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Misty's Place / Re: The power is out!
« on: January 16, 2017, 03:45:44 AM »
That sucks!

I live fairly safe here - power outages are exceedingly rare in urban Germany. It is even rarer for the telephone landlines to go down, because they have a completely different power net and voltage. Besides, even if my nearest transformer were to go down, there'd be a re-router kicking in to supply us from a different part of the net.

But if it ever should happen here, I guess I'd be woken by the UPS alarm going off. Hmmm. Then again, that might not happen as the backup batteries are long overdue replacement - however, as I have now retired and no longer work with my PC, that isn't likely to happen any more  ;)

Still, reading this thread has served to remind me just how truly rich some of us are; the last power failure I experienced was 17 or 18 years ago, in Greece. I was day-boss at an Internet Café at the time and we had 10 UPS in place plus a modestly large (and noisy) (and expensive) petrol generator out back. A recent visit to a local D-i-Y home store was a surprise too - a modern Honda or Briggs and Stratton powered generator is almost cheaper than a quality UPS with a half hour backup battery.

Times they sure are a changing!

...and remember, electricity doesn't come out of a hole in  the wall. Er... oh, it does?

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Misty's Place / Re: A fresh sign of life.
« on: January 16, 2017, 03:20:00 AM »
Well good moirning to you all! I really do miss flying around the Moorings and the response to my little sign of life is heart warming. Thanks!

But my PC aged faster than the salt water corrosion on Betsy Beaver's bottom. 32 Gigs of RAM, a graphics card that was hot in 2012 and an Intel core i7 still weren' up to the job of running FSX perfectly... Good? Well maybe. Perhaps I just had way too many sceneries loaded. And when you get involved with games like Assassins' Creed and/or Elder Scrolls, then you start to wonder if it really isn't time for a truly new generation of flight sims.

Of course, being "Old One-Eye" I rarely flew out of reach of the scenery. Most people leave at least a coupla thousand feet of air under their butts. Old One Eye tends to fly as if on finals all the time - low and slow, that's me. But the general FSX population wants to fly F35s, 747's, big Airbii - anything that flies fast and in a straight line from A to D(isaster). They fly over the scenery, I prefer flying amongst the scenery. It was really a fun part of my life from the Artwick days and sometimes I even miss those wire-frame models - they tended to be more reliable than many of the hi-res stuff these days - you had to use your imagination.

Oh, anyone old enough to remember that great spce-flight game "Mercenary"?

But we all get older. I am now old enough to have retired, so I find I have a lot more time on my hands - and conversely, not enough time (left) to do it all. So it's fresh air and a hand held Graupner controller round my neck for now.

I really am hoping that Oculus will come up with a good renbdition of a "true earth"scenery. The demos all look mouth wateringly good. I haven't tried a 3D VR headset yet, but apparently my local electronics place has a demo set-up.

Still, all grumbling and aches and pains aside, getting older is "interesting" at least... and I am certainly living in "interesting times" if the Chinese curse is to be believed.

Of course, the RTMM libraries are still telling tales of droolingly good addins. You guys are definitely keeping yourselves busy. Should ever my meagre pension get augmented, it will be the Moorings that bring me back on track. That's for certain.

So, I leave you with a wish:

"Heavy overcast, sleet, thunder and lightning, radio silence, 90 degree crosswinds, windshear over the threshhold, tree stumps and mole hills and all other forms of bush flight entertainment..."

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Misty's Place / A fresh sign of life.
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:57:02 AM »
I need to clean out my cookies, I really do! my RTMM login details are still active when I open this forum page...

Morning all! Here's a greet from out of my retirement into obscurity. In the words of my all-time favourite author, (Sir Terry Pratchett):

 
"I aten't ded"

And in the word of One-Eye: Yet!

Thanks, Brad, for reminding me that the Moorings haven't come unravelled yet, either. I retired from flight simulation quite some time back, because there was just nothing happening to keep my interest. Oh sure, A2A and OrbX addons filled my world out, but there has been no real improvement in the basic sim software since Microsoft gave up. The license on P3D was too restrictive (I read software licenses - still) and Micosoft 'Flight!' was such an unmitigated disaster...

Sour grapes? Not really. The thing is, the older I get, the more time I seem to have on my hands - but strangely I have less time in which to do it all. Especially since my health has started to argue with my body about my age.

So when my last PC configuration gave up the ghost, I just sort of faded away - until Brad woke me up the other day. So what am I up to these days?

Well, I am still flying, but now I do it in the fresh air - all that sitting at the PC is in disagreement with my doctor's suggestions. So instead of sitting down in front of a PC all day, getting Carpal Tunnel Syyndrome, stiff back and arthritic joints due to not moving; I now spend a lot of time in the open air (at this time of year - freezing my whatnots off) not moving much, staring at the sky till my eyes are watering from the strain and flying remote control airplanes with my thumbs.

In other words, I still get the CTS problems and the only movement excercise I get is recovering fragments of balsa and styrofoam because my last landing was hampered by that bloody mole

So what am I flying these days? Take a look at a couple...

The Ryan STA on ground run - 10cc OS 61 two stroke.



The Klemm 25L resprayed for Old One-Eye - this one runs a 15cc four strok OS 90





My small Tiger Moth (6 foot span) - just before strip down and re-skinning. The new livery is going to be VH-CES - a real world version that a friend of a friend built in Australia. I also have an unbuilt 9 foot span Tiggie awaiting my hands on



One of my more favourite liveries - you'll may have seen a few of my uploads of this livery for a Mustang, a Bell 206 and a few other planes



The Fieseler Storch - currently undergoing "electrification". 6 foot span



So yeah, I'm still aviatin', but just not on the computer these days. And yeah, RW crashes tend to be a little more 'spensive than on the PC - i still haven't found a flight reset button on my RC control box.

I still have fond memories of my days here and it's good to be reminded you still live with my paints. Thanks for the good times.

Blue side up!

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Screenshots / Re: Finally!
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:05:11 PM »
Ah, so PF 22 was put back in the pool after I went into retirement then. No worries.

Oh, and PF 22 was the location chosen for the scenery in the screenshots - I don't suppose I ever got up to loading it onto your servers. No, the coordinates I gave are for a different "Eagleskinner'S Field" and I was hoping that one of the crew still has a copy that I sent for testing. Oh yes, there was a French chap who did some texture work for me too. Great stuff he did!

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Screenshots / Re: Finally!
« on: July 02, 2015, 03:42:03 AM »
Only six? Doesn't sound too bad - I seem to have dozens in my "miscellaneous downloads" folder. OK seven if I want the medics pack.

I think the best way will be to pretend I do not have ANY Moorings downloads. It's a good thing you've actually packed a "single zip" package of the most important locations.

On a secondary issue: does anyone have a copy of my other Eagleskinner's place scenery? Now that one does seem to be lost on my PC - it was a terrain following runway with ramps to the dispersal area. There was a ship and a sunken sailboat in the Inlet, balloons p the valley from the airport, a ridgetop hangglider site and a load of hidden goodies.

Google Maps reference N 55.162752 W 130,934244 - I think.


I can see that you've still got the Through Glacier Research Station - I enjoyed doing that.

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Screenshots / Finally!
« on: July 01, 2015, 03:53:21 AM »
Yes, I have finally re-installed one RTMM scenery, and unfortunately it's the one I made just for me - PF22 - just a stones throw over the ridge from Ketchikan...

One thing that does hold me back from re-installing all the stuff is the fact that there are soooo many object libraries and I haven't yet found my way around the RTMM library to actually find a "single source" packet for scenery objects - I've just been away too long ;)

PF 22 - accessible by air and sea - but in stealth mode for all but Old One-Eye ;)



Taking of our intrepid duo, have you ever wondered what they look like? Well here's a selfie. One-Eye is the grizzled old git in the driver's seat at the back and his spanner-wielding sidekick, Limp, is the "aanorak" type grinning all over his face in the "You have" seat in the front:




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OK panic over.

I found a helpful video on youtube - apparently you have to click on the OK button in the "Select scenery directory"; this highlights the directory name. Then click inside the directory view area and then OK...

Was it always like this? I guess it was. Anyway, I should be able to get some of the Misty sceneries up now.

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Addon Scenery and Enhancements / I've really been away too long...
« on: June 03, 2015, 11:43:52 AM »
I have forgotten how to install addon sceneries - well, either that or I have done something wrong.

Let me see, in the FSX Acceleration opening window I go to the settings pane and select scenery library.

Up popps the list of available sceneries.

Click on add area. select Addon Scenery and then on a scenery folder of my choice. Click OK

Then the view in the pane opens. I see the scenery folder name in the "look in" box and I see the scenery and texture folder in the main part of the pane. I see the directory path and the scenery area title.

Click on OK

I see only "No items match your search" But try as much as I can, I can't actually cause the scenery to appear in the "Available scenery area".

Anyone have a clue what I have forgotten in the past three years?


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Misty's Place / Re: Prodigal son?
« on: May 24, 2015, 05:18:23 PM »
Wow! There are a load of new sceneries in here! I haven't even begun to look at paints, but when I see the world changes in third party addon aircraft, I am going to be a.: spending a lot of money - especially on A2A planes and b.: going to have to learn to repaint all over from new. Ah well...

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Misty's Place / Prodigal son?
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:42:26 AM »
Nope, it's just old One-Eye reporting for duty again. I've been away for a few years but I've finally managed to find myself time to return to my favourite old haunts.

I do need to reinsall everything - and that includes Misty Moorings - from scratch! It'll be a while before I am truly back, but I am alive, aware, well and kicking.

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Misty's Place / Re: Another Farewell
« on: June 10, 2011, 02:18:27 AM »
Yes. I even had a version many years ago. But for painting? Is that possible?

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Misty's Place / Re: Another Farewell
« on: June 06, 2011, 05:18:54 PM »
Nothing left to heal unfortunately. No cartileges left between the wrist bones. I can type as long as I only move the fingers, but mousework and handwriting is bone on bone. (Crepitus)

But I am OK with dropping by for a jar or a moan or a general chinwag ;)

Bless you all and enjoy. Maybe I'll manage a paint in a couple of months per livery but at the moment...

Enjoy and be happy!

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Misty's Place / Another Farewell
« on: June 03, 2011, 04:39:03 AM »
It's finally gotten that far. My wrist problems are just too big so I am going to have to retire from "active service". As you can see by now, I have removed the MM team image from my signature - it wouldn't be fair to claim "team status" if I can no longer contribute actively.

Painting is just too painful I'm afraid and has become a painful chore rather than the fun it used to be. It takes me weeks to get anything done at the moment.

Even flying gets painful after a while.

I am not completely leaving the FS world, but I am definitely reaching a stage and state of inactivity. And I am still fighting the insurance companies for recognition of my problamy as a work accident.

I'll be around still, but I can no longer promise or offer any active roles. For the time being I hope, although it does look like it could be permanent.


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Misty's Place / Re: Unhappy Teddy
« on: May 23, 2011, 12:56:57 AM »
Definitely on the cards - except that while I am waiting for the various claims to go through the instances I also have to remain on the German med insurance system to qualify for cover. And to do that I also have to remain in country.

Catch 22. Greece and no money or...

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Misty's Place / Re: Unhappy Teddy
« on: May 20, 2011, 01:13:09 PM »
(Looks out to avoid falling pianos)

I am trying a simple paint at the moment, but it's still a case of a couple of hours and that's it for the day...

...and then to crown it all - I was squatting beside my BMW motor moped snail thing to replace the number plates and there was this strange "double pop" feeling in the knees. Yep - both joints together. :(

...and my doc gave me a clean bill of health a couple of months ago after the annual poke and prod. May as far as vital functions go. As for the mechanics, well - I guess it's life's revenge on me for 17 years Army with all the associated running about in the woods carrying logs and other silly things. And maybe several years at national level Epee and running marathons in 3:20 and all the rest of those lively young man years...

Ah well, things could be worse - I could be out of work.

Oh. I am. I forgot. Alzheimer...

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