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I note that in P3Dv4 disabling Scenery in the areas that you are not currently flying helps performance .This can be done within the sim easily-unticking Scenery boxes

Is this true for X Plane and if so how do you do it

Do you have to X Organiser ?

Newbie to Xplane Oldie to P3Dv4

Enjoy them both

xxd09

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As I understand it, there is no equivalent in X-Plane, other than not installing any scenery at all, so you're just flying over open water.

The sim will dynamically load scenery for the area you are currently flying, including enough surrounding areas so you see prominent objects like mountains in the distance. It ignores surrounding scenery that you wouldn't be able to see, due to earth curvature.

Then you "filter" how much is shown in the visible scenery by adjusting the sliders and options in the Settings menu. Try reducing world objects, and it can also be a big help to reduce or eliminate shadows. 

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This is not exactly true. You can re arrange and disable scenery with editing the scenery_packs.ini file.

To disable scenery, add _DISABLED, example:

for this airport:

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LFBH tdg/
to disable it: 
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/LFBH tdg/

You can also rearrange the scenery in this file. There are several guides how to do this.

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As posted above, example of my own ini.

SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/------------------- Custom Airports US -------------------/
SCENERY_PACK D:\X-Plane Custom Scenery\US Airports\KSEA Boeing Country 10.5/
SCENERY_PACK D:\X-Plane Custom Scenery\US Airports\USA_FL_KMCO_Orlando International v1.0/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KBOS - Boston Logan International/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_A_GB_South_TrueEarth_Custom/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_C_GB_South_TrueEarth_Orthos/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_KLAX_HD_Mesh/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/----------------------- Europe X ---------------------/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-1-extras/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-2-scenery/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-3-network/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/----------------------- Librarys ----------------------/
SCENERY_PACK C:\X-Plane 11\Custom Scenery\MisterX_Library/

 

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1 hour ago, soaring_penguin said:

This is not exactly true. You can re arrange and disable scenery with editing the scenery_packs.ini file.

To disable scenery, add _DISABLED, example:

for this airport:

SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LFBH tdg/
to disable it: 
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/LFBH tdg/

You can also rearrange the scenery in this file. There are several guides how to do this.

Right, that's possible. The OP was asking if disabling scenery in areas you weren't currently flying over, would improve frame rates. To my knowledge, just disabling individual custom scenery packages in other areas won't do anything to improve frame rates. They're not being loaded at all, if you're not in the area.

Edit to add: This is why you can't scroll the internal map in the sim very far outside the plane's immediate area. 

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I think disabling scenery as suggested above will just shorten how long XP takes to start and load to the main menu, not improve performance in sim in terms of FPS. 

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To sum it up:

Loading times can benefit from removing or disabling scenerys (just lightly, though), framerate won´t, for most practical purposes.

You could construct some borderline situation, where a big big airport on an adjacent tile of scenery is loaded (while flying towards it) that is then ultimately never shown on screen (because you do a 180 and turn away from it again). This could cause a framerate reduction (stutter) during the loading process, depending on your system (multicore etc.).

You can certainly fool yourself and disable a bunch of scenery - load up the sim and compare framerates and then gloat that you are seeing an improvement. Well, most likely you have nuked something that isn´t showing anymore. In the end the hunt for framerate is diminishing returns. You can only optimize so far.

If you really want to do something for your framerate, look at something like this: Intel-Core-i9-9900K 🤑😂

Cheers, Jan

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On 11/23/2018 at 12:08 PM, Glenn_C said:

As posted above, example of my own ini.


SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/------------------- Custom Airports US -------------------/
SCENERY_PACK D:\X-Plane Custom Scenery\US Airports\KSEA Boeing Country 10.5/
SCENERY_PACK D:\X-Plane Custom Scenery\US Airports\USA_FL_KMCO_Orlando International v1.0/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KBOS - Boston Logan International/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_A_GB_South_TrueEarth_Custom/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_B_GB_South_TrueEarth_Overlay/
SCENERY_PACK F:\Orbx_C_GB_South_TrueEarth_Orthos/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/z_KLAX_HD_Mesh/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/----------------------- Europe X ---------------------/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-1-extras/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-2-scenery/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/simHeaven_X-Europe-3-network/
SCENERY_PACK_DISABLED Custom Scenery/----------------------- Librarys ----------------------/
SCENERY_PACK C:\X-Plane 11\Custom Scenery\MisterX_Library/

 

Good information to know!

John

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Does unticking relevant boxes in XPlane Organiser do the trick?

If it would -it could be a lot easier than attaching.off to various files one wants to disable

xxd09

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