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Ted Striker

Anyone successfully using TP with SP1?

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I haven't used Tile Proxy since Beta1 and before I installed SP1. I would like to use it again. From reading the forum here, it appears that most are reverting back to RTM FSX to use TP. I have SP1 and would like to keep it to use ASX. Is anyone having any success using TP Beta4 with SP1? Success meaning equivalent tile loading rates and clear textures.Christian, is Beta5 looking like it will offer any performance improvements for SP1?Ted

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I can't fly any faster than 60 MPH with the SP1, no matter what I do. I almost want to go back to the RTM version myself ;)

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Well I get about 300 tps with SP1. As long as I stay below 100 knots it works fine. But anything above results in the new product feature called "Blurry".After tried every lil trick available I found one simple thing which controls the tps rate: It's the frame rate limit slider. Just that controls how many tps I get on my machines, any "tuning" tricks don't help.With 30fps lock I get about 150 tps, with 20fps lock about 300 fps.However to go below 20fps renders FSX useless.Yesterday I tested FlightGear with photo-realistic scenery and how wonder - I got about 60-80 fps and super-sharp textures without *any* blurries. I have to conclude that FSX is a product with a heavily wrong software design. FlightGear rockz.-------------------------------------------------Freeware A380 Load Editor, flight dynamics and external Glass Cockpit software coming soon !

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That was the answer I was afraid of. Do you know if two installations of FSX can be put on the same computer, one RTM and the other with SP1?Ted

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yes , that's what I did .An install RTM for TP the other , SP1 , for FSX experience .

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Install FSX RTM. Activate. Copy (not rename) the FSX folder to e.g. "Flight Simulator X RTM" Make snapshot of the Flight Simulator X Registry keys somewhere under HKLMSoftwareMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator10.0. There may be another tree under HKCUSoftwareMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator10.0Update to FSX to SP1. Make a snapshot of said registry keys again.To switch between versions you can adjust the FSX paths in the .reg files or you would rename the folders so that each time the right version is under in the original folder name "Microsoft Flight Simulator X". You could also create multiple shortcuts on your desktop pointing to the different directories.

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I found SP1 greatly improved my TP experience.Loading times (I mean initial load of FSX AND loading of a TP flight) has improved dramatically.Now it takes me 1 min to load FSX, and about 3 - 4 mins to load a TP flight. it took about 10 mins to load a TP flight with RTMThe blurries I had with RTM were really quite bad and I was going to stop using TP, but now with SP1, I honestly can fly easily at 180 knots.When textures begin to blur, they snap back to high res after about 1 - 2 secs.doesnt require any pausing or scenery refreshes.Also, SP1 has improved my framrates alot when i'm not using TP.Before I had limited my autogen max cells to measly amounts, now I have removed that tweak completely, bumped up the autogen to dense and i experience great frame rates.admittedly, ive bumped the texture resolution back to about half way, but i dont get many blurries and when it loads at that res im happy with it ;)btw, what does RTM actually stand for?oh yea, im using Beta3, not found the need to install Beta4 yet.breif specs:AsRock 775V88+ MotherboardPentium 4 - 3.4 GHZ2GB RamSata1 HDDATI Radeon X1650 PRO 512 MB GPU

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"Release to Manufacturing".That's the gold master that goes to the DVD pressing facility...

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Thanks for the responses guys. Looks like some are having good results with SP1, so I'll try that first. If not satisfactory, I'll try the dual installs of FSX RTM and FSX SP1. I won't be able to get to this until next weekend, but I'll post my results.Thanks Again,Ted

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Hi Ted,I am using SP1 which really does reduce the load up time from 5min to about 1min. The main reason for SP1 is to use Active Sky X which must have SP1 to work.I cache an area first before flying it. I set up the Bell Jetranger, set the screen limiter to 20, and at a height of 500' start the Bell on its way at 20 knots. Using FSXPilot I am able to fly over the course I want, taking a few hours. FSXPilot IMHO fits really well with Tileproxy and the cache an area method.By the way with a C2D 6400@3G 8800GTS 1600x1200 I can fly at 100knots with the graphics sliders on max (but no autogen etc) before the blurries kick in.

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