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severniae

New to P3D, advice would be appreciated..

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Hi all,

 

I've just bought P3D to try it out and wanted to ask a few questions.

 

I've been using FSX:SE of late and it's been great. Love the fact that SE doesn't really need any CFG tweaks.

 

I heard somewhere that P3D does still need tweaks (affinity mask for instance) - Is this correct for version 3.1? I'd prefer not to need to add anything into the CFG files if I can help it, but would appreciate some help either way.

 

Many thanks,

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I have not done any tweaks to the cfg file. Runs pretty good.

 

Same here.

 

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I installed my P3D 3.1 two days ago, along with FTX Global, Vector, Open LC, etc.

It runs very nicely and extremly fluid. I am having a blast with this sim, without touching the cfg file! ;-)

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After testing - I've removed my "tweaked" cfg file and generated a new one. Also removed Project Lasso. Everything now running more smoothly!

 

No tweaks needed. Just keep those sliders at sensible levels ;)

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Same here. No tweaks. Removed the AM and Process Lasso too: got annoyed by the nag again and I don't notice any difference anyway. No tweaks = pure joy. Indeed mind those sliders: after 'years' of struggling (every now and then) I decided to get rid of my beloved extremely dense autogen (very dense now) and the water reflections (which were buggy anyway) and water detail (which I only used for a short while: looks ugly so good riddance). Life has been very good ever since.

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Rethinking of the original question, I think you will always find simmers playing with tweaks because it's also a part of the simming communittee and because maybe some configuration needs it to match expectations. No offense.

 

Maybe Prepar3D brings back simmers that just want ,to get in the virtual air without spending time in .CFG. But you still have to experimente your own configuration with P3D sliders. These are numerous in P3D and very powerfull.

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If you do tweak, it probably won't be beyond dabbling with affinity masks. I had to do some texture loading tweaks for 3.0, but this was fixed up in 3.1. No more laundry list of things to try and break. FSX:SE and P3D are good in that regard.

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Same here. No tweaks. Removed the AM and Process Lasso too: got annoyed by the nag again and I don't notice any difference anyway. No tweaks = pure joy. Indeed mind those sliders: after 'years' of struggling (every now and then) I decided to get rid of my beloved extremely dense autogen (very dense now) and the water reflections (which were buggy anyway) and water detail (which I only used for a short while: looks ugly so good riddance). Life has been very good ever since.

 

 

Maybe Prepar3D brings back simmers that just want ,to get in the virtual air without spending time in .CFG

 

As long as one has HT=Off, there is only one benefit to running P3d with anything but a default AM. That benefit would be to isolate other 3rd party add-ons so that they don't share cores with P3d. And that is really only a viable option if one has a CPU with more than 4 physical processors. The best approach with P3d is no tweaking. There's enough latitude within the P3d UI to get smooth performance on anything except an ancient hardware setup.

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No tweaks for me in 3.1 , and it runs very well. 

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I am only using the affinity mask tweak and very happy with 3.1 on my new system. On my prior build with 2.5/3.0 I did have the "laundry list" and I slowly moved away from it. I am very happy with my performance now. 

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Just to report back.

I've had P3D a few days now, zero tweaks and getting far better frames/stability than I've ever had in FSX! Plus it looks so good!

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