SledDriver

Any reason NOT to upgrade to P3D 4.5 now?

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Now it's been out a short while, what is the overall prognosis? I saw comments about 4.5 delivering lower FPS.

Also I need to ensure it's running well with PTA, RexSkyForce3D, EnvDir, RTSS.

Now with Rex Environment Force about to launch, there are reasons to want to upgrade.

So, anyone care to tell me why I should stick with 4.4 for the time being?

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The FPS lowering was bad enough on mine that i went back to 4.5 until the patch comes out to fix it. :'(

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I wonder if the FPS lowering is because of new abilities which can be deconfigured in settings, or whether it's actually slightly broken?

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Stick with 4.4 until the upcoming hotfix is out, or you'll end up upgrading again.

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no problem here frame rate is as it was in 4.4 Love it

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Just now, kurtb said:

no problem here frame rate is as it was in 4.4 Love it

Cool. I suppose it comes down to when the patch is likely to be released. If it's months away I may take the plunge soon. But Environment Force is looking tempting and needs 4.5 🙂

 

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9 minutes ago, kurtb said:

no problem here frame rate is as it was in 4.4 Love it

Same here.

Did the v4.5 client and content only updates.

No decrease in FPS, if anything a slight uptick in frames, and the main program and scenery load times have been shortened somewhat as well.

The frames drop seems to be very hit or miss, so it's very hard to predict who might experience it.

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I upgraded to 4.5 client, content, scenery,  the day it came out. Personally, big bubbles, no troubles. I'm not an FPS counter but I haven't had any problems. Reasonably smooth depending of course on where and what I'm flying.  

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I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere Rex Enviroment will work in P3D 4.4 and 4.5.

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I haven’t noticed any fps loss in 4.5. Runs well and smooth as butter for me. 

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You could try V4.5 and check your minimum franerate in very detailed scenery. If that is 35 or higher it does not matter if you use Vsync with 25/30 hertz.z

Perhaos with V4.4 you had 41 ...

I am on 4.5 and although I need to tweak the clouds extra ( Fs2002 look sometimes ) I really like the more realistic look and improved nightlighting...

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Ok Thanks all. I think I'll be giving it a go soon.

As  new P3D user, this is my first update I'll be appying. Can you tell me what happens to my scenery addons config and .cfg tweaks during the update? Do they all get vaped and need re-entering?

 

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15 minutes ago, SledDriver said:

Ok Thanks all. I think I'll be giving it a go soon.

As  new P3D user, this is my first update I'll be appying. Can you tell me what happens to my scenery addons config and .cfg tweaks during the update? Do they all get vaped and need re-entering?

 

Some excellent information to help you along can be found here....

 

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2 hours ago, SledDriver said:

Ok Thanks all. I think I'll be giving it a go soon.

As  new P3D user, this is my first update I'll be appying. Can you tell me what happens to my scenery addons config and .cfg tweaks during the update? Do they all get vaped and need re-entering?

 

Start by only updating the Client.

No damage to your scenery and other add-ons.  :cool:

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3 hours ago, SledDriver said:

Cool. I suppose it comes down to when the patch is likely to be released. If it's months away I may take the plunge soon. But Environment Force is looking tempting and needs 4.5 🙂

 

Both 4.4 and 4.5 are supported when Environment Force is released.

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I updated the Client Scenery and Content as I only did the Client  in 4.4, but now I can have PBR, with my PMDG aircraft and soon GSX2.

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There is a Hotfix for 4.5 coming soon, so better to wait..

Regards,
Simbol

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5 hours ago, SledDriver said:

Cool. I suppose it comes down to when the patch is likely to be released. If it's months away I may take the plunge soon. But Environment Force is looking tempting and needs 4.5 🙂

 

Anyway, REX EF is not released yet, as is the hotfix for v4.5, so it´s better to wait.

Cheers, Ed

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Just a +1 here on lower frames and occasional blurry textures after 2+ hours of flight. Didn't see any obvious problems with VFR A2A Cherokee, but with the performance heavy jets in my case. The issues I've had are gone after reverting to 4.4, so I'm hanging on for the hotfix.

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4.4 runs fine for me, so that's my reason for not updating to 4.5 :wink:

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I got my frame rate issue in 4.5 sorted out,( Sound device settings) but I have a lot of small pauses. Hopefully the hot fix will address those as well.

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