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Remove VC for better frames?

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I'm still an old caveman 2D panel flyer for the time being. I know that since I'm not using the VC its only hurting my frames. Is there a chance anyone is experienced enough here to remove it?

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Could be wrong but I believe it is not possible as it is built into the model. Not sure though.

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As far as i know, when you're using the 2D panel, the VC doesn't affect framerate as it is not rendered. And, what will you do when you look left and right?

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VC is not loaded while you're in 2D. You should see better frames in 2D already, I do myself.

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Ah I see! I feel like I'm so close to breaking through to great frames. I can hold 25 pretty well while locked on external limiter however its with default scenery. Clouds will hit my frames and drop them a little (default as well). hmmmm..

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I vaguely remember a method of removing VC's from models with a Hex Editor and modifying something in the .mdl stuff An old thought from a long time ago...Maybe anyone can remember.

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Open the mdl file in a hex editor and search for the 0022003900 string that refers to the vc.Search for the second ocurrence of this string and change the 39 to 38.This will remove the vc, but will retain your aircraft shodow and landing lights.If you change the values of the first ocurrence to 00 then you lose your aircraft shadow and landing lights as viewed from the 2d cockpit. Dimi.

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Open the mdl file in a hex editor and search for the 0022003900 string that refers to the vc.Search for the second ocurrence of this string and change the 39 to 38.This will remove the vc, but will retain your aircraft shodow and landing lights.If you change the values of the first ocurrence to 00 then you lose your aircraft shadow and landing lights as viewed from the 2d cockpit. Dimi.
Hmm well that is interesting. Would never have thought it could be done. Well gues it is true about that learning new everyday.

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With FSX you do not need the hex editor since the vc and plane are separate models. All you need to do is delete the reference to the vc model in model.cfg

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you need to get ezdok and use that VC, maybe try deleteing the 2d panels, They put so much work in the VC how could you not want to use it

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I may use it if I had a TrackIR.. but my frames flutter the teens and below in VC =/ I'm close to using it!

Open the mdl file in a hex editor and search for the 0022003900 string that refers to the vc.Search for the second ocurrence of this string and change the 39 to 38.This will remove the vc, but will retain your aircraft shodow and landing lights.If you change the values of the first ocurrence to 00 then you lose your aircraft shadow and landing lights as viewed from the 2d cockpit. Dimi.
Has anyone ever mentioned this helping frames?

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I may use it if I had a TrackIR.. but my frames flutter the teens and below in VC =/ I'm close to using it! Has anyone ever mentioned this helping frames?
It shouldn't make a difference:
VC is not loaded while you're in 2D. You should see better frames in 2D already, I do myself.

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Yes, but when switching views, the vc will load,will it not? Dimi.

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With FSX you do not need the hex editor since the vc and plane are separate models. All you need to do is delete the reference to the vc model in model.cfg
Exactly, just comment with a double slash (//) the interior model in the model.cfg file , and you should be good to go!! Note you won't have any side views though!

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I was always under the impression that having the VC on the airplane regardless was more of a hog on the computer. Weather it's being used or not.

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I was always under the impression that having the VC on the airplane regardless was more of a hog on the computer. Weather it's being used or not.
Not in FSX as Steve said, the VC model is separate from the External model, while in FS2004 they are integrated.

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Come on just accept it it's tricky to do and with no visible performance gain is it worth-it?I refrain from editing any HEX Anything because IDK what those values are for, and what they do.

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Come on just accept it it's tricky to do and with no visible performance gain is it worth-it?I refrain from editing any HEX Anything because IDK what those values are for, and what they do.
As stated no need to use any hex editors, just the one comment line in the model.cfg file. While I agree you may not see a performance gain here, you should decrease memory usage (VAS), since the interior model will not be loaded into the VAS. For those who don't use the VC's this could help reduce OOM's or CTD's that they may be experiencing. The one issue may be, that PMDG, uses non standard system modeling (DLL's), There may be a reason the VC model may be needed (loaded) for them to function.

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