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Offline K-KEN

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Just Visiting!
« on: June 07, 2021, 03:45:50 PM »
WOW, so many years away. My late father moved in with me in 2010 and had dimensia then Alzheimer's that eventually took him in late 2015. I had to put all my many activities aside to care for him. I haven't logged into my Gamer PC since then either! I think I stopped paying a few years ago...so my account is certainly lost. I miss this stuff but having retired in October 31, 2015 I don't have the finances to upgrade gear, pcs etc.

Hope all are surviving the Covid pandemic and are healthy! Stay safe and check 6.   :old:
P.S.  I did start Beekeeping 5 years ago...love it. Link to my YouTube page.
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 06:33:52 PM »
Welcome back!! We’ve missed you! Ivan a test that this is the game still and the best family of players!! So start slowly and come back in. You will not be disappointed!!!
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 01:09:25 AM »
How is that B-17?  :rofl
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 09:18:20 AM »
Hey there KKen, welcome from Oxford, Mi, just drove down Pontiac St this morning.
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 12:55:34 PM »
Welcome back!! We’ve missed you! Ivan a test that this is the game still and the best family of players!! So start slowly and come back in. You will not be disappointed!!!

Thanks!  I wish I had the ability to play. I did install on my laptop and flew with a mouse!  LOL  Not sure I can renew my acct...but might tinker around a bit.

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 12:56:58 PM »
How is that B-17?  :rofl

I miss flying upside down thru hangers in one, for sure!   :joystick:   :D

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 01:04:57 PM »
Hey there KKen, welcome from Oxford, Mi, just drove down Pontiac St this morning.
Hey Shamus!  I took dad back to Pontiac in 2010, then the U.P. where he was born! (Ironwood) A Mackinac Island stop along the way. I attended my 50th high school class reunion, Pontiac Northern High, 2016. A lot has changed since I left for the service in 1967...but still found old house, school, and friends.

http://www.kkenshome.com/Michigan/  A slideshow of that trip. You can skip to the good parts, if you want. It does Auto-play or click the image and it advances.

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 01:19:08 PM »
Hey there KKen, welcome from Oxford, Mi, just drove down Pontiac St this morning.

A verifiable sighting!  Hi Shamus, hope all's well!  Nobody gets me killed on a Friday like you, but SNO comes close now and again.  :devil

K-Ken- Welcome back!  There are guys that have success with a mouse.  I don't understand how, but it apparently can be done.

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 02:16:26 AM »
Dam now this is a blast from the Past glad to see your doing ok KKen
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 07:30:53 AM »
You're a good son, K-Ken.   Sorry to hear about your dad.   :salute

Flight controllers hardware have advance quite a bit since 2010, new manufacturers have come in, etc, but this outfit

https://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/secd/26

still has in stock some of the older controllers we're all familiar with. 

Also, Hitech has done a good job implementing support for console controllers - one time, I tried a Logitech Playstation-style USB controller just for kicks and AH recognized it right away and even has default mappings for it.   While I didn't spend enough time with it to get comfortable, it might be an inexpensive but workable alternative to a full set of controllers.

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2021, 10:29:35 AM »
I have a used Logitech extreme 3d pro I can mail ya if wanted
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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2021, 08:06:08 PM »
K-Ken!

It's great to see you!  I miss you in scenarios!

I didn't know that you were from Pontiac.  I grew up in Troy.  :cheers:

And cheers to Shamus from Oxford!

Sorry to hear about your Dad, K-Ken, and my best wishes to you and your family.

Aces High doesn't seem to need much increased computer resources since 2015.

What is your frame rate if you do these things in graphics settings:
-- Environment map slider to zero.
-- Disable shadows, reflections, pilot mesh, and post lighting.

Like Svaalbar, who graciously offered a joystick, I also have a Logitech Extreme 3D (it is a twisty stick for rudder and has throttle on the joystick base) that I can send you.  Tell one of us your mail address, and we can get you one.  :aok

K-Ken, there is an event coming up on July 31st -- a TFT (like a one-day scenario, that runs for 8 hours, but you show up whenever during that time you want, and fly for as much or little as you want).  Feel free to come on in for some flying time.  :aok

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2021, 08:11:00 PM »
K-Ken, the Emperor himself, leading us into battle in Philippine Phandango scenario:



Even found one of us flying together in Cartwheel scenario from Air Warrior in 1999.  :aok


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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2021, 10:38:24 AM »
You're a good son, K-Ken.   Sorry to hear about your dad.   :salute

Flight controllers hardware have advance quite a bit since 2010, new manufacturers have come in, etc, but this outfit

https://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/secd/26

still has in stock some of the older controllers we're all familiar with. 

Also, Hitech has done a good job implementing support for console controllers - one time, I tried a Logitech Playstation-style USB controller just for kicks and AH recognized it right away and even has default mappings for it.   While I didn't spend enough time with it to get comfortable, it might be an inexpensive but workable alternative to a full set of controllers.

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Thank you oboe. I still have an old MS Force Feedback stick and a complete CH outfit that I never used.  :aok

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Re: Just Visiting!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2021, 10:39:29 AM »
I have a used Logitech extreme 3d pro I can mail ya if wanted

Very kind of you. I can try to see if my gear still works.