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I've read in one of the posts that DX 8.1 (or 8.2) causes a substencial drop in frame rates, is that really the case?if so am I in trouble? I heard that once a new version of DX is installed it is difficult to roll back (no, i didn't save the settings before I upgraded...)specs are:intel 1.5GNvidia mx200 64M265 RDRAMwin XPDX 8.2with a 3rg party panel (say PIC767) and dense 3rd party or very busy AP, FR may drop to 6-7 is DX8.2 the culprit?Cheers.Ha5

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Well that is strange, I went to 8.2 and gained about 2 or 3 FPS, with a PIII 500 512 MB RAM, XP PRO. Not sure what is causing thatKurt

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Well if you do fly multiplayer or on VATSIM, DX 8.2 takes that capability away.

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well, actually there is a way around it, if you copy the ip address you get when opening "host options" submenue to the "locate session" window (the one that pops after you press "search").its a totaly different story with DF737 however; after DX 8.2 the FS window will go minimised every time one opens the FMC.

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Thanks for that info. :-) Hopefully DX9 final will be out soon.

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Which version of DirectX is installed makes virtually no difference in the framerate. The drop in framerate in the situations you describe are the normal ones caused by a heavy load on the CPU. You would see no difference with 8.1 .Trip

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