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Gregg_Seipp

How to reduce high-altitude VAS usage

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I was lumbering along the Northeast US at FL350 and started getting VAS warnings.  o.O 

 

VAS?  Up hear?  I rarely get VAS warnings.  Even the 777 at KSFO is fine.  On the other hand, I rarely pay attention to things that can cause VAS problems up high.  I cut back my clouds and eventually VAS dropped back to 3500MB.  So, what can cause it and what are your settings to reduce its use.  Here's what I have up there...

 

Active Sky Next

Orbx Global

Orbx Vector

Did I mention the 777?  Oh, I did.

 

My graphics settings down low are pretty high but...jeez...that stuff is way down there.  Maybe it was being loaded even from that high up?

 

EDIT:  I suspect I know what did it.  I was flying over NYC and I have  Drzewiecki Design scenery.  I'm guessing it loads even though you're six miles up.  I'll try it again with it disabled.

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Try to also disable Vector, as VAS hog and you can't see road from that high anyway.  

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If I were you, I would only enable the sceneries you need for a specific flight, perventing that not required sceneries will load as you fly over them.
Personally I have a base set loaded (FTX, Vector, Mesh etc) and only the 2 add-on airports that I fly from/to.

Initially it is a bit of work, restructuring your scenery.cfg but in the end you will benefit from it.

 

Alternatively you also can use a tool like SimStarter NG where you can define multiple scenery configs and load these automatically when P3D starts.

I started to use SimStarter recently and I must say it is a great tool. It has some issues but they get ironed out.

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Alternatively you also can use a tool like SimStarter NG where you can define multiple scenery configs and load these automatically when P3D starts.

I started to use SimStarter recently and I must say it is a great tool. It has some issues but they get ironed out.

 

I use SimStarter NG.  Yes...great tool.  Yeah, disable at least the heavy hitters.  I've been pondering the simplest way to do that.  What I may do is make some areas their own scenery config area...a dog house where they only get loaded if I specifically ask for them.  Pretty sure that's what it was...NYC.

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