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Initial observations: PMDG + FSX SE on Windows 10

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I cleaned my drives and installed Windows 10, replaced FSX with FSX SE, and reinstalled my 737 and 777.  The only other add-on I'm using is ASN. 

 

I can confidently say that frames, smoothness, and stability are much better and that I've had no CTDs or fatal errors after a handful of short and long flights. 

 

My system is 5-yrs-old (i7-2700L CPU @3.50GHz, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX580) and feels like new with this new configuration.  The lowest FPS I've seen are in the mid 20's on the denser areas.  I'm also running DX10 preview with all sliders maxed.  I still need to reinstall lots of scenery add-ons, but have seen this performance with Latin VFR's KMIA and Paulo Ricardo's Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

 

Just wanted to share this with anyone thinking about transitioning. 

 

I'm also close to taking the P3D plunge, but I'm enjoying things as they are right now.

 

Cheers!

 

Luis

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Yep, it's more stable and smoother :-)

 

Should you have a powerful graphics card with DX10, and will be interested in getting nice effects, like shadows ( no cloud shadows though ), Steve's DX10 fixer would be a great addition...

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I also own Steve's DX10 Fixer.  Just haven't tried it on Steam yet.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the FSX SE team continues to update the platform

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Are you guys updating to Windows 10 from 8.1 or from 7? As I still run Win7 and I quite like it. Would it be worth the change to Win10?

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I did a clean installation. First with 10240 compilation and now with 10586. Both versions have worked perfectly.

Best.

Miquel Egea.

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Are you guys updating to Windows 10 from 8.1 or from 7? As I still run Win7 and I quite like it. Would it be worth the change to Win10?

I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  I fully removed FSX and all its other paths and did a clean install on FSX SE.  FSX was not working well with Windows 10, but Steam Edition has been flawless so far.

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All good news!  Keep getting those pesky upgrade reminders for Windows 10 but I have been ignoring because I'm afraid to make the switch and screw up my FSX.

 

Going to do it today!

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I was using Windows 8.1/FSX-SE and "Updated" to Windows 10 without a bit of difficulty. No more Joystick failures, no OOM's or CTD's. I have flown multiple 16-18 hour flights with my PMDG 777 and experience VAS usage of between 2.8 gig to 3.2 gig. Frame rates 26-32. Very pleased!!! What's not to like.

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Interesting, but I will remain cautious until more reports come in.  In the past, PMDG has indicated that Win 7 was preferred over either Win 8 or WIn 10, or at least failed to offer any assurances that it will work satisfactorily.  It would be interesting to hear if their own perspective has changed at all, at least in regard to FSX SE.

 

Andrew Jones

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Neither is L-M recommending anything but Win 7 yet for P3D. For that matter, until Intuit recommends Win 10 for Quicken I'm not jeopardizing my bookkeeping. If history has lessons, it is a good idea to wait for at least the first service update.

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If this is any confirmation, I've just completed a SYD-LHR run in the 77L over 21 hours as a stability test. No OOM warnings and smooth from block out to block in, with no abnormalities observed.

Setup is recent Win 10 upgrade from Win 7, FSX-SE on DX9 with PMDG 777 and a few other aircraft addons along with ASN, and no scenery or texture addons yet, running on 3-year old i7-3632QM/2.9GHz with recently upgraded 16GB of RAM and GT640M with 2GB of GDDR3 VRAM. Settings are one left of max for most sliders, except autogen and global texture resolution, which are on maximum, and weather sliders, which are on ASN-recommended settings, and antialiasing which is set to 8xSQ in NI. Framerate is limited via NI to 30, with no 1/2 sync due to intervening integrated graphic on laptop setup where Vsync settings in NI seemed to have no observable effect. FPS is 20-30 during cruise depending on cloud cover, 20-28 at low altitude around terminal areas with complex stock scenery like SFO in fair weather, and about 15 on stand in LHR with two layers of ASN overcast and limited visibility.

FSX-SE seemed to give better FPS overall and work well without any tweak, especially with large amount of autogen. And Win 10 seemed to have no impact overall, except for crash on quit or aircraft switch for certain other non-PMDG addons, at least with my setup. Still, I wonder what performance I would have if I installed REX4 back in, or tried any scenery addons.

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I have installed FSX Delux edition on my laptop with Windows 10 and it works fine. The only thing that does not work is the PMDG Livery manager. As soon as I try to install a livery is shuts down. Any solution to this? I found the answer. Run it as administrator. Sorry for the post.

 

The only problem remained is that every time I load an PMDG aircraft I must enter the registration key.

 

Stelios

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Neither is L-M recommending anything but Win 7 yet for P3D. For that matter, until Intuit recommends Win 10 for Quicken I'm not jeopardizing my bookkeeping. If history has lessons, it is a good idea to wait for at least the first service update.

First service pack was about 4 days ago. No issues

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The only problem remained is that every time I load an PMDG aircraft I must enter the registration key.

 

This is because of the SimConnect error. See your other thread for the answer to that. Until you get the SimConnect versions installed, you should avoid trying to activate the aircraft. If our activation server sees that you're trying to activate a whole bunch of times, it looks suspicious and it will lock the key. Soon enough, you'll be out of activations and will have to wait for one of our techs to manually override things for you.

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Is there anybody who use FSX Deluxe (SP2) on Windows 10 and DX10 mode with Steve's Fixer?
I bought full Windows 10 and now I wonder if should I switch to FSX:SE or install FSX Deluxe SP2 edition :Thinking:
 

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Guys.

 

What controls do you use? I am thinking to install W10 and based on feedback PMDGs are running well but I heard Saitek is still lingering on its drivers update for W10. I read that most of Saitek product are almost unusable with W10. That's still keeps me from switching to W10. 

 

Thx 

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It is also important for me...Gents, any experiences with Saitek on W10?

 

However...I saw W10 drivers for Saitek on Saitek's www pages...

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In the 20+ days since my initial posting, I have yet to see any CTDs or fatal errors.  

 

I'm also using Saitek yoke, pedals, and throttles, which Windows 10 detected automatically.  All I had to do was program button and axis assignments to my liking.  I also ordered Boeing handles com cockpitsimparts  for my throttle quadrant, and I can't wait to get them, especially since I only fly the 737 and 777!

 

I've bought a lot of sceneries since 2006 and began reinstalling the best ones like FSDT, FlyTampa, T2G, Latin VFR, ORBX Global/Vector, and they all work great with almost no impact on frames.

 

I strongly suggest downloading the free secenery config tool, which allows you to quickly turn scenery products on and off, which helps FSX load faster and use less memory.

 

Some asked if FSX is working on Windows 10.  I only tried it a few days and got CTDs most of the time.  FSX SE is a huge improvement and has a better balance between CPU and GPU allocation, and is not crashing, as I mentioned initially.

 

My add-on usage is always, ASN, GSX, Steve's DX10 Fixer, PMDG 737/777, and whatever scenery I have active.  Dense/detailed sceneries never dip below 20 FPS (when I'm in virtual cockpit view) on my older system, and are 30+ in spot views and in the less dense areas. 

 

I'll buy a P3D license later this month to start trying that program out, especially since that team seems to have a more robust development plan. 

 

In the meantime, I don't think FSX SE is going to get old any time soon.  If I only had one wish is for the Dovetail Team to make it a 64-bit platform, so we don't even have to discuss memory usage.

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