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  1. Is this not the scenery you were talking about? https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/edja-allgäu-airport-memmingen-release.449665/
  2. I just took a look at that competition and it's looking very good, payware quality. One way this scenery can create a market for itself is by supporting other platforms as well. I've already seen a few X-Plane requests, I would definitely buy a P3D v4 version myself. MSFS, no matter how beautiful it might be, is just not the right sim for me. I've always considered it extremely foolish of Aerosoft to not pay attention to the competition, any self-respecting developer/publisher always keeps an eye on the competition as it affects your market. Demand for a certain product can get from sky high to zero in a blink of an eye if a competitor decides to take up that demand. The market is never static, it's constantly changing. So you just spent giant amounts of money developing a scenery, however your competitor did a better job and took away your market. It results in you hardly getting any sales and making a giant loss on the product. So be it, that's what you just said Mathijs. For example a few years ago Aerosoft developed Kiruna airport while ORBX had just released their Kiruna. How many copies of Aerosoft Kiruna were sold, and how much did market research predict? No, you don't have to tell me. But I do bet the actual number of sales was way lower than predicted because of the competition. Don't get me wrong, I think there is a market for Memmingen. Just not for MSFS anymore, that market has already been taken care of. But the market for P3D and X-Plane is still there, so your development so far isn't worthless. But that's just my opinion, feel free to disagree.
  3. I saw that Aerosoft Bratislava has been released, which is great. However before I buy it I got a question about it. On the product page it's listed under the P3D v4 category and below the product name it says P3D v4/v5, however looking at the picture it says "Add-on for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5". There's no mentioning of v4 in the picture. This image shows what I mean: I've put green squares around the areas which I mean. I guess it probably is compatible with P3D v4, but I wanted to make sure of that. Just because at one place it only says v5 and not v4.
  4. This is great, thanks very much! I already have a scenery for this airport (Fsxcenery) which does the job but that's all that can be said about it. Knowing Aerosoft, it'll be a masterpiece.
  5. Agreed on FSX customers, but P3D customers? I find that hard to believe. I'm one of those P3D customers (still on P3D v4 and no intention to switch any time soon) and I'm still buying add-ons. My latest purchase was MK-Studios Helsinki. Agreed, this is not an Aerosoft product but for me as a customer there is little difference. I's a great scenery that is worth buying, so I bought it. My latest Aerosoft purchase was Hamburg Professional. So as you can see, I buy what is being released that is of interest to me. All you got to do is release and you got at least one customer for it.
  6. You also have a scenery for that airport for P3D and for X-Plane. It might not have that exact name, it doesn't matter much. Most people don't know the exact title of the product they have, but they do know which airport it is and obviously they know which sim they're using. Therefor I agree with this request. To be clear, you have these three products: Aerosoft Airport Cologne/Bonn Cologne/Bonn Professional Airport Cologne/Bonn XP It's easy to mistake one for another, therefor you can't be clear enough for which platform a product is. It should be mentioned on every occasion. Even better, the platform should be included in the title.
  7. Pictures can easily appear distorted, but it definitely is San Francisco. Keep in mind that you don't have to be that far from an airport for it to appear very little on the screen, this aircraft is still fairly close.
  8. I agree with Mathijs, just replace the internal drive. A few years ago SSD/HDD combis were still common. Nowadays they're more and more being replaced with full SSDs, certainly for gaming laptops that's a must. It's easily doable, just unscrew the SSD/HDD lid at the bottom of the laptop, take it out and put a new SSD back in it's place. You would of course need to reinstall Windows, but that's doable. USB 3.0 has it's limits when it comes to speed, it might not be fast enough. With an internal SSD you don't have that problem.
  9. If you really want to, you can order your MSFS2020 DVD version at AviationMegaStore in the Netherlands. They do ship to the USA. Keep in mind that shipment is not exactly cheap, but it is possible. Also the high shipment costs are partly being compensated because, as an American, you don't pay VAT on your purchase. Standard version: https://www.aviationmegastore.com/flight-simulator-2020---standard-4015918149440-microsoft-4015918149440-flight-simulation/product/?action=prodinfo&art=171032 Premium deluxe version: https://www.aviationmegastore.com/flight-simulator-2020---premium-deluxe-german-box-version--10-x-dvds-are-english--4015918149518-ger-microsoft-4015918149518-ger-flight-simulation/product/?action=prodinfo&art=172213
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  11. You could order it from the AviationMegaStore in the Netherlands. They have it on stock and as far as I know they do ship to America. Keep in mind the shipment costs are quite high, but that's partly being compensated because you don't pay VAT on your purchase.
  12. That used to be true for FS2004 and FSX as they could only use one core and ignore the rest, but with modern sims like P3D that's not the case anymore. They can spread their work over multiple cores, so the more cores you got the more powerful your CPU. Basically you can see it as a crew of men doing a load of work, for example let's say they're moving boxes. You got the choice, 4 men each moving 20 boxes a minute or 8 men each moving 16 boxes a minute. The result is that with the 4 men crew a total of 80 boxes a minute are being moved, while with the 8 men crew 128 boxes a minute are being moved. So even while the 8 men crew work slower, the fact that there's more of them still makes the entire crew faster.
  13. Since you mentioned a budget of £650, I guess you're based in the UK. Unfortunately I couldn't find prices for the UK, but I could find prices for the Netherlands. They're in Euros instead of Pounds, but I guess it doesn't make much difference. How does this sound? AMD Ryzen 7 3700X socket AM4 processor € 299,00 ASUS PRIME A320M-K, socket AM4 motherboard € 47,90 Gainward GeForce GTX 1660 Pegasus graphics card € 202,90 G.Skill 16GB DDR-4 3200 kit memory € 56,90 Patriot P210, 512 GB SSD € 53,90 Windows 10 Professional OEM € 11,95 Total € 672,55 At the current exchange rate that would be £ 607,65, making it suit within your budget with a little surplus. That's for prices that might be different in the UK than they are in the Netherlands, although I don't expect them to be much different. Also there might be space for a little extra, such as 32 GB RAM (recommended) or a bigger SSD (512 GB might be a bit small). But those are decisions to be made once you know the prices in the UK.
  14. Usually I'm one of the guys giving advice here, but this time I'm looking for some input to come to a good decision. My current video card is getting a bit outdated. It's a GeForce GTX 960 with 2 GB GDDR5 memory (ASUS GTX 960 Mini OC). Not much special these days. One disadvantage is that it only has one DVI output, so technically only one monitor can be connected to it. However I have three monitors and use a Matrox Triplehead2Go Digital Edition to connect them all to my system. And while it's all still functional, I'm thinking about updating. A better videocard on which all three monitors can be directly connected, abolishing the need for the TripleHead2Go. This is mainly due to the drivers and software for the TripleHead2Go getting outdated (they're not updated anymore) and slowing down the system. The video card I got my eyes on is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Mini OTX OC 6G. It comes with three DisplayPort connectors, so all three monitors can be directly connected (although I will need adapter plugs since the monitors can only be connected through DVI, they don't have a DisplayPort connection). For details, this is the card I'm eyeing. https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/1413374/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-mini-itx-oc-6g.html But before I make my purchase, I'd like to hear what others think. By the way, the rest of my system looks as follows: Motherboard: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 2 CPU: Intel Core i7-7800X Memory: 32 GB DDR4-2132 / PC4-17000 (2x 16 GB) Drives: 1x Kingston SKC1000960G NVMe 960 GB (for Windows and other applications), 1x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 750 GB (for P3D v4) and 1x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3 TB 7200 RPM HDD (for storage) Optical drive: Plextor BD-R PX-B950SA Any thoughts?
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