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  1. I have NYC X and both airport volumes. In a region where FPS is already at a premium, these can bring a modest system to its knees, but the new skyline looks absolutely stunning.
  2. Does anyone know if these repaints work with the C-130 now included with P3D v4.3? It's the CS bird, so I'll probably give it a go! EDIT - I also can't seem to find them in the AVSIM library either...
  3. I've got an Asus Maximus IX Hero mobo and I'm using an Cooler Master Hyper EVO212... EDIT - and I think that's the exact reason for this discussion: *IF* I could go from 4.7ghz to 5.0ghz on my 7700k, what would I expect in terms of real performance gain, specifically in P3D...+1 or +2 FPS maybe?
  4. Great thread guys - thanks for the discussion. I'm currently running my fully-lidded 7700k at 4.7ghz which was the highest stable clock I could get with temps under 80c with air cooling. Like a lot of you, the biggest variable for me was XMP timing in order to get stable FPS and the tweaking to get north of 4.7ghz for me was not worth the time and unlikely to succeed on air with a lid. Already planning my next step up though probably not until 2020.
  5. You'll need to see if your GPU or CPU is at 100%. Try userbenchmark.com as a start. My guess is that your 4690k, particularly if you're willing to try some overclocking, would support a better GPU, and that would get you some significant FPS increase.
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    P3D V4.3

    Try uninstalling the nVidia 3D vision driver. That helped a buddy of mine who had this same faulting module. You might also reinstall your video drivers using a "clean install" and see if that helps. Did you recently update drivers?
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    Flickering runway/taxiway textures P3Dv4

    Or better yet - a video using shadowplay?
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    X-Plane 11.30 Beta is out!

    How was taxiing in that wind in the 172?
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    New to p3dv4 and wondering something...

    Good discussion - thanks for the post and comments. The main reason I spend less time simming than I'd like is due to this self-imposed complexity which grows over time in an effort to get more and more realistic. My work flow goes like this: Decide if I'm going to fly in VR or not (if I want to take screenshots, or if I plan on being AFK on autopilot for a while, I'll avoid VR) and possibly change settings as appropriate. I almost always fly in USA, so I'll hop on Wundermap to check for some interesting weather - usually something VFR-ish with something interesting along the way, usually deciding between New England or Southern California. Then I'll decide if I want to use AirHauler2 and actually fly a mission or just fly for fun. Usually I'll use an online flight planner if I'm flying a route to create and save a flight plan. Then I'll fire up Active Sky for P3D, ASCA, and load the flight plan I created. If I'm flying a plane with a configurator, run that and set up options. Then I'll start FlyInside if I'm flying VR, or just P3D if not. Set date/time to current or as desired, clear weather. Load into a default aircraft in a simple airport (Cub at 3B3 is my go to). Then I'll change aircraft and allow it to fully load. Then I'll load my flight plan and move to the correct departure and gate/parking. Wait for ActiveSky to do it's thing. I usually use VoxATC, so I'll enable that and let voices load and for it to create its AI. If I'm flying an A2A aircraft, I then argue with myself whether I should just hit Ctrl-E or actually do a sim-walkaround and use the real startup procedure. Usually I'm just dying to get in the air by this time and I forego that stuff and hit Ctrl-E. All told, it probably takes me 15-30min just to get to this point. I'd love to have a simpler way to get started without sacrificing any of these components...
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    Trim wheel not working in P3D v4

    Did an axis accidentally get assigned to trim? Try clearing it if so.
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    Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

    AFAIK, Active Sky is the only engine to simulate tropical systems. Others would rely on reporting stations....I have been dying to take the P3D C-130 up for some "hunting" but just haven't found the time recently...
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    PROBLEM - Freeflow Florida

    Keep me posted. I'm one of the authors. Happy to help get you going...
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    PROBLEM - Freeflow Florida

    There's a special version of Freeflow Florida that works with UTUSA - did you install that one or the full package?
  14. @whitav8 is spot on. Here's my spin: 1. Use https://pcpartpicker.com/ to find prices if you're willing to build (just do it). They also have a "Build Guide" to help you out - tremendously useful. 2. If you can wait a bit, the newer nvidia RTX cards will have much better VR performance. 3. I went the oculus rift route after trying a vive and reading a lot about the competitors, and very happy I did - the biggest drawback with the early generation headset was the screen door effect -SDE. I feel like the vive oriented the "screen door" vertically, which makes it easier to see or perceive despite the higher resolution, whereas the oculus is angled a bit so it's not as obvious - someone correct me if I'm off, but I love it! Once you're settled, get a copy of IL2-BoX - best VR combat sim experience there is!
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    FTX Central , will it ever work properly?

    I know this doesn't help your situation, but I haven't had an issue lately. Currently downloading between 5-6 MB/s.