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by Sparky
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: This weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: This weekend

Everytime I restart due to game problem or mods on/off the darned thing starts up "Steamtours" which eats up 12%-18% or my GPU for no good reason. So I start task manager every time I restart the game and turn off staemtours. Maybe you could do that with your problem? I hesitate to suggest that as y...
by Sparky
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: This weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: This weekend

Everytime I restart due to game problem or mods on/off the darned thing starts up "Steamtours" which eats up 12%-18% or my GPU for no good reason. So I start task manager every time I restart the game and turn off staemtours. Maybe you could do that with your problem? I hesitate to suggest that as y...
by Sparky
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Merlin's magic Pimax 8K demonstrated on IL2, err, no, on DCS
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Pre-ordered Pimax 5K+ VR headset

Pimax preorder opened up a couple days ago but I couldn't get the website ordering to work until today. I preordered the Pimax 5K+ headset only, because I have the Vive base stations already with my Vive Pro. I may receive it in January. All indications are that the 5K+ headset is better for sharp i...
by Sparky
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Flight controls - re convo on WhatsApp
Replies: 17
Views: 1591

Re: Flight controls - re convo on WhatsApp

I use this https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/textiles-rugs/rugs/stopp-anti-slip-underlay-art-80227877/ Works like a charm on my wooden floor, no adhesives required. Looks like Gosho's idea will work well. My problem was that I had the pedals way out forward as in a real fighter so when I used ful...
by Sparky
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Flight controls - re convo on WhatsApp
Replies: 17
Views: 1591

Re: Flight controls - re convo on WhatsApp

I read few reviews where people were a bit skeptical regarding the ruggedness and toughness of the Thrustmaster pedals. What is your experience? I found my TM pedals slid around on the smooth floor so I put a bit of glue under each little rubber pad. I thought the plastic might not last but they lo...
by Sparky
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

Re: VR freezing up in multi-player

I think your VR freezing days will be over once you have that monster [new computer] up and running. You were correct, sir. The old problem is gone. :Thumbup Only one VR blackout with the new computer and that was at the very start of a mission, not like of old. I can even record missions. I do NOT...
by Sparky
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Fritz leaves Kalach
Replies: 19
Views: 1940

Re: Feldwebel Fritz leaves Kalach

...that's the amusing part - my squadmates kept formation and didn't fly off to continue the mission. ...back in the Roger Wilco days.... You were the mission leader. They did exactly as they should and the emissions guidelines (no tawdry remarks, children) might prevent radio transmissions asking ...
by Sparky
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Am I missing new pilots ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Am I missing new pilots ?

Tom wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:06 pm
...we all like a quiet life.
Yes, Tom's lazy inverted low high-speed pass and roll through the landing pattern full of crippled, smoking aircraft trying to land with bits falling off.

The quiet life. :Peace
by Sparky
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Fritz leaves Kalach
Replies: 19
Views: 1940

Re: Feldwebel Fritz leaves Kalach

Thanks all! Looking forward to getting into the Ops on Sundays - and a big thanks to Merlin for the OTU flights. I'll make sure to get all the skins installed tonight. - If you do anything exceptional make it a good one or they will never let you forget it. Heh - yes. ... Like the time ...long flig...
by Sparky
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 243
Views: 41431

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: 243
Views: 41431

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
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR freezing up in multi-player
Replies: 30
Views: 2866

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: 30
Views: 2866

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: 853

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: 3
Views: 629

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....