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hello
I am coming back to FS after several years of interruption. Sveral years ago I was a fan of FS2004
I have downloaded FSX STEAM but have a lot of questions
Years ago there was a FS2004 general FAQ on this site to answer a lot of installation / fine tuning ..
is there a general FAQ for FSX on this site? I cannot locate it.
thanks for help.


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@WEISSE

Maybe the FSX FAQ doesn't exist anymore because Avsim created several guides for FSX / P3D, how to install it and what settings to make. You can find them here:

https://www.avsim.com/files/file/93-avsim-ctd-guide/

https://www.avsim.com/files/file/41-avsim-basic-fsx-configuration-guide/

 

I am going to leave you a series of links to go around the world of flight simulation easier:

MSFS Gateway (Must have): https://www.msfsgateway.com/index.html

FSinsider (official FSX SE web): https://fsxinsider.com/about-fsx-steam-edition/

FSUIPC4 (essential tool) http://www.fsuipc.com/

Flight1 C-182T Garmin 1000 (Free and good GA): https://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=free

Free Navaids update: https://www.aero.sors.fr/

ASECNA AIP (North african charts): https://aim.asecna.aero/html/index-fr-FR.html

Eurocontrol (European and more charts): https://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/ais-online

Little navmap (Free Planning tool): https://albar965.github.io/index.html

Skyvector and USA charts(AIP) (Real aviation tool) (don't register please): https://skyvector.com/

FSXWX (free weather engine): http://www.plane-pics.de/fsxwx/home.htm

Terra emergence project (TEP) v1.6 (free beautiful ground textures): https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/500356-terra-emergence-project-for-fsxp3d/?do=findComment&comment=4047946

Freemesh X (Free mesh 38m per point): http://ninetwopro.com/

FS Water configurator (water effects): https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/18898/fsx-flight-simulator-water-configurator-v315/

Airport Enhancer HDX Lite (free airport textures): search in avsim library

Simple Sun Mod (free sun texture and lens): search in avsim library

HDE - High Definition Environment (free clouds and sky textures): https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/18029/fsx-hde-sky-textures-v20/

Free FSX sceneries: https://www.freewarescenery.com/fsx.html

MSI afterburner and Rivatuner (PC Monitoring tool): https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html

Nvidia Inspector (GPU setting tool): https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-inspector-download.html

Nvidia inspector Guide: https://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:NVIDIA_Inspector

Official aviation Manuals:

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/airplane_handbook/media/airplane_flying_handbook.pdf

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/phak/media/pilot_handbook.pdf

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/media/FAA-H-8083-16B.pdf

 

Tips (FSX settings) possible FPS or performance killer // Crash to destop (CTD):

Ai traffic

water effects

bloom

High resolution textures

(use 1024x1024) (Global texture resolution must be adjusted to achieve 1024x1024 textures, in FSX SE it coincides with two positions before everything on the right.)

default DX10 doesnt work

DX10 can help a lot to avoid a CTD but only with the DX10SF payment tool, it will reduce the VAS used, although it is not necessary if you use balanced settings in DX9.

https://stevesfsxanalysis.wordpress.com/

https://www.nzfsim.org/files/fixer/DX10_HowTo.pdf

FSX VAS:

I also recommend monitoring your VAS with FSUIPC4 tool, click on the logging tab and enter 024c in offset position and type select S32. And finally click on fs title bar.

Another trick to using FSX is that by default it has a full-screen memory leak so it is mandatory to use window mode.

High Autogen and complex secenery settings

High density and draw clouds

 

Regards and welcome to simulation

 

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What a great post! Even old farts like me who've simming for almost 40 years can find some really helpful stuff in there. Many thanks..............Doug 

P.S. - This needs to be made a sticky!!!!!!!!!!

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I’ve just started back after a long absence also, this post was incredibly helpful. Thank you.

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BlueSkyScenery.com is worth a visit too if you have the HD space🙂

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Thanks a lot for this detailed information.

I have one specific question: with my Logitech FORCE3DPRO the pan view in 2D cockpit does not work (only 4 positions forward, left, right, backwords, but works well in 3D cockpit (smooth full pan view). I remember in FS9 it was necessary to a line in the FS9.cfg file section controls. Isit the same in FSX SE?

thanks for help.

 


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thanks for your reply.

does anybody know how to solve my problem of pan view in 2D cockpit FSX-SE ?

thanks.


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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Display Memory: 24345 MB Dedicated Memory: 8011 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)

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Thanks this should be the answer.


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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Display Memory: 24345 MB Dedicated Memory: 8011 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)

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Another trick to using FSX is that by default it has a full-screen memory leak so it is mandatory to use window mode.

I never knew that either, thanks. :cool:


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thanks

I am sorry to disturb you again but you have a lot of knowledge to help me starting to FS X -SE versus FS9 I was using in the past. I have tried to search everywhere in this internet site or in the FSX-SE Learning center and help, but still have lots of problems.
I have problems with keyboard assignments, some of them described in the help of Learning center .
for example, view zoom in press= is ok, but zoom out press - does not work.
in the settings controll the assignment is different : chase distance increase CTRL+=, decrease CTRL+ (nothing!), none of these 2 assignments work. So I am lost! Is there specific assignments for Azerty keyboard?
in the keyboard shortcuts assignement is there a difference between qwerty and azerty keyboards? As a french I have an Azerty?
I have noticed that many other keyboards assignement do not work !
release parking brake should be : . does not work.

thanks for your help

 


FS X SE + XPlane 11.41

Operating System: Windows 10 Professionnel 64-bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900 CPU @ 2.80GHz (20 CPUs), ~2.8GHz Memory: 32768MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 12

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Display Memory: 24345 MB Dedicated Memory: 8011 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)

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@WEISSE

Hello

Sorry, it is the first time that I know this problem and I don't know how to solve it, I am not a French speaker.

You may have to reassign the keys in options

regards

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On 5/11/2020 at 3:49 PM, WEISSE said:

thanks

I am sorry to disturb you again but you have a lot of knowledge to help me starting to FS X -SE versus FS9 I was using in the past. I have tried to search everywhere in this internet site or in the FSX-SE Learning center and help, but still have lots of problems.
I have problems with keyboard assignments, some of them described in the help of Learning center .
for example, view zoom in press= is ok, but zoom out press - does not work.
in the settings controll the assignment is different : chase distance increase CTRL+=, decrease CTRL+ (nothing!), none of these 2 assignments work. So I am lost! Is there specific assignments for Azerty keyboard?
in the keyboard shortcuts assignement is there a difference between qwerty and azerty keyboards? As a french I have an Azerty?
I have noticed that many other keyboards assignement do not work !
release parking brake should be : . does not work.

thanks for your help

 

have you checked your post at the other forum?

 

 


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Yes I have some answer, but seems complicated.


FS X SE + XPlane 11.41

Operating System: Windows 10 Professionnel 64-bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900 CPU @ 2.80GHz (20 CPUs), ~2.8GHz Memory: 32768MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 12

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Display Memory: 24345 MB Dedicated Memory: 8011 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (59Hz)

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