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Some fiddly bits in VictoriaPlus V8 PNW in Prepar3d

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 Leave a comment

A user reviews VictoriaPlus V8 PNW

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 2 comments

Sam Jay has kindly posted his impressions of VictoriaPlus.

New toy

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 Leave a comment

I finally replaced my dying laptop, and decided in one swoop to also move flight simulator testing to a newer laptop.  I chose the Lenovo Y50 from Newegg, which I’m quite happy with.  Specs:

  • Windows 8.1 – a joke of a user interface, which I’ve bypassed by using Classic Shell.  No wonder Mac visitors to my website have gone from 5% to 15%!
  • 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4700HQ
  • WDC WD10S21X-24R1BT0-SSHD-8GB [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB)
  • 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GTX-860M 2GB (Maxwell)
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display

So I can run P3D at last (although I don’t like the washed out colours much and I can’t adjust sat/gamma/contrast on the NVidia card to correct this), but it’s good for testing so I am content.  At least I was once I convinced P3D not to use the lousy integrated graphics using the NVidia control panel.

One of my big issues for testing was FSX load time which is now down to  11 seconds to get to the sandbox, and 86 seconds to load a complicated area like VictoriaPlus.  These were both several minutes on my old rig.

I’m still slowly migrating applications.

Another distributor for VictoriaPlus V8 PNW

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment

I’m delighted to announce another great distributor for VictoriaPlus V8 PNW: SimMarket, which has done such a great job at selling VancouverPlus over the years, joins the FlightSim Store as another great place to enhance the Victoria area.

VictoriaPlus V8 PNW is #1 for the week at FSS

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 Leave a comment

Thanks for your support, folks.  VictoriaPlus V8 PNW is today ranked #1 for the week at the Flightsim Store.

VictoriaPlus V8 PNW SP1 released!

Monday, August 18th, 2014 18 comments

Now available at the Flightsim Store!  If you purchased from there, you do not need to upgrade, you have the latest.  Current owners/donators get a free upgrade.  Log in to the Flightsim store (or create an account) using the same email address you used for your PayPal payment when you bought directly from me.  Go ahead and select VictoriaPlus for purchase, and you will find it available at a price of $0.00.  Dig deep and pay up!

Getting close on VictoriaPlus V8 PNW

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 Leave a comment

2014-8-16_12-59-54-343A release candidate is being built shortly. Testers found a bunch of minor glitches and had many very useful suggestions for improvement. It’s a much better product now!

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