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Fortunately you have the option not to upgrade to the latest version with P3D, I will wait for the 3rd party developers to catch up.

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7 minutes ago, flycln said:

Don’t be afraid. 5.1 is definitely an improvement over 5hf2. They fixed many bugs and TrueSky has more features than before. The lighting also seems even better in TrueSky. 
 

LM just didn’t give us everything we wanted and didn’t fix every but so we’re a bit disappointed. 
 

That 5.1 is a step in the right direction should be obvious. 

I can't offer a complete assessment since I've only explored a few items since upgrading to 5.1. My initial observation is that the sim "feels" smoother and some textures look sharper. My concern (in my case) is that it's using more VRAM than before. I have a 6 gig card which was adequate, but with VRAM reaching 4.6 out of an available 5.2 gigs of VRAM, my margins have dropped. Other than that, so far, all my addons are functioning without the need of a patch.

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28 minutes ago, cdv0007 said:

Here is a video of P3D V5.1 to explore the problems of EA.
https://youtu.be/uGCF9Euf-uM

I am obviously word not allowed (why on Earth is "i-g-n-o-r-a-n-t" a "word not allowed"? How much of normal English is not allowed in these forums? What sort of Censors are living here?) of what those problems are, because that video seems to be to be a good example of what a good sim it is.

The only "off" thing I noticed was at the end whilst you were taxiing to park, and that was a flickering white edge to some of the trees and other objects. That was after more than 10 minutes during which i could spot nothing wrong! Should I have?

I have not been using EA at all in P3D5. As an airliner flyer I never liked it. Looked good from below cloud, but terrible at cruise altitude. And mostly it made my world too gray -- less colour in everything, and too dark. Maybe I'll try it again with 5.1, though the criticisms here put one off. But not your video. Was it intended to?

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2 hours ago, BiologicalNanobot said:

Another issue with the trueSKY people have been mentioning is scenery objects behind the clouds popping out, but I am unable to reproduce it. Could someone post screenshots showing the issue?

If you install the content and scenery 5.1 update it will occur only under certain conditions and with some 3rd party addons that are using legacy alpha blending from FSX!

Most users here installed only client and therefore will see default objects showing this behavior because it will not include all the fixes LM did for content and scenery..

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4 minutes ago, Pete Dowson said:

I am obviously word not allowed of what those problems are, because that video seems to be to be a good example of what a good sim it is.

The only "off" thing I noticed was at the end whilst you were taxiing to park, and that was a flickering white edge to some of the trees and other objects. That was after more than 10 minutes during which i could spot nothing wrong! Should I have?

I have not been using EA at all in P3D5. As an airliner flyer I never liked it. Looked good from below cloud, but terrible at cruise altitude. And mostly it made my world too gray -- less colour in everything, and too dark. Maybe I'll try it again with 5.1, though the criticisms here put one off. But not your video. Was it intended to?

Pete

 

Pete - It is obvious when on the ground only and objects are drawn in front of the sky/clouds. You do not notice it once in the air but it is terribly noticeable while taxiing as nearly all objects will display this flickering behavior. I also never used EA in 5.0 due to a lot of the quirks and I don't think too many of them have really been fixed in this version....


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The main issue for me that still persists is flickering clouds when NOT using Enhanced Atmospherics.

Below are 2 videos. The first is from 5.0hf2 and the second is from 5.1. The flickering still happens on a clean install with NO addons installed.

 

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7 minutes ago, TomH101 said:

 

The main issue for me that still persists is flickering clouds when NOT using Enhanced Atmospherics.

 

Given that they were focusing on getting EA out of beta and that this is going to be the new default, I’m not surprised they didn’t want to waste any time on fixing bugs in the legacy atmospherics. 

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22 hours ago, B777ER said:

I.E., continue to use the inferior version for about the next 2 months while we again update all 3 products which will again require a full complete reinstall and yes the Sharlets version that were "weeks" away in April 2020 will now be here in 2021. Thanks for your continued support.🙄

... and 22 hours later Eric is eating humble pie:

https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/27304-a320-xa319-xa321-x-update-v501115-now-available-compatibility-with-p3d-v51/

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FSL just released an update to their A320 lineup providing compatibility with P3D 5.1. Oh do i love to be proven wrong in these cases... This turned out to be one hell of a glorious simulation week!

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7 minutes ago, BWBriscoe said:

So, is it best to just update the client or go for a full, new fresh install?

If you have addons outside of the p3d folder, do a complete uninstall, install a new version and you are good to go. I also deleted shader folder and a p3s cfg prior installing a new version


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8 minutes ago, BWBriscoe said:

So, is it best to just update the client or go for a full, new fresh install?

Best go for the full install to get all the fixes, I did it.

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Ok great. Excuse my ignorance, but how do I ensure I fully uninstall P3D. Is it just a case of using Microsoft Windows programme remover?

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