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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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,
  6. 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
  7. 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.)
  8. 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.
  9. Hi folks, I hesitate to say this; with my previous release announcements I really can't remember any negative comments at all. I find the ones here discouraging, especially for someone like me who does only freeware for my own reasons. If by chance they were not aimed directly at me, perhaps they could be posted in another thread where they could be debated and would not detract from what I had hoped would be a happy announcement. Larry
  10. It's great to see you back Sniper! We have missed you.
  11. Thanks for posting these shots. They really do capture the feeling of what it's like to be walking around the waterfront or taking the foot ferry. To me, that's what this is about. The feeling of being there. Larry
  12. Thanks Ziggy, The PR for CAE3 does not include CYBL so unless Don's version extends well beyond the airport itself there should be no problem. There will however be a problem at Cape Mudge if you use a PNW lighthouse package that places a lighthouse there. The same problem will occur at the Merry Island lighthouse that is part of CAG8. I'll try to describe the solution in the compatibility forum when the time comes. Oh, yes, the time and effort: a year for this one.
  13. Hello and welcome, Here are three general approaches. All require some level of expertise: Create exclusions that intersect with aircraft you wish to remove and optionally replace them with ones you like. By trial and error, locate the placement file(s) that place the aircraft and disable by using the extension .off. This may disable more than just aircraft but that may or may not be important to you. If the aircraft you wish to remove / replace are default objects and you are doing this only for yourself, find and copy the GUIDs of such objects, remove or disable them and substitute your objects using those same GUIDs. *Do not use this method for any Orbx objects either from the airport files or the Orbx Libs.* It would interfere if you ever needed to 'verify files' and it would be a violation of the EULA.
  14. Hi Marcus, I'd be interested to know if others also no longer see the thin blue edge on the trees in P3D 4.4. The LM guys have been aware of this problem but implied that there was no simple fix. Maybe they did in fact fix it, in which case I'll bet they would be happy to hear that we noticed.
  15. Hi Aussie, Don't know; above my pay grade (zero in fact).
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