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About =VG= SemlerPDX

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  • Birthday 06/05/1979

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    Portland, OR
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    Camping, hiking, shooting, and fast gaming computers
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    Scruffy looking Nerf Herder

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  1. Server Connection Issues

    To be sure that any increase in server crashes are due to excessive log file size, I have just now performed an archive of several key log files that the PR engine needs to access frequently and rapidly. There's no smoking gun of why it may be acting up, but here's hoping that a light cleaning will blow the dust off the bytes and get things flowing as well as they can.
  2. sup

    Hello and welcome to the website! Thanks for the intro! Have fun and be cool!
  3. Marvel Or DC

    Yea, same here - Not a DC fan, but I'm a Batman fan for life, grew up with the campy Adam West tv show, had Micheal Keaton's Batman on VHS with bonus WB ad for merch (just call to order, and they charge money per minute for the actual phone call to order it, too - so very 1980's). Read X-Men comics as a kid, watched the cartoon religiously, and Wolverine specific stories were my favs. Knew all the secret past of Logan long before Hugh Jackman's first appearance, and so it was very nostalgic to see the different movies on those subjects. Also, Marvel FTW these days, films are all blockbusters with tip-top special effects and recurring cast like a favorite tv show. Definitely broke the mold, but wonder what will come after Infinity Wars 2 is over...

    Happy Veterans Day! Thank you all for your service!
  5. Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Damn, I'd watch Flash Gordon before I'd watch Buck Rogers. Ming the Merciless is the best old school classical villain!! (played by the very famous Max Von Sydow)
  6. Installing Problems

    First off, I understand English is not everyone's first language, but correct words do matter. Yea, no. It doesn't. You're absolutely right about this being unnecessary. And if it did make sense, setting aside the need for individual troubleshooting which you mentioned, not enough people would even use the Forum Search function or seek out the thread, anyway, to justify the effort. A troubleshooting flow guide is something that shitty customer service representatives rely upon instead of knowledge, skill and experience. I wouldn't put our guests at this website through that kind of hell.
  7. Installing Problems

    I think we do a fine job of helping people, and every situation is different - no need to over complicate things with forms or formats. But people need to help themselves, too, and we're not mind readers. Best not to assume, but I'm certain if someone needs help, they'll cooperate with those trying to help them if they truly need it.
  8. Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Star Trek (TNG/DS9/Voyager only) -- very thought provoking. I love the original trilogy of Star Wars (before the remaster with the 3D muppets), but IMO it's nearly apples to oranges in the way Star Wars vs. Star Trek portray science fiction - one is realistic, one is pure fantasy and laser swords.
  9. Arma Tactical Combat (ATC) Campaign #9 presented

    Looks cool! Best of luck!
  10. Hey,mate

    Hello and welcome!
  11. Nugget here

    Hello and welcome! Best of luck with your learning!
  12. Happy Halloween!
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  13. Radio =VG=

    Yea, man. Three of us used to lived in a pretty ghetto area back when I grew underground, all our friends were black and we stood out like white on rice on a paper plate in a snowstorm. Automatic gunfire randomly breaking out in the night; having to "steal back" shit that got stolen... Good times. Even our phone number was ghetto: fe-fo-fi fo-fe-fo-fi
  14. Radio =VG=

    "Dear Mr. Ouija, could you please tell me my future? Will I die of murder? Will I die of bloody murder? Come, come again?"
  15. Mouse and Keys

    Sure, it's possible - I already said I had flown with a guy on our server years ago who used only mouse and keyboard, I simply do not know how he achieved it. I will note that he considered himself Combat Mission Ready when we went out on a sortie, but was unacceptably slow with threat reaction and target engagement - I assume due to the lack of a HOTAS setup. Controls and input must be done in a swift and timely manner, and mistakes are punished harshly. There is a reason our Air Force pilots do not have a keyboard and mouse in the cockpit, because of the number of commands which need to be sitting at the finger tips ready to be activated at a moments notice without the pilot taking his hands off the throttle and stick (HOTAS). Like I said, many of these essential controls are listed in Jeffu's blog. This is basically the real deal, real life things not modeled or supported are few and far between, and that short list includes nuclear consent SOP's, classified IFF SOP's, Air Flow/Oxygen requirements of the pilot, and of course the tremendous stresses on the physical body (G forces) are non-existent (except for simulated screen effects when sustaining too many G's). If they put a remote control unit in the jet, everything you do could be translated to the real thing. Just because these guys above have no solutions for operating BMS with only a mouse and keyboard does not mean they are not CMR experts - well, everyone in this thread but Vanilla and m823us - we all have thousands of hours in this sim, and between the three of us, have helped hundreds who are just starting out in this hobby for nearly a decade (here at VG, anyway). There is no shortage of experts over at the BMS Forums, either, and your chances of getting advice on an established method for mouse/keyboard flying would be higher over there, being the main hub for this simulator. No shortage of "blind leading the blind", too, so watch for date of joining, number of posts, and number of thanks. BlueWolf might be the first to reply with a proper method, I assume - or maybe Arty. *You will get MANY MORE suggestions to purchase a simple joystick, just be polite and remember they do not know you've already been over it many times already. DO not feed the trolls. Again, best wishes and good luck!