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Enabling Prepar3d v3 Frame Rate Counter

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I'm unable to do it.  Shift+Z, once or repeatedly, has no effect. 

 

Someone here mentioned something about the "standard.xml file".  I looked in it and found the following entry

 

<Entry><Key>SHIFT+Z</Key><Down>READOUTS_SLEW</Down></Entry>

 

which references Shift+Z, but the rest is greek to me.

 

I'm out of altitude and airspeed on this one.  Anyone have a suggestion of how I can get it working?

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in the settings (i think its display settings), do you have the text boxes enabled? You need the check box next to "top right text" or something to that effect (which is a bit ironic being that the fps counter is on the left). If you turn off all text boxes, Shift-z won't work.

Edited by n4gix
Corrected the Shift-Z command.

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in the settings (i think its display settings), do you have the text boxes enabled? You need the check box next to "top right text" or something to that effect (which is a bit ironic being that the fps counter is on the left). If you turn off all text boxes, ctl-z won't work.

 

Of course even if you tick the text boxes, ctrl-z still won't work to display your frame rate...on the other hand, SHIFT-Z just might.  :wink:

 

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Of course even if you tick the text boxes, ctrl-z still won't work to display your frame rate...on the other hand, SHIFT-Z just might.  :wink:

 

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I just bang on the keyboard until I get what I want

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While we're on the subject  - legacy tip

 

Open Prepar3d.cfg and change 

 

[TextInfo.2]
FrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4
 
to 
 
[TextInfo.2]
AverageFrameRate=1,1
LockedFrameRate=1,2
GForce=1,3
FuelPercentage=1,4

 

Now you get the max/min/average frame rate and most importantly percentage variation. The spot frame rate is almost useless for measurement of tweaks, changes and UI alterations.

 

It's the variation you want to eliminate or reduce to a minimal level.

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Or: replace ALL THREE [TextInfo.#] entries with only this one:

 

[TextInfo.1]
AverageFrameRate=1,1
FrameRate=1,2
LockedFrameRate=1,3
 

Who needs GForce, Fuelpercentage and coordinates anyway!!! (Well, I don't... :wink:) Advantage of doing this is that you can toggle the counter with Shift-Z and you don't have to press it twice to get to the counter and twice again to get rid of it. Of course, if you really want those coordinates etc. you can combine it with the entries above and delete .2 and .3: again, you get a toggle which is far more convenient. For those who only need coordinates and no counter: remove the default .2 and .3 entries.

 

Either way and no matter what you do it is always easier to have only ONE Textinfo in your cfg! Saves a lot of useless key pressing.

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Mine are displayed quite blurry and small. Can this be changed/fixed?


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Mine are displayed quite blurry and small. Can this be changed/fixed?

 

Usually by modifying AA settings takes care of the blurries.

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Mine are displayed quite blurry and small. Can this be changed/fixed?

 

LM have put a drop shadow in V3 under the info text for frame rate, wind, etc. Not a bright move really. Obviously done to make things look more slick, but readability is now very poor, especially if you are using higher than standard res on your monitor. I wonder if anyone knows where the fonts are kept and whether the drop shadow can be removed?

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Exactly Robert, referring to the info text. Silly shadows. How to modify? Hmn...


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You could disable clear type in the Windows display settings. Affects everything though.

 

 

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Indeed but the fonts are obviously "calling" a drop shadow where there was no call before, so there must be a way of getting rid of them without affecting the windows clear type setting. But where?

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