Flight Sim 2020

Microsoft Flight Sim has come out and I got the deluxe package, now will my computer run it is the question. The computer I built 3 years ago was built to last meaning I built it to play games at max levels and should run anything I put into it.Now that I think about it when Flight Sim X came out in 2009 the system I was running only ran it so well, as I got better and better computers I was able to turn it up to full.

Lake Tahoe NV

I have checked and it seems to be hit and miss with the new 2020 Sim, some people are not having problems. And I checked the CPU and GPU and it’s only running at ( CPU 70%) and (GPU 80%) it just makes the fans on the computer run loud.

Rome,IT

I checked to see the price on a video card upgrade from the Nvidia 1060 6gb card I have to the 1080 card 8gb and I’m looking at $399. But there is hope the new Nvidia 3080 cards should be out soon and the price has been leaked at $1499. and that might put it out of my price range.

On the way to Vegas

Update since I started this post a new patch has come out that has reduced the amount of CPU and GPU needed to play the game. Now with the CPU that i am using (Intel i7 7700) should be able to handle this game it’s just the video card that needs a update.

Rome,IT

I will be updating this from time to time and if you need some help with this email me at eric@ericrberry.com and I can let you know how to optimise your system to play it.

You Tube vs Twitch

I been testing out the difference between Twitch and You Tube live. You just tilted you’re head and said what are they. What the are is a way to broadcast a game or even a podcast to the internet live and in some case’s have it stay on the service for the world to watch later.

DCS World Military Flight Sim

One of the tings I was looking to do was to get the voice chat that we use during the flight to record live. There are a number of ways to record the game and its sound, but to get the voice levels correct Is not easy.

I started with Twitch and created a account now its a great place to watch what games or podcast’s you want and you can text chat live as they are doing it. But I found out fast it’s built for the kids with a “share” and “points” system I still can not figure out. I tested 2 live broadcast’s and everyone could see and hear what we were doing, I thought great. I saw what what I thought was the video processing and gave it some time to post to my Twitch home page. Days later I saw nothing and was wondering why. From what I saw in the FAQ you have to have X amount of followers before that happens. Also you have meet a requirements before you can upload video’s to the service.

My joystick

So I went to You tube to try it there, now I have a number of videos I have uploaded to the service over the years. I found out you need a code to broadcast and it’s takes 24 hours for them yo “activate” it that was no problem. The software that I am using ( free ) can send the live feed to either service and after getting used to it everything was fine. The video above is what we did Saturday night, now this is not the best example of me playing or broadcasting but you live you learn, it was fun.

Mini PC

I got this 3 days ago and plugged it into my TV and off to the race it went. It comes with Windows 10 version 1909 and updating took a while but I expected that so I just let it sit and do its thing. Now you only have 64gig of space on the drive so after all the updates and apps that come in windows, you will have to do some cleaning up.

After removing all the apps I will not use and using storage sense I have over half the drive free. I have not installed Chrome ( don’t think it would work well ) I did upgrade Microsofts Edge browser to the new chrome version and its working great.
Day 3 installed Ubuntu 20.04 and the install went well but the performance did slow down a bit. I only gave it about a hour ( didn’t give it a fair shake ) with Ubuntu on it and decided to go back to Windows. Now I forgot it came with Windows 1909 and the only USB I have is version 2004. When I did the upgrades on 1909 it said 2004 would be coming soon.
Installed Windows 10 version 2004 and it’s not having any problems so far.

I would recommend one of these devices if all you want to do is surf and browse the internet why pay more.

Change in Scenery

So the wife saw I was going crazy at home all day long and decided to book us into the Peppermill Casino for the weekend. Now this is a normal stomping ground so the rooms were free so I can not complain about that. I know with all that’s going on it was going to be different, but I didn’t expect it to be that bad. ..it was.

I did get to do some people watching and the view was not to bad, it was different so that was a good thing.Looking out the window on the 16th floor and seeing the world go buy knowing that it still goes on is a uplifting feeling. I guess you just have to get out of your own space once in a while to feel better.

If I had the option one night on the casino would be enough for me as I don’t gamble to much,but the wife likes it and as long as she is happy.

Not the wine and cheese I want

Coming back from Mexico 2 weeks ago I was hoping things in the US would be getting better. That is not that case,the pain in the ass “Karen and Kevin’s” decided to open the country way to soon. In Nevada the amount of Covid case’s had doubled since the opening of the casinos and its worse in Las Vegas.

Karens

I thought about what I have wrote so far and was thinking “spoiled ass American” there are a lot more people worse off then I am during this bullshit. The point I’m trying to make is that we (US) could have done a better job at slowing down the progress and spread of this. I don’t mind having to wear a mask if it helps.

Now back to me, so my family has decided for me not to go back to work and my wife is working remotely for the foreseeable future. And I would love to do this someplace that is note home,but the rest of the world saw and is seeing the US numbers go up and are refusing entry. Italy where I was going to in march was shut down. They closed for a month and then started letting visitors back in slowly. Now residents of the EU came come and go as they please but if you have a US passport sorry don’t even try.

Entitled Americans suck!