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Brian Doney

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Well, 3 and a half hours now, into a trans-con in P3D2, and not a single artifact, anomaly, or any other unpleasantness, ticking along at the same limited 30FPS it began with.

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/429410-p3d2-long-haul-testsort-of/

 

So I think I'll be requesting a refund, as apparently I got a defective copy.

 

Really does make me wonder about the ones that "can't run it for 10 minutes without a crash".

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Your flight inspired me to run a similar test.. GA of course but.. I tinkered enough today and got that out of my system I felt I was ready to give the girl her the first go at a real flight. I departed KPHL (Philly) 1hr 20m ago, beelined to Manhattan, and now making way to my goal airport of KPVC.. (The tip of the finger of Cape Cod).

 

I'm flying in the Carenado 182T (dual G1000s) completely by VOR so I'm doing a lot of knob turning and twisting,  (using the cockpit) changed weather twice. ie: Putting things through the paces..

 

One of the best flights I've had on default scenery..  I have Marthas Vineyard off my nose now (not in sight yet).. Back to flying! 

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Now that's what I'm talking about  :Applause:

 

I only went with this snoozer of a flight so that I could be sure that I was using, well, a somewhat complex airliner (best I can do for now with P3D2), in combination with Opus and custom AI traffic.

 

Is it absolutely definitive poof of anything ? Maybe not, but at least  it breaks up the running theme in here a bit  :lol:

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One of the best parts so far was it going from complete daylight to night.. The way it diffuses the light etc between the lit horizon where the sun is and the opposite dark horizon when you pan the camera from one to the other surreal.. Never saw that effect before in FSX/P3D 1.4

 

I actually have my browser open on one monitor, P3Dv2 on the center, and I'm watching a movie on the other.  :lol:

 

Edit: Jeez.. Even the moonlight casts shadows.. Niiiiiice

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The only thnig that really has made me shake my head a little is the random hard winter texture swapping thing that got carried over from FSX.

 

Well I guess it's not truly random but it is a bit garish. Really hoped they'd fixed/eliminated that but, oh well.

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Only anomaly I have so far is this... Sun had the same thing.. No idea what is it

 

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LOL at DoubleJ ! (look at every one of my posts in this thread if you're confused)

 

Was there a field trip today ? Getting home quite late !

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Is DoubleJ your ex-wife Brian? Is she stalking you? Methinks someone needs an early night!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Just touched down..

 

 

So collect yourself for a moment and then share your thoughts  B)

 

Is DoubleJ your ex-wife Brian? Is she stalking you? Methinks someone needs an early night!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Not sure, I know they were upset because my anit-aliasing worked and theirs didn't but:

 

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That's a bit silly  :lol:

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Wow.. We all don't get along at times, we all have our arguments, we all have our pet peeves with other users that get to us (and ours to them).. But heck the thumbs down abuse is hilarious. 

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The mountains are being ruined by the stupid hard winter textures  :Cry:

 

As a recent transfer from FS9 to FSX to begin with, I wasn't even aware of this "feature" until very recently, since this is my first winter season away from FS9 in ages.

 

Really can ruin a nice scene.

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Only anomaly I have so far is this... Sun had the same thing.. No idea what is it

 

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China's lunar lander just touched down on the moon. :rolleyes:

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Creep much DoubleJ ?  :lol:

 

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I guess I could report him for it, but it's moderately amusing and I still have an hour left in the cruise  :lol:

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Summary of my 2hr flight..

 

Purposely picked a heavy plane... It's not a 777 but for GA Carenados 182T and the dual G1000s are known to be "weighty"..

Locked at 34FPS.. Lowest dip I saw was passing NYC where it dipped to around 20 now and then..

Cruise 8,000ft

Smooth as a babies butt the entire time

VAS peaked at 2.9GB... 

 

It confirmed what I've known... Leave 3PD scenery alone.. It doesn't belong in v2 yet even if someone tells you it does (right now), it doesn't.. 

3PD planes will be hit or miss.. I purposely flew Carenado because I know he obeys the FSX SDK

 

The thing has its qwirks, and they are really really annoying and well known about I'm not going to beat a dead horse here.. But when it comes to the flying part.. It's stable as can be as far as I'm concerned 

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Yep, when it's playing up it's a frustrating as ever, I'll absolutely grant you that. Luckily I have only had rare and predictable issues show themselves.

 

...but when it's right ? ...well...I'll not continue lest I say something inappropriate  :lol:

 

It is unfortunate, if expected, that we couldn't just plop down with all of our stuff and make a new home inside of a week, but the other side of that coin is that, in time, there is the potential to far exceed anything FSX could have been capable of. I can see that potential every time I look at P3D2. I wish those that are struggling with it could as well.

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There - if it even things out a bit Brian  :lol:

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Well.  I think you know I have different views on how this should have been released but there is no use debating that.. No one on each side will ever agree... I've learned to walk away and just agree to disagree with that.  :lol:  We're all here wanting the same thing..  No use to strangle each other over it.

 

Anyway...    B)

 

I posted some shots here: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/429422-kphl-kpvc/

 

My settings (big picture):  http://i.imgur.com/RZBWvIN.jpg

 

Edit: Correction.. I was set at 60FPS not 34...  I was averaging 34

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Were you internally limiting to 60 out of curiosity ?

 

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About 100NM from TOD now still no issues to report.

 

I would like to reiterate for you Bill and for anyone else that I've disagreed with in the past few weeks that might read this, that it isn't the disagreements or criticisms that stick in my craw, it's the hyperbole and dramatics that push it over the top. That's not something you've done much of yourself, but a select few have really made it difficult to have a civil discussion for more than a page or two since release day.

 

P3D2 definitely needs some work. P3D2, even when patched and updated, will not be right for everyone. P3D2 may require some compromises that are too much for some to accept...

 

..but P3D2 is the only significant development of the platform we are likely to see for a very long time. That doesn't mean you have to like it, nor does it mean you have use it. I'd only ask that you take a step back and really consider the big picture before panning it outright, and maybe even voice your concerns in a manner that might help improve the situation, while we have the chance, as opposed to just fanning flames.

 

I cannot wait to land so I can go play with my likely broken but cheap 757.

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Yeah.. Limiting internally at 60. I don't want to go completely unhinged yet..  I'm taking babysteps and finding the best balance.. As you noticed my settings were conservative, well balanced but not FS9ing my flight.. IMO it still looked better than FSX at max.. 

 

 

Hey Bill I wonder if this wormhole leads to the abyss located on the moon in your sim ?

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/429410-p3d2-long-haul-testsort-of/#entry2882302

 
Are you trying to lose the Rebel Alliance? 

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Creep much DoubleJ ?  :lol:

 

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I guess I could report him for it, but it's moderately amusing and I still have an hour left in the cruise  :lol:

 

Ewwww thats a bit creepy!

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Final shots here:

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/429410-p3d2-long-haul-testsort-of/#entry2882318

 

 

 Is that Opus weather? Where are the rain clouds?

 

It's snow. The ground eventually turned to hard winter textures all the way to short final  :Cry:

 

It is Opus though, idk wut happen  :lol:

 

Ewwww thats a bit creepy!

 

Yeah I dunno, I don't have a problem with whoever that is really, we disagreed but so what. 

 

:unknw:

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