Having sound and installation issues

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Kalnon
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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Man it feels great to fly this beauty again.

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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Hey Kalnon! :D

Glad you got it working. Did the external engine sounds work without any modification? Thanks.

Hook

Kalnon
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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Yes Hook, both the internal and external sounds work perfectly without any modifications to the aircraft. I got the idea to reinstall the aircraft the way I did from an older forum discussion I had found regarding similar issues with the sound of the B377. Since I had tried everything else I could think of, I tried the reinstall method that I previously described and it worked perfectly. In my opinion, if you need one single reason to keep FSX installed on your system is to be able to fly amazing aircraft like this one :D

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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Thanks, Kalnon. I'm glad it worked. I do miss flying the Stratocruiser.

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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Dee, de daa daa, Dee, de daa daa
Sorry, I’m just imagining the theme music from the new Comanche playing as the mighty Stratocruiser takes off. :D
Cheers
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Kalnon
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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Hahaha! The roar of those massive engines that the Stratocruser makes is just awesome. I have not tried the new MSFS Comanche but I do have the A2A Comanche for P3D. I love the airplane but the that buzzing-like sound that the Comanche engine makes took some getting used to for me. I do also love the engine sounds the powerful little C182 makes. The engine sounds of the Stratocruiser, Constellation and C182 (the only A2A planes I own) are engines I could listen to all day long.

Sometimes I like to turn down the engine volumes of airplane engines that I don't like and get some music going on Spotify while I fly, but FSX/P3D A2A planes have such good quality sounds I would rather listen to the engines.

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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Hook wrote: 17 Jul 2023, 23:09 Thanks, Kalnon. I'm glad it worked. I do miss flying the Stratocruiser.

Hook
No problem Hook, I probably will use RADitor to change the radius so the camera isn't so far away from the plane like it is by default though. It literally takes me about three minutes to bring the camera closer using the default method (Ctrl+-). I like having a much closer up view of my planes without using zoom since zoom distorts the view too much.

If you really miss the Stratocruiser I recommend you reinstall FSX and give it a try and relive some old memories. I notice that when many people switch to a new simulator, they ditch the old one along with all the hundreds of dollars worth of add-ons they own for it which is such a waste in my opinion. My reasoning is why ditch the old one when you don't have to as long as you have enough hard drive space. There's no law saying you can only use one flight simulator at a time. Why flush all that money spent down the toilet when you don't have to? In fact, I have four flight simulators installed right now and that's not counting combat flight simulators and I fly which ever one I want, depending on my current mood :D

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In my case I had FSX, P3Dv2 and P3Dv4 on my old computer. When I bought a new one six years ago I installed the two P3D's but not FSX, as P3Dv2 had almost everything FSX did. I bought MSFS when it first came out and flew it for a while, mostly in a P3D aircraft I was able to modify.

I *think* the 377 will work in P3Dv2 but I haven't tried flying it there yet. It boots up and doesn't crash or complain.

As far as I know, the only things I have that won't work beyond FSX are CumulusX (registered) and the Dodosim 206 helicopter.

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Kalnon
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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Very Interesting, I didn't know that P3D planes could be modified for MSFS. I'll have to look into that though I do end up using P3Dv5 much more than MSFS for various reasons anyway. I also have X-Plane 11 which I also have modded the bejesus out of and I mostly switch between P3Dv5, X-Plane 11 or FSX when I want to enjoy some classic fun like the B377.

That is disappointing that CumulusX will only work in FSX. I've in fact, just started getting back into gliding. I dusted off the good old DG-808S and redid the tutorials, then I found a whole website dedicated to Gliders for FSX, P3D and now MSFS that I've been messing around with, they are all freeware which you can find here: https://www.fsglider.de/p_e.htm (for anyone interested). It's quite a lot of fun and adding CumulusX makes gliding so much more realistic than without it in P3D.

I wish you the best of luck when you decide to give the B377 in P3Dv2, I really hope it will work for you so you can experience flying this beauty again.

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Kalnon wrote: 22 Jul 2023, 16:12 Very Interesting, I didn't know that P3D planes could be modified for MSFS.
Not everything translates well. For example, I had to remove all instances of cockpit click points. The bump maps did not translate and I didn't try to do any conversion. Other things I don't remember at the moment. You'd have to love some aircraft a heck of a lot to even attempt it, and the aircraft would have to be very simple... no A2A conversions possible.

This was the Golden Age Simulations Stearman (the latter version) with my custom Cannibal Queen paint job, which I was inordinately proud of. :) I went through about 50 attempts at getting the yellow color right. The Queen logo (the safe-for-work version with a bikini) came from a photo of the actual thing. Then I flew the entire course from the book ("Cannibal Queen" by S. Coonts) once in FSX, once in P3Dv2, about 3/4 of the way in P3Dv4 and the full flight in MSFS which turned out to be the best experience.

My favorite sailplane was the DiscusX from Aerosoft, and even it had bugs I had to fix. For example, the version I had (which may have been fixed since then) had a GPS with an arrow that pointed to your next waypoint but the arrow only pointed one direction. I got that working correctly. I also did a lot of research and got the wing flex fairly close to the actual glider. Probably a few other things as well.

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Kalnon
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Re: Having sound and installation issues

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Sounds more complicated than I want to get into. One thing I never messed around with is learning how to edit, mod and fix planes very much, I wish I knew how to do all of that stuff but I only know a few basic things (and a few solutions I find on the web) when it comes to the aircraft themselves. You should be proud of your custom paint job if it turned out well, even that I suck at doing, creating good looking liveries is not an easy thing to master.

I do really like GAS planes though, I think they are underrated aircraft. I personally love the Ryan B-5 Brougham and the Luscombe Phantom. I also have their Stearman 4E too which was a gift given to me by the one of the developers after I had sent them an email thanking them for making such great, affordable, classic airplanes. They are all really good people there. Turns out they are retired real life pilots that really enjoy simulation and making unique planes and to "keep the history alive" as one of them put it.

I plan to get the DiscusX soon though I also want to try this A-15 here: https://secure.simmarket.com/a1r-design ... -p3d.phtml
Looks really cool but I don't know if it will work in P3Dv5 but if not I will just fly it in FSX. Flying gliders themselves are underrated in my opinion. Once I started to get the hang of catching the different types of lift, it has become a lot of fun and a unique experience.

P.S. The Stratocruiser sound and everything else is still working just fine after I've done several more flights with it. I'm so happy to finally have it working again, it is a plane I'm sorry I ever stopped flying in the first place, I never really gave it the attention it deserved but I plan to focus on it now and actually study it for a while, it's more than worthy, It really is so unique. I enjoy modern and classic jet airliners too but there is nothing quite as cool as flying vintage/classic prop airliners like this :D

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