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  1. Hi @Gergely Csernak, Would it be possible to recompile EuroScope in 64bit? It should not take much but a bit of configuration in Visual Studio, and would really help when trying to run EuroScope through a compatibility layer such as Wine. It would also make EuroScope slightly more future proof, as 32bit is slowly being deprecated everywhere, and is already no longer supported by Apple. I understand this would require recompiling plugins, but if both options are provided I would be more than willing to recompile all of mine and provide binaries for both architectures. Thanks! Pierre
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  2. Hello Mike If you're a total beginner, who doesn't even know how to fly a plane, then my advise is simply - Don't connect to VATSIM. Vatsim is not a training platform for you to learn basic flying skills. As you're aware of, these are a prerequisite for connecting to the network for a reason. How to handle to planes in your sim - there are tonnes of info on the internet (and in the simulators themselfes). Use some months to learn to handle you plane - then you can consider connecting to VATSIM.
    2 points
  3. Hello and welcome to VATSIM! My suggestion would be that once you have decided which simulator you wish to use, you might consider having a look at the list of VATSIM Authorised Training Organisations (ATOs) which can be found at https://my.vatsim.net/pilots/atos These are organisations approved to provide training toward the VATSIM Pilot Ratings. It is not required to hold a rating (other than to complete the New Member Orientation Course, as Alistair says) to fly on the network, but I would recommend them to anybody in your position. The first rating, the PPL, is structured along the lines of the real-world Private Pilot Licence syllabus and covers the fundamentals of flying, visual navigation and how this fits in with VATSIM and Air Traffic Control, which would be an excellent place to start -- in many respects, being completely fresh to aviation and flight simulation is a great advantage in this regard because you will not come to the course with any 'baggage' or bad habits. Training toward the VATSIM pilot rating is completely free; all that is required is your time and dedication to the cause. As you will discover, aviation is an enormous topic and there is a lot to learn, but the basics can be picked up relatively quickly. One thing which I think is worth pointing out that I think perhaps people who are not familiar with aviation don't necessarily recognise is that there is significant variance in procedures and regulations from country to country (and, indeed, even different airfields within a country can have different procedures) and this is reflected on VATSIM. With that in mind, my advice to all new VATSIM pilots is to pick a 'base' and stick to that area to start with because although it can be tempting to 'jump' around the world looking for ATC, for instance, this can very quickly lead to confusion if you don't fully understand the principles to start with. So start with the basics, get comfortable with how things work in one place, then gradually start expanding. Nobody in history has yet 'completed' aviation, there is always somebody who is more experienced/knowledgeable/has expertise in a particular area or subject and a good pilot is always looking to learn and improve no matter how experienced or qualfied, so welcome to the start of your journey and I look forward to seeing you in the virtual skies as you continue along that journey -- and hopefully to your real-world licence as well!
    1 point
  4. Good day, Danil. To begin, your duplicate account has been deactivated by membership in accordance with Section A6 of the VATSIM Code of Conduct (An account holder may register for and hold only one VATSIM account.) Your account (1684361) is still active. It also appears that no P0 exams were completed on this account. Please retake the exam on the myVATSIM website or contact the membership department for further assistance. Regards,
    1 point
  5. Dear VA Partners/Associates, we are pleased to announce that starting today, any of our Partner and Associate Virtual Airlines may send in their aircraft liveries to be included on the FS Live Traffic Liveries project (FSLTL). FSLTL populates your skies with live aircraft fully interreacting with default MSFS ATC, is easy to set up and use via the FlyByWire installer tool, no complicated configuration, and comes VATSIM ready for online use! Some of the features of FSLTL include: Easy install Easy installation, setup, and updates is our goal at FSLTL. Simple installer automatically downloads and installs all available aircraft and paints ready for takeoff in the virtual world. Over 1,125 aircraft liveries with more being added Comprehensive set of liveries from all around the world from major international to regional airlines. All custom painted in 4K for FSLTL with PBR effects. Intelligent fallback system if no model or livery found. Native models and custom effects Built with glTF models for better performance, reduced stutters, and CTD avoidance. Improved ground roll on take-off and landing. Full effects including custom lighting, contrails, heat haze and other effects including interaction with jetways and ground services. VATSIM ready FSLTL is fully VATSIM ready with an up-to-date VMR file provided. As FSLTL is being widely adopted across the community, we encourage our Partners and Associates to submit (up to 15 liveries) to the VATSIM Virtual Airlines department, to be reviewed and submitted to FS Live Traffic Liveries. Livery guidelines for VA artists MSFS has very different texture requirements compared to legacy simulators. As result, older livery dds files should not be used and fresh art completed. Adjusted templates have been made available. Artists with saves olders templates can use these also however you must ensure the following: * Cabin window layers are turned off * Shadow, shading & highlight layers are turned off * 2048x2048 size required. * DDS files must be DXT3 with Mipmapping enabled * Final DDS should not be flipped vertically * If your livery contains the VATSIM Logo, it must be in accordance with our branding guidelines You may find FSLTL Templates here. If you wish to submit your liveries, you may do so by compressing your liveries in a .zip format, and submitting the download link via https://support.vatsim.net, or our discord server, which you may join by linking your VATSIM & Discord accounts on https://community.vatsim.net To find out more about the FS Live Traffic Liveries project, you may visit their website here.
    1 point
  6. Hi Stefan, we will try to help you. First of all, make sure you download and install the latest version of swift pilot client: https://github.com/swift-project/pilotclient/releases/tag/v0.12.48 Yes, install our latest ALPHA version. It is stable and fine. For the SIM platforms that you have mentioned, you will have to install the 32bit version of swift. When you install it, please follow our installation guide by the dot: https://docs.swift-project.org/doku.php?id=installation_windows If you cannot connect FS9 to swift, make sure both programs are run "as administrator" FSUIPC (free version is enough) is installed If automatic connection does not work, connect manually through FS9: in FS9 and open the menu Multiplayer and choose Connect In the connect-dialogue, swift\'s multiplayer-session should appear within a few seconds. Select it and then click on Join After joining swift's multiplayer-session, change back to swift GUI and check that the status-light next to sim is lit and that swift is able to detect your aircraft model
    1 point
  7. The VATSIM Special Operations Administration (VSOA) is seeking applications for the position of VSOA Director of Public Relations. Responsibilities Assisting the Director and/or Deputy Director of Special Operations in developing a VSOA public relations plan. Assisting the Director and/or Deputy Director of Special Operations with VSOA development via means of consultation, working groups, regional discussions, VSOA discussions concerning planned events, training, simple A to B fly-ins, etc. Creating photo and/or video content for all VATSIM social media channels and platforms Developing new and engaging advertising campaigns and VSOA event calendars for all VATSIM VSOA organizations Any other tasks assigned by the Director of Special Operations Responsible to Director of Special Operations Deputy Director Special Operations Position Requirements Be 18 years of age or older, without exception Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application. Reasonable availability to attend all scheduled meetings for the duration of the meeting and engage daily in email and voice communications with other VSO Organizations. Have knowledge and experience in VATSIM Special Operations. Be fluent in English and have excellent verbal and written communication skills Have experience with platforms such as Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok Have knowledge of Photoshop and Premiere Pro (or other photo and video editing software) Application Process Applications should be sent to s.peterson(at)vatsim.net Applications should include: Detailed and evidence-based examples of experience attributable to the position requirements and desirable attributes if appropriate. A personal testimony of why you want to join the VSO Team in this role. Incomplete or delayed applications cannot be considered. Applications will remain open until 2359Z 15th December 2022
    1 point
  8. On Steam, X-Plane 12 can be legitimately purchased for 15-to-17 USD if you are in (or have access to steam payment from) a country that benefits from Steam's regional pricing; which is a similar price to FSX Steam Edition. https://steamdb.info/app/2014780/ I personally think X-Plane is a good choice for those who are budget-sensitive, since you can fly realistically and "live on" freeware alone (aside from the simulator itself) if you really want to. Default scenery is generally kept up-to-date and the texturing looks decent compared to other simulators, if you have enough storage you can load your sim with ortho4xp satellite imagery and OSM data to get a pretty outstanding result if done properly, and there is a vast plethora of freeware aircraft catering to different tastes that are vatsim-worthy - e.g. Zibo 737-800, Shenshee 720, timber61's Bell 429, and all of Felis' beautiful Russian/Soviet creations.
    1 point
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