Simstarter NG tricks and tips for TileProxy and FlyInsideFSX VR

Simstarter NG is a fantastic way to launch Prepar3D (P3D), giving you many options that would otherwise be a pain to do and all after the simulation loads in most cases.  But I had to do a little trickery to get it to play nicely with things like TileProxy and for VR using FlyInsideFSX.  I’ll show you a few of my techniques to get around these issues.  There may be other ways of handling things, but this was the quickest and easiest route that I found. Continue reading

Prepar3D v3.1 SSD vs Sata III: Cold Boots Become Toasty Fast

After years of running Flight Simulator X (FSX) and now Prepar3D (P3D) with older SATA drives and dealing with really long load times, it seemed like the perfect time to explore how an upgrade to SSD SATA might really perform.  I ran a series of tests both with P3D on its own SSD drive and also in conjunction with the OS being SSD and found some interesting results.

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Hands-On Review: Xtreme Cities X USA South-Central released for P3D and FSX brings order to the landclass

Xtreme Cities SouthCentral New Orleans plus FTXG + FTXV Night shot TexturePhoto

Scenery Solutions have joined up Flight 1 Software to release a new revolutionary product called Xtreme – USA SouthCentral for both P3D and FSX.  This package alone delivers 16 cities worth of technology never seen before in FSX or P3D.  Below is a small review of the basic features and what i personally have experienced using the product. Continue reading