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About Caribpilot

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  1. Any news on next update?

    I'm using FSX-SE. The product page says that the requirements are "Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce® or AMD Radeon, 512 MB VRAM" I'm guessing this is just the very minimum but doesn't promise the smoothest experience? I do plan on upgrading in the future, but I was just a little puzzled that I get a smooth VC with other add-ons.
  2. Any news on next update?

    FX-8120 3.1GHz AMD 6670 1G Video 16 GB RAM As a comparison, I can get up to 25-30fps with the NGX, 777, Q400 etc. The CRJ is smooth in the exterior view, but the only decrease in performance is experienced in the VC when all of the displays are on. When using the panel state feature of "DAVE", during the transition of panel states the fps increases during that time and then it drops a bit when the displays are loaded.
  3. Any news on next update?

    The problem I've been having with performance is only when in the VC. The fps in the VC drops quite a bit and while I don't always like drawing comparisons, I have other more complex add-ons that are outstanding in performance in the VS and exterior.
  4. Any news on next update?

    I can understand the shift to P3Dv4 but I'm glad FSX hasn't been fully dumped by developers. My only concern with P3D is the constant need to buy new versions. Looking forward to the new update. It would be nice to see landing light reflections on the FSX model since FSX users don't have the benefit of dynamic lighting. If this isn't possible that's fine, but it would really make the aircrafts appearance a night a bit more realistic. Will there be any performance improvements?
  5. HUD Option

    After doing a bit of research, it seems that no US CRJ operators use the HUD. Althought it is not planned, perhaps this would be a nice addition to a future update.
  6. Cabin Lights

    Its also part of airlines regulations in the event of an emergency I suppose.
  7. HUD Option

    Understood. Not a problem, but it would have been a good option to have nonetheless.
  8. Just a suggestion, would it be possible to create an option that allows you to add or remove the HUD from the virtual cockpit? Since some airlines do not have this option, it might be of benefit to allow users to choose whether it is installed in the aircraft or not. Also, it may be a means of improving performance?
  9. Cockpit Lighting

    On another note, with FSX SE, the wing inspection lights do not work. The switch works just fine, but there is no lighting effects on the exterior model.
  10. Cockpit Lighting

    While I can't be insistant, the lighting in the screenshot is indeed appropriate while at the gate since the dome light is typically on at that time. When flying however, the dome light is usually off and as a result the cockpit environment should be a bit darker. Looking at other add-ons, they also show the cockpit environment as having different light intensities when the dome light is on or off. The last time I sat in the jumpseat of a Dash 8 at night, the cockpit back lighting and instrument lights were sufficient to not spill your coffee . Even when at the gate, the dome light may not be used if the lights from the open cockpit door and exterior airport lights give the cockpit sufficient illumination. At the gate Taxi/Takeoff/Landing
  11. Cockpit Lighting

    I attached a screenshot. The cockpit lights look like the dome light is on constantly, but it should be a bit darker under normal night time ops when flying. If the dome light were on in the VC, this exterior view of the cockpit lights would be perfect. But when it is off and the flood lights are on in the VC, the cockpit should appear darker at night when viewing the exterior model.
  12. Cockpit Lighting

    This is with FSX SE. But only when viewing the airport exterior model. The cockpit lights are a bit too bright and it seems more appropriate when the dome light is on rather than the typical cockpit panel lights.
  13. Is there a way that the cockpit lighting in the exterior model can be adjusted or modified in a future update? It seems like the dome light is constantly on which is surely not a realistic look when flying at night.
  14. Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    I've always thought that older aircraft offered much more character and in most cases be much more fun to fly than newer aircraft. I've been following the development of this project and I can't wait to see the end results. Knowing how to manage aircraft systems, operating the INS and hand flying an aircraft such as the DC-8 spells years of fun flying ahead for simmers. By the way, does anyone know what routes were typically flown by the DC-8-50?
  15. Cabin Lights

    True, but then again the doors are not controlled by the pilots either is just a suggestion though so no worries.