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Bert Pieke

Which resolution recommended for mid-range system?

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I am presently running a P4 2.5 with a GeForce FX 5200 and 512mb RAM. With this system, about the best I can hope for visually and still maintain a fairly good framerate is 1024x768x32, with NO AA (either within the sim or from my card settings). Today however, I experimented and moved my resolution down to 800x640x32 in full-screen mode, and found that I could run with everything on the default "high" settings at Seattle-Tacoma and MAINTAIN a framerate of 18-20fps "with" FSAAx2. The only drawback of course is the visual quality and the clarity of some of the guages. My question to you is this....how many of you currently run in 800x640x32, and are you satisfied? I hear so much in here about people running this sim in "high" resolutions, but I seldom hear anyone mention the "low" resolution. Seems to me this would cure a lot of the "fps blues" everyone is talking about.....Oh and as a sidenote, when running in this resolution, I don't have ANY problems with 2d panels, menues, kneeboard, etc. Just a thought :-newbie

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Shawn, I run in 1280x960x32 with 2xAA and 4xAF on a P4 2.4 and a Ti4200 video card.. famerates in the low twenties..Secret: water effects=low, AI=low, clouds=few

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