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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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-202
  4. Not just in Germany. That's of course the primary market, but I would enjoy them as well here in the Netherlands. Stadtlohn-Vreden was one of the first Limesim airfields and it's very close to the Dutch-German border, a must-buy.
  5. There is a dedicated topic for requests:
  6. 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.
  7. Very true. Another thing to keep in mind is that most people who are still using FSX have been doing so for a long time. They already used FSX when it was still a new and popular platform, and that's when all the add-ons for FSX were released. That's also when they bought those add-ons. And now that FSX is old and outdated, they don't buy add-ons for FSX anymore for the simple reason that they already got every FSX add-on they're interested in. They already bought these add-ons years ago and they're still using them. Therefor it doesn't matter what you do with the price
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 whi
  11. Agreed. Certainly when a sim is "just out", there aren't a lot of add-ons for it yet. For P3D on the other hand, there are a whole lot more add-ons. And since it's the add-ons that make the sim, P3D will remain the preferred platform for the foreseeable future. Maybe in a few years, when the number of add-ons for MSFS has grown, I'll give it a try. Or maybe not, that remains to be seen. After all it's not that much of an improvement over P3D, if Lockheed Martin releases a few updates for v5 they bring their product up to the same level as MSFS. So what's the gain?
  12. This one has just been announced. https://fselite.net/previews/mk-studios-unveils-rome-fiumicino/ So far it's just MK Studios, no mentioning of Aerosoft as a publisher so far.
  13. With the current software I agree with you, you won't see the difference. However the same thing was said a few years ago about the difference between 16 and 32 GB. Back then 32 GB was overkill, you wouldn't see the difference. Nowadays 16 GB is still sufficient, but it's not overkill anymore. The difference is noticeable. And that'll be the case here as well. Right now 64 GB is overkill, in a few years it won't be anymore.
  14. These two are no longer part of the Aerosoft portfolio. The developer of those sceneries switched from FSDG to FlyTampa and took the rights to the sceneries with him. They are now under the FlyTampa brand. On the FlyTampa forums the developer has already said that in time these sceneries will be updated to P3D v5.
  15. Indeed it would. Only question that would arise is if X should tell the user name of the person who liked or thanked, or should it just say "somebody", leaving it anonymous. Actually, I don't really care. It's up to Aerosoft to decide.
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