Sesquashtoo

The latest Laminar Research news post through email

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Hey everyone, just wanted to post, that if you (and you should have) got the latest Laminar Research News Posting sent to your personal email address, there was a link about half way down the page to a YouTube video of a female voice overlay, that guided you through all aspects and sliders of the Graphics Section within XP11.  This truly is a very informative and a 'must view', for if you follow along with her, (with her great explanations of each slider, its effect on the FPS load in...etc) you will certainly find the really true Prime Settings, for your computer system and XP11. Not somebody else's...YOURS.

After I viewed the video from start to finish, and then applied her methodology, on the GPU driven side of the menu, and the CPU driven side of the menu.  I arrived at a combo of left and right side settings that gives me great visuals...but more importantly, as she suggested you do (her methodology) to set up your hardest hitting FPS aircraft cockpit, and at the default Seattle Intl...to arrive finally at your highest reach to wanting to always have an FPS reading of 30 , give or take a couple each way...then you will have a prime 'burn in, and leave' Graphic Master Setting for XP11.

As she suggested, and does...if you set your hardest 'glass cockpit', or whatever, and taxi and take off out of Seattle, (default), then you will absolutely know that any other 3rd P, or default scenery, will give you 30 FPS (give or take a couple) in most any XP11 endevour.

Does this methodology work?  It sure does.  I would have never thought to follow the left/right side interaction in the way that is suggested, and by doing so, now have a truly (I'd say for the first time) Prime Master Graphic Setting, for my own system. 

Try it out...watch the video, take the time to follow her procedure to the letter, and you can only come out shining for your system running XP11.

I have reduced (as required) my Texture to High from Max...and truly see no degradation of texture quality. Using her system of combination grooming of the settings, I have now been able to keep Effects to Max...for great night lighting, etc.  Before, I had to keep it at High.  Stuff like that.  Try it out...and I know you will be very pleased with your FPS outcome, for your system components.

Here is my final burnt in settings...for I now can get pretty much 28-45 at any 3rP airport, any heavy Gateway, and with my hardest hitting total Glass cockpits.  With the following set up in XP11, I can now set 'n forget.  For my system, these combined settings give me the max FPS performance in all the XP11 world, 3rP and Default, and in any cockpit I choose to run with.

 

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A beautiful xEnviro 1.6 sky on our way to Florida today;

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With those settings and seeing your fps, you could actually get away with checking the "draw shadows on scenery" feature.  It adds a boost in realism, trust me. :biggrin:

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49 minutes ago, Jimm said:

With those settings and seeing your fps, you could actually get away with checking the "draw shadows on scenery" feature.  It adds a boost in realism, trust me. :biggrin:

Ok Jimm, I'll give that a try. I have never messed with that box.  If I can keep my 27-and up FPS through all scenarios, I'll certainly keep it on. Thanks for the tip.  These settings, gives me that always at or near 30 FPS...and still looks great in the total visuals.

 I'm very pleased with the final result, and won't mess with the settings here-on-out.  Of course, this is prime for my system components, and running a near 4K screen resolution to boot.

Again thanks for the tip!

Mitch

 

Post Edit: "Jimm, you were right on, Buddy!   Here is a shot at Florida's KPGD, with the Scenery Shadows Box checked as on, and not one FPS hit...your'e the man! This now stays as on!"

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1 hour ago, ginoc1 said:

Don't see the email...can you post the YT link?

 

Post Edit:  Good news...Silverbird has now posted the vid to this thread. Seek it out, below....!!! :)

 

Enjoy your settings, after your viewing of the methodology of the vid;

Cheers,

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Looked through both Facebook and twitter sites and no video like that is listed or shown. 

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1 hour ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Ok Jimm, I'll give that a try. I have never messed with that box.  If I can keep my 27-and up FPS through all scenarios, I'll certainly keep it on. Thanks for the tip.  These settings, gives me that always at or near 30 FPS...and still looks great in the total visuals.

 I'm very pleased with the final result, and won't mess with the settings here-on-out.  Of course, this is prime for my system components, and running a near 4K screen resolution to boot.

Again thanks for the tip!

Mitch

 

Post Edit: "Jimm, you were right on, Buddy!   Here is a shot at Florida's KPGD, with the Scenery Shadows Box checked as on, and not one FPS hit...your'e the man! This now stays as on!"

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That sure is a sweet shot my friend.  I'm off to Italy. :)

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49 minutes ago, warbirds said:

Looked through both Facebook and twitter sites and no video like that is listed or shown. 

Silverbird has posted the vid to this thread below....

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6 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

I wish now that I didn't read and then delete, which is my usual m/o.  I'd suggest as I did earlier on...to go and sign up for their NEWS/UPDATE's with your email address, and it (the latest with this vid link mid way down the posting) will be surely sent to you. I only received it a couple of days ago.  You know you will see the right YouTube vid, for the link brings it up directly.  The female voice over, and the ensuing content.

Until you can actually view this particular, vid, perhaps try my exact same settings out as you see them, and see if that boosts for the time being, your total rendering quality/FPS max sustainable, until you can truly set it up for your own unique system.  

Cheers,

This video ? 

 

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6 minutes ago, Silverbird said:

This video ? 

 

THIS IS THE ONE!    Thank you for posting...this is it!

Enjoy, everyone!

 

Mitch

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14 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

I wish now that I didn't read and then delete, which is my usual m/o.  I'd suggest as I did earlier on...to go and sign up for their NEWS/UPDATE's with your email address, and it (the latest with this vid link mid way down the posting) will be surely sent to you. I only received it a couple of days ago.  You know you will see the right YouTube vid, for the link brings it up directly.  The female voice over, and the ensuing content.

I signed up only now,but didn't get the post yet, hope it still will come. Otherwise, maybe you have the youtubelink in your history?

Oh, i see the vid is here now, forget my post.

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HI Mitch no problem :) once  you said the girl voice it came straight to my head lol

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1 hour ago, ginoc1 said:

Don't see the email...can you post the YT link?

The exact vid has now been posted to this thread.  Everyone can now utilize the information and methodology within.

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1 minute ago, Silverbird said:

HI Mitch no problem :) once  you said the girl voice it came straight to my head lol

Thank you so much!  Yes, I had deleted the sent email within  the hour I had read the News Update, and then viewed and adjusted my XP11 to match her method. :))))

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4 minutes ago, Wildblue said:

I signed up only now,but didn't get the post yet, hope it still will come. Otherwise, maybe you have the youtubelink in your history?

Wildblue, the exact vid I am referencing is now posted within this thread. Find it and then enjoy. Silverbird posted it, and again, thanks to him for that!

If this exact following and suggestions of this vid author doesn't spice up your XP11...then nothing will...nothing...lol!

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53 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

The exact vid has now been posted to this thread.  Everyone can now utilize the information and methodology within.

No offense but the ocre methodology really isn't that much different from that of FSX and P3D: trial and error.  Since everyone's system is unique to themselves, it really only takes a little time and patience to dial it in to the sweetspot that we individually desire.  While the video reinforces this fact, it's good to know it's out there for people to discover.  Those settings that you showed off in your screenshots, are virtually identical to mine, but our fps, cpu and gpu limits will still vary, and that variance is tied to what we fly, where we fly, and whatever enhance base scenery we use.

Thanks for bringing this subject up though because everyday, we get new members who could use some productive and informative advice. :biggrin:

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On 5/4/2017 at 7:21 PM, Jimm said:

No offense but the ocre methodology really isn't that much different from that of FSX and P3D: trial and error.  Since everyone's system is unique to themselves, it really only takes a little time and patience to dial it in to the sweetspot that we individually desire.  While the video reinforces this fact, it's good to know it's out there for people to discover.  Those settings that you showed off in your screenshots, are virtually identical to mine, but our fps, cpu and gpu limits will still vary, and that variance is tied to what we fly, where we fly, and whatever enhance base scenery we use.

Thanks for bringing this subject up though because everyday, we get new members who could use some productive and informative advice. :biggrin:

Well...of course trial and error is a rigor...but I like the fact that this video highlights the fact that XP11's graphic screen, is left sided GPU/right side CPU.  She shows that you should start with absolutely nothing..and build up. Not too many FSX and P3D's have taken the time to do that, and I haven't seen a video for either, that actually hand-steps you through each setting, and what it does for the GPU/CPU load-in.  I'd say that this was the best set-up video of them all. Since using it, I'm having a fabulous XP11 FPS/visual load-in experience.

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2 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Well...of course trial and error is a rigor...but I like the fact that this video highlights the fact that XP11's graphic screen, is left sided GPU/right side CPU.  She shows that you should start with absolutely nothing..and build up. Not too many FSX and P3D's have taken the time to do that, and I haven't seen a video for either, that actually hand-steps you through each setting, and what it does for the GPU/CPU load-in.  I'd say that this was the best set-up video of them all. Since using it, I'm having a fabulous XP11 FPS/visual load-in experience.

I hate to say it again, but this information isn't exactly new.  Even the whole relationship between the sliders and the processor they work with is something even i touched on in my Tips and Tricks entry, here at AVSIM.  i won't begrudge you of your revelation though.  Some folks get it straight away while others, it takes a little time, but as long as we're all on the same page, then that's a great start. 

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28 minutes ago, Jimm said:

I hate to say it again, but this information isn't exactly new.  Even the whole relationship between the sliders and the processor they work with is something even i touched on in my Tips and Tricks entry, here at AVSIM.  i won't begrudge you of your revelation though.  Some folks get it straight away while others, it takes a little time, but as long as we're all on the same page, then that's a great start. 

"Jeez, Jimm!"

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4 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

"Jeez, Jimm!"

Oh brother, sometimes conversations like this should just never occur.  We can NEVER get the right tone and emotion out of replies without people up in arms.  Sorry man, I WASN'T trying to offend or upset you or anyone else here with the comments.  I really detest using emoticons or whatever their called these days, just because I am never THAT cheerful, but that doesn't mean I'm angry or upset either, so I don't lean towards using the smiley, happy cheerful icons.   I look at a lot of things objectively, especially when it comes to sims, so when I comment, I am pretty much "Vulcan" (excuse the pitiful Star Trek reference)...no real emotion needed, just information, so just take it for what it is.  :biggrin: <--SEE I'M SMILING NOW (as I grit my teeth).

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11 minutes ago, Jimm said:

Oh brother, sometimes conversations like this should just never occur.  We can NEVER get the right tone and emotion out of replies without people up in arms.  Sorry man, I WASN'T trying to offend or upset you or anyone else here with the comments.  I really detest using emoticons or whatever their called these days, just because I am never THAT cheerful, but that doesn't mean I'm angry or upset either, so I don't lean towards using the smiley, happy cheerful icons.   I look at a lot of things objectively, especially when it comes to sims, so when I comment, I am pretty much "Vulcan" (excuse the pitiful Star Trek reference)...no real emotion needed, just information, so just take it for what it is.  :biggrin: <--SEE I'M SMILING NOW (as I grit my teeth).

"Er...ok..." :cool:

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19 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

"Er...ok..." :cool:

Hate to say it, but this was as Jimm said, pointed out as far back as at least  FSX9, I have always done it this way. And it has been posted more than once on various forums. Again it is well that you have discovered it. I don't remember when I started X-Plane, it was before XP9, and I have done Microsoft Flight Simulator on  a TRS 80 back in the 80's, we loaded  it from tape recorders then. LOL

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On 06/05/2017 at 8:06 PM, Jimm said:

I look at a lot of things objectively, especially when it comes to sims, so when I comment, I am pretty much "Vulcan" (excuse the pitiful Star Trek reference)...no real emotion needed, just information, so just take it for what it is.  :biggrin: <--SEE I'M SMILING NOW (as I grit my teeth).

Pitiful!? Hey, steady on Jim! As a lifelong Star Trek aficionado your remark has deeply offended my sensibilities! Watched an episode last night and was feeling nicely Trekked up until I read your post. Now I need to watch another to repair the damage...LOL!

Regards,

Mike👹

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6 minutes ago, Cruachan said:

Pitiful!? Hey, steady on Jim! As a lifelong Star Trek aficionado your remark has deeply offended my sensibilities! Watched an episode last night and was feeling nicely Trekked up until I read your post. Now I need to watch another to repair the damage...LOL!

Regards,

Mike👹

I too am a deeply rooted Star Trek fan, but more so from an engineering standpoint (since my background is engineering).  If you are interested, this link will show provide proof, as well as insight into another hobby I have: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/jm-miranda.php

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50 minutes ago, Jimm said:

Oh, this is sooo cool! :D

Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the logo you created for the USS Tempest. Any objections if I use this logo on my personal X-Plane livery? (On a Baron 58; just for my personal use, but maybe some screenshots could appear somewhere).

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