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by Sparky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 195
Views: 26101
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Re: Welcome Guests.

110s are great fun. Yeah, but I'm glad we don't have to learn a phone-book thick Dash-1 manual and balance fuel between tanks and have partial bus failures and have to know what's AC and what's DC because AC lies and DC dies and I'm glad we can slave controls to HOTAS rather than clickable cockpits ...
by Sparky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 195
Views: 26101
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Re: Welcome Guests.

We learn the campaign aircraft well. Currently flying 1941 Operation Typhoon Jabo missions in Bf-109E7 with extra armor and even after dropping bombs those empty racks slow you down. MiGs are faster. We'll do some work in Bf-110s. Aside from manual radiators and coolers and throttle limits IL2 doesn...
by Sparky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!
Replies: 3
Views: 26
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Re: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

Unfortunately I updated it when it came out. As if my computer needs more problems. :Dizzy

I only use this for IL2 now and mid-week the new rig should arrive.
by Sparky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!
Replies: 3
Views: 26
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DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

This was from credible computer info sources. I manually check for updates and don't know yet whether I'm affected but some users who do the manual search for updates to keep Windows current installed the latest update and lost files, folders, etc. Apparently the program that causes the loss then er...
by Sparky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Oculus Visibility / Graphics settings
Replies: 13
Views: 88
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Re: Oculus Visibility / Graphics settings

I used joy2key as the only way to zoom in VR since you must hit multiple keys and I don't think you can do that with the IL2 keymap page. I use it in admin mode but for the last several months, every time I started up Joy2key it called each component a different number. So the TM joystick which was ...
by Sparky
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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Re: VR freezing up in multi-player

I have a 3TB HDD and a 500GB SSD. Would you put Windows 10 and games all on the SSD?

The computer should arrive this coming week.
by Sparky
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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How much SSD space?

How much SSD space will be required for Wiidows 10, IL2 Stalingrad-Moscow-Kuban-Bodenplatte-Flying Circus-Tank Crew, and DCS World 2.5 with a bunch of aircraft and Nevada, Caucasus, Normandy, Persian Gulf. Will 500GB hold Windows and IL2 and DCS?
by Sparky
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Anyone need IL2 Battle of Moscow?
Replies: 0
Views: 22
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Anyone need IL2 Battle of Moscow?

If anyone still needs the Basic version of Battle of Moscow I have gift copies I can sell you and save you some money.
by Sparky
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Merlin's magic Pimax 8K demonstrated on IL2, err, no, on DCS
Replies: 2
Views: 64
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Merlin's magic Pimax 8K demonstrated on IL2, err, no, on DCS

Here's a video of the new Pimax 5K+ and Pimax 8K VR headsets demonstrated with DCS World 2.5 by a guy that also plays IL2 using a GTX 1080 Ti GPU. Hopefully he'll do a video on IL2 BoX but it's similar except IL2's greater emphasis on visual ID of aircraft type and furball-type close-in dogfighting....
by Sparky
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?
Replies: 6
Views: 32
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Re: Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?

Silk, that's a great idea. Once I find the right chair.
by Sparky
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?
Replies: 6
Views: 32
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Re: Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?

Silk, the pictured Monstertech mount is exactly what I have for the joystick. I have a shorter Monstertech mount for my throttle. To be able to rotate my chair I had to raise the base of the joystick (and throttle) above my knees so I removed the joystick extension tube.
by Sparky
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?
Replies: 6
Views: 32
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Is there a better, more HOTAS sensitive joystick?

I had to remove my joystick extension so I could raise the joystick to accommodate a swivel chair (easier to check six in VR). The Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS joystick is now mounted high and it requires a lot of force to move the stick making it much, much harder to fly precisely, or even marginally...
by Sparky
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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Re: VR freezing up in multi-player

...I had an email from “No”vidia yesterday telling me my new GPU will ship beteeen 5-9 October. Did they specify a year? :Confused My GPU has to ship to the computer manufacturer who assembles the unit. Then they send it to the online seller's warehouse. They presumably ship it to me in time for th...
by Sparky
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 29
Views: 505
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Re: VR freezing up in multi-player

My New-build computer with the Nvidia RDX 2080 Ti GPU wasn't shipped as scheduled because Nvidia delayed the 2080 Ti release for a week (at least) leaving Blackjack and I waiting. For me there's a special 'gift' due to timing. The tentative new 2080 Ti release date, and thus charging and sale date o...
by Sparky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Charlie's Creative Room
Topic: FW-190 A-8
Replies: 8
Views: 155
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Re: FW-190 A-8

Well done. How do you find the time?

The backlit, head-on photo on the wet (appearing) pavement is my favorite photo. Very nice work and nice detailed story.