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cliffardus

Would it be sensible to use STEAM?

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I currently use FSX (in the Bootcamp partition of my iMac), Orbx Scenery, PfPx Flight Planner and PMDG aircraft

 

As my knowledge of using FSX in STEAM is negligible I’d appreciate comments on:

 

1.         Would I get improved performance in STEAM?

 

2.         Would I be able to use my current software?  Or would I have to start from scratch and buy them again from STEAM?

 

Cliff

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I think you get slightly better performance but you definitely get better VAS management and almost elimination of OOM's.  Very worthwhile in my opinion and with Steve's DX10 Fixer it looks amazing.

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with Steve's DX10 Fixer it looks amazing.

I don't believe PMDG supports DX10. If it causes issues with the T7, cliffardus could be on his own.

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Correct - DX10 is not supported. If anything looks weird, turn DX10 off and check. There are still some limitations even with the "fixer," but I don't have comprehensive list.

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My thanks to you all.....I'll stick with what I've got.......

 

Cliff

Talking about DX10 only confuses things. You don't need DX10 to run FSX Steam. I don't use it. As was said, the steam version gives you a performance improvement and prevents OOM crashes. You can use all the addons you already have with it. No need to buy anything except FSX-SE itself.

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I have never noticed any issues with DX10 Fixer and PMDG aircraft.  That does not mean that they don't exist I am just saying that I have not noticed anything that would warrant not using it.

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I have never noticed any issues with DX10 Fixer and PMDG aircraft.  That does not mean that they don't exist I am just saying that I have not noticed anything that would warrant not using it.

 

Same here. I've used the DX10 Fixer since its initial release and I've never had any problems with PMDG's offerings.

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