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Brakes should work now...

 

Too bad they didn't fix the 60 degree scenery 'bug'...I really enjoy flying Alaska.

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Brakes should work now...

 

Too bad they didn't fix the 60 degree scenery 'bug'...I really enjoy flying Alaska.

 

Ah you missed that its on the list - below this means it being fixed 

 

Scenery only goes to 60 degrees north/south latitudes

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Too bad they didn't fix the crippled AMD performance.  Seriously until this is addressed, if you have an AMD card don't bother!  Yes, reported and in contact with devs.  Look forward to a fix!

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Too bad they didn't fix the crippled AMD performance.  Seriously until this is addressed, if you have an AMD card don't bother!  Yes, reported and in contact with devs.  Look forward to a fix!

 

Nvidia all the way

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XPD-7064 Added ability to bind hat switches to any command, not just our suggested ones

 

That's a small, but really good fix. :smile:

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Update to LOWI Demo area?

 

Does this mean we actually can try it, at present it is just a runway surrounded by sea! do they mean update or addition area to try?

 

Hope they have tweaked performance a bit....I cannot commit to XPlane until I see some improvement here...but nothing mentioned on the new list..

 

Happy Flying all

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The sky fix will be a very tough one. It's always been buggy (gradient banding) in X-Plane, I suspect a complete rewrite is required. Don't think it's gonna happen soon.

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XPD-6851 Fix sky color through alpha texture in HDR mode

 

I think/hope this means the trees will be fixed and not look really strange :-)

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Brakes should work now...

 

Too bad they didn't fix the 60 degree scenery 'bug'...I really enjoy flying Alaska.

 

I see it's still on the bug list, but did they fix it?

 

I hope I did!

 

It is not fixed. Ben said that they need to recut the scenery for that and they will do this at the end of beta.

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All of these things fixed, or so they say, but I see nothing about the terrible framerates.

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All of these things fixed, or so they say, but I see nothing about the terrible framerates.

 

because they specifically said they will go in performance related issues once everything else is sorted out.

 

you dont paint your house when you are still building it.

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A few good ones on the list. Still missing the completion of the night sky, i.e. stars and moon with HDR. Maybe that will be left for RC, and hopefully not forgotten along the way. 

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Speaking of nVidia and GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 480 has altogether closed the gap between its own, and in many cases, exceeded the performance of its nearest competitor, the nVidia GTX 1060, just through nothing but driver updates:

 

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All of these things fixed, or so they say, but I see nothing about the terrible framerates.

 

Framerates in XP11 are exceptionally good. You probably need to lower your settings. All on max (except shadows, they're a dog) is completely possible on potent hardware (that was not the case with XP10 on launch).

Speaking of nVidia and GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 480 has altogether closed the gap between its own, and in many cases, exceeded the performance of its nearest competitor, the nVidia GTX 1060, just through nothing but driver updates:

 

 

Well, the 1060 is a low end card. I wouldn't touch ATI for X-Plane. 

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Speaking of nVidia and GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 480 has altogether closed the gap between its own, and in many cases, exceeded the performance of its nearest competitor, the nVidia GTX 1060, just through nothing but driver updates:

the issue has never been due to the cards being crap but more to the fact that ati constantly neglects the opengl drivers

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Speaking of nVidia and GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 480 has altogether closed the gap between its own, and in many cases, exceeded the performance of its nearest competitor, the nVidia GTX 1060, just through nothing but driver updates:

 

 

Yep, AMD has some great cards, particularly for the price.  And they work great in every single program, game, simulator I've tried except X-Plane (10 & 11).  Even P3D runs like a champ.  OpenGL performance is just fine as well, take the new Doom released this year.  It runs great on AMD hardware.

 

X-Plane just has broken support for whatever reason when running on an AMD card.  Its quite annoying, and will most likely have me going back to a stable sim platform, P3D.

 

And yes, I've reported this and have gone round and round with support, to no avail so far.  Haven't given up, but I doubt it's a priority for them.

 

Is silly they'll only support one brand of GPU yet won't mention that in system requirements.

the issue has never been due to the cards being crap but more to the fact that ati constantly neglects the opengl drivers

 

Maybe in the past, and it's an easy comment to make, but I just don't see it anymore after running an AMD card these past six months.  Other OpenGL stuff runs fine other than X-Plane 10/11.  The drivers support OpenGL 4.5

 

The problem is we aren't talking a 5-15% loss in performance to a comparable Nvidia card.... it's 200-300% or more.

 

But any who, I'll go back in my cave. :Party:  

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