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Any tips to get better fps with ORBX PNW Prepar 3D v3?

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Almost get half the fps than with default terrain.

Maybe with 2.5 the difference was not so noticeable.

 

Any tips to get better fps?

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or don't use it LOL  Orbx products are known to be taxing on system.   I am still wondering what to do with my Orbx investment, the sceneries are beautiful but stutters and lower FPS are annoying.

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Short-n-sweet

 

1. Lower your settings.

2. Raise your hardware specifications.

3. Try different scenery.

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I understand your issue.  For my system the settings that have the most negative effect on FPS are cloud draw distance and vehicle traffic.  Vehicle traffic has the most negative effect of the two.  For example, when flying in/around Seattle with vehicle traffic at 10 to 15% my FPS is around 15.  If I turn vehicle traffic off my FPS goes to 22 to 25.   I suggest you might try turning vehicle traffic off.

 

Regards,

 

Danny

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I understand your issue.  For my system the settings that have the most negative effect on FPS are cloud draw distance and vehicle traffic.  Vehicle traffic has the most negative effect of the two.  For example, when flying in/around Seattle with vehicle traffic at 10 to 15% my FPS is around 15.  If I turn vehicle traffic off my FPS goes to 22 to 25.   I suggest you might try turning vehicle traffic off.

 

Regards,

 

Danny

For my system 3570k/OC4.2 - gtx970/4G traffic (road, water, airport) is the main thing that really challenges my system. Likely because I think (and I could be wrong) that traffic is more CPU-dependent.

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I use PNW and the PMDG 777 with ASN and have around 30-35 FPS in FSDT CYVR and around 25-30 in KSEA from taxi 2 gate. (1920x1200) 5% ai vehicles and 20% MT6 with manager at 35 AI

 

4770K@4,7 and 2 x GTX 970´s but only using one card.

 

Also alway remember to defrag your HDD (not SSD) 

 

Michael Moe

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Make sure you have North America selected in Ftx Central. I have done that numerous times

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I'm getting good performance in PNW with V3 (albeit on a fairly decent rig) - certainly better than 2.5. In fact I was getting ~170fps at CYLW (which is something of a personal record...!).

 

As other's have noted before, ORBX building autogen and traffic are heavy on the system - I have mine set to dense for building AG and traffic at no more than 10%. The other thing to note is that the first flight after the install of an ORBX region will sometimes have lower fps as the terrain objects, libraries and effects are cached. Do a few circuits and exit, and hopefully you'll notice an improvement next time around.​

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For the most part my FPS are lower using PNW as expected but still smooth and steady. Something about the immediate Seatlle area, though, just murders performance where similarly dense areas don't give quite the hit.

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I use PNW and the PMDG 777 with ASN and have around 30-35 FPS in FSDT CYVR and around 25-30 in KSEA from taxi 2 gate. (1920x1200) 5% ai vehicles and 20% MT6 with manager at 35 AI

 

4770K@4,7 and 2 x GTX 970´s but only using one card.

 

Also alway remember to defrag your HDD (not SSD) 

 

Michael Moe

How did you get KSEA from taxi to gate into v3? I tried to reinstall it but no luck.

 

Jim

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How did you get KSEA from taxi to gate into v3? I tried to reinstall it but no luck.

 

Jim

I have P3DV2 installed on another drive so i just copied the folder and the effects from it to V3.Works great. Same procedure with every taxi2gates scenerys. No problem so far.

 

Michael Moe

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I have P3DV2 installed on another drive so i just copied the folder and the effects from it to V3.Works great. Same procedure with every taxi2gates scenerys. No problem so far.

 

Michael Moe

Darn, I already uninstalled my v2 version. Does anyone know if T2G will have v3 installers? Their support forum sucks.

 

Jim

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Estonia Migration tool has been updated for v3 compatibility so installing almost anything should be no issue...

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or don't use it LOL  Orbx products are known to be taxing on system.   I am still wondering what to do with my Orbx investment, the sceneries are beautiful but stutters and lower FPS are annoying.

 

I understand GEX and UTX is not near as bad on FPS as Orbx scenery is.

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For the most part my FPS are lower using PNW as expected but still smooth and steady. Something about the immediate Seatlle area, though, just murders performance where similarly dense areas don't give quite the hit.

Yea same here Seattle also makes me OOM in 2.5 all the time. I remember one of the Orbx guys saying it was the cranes in the port that cause the low FPS. Why they didn't just remove them Ill never know.

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Set Water = Medium

Turn OFF Terrain shadows

Turn OFF SimObject shadows

 

Cheers, Rob.

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If they tell us which files are the cranes, we could remove them

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Estonia Migration tool has been updated for v3 compatibility so installing almost anything should be no issue...

I only see the v2.5 migration tool? Is there one for v3?

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If they tell us which files are the cranes, we could remove them

They are the ones in the port of Seattle.

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Short-n-sweet

 

1. Lower your settings.

2. Raise your hardware specifications.

3. Try different scenery.

Turn off computer, go for a motorcycle ride....

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