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Why does clouds crush your system! Its the only thing i'm struggling on.


Vernon Howells

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I use just 3 layers, looks good and doesn't impact FPS. 


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I use just 3 layers, looks good and doesn't impact FPS. 

 

Are you referring to cloud layers in ASN ?


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Almost no impact to frames with Opus and Soft Clouds.

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Whats the difference with soft clouds and REX4D? I'm using the latter


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Are you referring to cloud layers in ASN ?

 

Yes


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Soft clouds are far better,there just what they say on the tin.

 

When people say clouds hit fps that's normally because there using Inspector for AA a big NO unless you have a 980+

 

I have ASN at 5 levels better overcast etc and with 780 6gb have no problems with fps.


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I don't use NVCP or inspector. Only set prefer maximum performance.


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Whats the difference with soft clouds and REX4D? I'm using the latter

 

REX4 is capable of installing 4096px cloud textures which will impact FPS a lot in heavy cloud cover. As near as I know Soft Clouds are limited to 512px so if you have "Low level clouds" set to 4096 (Ultra High resolution) in REX4's main configuration page you'll likely see a big performance difference when you install a soft clouds set. If you have 512 (low resolution) selected you won't see any difference at all performance-wise. I personally think high res cloud textures are overkill, I resize mine to 256px manually, they look fine. The default P3D3 low level cloud texture is 256px incidentally.

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Bit pointless having softclouds if you have REX4D as you can set 512 res clouds


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Staring at a computer monitor for hours at a time pretending to be flying an airplane is a bit pointless too but we still do it, lol.

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