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Hi all,

 

I decided to write here after many weeks of unsuccessful tweaking of the cfg file. I use Prepar3D but the tweaks for fsx are nearly the same, so I thought this is the correct forum for my question. Here is my new pc hardware:

 

 

Processor: Intel i5 3570K
Cooler: Corsair H100i Hydro Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
SSD: Samsung 840 250GB
RAM: 2 x Corsair 4GB 1600Mhz
Graphics Card: Asus Nvidia GTX660
PSU: Corsair VS650
Case: Corsair Carbride

 

 


The system is overclocked to 4.5Ghz stable under load and cpu temp is under 60C.

For terrain I use TileProxy at 30cm resolution.

I also use TrackIR5 and OpusFSX.

I also use REX OD graphics. 2048 resolution for clouds and 512 for water.

My goal for the simulator is at least 30FPS without autogen enabled. 

 

The problem is that whatever tweaks I try I always get shutters. I can't get a smooth flight with smooth turns of the aircraft without getting shuttering very often during the flight.

I tried disabling the BufferPools tweak but again I get shutters.

 

I built this new computer in order to get a smooth flight simulator experience with many add-ons I own and I am a bit dissapointed that after all that searching I cannot get the results I want. 

 

I post my .cfg here. I also use the nvidia inspector settings from Word Not Allowed's tweaks website. The tweaks I have used are from Kostas website, also FSX times website and the Prepar3D tuning center advices. 

Your help is my last hope to create a good system as I have lost nearly 2 months without a smooth result from the start to the end of a flight.

Thank you very much for your time to read my thread and I am looking forward to receive your advice.

 

 

My cfg:

 

 

[JOBSCHEDULER]
AffinityMask=14
 
[bufferPools]
RejectThreshold=262144
 
[AContain]
LabelColor=FFFF0000
LabelDelay=1000
ShowLabelAirline=0
ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0
ShowLabelAirspeed=0
ShowLabelAltitude=1
ShowLabelContainerId=0
ShowLabelDistance=1
ShowLabelFlightPlan=0
ShowLabelHeading=0
ShowLabelManufacturer=1
ShowLabelModel=1
ShowLabels=0
ShowLabelTailNumber=0
ShowUserLabel=1
 
[ATC]
AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=1
PilotVoice=0
ShowATCText=0
UsePilotVoice=1
 
[CONTROLS]
Controls_Current=Standard
Controls_Default=Standard
force_crash_enabled=1
force_gear_bump_enabled=1
force_ground_bumps_enabled=1
force_master_enabled=0
force_master_gain=10000
force_stick_force_enabled=1
force_stick_shaker_enabled=1
KBDAIL=64
KBDELEV=64
KBDRUD=64
JOYSTICKS=0
 
[Display]
ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64
ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
BLOOM_EFFECTS=0
ChangeTime=1.000000
InfoBrakesEnable=True
InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255
InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128
InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255
InfoOverspeedEnable=True
InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True
InfoPauseEnable=True
InfoSlewEnable=True
InfoStallEnable=True
InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0
InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0
NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64
NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255
SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1
TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=80
TextureMaxLoad=12
TransitionTime=1.000000
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30
WideViewAspect=True
Anisotropic=1
AntiAlias=1
 
[DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 .0]
Anisotropic=1
Mode=1680x1050x32
MipBias=6
 
[DynamicHeadMovement]
HeadMoveTimeConstant=0
LonAccelOnHeadLon=0
LonAccelOnHeadPitch=0
MaxHeadAngle=0
MaxHeadOffset=0
RollAccelOnHeadLat=0
RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0
YawAccelOnHeadLat=0
 
[FACILITIES]
CITY=
COUNTRY=
GTL_BUTTON=4096
STATE=
 
[GRAPHICS]
AC_SELF_SHADOW=0
ALLOW_SHADER_30=1
STALE_BUFFER_THRESHOLD=1024
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=0
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
EFFECTS_QUALITY=2
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
NUM_LIGHTS=8
See_Self=1
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=236096257
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=4096
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
Text_Scroll=1
SHADER_CACHE_VERSION=1
HIGHMEMFIX=1
ForceFullScreenVSync=1
 
[iNTERNATIONAL]
ASLAT=2
ASLON=0
MEASURE=1
 
[Main]
HideMenuFullscreen=1
HideMenuNormal=0
Location=0,0,1680,1050,\\.\DISPLAY1
Maximized=2
PerfBucket=7
ProcSpeed=18056
FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33
SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes
SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft
SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles
SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats
SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals
SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc
SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\Submersible
SimObjectPaths.7=SimObjects\IVAO_MTL
User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim
DisablePreload=1
 
[Misc]
Com_Rate=7
 
 
[PANELS]
IMAGE_QUALITY=1
PANEL_MASKING=1
PANEL_OPACITY=100
PANEL_STRETCHING=1
QUICKTIPS=0
UNITS_OF_MEASURE=1
 
[PointOfInterestSystem]
CycleSetting=0
 
[REALISM]
AllowEngineDamage=True
AutoCoord=False
AutoTrim=False
CrashDetection=False
CrashTolerance=1.000000
CrashWithDyn=False
GEffect=True
General=1.000000
GyroDrift=False
GyroEffect=1.000000
ManualLights=True
OnCrashAction=0
PFactor=1.000000
RealMixture=True
StressDamage=False
Torque=1.000000
TrueAirspeed=False
UnlimitedFuel=False
 
[sCENERY]
DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4
LENSFLARE=0
 
[sIM]
SYSCLOCK=0
 
[slewTextInfo.1]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
 
[slewTextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
 
[slewTextInfo.3]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
FrameRate=2,1
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
Longitude=1,2
 
[sOUND]
PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
SOUND=1
SOUND_LOD=0
SOUND_QUALITY=2
UISound=1
VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03}
SOUND_FADER1=0.370000
SOUND_FADER2=0.490000
SOUND_FADER3=0.490000
SOUND_FADER4=0.500000
 
[sTARTUP]
DEMO=0
LoadWindow=1
STARTUP_DEMO=
 
[TERRAIN]
AUTOGEN_DENSITY=3
DETAIL_TEXTURE=1
ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0
LOD_RADIUS=3.500000
MESH_COMPLEXITY=75
MESH_RESOLUTION=22
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=27
WATER_EFFECTS=4
WATER_CLARITY=30
WATER_REFLECTION_DETAIL=2
WATER_REFRACTION_DETAIL=4
SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=10
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=250
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=1000 
 
[TextInfo.1]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
Longitude=1,2
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
FuelPercentage=1,7
LockedFrameRate=2,1
FrameRate=2,2
AverageFrameRate=2,3
 
[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
FuelPercentage=1,4
GForce=1,3
LockedFrameRate=1,2
 
[TextInfo.3]
AirSpeed=1,5
Altitude=1,3
FrameRate=2,1
FuelPercentage=2,4
GForce=2,3
Heading=1,4
Latitude=1,1
LockedFrameRate=2,2
Longitude=1,2
WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6
 
[TrafficManager]
AirlineDensity=0
AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0
FreewayDensity=0
GADensity=0
IFROnly=0
LeisureBoatsDensity=15
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=5
 
[uSERINTERFACE]
Map_Orientation=2
PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0
PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1
SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0
SITUATION=FLIGHTS\OTHER\Prepar3D
MUTE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=196
 
[VirtualCopilot]
VirtualCopilotActive=0
 
[Weather]
AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6
DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
DisableTurbulence=1
DownloadWindsAloft=0
DynamicWeather=0
MaxGustRampSpeed=200
MaxGustTime=500
MaxVarRampSpeed=75
MaxVarTime=50
MinGustRampSpeed=1
MinGustTime=10
MinVarRampSpeed=10
MinVarTime=5
THERMAL_VISUALS=0
TurbulenceScale=1.000000
WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
 
[MULTIPLAYER]
condAccoutPassword=0
 

 

 


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I"m using  P3D as well and will never look back !!!!    go to the learning center in P3d 

and install the tweaks there  that's all you  need in my opinion.

 

I dont see Highmemfix  and your LOD radius is way off  should be at least 4.5 or higher 

with your setup. Delete the ..cfg and let P3D make a new one and install the tweaks in the Learning center. My machine isn't qite as fast as yours and i'm running Rock smooth with 4 

tweaks. if that doesnt work  PM me and i will try to help you out.

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If you are using 2048 REX textures, then you should set the Texture_Max_Load to 2048.  No need to have it higher and you'll see better performance.  If you own an FTX/Orbx product, you likely have FTX Aero installed.  Open that up and runway texture and it has an option where Aero will always make sure the Texture_Max_Load is set to 2048 (it will sometimes change if you make changes within FSX to the settings).

 

I would get rid of TextureMaxLoad=12 line from your config.  The default, if not indicated in the fsx.cfg, is 6 so you have it set to two times more than the default.  Very little is known about this line except that it will definitely take up graphic resources.  The only time you really want to put this line in your config is when you want to lower the default to say 3.  The numbers for this line are 3, 6, 9, and 12.  The higher the more resources placed on your system.

 

I would recommend looking at the AVSIM Software and Hardware Guide pinned at the top of this forum.  It provides more information about each tweak.  In addition, this is one of my favorite links regarding tweaks by NickN - http://www.simforums.com/forums/fsx-tweaks-demystified_topic37948.html. Take particular notice of all of the RED at the bottom of this link.  A lot of people throw tweaks into their FSX.cfg and have no idea what they do or why they put them there.  If the tweaks are not correct, based on your computer system, then you could have major problems.  That's why I pretty much stay with the highmemfix entry and maybe tweak the Texture Max Load line and the LOD_Radius line.  Adding all those other so-called tweaks just don't do anything for me.

 

Lastly, you can limit your FPS to 30 but don't expect it to constantly stay at 30.  That's almost impossible.  When you arrive or take off from a payware airport like FSDT KJFK, you will probably be lucky to have your fps indicating 15-25 fps.  Once you are out of the area though, the fps should remain at 30 and you should see no blurring or stuttering of textures.  I have my fps limited to 40.

 

Best regards,

Jim


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Thank you very much for your replies!

 

Marty, I followed your advice and deleted the cfg and then added only the Prepar3D tuning tutorial tweaks..I have mixed results. The first flight was smooth and I nearly got no shuttering. However a second one with my new Majestic Dash 8-Q400 has several shutters. But I am starting to thinking whether the TileProxy creates these shutters. The lines I added to a clear .cfg are the following:

 

[DISPLAY]

 

TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=60

TextureMaxLoad=6

 

[TERRAIN]

SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=30

 

[GRAPHICS]

SHADER_CACHE_VERSION=1

HIGHMEMFIX=1

ForceFullScreenVSync=1

 

 

[bufferPools]

UsePools=0

 

[JOBSCHEDULER]

AffinityMask=14

 

[MAIN]

FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33

 

 

If someone believes I should delete or add something else I would be grateful to know.

I think I need to do even more testing. It is really frustrating to not be able to eliminate shutters after so many hours in testing various tweaks.

 

Also, Marty, do you use UsePools=0 ? 

 

Jim, thank you very much for your extensive reply. I really appreciate it. I will start reading the threads you mentioned and I hope to find a solution to the shutters.

I can get nearly in all scenery 30fps, even in the add-on airport sceneries. The problem is that I may get 30fps but the shuttes every now and then destroys all the good work the hardware and the tweaks do..


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