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Everything posted by Mtnbiker1998

  1. This weird radar looking thing popped up in my DCS and won't go away! I've checked to see that game avionics are off, repaired my game, checked all the other settings I could think of, restarted my game many times after messing with different settings, nothing.
  2. Wait, Nutella is a "Breakfast" spread? This changes everything...
  3. I'm not a high enough level to unlock this ability, though I've heard international versions have a lower level requirement
  4. Thanks for clearing that up, Sorry for my aggression. I'm just used to hearing the usual Sh*t from people as soon as they find out I own a Gaming laptop. its quite common that this happens so I assumed your short comment was more of this. Everything you said was true, I know I need an upgrade, but with my career field the portability of a laptop is definitely something I need, despite the disadvantages. The intent of my original post was just to determine if the ram upgrade would have any improvement for the interim until I buy a new laptop (And just my luck my car's engine decided to blow, so gonna be awhile before I can afford a real upgrade)
  5. Honestly sick of hearing this. Yes its obviously a laptop, yes it gets kinda hot, with a cooling pad it never got too bad unless I played for a very long session, yes a desktop is a better value, and yes a desktop is upgrade-able. No my next computer will not be a desktop. I like the portability. No a small desktop is not equally as portable, I've been to my share of lan parties and sen just how "portable" a small form factor desktop is. I't's been running DCS fine since the 1.2 days, Only Normandy with its trees and high detail areas finally brought it to its knees after almost 4 years (Bought it in late 2014) So thanks for the helpful comment there friend.
  6. My performance in 2.2 is not too great, admittedly I'm running it on higher settings than my rig would normally be run at (because Normandy looks so pretty!) My rig is starting to show her age (Specs in sig) but I'd like to hold off on an upgrade for a little while longer if I can. I'm looking at the minimum & recommended requirements for dcs and my cpu seems fine, but my gpu is scraping the minimum and I only have 8 gigs of ram aswell. Would a ram upgrade improve performance? or would my graphics card still be the bottleneck? I know ram isn't too cheap right now but it'd be cheaper than a whole new rig
  7. Haha I've got a 27in Monitor back at home, I'm currently in training though so away from home. Managing without for now, also hence my current ghetto setup. The laptop is definitely showing her age now though. Replacement is coming soon after I get some work done on my car
  8. I'm pretty poud of this setup, I've got a stopper keeping the drawer from closing and I use my belly to keep it from opening, works like a dream! The center mounted stick is much nicer than the side mount I had at home, makes using the mouse much less hairy since I can grab the stick with my throttle hand. The desk could maybe be a bit taller, but that should be fixable with some plywood spacers stuck underneath. I'm pretty proud of this, simple, but it works!
  9. A paper airplane launcher, that might be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen... I want one too! This year Santa decided to give me some of the Playstation exclusives that I've been eyeing for awhile, the PS4 had gotten quite the layer of dust on it after so long!
  10. Along with what the others have said, the lack of clickable pits OR a keyboard for the myriad of switches would make it unplayable. And a clickable cockpit wouldn't be much better on a gamepad. I don't think DCS is feasible on consoles without A LOT of simplification.
  11. Huh... a very interesting method of teaching... Quite effective too, I'd imagine. I am reeeeeallly good at leading targets now. I'd love to hear what the rest of it says.. Y'know, for educational reasons
  12. I find that Rudder pedals are the most versatile of the bunch, I use them in Arma and a few other games. Plus I usually kick them around to occupy myself while I sit at my desk. I was pretty surprised to get them in there, even looking at it now I'd swear it couldn't fit, but it does! Yeah I can't seem to escape the damn place! From BMT, to the 344th for tech school, and lucky me C-5 Aircrew training is right here at.. You guessed it, Lackland AFB!!
  13. Eagle Dynamics; Providing us with a sense of pride and accomplishment... For learning 600 page manuals, mastering weapons employment, and systems management in some of the most legendary Aircraft of the 20th and 21st century (And yeah, a few trainers too which are pretty neat I guess.) Good to see there are still some good Devs out there that still stay true to their vision
  14. I picked up an ED tracker as I was looking for a smaller, portable alternative to Trackir with its webcam and fragile trackclip and the EDtracker seemed like a great option as just a small box mounted to the headset. The problem I'm facing is that its unusable, if I turn my head in a direction the view will follow, but then slowly drift back to center, completely messing up my view when I return my physical head back to a central position. I've tried calibrating several times, I've tried moving the tracker away from my headset (I'd read that metal in the headset can interfere with the magnetic sensors) and this drifting still persists. I should also note that this applies to all games and the EDTRacker software aswell, not just DCS. Anyone know how to deal with this? EDIT: After checking the EDtracker support page and about 10 minutes of trial and error, I was able to get a good calibration but it looks like the metal in my headset band is interfering afterall. So not really sure how to proceed from here. perhaps fashioning some kind of spacer, but how much space is needed? an inch? 5 inches?
  15. Over 1600Miles from the East coast to Texas, and I brought all my sim gear stuffed in a duffel bag! Everything survived ok. And yes, that bag was quite heavy Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  16. THIS! Maybe not quite a "flight sim" like you're looking for but definitely a fun and educational game. Gonna be a long time before I have kids but I'd definitely love to see them learning in ksp. As for flight sims I'd have to agree with the other people, gamemode, unlimited fuel, fc3 are all great options. I got started with sims back on console with the arcadey ww2 flight sims. Back on console they had a more forgiving flight model, and a nice little aiming dot showing you where to lead the target which made it quite easy for my younger self learn to shoot. Does anyone know if DCS's gamemode does that? Also a great oportunity to get your kids interested in history if they aren't already. And people say videogames are evil :joystick::doh:
  17. 19 Over here!! Getting to the point where life is interfering with my Sim time! I'll have to change that...
  18. Wow, this is a really impressive mod. How is the ffb strength with that much of an extension? I've heard the msffb2 gets rather weak with extensions. I'm almost tempted to pick up a G940 after reading through this!
  19. I was always impressed that those guys could fly the hog with all its buttons using a T-flight. I certainly couldn't do it! It was kinda funny when I walked past a supply closet at my old training squadron and saw boxes of T-flights just sitting there. I've also seen rooms with a Warthog stick mounted to every desk, and a set of CH pedals at everyones feet!
  20. I've been playing (probably too much) Fallout lately, and I've taken quite a liking to that era of music. While exploring Youtube I stumbled upon these fine ladies taking inspiration from The Andrews Sisters, and I know some of you guys will apreciate it. and no, not just because I think you're all old! ...Well ok, maybe a little bit.
  21. Absolutely amazed by these new effects!!! Any chance we could see what they look like at night? I'd love to see some real fireworks :)
  22. Pretty upset I missed it, I ended up being forced North to Fairchild afb, while my Dad ventured down south to see the total eclipse! Oh well.
  23. Are Navy Regs different than Air Force regarding mustaches? Because that is one crazy outta regs Stache by AF standards
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