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Alan Mallows

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  • Birthday 05/26/1950
  1. The complete message I get is "Execution of PAC script at \"http://wpad/wpad.dat\" failed: The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -1003.)" Can anyone direct me to a place that explains what that means? Thanks VH-DUX
  2. Hi All, It appears that I am not the only one to not only fail to get this working , but to encounter the myriad installation problems with alternative strategies as well. Normally, I run XP 11 on a brand new iMac and it works perfectly for everything except voice. I followed the labyrinth instructions and recommendation and ended up installing SWIFT. The I had numerous attempts at completing the Model set/copy models instructions, all to no avail. Ended up uninstalling it. As a last ditch effort, I set up XP 11 on a Windows 10 machine and followed the intructions fo the recommende
  3. Thanks for that. I will take your advice and await the next generation of iMacs, as they may offer better value than the current ones. My upgrade project is moving slowly forward. I do however have some new issues to solve, since playing with the demo version of XP 11: I attempted a scenery conversion process using some of my extensive Australian scenery and the process resulted in a huge window of hieroglyphics and when I tried to fly again XP11 just crashed to the desktop. what did I do wrong? I am trying to replicate what I've been doing in FSX, which is to manually enter
  4. Hi Flyers, I am about to upgrade my old iMac to a new one, and so I am addressing the possibility of moving to X Plane 11, and running it in OSX. Has anyone done this and are they willing to share their experience and opinions? I am currently an FSX user, and I have a windows PC for that alone. I am very keen to get rid of both, but I have some specific requirements that may preclude this, or at least set a direction. Firstly, I am a VFR Piper Warrior II flyer in Victoria, Australia, and I use FSX with Plan G and Active sky Next to plan and rehe[Mod - Happy Though
  5. Hi All, I'm using FSX for practicing my real world flying in Warriors, and I am having trouble finding a Warrior that doesn't go round in circles if you let it. I've tried a few different models but I would love to hear from someone who has found one that either goes straight under cruise throttle, or has usable rudder trim. Thanks VH-DUX
  6. Thanks. I suspected that there may be something else keeping fsx waiting. I hope to get an SSD for Christmas. That should help. VH-DUX
  7. Hi all, I'm running FSX in Win 8.1 and it takes over a minute to open. If I have the Task Manager running it shows that FSX is "not responding" for most of that time. Does anyone know what is going on here, and if it can be fixed? Thanks VH-DUX
  8. Thanks guys, I think that you've indicated to me that: * It will go well on my dual core iMac, providing I've got sufficient RAM * it will allow me to use my Saitek controls * it will not use my existing payware scenery * It will not use any add on planes I have Now all I need to know is how to obtain the facilities provided by FSInn & Copilot. ie connection to VATSIM for ATC, weather and tracking other planes around me, not to mention lodging a flight plan, radar and the VVL radio tuning. Isn't it amazing how much we take for granted, until we have to write a list?
  9. Hi folks, I am a regular VFR flyer with the VATPAC Group in Australia, so I use FSX, FSInn, FSCopilot and Saitek yoke, pedals and throttle cluster. In addition, I have the excellent Orbx, OSX and Ants scenery for Australia. If I were to consider a switch to XPlane, right now in 2011, what would I experience regarding the multiplayer experience, the scenery and the hardware? I expect that it won't be a one step process, but would it all work as it does in FSX? Why ask such a question? I run exclusively iMac computers for everything we do, except FSX and its [Mod - Happy Thoug
  10. My Spot view is very jerky, jumping back and forth all of the time, regardless of my video and scenery settings. The good old locked spot doesn't do it but I actually like the non locked spot view. Does anyone know what controls this jerkiness? VH_DUX
  11. The command for raising my seat so that I can see over the panel and look at the ground in front of me does not work. This is partly because I run FS X in Windows XP on my iMac, but there must be a workaround for this? Any suggestions? VH-DUX
  12. Thanks for this post. It answered my question exactly, before I asked it. Alan
  13. I think I'm beginning to understand. We use FSInn voice for ATC comms and anything else for inter-pilot comms. I agree with that and I think I need to get on and do some practice as I've never experienced FSInn voice working. Thanks for the advice. Duck
  14. I too, believed that we don't use Teamspeak, as I couldn't find any reference to it on the VATSIM Site. However, I found a post in one of the forums referring to the instruction to email our login details to Teamspeak in the UK, for a logon to the VATSIM server. Which is right? I'd like to use teamspeak for voice if I can, as I do that with all the other flying communities, plus, there is a lot of traffic on the ATC, which makes inter-pilot chat a bit tedious. I've emailed the UK, although I also read that they can be very slow to respond. Meanwhile I will be text chat only.
  15. Well, I've booked in and paid my money so I'm looking forward to a great weekend. I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume that someone will confirm that my registration and money have been received. Cheers Alan (DUCK)
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