salmon??". Well, yes I did thanks to Rob. There are two reasonably authentic models where they should not be too hard to find if you look a bit and there is a moving school of herring near one of the fish models too. Larry
  9. Very sad news; a Seair crash as reported here: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/at-least-four-dead-after-small-plane-crashes-off-vancouver-island-1.4525406 As some may know, the Seair facility in Nanaimo is modeled in some detail in Orbx CAC8. I've stood on their dock many times, and I suspect I've seen the very plane that crashed a number of times. Even though I've never flown with them (always Kenmore Air) it still feels like a family loss. Larry
  10. Hi guys, Here's another thought: take a very close look at the fan options in the BIOS if any. Somewhat embarrassingly, with my current Gigabyte MB I had been using more or less the default settings. After getting a new video card which generates more heat in the case I finally looked more closely at the options. With my MB, each individual fan can be associated with my choice of different temperature sensors. I found that both the case fans were associated with relatively low temperature MB components. Switching them to use a CPU temp made a significant difference.
  11. This is very useful information! Too bad the MS support person I talked to did not tell me about it last time around. For reference, here's a link that describes the process which is not quite as intuitive as I might have thought: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
  12. In addition to Doug's note, here's my experience: I have swapped out the MB, memory and CPU but continued to use the same drive(s) a number of times. I clone the drive(s) as backups just in case, breadboard up the new setup and plug the existing drive in. So far, no problem with Win 10 booting after which there may be new drivers to install. Then I remove old unused devices with the device manager. There may be unused programs associated with the MB to uninstall. If you want to get fancy, you can also remove the hidden and unused devices too, but I doubt it makes much difference. The only caveat is that after a 1 month grace period you will have to buy a new Win 10 license. There is no way around this that I found other than doing a clean Win 10 install and re-installing everything. But that defeats the purpose. Also be sure to de-activate your P3D installation prior, then re-activate it after you have the new setup working. Cheers,
  13. Thanks for posting the excellent shots John; it's so pleasing to know that the little details I can't resist adding are noticed. By the way, if you walk down the dock in shot 5 you might find a couple of pretty fishy Easter eggs of sorts. Rob Abernathy gets credit for the suggestion. I sure wish I had better aerial images; as it is I had to use my own not so good shots taken from the Beaver as we were about to land -- not exactly 'ortho' imagery to say the least. As is I barely made it; my flight up was canceled because of smoke from forest fires but then there was a brief 3 day break in the weather which I jumped at. Getting home was iffy, but it ended up fine. Larry
  14. Great shots John! At one time I did a lot of labeled 360 degree panoramas from the summits of peaks in the Cascades of Washington, some with over 300 peaks identified. But my memory of the terrain has faded; can you post some of the specific locations where your shots were taken? It would be fun to see how many distant peaks could be identified. I do recognize Fifes Peaks --- I hope -- in a couple of the shots. (An easy hike to the NW peak.)
  15. Hello and welcome to the forums. Regarding SBuilderX, not working the best bet would be to post on the FSDeveloper SBuilder forum. That should not be related to scenery installed on your sim unless you have copied data from it for use in SBX. By 'not even close' I'm guessing that you mean that the LC and line vector options you see in SBX do not match what you see in the sim. Orbx regional and LC products use custom proprietary line vectors and landclass polys and those will not appear among the options SBX options.
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