Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

qf11bd

Long Haul FPS

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

 

I don't know if this is simply a limitation of FSX itself, or an issue with my system, but I've found that performance greatly suffers nearing the end of a long haul flight. For example, I just flew the LAX-AKL leg. 30fps stable at LAX, but on approach into Auckland my frames were dipping into the mid teens and low 20's. You can see my specs on the right, and I don't run a crap PC. Is there something wrong in my configuration of FSX? Or is this just an issue with the core program?

 

 

Many thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the time you reached Auckland, you were probably getting low on VAS ( Virtual Adress Space ) and performance does degrade when you get below about 600MB of free VAS.

What I do on a long haul, is about 50nm before TOD, I save the flight, and reload FSX, and load the saved flight.

 

All my extras  like EFB, FSReal Time, wideFS and FS Commander, ASN, my VA Acars are not effected at all, I just leave them be, and once the flight reloads, everything just carry's on.

 

You will land with about 1800MB of free VAS and good performance. The PMDG planes like the MD11, NGX and the T7  always load a saved flight very well, and once the count down has completed, it will continue the flight as normal.

I always save and load a saved flight in level flight, never during climb or decent, due to the countdown to initialize.


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, Samsung 43 UHD TV, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Airbus TCA Full Kit, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels,Stream Deck XL.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll have to give that a go. I've now migrated to DX10, so hopefully that will help with VAS. Just two queries (double checks really) though: your PIREP in ACARS won't be affected? And saving the flight in the default FSX save flight will also save the PMDG panel state?

 

Much appreciated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As to Acars, depends who the VA is. I belong to 4 VA's and support restarting a saved flight. Except one, BA Virtual

As long as I don't touch the Acars, it will continue. Some VA's like Fedex will save your flight for you every 5 mins, and is a great feature.

 

You will not lose your panel state in the T7 or NGX. As long as all you do is save and reload. It takes me 5 mins to re load my flight, which is nothing compared to losing a 15 hour flight. :P


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, Samsung 43 UHD TV, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Airbus TCA Full Kit, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels,Stream Deck XL.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Panel state and FMS data (like the current route etc.) will be saved automatically with PMDG planes in FSX. They automatically reload when the flight gets reloaded. Works for the PMDG 747-400 (v1) and JS4100 also.


What happened to AVSIM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that TFDI smartCARS by any chance that allows a shut down and reconnect?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that TFDI smartCARS by any chance that allows a shut down and reconnect?

Yes, Skywards and AAVirtual, and I suppose any other VA that uses SmartCars.

 

You do have a time limit though for Acars, I would not go and make a cuppa between re starting FSX: Also, you don't need to re start windows.

 

As Olli mentioned the 747 and J41, I did not mention them as I have sent them to storage so to speak.


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, Samsung 43 UHD TV, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Airbus TCA Full Kit, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels,Stream Deck XL.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is strange. I've been trialing things, and found VAS to not be my culprit. I'm currently 2hrs out from Melbourne with 2.4GB recorded VAS in Process Explorer (after 13hrs of flying from Los Angeles) - and frames jumping between 20-30. Why? Even if I have plenty of memory space left in FSX's operational limits?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you use any large fix page range rings for ETOPS alternates? On my last flight yesterday with the PMDG 777, after several hours, I was getting very poor performance when those rings were displayed on the ND. After removing them from the fix page, everything was fine again.


Regards

 

Christian Stoff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh really? Yes I was using ETOPS rings. That's interesting, I'll have to try that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    50%
    $12,660.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...