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Jim Young

Review of FSX-SE

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Here's a link to an excellent review of FSX-SE - http://www.simflight.com/2014/12/24/fsx-steam-edition-updates-fixes-comment/#more-49095. I'm posting this because we have many here who think SE is something extra-ordinary and much better than FSX.

 

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That was a well-written and comprehensive review. There are two points however that Ian either missed, or glossed over too quickly, to wit...

  1. If one installs FSX Steam Edition by itself, all filenames are identical to FSX (DVD) version. Hence, most installers will work immediately, since the Registry entries and keys are identical!
  2. Just as has always been the case with FSX (DVD) version, one has the option to install FSX:SE anywhere they want. There is no hard and fast requirement that it go into the ..\Program Files (x86) folder structure!

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Shame there is no side by side testing of VAS and FPS


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Thanks for posting that Jim, seems that IanP sees the performance improvements too.

Full Steam ahead for FSX-SE it would seem.

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I thought steam was the end-all be-all to getting rid of OOMs. 


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I thought steam was the end-all be-all to getting rid of OOMs. 

32 bit is still 32 bit no matter what.

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I thought steam was the end-all be-all to getting rid of OOMs. 

 

 

32 bit is still 32 bit no matter what.

 

 

I dont see anything in the article that indicates that it doesn't substantially reduce OOM's. In fact, look at the 2nd comment in the article. I failed at creating a OOM in FSX SE and I think you would be hard pressed to find a user who has. 

 

PaulMidd

With FSX-SE, I’m seeing substantially better VAS behaviour – lower initial load, and VAS used by complex sceneries is recovered when moving away from the area. It’s not 64-bit, but it appears to give us much more headroom before hitting OOMs (which I’ve not yet hit, despite my best attempts!).

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Just downloading FSX:SE out of curiosity.  B)

With DTG being the "new developer" we will probably get nice rain VFX on our windshields :rolleyes: 


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The placebo effect is strong at avsim...

Denial is stronger  :P


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Zoran Maksic would make a good name for a James Bond villain. :lol:

Im flattered mi,lord


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