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I have just flown what would definitely be up there in my Top 5 all time flights in the last 15 years...... :cool:

 

I installed the Orbx Iceland Demo and set up VC shadows and HDR on in P3D2, I had Opus weather which was providing heavy snow and freezing temps.  I had autogen one notch down from max, and I was flying the Twin Otter X Extended v1.11.

 

I didn't even know this aircraft had ice / snow effects in the windscreen!........ So I'm on the ramp at Akureyri doing my start up and the snow accumulation effect on the windscreen was just amazing.   Wipers on, and screen heat on and slowly the screen cleared.   Took off and MY LORD! .... the scenery looks AMAZING.   FTXG Vector providing lot's of perfectly aligned autogen houses, an amazing horizon, superb shadows and lighting in the cockpit.  

 

....and 33.9 FPS (locked at 34).

 

It just doesn't get any better than this.

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Dave, that reads like the most positive post I've read yet on P3Dv2.

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There are quite a few Howard! ........ AJ Pongress just posted about a similar experience, and others.   I'm not sure what makes P3D2 run so amazingly for some people, yet not so well for others.   It isn't just the expensiveness of hardware either, although it may be down to VRAM size.    I have seen people here with graphics cards that cost twice what mine cost, getting poor performance, but they usually have 1.5GB VRAM.      My card is unexceptional (HD 7850 2GB) and FSX used to say "pff.... whatever" to it, but P3D just loves my Grahics Card.    It's taken it out on dates and ravished it with roses and truffles!!!!   :lol:  ....... Perhaps the key to P3D2 bliss is "get a 2GB card".

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I honestly wish I could see something positive with V2.0.....still waiting.

 

It's not even fair to call it lipstick on a pig...V2.0 killed my pig!

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...V2.0 killed my pig!

 

Mmmmm...... bacon sandwiches all round!

 

Joking apart, I hope you can get P3D2 running better.  It does take some doing (and maybe some luck) but it's worth it.

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Glad to hear this is working. I downloaded the Iceland demo yesterday. I better get it installed so our VA can do some GA action this Saturday! ;-)

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Its all about the addon quality. How well its developed I think. P3DV2 default on its own runs amazing. And if you hit the right addon that has great compatibility, she shines even more. But get the wrong one, or some bug within, and you get the bad experiences. 

 

I have had bad experiences, but the good far outweighs the bad, and I can only see it getting better and devs figure things out.

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Mmmmm...... bacon sandwiches all round!

 

Joking apart, I hope you can get P3D2 running better.  It does take some doing (and maybe some luck) but it's worth it.

 

It's odd. So far it seems to be running just fine on my pretty low end system, with 'just' 1.5GB. Maybe my expectations are just different.

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Mmmmm...... bacon sandwiches all round!

 

Joking apart, I hope you can get P3D2 running better.  It does take some doing (and maybe some luck) but it's worth it.

 

Hey Dave. what I think would be a logical and a much appreciated gesture,  would be if you were to post your P3D slider settings (screenies would be best), your full PC specs and any cfg tweaks that you may have made. I think there are of guys who are giving up on P3D and if they were to have some kind of yardstick then it might help :wink:

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I'm an update behind on the twotter, thanks for the heads up.

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Dave, I am very glad to read such positive reports.

 

Today I also experienced a wow effect. I configured REX Essential Plus and installed the VFR Serenity Theme. Then I made a few shots of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Wow, look at these clouds and at the tropical water. It’s a great environment to fly low and slow and smooth. I am very excited! B)

 

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Mmmmm...... bacon sandwiches all round!

 

Joking apart, I hope you can get P3D2 running better.  It does take some doing (and maybe some luck) but it's worth it.

Thanks I've spent 30 hrs already using every combo of settings, deleting the CFG and starting fresh, NI on affinity mask etc...on and on and on.

 

I think I'll treat myself to some Orbx sales and stick with FSX.

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See what I mean Dave :wink:

 

Your absolutely right Howard, there needs to be more positive posts like this.

 

I think I'll take your advice and do the same.

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Im am absolutly itching to get p3d... However im very apprentisive as my current fsx has never ran better... take a lot at my twitch when im online, I can run it more or less on max with no issues..

 

For me to drop the partiction, reformat and install windows 7 + sp's udates, then install fsx and sps, 300gb of megascenry earth, 50 gigs of horizon vfr, and 10 gigs or orbx, and then 100 gigs of mesh and addons scnenery,ut2  and payware aircraft, then 3 days of defrag the hurting hdds... its will take near on 2 weeks...

 

So I dont want it to be a wasted 2 weeks... hence the caution of going ahead and doing it...

 

on another note and sorry if its asked before I already own 1.4... so I guess I have pay again for the 2.0 version ??? I cant just "upgrade"  ?????

 

tebbs

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I'm one more on the positive side. Absolutely beautiful flights using Orbx, AS2012, TrackIR and MyTraffic. Absolutely smooth with brilliant graphics. I made NO tweaks to the cfg file. Running at 20fps with TBM at 30 - no Affinity Mask.  Absolutely perfect.

 

Unlike FSX, P3D2 runs fine at 20fps with no stutters, blurries or any other issue. With my system I can run it unlimited adnstay at 60FPS or lock it at 30FPS but what for? Honestly - SMOOTH IS SMOOTH. Increasing the FPS will give me absolutely NOTHING but bragging rights. If it's perfect at 20 and perfect at 60 - I pick 20 - it's easier on the system.

 

For the record, I could not do that with FSX even though my FSX system is just as strong as this one. When I got into the low 20's in FSX, I started to have little micro stutters.

 

I'll say this again -  start with the default P3D2 settings - do NOT add any 'tweaks' and fly for a while. Then slowly increase your settings. If you have a problem - REBOOT - this is important - if you have a problem and just restart the sim and change the settings, I have found that things are not "clean" - other unrelated problems pile up and then you run into CTD's or black screen.

 

And for me - the first step when I first built this system for P3D v1  was to follow the guidelines in NickN's bible for setting up the OS.

 

It's what worked for me. Other than the AA and a few minor menu changes I'd like to see, P3D2 runs perfectly and far better visually than FSX.

 

Vic

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I would like to see your settings and specs also.  I also tried the ORBX Iceland Demo and was really impressed.  The performance was actually better than any default scenery.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

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Hey Dave. what I think would be a logical and a much appreciated gesture,  would be if you were to post your P3D slider settings (screenies would be best), your full PC specs and any cfg tweaks that you may have made. I think there are of guys who are giving up on P3D and if they were to have some kind of yardstick then it might help :wink:

 

No problem Howard, I'll do that this evening, once I get these pesky kids to bed  :smile:

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I saw Word Not Allowed's blog about P3D autogen performance, and I was dissapointed completely. I wanted to buy it. :(
Also, my friend bought P3D 2.0, and he also got very bad performance with GTX 560 card (same as mine). His FSX usualy is at 30-40 fps on aproaches, and 60 while cruising WITH the same settings as in P3D, where the fps can't reach 30, with HUGE stutters.  But he will upgrade his machine so he will not ask for a refund

 

Anyway, from my point of view, FSX is FPS eater, and P3D 2.0 is the father of fps eaters, so c ya until I upgrade my machine. Not soon, because I don't have to, FSX is working good with DX10.

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Exactly.  The same slider names not only have different values but actually influence different things.

 

But if somebody wants to stay in the disappointing and frustrating past because of something fairly irrelevant that they read on some blog, feel free.

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I'm one more on the positive side. Absolutely beautiful flights using Orbx, AS2012, TrackIR and MyTraffic. Absolutely smooth with brilliant graphics. I made NO tweaks to the cfg file. Running at 20fps with TBM at 30 - no Affinity Mask.  Absolutely perfect.

 

Unlike FSX, P3D2 runs fine at 20fps with no stutters, blurries or any other issue. With my system I can run it unlimited adnstay at 60FPS or lock it at 30FPS but what for? Honestly - SMOOTH IS SMOOTH. Increasing the FPS will give me absolutely NOTHING but bragging rights. If it's perfect at 20 and perfect at 60 - I pick 20 - it's easier on the system.

 

Just one thing to add though - I would bet you're not a TrackIR user? ....... 20 FPS can be absolutely fine if you're not using TrackIR and your display is mainly static, but those who do, will know that 20 FPS definitely doesn't cut it.     The whole experience with TrackIR becomes choppy once you're below about 26 FPS IMHO.

I saw Word Not Allowed's blog about P3D autogen performance, and I was dissapointed completely. I wanted to buy it. :(

 

At this point (just 10 days after release), Word Not Allowed knows no more about P3D2 than any of us in this forum.   Don't blindly follow prophets!   I have read his 'report' and hand on heart disagreed with almost every finding, based on my own first hand experience so far.

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Great shots! Am I right to understand REX and Opus dobt suffer from the high temperature issue in P3D?

 

Sent from my Mobile thing

 

 

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At this point (just 10 days after release), Word Not Allowed knows no more about P3D2 than any of us in this forum.   Don't blindly follow prophets!   I have read his 'report' and hand on heart disagreed with almost every finding, based on my own first hand experience so far.

 

First of all, he is not a prophet. He did a very simple performance test, with VISUALLY same settings. If level of detail is the same when you compare the two, then performance test is valid. I don't care is autogen batch job if different, or autogen doesn't pop up. With VISUALLY the same settings he got 50% lower FPS in P3D 2.0. And he has pretty good machine.

 

That is why he did a very simple test, to avoid any conflicts between the two platforms.

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