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Thanks OP :)

The new clouds look much better, and will compliment my xE environment very well, when I'm not using it. Sometimes default works well enough, with no interjection from any add-ons. Such as, when the weather does not match what I want to be able to fly; fog, very high winds, very low cloud and the list could go on.

 

PB14.......... onwards and upwards :dry:

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So the clouds are better, but still a million miles away from xEnviro. I'll use them sometimes for sure, but (much) more work needs to be done.

Banding still there :(

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15 minutes ago, jh71 said:

Did they improve on the water reflections too, or is my mind playing a trick ? 

It looks less jumpy to me.

What do you want to bet that they are starting to optimize the textures, like they have needed to for the past 13 betas? lol


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Just now, Novation said:

So the clouds are better, but still a million miles away from xEnviro. I'll use them sometimes for sure, but (much) more work needs to be done.

Banding still there :(

If banding is an issue for you, just use the "kill dome" dataref. :biggrin:


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Looks good but has turned my X-plane 11 into a slide show!

Unusable. Hope these guys are going to fix it ASAP!

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Clouds were and still are (even though they look nice) a video resource hog.  SkyMaxxPro keeps the framerates up.  Also, the weather depicted with the default is not real (at least in my locality, and SkyMaxxPro is.

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Hope they can do better optimizing the FPS, looks like long way to go there, at least for me.

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12 minutes ago, Old_As_Dirt said:

Clouds were and still are (even though they look nice) a video resource hog.  SkyMaxxPro keeps the framerates up.  Also, the weather depicted with the default is not real (at least in my locality, and SkyMaxxPro is.

Yep, I temporarily removed the SkyMaxx Pro v4 folder, and these new default clouds in pb14 are hitting the frame rate a bit harder than SkyMaxx.

Nothing drastic, maybe a 10% reduction, but it's noticeable. Historically at least, SkyMaxx has always been a little lighter on frame rates than whatever default X-Plane is doing with clouds, and it looks like this continues the trend... unless there is further optimization planned before XP11 goes final.

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Clouds are greatly improved. In broken clouds, coupled approach my FPS were up. Bounciness of stiff gear has been reduced. Maybe we're heading to the release candidate.

I am also using the 378.78 NVIDIA driver (latest).


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2 hours ago, Novation said:

Thanks OP :)

The new clouds look much better, and will compliment my xE environment very well, when I'm not using it. Sometimes default works well enough, with no interjection from any add-ons. Such as, when the weather does not match what I want to be able to fly; fog, very high winds, very low cloud and the list could go on.

 

PB14.......... onwards and upwards :dry:

How do you switch between xEnviro and default clouds?

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I reduced cloud textures resolution and converted them to .dds. They could improve performance in some cases. Remember to delete the original .png cloud textures if you use these:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5fyJwRhjar5NVhmcXpfRUVpN28

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21 minutes ago, Murmur said:

I reduced cloud textures resolution and converted them to .dds. They could improve performance in some cases. Remember to delete the original .png cloud textures if you use these:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5fyJwRhjar5NVhmcXpfRUVpN28

Thank you Murmur


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When X-Plane 11 was originally released I encountered horrible stuttering until I turned off the Threaded Optimization option on my video card, now after this new update the stuttering is back and I am not sure what needs to be changed? I tinkered around with my video card settings but to no avail I can't good the performance I was getting before this last update. In between the stuttering it runs fine. Ideas? Ran fine yesterday.

 

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had the stuttering in pb12 as well but didnt in pb9... i too have tinkered with settings to no avail. higher FPS but the stutters are pretty bad for me right now.

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