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MudMarine3
03-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Hi Guys,
After 20 months I have decided to get back in flight sims. My absence was due to grief of the loss of my wife. In my grief, I shelved the Siatek X52 and trashed my home made rudder peddles and gave away all PC Games. In greif ya do some crazy things. Like throwing things away and buying thinks like a new computer.

Since the worst of my grief has pasted I have found time on my hands alone in an empty house with 2 cats and 2 cannaries. Other than work, church, house and yardwork, nothing else. I do not want to make the dating scene at bars, 32 years out of practice and I have been sober since 1984. Enough of history.

Two types of sims have always got my interest subs and aircraft. So I picked up IL-2 1946 Silenthunter 4,and found a cheap set ofn CH rudder peddles at a flea market.

1. I need to decide which machine to use as my main flying machine?

NEW SYSTEM

Time of this report: 3/30/2008, 13:29:56
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.071023-1545)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: GT5414E
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1125MB used, 3185MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7900 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0292&SUBSYS_0429196E&REV_A1
Display Memory: 520 MB
Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
Shared Memory: 271 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Properties:
Monitor Name Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB]
Monitor ID GWY08ED
Model FPD2275W Gateway wide screen, 1680x1050 res
Manufacture Date Week 3 / 2007
Serial Number MGK71D0N01436
Max. Visible Display Size 48 cm x 30 cm (22.3")
Picture Aspect Ratio 5:3
Horizontal Frequency 31 - 83 kHz
Vertical Frequency 56 - 76 Hz
Gamma 2.20
DPMS Mode Support Active-Off
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 112.4 GB
Total Space: 295.3 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: Hitachi HDT725032VLA SCSI Disk Device

Drive: D:
Free Space: 4.6 GB
Total Space: 9.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: Hitachi HDT725032VLA SCSI Disk Device

Drive: K:
Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E10L USB Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6000.16386 (English), 11/2/2006 04:51:44, 67072 bytes

Drive: E:
Model: ATAPI DVD W DH16W1P ATA Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.00.6000.16386 (English), 11/2/2006 04:51:44, 67072 bytes

Old System

Time of this report: 3/30/2008, 13:22:59
Machine name: HOME
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: eMachines, Inc.
System Model: Imperial
BIOS: Revision 0.90
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 402MB used, 2060MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce FX 5500
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0326&SUBSYS_196C270F&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
monitor: KDSusa 15in.
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7776 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/16/2005 18:09:00, 3908608 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 7/16/2005 18:09:00, 3198208 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4066-11CF-DF5A-663900C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0326
SubSys ID: 0x196C270F
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 21.8 GB
Total Space: 38.2 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST340015A

Drive: D:
Free Space: 88.8 GB
Total Space: 114.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD1200JB-00GVC0

Drive: G:
Model: LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H USB Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:52, 49536 bytes

Drive: E:
Model: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:52, 49536 bytes

Drive: F:
Model: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:52, 49536 bytes

Drive: H:
Model: SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/4/2004 01:59:52, 49536 bytes

I have done some research and found this out that there was problems using CH Pro Peddles and Siatek X52 flight controls in Vista. Are here any IL-2 1946 issues with Vista?

I had no problems with XP Home SP2 on my old machine.

I would like some advice from you pros out there. I guess with the dual core processor I can dedicate one processor to the sim, am I right and if so how?

I will have to learn to program that X52 and in game controls all over again.
Getting off the ground should be a lot easier with those CH Pro peddles.

joeap
03-30-2008, 02:10 PM
Well glad to see you back, sorry about your loss. I can't answer all your questions, especially conerning your stick and pedals. I will say with Vista, do not install Il-46 to the default directory in "program files" install it to the root. Reason is apparently (still have XP myself) Vista locks ini files in the "program files" directory and you can't make any changes.

Good luck and see you on H.L.

rnzoli
03-31-2008, 04:46 AM
Hi, welcome back. I remember you were quite an active guy, trying to build stuff. I was saddened by your loss, and it's good that you came to terms with the situation.

I cannot comment on VIsta, there is plenty of post about it, but I haven't got Vista yet.

But regarding processor assignment, you should be able to "tie" your IL-2 software onto one processorwith the ProcessAffinityMask parameter in conf.ini. However, you also need to "move away" other process to the other CPU, and you need to special software for that, probably freeware anyway.
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/SMP-Seesaw-Download-53925.html

M_Gunz
03-31-2008, 01:12 PM
Geez Muddy it hurts just to think about. I can't even offer to have a beer with you either
but perhaps a cheesesteak or watch a ballgame?

One thing maybe is to get into doing your own hardware work, upgrading and building your own
don't just save bucks but has a satisfaction akin to customizing a good car. There's sites
and magazines that go step by step and the only tool you really need is a screwdriver. Hehe,
you don't need to lie under the box on hard surface either or bust knuckles.

To give an idea, you can build a pretty good PC for $1000 or less if you shop right, even in
US dollars.

MudMarine3
03-31-2008, 04:53 PM
Hi Guys,
Thanks for your replies.
Joeap:
I will say with Vista, do not install Il-46 to the default directory in "program files" install it to the root. Reason is apparently (still have XP myself) Vista locks ini files in the "program files" directory and you can't make any changes.
My reply OOPS did exactly that. I think it is OK if youhave the adminstrator disabled, If a problem, will delete and reinstall
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mzoli: my reply: Downloaded that seesaw program, thanks for the redirect.
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M_Gunz, my reply, thanks for the offer of a cheesesteak and ballgame, I will take ya up on that CheeseStake, pass on the ballgame.
Too late Gunz I have this Horse(Gateway cpu) and I will ride it till it drops. Then I will build me a better horse. Bought this horse for under a grand.
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Thats it for now I have all my drives and software set and it is time to rig the flight controls and do some practice crashin untill I can get into the air and land safely. I have my chute rigger on overtime.

M_Gunz
04-01-2008, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by MudMarine3:
Too late Gunz I have this Horse(Gateway cpu) and I will ride it till it drops. Then I will build me a better horse. Bought this horse for under a grand.

Wow! You got a good deal! At some time you may upgrade rather than build new but hey you know
how to shop or have luck riding with ya! My current box is from 2001 but I've replaced the
mobo and power supply (always get extra power, I bought 550W at a show for $23 in late 2003 and
it still runs fine just loafing along like a big 8 that's never been treated hard) and RAM
once. Since then it's been video cards and more RAM. Next upgrade is just mobo, CPU and RAM
which to dual-core I figure about $300 or so. I always buy 2nd wave rather than ride on the
'bleeding edge' so to speak but I've about ridden this AMD 2500 to the limit.

If you ever get to Pittsburgh, send me a PM. Uncle Sam's in Squirrel Hill has steaks almost
up to Philadelphia standard.

MudMarine3
04-02-2008, 06:22 PM
Guys,
I have a good game installation now with no problems. I do have some question/s.
Could use some here. Looking over the control setting, I have a question?

What is:

1. FOV 85
2. FOV 80
3. FOV 75
4. FOV 65
5. FOV 60
6. FOV 55
6. FOV 50
7. FOV 45
8. FOV 40
9. FOV 35

This much I do know they are views ,outside or inside cockpit?

If the are a pilots cockpit view, how do they relate to a compass with eight points like hatswitch settings:

1) 0
2) 45
3) 90
4) 135
5) 180
6) 225
7) 270
8) 315

Any help would be apreciated

I searched the the forumand found out FOV deals with magnifcation of sight. I am I right? or is it vision from normal view to wide?

M_Gunz
04-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by MudMarine3:
Guys,
I have a good game installation now with no problems. I do have some question/s.
Could use some here. Looking over the control setting, I have a question?

What is:

1. FOV 85
2. FOV 80
3. FOV 75
4. FOV 65
5. FOV 60
6. FOV 55
6. FOV 50
7. FOV 45
8. FOV 40
9. FOV 35

This much I do know they are views ,outside or inside cockpit?

Those are view zoom angles, how wide your field of view (FOV) represents.
The narrower the angle, the more zoomed in. The 35 degree full zoom is how it should look
in reality -- how large the planes would be in real, BTW. That's right, monitors suck!


If the are a pilots cockpit view, how do they relate to a compass with eight points like hatswitch settings:

1) 0
2) 45
3) 90
4) 135
5) 180
6) 225
7) 270
8) 315

Any help would be apreciated

Those are degrees relative to forward view. 0 is forward, 90 is 3 o'clock (with 45 being half
way), 180 is rear view (your seat back, LOL!) and 270 is 9 o'clock.


I searched the the forumand found out FOV deals with magnifcation of sight. I am I right? or is it vision from normal view to wide?

Full zoom is normal real and the rest squeeze more and more view angle into the same screen width.

Hope that helps,
Neal