Posts by Derpyair

    I'm not a huge fan of the jumbo jets, I feel like they're bricks with wings. I know it takes practice and patience but I actually have a different question. I have tried flying the 737 numerous times, and After picking my destination and my arrival airports I've noticed that the autopilot is for crap. On the Cessna Longitude, and other smaller planes you can select autopilot and pretty much walk away, maybe do a few things, and come back, and reliably the plane is still on course. With the 737 it seems that is not so.

    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but, even after the 3rd update it refuses to follow the flight plan. It either circles, till it stalls, or does something similar. The autopilot does work if you do it manually. Check your heading, and set it set your altitude etc. But it won't let you use GPS. Is this a thing or is it really so complex that only a trained commercial pilot could use it? Any suggestions?

    So it was recently posted that someone bought a new PC and added a graphics card to get better results but the results were the same. I'm hoping this can help and I'd love to hear as many people chime in and help us all out. here is the link to Microsofts' system requirements for a reference:…onofsystemrequirementstab

    I'm using an Intel i7 9700K 3.6GHz 9th Gen processor with an ASUS Gaming board, 32 GB RAM and an MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Video card. I have a Nice Logitech x-56 HOTAS and some foot pedals by the same company. I know Microsoft says you can use an i5 processor, but I'm not so sure what those results are like. A good graphics card is a huge plus, it's actually an absolute must to get better graphics, but your actual CPU, and onboard RAM also can't be overlooked.

    AMD or Intel it's your choice, NVIDIA or ATI, it's all the same to me at this point. However you get what you pay for. if you can't afford a high end graphics card, or CPU, and so on you probably won't be able to get the best performance, and have to adjust your graphics settings, or deal with frame rate issues like skipping and the like ( still have to deal with that at times). My PC isn't the best, and I have reasons behind that such as staying on a budget, but I did splurge a bit after buying this game. In 3 years my computer will be obsolete and this will probably run flawlessly on new systems. For now I'm happy with what I have. So here's my settings and a little video of what it looks like. I hope this helps someone out there, and I strongly encourage everyone who has computer knowledge to reach out and help those in need.

    Link to my Video:

    Wish I could help you but my card is an NVIDIA. I'll tell you that when it comes to quick graphics processing you want more VRAM. The Computers CPU and RAM are also factors when it comes to performance. I would think 32 GB of RAM on the motherboard and at least an i7 Intel processor would help you a little. You will have to play with your settings until you get better results in the game as you have been. I'm running a 9th Gen Intel i7 9700K and I just upgraded my video card to a MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP. It still skips sometimes when I fly at night over cities with most settings set to medium, and when I use something like the F-15 I notice the frames skip when I go to Mach 1 even before that.

    However DCS World is amazing with this card but I'm happy with how MS Flight sim 2020 is running now. So here's what I learned in the many years I spent working in computers. Every 3-6 months something newer is put on the market. The programmers write heaver code when the hardware evolves and most computer manufactures don't feel that the average consumer will keep their computer longer then 3 years. So you have to spend a lot of money to get top notch results and then in 3-5 years prepare to dish out more again to play current games. Just how it goes.

    Hello, I'm a flight sim geek among other things. I do enjoy making liveries for fun. Hoping this version of MS Flight Sim get's as much attention and developing as the last few versions. I do remember playing Microsoft Flight Simulator long long ago with a mouse on a Grayscale Macinrtosh SE.

    I learned how to make liveries awhile ago and I am self taught. I know there are educated graphic designers out there and there are also other self taught designers. Sometimes you're looking for a livery, or squadron that wasn't included in the OEM package that you bought or downloaded and you want to make your own and once you are done making the overall texture file you load it in and notice shadows of the former design. Maybe you'll see shadows where insignias once were, or text and it just looks ugly. So this is usually due to a second layer file with the same name but in MSFS 2020 its usually labeled "COMP" ands it's a "roghmet" file used for lighting.

    In the screenshot I'm suing the main image texture has a blue circle and the roughmet has a red circle.

    Without both you get a dark 3D textured model, and it really doesn't look as nice as a livery that someone else will do and post here. The main problem for us non-Adobe users is opening the roughmet file. So you are forced to create your own. I've watched tutorials using Adobe Creative Suite and some of us don't like or want to use Adobe so we use Gimp or other really good programs like Clip Studio Paint. The problem is making the roughmet file. In Adobe you can take your main image file, select a filter click a button and voila there is your roughmet, save it and put it in the directory, and you're done. For the rest of us we need to do it manually and make sure the blues reds greens yellows are in the right places to perform the proper task (price of doing it for free or less).

    So does anyone else here use GIMP, have the DDS extension and are able to open any roughmet file and edit it? If so would you care to share with the rest of us how to do it? I still have some issues where a .DDS file can't be opened. So again I'll sit down and make my own. However tips and tricks on how to do this without paying for photoshop would be great for all of us.

    Simple tutorial for DCS which also applies to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ( is the same for anyone who wants to start texturing.)

    As skeptical as I was about purchasing another version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, I caved and bought it. I used to play MS FS years ago I forget what versions ( and I played the first version in the 80's). So one day I tried to take off from Bob Hope Airport ( Burbank) and there was a huge cliff on the runway and I crashed. Now in actual life there's no 2 foot straight drop that I'm aware of, I think that would get the runway shut down for repairs. So I noticed it in a few other airports. So this is obviously an issue with the game that needs to be fixed by Microsoft and it was disappointing that after spending what I spent that this was the product they released. How many airports have this issue and is there a team at Microsoft earing their paychecks to fix it?

    Second issue is bridges. Who made them invisible walls? Although you should never fly under a bridge in real life on a simulator everyone will eventually try. Problem is in the game it's an invisible wall with the exception of 1 bridge I found so far. Are there 3rd party fixes for this? reason I ask is I'm having serious doubts that Microsoft or Asobo will correct this, it would be nice if they would though.

    Otherwise I'm really pleased what what they put out so far, just wondering when or how to correct these issues.

    Cant fly under bridges?  Check out this video.

    Start with backing up all your saved aircraft liveries, and addons and then reinstall the game. Then... walk away have some coffee watch a show while it reinstalls. Step 2 Update MS FS 2020 it to the current version, have more coffee do some dishes.... Step 3 Add 1 livery or add on and see if it causes the issue, if not install another and another.

    Once you start MS FS 2020 and it freezes you found the file that is corrupting the game. Make a note of it, and know it's not you it's that someone needs to code better and know that that's the file that causes the issue. Wash rinse repeat and always back up your community folder as you go as you weed out the files that are no good, and make notes. It only takes 1 character in a line of code to crash a program.