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I would like to know what is the performance of the Pic ERJ in terms of framerates and fluidity, especially in comparison with the PMDG 737.I have only a P4 2.4 GHZ with 512 MB and a 64MB graphics Card.The PMDG 737 is just flyable (especially in terminal areas) on my machine.Thanks in advance.Guy

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The config tool w/the ERJ helps a lot w/frame rate increase for those with lower end systems. I have better FPS w/the ERJ than with the Level D 767, after using the config tool. Make sure to use the tool correctly, however, or else the plane is not much fun. Check the ERJ forum for good advice.

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Thanks for the info, but If the framerates are only half the PMDG 737 values, it will be unusable on my machine.Would be interested if there are people with a P2.4 (or in that range) who can use it.Guy

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Guy, it performs quite poorly on my system as well. Of particular annoyance, is the fact that when you change views in the 2D panel view, there is a very prominent delay in populating the glass gauges. I don't have this problem with ANY other aircraft, and it leads me to believe there are some critical programming issues that probably lead to the relatively poor performance it has overall. When the plane initializes, there is a 30 to 40 second delay in populating the glass gauges as well. Again, only this product does this. I have set the display perf sliders almost completely left, which gives very low update rates in the different gauges. The sound package is unpleasant, though may be realistic. The overhead panel graphics really look crappy to me as well. This product is highly overrated--but that's just my opinion. You can tell I have sour grapes--almost $40 for this was a total waste of hard-earned $$. I currently use and very much enjoy PMDG's 737 & B1900D, and the wonderful Piper Meridian, and a few others.Cheers,Noel

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I'm still evaluating the product as I have only had it for about 5 days now. I did discover yesterday that it actually performs better in the VC than in the 2D; weird, huh? I was getting about 17 fps in 2D, but 23 in VC. I haven't experimented too much with the sliders though. The plane was a bit choppy on the ground at KATL with scattered clouds and Ultimate Traffic at 100%; something I didn't notice with the PMDG under the same conditions. Though I don't think it is a complete waste of money as I think it appears to be the best regional jet available, I do agree it hasn't met the standard set by PMDG. MikeP5 3.0GHz, 1GB ram, GeForce 5600 256 MB, LCD monitor.

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Guest Panman

Critical programming my eye!! Just because you get problems on your computer does not mean that there are critical programming errors.I don't have any issues at all with this aircraft. I have my framerates locked at 20 and it never drops below 20 except when using heavy add-on scenery such as Heathrow Pro.

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As it is often the case with games,it seems then that it performs better on the Athlon!If people with a P4 3.5 GHZ get problems, I think on my P4 2.4 GHZ it will probably be a slide-show.Guy

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OK Panman, tell me why it takes 40 seconds for the glass cockpit to display? Doesn't happen on any other product I have. Something tells me the initialization process is taking at least 10x more than say the PMDG 737. The 2d panel shows up and sits there for 40 seconds before the gauges populate. Seems like it is routing through the configurator, and that there is some serious problems with how the sliders maybe do there thing. Yes, I think it's a programming inefficiency. My computer runs everything very very well.

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Only if you set up your sliders to 1 or so, then displays have very small chances to be drawn.Interesting, what standard set by PMDG?It's very funny when APU works with empty fuel tanks, as real as it gets, cool.

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Guest Peter Sidoli

Strange how different people have different performance? I have framerate problems with many aircraft but not the ERJ145 which is one of the better aircraft on my system for fluid and smooth performance.Neither do I have this populating problem ;-)i would recommend this addonPeter

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Thanks for the Info, Peter.Would be interested in your computer specifics.Guy

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Guest Panman

Well seeing that myself and many others don't have the problems you mentioned, I could only hazard a guess that it something to do with your PC as opposed to "critical programming issues" or "programming inefficiencies".

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Yes, probably it is a little "heavier" than the PMDG (without VC), but my P3.04 and Ati 9600Pro handles it very well, giving me a min of 17 fps with heavy weather. I just left it as it got to me. I don't feel I need to change the settings to fly what is probably the best RJ you can get (it is ages beyond the FT CRJ).For sure it performs better than the PMDG with VC which is the only AC that can take my PC to 10 fps.BTW, what a blast the Lvl-D. Model with 32bit textures, VC with reflective windows and in heavy weather never going below 20. Wow!Leo

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Does anyone here have a way to get the FMS to display the correct ICAOs from the FS flight plan? PMDG's works fine, but the ERJ's displays only LL01 etc for the loaded plan. I downloaded and installed the latest navdata but it still doesn't work. Support directed me to the fix on their forum, stating it had to do with overwriting of an ms db file or something, but I haven't had the time to make sure their fix doesn't create a problem somewhere else.Noel

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thanks for the precise info.As I can fly the Pmdg with VC (in low quality) on my PC, I think I could give it a try.Guy

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Where is the "fix" again? I can't seem to find it anymore. And further, will the suggested fix screw up in any way any other program or application I own? sounded like it could. Here is some nice litany you can enjoy from others who have had the problem of an FMS db that does not work correctly, direct from FeelThere's forum:""""""""""""""""""I just downloaded the ERJ today and I was going through the tutorial flight from KLAX to KSFO. I programmed the identical flight plan in FS9, which by the way wasn't even close to what FS9 programmed; but who cares. When I went to select fs flight plan on the FMS it just plugged some flight plan in starting out with LL01, LL02, LL03, up to LL11. Another thing when I first turn on the FMS(which is running when I start) and go to initial POS and click on the button like the tutorial says to do then the load button and then go to flight plan, no initial pos is in the upper left side under origin. Like I said the ERJ and FMS are new to me so maybe I did something out of sequence???Any help or suggestion would be great thankseagledrvr victorAdministratorUSA3151 Posts Posted - 01/03/2005 : 01:57:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Before you select the load FS flightplan please make sure there is a flightplan is loaded within FS.The second question; you don't need to POS INIT after the initial one.Vic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _akModerator357 Posts Posted - 01/03/2005 : 01:58:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LL style points appears when FS waypoints not matches DAFIF waypoint. But anyway you can fly this plan.Origin automatically inserted when system found airport reference point within 3 miles from plane. If not, you can enter it yourself. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Alex Koshterek eagledrvrStarting member9 Posts Posted - 01/03/2005 : 16:06:50 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for the reply gentlemen, however the two things I did do were load a flight plan in FS9 prior to trying to select one through the FMS, and when I did try to type in the origan airport on the scratchpad and click the origan button it did not take it???? Still nothing, what am I missing???? victorAdministratorUSA3151 Posts Posted - 01/03/2005 : 23:45:42 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you import the FS FPL into the FMS you don't need to input the DEP airport, it's done by the FMS by POS INIT it using the airport as the reference.Vic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- eagledrvrStarting member9 Posts Posted - 01/04/2005 : 05:59:22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks Vic,I finished a flight last night with no problems. It is just strange seeing LL01,03,05...and then LL09 as your destination. It really is a great airplane, it will just take some time getting used to the FMS. victorAdministratorUSA3151 Posts Posted - 01/04/2005 : 08:12:27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you see that at your destination it's likely not in the nav database. In the new database we added the secondary airports too so very likely at least at the destination it will go away.Vic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- eagledrvrStarting member9 Posts Posted - 01/04/2005 : 08:48:34 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks vic,I went from KPHL to KORF and none of the airports or waypoints came up in the system. Most of the wtps were the usaual VORs and typical intsections. Do I need to download another set of nav data from somewhere in order to make the WPTs show up in the FMS??? victorAdministratorUSA3151 Posts Posted - 01/04/2005 : 09:49:27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hmmm. I just flew a KLGA-KPHL flight a few moments ago to test something and KPHL was in the database.Vic"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Can't log on to the forum there, because when I put my username and password in, it says one or the other is not in their Db, and when I go the "forgot your password" route, it tells me either username or email is not in their Db. When I try re-registering, it tells me BOTH email AND username are already in use, and it is a fairly unique username. :((Bad stuff with this product and company. Never ever again.

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Guest _ak

For win2k users solution is go to windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download updates.For XP users solution in FAQ topic http://www.iemit.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1403If ERJ can't work with MS Access database because MDAC drivers is broken for some reason ther other software will not work too. So no reasons to broke other software

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I haven't been able to take-off yet!Every time I start my trake-off roll, one engine goes back to idle even after full programming it dosen't respond to full power on both engines!Any idea's please?Dave T. .........On the lovely warm Devon Riviera and active 'FlightSim User's Group' member at http://www.flightsimgrpuk.free-online.co.uk/

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Interesting, what standard set by PMDG?It's very funny when APU works with empty fuel tanks, as real as it gets, cool.Well well, look who's flame-baiting... Not a good idea to bash another product to defend another, especially when the product you refer to is one as outstanding as the PMDG NG. Just friendly advice, since you're relatively new to these forums.Daniel P.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/ng_driver.jpgMember of SJU Photography. [A HREF=http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=9004]Click Here[/A] to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!The official psychotic AA painter. :)

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Guest jennifer

Think you're right Dave........looks like a continuity error there. Is there a fix for it :(

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