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Just flew a 737 from KLAS and the Vegas Strip (real Weather) to KPHX. Absolutely beautiful coming into Phoenix. FSX is so much more alive than FS9 with the default scenery and Cloud 9 ....plus FS Genesis Land Class. Then, just because I wanted to, I picked up the FSX Mooney at KPHX and took a VFR 12 mile jaunt to Scottsdale. The weather was gorgeous (as you would expect in Arizona), and I just felt really good when I landed. Overall, it just was a great feeling. Hope you are all enjoying it like I am.Ah.......Life is Good!

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Hey Spilok,Yeah I know what you mean. It's a real pleasure to fly around in FSX. Recently took the King Air C90 in the Avsim Library for a nice jaunt around the Vancouver BC area, down over the mountians into Oregon and I absolutely loved it.It's a joy to fly aircraft in FSX, the feeling of flight and the affects of weather on the aircraft just feel right! Combine that with the great scenery I am in pig heaven.I am going to look into FSGenesis to see whats available.[hr width=100%" size=1 color="black]http://forefrontgrp.com/MyLogo2.JPGJason | General Aviation Fan

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I'm loving it too. It looks really great, and I love the moving traffic at the airports, and when I taxi in or out of the gate and see cars and trucks on the adjacent highways, it always amazes me.The really odd thing is that it runs fairly well for me on my old P4 2.6 ghz. I put an extra gb of RAM in for FSX and upgraded to a 7600GT and I'm running with autogen on normal, 30% AI, 15% highway traffic and 10% boats. I'm mystified why people with much better computers are having problems. I have my frames locked at 20 and maintain that most of the time, except over the big cities or at the big airports.Jim

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Geofa,Had a real busy "after Christmas" week or two. Played a little catch-up at the office, and I expect to go and introduce myself at the flight school this coming week. My daughters did all the arranging and gave me the certificate; now, I've got to put aside some time, visit the training center, and see what I have to do to get started. The weather's been so warm here in Pa, and we haven't had any cold or snow to speak of yet this winter. Weird...really weird. I think this next week though, I'll find the time to finally get the ball rolling.Go EAGLES!

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I know what you're saying! I flew a 737 from Chicago to St Louis at night using real world weather. Simply stunning especially landing at St Louis. The airport looks more than real at night! I have XClass USA and FSG mesh installed and it enhances the experience. A year or two from now we are really going to be WOW'd with new commerical addons, DirectX 10 and new hardware!Best regards,Jim

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I guess that the Vegas airport now sitting on a hill doesnt bother you? :-)

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A minor, temporary inconvenience for a "whole lotta" pleasure. I'm hoping that somehow those "hilly" airports will be addressed with a landclass fix or something of that nature.

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>I guess that the Vegas airport now sitting on a hill doesnt>bother you? :-)It does me a bit, but certainly not as bad as airports sitting in deep holes in FS9! :( And I'm sure there are some in FSX too! It's just one of those "temporary" compromises to finally get a round earth versus a map with loose ends! :)L.Adamson

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"I guess that the Vegas airport now sitting on a hill doesnt bother you?"The fix for airports sitting on hills has been discussed before. You simply move the Mesh Resolution slider to the left until the "hill" disappears. I have mine set at 152m and I have no hill at the Vegas airport. Move the Mesh Resolution slider all the way to the right and you'll have a large "hill"!Best regards,Jim :-)

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How would you like to land at KSTL's new runway in FSX? :)I've made it, ready to upload. The only bug I see, is that AI seem to be behaving weirdly on it.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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"How would you like to land at KSTL's new runway in FSX? :)I've made it, ready to upload. The only bug I see, is that AI seem to be behaving weirdly on it."RhettI have it installed in FS9 and it worked well. ACES did a great job on KSTL in FSX Deluxe and I can live with it without the new runway right now. However, if you upload, I will definitely take a look at it....Best regards,Jim

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JimThanks for bring up the Mesh Resolution slider setting that you use. I have purchased the FSGenesis Mesh that is now avalible for FSX. Will this result in a different adjustment of the slider settings with the addition of the FSGenesis mesh.I appreciate any help. Thank you.Mark.System:OS:MS Windows XP Professional, Ver 2002 Service Pack 2 Hardware:Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 2.802.84 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB running a 21/19.6 Sony Flat Screen Tubed Monitorand a 17/16 NEC/Mitsubishi Tubed MonitorGeForce FX 5200 128MB running a NEC/Mitsubishi 18 Flat Panel

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"Thanks for bring up the Mesh Resolution slider setting that you use. I have purchased the FSGenesis Mesh that is now avalible for FSX. Will this result in a different adjustment of the slider settings with the addition of the FSGenesis mesh."I have the FSG mesh installed too and that's the reason why I had to lower the resolution (or suffer hills around the airports). It will not degrade your FSX and I see absolutely no difference from looking at the scenery with the slider moved all the way to the right vs moving it to the left. I read the info on lowering the sliders for mesh resolution on the AVSIM Scenery Forum and the "scenery experts" there gave a better response but I can't locate it now as I just did a quick look for the thread. Hope this helps.Best regards,Jim

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JimThanks for getting back so soon. It seems cool that we can all pitch in and get this edition of FS up and moving along. Its great to hear you also have the FSG mesh installed. I cant undestand why there is no difference in the scenery with the slider moved all the way to the right vs moving it to the left. It dose matter why I guess, hey if it works out it works out. If there are any other slidder settings or settings in general that you have noticed real impacts with would you be kind enough to mention them? I hope this is not asking too much. However it seems like the more I read the more I am confussed and we have some simular add on produts. Also, you keep things simple which is great for someone like me.I appreciate your imput. Thank you.Mark.System:OS:MS Windows XP Professional, Ver 2002 Service Pack 2 Hardware:Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 2.802.84 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB running a 21/19.6 Sony Flat Screen Tubed Monitorand a 17/16 NEC/Mitsubishi Tubed MonitorGeForce FX 5200 128MB running a NEC/Mitsubishi 18 Flat Panel

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" cant undestand why there is no difference in the scenery with the slider moved all the way to the right vs moving it to the left. It dose matter why I guess, hey if it works out it works out. If there are any other slidder settings or settings in general that you have noticed real impacts with would you be kind enough to mention them? I hope this is not asking too much. However it seems like the more I read the more I am confussed and we have some simular add on produts. Also, you keep things simple which is great for someone like me."Hi Mark,I think the reason the slider doesn't make much of a difference (other than get rid of the hills around airports), is because of the high resolution mesh made by Justin at FSG. The resolution is already there.Besides the FSG North American Mesh, I also have all the Cloud9 XClass scenery installed.I have not used any tweaks for FSX other than the terrain.cfg fix (fsx_modified_terrain_cfg.zip in the AVSIM Library by Richard Ludowise and Luis F

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JimAgian thanks very much. I am sorry for the typo in my last reponce, I ment it dose NOT matter why, becuase if it works it works.I appreciate you referencing cfg refence you used as guidelines. However I am unsure of my confidence in changing the cfg files. I do understand that step one is to back up the orig cfg files (LOL). You mentioned ACES for you system, is there a place to imput my system listed below in order to find out there recomendation, or for that matter where to go to comunicate with them to find out there recomendations. When I mentioned you settings I was also courious to any slider settings that maybe (from FS9 Days) from the previous version of FS9 I have mis-configed thoughts. In other words all sliders pushed over to the right side are no longer applicaple.I really cant thank you enough, and am sorry for the follow up questions, but would rather "measure twice and saw once".I hope I can repay the favor some day.Thank you.Mark.System:OS:MS Windows XP Professional, Ver 2002 Service Pack 2 Hardware:Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 2.802.84 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB running a 21/19.6 Sony Flat Screen Tubed Monitorand a 17/16 NEC/Mitsubishi Tubed MonitorGeForce FX 5200 128MB running a NEC/Mitsubishi 18 Flat Panel

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Well now, I'm confused.>I think the reason the slider doesn't make much of a>difference (other than get rid of the hills around airports),>is because of the high resolution mesh made by Justin at FSG.>The resolution is already there.I would like to use FSGenesis but I simply can't live with the sometimes wild elevation changes (hills and plateaus) it produces for airports. If I could eliminate those abrupt changes AND keep the FSGenesis displaying properly everywhere else simply by moving the mesh resolution slider to the left I would be a very happy pilot. Currently I think that if I reduced mesh resolution I would lose the finer mesh benefits of FSGenesis. Is the new understanding that, as long as you have FSGensis installed, you will get that 10m resolution displayed, regardless of the FSX slider setting. Is this correct? Thanks for clarification.John

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Hey Jim and John:John:I am unsure of the issues unless Jims discussion with the slidders would help you out.Jim:You mentioned "Cloud9 XClass scenery" I am assuming that this is photo real type scenery?Thanks Jim. Thank you.Mark.System:OS:MS Windows XP Professional, Ver 2002 Service Pack 2 Hardware:Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 2.802.84 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB running a 21/19.6 Sony Flat Screen Tubed Monitorand a 17/16 NEC/Mitsubishi Tubed MonitorGeForce FX 5200 128MB running a NEC/Mitsubishi 18 Flat Panel

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You mentioned "Cloud9 XClass scenery" I am assuming that this is photo real type scenery?No, It's actually just land class! No new scenery textures, are included. It does, make the landscape more realistic looking! No more desert textures, where they don't belong!!

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Tom;Thanks, do you use any photo real type add on's and if so are there any pre-cautions you take to assure that it will work with other add ons down the road pleas.I appricate the help.Thank you.Mark.System:OS:MS Windows XP Professional, Ver 2002 Service Pack 2 Hardware:Intel Pentium® 4 CPU 2.802.84 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB running a 21/19.6 Sony Flat Screen Tubed Monitorand a 17/16 NEC/Mitsubishi Tubed MonitorGeForce FX 5200 128MB running a NEC/Mitsubishi 18 Flat Panel

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Big Ditto!I, at Xmas, allowed Santa to buy me a HP E6400/Ati 1600 rig.I was more than happy with FsFx in my old P2.4, (just was reasonable in my expectations of what I would get frame rate wise) but now with new system and AS6 I am breathless, with having my 'breath taken away' at times.I had great joy at seeing my own beautiful country of Scotland rendered so well. I was at last leg of Halifax/Glasgow and as I stared descent phase over Scottish Islands, the sun rising over the water, through the clouds and islands was amazing.I was also amazed that they included Edinburgh - Glasgow as a learing flight!The default 321 is I think superb. With full animation on, it is, to me, the best rendition of flight from a passenger wing view I have ever seen.I am beginning to suspect that the wing/engine de-icer switches now REALLY mean something! Forget them and the A/P starts to pile on the revs to a dangerous level.Centre of gravity is now a real issue!Yep,a better sim, and a joy to watch from the cockpit.Niggles a few, but the SP1 fix will hopefully sort them.

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I think I will then. It will be a v0.4 or 0.5 though because I have not had time to work the AI issue out.Do not fear, I have not eliminated any of the FSX Deluxe KSTL, except for the airport boundary fence. I agree with you the default FSX Deluxe KSTL is quite nice...it just lacks rwy 11/29.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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"do you use any photo real type add on's and if so are there any pre-cautions you take to assure that it will work with other add ons down the road pleas."I realize your question was directed at Tom but I do have one photo real scenery addon and that's the new MegaScenery of Maui located at PCAviator.com. It looks great on my system. You'll have to download the patch on the FSInsider.com site for photo real scenery (the MegaScenery checks your system and does this for you if you don't have it installed). There is no assurance anyone can give that the photo real scenery will work for a future addon. I think most developers use the default scenery when making airport addons and a few will indicate its compatibility with photo real scenery or other addons.Best regards,Jim

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"You mentioned ACES for you system, is there a place to imput my system listed below in order to find out there recomendation, or for that matter where to go to comunicate with them to find out there recomendations."Mark,ACES is the team that developed FSX (thought you knew that... sorry). When you first install FSX and start FSX, your system is looked at automatically by the software and basic, default settings are made (based on testing done by the ACES developers on various computer systems). This is the default setting. You can tweak it like many have or leave it alone. I found autogen, the boats and ships, and the cars settings have the most impact on MY system. I turned off autogen and put the boats, ships and cars settings at 15% -- that's more than enough traffic at this early stage of FSX. In addition I kept the default air traffic and general aviation traffic at 15%. You have a much better system than mine and you may be able to increase some of your settings. The way I continue to enjoy FSX is to be able to taxi comfortably (keeping FPS above 8) out of an airport, take off, cruise, and land at an airport. So far I have had no problems and enjoy FSX very much.Best regards,Jim

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