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    ATC add-ons

    Afternoon all.


    I am looking for the best and most comprehensive FSX ATC software I can possibly get (I hope that narrows down the search a little ). Preferably I'd like it to be voice recognition software and had my eye on VOX ATC, but the VR doesn't appear to work on Vista 64 which is annoying me a bit. I fly mainly GA acraft and it will be used to help familiarise me with standard phraseology and live calls for PPL...of course in conjunction with my airband radio tuned indescretely to Biggin Tower!

    What software are all you guys currently using?

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    Re: ATC add-ons

    I have voxatc, I think its a vast improvement on default but it does mess up from time to time and the "computerised" voices are a bit unrealistic, although add on voices can be bought. I found on occasion i have been given clearence to land only to find a jet leaving the runway and heading straight toward me But its probably me having it set up wrong . all in all though im happy with my purchase.

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    I think the best way to practice and familiarise with standard phraseology and live calls is suscribe you to IVAO...via team speak you can communicate with real ATC and i suggest for first times you listen for learn.

    visit :

    http://www.ivao.org/hq/

    Also you need practice standards procedures for departure and arrivals.

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    Re: ATC add-ons

    Like steve said VOX ATC is brill for a non internet connection. I too have it with the AT&T natural voices add on which sounds great.. and i've never had any problems with it ever.

    If your wanting ultimate realism talk to a real person and go download squawkbox.

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    Re: ATC add-ons

    Jimmy,

    As far as I know Vox ATC doesn't handle AI traffic which is probably why GPI Steve experienced a runway incursion. It also only handles simpler instruments procedures, however it does handle VFR as well as IFR. The other alternative is Radar Contact which does handle AI traffic for you and allows more complex instrument procedures, however it only handles IFR and not VFR ATC. It also doesn't have any voice recognition (you have to respond with key presses just like the FS default) and some complain the voices are a little robotic.

    If you want to read a review of each look HERE for Vox ATC and HERE for Radar Contact.

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    Re: ATC add-ons

    VoxATC does handle AI traffic, in fact does it very well. You have to run it's indexer first though. It has a built in function that helps prevent what GPI Steve experienced. I have used it for over a year and have not had a problem. You do have to turn Flight Sim's AI traffic off and let VoxATC control the AI traffic - maybe that was the problem?
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    Re: ATC add-ons

    I have run the indexer several times and im sure voxatc is running exactly how it should on my system... i also have mytraffic x and i think this might have something to do with the ghost aircraft, I'm gonna look into it when i have more time.

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    Re: ATC add-ons

    GPI Steve, make sure you have turned FS AI/traffic to 0% and then set your traffic volume through VoxATC.
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