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    Should I revert to FS9?

    Hi All,

    I upgraded to FSX a number of months ago - actually, I built a new computer just for it and installed FSX. The main reason was to be able to use the RealAir Simulations Beech Duke aircraft - an excellent product.

    However, I have been very disappointed with the performance of FSX. It's running on Windows XP Pro SP3 with FSX SP1. The CPU is an Intel E8400 (not overclocked....yet) with 4GB ram and a Geforce 9800 GTX graphics card.

    I have tried playing with settings alot - very few settings are maxed out and most are low. I used the tweaks on the following web-site: www.highflightsimulations.com.

    My main problems with performance are:

    1. Jittery frame-rate (though it is capped at 30 FPS).
    2. Blurries - all distant textures are blurred.

    Should I think about going back to FS9 (and lose the use of the RAS B60) or try to get a faster CPU or try to tweak more?

    I am especially disappointed when I compare the frame-rates to X-plane which is **far** smoother by comparison. Though I have other problems with X-plane still, the graphics performance is excellent.

    Any advice or wisdom is much appreciated.

    /Ryan.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    Before bouncing back to FS9, try to add SP2 to FSX.

    Chris

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    Have you tried NickN's tips that are posted on simforums?
    They seem to be tried and tested... must say I got good results for fs9 from those tips and the results sound to be good for fsx...

    Cheers
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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    http://www.simforums.com/forums/foru...TID=29041&PN=1

    This sorted out the problems for me.

    Also to sharpen up your distant scenery try the following in your fsx.cfg [TERRAIN] Section :-

    LOD_RADIUS=6.000000

    and try dropping your max FPS down to 24.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    Thanks guys - I'll try those out.

    Am I unrealistic to expect a smooth 30FPS (with average settings) out of FSX with an Intel E8400?

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    That will depend on the spec of your machine and what addons you have installed.
    I have UK photo scenery and a Quad Core Q9400 Clocked to 3.5GHz with 4Gig ram and a 9800GTX+ Graphics card and to keep the blurries down I have had to lower my FPS to 24.
    I have found that any less than 24 will start to look a little jerky. Lowering your FPS will increase the CPU time for loading and rendering the scenery.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    WOW Dave - 24FPS only with a Quad Core!

    Granted the photo-realistic scenery will be more resource hungry but still....

    The only add-ons I have are a couple of airports, UTX Europe, FS Global and texture replacement.

    Maybe I'll try reducing it to 27-28 and see if that makes any difference.

    thanks,
    Ryan.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    I can actually get around 50 FPS away from the airports but at this FPS I get blurred scenery so dropping it to 24 keeps the scenery crisp.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    50 FPS sounds much more like what I would expect with a quad core.

    I'll try decreasing the target frame-rate a bit and follow-up on the tweaks mentioned earlier.

    thanks,
    Ryan.

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    Re: Should I revert to FS9?

    My advice is revert to fs9 just buy some addon airports you like to fly to and some of your favorite planes. I mean if you put the settings to ultra high and compare this with fsx I can't see difference i mean come one some three's are less real or the the buildings are not perfect. You don't see that at 32000ft . But it is so much faster as fsx. That's what I told my friends at school and they all purchased fs2004. I went back to fs2004 too, fsx on my pc was like a mini cooper towing a 747!

    that's my opinion


    Stijn

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