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How can you all stand the awkward ATC window?

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The ATC window in P3D is a big problem to me. It jerks everything when it "auto-opens" and then it drags the FPS down when open. Does anyone have any ideas about what do? Do we just wait until LM fixes the problem? There's not one mention of it on their website, which I find odd.

 

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Agreed. I have simply accepted it for now. I did see a post somewhere about it and can only assume it will be fixed. But yes, it's a bit of a sore spot in P3D.

 

thanks,

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There is an option in the P3D menu to switch off the "auto-open" ATC. I have it that way, and it only opens when I want it to. But yes, the ATC window is a pain in the .... and realy needs a fix of some kind.

 

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I agree it is a "pain" - BUT, at least v1.4 lets you drag it to the upper left part of screen and "it stays there" - still not transparent and is real hokey in Full Screen Mode. BUT, again, it's better than

opening right in your face when you're on final.

Tom


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Add a second monitor for the ATC Window, Plan-G and Active Sky. The ATC window drags directly to the second monitor without needing to be opened and closed.


Cheers, Mac
 

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They are hoping to change to a transparent one in v.2


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Add a second monitor for the ATC Window, Plan-G and Active Sky. The ATC window drags directly to the second monitor without needing to be opened and closed.

Well that helped, thanks. I did not know the ATC window could be dragged over!

cheers,

GregG


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Yep, that's what I did. Moved it to a second screen for now.


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Does anyone else get "tearing" on the main display when the ATC window is open? This is in Full Screen mode.

I use all the recommended NVInspector settings with VSync set to 1/2 refresh rate

 

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Chris

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Does anyone else get "tearing" on the main display when the ATC window is open? This is in Full Screen mode.

I use all the recommended NVInspector settings with VSync set to 1/2 refresh rate

 

Cheers

Chris

I get the tearing and probably so does everybody else. For me it seems that AA goes out the window too. It looks like that when ATC window is opened P3D is actually in windowed mode and thus VSync is killed. Because of this, using ATC may also lead to OOMs as I noticed last evening using A2A 377 CoTS in busy ORBX Portland. Very annoying indeed.

 

I probably throw in few bucks and go with some 3rd party ATC software to remedy this thing. I've understand that Radar Contact works fine with Prepar3D, but how about PFE? Anyone using it with P3D?

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It's a pain but a lot of stuff will be changed in V2. Fortunately, I rarely use ATC.

 

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I use ATC for IFR flights - and because of the tearing of ATC in Full Screen Mode, I use Windowed Mode. Don't like it as I always used Full Screen Mode in FSX. Hopefully v2.0 will fix it???

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Well, you can try P3D in Windowed mode, with the same performance as fullscreen, with VSync working, and without the ATC problem.

 

Try this to hide the title bar:

 

http://www.prepar3d....iewtopic&t=1793

 

 

And this to hide/unhide the Windows taskbar:

 

http://www.aviassin....skbareliminator

 

 

Now, ATC window isn't a problem in P3D B)

Yes, that is good workaround without any noticable disadvantages (at least I haven't found any). I actually like it, because it is easier in windowed mode to put some backraund music playing and access other programs.

 

I forgot to post the solution here, so glad you did it!

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