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  2. That's never a good idea. 1. Free running the sim on Unlimited with settings that don't enable fps to reach monitor refresh frequency is a mistake. 2. Free running the sim when it easily reaches the monitor refresh is a mistake - all excess frames are lost to heat.
  3. ricka47

    Orbx Scenery Question

    Nice - I worked there from 1993 - 2005 and have not been back since to see the changes.
  4. Dave Morgan

    Volumic clouds in fs9

    Hi Eric. I came to FS9 from Flight Unlimited, which had a weather engine and volumetric cloud modelling years ahead of their time. The one thing that's always saddened me about FS9 is the billboard clouds. I have hundreds of hours (by now possibly thousands!) and who-knows-how-much money invested in mods to FS9. I'm strongly disinclined to shelve it and would download such a module as soon as I saw it. D
  5. Tutorials on the internet show you how to paint , whatever you paint.
  6. Bills511

    Orbx Scenery Question

    That's my project. I completely redid the afcad for 1992 and current using some objects from BluePrint Simulations mainly the buildings. BPS did KIND scenery back in 2008 that included the old terminal, my 1992 rendition based off of google earth image from '92. And the newer midfield terminal.
  7. I'd like to see some actual Ryzen vs Intel benchmarks in P3D/XP11 before that determination is made. Also, the price/performance ratio should be considered.
  8. Thank's majuh, will try that. -eelis-
  9. WarpD


    You are using an installation that uses a KAP140 autopilot. That does not support altitude entries. To use altitudes with waypoints requires an aircraft with an AFCS autopilot interface. We do support an AFCS configuration with our G1000. It looks like you are flying a 182, if it is the one we install with our aircraft, there should be a variant of that 182 with the AFCS. Also, please don't "double dip" with support. If you are here in the forum getting support, we don't need you asking for the same support via our email. Your email support ticket has been closed since I have provided a response here.
  10. dbw1

    Aerosoft DC-8

    I just got it. Quite a bit to this aircraft. Going to have to get familiar with the INS as that is one nav system I have never used. Is there a way to pull up more views of various panels (overhead, flight engineer's etc) other than the A key? I have gone through the docs quickly and haven't seen it mentioned. Thanks. Dave
  11. dbw1


    N400QW.... Any chance of an update on how things are coming along for P3dV4? I've quite enjoyed your products in the past. Thanks. Dave
  12. So I'll get a email says something like "the AM I tried didn't help with my problem so I tried another and another and another and another and".... so it's not the AM then .. "and another and another"... stop - I said it's not the AM! It's not the AM of the sim - so it could well be the way another addon works or combines with other things. AM and HT is a red herring for all those guys that don't understand it. Leave AM and HT off when starting out with your new PC. But waste little time setting it up before adding addons and stuff. Then recheck with your base scenario the loading speed and if it's still not improved dramatically with another LP then LEAVE IT ALONE.
  13. bgpearce01

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Hahah, i like the reasoning.
  14. ...excerpt from my site: "Enable HT, enable LPs until the sim stops loading any faster, keep to single LPs per core unless they are purely gathering data. With lesser cores available we can gang up two LPs per core, but this intensifies workload on the core and extra work done = extra heat made. So be sure to moderate the overclock setting to accommodate HT enabled. HT off is no competition with the proper Affinity Mask applied. Remember that simply using all the cores in your brand new 32 core CPU will oversaturate the bus using up all the memory bandwidth and slow down the sim, perhaps gradually throughout the flight getting worse. Vsync=on Unlimited and Monitor refresh of 60Hz gives ~60 fps holding back the sim. Locked fps keeps a look ahead and is more taxing on the system. Unlimited with VSync=Off runs faster than the monitor refresh if it can and all those frames are unused = excess heat. Therefore Unlimited set alone is simply a debugging mode or performance check. The Triple Buffer simply means the sim works out the places of moving objects more precisely, but not as well as the fixed fps setting."
  15. If you get issues with No AM and HT Off you may as well set up a proper AM and forget investigating AMs and HT - my rig work fine on two HT LPs of two cores - it just takes longer to load. If you use too many cores you saturate your memory bandwidth especially with many cored PCs. You have to learn to fly the PC as you do the Plane - don't cut corners or you crash.
  16. Yes, the ISFD is selectable from the Instrument menu, APFD digital displays from Panel Options.
  17. Le Français

    LGA 1150 CPU for P3D V4

    Hello! So I have been wanting to upgrade CPU, however, I would need to change my MBO and RAM as well and I don’t have the money right now. The question is, if I find a good deal on the 4790K, it it worth upgrading from an OC 4.4gHZ 4770K? Will I see any difference? Thanks, Clem
  18. vp49p3

    Joystick doesn't work any more

    Have you assigned an axis to each different joystick movement and deleted those inapplicable? Is FSUIPC (if installed) conflicting with those in FSX? Try these fixes and let us know of result.
  19. Pugilist2

    Ketchikan Alaska X-Plane payware

    Looks great! On my to buy list.
  20. No, no AM. Here's my prepar3d.cfg [GRAPHICS] SCREEN_CAPTURE_MAX_JOBS=10 VIDEO_CAPTURE_WIDTH=720 VIDEO_CAPTURE_HEIGHT=480 VIDEO_CAPTURE_FPS=30 VIDEO_CAPTURE_BIT_RATE=3200000 VIDEO_CAPTURE_IS_THREADED=True VIDEO_CAPTURE_INFO_SEND_RATE=20 VIDEO_CAPTURE_MAX_FRAME_SIZE=500000 VIDEO_CAPTURE_TTL=255 HDR_BRIGHTNESS=1.250000 HDR_BLOOM_THRESHOLD=3.000000 HDR_BLOOM_MAGNITUDE=1.000000 HDR_BLOOM_BLUR_SIGMA=0.800000 TONEMAP_DAY_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.280000 TONEMAP_NIGHT_EXPOSURE_KEY=0.130000 HDR_SATURATION=1.200000 MAX_POINT_LIGHTS=250 MAX_SPOT_LIGHTS=250 ViewGroup_Number=-1 MAP_DRAW_THREADED=1 MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1 TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=4096 NUM_LIGHTS=4 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=1 DYNAMIC_LIGHTING=1 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 LENSFLARE=1 HDR=1 DYNAMIC_REFLECTIONS=0 SHADOW_QUALITY=4 SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=3 CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=0 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=1 CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=1 PARTICLES_SHADOWS_CAST=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12 OPAQUE_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048 TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512 OPAQUE_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000 TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=2000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000 EFFECTS_QUALITY=2 EFFECTS_DISTANCE=2 TEXTURE_QUALITY=3 IMAGE_QUALITY=0 See_Self=1 RS_MIN_OBJECT_PIXEL_RADIUS=2.000000 Text_Scroll=1 [WEATHER] CLOUD_FACING_MODE=0 MinGustTime=10 MaxGustTime=500 MinGustRampSpeed=1 MaxGustRampSpeed=200 MinVarTime=5 MaxVarTime=50 MinVarRampSpeed=10 MaxVarRampSpeed=75 TurbulenceScale=1.000000 WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0 AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1 DynamicWeather=0 DownloadWindsAloft=0 DisableTurbulence=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=7 DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=0 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8 THERMAL_VISUALS=0 VolumetricFog=1 DetailedPrecipitation=1 WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1 [DISPLAY] ChangeTime=4.000000 TransitionTime=4.000000 TEXTURE_FILTERING=16 MSAA=0 SSAA=8 VSYNC=0 FXAA=0 TRIPLE_BUFFER=0 SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=24 WideViewAspect=True FullScreenBackground=True FullScreenAutoFill=True ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64 NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64 InfoUpperLeftTextColorUser=255,0,0 InfoUpperLeftTextColorNonUser=255,127,0 InfoUpperLeftBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0 InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoBrakesEnable=False InfoParkingBrakesEnable=False InfoPauseEnable=True InfoSlewEnable=False InfoStallEnable=False InfoOverspeedEnable=False InfoWeaponSystemEnable=False InfoCountermeasureEnable=False InfoUpperRightTextEnable=True TextureMaxLoad=3 FULLSCREEN=True TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30 [SCENERY] AUTOGEN_DRAW_DISTANCE=30000.000000 AUTOGEN_TREE_DRAW_DISTANCE_PERCENT=0.900000 AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000 POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1 AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_TYPE=0 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=5 MaxRegionsPurgePerFrame=16 [MAIN] User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim, Avatar LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter Location=1200,309,2240,1088,\\.\DISPLAY1 LocationFullScreen=0,0,3440,1440,\\.\DISPLAY1 ShowInfoText=1 Maximized=1 HideMenuNormal=0 HideMenuFullscreen=1 [PANELS] IMAGE_QUALITY=1 SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0 MAX_VC_TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=4096 PANEL_OPACITY=100 QUICKTIPS=1 PANEL_MASKING=1 PANEL_STRETCHING=1 UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0 PANELS_ALWAYS_ON_TOP=1 [CONTROLS] Controls_Default=Standard Controls_Current=Standard KBDAIL=64 KBDELEV=64 KBDRUD=64 stick_sensitivity_mode=0 [TextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 AverageFrameRate=1,2 LockedFrameRate=1,3 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 [TextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 GForce=1,3 FuelPercentage=1,4 Altitude=1,1 Heading=1,2 Latitude=1,2 HealthPoints=1,5 [TextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 GForce=2,3 FuelPercentage=2,4 HealthPoints=2,5 [SlewTextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 [SlewTextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 HealthPoints=1,3 [SlewTextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 HealthPoints=2,3 [Avatar] AvatarModeEnabled=1 DefaultAvatar=Airport Male Falconer [DynamicHeadMovement] LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000 LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000 RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000 YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000 RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000 MaxHeadAngle=5.000000 MaxHeadOffset=0.300000 HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000 [VirtualCopilot] VirtualCopilotActive=0 [USERINTERFACE] SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=0 BroadcastGPSData=0 PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1 PROMPT_ON_EXIT=0 RestoreTimeOnMove=1 ScreenshotImageFormat=2 SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0 SITUATION=C:\Users\Michael_Basler_2016\Documents\Prepar3D v4 Files\SIMstarter NG Map_Orientation=2 ShowMessageText=True [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.0.0] Mode=3440x1440x32 [TrafficManager] AirlineDensity=0 GADensity=0 FreewayDensity=12 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=10 LeisureBoatsDensity=50 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0 [AContain] ShowLabels=0 ShowUserLabel=0 ShowLabelManufacturer=1 ShowLabelModel=1 ShowLabelTailNumber=0 ShowLabelDistance=1 ShowLabelAltitude=1 ShowLabelAirline=0 ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0 ShowLabelFlightPlan=0 ShowLabelContainerId=0 ShowLabelAirspeed=0 ShowLabelHeading=0 LabelDelay=1000 LabelColor=FFFF0000 EnableRibbonVisuals=0 ShowRibbonUserObject=0 ShowRibbonUserAvatar=0 ShowRibbonAircraft=0 ShowRibbonGroundVehicles=0 ShowRibbonBoats=0 ShowRibbonAvatars=0 ShowRibbonWeapons=0 ShowRibbonCountermeasures=0 UserObjectRibbonColor=FFFF0000 UserAvatarRibbonColor=FFFF8000 AircraftRibbonColor=FF0000FF GroundVehicleRibbonColor=FF00FF00 BoatRibbonColor=FF00FFFF AvatarRibbonColor=FFFFFF00 WeaponRibbonColor=FF800000 CountermeasureRibbonColor=FF640080 RibbonFidelity=5.000000 RibbonMaxDistance=3218.689941 [TERRAIN] LOD_RADIUS=6.500000 TESSELLATION_FACTOR=90 MESH_RESOLUTION=23 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=29 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=5 AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=5 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 HIGH_RESOLUTION_TERRAIN_TEXTURES=1 WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=0 WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=0 WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0 WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0 WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0 WATER_CLARITY=30 WATER_DETAIL=4 TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10 UseGlobalTerrainView=False [ATC] AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1 UsePilotVoice=1 ShowATCText=1 PilotVoice=0 COMM_MSG_AI_ATC_COLOR=0XFF8C00 COMM_MSG_ATC_AI_COLOR=0X00008B COMM_MSG_ATC_USER_COLOR=0X006400 COMM_MSG_USER_ATC_COLOR=0XA52A2A COMM_MSG_ATIS_COLOR=00000000 [INTERNATIONAL] ASLAT=2 ASLON=1 MEASURE=0 [REALISM] PFactor=1.000000 Torque=1.000000 GyroEffect=1.000000 CrashTolerance=1.000000 General=1.000000 UnlimitedFuel=False AllowEngineDamage=True TrueAirspeed=False AutoCoord=False RealMixture=True StressDamage=True GEffect=True ManualLights=True GyroDrift=False CrashWithDyn=True CrashDetection=False AvatarNoCollision=False MomentumEffect=True OnCrashAction=0 [ATTACHMENTS] WeaponHighlight=False HighlightDuration=1.000000 AutoWeaponSwitching=False UnlimitedWeapons=False UnlimitedCountermeasures=False IgnoreAttachmentWeight=True IgnoreAttachmentForces=True [RECORDER] RecordAITraffic=True RecordAirportVehicles=True RecordLeisureBoats=True [SIM] SYSCLOCK=0 OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1 [SOUND] SOUND=1 SOUND_QUALITY=2 SOUND_LOD=0 PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} [STARTUP] DEMO=0 STARTUP_DEMO= LOAD_SCENARIO_TOOLS=1 LoadCorePlugins=1 LoadVirtualReality=1 EnableVirtualRealityOnStartup=0 EnableVoiceControl=0 LoadWindow=1 [PointOfInterestSystem] CycleSetting=0 [FACILITIES] COUNTRY= STATE= CITY= GTL_BUTTON=4096 [MISC] Com_Rate=7 [MULTIPLAYER] FrameSyncRate=0
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  22. re: Ryzen 1) yes this board has a lack of exposure to AMD products, but... 2) AMD's products are still not "the best" for flight sim. They've come a long way since the FX series but Intel still has a clockspeed advantage and an IPC advantage. AMD GPUs aren't worth mentioning for graphics. They're good at compute workloads (i.e. some professional workloads and crypto-currency mining) but they're very far behind NV for graphical workloads and it's about to get worse with the launch of Geforce RTX 20xx parts soon.
  23. xTiMm_

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Today is the 15th of August. Which means the date has absolut nothing to do with the -8 but its a nice day for release! COME ON PMDG!
  24. Agreed. And it's also a shame the new Ryzens aren't even mentioned. Most likely because this board hasn't been exposed to them.
  25. Let me be more specific : I have seen proper models before, now I do not. I have scanned in vPilot for aircraft, and 703 models are found - but still only KLM show. I have tried to figure it out by looking at vPilot Help pages, but seems very complicated. I do not have WOAI models - have tried to download, but can't seem to follow the instructions (or rather I follow them and can't seem to finish procedure) . Would a possible solution be to just uninstall vPilot and reinstall ? Dave
  26. vc10man

    Orbx Scenery Question

    Talking of ORBX Sceneries, if space on the default P3D drive is running low, can ORBX sceneries be installed on a different drive but added to P5D's Addon Scenery Library?
  27. Christopher Low

    (start) learning the 744 or 777 before 748

    I had no idea that stuff like this could be changed for individual models. I assume that these options are selectable via the FMS?
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