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  1. So in other words, maybe there will be an update, maybe there won't. Nobody knows. Of course you could try installing the P3D v4 scenery in P3D v5 to see if it works. This is not officially supported, but it does work on some sceneries. But it's all at your own risk, don't blame Aerosoft if it doesn't work. As a last resort, Inibuilds has created a number of compatibility patches to make P3D v4 sceneries work in P3D v5. Note that in that case Aerosoft cannot provide support for this scenery (they couldn't anyway since it's not officially P3D v5 compatible) and Inibuilds only gives support on the patch. Not on the rest of the scenery.
  2. No, I don't uncheck the add-ons I'm not using. I have everything enabled all the time. That's one of the benefits of using modern sims, everything that isn't near you isn't loaded. Therefor it makes no difference if it's enabled or not, why put effort in it? That traffic add-on might eat into your fps quite a bit, try disabling AI traffic and see what frames you get then. About RAM, don't just automatically assume your current RAM will work on your next system. It might not! It's always recommended that when you replace the motherboard, you replace the RAM as well. If your current RAM is too slow for your next CPU, it might drag the whole system down. That is, if it fits at all...
  3. That sounds like a very reasonable setup, however I'm missing one thing: RAM. Not quite unimportant. The motherboard you chose supports up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM, however you won't need that much. Still, in order to match the rest of your system I would go for at least 32 GB of RAM. 16 GB would be too little, it would drag the rest of the system down. The CPU you picked has a DDR4-3200 memory specification, so that RAM speed would be the best. About the SSD, this motherboard supports two M.2 SSD's, which are faster than old-fashioned SATA SSD's. I would definitely recommend that. How big they are is up to you to decide, but don't pick too small SSD's. You don't want to be short of disk space on either drive.
  4. I recommend to install it on an additional drive, however before all make sure the drive which the sim is installed on is an SSD. In the rare case you got a computer with one SSD and one HDD, it would even be better to install Windows on the HDD so you got the SSD available for your sim. Of course it's best if they're both SSDs, but if that's impossible this is the next best choice.
  5. I agree on that, the lack of an A330-200 is the reason I haven't bought the A330 so far. To me the A330-200 is just as much A330 as the 300, they both need to be included in the package to call it a complete package. I'm not buying a package that isn't complete.
  6. I agree with Dave here and would buy something else. That PC might be sufficient for what you got in mind, but it's not future-proof. At some point in the future you will want to switch to a newer sim, FSX is already on it's last legs. Soon it won't be supported anymore. When buying a new computer you shouldn't only look at what you need it for now, you should look at what you will need it for in the future. Otherwise you got a problem when the time comes to switch to a newer sim, you'd have to buy a new computer all over again in a few years. That would be a waste of the one you're buying now. Instead it's better to spend a little more money so you won't have to buy a new computer when the time comes to upgrade. Looking at the specifications you picked I see a number of potential problems. First of all the SSD, which is too small. If I were you I'd pick two larger SSD's, one for Windows and the rest of your programs and one for your sim. And that SSD for your sim should better be big, looking at my own system I already got nearly 500 GB in use for P3D alone (that includes FS Global Ultimate NG). And there are still some things left to be installed. Luckily I got 750 GB available, so I won't be short for a while. And that's not counting my SSD with Windows on it. Also you didn't mention anything about RAM. While FSX is limited at 8 GB due to it being 32-bits, this doesn't apply to the newer 64-bits sims such as P3D v4/v5 and X-Plane. For those sims, 16 GB is just about sufficient at the moment however to be future-proof I would recommend 32 GB. The CPU and GPU you picked would be classified as mediocre. Sufficient at the moment, but not future-proof. Invest a little bit more and your computer will last so much longer, it's just the difference between being able to run add-ons that will come out in the future and not being able to run them. Last but not least, I would definitely recommend you to leave FSX behind and upgrade to a newer sim. All of the add-ons you mentioned are available for P3D v4. From my personal experience I can say P3D v4 runs faster and more smooth than FSX. A few years ago I made that upgrade myself and I never felt sorry about it. Nowadays FSX is nothing but a memory, I wouldn't want to switch back. The fact that P3D is 64-bits makes a world of difference, the rather frequent OOMs in FSX because I was pushing the limits haven't ever occurred in P3D, and I'm pushing that harder than I was pushing FSX.
  7. Is it not shown with the download link under instant downloads? That's where all my serial numbers are for products purchased through Aerosoft.
  8. The issues with the trust levers in the old Airbus Extended sound familiar, I remember I had them too. You could only throttle up, but never down. That's the reason I never paid much attention to it and basically never learned to fly it. Recently I've bought the update to the Airbus Pro and the trust levers work as they should, that issue has been fixed. So now I can finally learn to fly those birds.
  9. I suspect it could be a software thing. Antivirus maybe? Some antivirus packages are quite heavy on the system, restricting resources to other applications such as flight sim. Other than that I agree with the posts above that the CPU and GPU are quite outdated, but that should not be the major problem. P3D doesn't lean on the CPU as much as FSX did, in fact it hardly makes any difference. Although not the best CPU, it should be sufficient. It can't be the GPU either, I got one less than you (GTX 960) with the same amount of memory and I get higher frames than you. It could be that 16 GB RAM isn't enough, or that you have slower RAM installed than your motherboard can cope with. I got 32 GB RAM myself, that could be the reason for my higher frame rate. Last but not least, how is the cooling in your system? Do you have a sufficient cooler for your CPU and GPU? Don't they get too hot? Might there be dust clogging up inside your system? Or even worse, nicotine (often a problem if you smoke near the computer). Laptops are known to throttle down if they get too hot, causing all kinds of problems. But if the cooling is insufficient it could happen with desktops as well.
  10. Congratulations Emi A very worthy and highly respected person here on the forums. We might not always agree, but that doesn't mean I don't see the value of your posts. Not only are there a lot of them, each and every one of them makes these forums better than they already were. Keep going! Regarding that becoming a pilot, I had my suspicions about that but I wasn't sure. I think it's great! The 737 is a fantastic aircraft, I love flying it in the sim. I suppose in real life it's even better.
  11. That wasn't the question Herman. The question was if it's still in development since it hasn't been released at all. Not for P3D v5 and not for P3D v4 either. Only for X-Plane, but when it was announced it was announced as a dual development for both platforms. Back then there was no P3D v5, nobody had ever heard of it. The question was about the P3D v4 development.
  12. There is already a dedicated topic for requests: Please post your requests there, in other places they will be ignored. This tread can be closed.
  13. First of all, this looks like a request to me and there is a dedicated place for requests: However to answer your question, FSDG has announced that they will develop the new Istanbul airport. Initially for P3D v4 but it's likely they'll release an X-Plane version later as well. They've done so with all of their sceneries, I don't see this being an exception. With Aerosoft being a publisher for FSDG it will be available through Aerosoft as well.
  14. No I didn't, I don't have any Linux system running. It's worth a try.
  15. I'm back from my trip to Bari, but unfortunately I the SD-card I had the pictures that I took on appears to be broken. So unless you know someone who can fix a broken SD-card I'm afraid I took all those pictures for nothing. I had a nice collection of photos, but unable to recover them. Of course this is the biggest problem for me. It's not just Bari Airport, it's my whole holiday that is left without a single picture now.
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