ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ADVANCED FLIGHT SIMULATION
What is so special about the greatest guide to FSX and FS2004 that has ever been written?
— Ultimate details on building and optimizing a personal “PC” computer for Microsoft Flight Simulator (2004 and FSX) and MS-ESP.
— Ultimate details on how to best optimize your hard drive(s).
— Fully tested tips and system configuration options that will maximize frame rates and get the best from both your hardware AND software.
— A chapter on configuring all types of flight controller hardware.
— A chapter on all FS performance settings and config file tweaks.
— A chapter on internet configurations and PC-to-PC networking.
— A chapter on all the details of configuring and optimizing your PC for multiplayer environments like VATSIM.
— A chapter on mutli-monitor and projection based flight simulation which gives you all the tools and tips of how to set everything up.
— A chapter on how to best optimize your add-on aircraft installations, as well others such as scenery, gauges, etc.
— A huge chapter on how to easily build and modify virtual instrument panel sets for flight simulator aircraft.
— A chapter on how to best optimize your sim for combat ops!
— Allows you to stop wasting precious flight time in dated sim forums!
— Includes all details on config file manipulation of the master .cfg, the aircraft .cfg, the sound.cfg. and the panel config file.
— Includes a vast horde of many other tips, tools, and tweaks that will allow you to become a sim samurai!
— Includes over 300 pages and 1,000 web links to the best resources and add-on products you will ever find to take your flight simulator to a very advanced level of fun and proficiency!
— The UGTAFS is the ultimate crossroads between the home hobby world and the world of commercial quality flight simulation.
— For a low cost of just $22.00 it’s the deal of a lifetime! Please see the Purchase Page now!
2015 Revisions and Customer Upgrade Details
Currently, we are only selling the downloadable / emailed PDF version of the UGTAFS (v1.9.7) not any printed version due to the very large size of this book. Over 2014-15 we had planned to release a final “2.0″ edition of the UGTAFS for FS2004 / FSX but due to extremely slow sales over the past two years we feel that to update this any further would only be for our own desires and not for that of profit.
The current version itself has sold less than 100 copies since summer 2014. Therefore if and when a 2.0 edition is ever released, it will be announced here and we will make updates on this page as necessary to alert customers to our progress. Secondly, customers who have editions prior to v1.9.7 can still upgrade to the current edition for just $6.00 and if the final v2.0 is released it will be an added $6 for all v1.9.7 customers or $12 for customers with versions below v1.9.5. The current edition is now 318 pages. The final 2.0 edition was planned to be approximately 350 pages.
Furthermore, we are hoping to re-weave the current UGTAFS into a totally new version that is only for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D V2.5 which was released in early 2015. However, please know that most all of the tips and principles in the current edition can already be applied to Prepar3D so moving forward it only makes sense to re-adapt the UGTAFS for this program rather than continue to put efforts into teaching people how to maintain and manage two programs which are now somewhat old and outdated. Please see the Specials Page for more details on the UGTAFS upgrades.
Prepare for Takeoff
Are you ready to take your flight simulation experience to the next level of realism? Are you ready to stop wasting countless nights digging through forums? If you are ready to learn all the practical applications of how to properly build, install, configure, control, and manipulate all of the open ended architecture that is available for tweaking within Microsoft Flight Simulator the SimSamurai UGTAFS technical manual is the place to begin …and end!
The UGTAFS is a whopping 305 paged reference manual which truly unlocks all the keys that you could ever imagine about advanced flight simulation for the home “PC Pilot”. While it is specifically written with the beginner and intermediate sim pilot in mind, any experienced sim pilots will quickly find that it fills in all of the final gaps of knowledge for ultimate sim mastery. The UGTAFS is THE BEST strategy and optomization guide you will ever find for FSX and FS 2004 BAR NONE. If you enjoy flight simulation as much as we do and want to take your home training to a much more professional level then the UGTAFS is where it all begins!
The UGTAFS is a culmination of over 15 years of experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator but more importantly it contains key experience with tweaking and tuning all of the settings and config files within the sim that are available for editing by the home consumer to gain a more realistic experience.
As you may know (or may not know) you can do a lot with Microsoft Flight Simulator just as you can see in the many pictures and videos on this website. It took us many, many years to learn all this core knowledge as there is a vast multitude of hurdles, checklists, and challenges you must overcome on a daily basis in order to create a professional looking and more importantly a professionally operating flight simulator.
The good news is that no single part of this process is overly difficult to master but in order to do so you have to learn from a great teacher and the UGTAFS is that teacher! The UGTAFS was written simply because there are a ton of important small details you must know about in order to set up any advanced flight simulator cockpit just like you see on this website.
Stop The Head Scratching
Even on the best days there can still be many small problems you will encounter when attempting to create or use an advanced flight simulator for your home training goals. In knowing that there was no concise nor precise manual that explains all the many details and facets of this process is exactly why the Ultimate Guide to Advanced Flight Simulation was written. In short, the UGTAFS gives you all the keys you will ever need…bar none!
As a real world pilot, advanced flight sim enthusiast, and professional technical writer, I felt I had three unique skills that could help a lot of other people take their own home flight sim experience to a much greater level of realism just as I have. Don’t just take my word for it. Please read the comments below that my customers have left. The UGTAFS is your path to flight sim freedom!
While there are a few other flight sim manuals on the market that specifically teach you how to use your sim for practical flight training and procedures, or are perhaps those that teach you how to build physical buttons and switches so as to wire up a grand “Level D” type simulator, the SimSamurai UGTAFS manual in contrast is a very, very important precursor to any other “how to” sim manual.
The UGTAFS first starts you out on the ground floor with all the core basics of flight simulator software and how it interacts with the Personal Computer. Secondly, it details how to properly build and optimize a computer for advanced flight simulation as well how to select and use the best add-on resources available. All this core “PC” knowledge has to be known and understood long before you can take any other big steps in building an advanced flight sim or sim cockpit. Secondly you can’t really use your PC for realistic flight training at home if it isn’t working right or won’t deliver the performance you are hoping for. The UGTAFS tackles this subject first so that you can build a core platform that will allow you to soar to new heights.
While there are other books which teach you the “hands on” side of actually flying, the UGTAFS will get you properly set up so that you can then advance to those other types of training manuals. As needed, it also correctly steers you into other areas of advanced interest as it provides many useful links to the absolute best resources for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and FSX. In a large sense the UGTAFS could be called the sim pilots “C-P-O-H”..or “Computer Pilots Operating Handbook.”
Put simply, the UGTAFS is a tech manual no sim pilot should live without!
Hands On Flying
The UGTAFS never explains abstract concepts that you will not need to know nor does it explore any details that you will not commonly use. Instead, it is totally meant to be a very “hands on” practical knowledge guide that helps you tackle all the many, many subjects necessary for creating a very professional home based flight simulator environment.
I guarantee that the UGTAFS puts any old default “FS strategy guide” to bitter shame and can easily be considered as the ultimate guide for any flight sim enthusiast. As a real world pilot my own goal was one of building the best possible flight simulator while saving as much money as possible in the process and the UGTAFS will show you how as it also details a lot of great freeware available that many people don’t know about.
So…If you want to know how to build the most optimal PC for your flight sim, and want to know how to correctly configure all the latest hardware for FS, as well want to know how to tweak and edit all of the many various config code files in the sim, including the master config file, any aircraft config file, and aircraft cockpit panel config files, …then this is your book.
Flying In Cyberspace
One of the best features available to Microsoft Flight Simulator is the ability to fly in online ATC (air traffic controlled) environments such as VATSIM and IVAO.
If you are a novice pilot, or even a professional real world pilot, with no “home sim” experience I must tell you that there is a whole other world that awaits you. Setting up all the programs, configurations and many key presses needed to operate in environments such as VATSIM can take a very long time and if you don’t know what you are doing it will become a very frustrating experience just as it was for me when I first started flying in the world of cyberspace. To help you through this journey the UGTAFS has two full chapters dedicated to these free online services and will walk you through every last step of the set-up process and it provides many “quick start” checklists to keep you airborne!
Why Forums Can Kill You!
One of the biggest reasons I wrote the UGTAFS was due to the overabundant lack of core information being provided in one easy to find location. While internet forums certainly have a wealth of information available (that is if you are willing to spend weeks or sometimes months to hunt that information down). The problem with them is that you often have to wade through pages and pages of endless banter, chatter, and limited opinions to get to the real meat of the answers you seek. After having encountered this day in and day out for many years I knew the UGTAFS had to be written.
The problem with any forum is that there are endless pages full of one sentence answers from either people who know too much and don’t know how to explain things in detail the way they should be or forum threads are always mixed with a countless number of incorrect or “guess” answers from the thousands of members of the flight sim “peanut gallery”.
The other issue I continually notice with many forum threads is that aside from often leading you on a wild goose chase to dead end information, they are often old or out of date. Most often you don’t even notice this until you’ve already wasted an hour of your time. In the end I just couldn’t take it any longer. Forums were just killing me! I knew what I needed and wanted to know and knew it was all core knowledge that always needed to be regularly revisited each and every time I built a new computer for flight simulation. Therefore with writing the UGTAFS I knew I would have all of this information in one easy to use location.
So I ask you this, … Do you want to continue spending countless upon countless hours, if not days or even weeks, trying to hunt down all the questions you want answered or are you ready to have it all in one convenient technical manual? Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have all of your core flight simulator questions both answered and available in one convenient place?
The answer is yes! …stop killing yourself!
Best of all, the UGTAFS also answers many, many other countless questions you didn’t even know you should be asking! Its all in here!
In every case of these key questions I have most likely taken many tutorials that would have to be correctly explained by piecing together over 10000 forum thread pages and have extracted and extrapolated the most useful data down into concise pages of the most important facts and checklists. Thus all the data contained in the 300+ paged UGTAFS is literally like hunting through well over 3,000 pages of forum posts! …and no…I’m not kidding!
So…again…why waste your time and beat yourself up with endless web searches or why spend anymore time waiting for forum emails to be answered when all the answers you seek are right here in one convenient tech manual!
Get With The Program
I hope you will agree that time is indeed money. I guarantee that you will save yourself from a lot of wasted time and wasted money by purchasing the UGTAFS today. It will immediately steer you straight onto all the courses you should be on. If you are ready to take a bigger step into advanced flight simulation …let my path become your path!
I’ve spent the past three years making sure that all of its content is very worthwhile, practical, professional, and have made sure that all subjects are fully explained in a manner that even a dummy like me can easily understand! (and that IS often hard to do!) This is because another common problem I have encountered over the years with some of the “elite” members of the sim community is that while many of these folks are brilliant geniuses in their own field, some of them just don’t know how to put big concepts and instructions into simple laymen’s terms. Well …I do! I write for the common man! Each subject in the UGTAFS is carefully explained in very clear detail so that people of any comprehension level can make sense of even the most hard to grasp concepts.
Again, this unique technical manual is an extensive culmination of 15 years of experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as a blend of the real world of aviation too. I understand where they meet, separate, and often marry inside your computer. I stand by the UGTAFS and guarantee its answers will stand the test of time!
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