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  1. I noted one instance of rubber banding, but no other connection issues.
  2. Does your mother board have built in graphics? Unlikely long shot might be you’re running on built in intel graphics not the 1080Ti.
  3. Good to hear you’re safe Vic!
  4. Found this, although I suspect you already have it. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/driver-verifier-dma-violation
  5. I won’t be flying this Saturday (Sep 21). Grandkids visiting and the Thunderbirds are at Oceana this weekend.
  6. Lee

    BOX update

    I had to delete the entire Update folder before it would update.
  7. There was a family renting our oceanfront house one week when it rained every day. From the comments they left in the guest book, they were starting to get cabin fever and were a bit depressed................ until they found the Legos! We have a couple of big bins of legos in the house for rainy days acquired over the years at garage sales. Apparently saved their vacation.
  8. Oculus is releasing their Oculus Rift S. Supposed to be better optics, but the big plus I see is the tracking sensors are built into the headset. Gives you room scale VR while eliminating the need for external sensors, each of which needs its own USB port and full room scale uses three of them. https://www.oculus.com/rift-s/?&utm_source=gg&utm_medium=a_ps&utm_term=oculus%20rift%20s&utm_campaign=1828267642&utm_content=345439811735&utm_parent=rift-s&utm_ad=70308409660&utm_location=9008535&utm_location2=&utm_placement=kwd-390594492938&utm_adposition=1t1&utm_device=t&utm_matchtype=p&utm_feed=&gclid=CNHDnK3h_OECFcmmswodr4UKQg&gclsrc=ds
  9. Finally got around to updating IL2 last night. Love the PD.III in VR! It appears more compact in VR than 2D. I loaded up RoF just to check the apparent size differences. Same size, but the VR experience is much better. Also flew a pattern in the P-47. Got it up and down in one piece, but will have to do some studying on systems and engine operation. Remember, I'm just a lowly Sailplane pilot. Once we get more than an airspeed indicator, altimeter, variometer and compass I'm pretty much lost.
  10. Welcome back! I figured you’d be back eventually, but am pleasantly surprised your leave got cancelled sooner rather than later. Have fun buying a new set of controllers. Sticking with Ch, or are you going to try some other kit?
  11. Lee

    VR Tactics

    Nothing wrong with using TrackIR for war flying and VR for casual flying. You just can’t beat the immersion of VR, but the current generation headsets arn’t there as far as resolution is concerned. That said, I play Elite Dangerous exclusively in VR, even though my 34 inch curved monitor renders photo real. It’s the difference between being in the simulation as opposed to looking in through a window from the outside. The Oculus is first gen commercial VR. Second gen will double the resolution and third gen will double it again. I’ll be skipping the second gen. Third gen will require an all new computer and video card. BTW, third gen will really mess with our minds. TrackIR is now and always will be the only way when seated to easily look behind. That’s the downside of the “reality†part of VR, you have to be able to twist your shoulders and neck 180 degrees to see behind like you do in real life. I’m a long time past being able to do that.
  12. Lee

    VR Tactics

    I know the P-40 and Yak 1b have mirrors.
  13. Lee

    VR Tactics

    Isn’t this exactly why the Germans developed the ‘Finger-four’ formation during the Spanish Civil War?
  14. I was in Melbourne on a job back in 2001 and visited a museum that had an SE5a in silver finish that was a gift from the Queen to Australia after WW I. Is it still there?
  15. Lee

    SCAM Alert

    I bought all the stuff for my flight simulator workstation update from Newegg July 28, well before this breach (I hope). :-0
  16. Luft, if you purchased the early access, you have purchased the complete volume 1. As the volume 1 content gets finished it will be added to your game at no additional cost.
  17. Installed the Oculus on my flight sim workstation. Checked the box in Oculus Home to allow unknown applications. FC needs Steam VR. I didn’t have a Steam account, so the first step was to create one. After creating the account, it wasn’t totally clear how to install Steam VR. It did turn out to be easy enough. I opened FC and checked the VR box in graphics. Then closed the game. Put the Oculus headset on and launched FC again. Oculus Home started up, and Steam started with a box asking to install Steam VR. Followed the Steam VR installation instructions and done. The SPAD and Dr.1 are pretty cool in VR. Looking forward to more scenery and airplanes.
  18. Fred, I had forgotten to log into my Microsoft account from this box. That wasn’t a thing when I first built it. Yes, Elite Dangerous is fantastic in VR. I have Oculus and Elite on my other computer.
  19. The release of FC beta was my signal to upgrade the i3 2500 cpu with gtx 680 gpu computer I built in 2012 just for Rise of Flight. Just swapped in a i7 8700 cpu, new MB and gtx 1080 and got it up and running. Minor who-ha with Windows license and disk formats, but it’s all sorted (google is your friend). Wow! I can run RoF maxed out with the supersampling box checked! Silky smooth and not a hint of shimmer. FC runs smooth on Ultra, but I’m a little disappointed as there is still some shimmer. Next step is to install the Oculus and see if I can get FC working in VR.
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    VR Headsets

    Decided to stick with Oculus for now. A known device that works out of the box for the two games I’m interested in. Oculus Rift is a generation 1 VR device. I usually skip every other generation of fast changing technology, so won’t be upgrading again until the gen 3 VR headsets appear. And of course that will require a complete computer upgrade when the time comes.
  21. The swivel chair works for my space simulator because it’s dual stick with no foot pedals. I’m in the process of bringing my flight simulator computer up to VR standards. The swivel chair trick won’t work with pedals, so I’m also wondering about neck flexibility exercises. TrackIR is the perfect old man’s device. Turn your neck 20 degrees to look backwards 180 degrees. Maybe we can get 777 to add a rear view mirror exclusive for seniors using VR? You have to show your Medicare card to qualify.
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