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P3D v2 + FTX Gobal 1.1 = no words to describe it

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I'll let these brief hastily taken shots speak for themselves.

(the only thing I did for these shots was use SweetFX 1.5 with SMAA injection, LumaSharpen, and a bit of Sepia toning to give the sunlight some life)

 

In short, I can't see myself EVER going back to FSX after this experience. The best part that you can't see from the screenshots is how SMOOTH the sim is. Even with all the night lighting, I'm getting 30+ frames and it's silky buttery smooth with no stutters or choppiness.

I still can't describe the feeling this is giving. I'm completely and totally blown away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks great.  I'm really enjoying it as well - playing around with the Iceland demo and considering FTXG.  Do you use SweetFX all the time, or just for screenshots?

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How do you deactivate sweet fx if your going into the menu? Do you start it prior to starting P3D? Thanks Wayne.

 

 

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Doesn't leave much room for addon AI , clouds and PMDG.

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Looks nice my ftxg looks like poo in the pnw but then again I'm used to flying in orbx ftx pnw in fsx which I'll be doing tonight in p3d using the guide on airdailyx along with the 10 new orbx airport I bought on sale

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Doesn't leave much room for addon AI , clouds and PMDG.

 

What doesn't leave much room? Your comment doesn't make sense.

 

Why use sweetfx when p3d already has a very good HDR system?

 

Because I don't use HDR in sweetfx. I use SMAA, LumaSharpen, and sepia toning.

P3D HDR doesn't do anything for jagged edges, or sharpening panels, gauges, and scenery, or adding color to sunlight hitting surfaces.

Comparison.

 

p3dv2_nosfx.jpg

p3dv2_sfx.jpg

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No add-on Ai aircraft,Scenery,clouds,and no PMDG quality aircraft.and you are only getting 30+ FPS? What will the performance be after all those other things are thrown into the sim?

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I'll let these brief hastily taken shots speak for themselves.

(the only thing I did for these shots was use SweetFX 1.5 with SMAA injection, LumaSharpen, and a bit of Sepia toning to give the sunlight some life)

 

In short, I can't see myself EVER going back to FSX after this experience. The best part that you can't see from the screenshots is how SMOOTH the sim is. Even with all the night lighting, I'm getting 30+ frames and it's silky buttery smooth with no stutters or choppiness.

I still can't describe the feeling this is giving. I'm completely and totally blown away.

 

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Take a good look at the shadows in the first photo...you've got the jaggies.

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No add-on Ai aircraft,Scenery,clouds,and no PMDG quality aircraft.and you are only getting 30+ FPS? What will the performance be after all those other things are thrown into the sim?

 

I'm using FTXGlobal (which I already said), REX Essential OD textures including the clouds, and a Carenado product which is visually on the same level as PMDG quality.

So yeah, with all that I'm still getting 30+ FPS with autogen, shadows, HDR, and other eye candy. 

 

Take a good look at the shadows in the first photo...you've got the jaggies.

 

I didn't say I solved jagged edges. My settings reduce them greatly on my system where it's tolerable for me until LM can hash something out with NVidia.

Your mileage may vary.

 

*edit*

for some reason 4 of the 5 pictures I posted in the OP have disappeared

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Doesn't leave much room for addon AI , clouds and PMDG.

How do you know Jim? Have you tried it? Or are you just trying to get a bite?

 

I've tried all three (because in my country we can), but out of courtesy to "you know who", I wont go there or enter into any further discussion. But I will say your comment is based only on conjecture. 

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No add-on Ai aircraft,Scenery,clouds,and no PMDG quality aircraft.and you are only getting 30+ FPS? What will the performance be after all those other things are thrown into the sim?

It depends. For instance, with the Aersoft Twin Otter there is very little impact on FPS. With the Carenado TBM 850 there is a severe penalty (FPS between 25-30, down from 60), but could be due to the aircraft not being optimised for Prepar3d V2. I noticed AI aircraft having very little impact on performance. Same with shadows. I have buildings and terrain receiving and casting shadows with almost no noticeable impact on frames, whereas it is very noticeable for others. I am running a GTX 780 to be fair.

 

So it appears that with optimisation traditional performance hogs can perform better than in FSX; it is really hard to tell at the moment, and to say the sim's performance will drop further with additional AI, weather and PMDG is likely, but not quantifiable.  

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Could you share your settings please? It looks quite nice.

 

 

+1 really nice - Congrats - Please share your NI/P3d Settings and driver version. Window or Fullscreen ?

 

Could you try LFPG and take Paris under your wings ? This area has HUGE amount of Autogen

 

Thanks

Michael Moe

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BIGSKY, on 01 Dec 2013 - 08:46 AM, said:snapback.png

Doesn't leave much room for addon AI , clouds and PMDG.

How do you know Jim? Have you tried it? Or are you just trying to get a bite?

Just asking a question,whats with the defensive

attitude?

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I'm trying sweetfx with p3d v2.  It made the screen very dark even in the day.    It almost looks like night.  I turned all the effects off and it's still dark.  What am I doing wrong?

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I'm trying sweetfx with p3d v2.  It made the screen very dark even in the day.    It almost looks like night.  I turned all the effects off and it's still dark.  What am I doing wrong?

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The LumaSharpening is amazing in SweetFX; it's the only feature I miss from it ........ but I'm not quite ready to bring an external entity like SweetFX into my P3D2 world yet ;   it's just running far too perfectly for me to risk anything tipping it over! :lol:

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it's just running far too perfectly for me to risk anything tipping it over!

If its  running that perfectly  than it  wont tip it over

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I'll let these brief hastily taken shots speak for themselves.

(the only thing I did for these shots was use SweetFX 1.5 with SMAA injection, LumaSharpen, and a bit of Sepia toning to give the sunlight some life)

 

In short, I can't see myself EVER going back to FSX after this experience. The best part that you can't see from the screenshots is how SMOOTH the sim is. Even with all the night lighting, I'm getting 30+ frames and it's silky buttery smooth with no stutters or choppiness.

I still can't describe the feeling this is giving. I'm completely and totally blown away.

 

 

http://forum.avsim.net/page/AVSIM%20Pages/screen_shot_rules.html

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AJ

I am in the process of building a similar system with a 660ti.  Good to hear that it runs this well.  Thanks for sharing the pics.

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