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FSMetro VS. ActiveSky on framerates...

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I don't know about anyone else but after some time with both of these weather generators, I have to say FSMetro if far better on framerates when it comes to my system. The new ActivSky has more bells and whistles but FSMetro doesn't decrease my frames... Maybe it's just my setup. I have all the latest drivers (NVidia 41.0x and DX9, etc.)Dell P4 1.5gig1gig RDRAM100GIG HDGeforce4 TI 4200 64Meg

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Hi, most people note the opposite... You might have some other issue and if stop by the ActiveSky forum I'm sure someone will help you out very quickly! Thanks.. FYI only 4 people so far (you being one of them) can confirm that there is ANY noticeable framerate loss.. so something else is happening! Have you tried "Force IDLE priority" ?-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...][/tr][/table

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i have the same problem here on my p3-800...its not exactly constant but id say maybe every 5 to 10 minutes the fps drops to like 3 or 4 fps for maybe 10-20 seconds.Dave

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Hi,Note that your internet connection has a lot to do with that, it sounds like the winds aloft download process. Have you tried Force IDLE priority? This can help with slower connections/CPU's (P3-800 is also quite a bit slow for running FS2002, when running wxRE on it as well I can see that there can be some slowness during heavy processing).Also, something new that someone found, if you have XP and are using the built-in firewall, as well as additional firewall software, this can cause slowness during downloads. Disable one of them and this will help.Please come visit the ActiveSky forum, and in the future (to the original poster) if you have problems please contact support via forum or e-mail, most likely there is not a problem with the software but some other thing that we can try and help resolve for you... thank you!-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...][/tr][/table

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wow that was fast...hi damian...i originally posted about this in a thread on your forum but there wasnt a response.anyways...ill try shutting the firewall later and see what happens, however i saw a post that said someone had tried this to no avail already...might have been Geofa (not sure though)...also just to let you know im on a cable modem connection to the net and im running WinXP Pro.Dave

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I'll try the "Force IDLE priority" like you suggested but I too just like Dave aka 'Hanger' have a broadband connection and there should be no issue with my download speed. I'll post future concerns on your forum. I'll try your suggestion and get back to you.Thanks Damian for the timely responce...

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ok...only 1 thing has helped aleviate the fps slow down on updates for me so far...and that is disabling both the FD updates and winds aloft simulation boxes in the options screen. The firewall made no difference and idle priority made no difference. Guess its the winds aloft fur sure...at least on my system.Dave

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Tried your suggestion Damian and I still have the same problem... FSMetro still produces better frames overall than ActiveSky. My problem doesn't revolve around the time it takes to download weather. The overall performance of FS2002 is slower using ActiveSky versus FSMetro. I wish I could fix this one...

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Henri...what OS are you running? and can you please post a screenshot of your options screen in activesky?Dave

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A "drop in fps" is highly subjective. Some, for unfathomable reasons, want their fps as high as possible, despite the fact that there's no difference between 25 and 2,760. Some do struggle to get a 10. I have a 1.4-512-GF3-98se with fps set at 15 and I see a drop when there are clouds around (no matter how they got there) or with complex sceneries.

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Shrink, I'm not looking for unrealistic frame rates and I don't appreciate that comment either. When I'm using ActiveSky my frames should not drop from 22 using FSMetro to 12 using ActiveSky. I'm sorry but that is very noticeable. Nor should I see FS2k2 stuttering when I pan around the outside of the aircraft in flight. I don't know what the problem is for my system, I rolled back my Nvidia display drivers last night since the new 41.x drivers seem to have slowed down my FS display rates. I still see a difference when using FSMetro verses ActiveSky so I'm still testing things out. I will say this that ActiveSky seems to be an awesome peace of software to say the least.

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