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new catalyst 6.10 good for FS9 and X850XT?

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Hellohas someone some feedback on this new release of drivers?especially following the october update of Dx9c.I am using a X850XT.Thank you and regards,Ghiom

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I installed both the latest Dx9c along with the latest Omega drivers, FS9 performs like never before. Of course I've also added the lines, TextureMaxLoad=10 andPoolSize=5000000to my FS9.cfg file to speed things up a bit. I highly recommend the update. :-)

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ThanksTo what section you put texturemaxload=10 in fs9.cfg?Thank you.Do you know whether it is MANDATORY to reinstall drivers after Dx9 update?Thank youGhiom

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Greetings All,Dillon can you tell us where the buffer pool goes and do the omega 6.9 drivers take advantage of the Oct update of DirectX ?Thanks for the heads up GhiomBest regardsAndrew

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Hi,These 2 FSX tweaks also did miracles for me. To be entered in the FS9.CFG section: = 1 = 3

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Update DX9 to the latest version for sure. The buffer pool entry can go at the end of the list in the FS9.cfg file (last entry).

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:D....now...I wish someone would resond about the new drivers. I have an 850XT, and am currently running the 6.2 (or 6.4?) drivers. I have not found the newest ones to be very good performers.

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Thank youCan you please precise whether the "<" are required? Usually, FS.cfg entries come without...Thank you.Ghiom

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Yes, now that I have been awake for 3 hours, I realize it must have been a joke! I initially posted the mail jumping out of bed!It's a good one!!!Thanks.Still, if you had a piece of advice on the best driver for X850XT?

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I guess it's a bit early in the AM for me. I had to read the " = 1; = 3" post a couple of times to "get it".Funny! But I thought that I'd read that the real tweaks noted earlier on actually had no effect on FS9 but the purported improvement in the sim was due to the DX9c update?Ed Lin, D.O.S.

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Greetings All,I updated to direct x Oct release and updated my drivers to omega 6.9 added texturemaxload10 to the config file and with all sliders maxed i am getting 25 fps almost anywhere. Truly amazes me that such a simple step got me more results in 10 mins then all the tweaking i ve done in the past 3 years.This infi is on another thread right hereBest regardsAndrew

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'PoolSize=5000000'As far as I am aware this tweak only works with FSX.As for the TextureMaxLoad tweak, here is the info that I posted in another thread. This one does work! (N.B. I did not write the following, simply copied and pasted it from another forum)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: THIS TWEAK IS NOT ONE FOUND ON FLIGHT SIM SITES. IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE FS9.CFG FILE IS OR WHAT THE CONTENTS MEAN, DON

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Setting texture max load to 10 forces FS to put all your textures except terrain I think....to thier lowest levels. If you like autogen it will become a blurry mess. It sets the slider for global texture settings in the sim to the far left If you put it at 10. My vid card is an X800XL and is easily capable of having it all the way to the right making the cfg setting show a number of 1024 which corresponds to the texture size allowing anything less than that to display at its highest resolution.Some folks dont get the Joke I guess :) Your going to have everyone trying this..sheesh. Doesnt matter what you set the frame rate too you are still going to get very low res textures with that set like that. With my P4 3.6ghz machine I am locked at 35 and its great unless Im in some horredous scenery with lots of AI. Hornit

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Hornit you are mixing up texture_max_load and texturemaxload, they are different options that go in different places

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Is there a version number for the Oct. release of DirectX 9c?From dxdiag mine is (4.09.0000.0904).I have about 18 lines in my DirectX files that have the date 10/29/06. I am guessing that my Direct X has been updated to the Oct. version without my knowledge. Would this be the case?Thanks Daryll

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Hornit,That's a different setting.Texture_Max_Load=1024 (global settings)TextureMaxLoad=10 goes right below the Texture_Bandwidth_Multi setting and needs to be added manually.I can confirm that this extra .cfg setting works.Default without the .cfg setting line is 3It actually comes from Steve Lacey (ex MS) in one of his blog responses.Glenn

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Hi,No, I think that was the fiber... and other FSX tweaks that didn't work in FS9. The Max Load tweak does appear to work in FS9.Hope this helps,

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"Some folks dont get the Joke...I guess Your going to have everyone trying this..sheesh."Hornit,No Joke.....................................................My post does not refer to the line Texture_Max_Load which is controlled as you correctly state but the global texture slider in the setting within the FS9 UI.TextureMaxLoad=10, if you read the information carefully serves an entirely different purpose, and works best if used with a frame rate limit because unlimited frames will attempt to give you the highest frame rate possible at the expense of graphics resolution etc. So......I hope everyone does try this because it can give great results, and backing up your original .cfg file takes no more than a few seconds.Salute, Il Fanciullo

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Well, joke or not, I just finished a flight from Cleveland to Chicago Midway with the TextureMaxLoad=10 and the Directx 9c update. No benchmarks here, but it was the first time w/FS9 that I've been able to fly into the CHicago area, clear weather or stormy, with AI traffic in full regalia and a smooth approach.Ed Lin, D.O.S.

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I also flew very smoothly yesterday with the Dx9 and the tweak.I usually don't fly at night, but this time, I was cought by dusk on my way to KELP.I approach to KELP rwy22. I noticed that when switching view (from VC to wing view, ie rear right). It took longer for the ground texture to sharpen with an initial high blur. Maybe it is because of dusk? Maybe it is because of the MaxTextureLoad=10?I am not sure I have the correcy setting with:- fsp locked at 20- texture_bandwith_ = 100- MaxTextureLoad=10I have a X850XT with 6xAA and 8xAF.I thought these settings were supposed to maximize texture load time without stutters?ThanksGhiom

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Alright, since nobody answered this question directly, I decided to download and install the new drivers (for my XT).IMO, on my machine, these may be the best drivers I have used thus far from ATI. I have had nothing but degraded performance with anything beyond the 6.2 drivers, but these drivers seem really solid. I don't think I've ever had such rock solid frame rates from clear to cloudy conditions. I think they got it right with this set.

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Sorry.....yes the 6.10's are very good. I installed them a couple of days ago myself.Glenn

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Does anyone know if they recognize three monitors attached to a PCIe card (2) and a PCI card (1)? Recent releases have not worked. R-

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