Christopher Low

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About Christopher Low

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  • Birthday 07/31/1967

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    Ulverston, England
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    Orbital Mechanics
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  1. My first ever flight simulator was Psion Flight Simulator for the ZX Spectrum 48k (Christmas 1982), but my first PC flight simulator was Microsoft Flight Simulator 4.0b (October 1992), and the PC specification is listed below...... 25Mhz Intel 386SX CPU 1MB RAM 256k VGA graphics card Covox SoundMaster sound card 40MB hard disk drive 3.5" Floppy disk drive DR-DOS 6.0
  2. I seriously doubt that anyone running P3D v4 @ 1920x1080 resolution will need anything more than 8GB VRAM, even at very high detail settings. I deliberately avoided using the term "maximum" for the settings, because it seems that the LOD Radius in P3D v4 can be increased to almost ridiculous levels. I run P3D v3 quite happily with a LOD Radius of 5.5, and see no need to increase it far beyond that (partly because I do not generally fly above 5000 feet).
  3. I am slap bang in the middle of the second highest category in John's forum list. I will be 50 years old at the end of July this year, and I started flight simming with Psion Flight Simulator for the 48k ZX Spectrum way back in December 1982. I was 15 years old.
  4. If Meigs Field is being released for AeroFly FS2, I assume this means that the Chicago regional package is also going to be released? An airport without surrounding scenery would be rather pointless.
  5. Good to hear that ORBx will be at Cosford 2017, and great to hear that you will be there again, Stewart. My Friday night accommodation is already booked
  6. You probably need to disable the ORBx version of EGCC Manchester in FTX England. I do not have the product, so I am not sure how this works (short of actually removing the files).
  7. The sad part about this story is that there could have been so many more wonderful ORBx renditions of airports and airfields in the UK. I see all of these amazingly detailed airport packages being released for regions all over the world, but none for the UK or Ireland. EGSC Cambridge was on the cards at one stage, and the P3D/FSX world is crying out for a super detailed version of EINN Shannon
  8. Wow, the Bar Continental was very lucky to survive that! Looking at the aerial shot, it reminds me of the damage done to the Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck two and a half years ago. That was well and truly gutted, but with all of the outer walls intact.
  9. If I remember correctly, Iain.....isn't this called the Bar Continental? My uncle told me about it yesterday. EDIT: Yes, I have just checked. That looks like a nasty fire
  10. I have to say that this announcement has really increased my enthusiasm for the Cosford 2017 FlightSim Show in October. I loved the first two shows that I attended (2014/2015), but there was something missing from last year's event. I don't really know why this was the case, but I suspect that it might be partly because I didn't "poke my nose in" quite as much. I like being able to help people with problems, or let them know about stuff that I already use, so I will make a bigger effort to do that this year Since John stated that ORBx would be at Cosford 2017 "in force", I am hoping that we will be able to see some interesting stuff for AeroFly FS2. Hopefully, this will be a kick up the backside for the show, and help to deliver the satisfaction that I experienced during my first two visits
  11. Same here. If that could be done for the entire South Western USA region (frankly, I am not bothered about anywhere else), and IPACS could deliver a decent ATC system/AI planes etc, then AeroFly FS2 could very easily become my main flight simulator. I am not interested in flying intercontinental routes in a Boeing 777. If I want a global flight simulator, I have P3D. This one should be much more about very high detail in a regional area.
  12. If ORBx can trick out the entire South Western USA region with detailed scenery and airports, then it looks like I am going to have to give up food, lighting and shelter in the near future
  13. announcement

    I see that you live in Arizona, DesertPilot. Have you located your house yet in AeroFly FS2?
  14. Why would a 980Ti struggle with framerates if your 1080 is pulling 200+?
  15. As usual, the media over exaggerates this Super Moon lark. The only difference between a Super Moon and any other Full Moon is that the Moon happens to be at its closest point to Earth (perigee) when it is full, which means that it appears slightly larger than at any other time. However, the variation is nowhere near as obvious as the media likes to suggest (particularly if the Moon is high in the sky). It's worth noting that the Moon passes through perigee in every single orbit, but the apparent size isn't as obvious when (for example) only half of the sunlit hemisphere can be seen.