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My FSX farewell

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Tired of graphic issues, spending more time tweaking that flying, stutters, having to trade eye candy for smoothness.

My 4770k running at 4.5GHZ and gtx780 with an SSD for FSX surely helped but still...

Loved some features of X-Plane 10 but missed a bunch more from FSX, and vicecersa. Theres no perfect flight simulation software as of 2014.

I recently decided to sell my trackir 5, yoke and rudder pedals on ebay because it was just sitting there..

Perhaps I will be back one day if Microsoft truly decides to make a new Flight Simulation Program, (aka not another microsoft flight) I have heard some news about it, and I think nobody else can give us the best simulator.

FSX was the best thing in 2006, but lets say it's now outdated. Computers these days are 16 times more powerful than they were 8 years ago according to Moore's law, so I will be back, when a better more optimized simulator is made..

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As does my FSX... the trap many seem to fall into, is to add all kinds of detailed addons to FSX, to the point of performance going in the tank - and then resorting to tweaking and snake-oil to restore performance.

 

Instead of removing the addons that caused the problem.

 

It is like overloading the camel and attempting to get it going again by braiding it's tail..

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+1 I agree with Bert. Meanwhile Prepar3D is coming along, but FSX is hard to beat.

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It is like overloading the camel and attempting to get it going again by braiding it's tail..

 

:LMAO:

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That is why my current simulator is FS2004. Sure, it has it's limitations, but it was my first sim and it isn't as bugy as FSX.

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Sure, it has it's limitations, but it was my first sim and it isn't as bugy as FSX.

 

To each his own. My experience has been the complete opposite; FSX runs with no problems and FS9 still manages to CTD on occasion.

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From my perspective issues of basic performance in FSX with today's hardware is not so much a big deal.  We need a new sim that doesn't require you to buy hundreds or thousands of dollars of addons to transform it from a 2006-era game into a true simulation.  P3D has some performance enhancing stuff, but does P3D give you good Mesh, or Landclass, or the kind of ultra-detailed airports we expect today, or camera affects programs like Ezdok, or Rex quality clouds, or ASN quality weather, not to mention airplanes?  No.  You still have to buy all that and figure out a way to make all of those things play together, and those who claimed that P3D was a "no tweak" appear to have been exaggerating, or maybe just talking about a Vanilla build.  The FSX lineage (including P3D) appears to be a little bleak right now.  I'm really starting to pay more attention to the developments in DCS, and starting to consider branching out into things like IL-2 or Rise of Flight. 

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What people forget is that P3D is a continuation of ESP not FSX; as such it is geared to an entirely different market.

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The only option for a future-proof sim with backward compatibility is Prepar3d at this moment. It's still under development so we must give it some time. So don't expect that all the addons are aviabele for P3D in only a few months after release. Approach it like a new sim.

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Like many have stated. My FSX is running amazingly well with the likes of ORBX, FSDT, FB, PMDG etc etc. The only thing I need to drop down is my UT2 traffic sliders. Airline traffic sits at 50%.

 

Perhaps my move the P3D will happend in about 12 months when it's matured. By then PMDG should be sorted as well as some other developers.

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Big mistake. I've NEVER had a crash or OOM with FSX. No stutters. 20-30 FPS. All sliders right except water. Get rid of the add-ons and the .cfg tweaks and enjoy the flight.

 

Doug

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:lol:  I have the same setup as the OP but I'm OC to 4.7. I have a ton of addons and my FSX is running the best it has ever been. No problems, no crashes and I'm getting a consistent 30+ fps. I couldnt be happier  :Party:

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:lol:  I have the same setup as the OP but I'm OC to 4.7. I have a ton of addons and my FSX is running the best it has ever been. No problems, no crashes and I'm getting a consistent 30+ fps. I couldnt be happier  :Party:

Ditto

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That is why my current simulator is FS2004. Sure, it has it's limitations, but it was my first sim and
....like women and cars, we never forget our first time.   :wub:  :wub:  :lol: 

 

   Cheers, Jazz 

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In my opinion, the relationship between FSX and PCs has always been an odd one. An old game (by today's standards) that needs current technology...like I7 CPUs and so on if you want decent performance.But then again, because is old, it can't take advantage of things like 64 bit and directx 11. I don't know....i'am already confused...LOL 

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I don't think I could be happier with my setup, and the way FSX runs.  I'm sure that over-tweaking causes so very many problems.  I've done very little, but I've invested in a superb system designed by experts...Jetline Systems.  This is my 2nd system from them, and I'm convinced that they know how to specifically design the right setup for this hobby.  After all, the owner of Jetline is a total FSX enthusiast...as well as a real world pilot.

 

I couldn't do it better, and I own a company with 6   I.T specialists.   They understand computers, but they really don't know what makes FSX fly smoothly.

 

Stan

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As does my FSX... the trap many seem to fall into, is to add all kinds of detailed addons to FSX, to the point of performance going in the tank - and then resorting to tweaking and snake-oil to restore performance.

 

We have to be honest about FSX:  without these plethora of add-ons, FSX is near useless IMHO.  Ugly, incorrectly terrained, lite weight shallow aircraft.

 

FSX is really only useful as a platform for add-ons.

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"Theres no perfect flight simulation software as of 2014."

 

If you are wishing for "perfect flight simulation software" I submit that you will never see it in a version you can afford at home.

Time for you to start taking flying lessons!

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FSX is hard to beat.

 

No it's not, I prefer an ASP to beat on FSX with myself.  ;-)

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We have to be honest about FSX:  without these plethora of add-ons, FSX is near useless IMHO.  Ugly, incorrectly terrained, lite weight shallow aircraft.

 

FSX is really only useful as a platform for add-ons.

 

Sure - like a camel is only useful to carry things.. but you have to be sensitive to how much you are loading on..

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Sure - like a camel is only useful to carry things.. but you have to be sensitive to how much you are loading on..

 

Get 2 camels.  ;-)

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I bought FSX Deluxe Gold with acceleration in 2008 but never tried to install it until recently.  It couldn't even install on windows 7.  I googled my problem and found a solution but the solution didn't work.  In reading other simmers' frustration with both installing and trying to reinstall I came to the conclusion that I was right in the first place not to install FSX as it is a defective product, especially if it can't install on its own operating system.  I have FS9 installed on w.7 and didn't have any problems.  My decision to stay with FS9 now is even the more solidified in my mind.  I am waiting for this dove company that bought the license from Microsoft to produce, hopefully, a good sim.  For the foreseeable future I am staying with FS9.  If FSX can't take too many addons then what good is it since the addons make FSX more realistic.  Without the addons it is just too gamish and I want more realism, not just more graphics.


Furthermore I also believe that Microsoft gave up on the franchise because they knew they produced a defective product and they knew they wouldn't be able to support it so they got out.  Had they produced a successful sim then they would still be in business today.

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