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I have yet to see any comments re: Level D for FSX. Does that mean thatno one has it yet or that it's a dog? Just wondering FS9 Forum was fullof threads re: Level D when it came out originally.Craig ASUS A8N- nForce SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCIe MOBOAMD ATHLON64 3500+ CPU w/ HT TechLG GWA-4161 DVD/CDSeagate ST3160811AS 160GB Barracuda 9 7200RPM 8MB SATA II 3Gb/s NCQSeagate ST3160811AS 250GB Barracuda 9 7200RPM 8MB SATA II 3Gb/s NCQEVGA 7950 GT KO PCIe 512mb nvodngov19147-[Guru3D.com] drivers SB Audigy 22G Corsair PC 3200 400MHZ Dual Channel DDR Aspire 500W P/STrack IR3 w/vectorCH Yolk & RuddersFS Genesis Terrain MeshFS Genesis Land ClassActive SkyRC4

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I have the LVL-D 767 for FSX. I love it. The only issue is.. With Lvd-D, Ultimate Terrain and Ultimate Traffic (all came out recently post SP1) I have blurries and FPS drop its so bad. I can't blame any of these vendors perse. Its just that FSX doesn't have much room.I can fly the LVL-D provided I run of the Traffic % to 0. etc or fly in some remote corner like Hawaii and/or St Maarten Island etc having its own Phototextures.MannyPS: Go flight MCP Pro doesn't work with the FSX version of LVL-D as yet.

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Good post. My experience has been the same. LDS did a nice job porting the 767 over to FSX and they preserved hardware compatibility with the Engravity CDU and the Aerosoft Australia MCP/EFIS. I got the same degradation in graphics with Ultimate Terrain, though I must say the scenery is gorgeous with it running on high settings. Despite all of the increase in both CPU and graphics power in the last 18-24 months, we still don't have hardware up to the task Iam running a dual core AMD with 2 GB RAM and an nVidia 8800 GTS card).I had a problem with my GoFlight hardware -- the little bridge program needed to link to SimConnect loads unto the system tray when I start FSX, but except for the TQ6 throttles, none of my other modules would work with FSX. I found that I have to unload the GF bridge and reload it manually after FSX was running -- then all of my various GoFlight modules came to life. I tried reinstalling SimConnect, but it did not fix this.RG

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I find that the Level D 767 for FSX runs only slightly slower with FSX than FS9. Maybe 10%.I like it. They did a good job.

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Level D is great in FSX. I agree with the previous posts that you have to sacrifice something in FSX if you want to fly in and out of big airports. AI is the easiest and makes a big difference. One small tip, try the 767 without the VC. It gets a hair smoother.Lee

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It's a keeper for sure. I'm seeing a 20% drop as compared to FS9 but that's no big deal. Even on this somewhat aged system the 763 is very flyable.DougP4 3.2E @ 3.680 (1.385 vCore - 230 FSB)Asus P4C800-E Deluxe (BIOS 1023)2GB Corsair XMS-3200C2 (2-3-3-6-2T)1.5 TB of Western Digital HDDATI X850XT PE

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LDS767 is pretty much perfect on FS9 w/ all the visual eye candies FS9 can throw at it (addon scenery, AI density, etc.), would it be fair to say the FS10.1 rendition is equal to or surpasses the version in FS9, including gfx fluidity?I haven't re-installed FS10 since removing it from the HDD before Christmas, sitting on the fence as to give FS10 another try...But I just got a new motorcycle so I'm inclined to boot this to another season, don't really feel like doing FPS tweaks all over again.Thanks,PatAMD A64 4000+ @ 2.65GHz, Zalman7700Cu cooler, Corsair XMS 1GB DDR, GF7800GS-OC, Asus A8V MoBo, RaptorHDD, TrackIR4, CH FSYoke+TQ+peds, Eclipse RED KB, XP-hsp2

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It is a good machine though I find the VC textures for the overhead and much of the pedestal to be poor. If the Level D VC textures were as sharp as the Wilco 737 in FSX I would have no complaints at all.

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>It is a good machine though I find the VC textures for the>overhead and much of the pedestal to be poor. If the Level D>VC textures were as sharp as the Wilco 737 in FSX I would have>no complaints at all.>They will be far better soon as that 737 :-lolAndr

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Is that a promise, Andre of 767 vc mod fame?

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If you click on the PFD or ND does it popup in a larger resizable window?

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Excellent - great job! Regarding LD767, I have FS9 & FSX - must say I'm not willing to tweak-down to run LD767 in FSX - can't handle single dig FPS. I plan to wait until I build another computer(Dec/Jan) and give it another try. In my opinion, the LD767 FS9 is great compared to FSX. It's good to see Andre is working to enhance this program. ervIntel Core 2 X6800(3.22), P5W Deluxe, Coolmax 650W, Corsair DII800 4G, two 74G/WD 10,000 drives, ASUS 1900XT/512 Card, CoolMaster TAC-T01, Creative Sound Card, USB Logitech 350 Headset with Mic, Samsung 22

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>Excellent - great job! Regarding LD767, I have FS9 & FSX ->must say I'm not willing to tweak-down to run LD767 in FSX ->can't handle single dig FPS. I plan to wait until I build>another computer(Dec/Jan) and give it another try. In my>opinion, the LD767 FS9 is great compared to FSX. It's good to>see Andre is working to enhance this program. erv>>Intel Core 2 X6800(3.22), P5W Deluxe, Coolmax 650W, Corsair>DII800 4G, two 74G/WD 10,000 drives, ASUS 1900XT/512 Card,>CoolMaster TAC-T01, Creative Sound Card, USB Logitech 350>Headset with Mic, Samsung 22

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Excellent questions! Just have to draw a line in sand and give it a try - have no idea as to what the specs might be. Being a flight sim nut, I'm always looking to imporve.I gues my standard is the performance of the RealAir 260 FSX on my system, anything that performs much less is not good enough for me. This may not be realistic. erv

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Hi guys,I run a lowly AXP 3200+ with 1gig RAM and X800XT radeon 256MB, and I am getting 15-30 FPS with Level-D (locked at 30) anywhere with mid settings (AI traffic, all of it, OFF and Autogen very sparse or OFF). I use the 2Ds only (for my personal flying).I have no problems with my old setup. I would imagine anyone with a similar system as I have would have no problems running it.rgds,Tero

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Is the FMC and everything clickable in the VC so you don't need the pop up windows? Just a question to those of you flying this in FSX. What makes the FSX version so much better that it is worth cutting down all your AI, Autogen, road traffic etc... when you can fly her into a fully loaded add-on airport in FS9 with no issues and without having to shut anything off or turn it down? I am not trying to be a wise A@@ it is a serious question as to what makes it that much better to justify turning so much down to fly into a default city v the add-ons in FS9. All of these lighting features like specular lighting etc really don't mean cr*p to me because I spend all of my time in FS INSIDE the plane. I don't really care if there is a reflection on the wing ;)So what features make it worth the switch?Thanks,-PaulPrimary RigLiquid CooledIntel C2D E6600 @3.2 gigsAsus P5N32SLI-Plus2 gigs Corsair XMS PC6400 4 4 4 12 @810Dual OC'd XFX 8800GTX @ 2 gigs24 inch Widescreen LCD 16XAA/16XAFDual 19 inch LCD'sRaid-0+1PCPower and Cooling 1k Quad SLIhttp://home.comcast.net/~psolk/3monitorsa.htmlBackup RigAMD 4000 San Diego @ 2.72 Gigs Kingston Corsair XMS CL2XFX 7900 GTX Raid-0psolk.jpg

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Hi,The FSX version is simply a refined one. I happen to appreciate the changes so much that I will never go back to FS9. Never.See below:Changes and Additional Features in Version 1.40 (for FSX) Level-D module - Improved "Import Panel Data" - Added

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Thanks Tero,TBH, it looks more like a patch 4 for LDS than a new version. Your comment of being a refined release is very accurate.I think the LDS guys are phenomenal and the price to upgrade for such a quality a/c is simply unheard of. These guys really do set the standard in terms of professionalism and delivery.With that being said I don't see anything so earth shattering or anything I was missing so badly in the FS9 version to get me to jump over and sacrifice my add-on airports, UTUSA, GE PRO, AES and the performance I get even at ImagineSim KEWR around NYC... Not saying that to diminish the efforts of LVL-D just saying the FS9 version was so da*n good it takes something huge to convert you if you are already still on the FS9 side of the fence and I just don't see that HUGE feature to force the switch...Does that make sense? Not trying to start a debate, put down FSX or LVL-D at all here just my .02,Thanks Tero, Thx Lvl-D and much enjoyment to everyone using it!!!-PaulPrimary RigLiquid CooledIntel C2D E6600 @3.2 gigsAsus P5N32SLI-Plus2 gigs Corsair XMS PC6400 4 4 4 12 @810Dual OC'd XFX 8800GTX @ 2 gigs24 inch Widescreen LCD 16XAA/16XAFDual 19 inch LCD'sRaid-0+1PCPower and Cooling 1k Quad SLIhttp://home.comcast.net/~psolk/3monitorsa.htmlBackup RigAMD 4000 San Diego @ 2.72 Gigs Kingston Corsair XMS CL2XFX 7900 GTX Raid-0psolk.jpg

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Hi Paul,I understand people have a hard time leaving their well-built FS9 environments behind... And that's the beauty of choice. Everyone can make their own :).About the release once more. Originally (as in before we released anything for FSX) this update was supposed to be only a "platform update", ie. to bring the 767 to FSX, with NO added functionality. We never advertised that it would be anything beyond that.Well, in the business of making the conversions the guys ended up adding a lot of stuff... But the upgrade price or the way we advertise the update (still) has never exceeded the original idea. Everyone can make up their minds based on what we publically list as being the "new things for FSX". :) Maybe the 757 will be somehow more than just a "refined" release ;).Also, thanks for your positive feedback :). The team tries very hard!rgds,Tero

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Thx Tero,It is funny, I don't use FSX much except for GA but the stellar support and reputation of an organization like LVL-D and knowing that FSX will see its day (probably right around the release of FSXI just like FS9 to FSX) and I don't doubt for a second that it is a great deal! Even at the full price I know that this will always be one of the most stellar a/c in the FS skies...One great thing about LVL-D is that once FSX catches up on a few things no one will ever regret having it. It isn't like some other add-ons that you have to worry about buyers remorse ;)To the original poster, if you are an FSX convert or even new to FS this is one A/C you will not regret. My reason for not converting is because the FS9 version was so da*n good but if the team enhanced the existing version it is already amazing!Can't WAIT for the 757... That is going to be something else...Thx again Tero,-PPrimary RigLiquid CooledIntel C2D E6600 @3.2 gigsAsus P5N32SLI-Plus2 gigs Corsair XMS PC6400 4 4 4 12 @810Dual OC'd XFX 8800GTX @ 2 gigs24 inch Widescreen LCD 16XAA/16XAFDual 19 inch LCD'sRaid-0+1PCPower and Cooling 1k Quad SLIhttp://home.comcast.net/~psolk/3monitorsa.htmlBackup RigAMD 4000 San Diego @ 2.72 Gigs Kingston Corsair XMS CL2XFX 7900 GTX Raid-0psolk.jpg

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I bought it yesterday and it's fantastic! :-jumpyComplex systems, excellent night lighting, great immersion. If you are into airliners then this one should be number #1 on your list.Also great support in their forum.Highly recommended and great value for money.

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Well,I gotta say that I agree with you about not going back to FS9 with the LDS 767. Now that I have had the FSX version for enough time to really play with it, it is more than just a patch. I run FSX just to use this airplane with the latest enhancements. FSX is a #### of a resource hog -- and I have a reasonably powerful computer -- but I love this airplane and have from the early years when Eric was doing it almost by himself. The team has kept up the tradition handsomely since then and always provided an amazing and durable product at a great price. I also must thank the team again for their great support of the third party hardware -- best in class!Anyone with a serious interest in big iron for FS should have this plane.RG

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I noticed absolutely no degradation from LevelD-FSX!As a matter for fact I confess I was expecting it since I also installed, for the first time, ASX, MTrafficX and FSUIPC, and I have cars on roads active, boats on the seas, traffic in the airports, etc...The slight differemce in my case comes from FSUIPC, but it's decimal - not even a whole unit of FPS!!!It's a GREAT add-on!!!

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