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I can't wait for this update, you really should try this plane Jose... it really is something else

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I'm on the fence.... Would have to re-install fsx, or p3d :-/  but everyone I talk to says the best about it....

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I've installed FSX Steam just for this a/c. You need to tweak quite a bit to get decent frames,but it's usable and quite smooth even at low frames such as 9 or 10. I can get ~23 in the air,but this is with cockpit shadows enabled - you will get about 10 fps more if you disable cockpit shadows.

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I think frames will not bother me much because I used to use fsx, and p3d with aerowinx psx, just for the visuals, and the PMDG 777, and set no shadows or light reflections, no autogen, no traffic whatsoever...

 

With this and AS16 + ASCA I was able to get a stable 30 fps, lowering to not less than 24, in the PMDG 777 with some weather around.

 

I would juyst have to decide if going fsx dx9, fsx dx10 with the fixer ( why if I use no shadows at all or light reflections ? ), or p3dv3 just to be able to profit from a better use of my GTX 960 4GB graphics card...

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Jose, I don't think it's going to be too long for the p3d version, may not be worth reinstalling FSX at this point?

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It took me a full day off to install Windows 10, install FSX Steam. Install just the basic Orbx addons I have. FTX Vector. FTX Global. FTX OpenLC America. FreeMeshX. And some FSDT and Flightbeam airports. Also ASN and Rex4. Now I can enjoy the FSLabs and wonder whether I should buy the P3D version when it releases, or stick to Steam and use that money to buy AS2016 and ASCA instead. I am happy and in FSX there are more airports to fly to. I am running DX9 not DX10 and with lower autogen sliders I do not get an out of memory. Very happy with this purchase, I spent 2 weeks with the Aerosoft Airbus and I liked it mostly because it has more models, but taught myself the normal procedures and am having a blast!!

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yes Mike, specially because I simply erased it from my Steam account - only sim there presently is Aerofly FS2...

 

P3D even if I do not use the shadows fancy graphics features would still take better advantage of my GTS 960, leaving the necessary CPU for the FSLabs A32x stuff...

 

I will see, when it get's released. After all also have only one aircraft add-on for p3d, and that is the PMDG 777 200 ER.


It took me a full day off to install Windows 10, install FSX Steam. Install just the basic Orbx addons I have. FTX Vector. FTX Global. FTX OpenLC America. FreeMeshX. And some FSDT and Flightbeam airports. Also ASN and Rex4. Now I can enjoy the FSLabs and wonder whether I should buy the P3D version when it releases, or stick to Steam and use that money to buy AS2016 and ASCA instead. I am happy and in FSX there are more airports to fly to. I am running DX9 not DX10 and with lower autogen sliders I do not get an out of memory. Very happy with this purchase, I spent 2 weeks with the Aerosoft Airbus and I liked it mostly because it has more models, but taught myself the normal procedures and am having a blast!!

 

Of course I'm biased since, for obvious resons, I'm an FS16 + ASCA.

 

IMO you can't really go wrong with that "Magical" combination. The performance is simply astounding, and the weather effects, for those coming from ASN,. even more refined. Surely a great combination with FSLabs A32x...

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Jose, I think AS16+ASCA are the most underrated and misunderstood add ons this year, some simmers don't get how much of a improvement the effects of weather on the aircraft is in AS16. I think some of the reason for this is a lot of simmers never have flown real aircraft and or only care about the visuals when it comes to weather.

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yes Mike, specially because I simply erased it from my Steam account - only sim there presently is Aerofly FS2...

 

P3D even if I do not use the shadows fancy graphics features would still take better advantage of my GTS 960, leaving the necessary CPU for the FSLabs A32x stuff...

 

I will see, when it get's released. After all also have only one aircraft add-on for p3d, and that is the PMDG 777 200 ER.

 

Of course I'm biased since, for obvious resons, I'm an FS16 + ASCA fan.

 

IMO you can't really go wrong with that "Magical" combination. The performance is simply astounding, and the weather effects, for those coming from ASN,. even more refined. Surely a great combination with FSLabs A32x...

Have you used Rex4 Texture Direct? If so does it compare to the sky and soft cloud textures? I liked the Rex4 being able to change my sky textures to the region I am flying and the weather. Like humid, or oceanic, winter, mountains, pacific etc.

Could you do me a favor and post a screen shot of the sky textures in the day when sitting at a hot Dubai, and a cold Canada, or Norway? I would like to compare. I may buy ASCA since it is on sale, and hold off on AS2016 until I decide if I want to go P3D or FSX. And the discount from being an ASN owner is better than the sale price of AS2016 so I can wait to buy that later.

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I did use "Soft Cloud", but honestly with ASCA I have even better effects, at least IMO....

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Within the limitations imposed by the base platform ( fsx o P3D ) I think it pretty much does...  But we're diverting from the objective of this thread :-)

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I would juyst have to decide if going fsx dx9, fsx dx10 with the fixer ( why if I use no shadows at all or light reflections ? ), or p3dv3 just to be able to profit from a better use of my GTX 960 4GB graphics card...

 

I installed FSX Steam with FTX Global and Vector just for the FSLabs A320-X. No fixer, no nothing. I have no problems with fps or VAS. Works perfectly fine in DX9. Even with add-on airports. Did multiple flights between two add-on airports without problems. It is quite annoying going back from P3D to FSX. But for this plane it is definitely worth it. The immersion is even better than with the PMDG planes. And as soon as the P3D version is out, I will wipe FSX from my HDD again...

 

PS: And I'm running FSX in 5910 x 1080 in full screen mode. No issues here.

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Wow! Carlo, you just installed FSX while you wait for the p3d version ?  Well, at least they say users will be able to buy the p3d version by the differential cost, which is very fair.

 

I was just talking to a great friend who simply refuses to get back into the mess of fsx, and will rather wait for the p3d version to be released, although it's certainly going to be more expensive :-/

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I installed FSX Steam with FTX Global and Vector just for the FSLabs A320-X. No fixer, no nothing. I have no problems with fps or VAS. Works perfectly fine in DX9. Even with add-on airports. Did multiple flights between two add-on airports without problems. It is quite annoying going back from P3D to FSX. But for this plane it is definitely worth it. The immersion is even better than with the PMDG planes. And as soon as the P3D version is out, I will wipe FSX from my HDD again...

 

PS: And I'm running FSX in 5910 x 1080 in full screen mode. No issues here.

 

I am in the same boat, I bought FSX SE when it was on sale last year just for the FSL bus... I ended up buying the fixer as well but when the P3D version comes out I will switch back to that

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Wow! Carlo, you just installed FSX while you wait for the p3d version ?  Well, at least they say users will be able to buy the p3d version by the differential cost, which is very fair.

 

I was just talking to a great friend who simply refuses to get back into the mess of fsx, and will rather wait for the p3d version to be released, although it's certainly going to be more expensive :-/

 

Jose, to be honest, it took me about an hour to get everything up and running and now I can at least get accustomed to the FSL Airbus. It's really worth it since FSLabs has decided to offer the P3D upgrade at the price differential between the versions. Try it! You will really like it. FSX Steam is much more stable than the "old" FSX. Of course, it looks horrible compared to P3D but you won't notice as you will only look at the plane... ;-)

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Thx for the suggestions guys :-)  Will have to decide ...

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The big thing for me is the sky. Does it look like it should depending on the weather and location?

I was off to a rough start liking ASCA paired with AS16 until after the first few hotfixes. Now I love ASCA with full dynamics checked.

 

However and this is the only sticking point for me. I leave the ASCA sky colors unchecked and still use the HDEv2 sky set which imho still looks more realistic than anything else, especially if you're not using any shader mods like sweetfx, etc.

 

I also have both clouds set to 512 DXT5 and all other options enabled as I prefer the soft cloud look and also enjoy the VAS and FPS savings associated with 512 clouds, especially in overcast or stormy conditions.

 

I still think ASCA sky colors need to further be improved as there are colors I have never seen anywhere in the world and under any circumstance, but aside from that, all else looks good and performs well.

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Does the thrust work with mouse wheel too or does it always require a hardware throttle like the AS A320 does?

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I also bought the A320-X (to show support) but it sits and wait for the P3D version. I hoped i could just install the documentation as a teaser but i cant.

 

:smile: 

 

Michael Moe 

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I also bought the A320-X (to show support) but it sits and wait for the P3D version. I hoped i could just install the documentation as a teaser but i cant.

 

:smile:

 

Michael Moe 

 

But why? Don't you own a copy of FSX or FSX Steam? At least the Steam version is installed in 5 minutes. And then another 5 minutes to install the bus. Then you have the documentation.

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So how does this thing compare graphics wise to the Aerosoft bus? To me it looks more cartoonish but it's hard to tell from a youtube video. Thoughts?

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But why? Don't you own a copy of FSX or FSX Steam? At least the Steam version is installed in 5 minutes. And then another 5 minutes to install the bus. Then you have the documentation.

Yep i got FSX all though not the FSX Steam edition. I would rather not install it but i might do it if the P3D version is hold back for a while.

 

Maybe if the Steam Edition is in sale  :wink:

 

Michael Moe

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o how does this thing compare graphics wise to the Aerosoft bus? To me it looks more cartoonish but it's hard to tell from a youtube video. Thoughts?

 

Depends  on if  you  install  1024 or  2048  or  4096  version.  To me imo  its  slightly better  than   the  aerosoft  version  but  each  will have  different  set  of  eyes:).  Any way I  deleted  the  aerosoft  version

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