Archive for the ‘Screenshots’ Category

Random Screenshots

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Aerosoft Mega Airport Budapest X
Aerosoft Mega Airport Frankfurt X
Aerosoft Mega Airport London Heathrow X
Flight 1 Ground Environment X
HiFi Sim Active Sky X
HiFi Sim X Graphics
Level-D 767-300 ER
Wilco/Feelthere 737 Pilot in Command

Van Nuys / KLAX

 

Frankfurt

 

Innsbruck

 

London Heathrow

 

Budapest

FSX & Blurries

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

i tried my hand at overclocking again. it seemed to be stable at both 2.6GHz and 2.7GHz. anything higher and the system would crash. so i thought, “great, everything’s looking good.” the next step was to overclock the graphics card. stock speeds are 600/900, which was easily increased to 700/1000. all of a sudden, the system crashed again. to make a long story short, i’m still running the CPU at 2.4GHz with the graphics card at 700/1000.

another problem i discovered was that nvidia’s nTune software is crap. it doesn’t hold any settings after reboot, and it doesn’t like loading profiles either. that’s when i decided to try RivaTuner. it’s a nifty little tool that allows you to overclock, set fan speeds, save profiles, and load them at the click of a button.

one thing that’s been bothering me about FSX is “the blurries.” this is a common occurence throughout the flight sim community. what happens is the ground textures become blurry, whether it be dependent on altitude, speed, etc. the proof is in the pictures…


there have been many tweaks that try to fix this problem, some of which even allocate more processor usage to render the ground textures. well, after a little bit of research, i discovered a tool called nHancer. it’s a much more in-depth tool that allows you to manipulate the 3D settings of an nvidia graphics card. for some reason, FSX likes to use it’s own internal anti-aliasing and filtering method. but nHancer optimizes this method by directing the in-game settings to the video driver, itself. so i gave it a whirl and wouldn’t you know… no more blurries. this is probably the most useful tool i’ve ever used, and FSX now looks the way it’s supposed to.

Virtual Insanity

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

tiger woods 08 lets you use real life pictures to create a golfer, which basically translates into your virtual counterpart. it’s actually kinda creepy.

Lufthansa, Flight 442

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Lufthansa Airlines
Flight 442
EDDF to KJFK
BOEING 747-400

Aircraft:
PMDG 747-400

Scenery:
Aerosoft Mega Airport Frankfurt
SimFlyers John F. Kennedy International
Flight Environment
Ground Environment Pro
Real Environment

(click on thumbnail to open gallery…)

Random Screenshots

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Aircraft:
Level-D 767-300ER
PMDG 737NG (-700)

Scenery:
ImagineSim Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (KCVG)
FlyTampa San Francisco International (KSFO)
FlyTampa Vienna-Schwechat International (LOWW)
Flight Environment
Ground Environment Pro
Real Environment

(click on thumbnail to open gallery…)

Lufthansa, Flight 784

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Lufthansa Airlines
Flight 784
EDDF to LHBP
BOEING 737-700

Aircraft:
PMDG 737NG (-700)

Scenery:
Aerosoft Mega Airport Frankfurt
Aerosoft Mega Airport Budapest
Flight Environment
Ground Environment Pro
Real Environment

(click on thumbnail to open gallery…)

MegaScenery: Southern Cailfornia

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

these are the first screenshots while observing the new MegaScenery textures. they were taken shortly after departing out of KLAX en route to KSFO. stay tuned for more from other parts of the country…

(click on thumbnail to open gallery…)

PSS Boeing 777-200LR

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

this is the first set of screenshots that i was able to take while flying the PSS 777-200LR. i took off from KORD and reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet. after some time in the air, i saved the flight, never reaching the scheduled destination of KSFO. i had fully intended on resuming the flight after work today, but i think i’m just going to start over. besides, i was having some fuel issues, even while still on the ground. using FSBuild’s fuel planner, the calculation was way off. i think i may try to come up with an aircraft profile of my own specifically for the PSS 777-200LR.

Aircraft:
PSS 777-200LR

Scenery:
SimFlyers KORD
Flight Environment
Ground Environment
Real Environment

ready for pushback…

third in line for takeoff…

positive rate of climb…

departing KORD…

climbing through FL270…

all systems are go…

cruising at FL380…

United Airlines, Flight 637

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

United Airlines
Flight 637
KEWR to KORD
BOEING 757-200

Aircraft:
PSS 757-200

Scenery:
ImagineSim KEWR
SimFlyers KORD
Flight Environment
Ground Environment Pro
Real Environment

just about ready for departure at Newark Liberty Int’l…
 

taxiing to runway 40L…

next in line for takeoff…

wheels up…
 

climbing…

cruising at FL380…

final cockpit preparations for landing…

on final for runway 32R…
 

touchdown…
 

arrival at Chicago O’Hare…
 

Takeoff from KLAX

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

this flight was scheduled for service from KLAX to KSFO. i got as far as getting off the ground, but again, the rest of my daily life had caught up with me. so i had to call it quits shortly after takeoff.

Aircraft:
PSS 757-200

Scenery:
SimFlyers KLAX
Flight Environment
Ground Environment Pro
Real Environment