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  1. Wonderful! Maybe I should fire up DCS again, but I fear that the 980Ti on my Steam PC means I'm never going to see anything as good as your videos. Does having that PC performance also help shortening the 'Desktop to Cockpit' time? which is my pet peeve about all modern games.
  2. Ah, you're already in-game, so you mean a shortcut to the unmute app? I misunderstood. It would be better to try and find out why the TAW exe is being muted in the first place and stop it happening somehow. I hadn't thought of a possible link to earphones. I suppose plugging them causes Windows to mute any existing sound device (like HDMI) and TAW comes from a era were we generally had one sound card.
  3. Yes, if you go back a couple of pages in this thread, you'll see a lot of complaints about lack of sound. Unfortunately, we don't know the root cause. It's like Windows 'sometimes decides' to mute this particular exe in the Windows mixer. Interesting idea. I think a shortcut should work if you provide the path to the game exe (f22.dat), by adding DID=<path to program folder> to the commend line. I don't have the TAW info to hand, but for SuperEF2000, I had this: DID=D:\progra~1\digita~1\SEF2000 quick_flag=1 gui ..not sure what those last paramete
  4. Looked good to me. You didn't run over any of those guys, so I'm not sure what rules you thought you were breaking. Your PC specs are slightly better than mine, but it all looks wonderfully smooth. Are there situations in DCS where your frame rate drops even with a machine like that?
  5. Ah yes, Lead Pursuit! I still have my F4:AF CD somewhere. Home Fries managed to land a helo on the Sphinx in Vegas. Can it be done in the AV-8B? Doing it in daylight is fine!
  6. Great stuff! Anything in the dark is always so much more intense. Allied Force by any chance? Seem to recognize the name...
  7. A bit short of time, so I still haven't got around to writing the Wine bug report. Despite being able to paste in your information which identifies the problem and suggests how to fix it, I'm not sure that will guarantee that they will act on it. Is there a performance gain in using the 'dialog window' over other types of window? There are more involved issues involving the keyboard and joystick with TFXplorer and Wine, so I want to work out the best way to deal with them... Only for the last few years. Everything MS do seems to annoy me these days, so would like
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    One of the 1860's originals?
  9. I didn't do much with flight sims between F15 Strike Eagle III in about 1993 and F22 ADF in 1997 and completely missed the FST era it seems. That Vogons thread you link to is great! A pity I can't help with any useful info...
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    Yep, inch of snow at 6am here. Almost not trace of it at 8am though.
  11. Not sure I understand the question. Do you mean you can't go above 50% ? 50% is the normal idle level of a functioning engine.
  12. Yes,thanks! It's just a case of formulating the question in a way that the Wine people can't argue against. I'll deal with that so that you can provide the finishing touches to TFXplorer.
  13. Looking at that screenshot, it looks like it's using the same size as the parent.
  14. Hard to say in the VM world: Here's a screenshot from Win 10. The dialog is the window with the OK button in it. The Win 10 window takes up about 2/3s of this 4k display that the host is using.
  15. Yes, that does it. If I just change to WS_OVERLAPPED I get a 500x200 window in both Win10 and Wine. If I then change the size parameters in that resource file to 32768, 32768, I get a big window in Win10 and a tiny box in Wine when I click the 'About ' button that triggers the dialog window. I'm not sure where I got that tutorial from, although it's pretty basic.
  16. I tried that yesterday with some other sample code where the 'About' box is a dialog window. I couldn't find a way to adjust the size by typing numbers into fields in the window properties. I'm sure it's there somewhere as you can't just size things using the mouse... Anyway, I opened the resource file and the size can be changed using the marked values, in this case x=500, y=200. If I set those those values to 32768 and rebuild, the program doesn't start at all.
  17. Ah, yes . All 4 tests work on Wine now. So I need to replace HWND hWnd = CreateWindow( with something like HWND hWnd = CreateDialogWindow( ...hang on a few weeks while I work out how to do that.
  18. Yes, that tutorial seems to show this fine: If I make these changes: HWND hWnd = CreateWindow( szWindowClass, szTitle, WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, 0x8000, 0x8000, // Test 4 CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, // 0x8000, 0x8000, // Test 3 // 0x8000, 0x8000, // CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, //Test 2 // CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, // CW_USEDEFAULT, CW_USEDEFAULT, // Test 1 Original code // 500, 100, NULL, NULL, hInstance, NULL ); ...all 4 tests work fine in Win1
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    spoiler test

    Yep, that does it. Thanks! I wish they wouldn't change things though.
  20. Wow! A lot of info there. It may, of course, be the fault of my setup. Your STL viewer behaves the same way on startup, and expanding it shows some strange 'smearing' of whatever is above the white box. While I'm at it, the arrow and information symbols in the TFXplorer scenario menu don't display properly either. I like the idea of producing a minimal Windows program to show these effects, so that is what I may try to do next to see if I can control VS in any way.
  21. Hmmn, spoiler tags don't seem to work, so I'll just post it here and delete it if it's of no use...
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    spoiler test

    <spoiler> hide this </spoiler> nope maybe it was square brackets [spoiler] hide this [/spoiler] Hmmn.....
  23. Could be. It's just the one that comes with the Linux distro called 'Boxes'. I might give it a go. I've had situations where files 'disappear' from 'dir' in a command prompt in the shared folder and I need to restart the terminal to see them again. Nothing too exciting. I have a Mini PC (i5 NUC) that I usually take into work for times when I might get a spare minute or two to do personal stuff. So, the more things it can do, the better. I've been wondering why TFXplorer/3View/Lean Viewer always start in a small window. You explained it elsewhere, but I
  24. What, really? Is this just an alternative to the ! operator? Yep, that PC has only ever had VS2019, but the only update it was nagging me for was for some web component. So, it seems useful updates have to be 'pulled' from MS but any frivolous 'social' stuff get 'pushed'. Right now, I'm back to the other PC with Linux+Win10 VM. I added that CFF tool and followed your instructions more carefully, and this time I get a _deploy folder with all the DLLs in the right place and now I see the scenarios. It even runs them to some extent, so Windows must have some s
  25. I have no idea what's happened to this native Win 10 PC as it's the one I started this thread with and VS was working fine. Now it doesn't understand 'not'. I'll just post the error here and go back to the machine I was using yesterday.
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