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    Old school sim guy. Started on board games in the '70's with the likes of AH's Luftwaffe, 1776, Squad Leader, Flight Leader, etc., etc. Still play some of them. Also have always enjoyed model building, both plastic and wood (boats and ships) and needless to say am an aviation sim fanatic. First flight sim was for my 150MB HD on my Macintosh called Fly!. It had a rogue grayed out 737 that would sporadically land any which way it desired and defy the laws of physics...and that was it for other air traffic at the time! Later I graduated to a PC and played F/A-18 Hornet and thought that was the “cats meow”.

    Enjoy aviation immensely. Worked as line supervisor for refueling ops. If anything has to do with flying, count me in. Also worked for a while on restoring a C-47 that flew the D-Day invasion before the owner decided to sell it and it went back across the big pond.

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  1. Even more OT but eagerly awaiting to see how the new damage modeling affects ground structures, if anything.
  2. Thank you sir! Going to check for admin rights. All my games are installed on their own partition luckily. Learned about dreaded (x86) problems long ago. Yeah, just posted here as a shot in the dark but thanks! I’ll go over the exe. file to make sure.
  3. Thread revived as my problem is apparently trying to load IL-2 1946 with W10. It starts loading but at 50% it stops every single time. Searches prove futile as recommended fixes are all over the place. So in this day and age without having another computer available that is 10-15 years out of date is there any way to have it fully load and start?
  4. Agreed. For some bizarre reason I hate the way the P-51 and P-47 looks in the razerback but think the lines look so much better in the bubbletop. Now with the Hurricane I love the way she looks with the airframe meeting up with the cockpit area. Perhaps it’s because of the Hurricane’s strikingly ‘upshot lower jaw line’ that balances her out. Well, whatever it is I can’t wait either. I definitely smell a complete makeover of the BoB perhaps coming in this series especially with the upcoming maps and plane sets including the V-1. Wow - actually using Hurricanes to depict, er, Hurricanes! I’m gonna have to watch it all the way through sometime if I can own it streaming instead of DVD that way I can sit in the car and watch it while wife turns loose in a given store with the debit card. I get sick of the CG stuff aka Red Tails especially when represented as a typical Lucas Tie Fighter but given the allotment of birds still flying I suppose not much choice. Don’t know how Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines has eluded me all these years. Going to track down also. “Or how I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes” rofl... Yes, the RAF blues look quite the Sierra Hotel India Tango too. I love my WW2 US Army mechanics field sweater here in the Minnesota winters. Very heavy knit too like the RAF version. The RAF a indeed seems to be always depicted as a jolly good flying club to wit whenever I feel the urge to take one of their steeds into the air I always must properly cap off the sortie with putting my legs up and drinking some proper English tea and some bites of scones - pinky finger extended of course. Jolly good stuff! Cheers! Aha! Found it. Done!
  5. Cool color video! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Rockstar REALLY makes one appreciate what we have as a team backing the GB series. I think this pic pretty well sums it up.
  7. ...which is how I suspect this topic started.
  8. Wow. Wish Bemidji was closer to me. Seems like all the cool aviation stuff is all from the Twin Cities and northward. So glad these were saved. Invaluable for restorations.
  9. As stated above, it is! I was REAL hesitant on giving up my 2D experience in 4K with 42” of viewing area. My buddy came to visit and brought his Oculus Rift along for me to try. He installed the headset software then handed it to me and in my very first experience I swore as I banked they Spitfire to the right I could feel myself sliding to the outside of the seat. Now I have the Rift S and never fly 2D unless I’m doing it for screenshots or testing. I’ll most likely put the original Rift on eBay soon. My other buddy came to visit and the feeling of being in the cockpit was enough that after he decided to actually turn the aircraft he stalled it halfway through and had to quickly yank the headset off because of the spiral stall he felt as though he was going to get sick lol. To add a little more immersion instead of using the headset I keep my external speakers cranked up as it allows all the engine vibrations to be felt through my rudder peddles (subwoofer) and hands (desktop speaker behind the Samsung TV being used as a monitor).
  10. Sublime... I’d also post this in the Technical and Bug Issues forum section, if it doesn’t get moved there first. You may want to submit a ticket on it too.
  11. Today upon looking for some P-47 manuals I stumbled upon this website which contains a whole slew of downloadable .pdf manuals from WW2 for fighters, bombers, etc. for Japanese, American, British, etc. aircraft so I thought I’d share. I was looking for the official WW2 manuals covering the P-47D so I now have all the bases covered for the B, C, D and G models and with a separate manual I downloaded I could also print for the N model as well if and whenever needed. I then went ahead and printed the one out (shown below) on cover smooth 80lb white paper, then used my trusty Fellowes binding thingamajiggy and bound it into a booklet for “homework” in order to better get to know this bird. All for the cost of a little ink and some paper. The manuals can be found here; https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/topics/other-mechanical-systems-tech.64/ To give you an idea of what they are I took some pics of the one I downloaded and made up. Hope some of you may find this useful
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