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MSFS: UserCfg.opt Settings

MSFS: UserCfg.opt Settings

Editing the UserCfg.opt manually can allow you to change settings in a way that isn't available in the user interface ...
Auto View Distance Utility for X-Plane

Auto View Distance Utility for X-Plane

LFD's Auto View Distance utility will optimise X Plane's graphics engine dynamically to bring you the best results for your chosen configuration ...
MSFS: Create a RAM Drive

MSFS: Create a RAM Drive

You can speed up data transfers and temporary files by creating a RAM drive and using that as a rolling cache for MSFS ...
MSFS: Hardware etc

MSFS: Hardware etc

This page contains notes on some of the hardware you may be interested in for upgrading the VR experience ...
MSFS: Use a Private Global Network

MSFS: Use a Private Global Network

There are several global networks that provide DNS services and potentially faster speeds via their own private networks ...
MSFS: Best Quest 3 PCVR Configuration

MSFS: Best Quest 3 PCVR Configuration

The Quest 3 headset can be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator with excellent clarity and smoothness. You just need the right configuration ...
How to Optimise MSFS for VR

How to Optimise MSFS for VR

This guide will help you to configure and optimise a Windows PC for use with the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) in VR ...
MSFS: Suggested Settings

MSFS: Suggested Settings

In this article we summarise the most important steps to immediately improve your VR experience of Microsoft Flight Simulator ...
How to Debloat the Nvidia Driver

How to Debloat the Nvidia Driver

Nvidia drivers carry features you do not need that can slow down your system. You can use NVCleaner to remove the unwanted baggage ...
MSFS: Nvidia Settings

MSFS: Nvidia Settings

In this article we look at the Nvidia control panel settings that control the rendering of Microsoft Flight Simulator frames ...
MSFS: In-Sim Settings

MSFS: In-Sim Settings

In this article we look at the graphics and data settings that are available within the Microsoft Flight Simulator itself ...
MSFS: Set Best Network MTU

MSFS: Set Best Network MTU

You should check your network's Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) in order to ensure you have the best configuration for your system ...
T-Flight HOTAS X Maintenance

T-Flight HOTAS X Maintenance

The T Flight HOTAS is a great controller for a good price but if it creaks it can be annoying and you might want to risk lubricating the ball joint ...
G502 Mouse Rattle Fix

G502 Mouse Rattle Fix

My G502 mouse seems to have a rattling centre wheel. It seems this isn't uncommon, unfortunately but I did fix it. Here's what I did ...
Logitech G903

The Logitech G903 Wireless Mouse

If you are looking for a wireless gaming mouse, the G903 is excellent and is compatible with PowerPlay continuous charging ...
How to Regrease a Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle

How to Regrease a Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle

The standard grease used in the Thrustmaster TWCS Throttle is not as smooth it could be. For better control, use Nyogel 767A instead ...
The T16000M Joystick LED & Tension Mods

The T16000M Joystick LED & Tension Mods

The Thrustmaster T16000M joystick is an excellent piece of kit you can improve with a little manual intervention and patience ...
War Thunder's The Plagis Spitfire LF Mk. IX

How to Install the War Thunder Plagis Spitfire

A step by step guide to install War Thunder's Plagis Spitfire LF Mk. IX DLC Pack in particular, and probably any DLC pack in general ...
A FlyingIron Spitfire Settings Utility for X-Plane

A FlyingIron Spitfire Settings Utility for X-Plane

The LFD settings utility will store your preferred settings for the FlyingIron Spitfire and load them automatically when you next use it ...
MSFS: Windows Environment Settings

MSFS: Windows Environment Settings

In this article we look at the settings that contribute to the Windows environment in which Microsoft Flight Simulator is running ...
MSFS: Downloading & Sharing

MSFS: Downloading & Sharing

Downloading and sharing files makes Windows more efficient at file distribution but this interferes with smooth sim flights ...
Control Auto-Starting Apps

Control Auto-Starting Apps

There are several ways an application can start itself. This can slow down your computer over time and needs to be managed ...
MSFS: A Better Community Folder

MSFS: A Better Community Folder

The default location of the MSFS community folder can be changed to a much more accessible location for easy access at all times ...
MSFS: Windows VR Tools

MSFS: Windows VR Tools

In this article we look at some of the components that contribute to the render pipeline for Microsoft Flight Simulator ...
MSFS: Clear Memory to Prevent Stutter

MSFS: Clear Memory to Prevent Stutter

Over long periods of time MSFS accumulates a lot of standby memory that results in stutters. You can prevent this by clearing unused memory ...
MSFS: Shader Cache Cleaners

MSFS: Shader Cache Cleaners

The shader cache cleaner (aka the disk clean-up tool) can remove a lot of stutter clutter by deleting ...
MSFS: Windows Page File

MSFS: Windows Page File

The Page File is a critical part of the Windows Operating System that it uses itself, but adjusting it can help apps run more efficiently ...
MSFS: How to Detach the Quest 3 Faceplate

MSFS: How to Detach the Quest 3 Faceplate

To replace the head strap on the Quest 3 you will need to detach the faceplate. Here are some photos showing the location of the connectors ...
Graphics Tech

Graphics Tech

Image quality for real-world simulations depends on the techniques used to render images. Here are some of the methods used ...
MSFS: RTX 4090 Issues Resolved

MSFS: RTX 4090 Issues Resolved

It took 8 months of research involving several companies to determine why my £1699 Gainward RTX 4090 was crashing at regular intervals ...
Floyd's Epic Weather Guide

Floyd’s Epic Weather Guide

This page is a sub-section of the Floyds Epic Clouds where the presets provide specific weather environments ...
a contactless credit card

How Contactless Debit Cards Work

Contactless smart cards are miniature computers with no onboard power that communicate using a private encrypted protocol. It's all rather ingenious ...
There is a reason why broadband speeds are lower than you thought they would be.

Why Your Broadband Speed is Less Than Expected

If your broadband speed tests tell you that you aren’t getting the speed you bought no matter what you do, this article can help explain what's happening ...
A diagram of VoiceAttack in use

Voice Control for Gaming

VoiceAttack is a great little utility that provides the means to control games and other apps with voice commands that work like magic ...
Bitcoin and blockchain explained

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Explained

A quick guide to Bitcoin that starts off with an overview before going a little deeper into how it works and where it came from ...
Home powerline network configuration

A Powerline Network Configuration Guide

User manuals that start with 'Simply' are poor guides when things don't work as planned. Here are some things the manufacturers didn't make clear ...
IOT - the Internet of Things

IOT – the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IOT) has been cropping up in the Media more and more. What the heck are they on about? Let’s climb this mole-hill and find out ...