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I am SO glad I saw the light!

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This is amazing.  First flight, from FSDT YVR to FlyTampa YYZ in the PMDG 77W in P3D 2.5.  It is absolutely perfect.  FPS doesn't matter because it's smooth as glass, VAS is almost a non-issue when properly configured...  but the visuals!!

 

It is absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful.  The shadows in the VC, the cloud and terrain shadows, the HDR lighting, this is the experience I've been waiting for all my life.  Simply amazing.

 

I never had such a smooth flight, the new ASN wind effects are so close to reality, I still can't believe it.  I'm uninstalling FSX, no reason to ever go back to it.

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And we didn't even have to drink the Kool-Aid.  :P

 

I jumped in a v2.1......rarely if ever use FSX.

 

FaxCap

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Welcome aboard Max.

 

Sometimes I just plonk at side of the runway and watch the weather roll by...beautiful! 

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I hope to be there sometime tonight! Gonna make the switch over!

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Now you'll have to listen to all those nay sayers who say that there is no reason to switch because THEIR FSX is just as good.

 

 

Vic

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I skipped about three months... but just loaded up everything with the new 2.5  Whatever it is, 2.5, new version of ASN and the new Nvidia driver has things playing noticebly nicer before.  Everything just looks great, and is smoother than before.  

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Yep, ever since my first flight on flight simulator back in the dark ages I yearned for lifelike clouds and weather. I'm not a pilot but have hitched a ride and flown round the world at least twice now and flown a few light aircraft. Maybe my memory is recalling things in a golden glow but for me, this current simulator with a few choice additions can recreate the world as I remember it from an aircraft window without some graphical anomaly removing the immersion. I'm sure it can be made even better but for now, I'm content.

 

Welcome Max

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This is amazing.

 

I'm glad that you saw the light. I hope that others will look into it.

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This is amazing.  First flight, from FSDT YVR to FlyTampa YYZ in the PMDG 77W in P3D 2.5.  It is absolutely perfect.  FPS doesn't matter because it's smooth as glass, VAS is almost a non-issue when properly configured...  but the visuals!!

 

It is absolutely jaw-droppingly beautiful.  The shadows in the VC, the cloud and terrain shadows, the HDR lighting, this is the experience I've been waiting for all my life.  Simply amazing.

 

I never had such a smooth flight, the new ASN wind effects are so close to reality, I still can't believe it.  I'm uninstalling FSX, no reason to ever go back to it.

Whoopee!  Since I switched to Prepar3D 2 weeks ago, using the same aircraft, same airports, and reading bleating posts about people not getting a 100fps(figure-of-speech) and then moaning that it was all PMDG777's fault, or Prepar3D's fault despite it being a v2.5, I have been hoping that someone would come along and report something positive about the PMDG777+P3D combo.

 

Just installed a trial version ASN today fully expecting that my flight from FSDT's KORD to St Maarten would take a hit, instead it was a absolutely smooth experience. I for one will never go back to FSX.

Now you'll have to listen to all those nay sayers who say that there is no reason to switch because THEIR FSX is just as good.

 

 

Vic

Well said++++1

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One thing that struck me in doing a clean install of P3d 2.5. With the default settings at 1440p, with all of the default aircraft, I managed 70 to 90 fps, similar to my recent clean install of FSX-SE. Even using Rob's recommended settings in P3d 2.5 , I was still getting between 40 and 60 fps.

 

But adding in  a complex aircraft, the TrackIR, ORBX suite, ASN, REX Clouds, GSX, My Traffic and a few other addons, that brings me down into the 20 to 30 fps range. But that's my choice.  It's still smooth at those frame rates, so I'm satisfied with that. If I want better results, I can always buy new hardware, which is really the only valid solution to performance issues.

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I'm uninstalling FSX, no reason to ever go back to it

 

What took you so long?

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Could you please share, via PM, or on here if you'd like, how you set up your P3D? I'm currently going through the install, and so far, the issues I've noted are that AA will be difficult to configure, and that P3D has a tendency to OOM. Could you share your settings too, so I can have a baseline from which to start from? (With regard to avoiding an OOM. Don't want to crank it up only to be disappointed..)

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I get black ground textures in FSDT CYVR with 2.5

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Hehe, still using 2.2 and it's fabulous w/ the PMDG T7.  Bring on the 3rd party installers and I'll jump up as well, but don't need to so no rush ;o)

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PMDG 777.

 

Yee of little faith.   ^_^

 

 

I get black ground textures in FSDT CYVR with 2.5

 

Nothing wrong with your equipment.  Have you tried reducing your settings/sliders just a little? After all Vancouver/Seattle, Toronto,  New York, Sydney are all well known killers of frames and graphics.

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that P3D has a tendency to OOM

Eh.......??

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Eh.......??

 

All the reports I see are people using ORBX Global, but mainly Vector.  It seems to be a well known VAS murderer.

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All the reports I see are people using ORBX Global, but mainly Vector.  It seems to be a well known VAS murderer.

Yes, but I thought ORBX have not yet released any patches for their stuff, such as Global and Vector, so wouldn't that be a contributing factor?

 

Jim, have you tried re-downloading the FSDT CVYR and then re-installing for P3D? I had to do that for all my FSDT airports.

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One thing that struck me in doing a clean install of P3d 2.5. With the default settings at 1440p, with all of the default aircraft, I managed 70 to 90 fps, similar to my recent clean install of FSX-SE. Even using Rob's recommended settings in P3d 2.5 , I was still getting between 40 and 60 fps.

 

But adding in  a complex aircraft, the TrackIR, ORBX suite, ASN, REX Clouds, GSX, My Traffic and a few other addons, that brings me down into the 20 to 30 fps range. But that's my choice.  It's still smooth at those frame rates, so I'm satisfied with that. If I want better results, I can always buy new hardware, which is really the only valid solution to performance issues.

"I can always buy new hardware"

Can you give me some examples?....I really considering a 6 core CPU ( I have I7 4790) etc etc...but not too sure.....

Pedro

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All the reports I see are people using ORBX Global, but mainly Vector.  It seems to be a well known VAS murderer.

 

Yes, using Vector in conjunction with the 777 may cause problems if sliders are not properly adjusted.  I have been doing some testing with, the 777, FTX Global, Vector and ASN now that they can be installed in v2.5.  My test flight has been KMIA to KLAX.  Some useful pointers for 777 users with these products:

 

-Create a Vector profile for the 777 and uncheck all of the roadway options.  You shouldn't notice this much in the 777 (at least I don't).

-Do not use enhanced overcast or force broken coverage in ASN.  I also use max cloud draw distance of 75 miles and max visibility of 75 miles with 4 cloud layers.

-Leave your P3D scenery sliders (the settings that affect VAS) at their default locations.  Dial back your building autogen to zero or one tick from left.

 

This leaves me with an average of 500 MB of free VAS upon landing at default KLAX from default KMIA.  You'll probably have to dial back more if you're using payware airports in conjunction with the above products but this should give people a good starting point and an idea of my specific VAS usage with these products in v2.5.  This also gives me a smooth 30 FPS in the virtual cockpit with 4x SGSSAA applied via NI.

 

Of course for GA flying in an A2A 182 or RealAir product I max everything out with no VAS problems whatsoever, not even close.  And it's very easy to change graphic profiles on the P3D start screen before a flight.

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Yes, but I thought ORBX have not yet released any patches for their stuff, such as Global and Vector, so wouldn't that be a contributing factor?

 

They released a new set of libraries earlier this week which remediate the issues with ObjectFlow as well as the FTX Central issues related to the changed directory paths. (*They also now support FSX:SE, for what its worth)

 

-Greg

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Peter,

 

Upgrading from your i7 4790k/Nvidia GTX780/16GB RAM powered system would be pointless. You are not far off the top as it is!

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