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Love what ASN does but man does it kill my FPS,Help!

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Without ASN running I can run 35% traffic(mytraffic 2013)Rex 4 clouds at 2048,Flightbeam KIAD with almost every slider all the way to the right (Autogen is set at dense.) In the PMDG 777 during a major Thunderstorm and still get 40+ FPS on the ground with ASN running I have to cut the clouds to 1024,lower the traffic to 15%, and set the max cloud layers to 3 just to get 30 fps on an ok weather day if the weather is bad its down in the 20s. I know this isnt bad FPS but what on earth is happening to kill my FPS! I know that FSX in DX10 mode runs AA on all the clouds but like I said I can still manage 40+FPS if ASN isnt making the weather even on an overcast day with the same AA settings.

 

Any hints for ASN performance? I like the program but if its gonna kill FPS like this then I'd rather just use the default realworld weather. The problem is even worse if fly the new A320 from Aerosoft I see dips into the high teens.

My system is no slow poke

I7-4790k at 4.5ghz

GTX980

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It isnt ASN as much as its the cloud textures.

I can run a full overcast day, thunderstorms ect and still get great FPS with HD clouds (2048) if I use the default realworld weather or use one of the default weather profiles but when ASN loads the weather my FPS are way down it makes no sense unless its loading a lot more clouds. i understand that it will take some FPS to do what it does but 20fps that seems like to much considering I've lowered other settings aswell if I leave everything the same I'm in the teens.

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ASN user here and I agree that getting a full overcast layer with ASN takes a huge hit on performance, even with 1024MB textures. I have to set cloud density to medium, which in turn will make it almost impossible to have a completely overcast soup. You will still see breaks in the clouds. I think it's due to how ASN creates the layer. Overall, ASN is so good that I have accepted this compromise and just learned to live without being able to display a true overcast layer.

 

Don't get me wrong, ASN is the best when it comes to creating an overcast layer. I've flown in them and they are amazing, but the performance hit is too big and thus making the sim almost unflyable.

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Did you try to browse through all ASN settings and uncheck all those options which clearly say "hit on performance"? Maybe try to do that.

 

I remember topic, where it turned out, that someone had ticked some option to have unique clouds shapes and had massive fps impact.

 

Lukasz

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Did you try to browse through all ASN settings and uncheck all those options which clearly say "hit on performance"? Maybe try to do that.

 

I remember topic, where it turned out, that someone had ticked some option to have unique clouds shapes and had massive fps impact.

 

Lukasz

 

Enhance overcast conditions turned off can make a huge difference too.

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also look at what addons you have:payware planes, payware airports, REX,etc.  addons can bring it down bad. theres always 1 other thing spend money and build you own pc thats should also do it.

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Without ASN running I can run 35% traffic(mytraffic 2013)Rex 4 clouds at 2048,Flightbeam KIAD with almost every slider all the way to the right (Autogen is set at dense.) In the PMDG 777 during a major Thunderstorm and still get 40+ FPS on the ground with ASN running I have to cut the clouds to 1024,lower the traffic to 15%, and set the max cloud layers to 3 just to get 30 fps on an ok weather day if the weather is bad its down in the 20s. I know this isnt bad FPS but what on earth is happening to kill my FPS! I know that FSX in DX10 mode runs AA on all the clouds but like I said I can still manage 40+FPS if ASN isnt making the weather even on an overcast day with the same AA settings.

 

Any hints for ASN performance? I like the program but if its gonna kill FPS like this then I'd rather just use the default realworld weather. The problem is even worse if fly the new A320 from Aerosoft I see dips into the high teens.

My system is no slow poke

I7-4790k at 4.5ghz

GTX980

how the hell are u getting 40+ in in the 777 thats my question. Is ur fps unlimited or locked?

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"how the hell are u getting 40+ in in the 777 thats my question."

 

And, was it it FSX or P3D V2.5?

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I had to tinker with ASN after I got my sim up to par.  

 

Par for my course is all my favs like FTX Global with Vector, PMDGs, Aerosofts, FlyTampa's etc.  

 

I remember when It was just the NGX and ASN.  Ran like 60fps on the ground.  Those days are gone.  So I had to compromise.  

 

Tinkering is ENDLESS in this sim, but that's the way we like it, right?  What if we couldn't tinker?  What if we just had to deal with what we got like most games?  It would suck.  

 

Cloud layers at 3, most of the goodies off.  I left on that cloud blending thing where it simulated going through clouds and losing vis because that sh!t is just cool.  Lower your max cloud draw too.  You don't need to draw 100nm worth of weather.  

 

I dunno.  Just play with it until you find a happy medium.  I find the worst part is transitioning through clouds which is usually 5000-3000 then I get back up to suitable frames for approach.  

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Without ASN running I can run 35% traffic(mytraffic 2013)

 

Download and run the "Traffic Optimizer" addon:

 

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/451383-traffic-optimizer-for-fsxp3d/?hl=%20traffic%20%20optimizer

 

Also, there is very little advantage of using the 2048 REX clouds. One is better off with the REX 512 soft clouds and they look just fine. 

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Would soft clouds run better than the REX4 default clouds?  I'm currently using the lowest quality set, but if I can squeeze some better performance by using soft clouds then I'd love to try that. 

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The soft cloud sets are the same resolution as the REX 4 TD lowest quality sets (512). It shouldn't matter, but you should probably ask that question on the REX support forum, just to be sure.

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