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Hello,

 

I recently formatted my PC and started again downloading the latest copy of P3D v3 from the website.

 

Since installing i have had very poor FPS, around 5 at EGEO.  I have traced this to the boat traffic.  At 0% i get a solid 30, if i put in even 10% the frame rate tanks.  Road traffic has only a negligible effect, perhaps 1 or 2 FPS at most.

 

This config was running fine on the previous version of P3Dv3 as i copied the config file from my old installation before i reinstalled my PC.

 

Any ideas of what might of changed or how to fix this?

 

Thanks


Ian R Tyldesley

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I would try the new '86 AI Ships and AI ship Traffic' by Henrik Nielsen.  Part of his Global AI  Boat Traffic.  Incredible add-on and his latest fixed some stuttering/FPS loss/wake fx issues that his previous version had in P3D (at least on mine).  New version runs great.  Maybe worth a look.

 

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Thank you for the advice,

 

I was actually wondering what has changed since the previous release and do Lockheed know there is a problem...or is it something on my machine?


Ian R Tyldesley

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I downloaded the boat traffic above.  It made no difference, even at 10% it drops the frame rate to 5fps...any ideas?


Ian R Tyldesley

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That "86 AI ships and AI ship traffic" package is an addon for the "Global AI ship traffic" package. Do you have the rest installed, Ian? Anyway, I have the entire package installed, and it does not affect my framerates in any significant way. There must be something else happening on your PC.


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Same here I have his entire Global Ship Traffic packages installed for and has almost 0 impact even in busy ports. 

 

The Traffic Optimizer tool can regulate the ship traffic as well.  Might be something to look into. 


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I installed it after having the same issue with P3D boat traffic, the Global Ship Traffic made no difference, but it was already like this before i installed the Global Ship Traffic.


Ian R Tyldesley

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The Traffic Optimizer tool can regulate the ship traffic as well. Might be something to look into.

I could be wrong, but isn't there a post by the developer that says that boat setting in the TO doesn't work properly? I have to go back and look at the TO thread again.

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Global Ship Traffic works great, but it adds to the default boat traffic, so I'd try to disable the default first. Go to "\Prepar3D v3\Scenery\World\scenery\" and move "trafficBoats.bgl" to a backup folder (or rename it to something else, I usually put "OFF" after the extension), then see what happens.

 

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I thank everybody for there help so far, but to be very clear, this has nothing to do with Global AI Ship traffic.  I was getting the issue with the default P3D ship traffic, i tried the addon to see if that would fix it...it didn't, the problem remained the same. 


Ian R Tyldesley

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I could be wrong, but isn't there a post by the developer that says that boat setting in the TO doesn't work properly? I have to go back and look at the TO thread again.

Probably right. I don't use that function in the TO since the Global Ship Traffic developer says running 10 in P3D provides all the traffic and no FPS hit.

 

WotanUK - Sounds like you may need a clean install. Sadly.


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If not tried yet you say you copied a config file? Maybe you should try with a clean?

 

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Tried it with a clean config file as well...made  no difference

As for reinstalling...no thank you, i have just done that, it's not a quick job.  I can live without ship traffic rather than another reinstall.  Already had Pilots Software interrogate me about the 2 installs previously...  Moved over to FreeMesh, don't fancy losing anything else. 


Ian R Tyldesley

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I thank everybody for there help so far, but to be very clear, this has nothing to do with Global AI Ship traffic.  I was getting the issue with the default P3D ship traffic, i tried the addon to see if that would fix it...it didn't, the problem remained the same. 

How many other AI Traffic files do you have installed (not just boats)?

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Just the default ones.  I had this problem with the base P3D install. 


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