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When it comes to optimal functionality and fps, does it matter if I install FSX sp2 or FSX Acceleration?

 

brandon garcia

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I left an important part out. When it comes to optimal functionality and fps for the B777, B737ngx, and J4100 on a brand new Windows 10 64-bit machine does it matter if I install FSX sp2 or FSX Acceleration?

 

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SP2 is required for PMDG and various other add-ons. I don't own acceleration so I can't say on that behalf. Since you mentioned for functionality and FPS, I would strongly recommend the FSX Steam Edition as it has both SP2 and acceleration.

 

I have seen double frames in the SE and it is more smooth than the boxed edition of FSX. All with the same exact settings.


Nafsir Mahin Khandaker

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FSX + SP2 = FSX Acceleration (almost).

 

The only diffrence is that FSX Acceleration was released after the original FSX was patched with SP1 and SP2. Acceleration includes both SP1 and SP2. With Acceleration you also have an extra plane and some adventures if I recall correct.

 

So there should be no diffrence in preformance if you install FSX + SP1 + SP2 or Acceleration.

 

Apart from Nafsir recommending FSX Steam Edition I can also recommend P3D v3. I've "upgraded" my sim from FSX Acceleration to P3D v3 and I have seen double frame rates and more smoothness than in FSX. Also P3D v3 uses Direct X 11 and HDR with stunning views. And the way it uses memory: it's definately more memory friendly as FSX.

 

Greetings,

 

Peter Aertssen

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In most respects SP2 and Acceleration are the same thing. Acceleration has improved engine modelling but AFAIK that only affects turbocharged piston engines and reheat simulation. It made a difference to the A2A Stratocruiser but I very much doubt it affects the PMDG 777.


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Thank you for your replies guys.

 

It looks like a new machine running Windows 10 64 bit is okay for FSX or else one of you would have commented differently, correct?

 

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