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  1. Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Those G2XPL generated overlays sure look sweet! Are there any such generated scenery available for download without having to figure out all the command line trickery involved with the mac ie. GMaps? Just so the rest of us simpletons can dip in on the fun aswell. Antti
  2. For example, you say "Straight" the 3d cockpit view centers to forward view from cockpit. you say "radios" and the view centers in to the radio rack in the instrument panel. You could record the 3d view yourself, just create command and choose view and press save. Voila. view pans smoothly from one to another. Then again, this probably isn't going to work too well if you're not using headphones since there's the default radio chatter and engine noise disturbing the command recognition. Antti
  3. Hey all, http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/859768/pulseofxplane.mov Anyone else experiencing some stubborn framerate oscillation in 9.22 rc1 (or any other version). I talked to Austin about it and he said that if I hit 19fps in the sim the oscillating phenomena ensues. Ben Supnik also chimed in and I sent him some debug info so maybe something good will come out of this. However I was interested in hearing your experiences with this and what possible remedies you'd suggest. Madjason posted about optimizers and for me DBoost made the biggest difference in framerates. I'd estimate a 5-15 fps increase. But.. still, the darn sim dips below that magic 19 fps barrier in certain situations like when you happen to pan your view towards a direction with some 3d objects that take just a split moment to load but it seems that it's enough to spill the milk and it's off to restart x-plane for another try at a smooth ride. I should also mention that I'm running on a brand new top of the line macbook pro with 4 gigs of ram and half a gig of vram. I've even tried to decrease the rendering specs, but oddly that actually seems to deteriorate performance. I clipped that tiny video off the bottom screen edge to demonstrate what I'm talking about. Concentrate on a corner or an edge to best notice the effect. When you're looking at things off a 24" screen and things get j-j-j-jerky, it is a little distracting. Best wishes, Antti
  4. That sounds very promising! Also, I'm not planning on bugging them beyond my initial query. In the meanwhile I guess I'm going to have to try it via bootcamp then. I've got the windows package and it may be just too much of a tease to hold off until the mac port sees the light of day. Something to do for my spring break then. Thanks for the info! ak
  5. http://classicjetsims.com/F-18.html Anyone tried this system yet? How's it looking? Any recommendations, insights etc.? I wrote them a few weeks ago to ask about a possible mac version, but got no reply so far. ak
  6. MU-2 flying above Innsbruck admiring the alps.

    Well the MU-2 IS a lot of fun... You weren't kidding with that "you've never flown anything like this in x-plane before" statement, at least for me this has been a plane that actually feels like its mine, you know, as if I actually bought it and own it for real. Maybe that's coz I'm just an indoor pilot with no real piloting experience, but this thing got me closer to the real thing than I've been before so there you go.. fun. I fly other planes still, but the "moo" feels different. I like the fact that it has a detailed interior all the way and not just the cockpit, so I often hop out from the cockpit to take a seat in the passenger seats and enjoy the view from there while the autopilot is following its route. It's a great way to take my mind off of work (graphic design). How often.. hm, well I work a lot from my home so that translates into a lot of flying too.. I guess I'm on this thing some 10-15 hours /week... or /day if it's a good day for flying! So wasn't the story so that you guys actually fly the MU-2 in real life? How does the experience in x-plane par with the real thing? It'd be interesting to hear some thoughts on that, like I'd think that you probably get some sensory extras from past experiences that boost the "feel" of flying in x-plane too. Oh yea.. the *where* is a factor here too, so I absolutely recommend the corsica ortho-scenery available from .org, I fly there all the time, to the point that I think I really have to visit the rock one of these days! Thanks again for a great plane! I'll be on the lookout for the b7 patch.. 9.3 is looking like a great update! ak
  7. Ok then.. Here's my contribution to the MU-2 video galore. ak