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Ultimate Traffic X anybody?

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has anyone tried Ultimate Traffic for FSX yet? it was released on monday june 4 but i can't find any feedback anywhere. even their forum is kind of dead. no comments, screenies, nothing.i am talking about that new release and not the older one that was moved over from FS9.there are only a few screenshots on the flight1 website and not many more that i can find when i use google. can anyone provide some more screenies? and how is the fps hit using UTX?does it include general aviation traffic? are the airplanes completely reworked or the same as in the older version (they seem to look better than the older ones on the screenshots that i could find).i used MyTraffic with FS9 but haven't quite decided which one to go with for FSX.comments would be highly appreciated!thanks.

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I have been waiting for UTX, bought it (upgrade was 10 bucks) and now I am where I was with FS9 except that everything is way better! UT was always a solid product so not much could be done to improve it. Repaints look very good, GA flights are configured as before and frame rates are seemingly not affected.The interface is unchanged,which is to say it is still excellent. Not much more to say except that now I have UT in FSX. nuff said :)FSX happy camper

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any chance you guys could provide a few screenshots, pleeeeaaaase???THANKS!

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I'm not sure why this is stated, because GA traffic is certainly a compile option with UT-X and they appear in FSX when compiled.Gary

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thanks alot. what i'd like to see though are some close-ups of the ai traffic. i would like to see how those airplanes compare to the ones in MyTraffic (visually). maybe a few Boeings and Airbuses??thanks!

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Ask any UT owner and they will tell you that the AI repaints are the best available. Also, the UI has an update option that you can run occasionally to add (or replace) repaints as they become available.The quality of the AI planes is why UT owners are such big fans.Note, this was not a paid for addy. :)jjjallen

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No way. Anyone serious about AI puts Ultimate Traffic at the very bottom of the list and uses some of the better free stuff like World Of AI. The UT models and repaints have historically been very bad, certainly not worth shelling out money for.

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:* I just got this package installed yesterday and did a few flight using benchmark scenarios that I use to gauge progress in the never ending battle of finding an acceptable balance between FPS and texture loading (the blurries) in FSX-SP1.I have a single CPU P4/3GHz/2GB/ATI1650-AGP-512MB rig that worked very well for FS9, but FSX is another matter.Anyway, the impact on FPS is pretty tough with UTX on my rig. In situations were I could manage 15 FPS and decent texture loading I can now only manage 3-8 FPS with the Traffic set at 30-50% + minumum airport activity + 10% roads. Even with road and airport vehicle traffic off, no general aviation compiled in UTX, and 10% on the commerical air traffic slider my FPS decreased down to ~11. It is better at rural airports or in the air (only a ~1 FPS hit).I will keep tuning and trying but it looks like single CPU folks will not be able to fully enjoy UTX at realistic traffic levels at major airports. I guess the multi-core rigs should do much better.ToddP.S. The product installed, compiled and ran without a hitch.

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MyTraffic has LOTS more airplane models (154+ against 40+ in UT), LOTS more companies (1400+ against 400+ in UT), more flightplans, 7800+ airports with traffic against 3000+ in UT, 3000+ liveries against 700+ in UT. Guess that says everything. Besides that MT also has military and amphibian traffic, UT doesn't. MyTraffic all the way.

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I guess you have to expext that with ANY traffic addon. The same happened to me with MyTrafficX, i lose around 8 FPS in the big airports. KSEA with almost everything maxed out i had 20 FPS before MyTraffic, 12 after. Traffic at 80% airliners, 50% GA.

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Is Ultimate Traffic supposed to release a completely new version of their traffic software that will be "FSX ONLY" in the future? UT definitely had the most realistic traffic package for FS9, but it appears as if they are falling behind quickly with their package for FSX. They simply patched their FS9 software to work with FSX. They should do a completely new software package designed entirely for FSX with new textures and things like that.I won't be buying any traffic package until after I build my next PC later this year (waiting for Penryn Processors to come out and some DX10 games, and maybe even a new Nvidia card beyond the 8800GTX). There is no sense trying to run traffic now on my four year old system.

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