Unlike the previously released Hardware and Software guide for FSX, the newly published AVSIM FSX / P3D Configuration Guide provides a compendium of tweaks that we have collected and publish in this short, concise guide.
The AVSIM Basic FSX/P3D Configuration Guide provides members with a one-stop guide for configuring FSX/P3D for optimum performance. Our goal at AVSIM is to make configuring FSX/P3D as simple as possible and to educate. There are many FSX Configuration Guides published around the Internet and a member only has to do an Internet search using the Google or Bing search engines to find them.
The Microsoft-owned Flight Simulator is possibly the game industry's longest-running continuous franchise. The first Microsoft-branded version was released in 1982 with the most recent version, FSX, released in 2006 and expanded in 2007 with the release of Acceleration/SP2. FSX is a 32 bit application that can reside in a 64 bit Windows operating environment. Acceleration and the freeware version SP2 included a preview to DX10 technology as the Microsoft team did not have sufficient time to completely program FSX for DX10. They had hoped to finalize development in a future update (as well as improve on the FSX engine) but the development team (AKA Aces Studio) was released by Microsoft before those upgrades could be published. Currently, an add-on developer has fixed many of the issues left behind by FSX. You can get more information about DX10 in our DX10 Forum.