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Do you support DX10 fixer or not ?

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I am wondering why, after I have spent £20 purchasing the DX10 fixer, I can't get as much as a quick reply from you who profit from the sale.

 

One example  :-

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/461000-post-dx10-fixer-order-id-ste150129-7198-86770/

 

Example number 2 :-

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/460913-r9-200-series-gpu-and-the-dx10-fixer-query/

 

It is really so difficult for you to answer these questions ? Or is it a case of "Now he has paid we are not interested" ?

 

I notice you are answering some peoples threads so I know your alive.

This is very disappointing and not a good reflection of the supposed 'support forum'.

 

Yes, I have read the manual. Is it unreasonable to ask if you would cast an eye over my FSX.cfg when I have spent £20 to purchase your product ?

Plus, I have the issue with fog really slowing down my system.

 

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So  you want Steve to reply  to your requests within minutes of you postings  yours, in the first example you gave you posted it yesterday and the second  today. So how fast do you want steve to reply  to your posts?

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Well the first question was 8:00am yesterday.

The other on the 29th at 9pm.

Now if you read down the list he has answered other people between those times. So I am sure he could have at least acknowledged my questions ?

It does say this is a support forum. I have paid my money so surely I could get at least a reply.

 

Are you his parents ? lol

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Terry, What do you have AA set to in the DX10 Fixer ?

My graphics section in the FSX.cfg has the following lines, yours seems to be missing the second one. DX10 Fixer should have written them for you with the appropriate values fiiled in

 

[Graphics]
MultiSamplesPerPixel=xxx
MultiSampleQuality=xxx

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Are you his parents ? lol

No we are just more patient  than you are :smile:

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I posted twice in one of the threads answering your questions.

 

The other thread doesn't contain a question about DX10 Scenery Fixer but a request for anyone to check your fsx.cfg file for you.

 

I glanced at it, there was nothing obviously wrong so I left it to someone who might have more of an opinion to post on. I don't specialise in tweaking fsx in either dx9 or dx10 and you didn't seem to have a problem.

 

The best thing to do is to download and read the guide on tuning DX10 from NZFSSIM.

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Those damn ATI graphics cards.... The day I moved Geeforce, it was all so much cooler, softer, easier, smooth... And trouble-free ...

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I did say that in fog my system slowed right down. Never happend before DX10 so I asked if you had any advice or ideas ?

This is also why I posted my FSX.cfg - to see if there was anything obviously wrong in there.

 

No we are just more patient  than you are :smile:

 

2 days is patient enough when wanting to fly.

 

Hi Glynn,

I have it set in FSX as Antialiasing 'ticked'

And filering = Anisotropic (As per the user manual)

 

The lines are there in the FSX.cfg

 

[GRAPHICS]
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED_10=1693500672
SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693500672
D3D10=1
TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048
NUM_LIGHTS=8
AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1
AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1
COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1
LANDING_LIGHTS=1
AC_SELF_SHADOW=1
EFFECTS_QUALITY=2
GROUND_SHADOWS=0
TEXTURE_QUALITY=3
IMAGE_QUALITY=0
See_Self=1
Text_Scroll=0
HIGHMEMFIX=1
ForceFullScreenVSync=1
ForceWindowedVSync=1
ALLOW_SHADER_30=1
MultiSampleQuality=8
MultiSamplesPerPixel=4

 

But I have now placed them together thats all.

 

Steve - ok I wil go had a read. I just expected a bit of support is all. I am sure there is a reason I lose lots of FPS in fog now.

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You posted a very brief question about fog to the end of a thread which I had already read and checked as a non product issue as it was just a request for general fsx tuning advice...

 

In terms of fog there is no reason I can suggest why dx10 would be slower than dx9 - fog is implemented as a trivial calculation in the shader.

 

Uninstall the libraries and repeat the test to see if native DX10 behaves the same

 

Then test the same approach without any fog to see if the fog actually makes a difference or there is an issue with the airport or the AI level.

 

You might then want to try with vsync disabled

 

Then repeat in DX9.

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I did say that in fog my system slowed right down. Never happend before DX10 so I asked if you had any advice or ideas ?

This is also why I posted my FSX.cfg - to see if there was anything obviously wrong in there.

 

 

2 days is patient enough when wanting to fly.

 

Hi Glynn,

I have it set in FSX as Antialiasing 'ticked'

And filering = Anisotropic (As per the user manual)

 

The lines are there in the FSX.cfg

 

[GRAPHICS]

SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED_10=1693500672

SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693500672

D3D10=1

TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048

NUM_LIGHTS=8

AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1

AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1

COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1

LANDING_LIGHTS=1

AC_SELF_SHADOW=1

EFFECTS_QUALITY=2

GROUND_SHADOWS=0

TEXTURE_QUALITY=3

IMAGE_QUALITY=0

See_Self=1

Text_Scroll=0

HIGHMEMFIX=1

ForceFullScreenVSync=1

ForceWindowedVSync=1

ALLOW_SHADER_30=1

MultiSampleQuality=8

MultiSamplesPerPixel=4

 

But I have now placed them together thats all.

 

Steve - ok I wil go had a read. I just expected a bit of support is all. I am sure there is a reason I lose lots of FPS in fog now.

In your initial post, containing your entire FSX.cfg, I see one possible "red flag". In the [main] section your processor speed is listed as 7532. That number is not an actual configuration option, but simply an estimate (by FSX) of your CPU processing speed, which is added to the config file the first time FSX is run in a new installation, or whenever FSX.cfg is rebuilt.

 

7532 is not a very high estimate of CPU speed by modern standards. By comparison, the 3-year-old Sandy Bridge I7 2600K in my computer, running at a 4.0 GHz overclock, gives a proc speed rating of over 14,000 in my config file.

 

This MAY indicate that your AMD A10 CPU is a performance bottleneck on your system. I'm not at all familiar with AMD products, and am not sure what kind of performance your CPU can or should offer, but it may be holding you back in terms of FSX graphics performance in heavy clouds or fog.

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Thank you for that Steve I shall do some testing.

 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for that - honestly I had never even noticed it. It is an AMD A10-6800k APU with Radeon HD Graphics. 4.10GHz.

(This is what Windows 7 reports it as)

 

The A10-6800K is a 4.1GHz part with a 4.4GHz Turbo Mode and a GPU clocked at 844MHz according to the bumf.

They are quad core I am certain.

 

I am not really sure what value should be in FSX.cfg but I shall have a sniff about the internet and see what I can find.

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Steve's dx10 fixer and my NVIDIA Cards are the perfect marriage.  Steve also replies to emails in a normal time frame.....check your spam folder :lol:

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Well I can't really see anything that indicated what that proc speed should show in the FSX.cfg. (If indeed it is incorrect)

I think it is a value which FSX writes to the config the first time FSX is run. I have never touched that value but have tweaked the other settings in the FSX.cfg obviously.

 

If anyone is using a AMD A10-6800k APU with Radeon HD Graphics. 4.10GHz. could you note what the proc speed is set at in your FSX.cfg

and post it in this thread for me please.

 

Cheers.


Steve's dx10 fixer and my NVIDIA Cards are the perfect marriage.  Steve also replies to emails in a normal time frame.....check your spam folder :lol:

 

Why would I check my spam folder when Steve and everyone else replies on here ?

Which makes perfect sense as then others can read and perhaps relate to the issue at some point.

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I don't know how accurate the proc speed rating actually is, or how FSX calculates it. It may not be significant - but it was the only thing I noted in your config that stood out.

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Well I can't really see anything that indicated what that proc speed should show in the FSX.cfg. (If indeed it is incorrect)

 

I think it is a value which FSX writes to the config the first time FSX is run. I have never touched that value but have tweaked the other settings in the FSX.cfg obviously.

 

Try saving your current config (rename it) so you have no fsx.cfg, and restart FSX and let it build a new fsx.cfg and look at the value it calculates.  See if its any different.  Then you can revert back to your saved cfg and put in the new # if its any different.

 

Like Jim, I'm not sure if this number really does anything.

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What cloud texture and weather addon are you using, is it REX, if so what textures are installed, eg HD or DX, how do you control your weather, is it ASN, if so how many cloud layers are you running, these things are required so we can start  to help you. Seattle is a Known Stutter maker and FPS killer in FSX, try another airport to test at first. Honestly speaking you will not find a magic recipe from Steve or myself or anyone here on fixing your problem, it comes from trial and error, i spent 100`s of hours testing and tweaking until i found a balance which provided a great result. Your biggest battle is your graphics card, i`m not knocking the brand but you are a minority user up against a brick wall as far as getting perfection tweaks with that setup.

 

my advice is to delete your cfg and restart again, enter 1 tweak and test it, same airport, same weather, same everything, then add the next tweak, etc and so on .

 

Rick

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Easy Tiger, I assume Steve has a life outside of these forums, potentially involving employment and family commitments, it's not realistic for anyone to expect 24/7 support from him. I don't imagine folks with this kind of attitude make supporting his product an easy task and at the end of the day I suspect he does so more to support the hobby than the money.

 

Ref your FSX.cfg file;

 

If you have any payware that comes with improved texture resolutions your TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD setting at 1024 could be preventing you from getting the benefit of these, setting this to 4096 would allow any high res textures to display properly without effecting low res textures. Bare in mind that if you change any graphics settings within FSX doing so will reset this value to 1024, so it's worthwhile checking occasionally.

 

Have you tested the Affinity Mask setting, a value of 14 was suggested primarily for quad core Intel CPU's restricting FSX to 3 of the 4 available cores leaving one free for processes run outside of FSX including apps such as REX etc., I don't know how well this would work with AMD CPU's.

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Try saving your current config (rename it) so you have no fsx.cfg, and restart FSX and let it build a new fsx.cfg and look at the value it calculates.  See if its any different.  Then you can revert back to your saved cfg and put in the new # if its any different.

 

Like Jim, I'm not sure if this number really does anything.

 

That is a good idea. I shall take a look at that. Thinking about it I am sure I made some tweak or other in the .cfg which enables the 4 cores in the CPU.

Am going to let it create another though and see.

 

 

The solutions to your issue:

 

1. Read the manual

2. Then read this manual: http://www.nzfsim.org/index.php?dsp=dload&fname=DX10_HowTo.pdf

3. Get an Nvidia video card - GTX 580, GTX 670 or 680, GTX 770 or 780, or GTX 970 or 980

 

DX10 Fixer is one the most important overall improvements to FSX in my opinion and is well worth the cost.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Dave

 

Have read the manual Dave. Am going to read the 2nd one you suggested, which as you probably know Steve suggested earlier, later on tonight.

No thanks. I will stick with my R9 200 series card. The processor and that card compliment each other.

 

 

Easy Tiger, I assume Steve has a life outside of these forums, potentially involving employment and family commitments, it's not realistic for anyone to expect 24/7 support from him. I don't imagine folks with this kind of attitude make supporting his product an easy task and at the end of the day I suspect he does so more to support the hobby than the money.

 

Ref your FSX.cfg file;

 

If you have any payware that comes with improved texture resolutions your TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD setting at 1024 could be preventing you from getting the benefit of these, setting this to 4096 would allow any high res textures to display properly without effecting low res textures. Bare in mind that if you change any graphics settings within FSX doing so will reset this value to 1024, so it's worthwhile checking occasionally.

 

Have you tested the Affinity Mask setting, a value of 14 was suggested primarily for quad core Intel CPU's restricting FSX to 3 of the 4 available cores leaving one free for processes run outside of FSX including apps such as REX etc., I don't know how well this would work with AMD CPU's.

 

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I assume Steve can speak for himself. I had no reply in two days, but noticed others were getting replies well after my post - therefore I posted this topic.

I think we have already established this. I do not have any kind of attitude thanks. Seems your just after scoring a few brownie points.

 

Ref your actual useful imput :

 

I have ORBX, in a couple of regions. I have acceleration. I use REX for my weather. I use REX4 for the textures.

My .cfg file normally has the value TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD = 2048. Changing something in FSX must have changed it to 1024. (I know this happens)

In my CFG it already has [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=14.

 

Right, thank you to anyone who has made any potential recommendations etc. I shall now go read and test.

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No thanks. I will stick with my R9 200 series card. The processor and that card compliment each other.

 

They may well complement each other but both are poor choices to run FSX/P3D.

You will continue to have poor performance relative to a good Intel/Nvidia rig.

AMD/Ati cards really are poor performers with FSX and it has been this way for years now.

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Interestingly I copied, named, and deleted my .cfg file.

 

This time the values were written

ProcSpeed=5788
PerfBucket=7

 

Which is slightly higher on the proc speed. Perf bucket being the same.


They may well complement each other but both are poor choices to run FSX/P3D.

You will continue to have poor performance relative to a good Intel/Nvidia rig.

AMD/Ati cards really are poor performers with FSX and it has been this way for years now.

 

Yeah I know. It is all down to the way FSX was coded and the architecture of AMD's CPU isn't it ?

The next time I build a good rig I may well go for NVidia. Although from what I read on these forums they seem to have as many problems themselves.

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Interestingly I copied, named, and deleted my .cfg file.

 

This time the values were written

ProcSpeed=5788

PerfBucket=7

 

Which is slightly higher on the proc speed. Perf bucket being the same.

 

Don't worry too much about these values.  They are not used by FSX, other than setting the initial settings which you have changed by now.  5788 is not a high number by current Intel CPU standards, though.

 

I would also consider it normal, that as you add weather (eg fog) your performance will suffer.

 

If your processor can handle it in stride, you will not notice it.  If your processor is already struggling a bit, it may be very noticeable.

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Don't worry too much about these values.  They are not used by FSX, other than setting the initial settings which you have changed by now.  5788 is not a high number by current Intel CPU standards, though.

 

I would also consider it normal, that as you add weather (eg fog) your performance will suffer.

 

If your processor can handle it in stride, you will not notice it.  If your processor is already struggling a bit, it may be very noticeable.

 

Hi Bert,

 

To be honest with everything just about maxxed out it is almost perfect. It was just the fog that really slowed it down.

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