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Acceleration...so far, for me, a win

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Glad to hear a positive report.If you get the chance could you report on fps impact when water is set to mid or high 2.x under DX10 ?Also, how did you install, just right over FSX SP1 and UTX?Thanks!

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Like BT stated - all is fine. The aircraft, scenery and missions are fantastic! Job well done!! Keep up the great work.My system specs - P4 3.2mhz Hyper Threading2Gig ramATI Radeon X1950 PRO 512 mb ramWin XP Cloud9 Xlcass United StatesRegards,Bob

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Hi Jackcnd...No Joy on DX10. Still on XP. I have my Vista Ultimate sitting in my desk drawer, waiting for at least SP1 before I installAs for installation? I followed the advise on the UT forum. Installed Acceleration. Downloaded and applied their patch for UTX USA (small...100Kbytes or so), started up UT's configuration program, exited, then fired up FSX.Cheers,bt

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I concur. No problems here either. Man the F18 is sweet! Really nice looking, and has a good feel to it. Just doing a flight with it and Socal megascenery and it was smooth as I've ever seen it. So far so good anyway. I also seem to have lost some of the micro stutters as well..

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>Q6600>Nvidia 8800 GTX>XP, 4 gigs ram (I know, not used but I'm looking towards>Vista!)>Only major Add-On (scenery wise) is UTX>>Well, installed and after an extremely long initial startup>time as FSX processed the new scenery, my system came up none>worse for the wear, and in some ways better.>>System is definitely "smoother". Gone are some micro-stutters>I had. Coincidence? Wishful thinking? Perhaps but for me,>gone anyway.>>Something that is definitely improved is object "pop-up". >Flying around PDX area, going from Hillsboro to PDX, the trip>out over the river always broke that suspension of disbelief. >Objects, bridges, houses popping up left and right, seemingly>just in front of me. That is gone now. I know Phil mentioned>they worked on that code, so again...perhaps wishful thinking,>but I'm pleased!>>That

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Q6600Nvidia 8800 GTXXP, 4 gigs ram (I know, not used but I'm looking towards Vista!)Only major Add-On (scenery wise) is UTXWell, installed and after an extremely long initial startup time as FSX processed the new scenery, my system came up none worse for the wear, and in some ways better.System is definitely "smoother". Gone are some micro-stutters I had. Coincidence? Wishful thinking? Perhaps but for me, gone anyway.Something that is definitely improved is object "pop-up". Flying around PDX area, going from Hillsboro to PDX, the trip out over the river always broke that suspension of disbelief. Objects, bridges, houses popping up left and right, seemingly just in front of me. That is gone now. I know Phil mentioned they worked on that code, so again...perhaps wishful thinking, but I'm pleased!That

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I have to congratulate Phil and ACES. I have better image quality and a definite increase in performance--more than with SP1. I was having stutters. They are gone now. Very smooth on a 4+ yr. old machine running XP Pro. I'm locked at 20 FPS so don't now about any increase in FPS (I wouldn't expect much if any).I have found some problems--panel lights in some default aircraft don't seem to work and I am no longer getting ATC to come through headphones (separate sound card). Still need to investigate further.Randall

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You have to go to Settings | Sound on the main dialog and select the sound output devices there now. Since Vista doesn't support the sound/voice split in the control panel, we have moved this selection into our dialog.

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Can someone comment on specific, factual improvements of DX10 compared to DX9 in FSX that warrant to purchase a $300-$400 DX10 GPU?Because I cannot really see any difference at all, but a good 20% decrease in performance compared to DX9 with no apparent enhancements whatsoever.Pat

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I think every good thing I've read in this thread is under XP without the DX-10 enabled... You have to have Vista for that right. So essentially... these reports are DX-9 with SP-2 under XP ... correct?I am in a dual boot config... but I have everything on Vista 32.Thanks, Steve

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Okay, so far so good. Just got done installing and flew the Mustang around, got to say I love blowing the engine, the flames are a nice touch, not to mention the smoke. Love it.Been flying around in DX9 mode, going to try DX10 soon and see if I'm getting all the problems everyone else is noticing.

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Installed Acceleration tonight....followed the rules. Then downloaded patch for Ultimate Terrain. Activated UT, then started FSX SP2, activated it...and all is "perfect". Love it. See an improvement in smoothness and frames. I love the Mustang and F18. Tomorrow I do some more serious flying. Thanks, Microsoft. All went as planned.

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My hardware set up is similar to yours. Do you have any other addons besides UT. I have that. How about other addon planes?Thanks, Steve

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Just an update for DX10....I'm using nhancer but put everything to application and that remove the jaggies on the aircraft, uncheck it and on my system I lose antialiasing. Not sure why.Still, Bloom on, low2x, no difference between that and DX9...frames the same just about. The bloom is a wonderful effect, makes things vibrant in the sunlight, the cockpit lighting is enhanced as are the airplane shadows. The silver mustang is amazing with the lighting.Cockpit shadows are jaggy as has been reported. I'm on Nvidia's latest WHQL.The other thing I noticed is the switching back and forth between windowed and full screen is instantaneous now, not to mention the dissapearing screen when touching the task bar has, well, dissapeared. It's a real window now.Vista Home Premium, 32 bit. Thank you Aces, the aircraft are well worth the 30 bucks. Haven't tried the missions, it'll take sometime to get the feel of these aircraft, plus I keep blowing the engine on the mustang.

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Besides UT, I'm using Cloud 9 U.S., Europe, and Africa. I use FS Genesis as well. Many addon planes from RealAir, Flight1, and I also use FSDiscover (would be lost without it). Recently, I acquired FEX, and I love the effects from that. Usually, I just randomize most effects in that. Additionally, I never fly without RealWeather. Everything is working well..."Knock on Wood"! I use Vista Ultimate...upgraded from XP.

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I installed Acceleration last night on my HP 1 year old computer running XP SP2.Nice overall improvement, the only problem is with my Aerosoft Missions pack. None of the planes will load. I'll wait for a patch from them. I do not have a lot of add on planes or scenery, Just Aerosoft and a few Cloud9 packages and I'm happy. Well worth the 29 dollars.Can't wait to get home tonight and fly the FA/18!cheers.

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