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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 a aviation sim fanatic. Enjoy aviation immensely. Worked as line supervisor for refueling ops. If anything has to do with flying, count me in.

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  1. I’ve experienced this as well, same location.
  2. Just fired off a ticket via support. We’ll see what happens. Thanks again for your support too! I thought it was just me.
  3. Music The common thread we all seem to have regardless of nationality, race, gender, age, geo-location, etc. Just browsing this thread is incredible with the variations. Nothing “new” or “groundbreaking” in thought mind you, just saying. Human creativity never ceases to amaze me at times. I mean, heavy metal and the Red Baron? Who would have connected the dots on THAT one?! It’s also nice seeing everyone express their own individual likes in this thread and not bashing others for what they listen to.
  4. Prop animation works fine...it’s the prop SPINNER that’s not working correctly...
  5. Your quote here struck a cord with me most of all. Little did I know how much my gamer name would come to mean in real life. Without going into much detail I was very abruptly diagnosed with Stage 3 multi myeloma cancer in 2014 with 80% bone infection from head to toe and because of my protein levels skyrocketing due to the cancer, little to no kidney function as well (GFR had dropped to 14 - 40 is failing). Upon further investigation the cancer only accounted for 1% of all cancers and yet caused 2% of all mortalities. The average life expectancy at the time was 5 years post chemo. Talk about ready to die. I felt as though I was tied down to train tracks shackled with chains and no escape. Hopeless. Futile. Within 3 days in the hospital my kidneys miraculously started heading back up on their own without the need for dialysis. Five months later my final bone biopsy saw only 2-3% plasma cell cancer. Fast forward to today and with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester 12 minutes from our new home now (we moved here just for that) they couldn’t detect a cancer cell using their latest technology down to 1/10,000 of 1%. My prognosis for the next 5 years of coming out of remission is now slim to none. Am I “cured”? No, of course not. Overwhelming odds (98% in fact) that at some point I will indeed come back out of remission. I’ll use your line here - “Because as long as you’re alive, there’s a chance of things getting better”. Bingo. You nailed it. Hope. I congratulate you on stepping forward in getting the help you needed, in coming forward and being able to openly discuss this with us and powering forward though the darkest of times when all hope seemed lost. Perhaps with the time we have been gifted new paths will be forged and new discoveries made. To use that old line, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Keep the faith and thanks for sharing.
  6. I too noticed a performance hit after the last Steam VR update. That did it for me so now using OpenComposite.
  7. Yeah. Looks great. And it’s being developed to run on the XBone One and the PC so ya can kiss the FM goodbye. Thread needs to be merged.
  8. Maker’s Mark is pretty good but the hell if I’d waste a drop of it on a VR headset.
  9. All I know is one time while I was just about to come to a dead stop in my 109 after taxiing to parking a zombie ground crew member continued to walk into my starboard leading edge and promptly face-planted himself beneath my right wing. That was some funny shit.
  10. Yeah, no doubt moderator will move this thread to the model thread as noted above under the Free Subject forum so these works of art can been seen and get the credit they deserve (well, I mean not like they aren’t here but you know). Good stuff.
  11. Yup. This is what I’m getting also. Funny thing is on the planes with no spinner animation if you go outside view and set levers where they belong, hit the keyboard command to start and watch the animation for a brief second or two - the spinner animation seems to want to work - but only for a brief second or so before going static. First noticed this days ago after latest update but now how many days into the update it was I’m unsure of. Was flying an FW190 D-9 in quick combat and want to the outside view to see what damage was caused out of a recent pass and went into the “things that make you say hmmm” mode when I saw the black spinner with the white swirl not in motion! Whoa. Dis ain’t right! Then like above post began finding it on numerous aircraft, but not all for some bizarre reason as we yet to find out why. The prop animation works fine through all of this, it’s just the stupid spinners that seemed to have gotten some coding whacked - or whatever! The kick in the teeth came when I did a complete uninstall thinking I had files corrupted and upon re-install the problem still persisted! Argh! Like opening a Christmas present on Christmas morning and expecting it to be that 1/32 scale model kit you were eyeballing and dropping hints over for months only to discover it’s a used Amazon shipping box with two sets of Haynes sweat socks in it. ...sigh...
  12. Wow. Thanks EVERYONE! I’ll just sort it all out and don’t think I’ll go the route as originally planned either. Good stuff to digest! Thanks so much again!
  13. So to make sure...Tomcat do you fly in VR and experiencing no spinner animation with the FW190 (as just one example)? Some planes do, some planes now don’t. If this is indeed the case I wonder why more aren’t on here griping? As if I’m the only one I guess. I just downloaded the whole sim again and it STILL PERSIST. Exact same problem even after a reinstall. And thanks! I appreciate you taking the time for your feedback!
  14. I don’t mean to hijack the OP’s thread, buuutttt...no, not the ASW thing and the funky graphics (namely the gunsight) when looking through towards the prop. That’s cleared up. This funkiness that just occurred last night is the fact that the prop SPINNER itself does not animate and rotate anymore. Go figure. And it’s only on certain aircraft boot! All my 109’s, the FW line, they all refuse to animate the spinner. The P-40, Stuka are fine. The others I didn’t test as this is aggravating enough for me as it is suddenly. This is the part part that refuses to animate anymore...
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