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Ray Proudfoot

FSX Fiber Accelerator v1.2

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Hi,

 

Thank you for FSX FA v1.2. In v1.1 I remarked about the bottom graph - CPU Efficiency and why it showed it so high when my PC was effortlessly holding a certain frame rate.

 

I see with v1.2 the wording has been changed to CPU Efficiency but the colours of the graph suggest 100% efficiency is in the danger area with 0-30% being full green,

 

Shouldn't the colours be reversed to reflect the label? 0-10 Orange; 10-20% light orange; 20-40% light green; 40-70% mid-green and 70-100 dark green.

 

That would seem more logical.

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Thanks FSPS for v 1.2 - the ability to flick between the lower level minimum and the middle level minimum acceptable fps values gives me never-before enjoyed control, over performance of my simulation - top job!

 

I'm very happy.  FA must surely be the TOP new performance utility ever.

 

Phil

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So after the INSANE flurry of posts in the previous thread about v1.0 & 1.1, it's basically just the sound of crickets in this new thread.  Where did everyone go? :-/  I'm 80% sure I'm gonna purchase FA 1.2, but wanted to hear about how the update is working.

 

(Yes, I know I can down load the demo.  I already have.  But nothing beats some honest reviews from people who are using it.)

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You find that you will get different responses since it works on some pcs  and not  others, in my case I found a increase between 6  to 10 fps

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I honestly can't tell the difference.  I do get a few more frames, but in the last thread (for v1.1) the developers were losing their minds trying to explain that it's more than just a frame booster, and that we need to look at the overall performance -- smoothness, lack of jitters or tearing, etc. I suppose on the few times I could accurately get a pure comparison, it was ok, but I'm not certain.  (I kinda wasted a couple of demo tries figuring out how it works.  Whoops!)

 

Just curious what people are thinking/saying with the big enhancements that apparently went into v 1.2.

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Agree with Pete,

 

I purchased as I thought I saw an improvement when running the Demo but it was placebo after many attempts with the purchased version.

 

I run heavy airports AI and airliners and Fibre just made it worse very bad stuttering on the ground, soon a s I went back to the FSX setting without all settled down only lost about two to three frames from 30 now and again. I found that adjusting FFTF works for me in the Cfg file...of course this is personal to me.

 

With Fibre it always drops to the lowest fps..you now have a choice re the frames An interesting product with merits but very dependent on the sort of flying you do,for me it is shelved.

 

Thanks

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It is all about smoothness. FSPS has managed to feed the hungry FSX-beast in an economical way that was never achieved before. I can highly recommend it. 

About to try the PMDG T7W now and I must honestly say: without FSPS FA my will to do so would have been much smaller, because I now know that there is a way to keep things run smooth...

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I'm still in the tried it, not sure if it really is giving me anything useable.

 

I end up with low frames, smooth flow but frames are so low as to be useless and then the blurries move in badly.

 

I've parked this software for the time being.

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I uninstalled 1.2 and went back to 1.1.  Yes, the blurries get really bad.  The way it works for me is my framerate and smoothness stays high, and scenery gets drawn well if possible.

That works for me.  Most of the time however everything is good, terrain looks good, fps is good.

 

Please give me a feature in 1.3 that makes it work like 1.1, thanks!

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Works great on my system.

 

I hope if there is going to be a v1.3 that each mode can be set by a different offset.

So from Off at high altitude back to middle at lower altitude and back to lowest on approach.

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I'm still working with the product. The results  so far are marginal in some situations and worse than with the product in others. It does have potential in heavy load situations when the landing suffers from stutters. I bought it believing that was the main advantage of the program and not keeping a scorecard for fps statistics.

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Works great on my system.

 

I hope if there is going to be a v1.3 that each mode can be set by a different offset.

So from Off at high altitude back to middle at lower altitude and back to lowest on approach.

 

Hi Gerard, it looks like the weekend website maintenance has temporarily moved folks PC specs....what kind of system are you running?  I suspect my issue is that my i7920 2.7 ghz is my limiting factor....that I just need to get some more computing horsepower.

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Hi Gerard, it looks like the weekend website maintenance has temporarily moved folks PC specs....what kind of system are you running? I suspect my issue is that my i7920 2.7 ghz is my limiting factor....that I just need to get some more computing horsepower.

2600k@4.8

8 gb 2133 mhz

2x Titan in SLI

3x 32" at 5920x1080

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Please release this for p3d too. I am suffering major fps loss when approaching to big airports. This program is exactly what I am looking for.

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I hope if there is going to be a v1.3 that each mode can be set by a different offset.

So from Off at high altitude back to middle at lower altitude and back to lowest on approach.

 

I think that is what v1.2 is already able to deliver:

lower target at low altitudes, middle target at medium altitudes and FSX target (FA deactivated) at high altitudes. Just push shift+ctrl+F12 and you can cycle from inside FSX between the three modes. With FA option "Show FS Messages" you can see inside FSX (message line) which mode you have switched to.

Very nice features...

Or did you mean to set the three modes "automatically" by defining yourself three different altitudes (AGL) before the flight?

 

 

 

Please release this for p3d too. I am suffering major fps loss when approaching to big airports. This program is exactly what I am looking for.

 

Yes, that would be cool. But perhaps p3d v2.2/3 is already running on a "different level" than the FSX code?

If I was LM I would try to negotiate an agreement with FSPS to be able/allowed to use this technique. Especially the idea, as it is as genious as the invention of "Aspirin"...

 

-BREAK-

 

One more thing I have noticed regarding the power of FSPS FA v.1.2:

I never have been able to run the "Night Lighting" option inside UTX US/EU (Ultimate Terrain X for EU/US) and GEX (Ground Environment X) due to the framehit it gave my PC. Now, with FA, I can use it under the most challenging conditions (PMDG A/Cs, dusk/dawn, heavy WX) without any problems.

 

Have a nice trip! B)

 

Edit: one more thing I wanted to mention here:

shortly before FA was launched I was experimenting (again) quite a lot with fiber fractions, bufferpools and CPU affinities; without real success. I switched back my Nvidia driver from "GeForce337.88Driver" to 331.82 which gave me better results though...

Edited by vr-pilot

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when i tried the first version i wrote waste of money,therefore avism would not allow me to write again in that post.DID ANYONE SAID FREE SPEECH?

anyway i have now tried version 1.2 and have tottaly change my mind,they have a new buyer now,version, 1.2 really give me what i want,so i recommed the program now to all.

i did not get som much higer fps,but i got a much more smooth fsx in heavy airports,and thats great.

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"I think that is what v1.2 is already able to deliver:

lower target at low altitudes, middle target at medium altitudes and FSX target (FA deactivated) at high altitudes. Just push shift+ctrl+F12 and you can cycle from inside FSX between the three modes. With FA option "Show FS Messages" you can see inside FSX (message line) which mode you have switched to.

Very nice features...

Or did you mean to set the three modes "automatically" by defining yourself three different altitudes (AGL) before the flight?"

 

I mean cycling up from low --> middle --> off

And then cycling back off --> middle --> lowest

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when i tried the first version i wrote waste of money,therefore avism would not allow me to write again in that post.DID ANYONE SAID FREE SPEECH?

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While v1.1 did not do a thing for my FSX frames rates, I tried the v1.2 again with KJFK (I did not do something right on the first try) and it was smooth on taxi and take off with my traffic settings set at 38%! (I do use Ultimate Traffic II) I Have not had good frame rates for KJFK, KSFO and KMIA in over a year since I deleted those add on airports I purchased at that time that caused the frame rate issue to begin with, even after uninstalling from FSX.   Maybe there is hope for my FSX.  I did not use GSX services though and that will be the next test with frame rates using v1.2.  I also need to test KSFO, the worst of all the airport frame rates on my system.  I Hope it works!

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I was hoping to test FA v1.2 some more but now I have been plagued with another FSX problem...Fatal Errors!   Back to CTD troubleshooting!

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I tried FA v1.2 again but with FSX's KMSP airport with QW757.  The frame rates are really terrible.  I can't figure out why.  From taxi to take off to 14,000 ft, the plane would move for about 2 seconds, freeze for about 2 seconds, move again for about 2 seconds and freeze, sometimes 4 seconds or more.  While it was looking good at KJFK with my PMDG 747-8. With Minneapolis KMSP, even at 14,000 feet the frames were bad, also when I made adjustments like the manual stated.

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I was hoping to test FA v1.2 some more but now I have been plagued with another FSX problem...Fatal Errors!   Back to CTD troubleshooting!

 

Cfoley, is this definitely something related to FA 1.2 do you think?  It sounded like initially 1.2 was going great.  You probably wouldn't post that unless you thought there definitely was a connection.  Just double checking.

 

I tried FA v1.2 again but with FSX's KMSP airport with QW757.  The frame rates are really terrible.  I can't figure out why.  From taxi to take off to 14,000 ft, the plane would move for about 2 seconds, freeze for about 2 seconds, move again for about 2 seconds and freeze, sometimes 4 seconds or more.

 

Yikes.  I keep going back and forth about whether to buy FA, but post like this make me really nervous.  I could deal with maybe throwing away a few bucks on an addon that didn't really work and just shelving it, but if it does something to kinda "break" FSX and cause even a seasoned user (like yourself) to feel like your installation became plagued as a result, I'm really hesitant.  Let us know if you figured out a way get things back to normal.

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Yikes. I keep going back and forth about whether to buy FA, but post like this make me really nervous

 

That's why there is  a demo for you to download  and use

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I tried FA v1.2 again but with FSX's KMSP airport with QW757. The frame rates are really terrible.

 

It would be helpful to know your computer specs. Complete the My PC section so everyone can see your hardware.

 

What do you have set for lowest, middle and high fps?

 

Edit: I see My PC under the profile is not currently visible. Probably because of network issues.

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