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How much ai traffic do you use?

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i defently do love cranking up the AI traffic to 100 and using woai there are tons! But sometimes it takes forever to take off cuz of the line of planes. Do ya guys use AI aircraft?

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I use MyTraffic X and used to set the AI levels around the 20% range.  After the wonderful traffic optimizer came out, I set mine at 50%.  I've tried much higher levels and like you said it can take forever just to actually touch the runway due to the congestion.  50% is a perfect balance of eye candy and not waiting too long in the takeoff queue.

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I use world of ai set to 100% GA and airline and cull it back to 50 with the ai traffic manager linked in this forum on page 2. This ensures plenty of ai at most airports and doesn't kill frame rates.

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When flying airliners always 100%. In RL I've sat in a queue at EGLL! It gives the airport a fantastic buzz of activity.

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While 20% looks pretty sparse, anything above that starts to massively impact the sim, largely VAS issues and reduced FPS.

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While 20% looks pretty sparse, anything above that starts to massively impact the sim, largely VAS issues and reduced FPS.

 

It seems that ATC and AI are the two areas in which FSX/P3D could improve in terms of any kind of groundbreaking technology. I'd pay solid money for a top of the line product which would be a game changer.

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I use WOAI with about 40 packages installed.  Airline setting about 55%,  GA set about 15%.  I have, but

 

don't use AISmooth very often.  If some Bozo airliner cuts in front of me, I lay on the horn, flash my lights,

 

and yell "Gedoutta my way!"  Works every time! :lol:

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I use UT2 set to 100% for Airlines and GA, then I set Traffic Optimizer to 50. Also set in game AI traffic to 100% for Orbx traffic w/ default traffic disabled.

 

More than enough traffic, and occasionally will set the Traffic Optimizer lower, maybe 35 when performance tanks with heavy scenery or poor weather.

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For many years (FS9 and FSX) I used custom compiled AI traffic - from WOAI, fruitstand, AIA, MR, FAIB, SKJ, CIS and many others.

 

I so much enjoyed airports full of traffic. But at the same time, as Ian mentioned above, they were clearly influencing my performance.

It was more acceptable in FS9 but not so much in FSX. Finally after I started flying iFly 744, which is a poor performer, I would see single frames at times.

 

After testing I saw not much difference setting traffic to 25, 50, 75 or 100%. But turning it off would at least double my FPS.

I love flying big airports, like EDDF or EGLL, in complex airlners with lots of stuff on it (weather, clouds, GSX, AES, FS2C, TiR5 and more).

So I decided to stop using AI traffic. You can only imagine how hard it was to a long-time AI geek. My airports became empty, except those with some statics.

 

But, once in need, you can learn everything. Also using empty airports (except when flying on VATSIM, but even then it never becomes comparably busy).

So, after a few weeks, I got quite accustomed and, on the other hand, I enjoy good performance in FSX. Something new and very pleasant to me.

 

All in all, you can't have your cake and eat it. I know some may come and say they get great performance with AI traffic.

Fine for them, but I couldn't. Maybe if I upgrade to the latest hardware one day, my traffic will return. I wish it would.

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Hi, Jacek. I did try this software in its intitial phase of development but it was not a breakthrough.

I see though it is still being updated so I may give it another try one day. Thanks for reminding me! :wink:

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TrafficX I used about 80%. With Traffic360 I use about 60% I think. Much over that is too big of a hit on FPS at the airports. To the people reporting they cant even land because of the traffic, that would have a serious impact on FPS, sure it looks cool but dont go to chicago's o'hare.

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UT2, AISmooth and AI Traffic Optimizer 100%. It's a sim, so simulate traffic and wait your turn.  :P

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Doesnt the UT2 frame rate tool do the same job as AI optimizer?

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How do you guys fly with 100% AI airline traffic on and not have a slide show?    I run WOAI through VoxATC at 20% and get a decent amount of traffic but I want more but I am not willing to sacrifice any more graphical settings for VC performance.

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Zero. However I thoroughly enjoy (understatement) flying VATSIM events, knowing that all the traffic I see is controlled by someone else sitting in front of their computer doing the same thing I am (or "we" when I'm flying a commercial airliner in shared cockpit during an event).

 

Likely one of the top two best innovations for the flight sim community - ever.

 

I use IVAO's MTL for liveries... it's free, and contains well over 6000 low res aircraft types (which look high res to me).

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I recently started using WOAI, I like how simple it is to add traffic and I appreciate the people who put in work to get the packages out there. Some of them are a little outdated but I'm not complaining. It's miles better than the default stuff and really adds to immersion IMO. 

 

Currently running my slider at 30%; I like seeing AI traffic but I don't want it to hold me up too much. If I get held up at a runway every 3rd or 4th takeoff I consider that a good compromise.

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Here's what is recommended by the author of My Traffic:

 

http://forum.simflight.com/topic/71618-where-should-the-ai-traffic-sliders-be-for-a-realistic-ai-world/

 

At those levels, all the My T upgraded airport gates and ramps will comfortably handle all the AI traffic.

 

With the freeware Traffic Optimizer, you can preserve performance while using higher traffic levels.

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Doesnt the UT2 frame rate tool do the same job as AI optimizer?

I meant AI Traffic Manager. I tried the UT2 method, didn't seem to do much.

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How do you guys fly with 100% AI airline traffic on and not have a slide show?    I run WOAI through VoxATC at 20% and get a decent amount of traffic but I want more but I am not willing to sacrifice any more graphical settings for VC performance.

 

I use DX10 with fixer and I have about 20 - 25 FPS* at FSDT, Flightbeam,Taxi2Gate and FlyTampa airports. I never said that I have a good performance at EDDF or EDDM from aerosoft (about 16 - 18 FPS*), but all in all it workes very good for me. ^_^

 

It feels smooth enough for me.. And yes, I know I could have 30 - 35 FPS* without AI, but I hate a post-apocalyptic feeling in FSX. :ph34r:

 

*FPS in Cockpit of the PMDG 737NGX.

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I use DX10 with fixer and I have about 20 - 25 FPS* at FSDT, Flightbeam,Taxi2Gate and FlyTampa airports. I never said that I have a good performance at EDDF or EDDM from aerosoft (about 16 - 18 FPS*), but all in all it workes very good for me. ^_^

 

It feels smooth enough for me.. And yes, I know I could have 30 - 35 FPS* without AI, but I hate a post-apocalyptic feeling in FSX. :ph34r:

 

*FPS in Cockpit of the PMDG 737NGX.

Again, it is smoothness you are looking for not FPS. I have had very smooth results at EGLL with 17 - 21 FPS.

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How do you guys fly with 100% AI airline traffic on and not have a slide show?

 

Turn off the FPS counter.

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