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A simple cloud question...and some thoughts

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Hi all!Well, I've been flying X10 since its release, and I'm loving the sim more and more each day. I've been downloading scenery like crazy, so my favorite large airports are coming to life. Also have downloaded some planes, and really enjoying them.But, my question is, is anyone able to fly with smooth FPS when clouds are present? Man, I have a new(er) rig, and I'm limited to clear skies because as soon as clouds appear - wham - I go down to about 8 FPS, especially with real world overcast. I have my cloud settings at 20%. Is this a common occurrence?Many thanks!Bob

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No clouds for me, well maybe a setting of 10 at most, and no traffic. Even then, it's bad if I'm close to the clouds.GlenEdit: Bob, are you using a ATI or Nvidia graphics card. They are well aware of the issues with ATI, just curious.Here's a good write up on the issue if you haven't seen it already.http://developer.x-p...ree-nasty-bugs/

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Hey Gang!Clouds is the achilles heel of XPX. Imrun into the same situation with my system, which runs on Nvidia. Scenery is no issue, even traffic is no issue but as soon as clouds appear or you fly close or through them, things go South quickly with performance. Seems to me like there is a great deal of room for improvement in the clouds department for LR to work on.Dennis D. Mullert


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Thanks all - Glen, I am using an AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB, on a 27' iMac. Only concern for me right now are clouds. Thanks for the link!Bob

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Gee, and I thought it was just my old 3Ghz E6850 C2D causing low frames! It's not good to hear others with newer systems have the same issue!! This didn't really become a big issue (at least for me) until they merged the 3 cloud settings into one. Using a tip at the time to turn one of them to zero, doubled my frames at the time, and still looked pretty good. I was all set to buy X-Plane 10 then, but then those setting options were consolidated into one, and I haven't been able to get decent performance since, even if I set it zero, so I had to hold off XP10.

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This didn't really become a big issue (at least for me) until they merged the 3 cloud settings into one. Using a tip at the time to turn one of them to zero, doubled my frames at the time, and still looked pretty good. I was all set to buy X-Plane 10 then, but then those setting options were consolidated into one, and I haven't been able to get decent performance since, even if I set it zero, so I had to hold off XP10.
+1. I didn't have an issue with clouds either until the three sliders were merged to one, and they looked just fine before at all levels of flight. Now, it's a struggle to use any reasonable amount of cloud.Glen

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I started flying with clouds set to 5% (and weather set to scattered clouds) and it still looks good and I get the benefit of a good boost to FPS.


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In the (latest) demo I had to drop clouds down to 5-10% to get anything like a half-decent performance.It was downloaded wx in the Seattle area a couple of hours ago, and I have a pretty powerful beast of a PC so it was a surprise to see a slideshow.

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In the (latest) demo I had to drop clouds down to 5-10% to get anything like a half-decent performance.It was downloaded wx in the Seattle area a couple of hours ago, and I have a pretty powerful beast of a PC so it was a surprise to see a slideshow.
It's beginning to sound more like a bug, then a design limit issue. Hopefully Austin and company will be able to fix it!!!

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Guys, thanks for the feedback. Same here - as soon as it was all dumped to one slider, the slideshow began. With low overcast, while taking off, it seems the plane is limping down the runway.

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