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Ben Cap

I am officially Prepar3d

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Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for all of your help. I am now proud to announce that I am a full member of the P3D 'family'!

This is vastly superior to FSX in just about everything. My FPS are through the roof! I am loving this!!

 

Thanks so much for everyone's support and help. This is a game-changer for me.. More people need to get on this sim! I think that if we can get out some serious benchmarks, they will speak for themselves to the rest of the community. :Big Grin:

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Thanks for the report Ben. so what sort of fps improvements have you seen?

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Hi Ben

 

I agree 100%, would be nice to get the flight sim community moving in P3D's direction. Maybe then, PMDG will change their mind and offer support for this platform.

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

Thanks for all of your help. I am now proud to announce that I am a full member of the P3D 'family'!

This is vastly superior to FSX in just about everything. My FPS are through the roof! I am loving this!!

 

Thanks so much for everyone's support and help. This is a game-changer for me.. More people need to get on this sim! I think that if we can get out some serious benchmarks, they will speak for themselves to the rest of the community. :Big Grin:

 

Hi,

 

With P3D ver. 1.4 and just a couple of tweaks, I've seen a 10 to 12 fps increase over FSX. That's no small jump.

 

 

Thanks for the report Ben. so what sort of fps improvements have you seen?

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thanks Mike, that IS a big jump! You have the biggest PSU I've ever heard of too!

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Ben,

 

Nice new profile picture! LOL.

 

Are you sticking with the 10 bucks a month thing or will you buy the academic license (comparable to FSX's MSRP, IMO)? You still haven't showed me on Skype the GUI. :P

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Are you sticking with the 10 bucks a month thing or will you buy the academic license (comparable to FSX's MSRP, IMO)? You still haven't showed me on Skype the GUI. :P

 

I started with the $10 dev license. Once it expires, I am purchasing the Acedemic License for home and training purposes. :biggrin:

 

I've seen a 10 to 12 fps increase over FSX.

 

In ORBX scenery, I've seen almost a 20FPS boost in heavy autogen in certain scenarios. - This is no exaggeration. For the first time ever, I can fly in ORBX scenery with the NGX and get 30FPS solid with the Ultra High preset. In FSX, my FPS would be around 17-18 FPS in the same scenario.

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Dammit, Ben!!! You are such a tease! Hahahah I really have to get myself on the P3D bandwagon. If the performance is that good, just imagine how P3D 2.0 with DX11 will be!

 

What tweaks did you use? I really need to get P3D but also need to renew my Sim-Avionics license. :-( Money money money!

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Ben,

 

You've got me thinking about trying this out now too. How difficult has it been poting over your FSX addons?

 

Do you have the watermark on yours? I'm curious what the watermark looks like.

 

Anthony

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Hi Anthony,

 

Here is the watermark on mine

 

Under certain conditions it will be more visible but i dont notice it up in the corner when im flying

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The watermark never changes in size so it could be.

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So Ben,

 

If yer happy, I'm happy, but what exactly does being an official family member mean??

 

Are you now our goto-Guy for P3D??

 

I hope you'll consider being our Oculus Rift goto-Guy, as well.

 

Congrats!

thanks & have a good day

 

Chas

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Ben,

 

You've got me thinking about trying this out now too. How difficult has it been poting over your FSX addons?

 

Do you have the watermark on yours? I'm curious what the watermark looks like.

 

Anthony

 

I don't have the acedemic liscence yet. - Once my dev liscence expires, I will then upgrade to the Acedemic. But, from what I have heard, the logo in the top right corner is hardly noticable.

 

 

Dammit, Ben!!! You are such a tease! Hahahah I really have to get myself on the P3D bandwagon. If the performance is that good, just imagine how P3D 2.0 with DX11 will be!

 

I've been a total skeptic of P3D for the past few months and I can clearly say that this is 100% worth the change. I would strongly encourage anyone who wants a much smoother and better performing sim to make the change!

 

As for the porting of addons, I am using the FSX to P3D migrator tool. - It works flawlessly and is almost 'brainless' to setup. All of my addons that I use regularly work perfectly. The switch over to P3D is much easier than most people think...

 

 

What tweaks did you use?

 

BP=0, FFTF=0.12, HIGHMEMFIX=1. - That's it...

 

 

Are you now our goto-Guy for P3D??

 

Sure I guess so. I'd be glad to test out things for anyone if you have any questions. :smile:

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Why is there a watermark though (even if it's unnoticeable) if you actually bought the product? I would expect a watermark in a demo license (which they don't have) or something like that, but not the real product.

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LM choose to add a watermark that's why its there :)

 

Its a question best emailed to LM imo

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Im guessing that the watermark is also there to differentiate screenshots or vids clearly as sourced from p3d and not fsx. Of course we can always just crop it out...

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Re:What tweaks did you use?

 

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BP=0, FFTF=0.12, HIGHMEMFIX=1. - That's it...

 

Ben,

How do you implement the above commands?

Start,cmd?

 

Thanks,

Chas

 

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The watermark is likely there to "discourage" use of the cheaper Academic License in commercial applications where the Professional License should be used.

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Ben I MAY be in touch shortly.....I think it's time to try this. :) I was worried my PMDG stuff would not work, but now..... :)

As long as those and ActiveSky Evo work, Im in. :)

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Ben I MAY be in touch shortly.....I think it's time to try this. :) I was worried my PMDG stuff would not work, but now..... :)

As long as those and ActiveSky Evo work, Im in. :)

 

If you are not sure your addons are going to work, check the addon CHART.

 

 

How do you implement the above commands?

 

I simply edited the Prepar3d.CFG file.

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I was under the impression that the HIGHMEMFIX tweak was not necessary with the P3D as the fix was included natively.

Can't remember where I read it though!

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I was under the impression that the HIGHMEMFIX tweak was not necessary with the P3D as the fix was included natively.

 

I believe you are correct...

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Hi,

 

The biggest jump (on my system) in performance comes from the BufferPools / UsePools=0 tweak. If you have a 2gb (or better) video board, you should be using this tweak, its responsible for at least a 10fps increase on my system. For those with 1gb cards or less, you may experience crashes with P3D, usually at the end of a flight when a major airport/scenery is being loaded into memory.

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I believe you are correct...

 

This tweak is still in the P3d Learning Center though and that's from Lockheed Martin themselves so.. I would still throw it in just in case.

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Welp.. Add me to the list.. After using 1.3 since release and now into 1.4.. I did it.. I buried FSX... No eulogy, no tears, no special ceremony. Just another uninstalled game in the history books.. Felt good to rid of it 100% finally... Thanks Ben and Word Not Allowed for being the determining factors and push to get me to finally do it.

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