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SmirkingGerbil

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  1. My humble opinion for whatever it is worth. We need PFM, and AFM/SSM, both are important to the future of sim flight. I have many friends I am trying to get into DCS, and the PFM models with clickable cockpits is overwhelming and very steep learning curve for them. Having birds like the T51, SU-25, along with other offerings make entry into DCS easier. Thinking long term for the Sim market and community growth. Even with my ability to drastically reduce the knowledge ramp for friends into the A-10C, the AFM/SSM models are what they get initially interested in. I am using definitions of "professional flight model" and "Advanced Flight model" (+), with SSM as listed in tech questions of forums.
  2. Good news! Thanks for the update. Been flying 1C, ED, and others for years. Also original Kickstarter here, but good things take time. Appreciate the update, have plenty of aircraft to fly in the meantime!
  3. Seb, Well some good news, I hope this helps someone. No matter what I did, whichever ".exe" or binary I referenced using the module manager natively in DCS failed in some form or fashion. Out of frustration, I tried the Skate Zilla utility, pointing to the generic DCS World directory, and installed the AV-8B module it worked!!!! I could fly the module. However as reported earlier, I now had 11 modules to install, but using Skate Zilla interface, I re-installed each module (took forever) and they all worked. Even all my settings for each aircraft in my "Saved Games" folder was preserved. I have no idea why the module manager would crash in DCS, just thankful for the Skate Zilla utility. With all the installations I thought I would end up with extra files or content, but my install size stayed the same (guessing instead of true downloads, just used existing local files), and cleanup runs with updater.exe showed good install with no extra files. Problem solved, but going to stick with Skate Zilla's utility for module management from now on . . . even though I realize it is just an overlay for the Updater.exe file.
  4. Thank you Seb, I tried your suggestion with the same results as Case B and C above. The client crashes to desktop, nothing is installed. I can only run the "run.exe" file, in the first \bin directory, and play 95% of what I own, but AV-8B will not activate. Not sure what is going on.
  5. No option for "already have". One of the early original funders of the 1C(?) effort for the WWII aircraft that ED took over (thank you so much!) when it started to founder. Still waiting for my lovely P-47 and ME-262. However, not concerned about delivery, nor is this a complaint post. Just signifying I did jump in on the original Go Fund Me effort to get these aircraft in the sim. I would do it again, in relation to new content or significant overhauls. Still, these funding efforts shouldn't exceed the cost of a high end module around $50 to $100.00 USD.
  6. Apologize for posting this here, but my existing ticket is going no where, and another post in "Customer Support --> Activation" isn't getting any hits. If this is a no no, can a mod please remove? Incident of activation problems with AV-8B up to this point: Have referenced existing resources for activation problems. If I have missed something, please forgive me, but I have looked everywhere for this! I have done several passes with the updater utility and command line options. Also disabling the mod, and reinstalling doesn't fix. Issue in a nutshell. After a lot of troubleshooting, and verifying installations using Skate Zilla GUI update utility, as well as the command line passes with the DCS updater utility, I am stuck. I located the following executable's in the following directories, for my current install. After some testing, noticed that different launch points produce different results. This is a fresh install, nothing added, scenarios below. G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\ run.exe (case A). G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\ DCS executable OR Run.exe (case B). G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\bin\DCS executable (case C). Case A runs fine, all mods I own (several) show installed, they all work. Go to install AV-8B, downloads, client shuts down, client never re-starts. Start client in Case A from scratch, AV-8B shows as installed, but only shows F2 screen, cannot pilot from F1. Other modules like A-10C, P-51D, using maps like Persian Gulf, Nevada all have pilot-able aircraft. AV-8B will launch on the aforementioned maps, but only F2 and watching fly with AI works. F1 and piloting never works. Case B, runs, but NOTHING shows as installed, only Caucus map, but I get 12 modules to load in module manager, I select AV-8B then install, game client shuts down, never starts again. Run from scratch, no module. Case C same as case B, but in this case only DCS binary is run, no run.exe as in Case A, or B (which has both files in the listed directory). Case C also shows all 12 modules I own to be installed, I try to install, client shuts down. Restart, nothing. Yes I own AV-8B, purchased about a month ago. All show version 2.5.3.24984 those being run.exe setup from the Skate Zilla utility and browsed to for application setup. Pretty sure run.exe is calling DCS binary, but since I found two and cannot replicate my problem with either, greatly confused. Only Case A, calling run.exe from the listed directory, gives me 95% of what I own, all working, except AV-8B. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
  7. First post in quite awhile, so I have done a ton of troubleshooting and research, so as not to overlook basic testing etc. Have referenced existing resources for activation problems. If I have missed something, please forgive me, but I have looked everywhere for this! I have a ticket open, for a couple of weeks now, it is going nowhere. Issue in a nutshell. After a lot of troubleshooting, and verifying installations using Skate Zilla GUI update utility, as well as the command line passes with the DCS updater utility, I am stuck. Having located the following executable's in the following directories, here is what happens. G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\ run.exe (case A). G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\ DCS executable OR Run.exe (case B). G:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\bin\DCS executable (case C). Case A runs fine, all mods I own (several) show installed, they all work. Go to install AV-8B, downloads, client shuts down, client never responds. Start client as Case A from scratch, AV-8B shows as installed, but only shows F2 screen, cannot pilot from F1. Other modules like A-10C, P-51D, using maps like Persian Gulf, Nevada all have pilot-able aircraft. AV-8B will launch on the aforementioned maps, but only F2 and watching fly with AI works. F1 and piloting never works. Case B, runs, but NOTHING shows as installed, only Caucus map, but I get 12 modules to load in module manager, I select AV-8B then install, game client shuts down, never starts again. Run from scratch, no module. Case C same as case B, but in this case only DCS binary is run, no run.exe as in Case A, or B (which has both files in the listed directory). Case C also shows all 12 modules I own to be installed, I try to install client shuts down. Restart, nothing. Yes I own AV-8B, purchased about a month ago. Running both the GUI updater, cleaner, and repair, along with command line versions show I am clean and green, with no problems. from any instances of an EXE file. All show version 2.5.3.24984 those being run.exe setup from the Skate Zilla utility and browsed to for application setup. Pretty sure run.exe is calling DCS binary, but since I found two and cannot replicate my problem with either, greatly confused. Only Case A, calling run.exe from the listed directory, gives me 95% of what I own, all working, except AV-8B. Any help would be greatly appreciated, getting nowhere with my ticket. Thanks,
  8. Have been flying DCS titles for years, this is probably my 10th post. I also would like to get some news on the P-47 or ME also. However, as mentioned earlier, these aircraft were taken over from an offshoot of 1C (if I remember correctly), and I am grateful DCS has decided to see these aircraft to completion. I too was an original backer . . . just glad that DCS is taking their time to model these air frames faithfully.
  9. All in all, just glad ED stepped in. If all I get out of this is the planes I selected at the $65 level I am happy. Manual, would be nice for the ME.262 but not a deal breaker. SDK, icing on the cake if it happens. Since "Microsim" days, and flying the first Longbow sim, and Falcon series, I just care for the fidelity and the airframes, ED should deliver. Happy guy. Thanks to everyone else not mentioned or involved behind the scenes to get it to this point.
  10. I only picked the ME 262 manual as a physical reward, mainly as a neat addition. If it doesn't get done, no worries. If it does, icing on the cake.
  11. Only posted a couple times, really just hang out waiting for updates. Not sure what is taking so long. Personally not too worried yet, but it would be nice to hear something. In the meantime, flying the P51, enjoying that. Just guessing that life got in the way, and we will get a good update soon!
  12. More concerned about whether or not the P51D crosses over, then I can select two ME 262s!!!!! Give one to a friend, that is why I would like it cleared up. It is confusing, and most all the posts don't really clear it up. But, again, no rush, just waiting around till we get the definitive answer.
  13. So true . . . I feel better all ready!
  14. Hmmm, you guys are kinda freaking me out. All I know is, I have played various titles by these guys over the years, and they are light years ahead of the consumerist grind many of the other developers/titles put out. I think we just need to be patient, and all will be fine
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