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  2. Hello, Just purchased this card, and thinking about the install process. I currently have a stable system with my 1060 6GB w 388.13 drivers. I like to change only 1 aspect of the system at a time to minimize possible issues and help chase problems, if necessary. Thoughts.... would it be better to upgrade the drivers first, and then ensure the system is stable with the new drivers, before putting in the new card or install the new card first, while keeping the drivers at 388.13. Hoping to heats others’ preferences & experiences. Mike
  3. Hello armchair_pilot, it's been a while since my previous post. I haven't been busy with the development of the software for a while since I am busy developing electronics for Prepar3d. I will continue development of the charts program later on, but I want to finish the electronics first.
  4. As far as I'm aware, and I may be wrong, but I believe the only way the FO will do anything is if you ask for a specific flow or procedure...I don't know if you can do it just based off of the config of the aircraft.
  5. For some reason, none of the flows I have installed in the MCE folder and copied in the documents folder appear when running MCE. Default ones btw. I have had MCE for quite some time, but I reinstalled for P3D so something went wrong when I reinstalled MCE.
  6. Doah... thats a shame. I had a similar problem with the Augusta EH101v2 by David Robles, everything worked "but no instruments are displayed in the glass cockpit.". turns out they may not be compatible with P3D because the EH101v2 was made for FSX-Acc, unlike the QW757. Good luck, I hope you manage to get it to work, I am interested so please post back if you find a solution.
  7. 331BK

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    Thank you i will try this out
  8. Nyxx

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    ASP4 SF (set up options and ever open again) EF in Auto mode. That should be it. If you fly the FSL I surgest you turn p3D HDR OFF this way you get proper green lights for the FD/LS etc. Run with that for a week or so and see if you need anything else.
  9. cmpbellsjc

    Hi everyone

    Welcome aboard Gan! I just spent some time in Italy, Florence and Rome, over the holidays and enjoyed it so much I’m going back this Christmas as well. Have also spent a fair amount of time in Barcelona as well and enjoyed it immensely. Enjoy your stay at Avsim, I’m sure you’ll learn a lot and have a good time.
  10. TopGun33

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    I'm happy the soon to be runway is already in the scenery. It will avoid th scenery be outdated in 6 months once it is finished. It is easier to ignore a runway beeing built than having it missing for the next 4 years, just like what previously happened on ORD sceneries.
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  13. 331BK

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    Which tools do I need actualy? I have AS P3D, REX SF, REX EF currently installed because i install my system from scratch at the moment. Now I`m asking myself if i need: ASCA, Texture Direct, ENVTEX and ENVSHADE still? I own all of them but which of them do i still "need" ? thank you
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  15. 0Artur0

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    Why would EF effect frame rates at all?
  16. Nyxx

    Environment Force Discussion Thread

    I used time-lapse to show the light on the clouds. But you get this effect if you look around the scene and can see where the sunlight is coming from with how the clouds are lit. So in a way, this does not show the scene but a snapshot of what happens if you look around it. Sun behind my aircraft. Sun directly onto clouds Sun behind the clouds Sun just above the clouds. But after trying HDR ON in P3D and OFF for the FSL it is staying OFF.
  17. I don't see what you base your comment on. I've seen no such degradation from having many thousands of dollars of add-ons installed over time I built my Flight Sim PC more than 5 years ago. I run P3D on bare bones Win7 x64 across 3 dedicated 1TB SSD drives with almost no other software loaded. Hardware is Asus Z97 Deluxe, i7-4790K OC'd to 4.67Ghz on all cores, 32GB DDR3-2333 ram, GTX-1080ti SC2 11GB (also mildly OC'd), and 6 "Joystick" input devices. I have all ORBX products except TE GB South loaded at once, about 20 USA states of MegaSceneryEarth, plus a ton of other add-ons like Ultimate Traffic Live, ASP4/ASCA, RXP GNS & GTN, ChasePlane/TrackIR, PrecipFX, FSUIPC, Loads of aircraft including a few A2A Accu-Sim, Most PMDG, Flight1, many Milviz, Majestic Dash8 Q400 Pro, and others, FS2Crew for all PMDG and MJD8Q400, Accu-Feel, Around 100 non-ORBX airports (half of them freeware), All Drzewiecki Design regions/products, GSX Ground Services X Level 2 (which is word not allowed BTW), FS Global Ultimate - Next Generation mesh, WX Advantage Radar, Navigraph updates & fsAerodata, and probably a few other I forget. All of this is loaded at once and I often run Little NavMap on another monitor and Foobar2000 simultaneously playing music on the same 7.2.2 home theater system I run p3D on. That's about as much as you can currently put on one system and it's very flyable. I run with most sliders to maximum in most regions. I cut back autogen to half in others. I run P3D on a single 4K monitor and get 18-65fps depending. This is about the same performance I got with very few add-ons. P3Dv4 runs great if you are running all legit software. I rarely have crashes. I would never risk any hackware even just to try a product, lest it wrecks the enormous amount of work it took to put all this together. I just added a bunch (about 30) of Return to Misty Moorings (RTMM) sceneries as well as Tongass Fjords X a couple days ago. Performance is still excellent. I firmly believe I could load another full suite of ORBX and still maintain the same performance. Gone are the days of 32bit OOM issues. P3D intelligently loads only relevant scenery for the region you are currently flying. You can grow this platform to an enormous scale. I only expect that P3D 5.0 will be even better. The way P3D is designed I don't think it has any upper limit of how much scenery it can manage. What impact performance is only the local scenery where you are currently flying and add-ons like weather, traffic,, and some higher end aircraft. Most addons have little to no impact that I could ever see. Except for a few poorly made overdone airports on the market that can really slam FPS. Autogen can be a killer too if mixed with very complex scenery, but only while you are flying in a complex scenery area. I never reach my memory limits on my MB or on my GPU. I rarely see my CPU or GPU max out either. The main factor for running P3D smoothly today is a decent GPU and getting your CPU cores to the maximum speed you can. This is why a 5+ year old 4-core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.67Ghz on all cores is pretty much as good as the latest CPUs running at 5Ghz or so. And the 1080ti is still the best card for P3D v4.5. I found almost no difference in FPS running in 4K vs 1080p. In 4k there is also little to no need for anti-aliasing, thus reducing GPU workload. Try as I might, I can find no justification to build a newer top of the line PC. ORBX can keep right on designing new P3D sceneries, and as long as I am still alive I will keep buying them. BTW, did you ever wonder why ORBX removed the ability from FTX Central to load only limited regions at once? Because it doesn't matter anymore. Keep flying and enjoy. There is no wall coming that will limit your fun. I continue to be blown away by the size of this community, which is what makes it possible to have such a great platform and great add-ons. When I think back to when I flew MSFS 1.0 I find it very difficult to complain about anything in the current flight sim world. I never imagined we would have it so good.
  18. Let me stop you right there. There are a lot of ORBX developers inside the LM beta testing team (they have one of the largest amount of members), it is their responsibility to test their products and provide feedback to LM engineers. Interesting enough I don't see any of them making any reference to problems with TE GB, TE Netherlands, Germany regions, etc. Via the LM beta forums. It was Rob Ainscough (who doesn't work for ORBX or LM) who performed intense testing using these regions and reported back hard evidence and data, which was useful to produce the Hotfix you and many others are enjoying. But quite frankly, it is not the responsibility of Rob A., Me or anyone else in the beta team to ensure ORBX products are working correctly with any version of P3D. That is why ORBX belongs to the beta team, to do their own bloody tests, and it is a shame other members of the beta team had to step in to provide feedback on their behalf for their own products. Regards, Simbol
  19. antonmorse

    30% GPU and 30%CPU ?

    Prepar3d 4.5 is running ok on my system, most settings are high or even max, and I get around 30fps at even busy airports. If I lower any details, frame rate goes up accordingly. But still, I can't help wondering, why both my CPU and my GPU only use around 30% of their maximum. I have an Asus Z87K motherboard, i7-4770K cpu, EVGA RTX2070 XC gpu, and 24GB 2133speed ram. Could it be that the ram is too slow or the cpu throttling back due to temperature - (it does often go into the 80s)? I don't want to spend hours agonizing over it as it runs ok, but just wondered if anyone can suggest any other reason.
  20. GAN

    Hi everyone

    Hi guys! My name is Gian Marco, I'm an italian guy and I mostly fly in IVAO with X-Plane. I hope I will learn a lot sharing my passion and my doubts with the AVSIM community. Clear sky!
  21. Design is completely different. Matches that of the Oculus Go.
  22. Like I already said; this is really great! Just one question: is there maybe also a way/possibility to show the European low and high ifr charts? Thanks a lot for all your efforts!
  23. Any chance my previous-gen Oculus Rift lenses will work in the Rift S? Or is the design too different?
  24. vadriver

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    i'll wait till i hear how it also affects ATC options ........ one could conjure up an airac update which would reference the "pseudo" ILS's. or just close appropriate runways.
  25. The only reason that performance in TrueEarth GB South suffers is because of those 3DM files. If the autogen system in P3D was updated to provide developers with more flexible options, then ORBx could have used autogen exclusively (apart from the POI landmarks), and we would not have these issues. It's those 3D custom buildings that kill performance on anything other than Skynet based PCs. Have Lockheed Martin been informed that updating the autogen system in P3D is urgently needed?
  26. DellyPilot

    Ethiopia crash

    No Kevin, apologies I wasn't clear, I was talking about 'my' old man, (my father) not some guy on pprune. He flew many 737 variants for nearly 30 years. In no way does he or I laud this! The opposite, it is a direct criticism of Boeing's grandfathering policy that contributed to this crash. It allows pilots to fly any variant (back then with no training at all) with as little as a 1 hour session and zero sim time. On one flight he had to ask the captain where buttons were, can you imagine! He complained to management (at significant risk to his career progression) but nothing was done as this was normal and 'legal'. At least today Boeing require the 1 hour type conversion session. From now on I guess sim time will be required to practice key differences, such as MCAS malfunctions and new memory items. So no, I don't think this is why I (and many pilots like my father) disagree with you. I don't want to argue anymore, believe it or not I respect your opinion (especially as a current pilot on the brilliant E170, which by the way Boeing tried hard to kill off!). I really do see where you are coming from and you make valid points but I think they are massively outweighed. Let's agree to disagree (very strongly 🙂)! What we can agree on is that lessons will be learned on certification, training and grandfathering of 50 year old designs. I will always feel though that both crashes could have been avoided.
  27. Another great video showcase from The Flight Sim Deck
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