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I contacted few days ago a guy named FSXGenius. He is gaining popularity on YT very fast, tutorial videos, tips on perormance, graphics, etc. Didn't checked his YT channel in detail, just a few videos, and saw that he is ok guy, really. So, as I said, I contacted him on FB regarding my problem with DPC latency. I described the problem, and thank him in advance if he could throw me couple of tips. Then I got this message, by his FB page admin I suppose, I quote:

 

"I spoke to **** and he advises that you request him to tweak your system, its a good idea because the tweaks he applies will surely solve these issues as he not only tweaks the CFG but a host of other interface systems etc. My advice would be to spend the 20 pounds and have a fantastic experience with FSX with no more hassles. cheers"

 

Wait, what? Are you kidding me, right? This is an indirect insult to all good people here on AVSIM and any other sim forum. Word Not Allowed, Paul J and many others gave countless tips and tutorials on tweaking countless systems and cfg files. Some members here should be RICH how many tips on tweaking they gave/give still.

 

Don't get me wrong, it's not about 30, 20 or 5 pounds, it is all about attitude. This is really a disgraceful way to earn some money. Worst of all, how can I know that he is able to tweak my system, if I'm crazy enough and send 20 pounds?

 

And I thought this guy is cool, sigh.

 

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People charging to tweak FSX cfg files? LOL..  That's some racket he's got going on.. 

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You can get free advice in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide Version 2.  A link to the guide is in my signature.

 

Best regards,

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People charging to tweak FSX cfg files? LOL..  That's some racket he's got going on.. 

 

Not only cfg, he is tweaking systems.

 

Forgot to mention, I would probably send him some money as a appreciation, if he could tweak my system to run FSX without any hitch/dpc latency. But with this attitude, I will not send him a single cent.

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I seriously can't believe I am reading this...   :(

 

I posted about this guy "FSX Genius" when someone else linked to him a few days ago.   Watch his videos and you will quickly realize that he has less knowledge of FSX than the average user in this community.  Everything that he conveys is taken straight from Frooglesim's videos, and I'll not go there....

 

Do not pay this guy to tweak your CFG!!!!

 

Thanks for bringing this to people's attention Pe11e  :cool:

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You can get free advice in the AVSIM FSX Configuration Guide Version 2.  A link to the guide is in my signature.

 

Best regards,

 

Thank you Jim. I already checked avsim conf. guide few times.

I'm running FSX in DX10 mode now with the Fixer, and it is smooooth like butter, never have been happier about performance. The thing is, when I load some airplanes (freeware or payware) I have problems with higher dpc latency that is causing sound crackling and lots of stutters. With default planes and for example QW 757 dpc latency is quite low.

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The thing is, when I load some airplanes (freeware or payware) I have problems with higher dpc latency that is causing sound crackling and lots of stutters.

 

According to the following from NickN in his old Setting up FSX and Tuning It Guide this may be a fix but it is quite old.  In any case it probably has something to do with a BufferPool setting.  I personally do not recommend a Bufferpool setting for the latest systems but it might work for yours:

 

"SOUND CRACKING AND DISTORTION – SMOOTHER FLIGHT

Based on research done by Sargeski on sound crackle issues and latency, he discovered raising bufferpools on a 1GB single core Nvidia card will eliminate such sound problems. They are related to high autogen slider and latency on buss.

To resolve the issue the user MUST have a 1GB SINGLE CORE Nvidia card such as the GTX 280 or GTX 285:

 

[bufferpools]
poolsize=490000000    <--- that will be somewhere between 450 and 490MB

 

NOTE:

A side effect to this discover is that larger VM cards which DO NOT display the sound crackle issue may RAISE bufferpools for a smoother flight result. For larger VM memory cards (1GB) this value can be anywhere from 100000000 (100MB) to 400000000 (400MB)

It is a ‘trial and error” setting. Most find 200000000 (200MB) works very well.

 

NOTE:

THE HIGH BUFFERPOOL SETTINGS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE NOT TYPICAL. IN MANY CASES SUCH HIGH SETTINGS (ABOVE 100MB EVEN WITH LARGE VM CARDS) CAN CAUSE VISUAL GRAPHIC ERRORS IN FSX.

NOT EVERYONE WILL SEE SUCCESS WITH TRYING BUFFERPOOLS ABOVE 100MB

 

Best regards,

Jim

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I tried almost every poolsize value, and got very strange results. The higher the value was, the higher dpc latency was. I eventually settled with poolsize=8000 or even 4000, and latency was quite low in default planes. As soon I load any more complex plane, dpc latency goes high. This testing is done in DX9 and GTX 560 OC.

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I posted about this guy "FSX Genius" when someone else linked to him a few days ago.

 

When I encounter a person that is a self proclaimed genius I tend to shrug, grin politely and walk the other way as discreetly fast as possible. True geniuses very seldom if ever flaunt their gift!

 

On the other hand, . . . . . . Hey, folks. I'm a genius at not being a genius so would you please send me some money? If that works I can pay a public relations expert and I can become famous for being famous. Never will I have to make pointless comments that serve no purpose on a forum again. :Big Grin:

 

The OP just serves us a reminder that some people will do anything for money, except earn it.

 

Best regards to all,

Mel

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I tried almost every poolsize value, and got very strange results. The higher the value was, the higher dpc latency was. I eventually settled with poolsize=8000 or even 4000, and latency was quite low in default planes. As soon I load any more complex plane, dpc latency goes high. This testing is done in DX9 and GTX 560 OC.

 

 

Take a boo at this, Pe11e, it might help you some.

 

All the best,

 

pj

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Unless the guy has created 80+ YouTube accounts to scam you, he is actually legitimately helping people and they are liking the results and testifying to it.    He doesn't just tweak your CFG file actually.   It is close to an hour to two hour process of getting every file in shape and order to have the maximum performance for your specific system.   He logs into your system via TeamViwer and works on it in real time so you can see what he is doing.    Not everyone on the planet who wants to fly this simulator has the time, patience or knowledge to try and get their system functioning right.    Hell, I've followed every single guide on AVSIM, NickN, *******, God and the Easter Bunny and I still have problems from time to time after 6 months of raging frustration.    If this guy can legitimately take the BS out of tweaking this broke pile of code garbage then I say hey, CHARGE AWAY.   No different than people who blow their money on useless program like FS Booster and all the other Boosters out there, but at least you get costumer service in real time.   This takes it beyond what any of those programs can do anyway.   

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Let's not forget there was another person who offered this very same service and many thought he was the best thing since sliced bread. Sadly, he has passed away and his services are no longer available.

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Unless the guy has created 80+ YouTube accounts to scam you, he is actually legitimately helping people and they are liking the results and testifying to it.    He doesn't just tweak your CFG file actually.   It is close to an hour to two hour process of getting every file in shape and order to have the maximum performance for your specific system.   He logs into your system via TeamViwer and works on it in real time so you can see what he is doing.    Not everyone on the planet who wants to fly this simulator has the time, patience or knowledge to try and get their system functioning right.    Hell, I've followed every single guide on AVSIM, NickN, *******, God and the Easter Bunny and I still have problems from time to time after 6 months of raging frustration.    If this guy can legitimately take the BS out of tweaking this broke pile of code garbage then I say hey, CHARGE AWAY.   No different than people who blow their money on useless program like FS Booster and all the other Boosters out there, but at least you get costumer service in real time.   This takes it beyond what any of those programs can do anyway.   

 

Amen!! Hallelujah and Thank you Sir! Someone is on target here.

I was blessed with having Ryan, from PMDG, use "TeamViewer" to get into my computer and do, for me, what FSXGenius is doing here for a fee.

I would have GLADLY paid Ryan, but I just caught him in just the right mood, at just the right time. He spent two hours buried in my computer with "TeamViewer" and my FSX has run perfectly for me ever since, to this day. When I offered to pay him, he just said for me to "enjoy" the coming PMDG 777 after it gets released.

If FSXGenius has anywhere near the knowledge to Ryan, his service would be quite valuable for those who would rather fly in FSX, than spend their time reading, tweaking and experimenting with it.

Rather than hear negative criticism from those who have never tried his services, and are unwilling to do so, I would much rather hear reviews from those who have had experience with it.

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That is what I'm trying to say. If he can do a miracle with the system and FSX, I would gladly send a donation. But when someone has an attitude "send me the money and I will tweak", I reject the takeoff and call it emergency.

 

But first of all:

- letting someone you don't know a bit to fiddle with your system is risky

- is that person really an expert and "genius"?

- send the money then wait the guy to show, or let the guy tweak then send the money?

- is that hard to send few tweaking guide links instead of asking for money?

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There is definitely a market in this sort of service, after using FSX for 10 months I realise there is so much for me to learn, part of that is the fun of it but it can also get frustrating, when I first started flying i never realised so many things could be added and "tweaked", if someone could get me an extra 10FPS then I would pay them especially on my system but of course its a risk letting someone you have never met "take control" of your system.

 

Am reading through the configuration guide at the moment, I printed it out last month, makes good reading with a cuppa ( english tea)

 

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Bottom line is you've got someone with the knowledge to offer a service (no idea of his level of knowledge but I can only presume some...) that lots of folks are unable/unwilling to do for themselves - what exactly is wrong with that? You wouldn't bring your car to a garage and expect them to work for free would you?

 

It'd be a different matter if this guy were charging to do the work and making the problems worse, or failing to get any results, but I'm not seeing anyone claiming that...

 

Perhaps ye feel that all addons should be provided for free and users pay as much or as little as they think it's worth? It's the same principle...

 

Sent from my HTC One X+ using Tapatalk

 

 

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You'll have to pay attention to every step he makes in your system, using TeamViewer, and you'll have to thoroughly check all installed applications and security settings after he's left the session.

 

Is that, by any means, worth it?

 

If it's getting me 10 more FPS while being able to crank Autogen and LOD radius settings without a smoldering OOM death... yes.  It is worth it.   If you let someone into your machine and then walk away you deserve what you get.   Be there, the entire time.    Although, at this point, unless again, all of his testimonials are made up, I think people would know by now if this guy was stealing military secrets or your porn collection from your HDDs while performing this service.  It's legit.

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The comparison to bringing your car to a car and expecting to be charged for the repair seems legitimate at the first view, but then I thought a bit further: When I bring my car to a garage to have it repaired, I would definitely bring it to someone who I trust is a good car mechanic, not to someone who just tells me he's good at that and he'll take a few hundert Euros for that, maybe even in advance. Same applies for computers, and here I have even more concerns about security - that person will have access to all my data, and for some reason I already have a bad feeling when I leave my sister alone with my computer!

 

Of course there is nothing wrong about charging money for a service, but IMO it is always important that this persons prooves that he is trustworthy in the first place!

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Let's not forget there was another person who offered this very same service and many thought he was the best thing since sliced bread. Sadly, he has passed away and his services are no longer available.

 

As one of Mike's (FSGS) clients I can attest to the fact that if someone does have the intimate knowledge of not only FSX but operating systems, then it it worth the money.

 

However I think, based on whats posted here, the difference is that FSGS only charged a fee AFTER the service was complete and the client was happy with the results, whereas this person is asking for money up front.

 

It may or may not be worth it, I would try to contact his prior clients and see what their experiance was. In any case if he can do what he says, 20eu is a cheap price, but as always, buyer beware.

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Cheesh! You guys are making it sound like the guys that enjoy helping others and hopefully making this a better hobby, and doing it for free - are pretty stoopid!   :huh:

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Cheesh! You guys are making it sound like the guys that enjoy helping others and hopefully making this a better hobby, and doing it for free - are pretty stoopid!   :huh:

 

As well as being with A2A I'm a real world IT tech 5 days a week. I often wonder why I'm being paid to fix things that anyone could have easily googled and followed a few step by step guides to fix, some even from MS or Apple themselves. Bottom line is there's the do it yourself way via people that offer advice such as the communities and websites and what not or there's the pay for it to be done for you way. Its just the way of the world and it makes perfect sense.

 

No idea on the FSGenius chap but if hes found a gap in the market and from all reports he does good work, then well done that man, sounds like a personal Computer service specifically aimed at FSX from what I'm hearing in this thread?

 

I think its also no different to Payware aircraft and scenery. The tools to create your own FSX aircraft are all free and full guides and communities exist to show you how to create your favorite aircraft or airport for FSX in amazing detail and at the end you will also have the skills to continue to do this for your second favorite aircraft or airport etc. But I bet everyone in this thread has purchased payware aircraft or scenery or somesuch. Because not everyone has the time to or even wants to learn how to model, UV map, code in XML, C#, C++ Java, follow SDK's etc.

 

Hell to be honest the tools to create your own sim from scratch are all free too and some people do start there own up, X-plane, Flight Gear, Aerofly fs and plenty of other little projects (not so little now for a fair few).

 

Well that's the way I would view things reading this thread anyway and hearing, reading some of the youtube comments on the popularity of this chap.

 

thanks,

Lewis

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I've read his testimonials, been through his Facebook page and watched a few of his videos.  I would say that this is as legit as you can be certain of on the internet.

 

Whilst I spend hours on FS forums and have tried and tested just about every tweak and tip ever recommended (and removed 80% of them), some people have no inclination to do this and for £20 many will find what he does well worth it.

 

He is clearly an FSX enthusiast and has spent considerable time making some interesting videos - A less legit person would no doubt be charging a lot more and claiming he was achieving miracles (which he is not).

 

Bottom line, everything he is doing, you can do yourself if you take the time to study, but if you can't be bothered, the £20 is peanuts to have someone help you to tweak.

 

IAN

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Agreed.
Or in other words - if you can't make a pie, go out and buy it. :lol:

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