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    Sacramento, California
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    Flying in both the real world and the simulated one.
  1. So true. I had the same feeling. I couldn't use old drivers, as newer programs I need to work with wouldn't work with the old stuff. It is quite disheartening. However, I fixed the issue .... as my 780 died a few weeks ago. As much as I didn't like how Nvidia recognized this issue, and did nothing about it, I couldn't overlook the power of a 1080 over any of the AMD products. So 1080 I went!
  2. Nice! You happen to do that in Cali as well? If so, what airport?
  3. Video is complete. This request is no longer needed. Mods, feel free to delete this thread.
  4. Let me know when you're up in my neck of the woods. I'd be happy to show you! Btw, what part of SoCal are you in? I'm down there frequently for work. - Apache600
  5. Here's a video I just finished showing off the Custom Control Panel I built. You can check it out in this thread here if you wish: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/26951-custom-control-panel-key-questions/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-76zXGPyw8 - Apache600
  6. Finished a little video showing off the control panel in action! Here it is: Factory Raid [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-76zXGPyw8[/media] - Apache600
  7. Apache600

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    I use Nvidia shadowplay to capture the video. And Cyberlinks PowerDirector for editing.
  8. yikes! That's a massive improvement. I just don't want to have to buy another card ... this one "would" run fine if not for the drivers. However, I haven't played any new titles that require new drivers. Does the new Ghost Recon, or other games, bog down with the 780 showing its age?
  9. Hello all, I'm in need of some help here. I'm putting together a video of IL-2 BoX, and am having a hard time with A.I. aircraft, as well as the Mission Editor. I've got everything recorded, except for the dogfight scene. I'm hoping that one of you might be able to help with that. I'm in need the following: 1) Set up of a SUPER simple mission. 2) Be able to fly it with me so I can get some good recordings. The premise of this portion of the video is a single Bf-110 heading home after a ground strafing attack, and is intercepted by a single Lagg-3. Mission Criteria: Map: Lapinosummer Time: 1300z Sky: Clear Aircraft and Arms: Bf-110, default skin, guns only, no upgrades. Lagg-3, default skin, guns only, VYa23 upgrade. Fuel for both 50% Altitude: 600m Direction of travel: East Bound Advantage: Lagg-3 spawns behind Bf-110 I need some scenes from both the Lagg-3 and Bf-110 perspective. All that's going to happen is the Lagg-3 is going to shoot up one of the engines on the Bf-110 on a pass, and then on another pass, shoot the Bf-110 down. That's about it. Very simple, but IMPOSSIBLE to do with A.I. The Bf-110 rear gunner will only return fire on the first pass. Teamspeak or Steam Chat is a must for coordinating. Looking forward to seeing if anyone can help me out with this! - Apache600
  10. @ Rob. I had that problem for a while too! It was so annoying. I finally beat it by uninstalling and deleting all the Nvidia drivers (save for 368.81) and then going into the settings and disabling the auto-updater. Unfortunately, I can't remember all the places I searched for these settings. Check everything possible with the Nvidia control tabs, but I also think remembering going into Windows Control panel and finding something too.
  11. Or, to avoid any of that On/Off stuff, just get some momentary switches. If this is your first panel, go simple! If you go with On/Off switches, you'll also have to reposition each switch if you spawn into a new aircraft, and also have the switches in their correct positions for the phase of flight your spawning into. A momentary switch is like a button on a keyboard, push it in to activate it, let it go and it will spring back out. Every single switch on my IL-2 BoS panel is a momentary On-Off-On switch. You can see that each toggle switch is in the center (as opposed to an On/Off switch where it would be either up or down like a light switch in your room) Now there are 3-way On-Off-On switches that are not momentary too, but this panel is void of them. So, when I flip one of the momentary switches, say "Flaps" for example. Pressing the switch up raises the flaps. It's just like pressing the "F" key on keyboard. When I release it, the switch rebounds back to the center position. And now, releases my finger off the "F" key.
  12. I've used the BU0836X in the past on a few of my projects. It's a good board. There are other options out there too. I haven't used any DSD boards yet, but I've heard good things about them (see post #15). You're correct about potentiometers, they will work as axes. You have to get the wiring correct (just pay close attention to the diagrams on the Leo site) or else you'll fry the Pot. Before you get your heart set on Pots though, make sure the game can do axes for the command you want them too. I personally did not use pots, because if I set the Pot to 50%, and then lost engine 1. Switching to engine 1, I could move the pot all the way to zero, but then switching back to engine 2, and moving the pot up, the command (say radiator) would be at 50%, then all the way down to 1% when I started moving the pot again. It's really not the worst thing in the world, I just didn't want to have to reposition switches after maxing one, or minimizing one. For the inputs, you actually get 36 (if you include U,D,L,R for the Hat) which ... if you do some fancy bread board matrixing than you can get 40 by doing UL, UR, DL, DR, U, D, L, R). So you can do those inputs how ever you want, rocker switches, momentary push buttons, and so on. *** IF you use On/Off switches though, you MUST use additional software (SVMapper, Xpadder, etc.) so that the computer can figure out how to "blip" a key stroke when you flip a switch to on. If you don't use software, then flipping an on/off switch would essentially be like holding the key down on the keyboard. Hope this helps. To give you an idea of what I've used to power my control panels (in the first picture) Leo Bodnar BU0836 #1 (2 of them in here), 6, 7. Leo Bodnar BU0836A #9 (3 in there), #10 (2 in there). Keyboards #2, 3, 4, 5, 8. X-keys in the newest IL-2 BoS. - Apache600
  13. Just used the Promo code for myself and purchased the Premium addition. Is there any rule that prohibits me from giving the Standard versions promo code to a friend?
  14. had my wedding reception there ... and the wife picked the location too! It's a fantastic place
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