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  1. Just figured out how to get a custom resolution. I rolled back to older Catalyst drivers & used a program called "Radeon custom resolution manager". After clicking on gpu scaling in Radeon settings I got this. Whohoo! Time to get flying. Thanks all. Pat
  2. Think I am just going back to my 19" 4:3 monitor. Thanks for all the advice. Pat
  3. Maybe I will just pull out my old Dell 19" 4:3 & use it. Not nearly as good as my HP but lot less hassle.
  4. I do not have FSX:SE running very well. Crashes a lot & very poor frame rates. Plus all my addons are for FS2004. I updated my computer in July in hopes of running FSX better but it has not helped much. AMD FX8350 with Radeon HD 7970 video & 16gigs of ram with Win7 64bit. Pat
  5. Hi all, I have been out of touch not flying for awhile. My question is, I have always used a 4:3 ratio monitor using only 2D panels for my flying. 4:3 monitors have gone the way of the Dodo. I now have a HP 2509m. Some of my planes have OK widescreens but some like DA Fokker & Aeroworx B200 do not. When I try to fly in 3D, I get a lot of vertical tearing when I pan. I have FSX Steam but the lack of 2D panels is a problem. Just looking for some thoughts on this. Thanks. Pat Callaghan
  6. Happy Holidays all, I am still running FS2004. I have had FSX on the shelf since right after the first SP. When I switch views I get a pause with a white flash. Nothing I did would get rid of it so I gave up. I would like to try again but was wondering if any progress has been made. Here are my specs:Intel P4 Northwood 3Ghz in a Dell Dimension 4600. I have 2Gbt of ram, 160gig non-sata hard drive, Radeon X1650 w/ 512megs of ram. I am looking for any input on this. Thanks.Pat Callaghan
  7. Thanks for all the responses. I have the slow loading on almost any plane with a VC it's just the Cheyenne is the worst. I do convert all my aircraft texture files to DXT3 w/ no mipmaps. Will DXT1 be that big of a help? Pat
  8. Loyd, Thanks for the response. Yes, I do use a de-fragger called Diskeeper. Probably once a week at least.Pat
  9. I have a Dell P4-3.06Ghz w/ a ATI X1650 Pro 512meg video, 1gig of ram. It is running WinXP Home SP2. I am bugged by the fact that although my flying is very smooth with frames locked at 25-30 FPS, I get these pauses when I switch views to look out the window while the plane texture loads. I am talking about VC textures here. Any plane with a VC does this. Some, like the PA-31T from DA is unflyable it pauses so much, while the Aeroworx B200 is slightly faster. I will include a copy of my FS9.CFG file. Any help or ideas? Thanks.Pat Callaghan[PANELS]IMAGE_QUALITY=1UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0QUICKTIPS=1PANEL_MASKING=1PANEL_STRETCHING=1[OldModules]fssound.dll=1keylib32.dll=1[Weather]WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1MinGustTime=10MaxGustTime=500MinGustRampSpeed=1MaxGustRampSpeed=200MinVarTime=5MaxVarTime=50MinVarRampSpeed=10MaxVarRampSpeed=75TurbulenceScale=1.000000DefaultVisibility=0DynWx_MedianDewPointSpread=10.000000DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMedianDewPoint=0.000500DynWx_MaxDewPointSpread=50.000000DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMaxDewPoint=0.000125DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMinDewPoint=0.100000DynWx_DryTempLapsePer1000Meters=9.000000DynWx_ProbCloudFormForDryTempLapse=0.000500DynWx_MoistTempLapsePer1000Meters=3.300000DynWx_ProbCloudFormForMoistTempLapse=0.040000DynWx_MaxProbCloudChangePerMinute=0.040000DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelMild=0.500000DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelNormal=1.000000DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelHigh=3.000000DynWx_MultiplierForDynamicWeatherLevelExtreme=10.000000DynWx_TempChangePercentageForOvercastClouds=0.750000DynWx_TempChangePercentageForMinDewPoint=0.700000DynWx_MaxTempChangePerMinute=0.060000WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.comWeatherServerPort=80WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0DynamicWeather=2LOADWEATHER=1MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS=128747CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=43D_CLOUD_PERCENT=100DETAILED_CLOUDS=0CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=7CloudsImpostorRingRadius=64000.000000[iNTERNATIONAL]ASLAT=2ASLON=1MEASURE=0[MISC]COM_RATE=7LOG_TIME=1FOREIGN_TRANSLATOR=0LOG_FILE=LOGBOOK[sTARTUP]DEMO=0LOADSIM=1LOADWINDOW=1SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN=0STARTUP_DEMO=[GRAPHICS]FULL_SCREEN=1PERFORMANCE_MODE=0DEF_PERF_MODE=7TEXT_SCROLL=1AUTO_LOD=0DETAIL_TEXTURE=1WATER_EFFECTS=0TERRAIN_USE_VECTOR_MAP=1TERRAIN_USE_VECTOR_OBJECTS=1EFFECTS_QUALITY=1GROUND_SHADOWS=0SMOOTH_VIEW=1IMAGE_SMOOTHING=1TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=1LANDING_LIGHTS=1IMAGE_QUALITY=0TEXTURE_BLDG=1TEXTURE_GND=1TEXTURE_WATER=1AIRCRAFT_TEXTURE=2SEE_SELF=1TEXTURE_QUALITY=3LOD_TARGET_FPS=17NUM_LIGHTS=6[REALISM]INDASPD=0PFactor=0.000000Torque=0.000000GyroEffect=0.000000CrashTolerance=0.000000General=0.000000UnlimitedFuel=FalseTrueAirspeed=FalseAutoCoord=FalseRealMixture=TrueStressDamage=FalseGEffect=FalseManualLights=TrueGyroDrift=FalseCrashWithDyn=FalseCrashDetection=1[CONTROLS]KBDAIL=64KBDELEV=64KBDRUD=64PAN_RATE=700[uSERINTERFACE]MAP_ORIENTATION=2PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1PROMPT_ON_EXIT=0SelectFlightLevel=0SelectFlightTitle=1PageID=8OpenATCOnCreate=0SITUATION=C:Documents and SettingsPatMy DocumentsFlight Simulator FilesKPDX28RDisplayFuelAsWeight=1[sOUND]SOUND=1SOUND_FADER1=0.500000SOUND_FADER2=0.100000SOUND_FADER3=0.300000SOUND_FADER4=0.800000SOUND_FADER5=0.420000SOUND_FADER6=0.860000SOUND_QUALITY=2[DISPLAY]UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=100TextureMaxLoad=10RUNWAY_LIGHTS_SURFACE_SCALAR=0.9 //scales edge, center,end,touchdown,runwaysRUNWAY_LIGHTS_VASI_SCALAR=0.5 //scales VASI/PAPI lightsRUNWAY_LIGHTS_APPROACH_SCALAR=0.5 //scales approach light barsRUNWAY_LIGHTS_STROBE_SCALAR=0.9 //scales RAILs and 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YEPOINT_UP=13,9EYEPOINT_DOWN=8,9EYEPOINT_RIGHT=13,11EYEPOINT_LEFT=8,11EYEPOINT_FORWARD=8,10EYEPOINT_BACK=13,10
  10. All of a sudden my mouse pointer is flicking when I move it in FS9. As soon as I stop moving it, it disappears. Usually the curser stays on for a second or two. Any ideas? This is a Dell 4600 P4/3.06Ghz, Radeon 9600 w/ 256meg, 1Gig of ram. I have been running FS2004 on this machine for along time with no problems. Help.
  11. I wanted to thank all who gave input. I have decided to stick with FS9 for now after playing with the demo for a few days.
  12. I have been playing with te settings. I am still getting this real quick pause & white flash every once in awhile that I can't get rid of. I am also hving a hard time with joysticj sensitivities. My elevator axis is just way too touchy.Pat
  13. Well after a go-around at St. Marteen I landing fairly well. Seemed a little jerky to me. FPS were low teens to single digits on landing approach. I was getting some flickering & after I figured out how to get my 2D panel back, switching views caused some lag. I am going to have to play with it for awhile. Thanks for all the input. I really appretiate it.Pat
  14. I am downloading the demo as I type this.Pat
  15. ATI Radeon 9600 256meg AGP
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