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Hi, I've been reading on Phil Taylor's blog (I think) and he mentioned something about a patch that will improve performance. Am I hallucinating or is there really going to be a patch ? What will it fix/improve and when will it be released ?Thanks

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>Hi, >>I've been reading on Phil Taylor's blog (I think) and he>mentioned something about a patch that will improve>performance. Am I hallucinating or is there really going to be>a patch ? What will it fix/improve and when will it be>released ?>>Thanks1. Yes2. Maybe3. Don't hold your breath.If I know them, the "patch" will require Vista, because it will probably need DX10. So, I'll pass...I don't have #200 for a new O/S and $600 for a new video card, just to see if FSX will run a little better. I wasn't born yesterday, you know.

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The patch is not the DX10 patch, they've made this clear multiple times. It will be a DX9 patch supporting both XP and Vista...

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Once the sp1 is out, that's all this forum will write about for a week or so, so there won't be any mistake. Half the posts will be how sp1 sucks, half will be how frames doubled.scott s..

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Download the bat files that half (or 1/4 -> your choice) the size of the FSX textures / autogen and your frames will double. Happy Days :)Donning the fire-proof suit ....

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The longer it takes, the more expensive this patch is going to be for MS. I know that MS is a rich concern but is there anyone awake out there?

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>Once the sp1 is out, that's all this forum will write about>for a week or so, so there won't be any mistake. Half the>posts will be how sp1 sucks, half will be how frames doubled.>>scott s.>.>Nah!:)Manny

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>The longer it takes, the more expensive this patch is going>to be for MS. I know that MS is a rich concern but is there>anyone awake out there?Dave, with respect, the very fact that it IS taking awhile to get this ready indicates the level of ACES' concern. They have made it very, very clear that their primary focus is on performance of FSX, with "bug fixing" taking second place.Anyone who thinks ACES will release SP1 before it's been throughly vetted is simply wrong... ;)

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Yep. I predict it will be a long, long looong time before ACES comes out with SP1. I'm usually not too optimistic about these types of things. And by then AXP's A320 and VRS's F/A-18E will be out and then I'll probably have forgotten all about FSX.

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>Dave, with respect, the very fact that it IS taking>awhile to get this ready indicates the level of ACES' concern.Or it indicates the lack of personel thats available to work on a program that already generated its income. Any extra programmer time eats into their profits...>Anyone who thinks ACES will release SP1 before it's been>throughly vetted is simply wrong... ;)Yes they seriously tested FS-X and listened to the guys that had the early Demo versions. They evaluated the performance problems they had with their own demo setups and gave us the optimezed FS-X released version we now have(or they just shoved it out the door at the time marketing wanted it).Nothing personal at you but ACES has to proof a lot with this patch. If they don't I'll stay with FS9 and take al their further press releases with a large grain of salt. They relay droped the ball with FS-X retail version.

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Well....good things come to those that wait....okChill out.

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Who cares about the SP1 patch. I thought the whole purpose of FSX was DX10. To have DX10, you need Vista. The game won't be worth switching over to from FS9 until they release the DX10 patch later this year. I truly believe we may be sitting around until late summer or early fall waiting for the DX10 patch. When that comes out, I will upgrade my computer, install FSX, install SP1 Update, install the DX10 patch, and then say it is finally time to switch to FSX from FS9. I really doubt this will be earlier than September or October of this year, a full year after the initial release date.I doubt you will see FSX be considered a great improvement over FS9 until they update FSX to be DX10 compatible.

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One of the primary goals of SP1 is to improve preformance. The DX10 patch will improve graphics in FSX, but whether it will improve overall performance is open to debate.Regards,Mark

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>One of the primary goals of SP1 is to improve preformance.>The DX10 patch will improve graphics in FSX, but whether it>will improve overall performance is open to debate.Well, but unless they were to remove the sliders in the DX10 patch, I would have to think that you will have some degree of choice as to whether you want to receive benefit in the form of more eye candy or higher frame rates. DX10, as I understand it, enables better graphics by reducing overhead incured on the CPU. So while the idea is that the saved overhead could be used on additional effects or models, I would assume that you could choose not to enable some of the features in order to instead enjoy an FPS increase (although I'm guessing effects are going to be tailored such that it will make the most sense to take the eye candy instead).Steve.

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> The game>won't be worth switching over to from FS9 until they release>the DX10 patch later this year. I truly believe we may be>sitting around until late summer or early fall waiting for the>DX10 patch. When that comes out, I will upgrade my computer,>install FSX, install SP1 Update, install the DX10 patch, and>then say it is finally time to switch to FSX from FS9. My five year old CPU would not handle FSX without crashes and low fps; I expected that. I upgraded at the end of last year, and FSX runs quite well with a few limitations and FS9 is even much better. I expected that too. At the moment, I feel no need to switch over, as I run both simulations. FSX does have some advantages, and the one I like best, is how the look of MegaScenery has changed. The FSX resolution is almost 16 time clearer, and the comparison is dramatic! The scenery has almost no frame rate hit either, since FSX is using the high resolution texture format to begin with.I'll run MegaScenery areas with FSX, and airport sceneries such as FlightScenery Portland with FS9. At the present, this is best of both worlds, and certainly a reason to run FSX along with FS9 if your CPU can handle it. With new MegaScenery photo-real releases on the horizon, I'd never want to wait for a year or so to use them. L.Adamson

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>>My five year old CPU would not handle FSX without crashes and>low fps; I expected that. I upgraded at the end of last year,>and FSX runs quite well with a few limitations and FS9 is even>much better. I expected that too. >Ditto that, although I'm more than satisfied with FSX's performance in all but the densest cities. I'm using FSX with MegaScenery and the results are outstanding. (This on an AthlonXP 3200+ and an overclocked Radeon 9600XT.) I fly a simulator, not a frame rate, so I turn fps off. I do not believe that fps comparisons between FS2004 and FSX are valid anyway -- FSX just seems so much smoother. I still use FS2004 to hone my Level-D 767 skills. I expect further improvement in the SP1 "performance patch." I'll plan to replace my entire system in the second half of this year, when the new 45 nm Intel chips will likely result in clock speeds of at least 5 GHz per core. Combined with DX10's ability to offload tasks from the CPU to the video card, I expect to achieve flight simulator Nirvana well before the end of the year. In the meantime, I'm having FUN with FSX. Who knew?

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