MiGMan Articles
  • compare_arrows FreePIE Wiki  (external link)
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  • content_pasteEmulate TrackIR
  • airline_seat_recline_extraFreePIE
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  • edit 2021-05-31
  • Optimising & tweaking Prepar3D v.5 graphics performance
  • content_pasteI enjoy flying the F-16 fast and at treetop level... who wouldn't! But at all levels I was getting stuttering and slowdowns. The stuttering being much more immersion breaking that any slowdown. Anyway, cutting to the chase after hours and hours and hours over many nights, I worked out the single most important graphic setting (for my rig). And it's one I would NEVER have guessed.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraPrepar3D
  • local_airportGeneral Dynamics F-16 Falcon
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  • import_contacts 2020  edit 2020-10-13
  • Clearing the nest with ICY BOX
  • content_pasteAs part of the grand overhaul of the MiGBase in late 2020, I replaced a mess of external hard drives and their associated power supplies and USB cables with a nice little ICY BOX!
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  • tagI.T.Hardware
  • import_contacts 2020  edit 2020-10-01
  • content_pasteWhat I said 18 years ago about Flight Sim 2002 seems totally applicable to this new sim:
    "Previously to get anywhere near this level of detail for a particular locale you would have to purchase a 3rd party scenery pack and then suffer abominable frame rates.

    With the ability to automatically generate buildings, trees, static and flying aircraft and the associated radio traffic this package must have sent shock waves through companies whose business was based on enhancing the Microsoft sims. Still, the open architecture is there and the Pro version even includes an object / aircraft construction kit.

    I'd imagine some business plans are hastily being rewritten and in the end we are all better off.

    The sim has the ability to support computers and graphic cards that aren't even built yet - but they will be!

    Yet it still runs on an average PC and looks good. Who could have imagined 10 years ago that this level of detail and complexity could be modelled on a PC? Only in my dreams!

    MiGMan, 2002"

  • airline_seat_recline_extraMicrosoft Flight Simulator 2020
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  • edit 2020-09-01
  • Review
  • content_pasteMiG Alley achieved very close to a perfect blend of action and graphical realism... and managed to run very fluidly in 1999 on a Pentium 233 with a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee, and that was with all the graphics options maxed out at 800 by 600 resolution. Game developers take note - there is a market for games which actually run well on modest hardware !
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
  • personMiGMan
  • tagReviewKorean WarCold War
  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2019-10-03
  • Denmark, 2001
  • content_pasteI went to Europe in July 2001 in quest of the perfect cup of coffee.From the cockpit of a 767 at 39,000 feet to subterranean German Bunkers. I saw many a strange and wonderful thing along the way. But did I ever find that holy grail?
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityKastrup
  • flight_takeoffCopenhagen Kastrup
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  • import_contacts 2001  
  • compare_arrows Free radio sound effects  (external link)
  • Free radio sound effects
  • content_pasteI use them in Voice Attack to mimic the sounds of radio comms, with a bit of static and crackle!
  • airline_seat_recline_extraVoice Attack
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  • Douglas DC-3 flight over Sydney, Australia, 2006
  • content_pasteOn an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 MiGMan was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
    The creme-de-la-creme of Australia's gaming journalists gathered at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, and embarked on a champagne flight over Sydney Harbour in a C-47, the military transport version of the Douglas DC-3.
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_citySydney
  • flight_takeoffSydney Airport
  • local_airportDouglas DC-3
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
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  • tagIRL: In real lifeMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • import_contacts 2006  

  • First Australian Flight Sim Expo 2004
  • content_pasteMiGMan was keynote speaker at Australia's first ever Flight Sim Expo, held in the old Ansett terminal at Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney.
  • Australia  Australia
  • flight_takeoffSydney Airport
  • precision_manufacturingMiGMans Flight Sim Museum
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  • tagMiGMan: Press
  • import_contacts 2004  
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