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Just wanted to know if the receive simobjects 

shadows is still causing a drop in FPS and stutters at certain airports in v4.5 hf2

as mentioned in Rob Ainscough video is to uncheck it.

but that was back in v3.

Or has it been addressed?

cheers

mike

 

cheers

mike

 

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one thing I can recommend for sure is to have a separate night profile where you turn off cloud shadows.  Obviously no need burning computer resources on that when it's dark.  These days I have a day profile and a night profile.  


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1 minute ago, micstatic said:

one thing I can recommend for sure is to have a separate night profile where you turn off cloud shadows.  Obviously no need burning computer resources on that when it's dark.  These days I have a day profile and a night profile.  

Thanks for the reply, I typically fly long haul from day to night or vice versa.i keep my settings the same. Haven’t really had a fluctuation in performance.

but I then again I don’t have cast and receive 

shadows terrain and Simobjects unchecked are the moment.

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for me when I'm at the gate or during taxi ops I notice (at night) that having my cloud shadows off is a big help. I like dynamic lighting and reflections.  So I need the help where i can get it


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1 hour ago, micstatic said:

for me when I'm at the gate or during taxi ops I notice (at night) that having my cloud shadows off is a big help. I like dynamic lighting and reflections.  So I need the help where i can get it

What are you system specs?

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In signature. But you should try if you haven’t. Most of the time I get easy locked 30 with no issues. Certain airports with heavy traffic and heavy weather can give me small hiccups to 25 or so. Like flytampa Boston with tons of ai or vatsim. 


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6 minutes ago, micstatic said:

In signature. But you should try if you haven’t. Most of the time I get easy locked 30 with no issues. Certain airports with heavy traffic and heavy weather can give me small hiccups to 25 or so. Like flytampa Boston with tons of ai or vatsim. 

Will give it a shot with s evening profile.

cste to share P3d your settings for the evening ?

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15 hours ago, micstatic said:

one thing I can recommend for sure is to have a separate night profile where you turn off cloud shadows.  Obviously no need burning computer resources on that when it's dark.  These days I have a day profile and a night profile

For the same reason I turn off dynamic lighting in the day. 

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So selecting the simobjects shadow receive option have no stutter effect as in v3 at payware airports?

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My system :

Cast terrain / clouds 
Receive : terrain / simobjects ( airports )

 


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4 hours ago, GSalden said:

My system :

Cast terrain / clouds 
Receive : terrain / simobjects ( airports )

 

Thanks,

but there is no receive option for terrain. 
Only simobjects ,vegetation  and buildings

what would you recommend for 

reflections?

only have user vehicle and clouds checked atm

my specs i9 9900k

and 1080ti msi lightning z

thanks

mike

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1 hour ago, mikeymike said:

Thanks,

but there is no receive option for terrain. 
Only simobjects ,vegetation  and buildings

what would you recommend for 

reflections?

only have user vehicle and clouds checked atm

my specs i9 9900k

and 1080ti msi lightning z

thanks

mike

You are right. I am at work at the moment.

cast : terrain / clouds

receive : buildings / simobjects

You will have shadows on the ground, on buildings and simobjects like airports

Vegetation not set received does not show much different from checked but helps performance ( top tip from Rob A )

 


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It fully depends on where you put your focus on. For me, shadows are an extreme immersion factor, that is why I have most shadowing options turned on, same goes for reflections (which you anyway do not see that often when not flying around islands etc.). I rather turn down autogen building density one notch and autogen draw distance one notch for the sake of better shadowing options. Nothing kills immersion more than having AI planes and user plane on a tarmac but not casting shadows.


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2 minutes ago, GSalden said:

Vegetation not set received does not show much different from checked but helps performance ( top tip from Rob A )

I disagree. I also have vegetation casting shadows disabled for the sake of some performance gains and better looks on photoground, but turning off the "receive" shadows for trees results in strangely "illuminated" trees when you have an overcast situation with cloud shadows enabled. Same for the buildings, they pop out due to being to bright when the "receive" option is turned off. There are many simmers having their sim set up like this and their videos really look strange due to this fact.


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Yes I have noticed the same effect,
I notice that shadows for terrain and vegetation casting is horrible 

and also casting AI aircraft shadows are horrible also.

 

what would you guys recommend for reflections?

thanks

mike

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