Thread: Add-on Scenery and Frame-rates??
06-03-2008, 11:42 PM #1
Add-on Scenery and Frame-rates??
We've been flying FS2004 for years and are very happy with it.
We're flying the FS "as is", no add-ons of any kind.
Now I'm thinking about maybe getting some add-on scenery.
Can anybody with experience with that, tell me if adding on
scenery packages will affect the frame-rate???
Input will be greatly appreciated.
06-04-2008, 05:00 AM #2
Depending on the add-on then it may affect but many replacement textures may be the same size as the originals.
Good places to look would be Avsim & Flightsim they have thousands of free downloads...
06-04-2008, 06:09 AM #3
I use UT Europe. There was some minimal impact on my old 1.3Ghz system and some features were turned down a bit. With todays systems you shouldn't notice any impact with terrain software.
I also have Fly Tampa Vienna, Mega Frankfurt, and German Airports 1. Those airport sceneries brought my old system to it's knees. Except for Mega Frankfurt which my old system wasn't compatible with because lack of processor speed and memory. The new system doesn't even break a sweat.
The newer systems should handle it all very well with minimum impact on frame rates. I don't notice any difference on my modest newer system and frame rates hold well at 25 fps wherever I'm at.Boeing Skunk Works
Remember...140, 250, and REALLY FAST!
We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!
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06-04-2008, 08:40 AM #4
Well, now that you ask...
I just last night Finally got around to d/l and installing 'Real Environment Pro' from Avsim. It's a very nice looking enhancement that is FREE and that way if it bogs you down, you just uninstall it.
Also, I have found that Flight Scenery's Rhode Island and Portland packages really have very minimal impact on my sim. My specs are listed below. As others have mentioned, usually you can expect some sort of impact on FPS if you are running an old machine like I am. I have no doubt that with a top of the line current PC, you can run not only FS9 but FSX reliably too.
Windows XP home
1 Gig of PC2700 RAM
1 Nvidia Geforce 7600GT 256 AGP card
....so...as you can see, nothing like what can be built these days!
AND, I run:
Ultimate Terrain USA
Several FlyTampa sceneries (TNCM, Seattle, Vienna, KBOS)
ImagineSim San Juan, Nassau
Bermuda by Freeflow Florida
Ultimate Traffic 2004
...and I get decent frame rates!Eric Tomlin-
Learjet 45 Builder
06-04-2008, 02:17 PM #5
Thank you all
That was very helpful!
I will look for some of those you mentioned.
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