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  1. I just love the crackle of that V-12. Sweet.
  2. Well, that's better than under-thinking it. And you're the man with the answers!
  3. RIF I get the feeling you're not really reading my posts. As I noted, I am planning to re-build my PC. I am not going to try to run the sim on my current rig.
  4. Well, I'm glad to get through the gristle to the meat. And from an insider at that. Regarding that last bit first, the research I've done over the past couple of days finds that the value of the /3GB and /PAE switches ranges from none to very little for most users. I don't know how much of a risk they represent. But it doesn't matter. There is no real reward to weigh against it. http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm As for the effect on FPS - the actual question I asked - "a substantial and appreciable increase" is a big factor. Has testing produced a specific estimate or range - i.e., x fps versus y fps? Or is your description based on anecdotal evidence? Either way, it is helpful. Regarding the issue of stability, the CTD rate you cite for 32-bit OS - 80 percent or more per session - is remarkable. I'm surprised the developer would even release the game in a 32-bit version. But even if I have to upgrade to the 64-bit OS, that move would apparently be a little less painful than I thought, if my license is good for a 64-bit version. Thanks for the info.
  5. 0 for 2 Your assumption that my current hardware is 64-bit is incorrect. It is 32-bit. Nonetheless, my new hardware will be 64-bit. However, as far as any general performance increase related to running a 64-bit OS, I'm sure I would enjoy my email or letters opening in 1.9 seconds instead of 2.6 seconds. But that would not be enough of an incentive for me to buy hundreds of dollars worth of hardware. That's just wrong, or at least very misleading. The end of "mainstream" support has had little or no practical affect on me and most other Windows XP users. Non-security hotfixes have been dropped except for customers who pay fees. Which is what I think you were referring to. Under "extended" support, security hotfixes and updates, as well as other updates, continue free of charge. And there will be no further development of the OS. Well, okay. As noted, Windows XP is 10 years old. I doubt there was much more to be squeezed out of it. But at least I can send a receive a fax. :thumbup: "Some" truth? :)
  6. Non Sequitur City As much as I enjoy being mocked in the third person, I find it odd as a reaction to what I consider a rational approach of asking a couple of questions to gather pertinent information. As I noted in my original post, I am upgrading for the sole purpose of running this sim. Otherwise, my OS, as well as my hardware, performs without problems at every purpose for which I use it. So what would I gain by "upgrading" the OS otherwise? And I would be willing to bet that for every "fanatic adherent" of XP, there are two Windows Vista or Windows 7 users who upgraded to the latest, greatest OS the day it was released without any thought as to whether they need it. I'm sure Bill Gates is very appreciative of your support. But forgive this fanatic if I don't just uninstall my perfectly stable, don't need to re-install it every year, copy of Windows XP x32 and buy and install Windows 7 x64. Also, you somehow seem to have inferred from my two posts, comprising - what? - three question that Windows 7 x64 is not a consideration. And you have made that incorrect inference the focus of your responses. Perhaps if you looked at the questions asked and considered them as tools for gathering information, this could be more helpful to me or anyone else in the same situation. To make it as clear as possible: I have not said I will not upgrade. What I did do is ask whether there is any FPS advantage to Windows 7 x32 or x64. And I noted that I asked specifically about Windows 7 x32 because I have a copy on hand. Stability is also an issue. But that is less of an issue that requires input regarding the experiences of other users. The hardware in use is also a factor. So if I first try Windows XP x32 or Windows 7 x32 and find the game to be unacceptably unstable on my system, I will decide whether to upgrade to Windows 7 x64. As for the argument that because support for Windows XP will expire in 2014, I should upgrade now, why? If something changes and an upgrade to Windows 7 x64 outweighs the hassle of upgrading, I will upgrade. Otherwise, I will upgrade in 2014. Which strikes me as a rational approach.
  7. Just How Much RAM Does This Hog Eat? I understand the load times are shorter with more RAM. As for stuttering based on memory swaps, as I indicated, I intend to install at least 3GB of RAM. Are you saying that the sim uses more than that and will actually go to the swapfile in the game?
  8. I am preparing to re-build my PC - just to run DCS A-10C (sigh) - and would like to confirm my understanding of OS information set forth here. I intend to re-install a 32-bit version of Windows XP but have a 32-bit copy of Windows 7 I could install if it would help. However, what I read here leads me to think there would be no FPS advantage to doing so. In fact, even upgrading to the 64-bit version would not add FPS. Is that correct? The only advantage offered by Windows 7 is that it supports a greater amount of RAM, which improves load times. However, even that may be marginal because of the 3GB switch available to Windows XP users. Is that correct? And feel free to offer any other insights regarding operating systems.
  9. Can you do that in the F-15 in the sim? It's been awhile. but I think I remember reading that is a feature that is not modeled.
  10. In the photo of the Su-33 posted by shamandgg, are the wing flaps touching the vertical stabilizers? :huh:
  11. Nope. I've seen references to it, but never any discussion that would explain what it is. And a search at LockOnFiles did not turn up a download called LOPE. So what is LOPE? And where do I get it? edit: I found it. The LockOnFiles search function apparently is not to be trusted. I'll probably be back with more questions later.
  12. No. I have that mod. I saw some references to the GBU mod some time ago and most recently in the "Saturday Night Cheaters" thread: http://forum.lockon.ru/showthread.php?t=17765
  13. I've seen references to a mod that allows A-10s and Su-33s to carry GBUs. Where can I find it? Thanks.
  14. "Seeker" is a slang term for the guidance system on the missile, which contains a small RADAR transmitter and receiver.
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