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  1. I think the better expectation is that developers work to optimize the code for today's processors, as the direction seems to be more towards additional cores, not faster clock speeds.... My system is brand new (spec's below) and I still can't send the sliders all the way to the right, without things turning into a PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Did you uncheck the "Global Warming" button under scenery?
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    Airline assumed temperature v derated thrust takeoff usage

    On the Airbus, we call it FLEX, short for flexible temperature.The maximum takeoff thrust is limited by outside air temperature (OAT). By assuming a higher temperature than the actual one, the thrust can be reduced... Quick Example: An A320 at 77 tons (maximum structural takeoff weight) with an OAT of 4 degrees Celsius. The performance limited weight for the OAT is much higher than 77 tons, but for the sake of example, let’s say 83 tons, but I’m making this number up. By calculating the temperature at which the takeoff can be made with maximum thrust at 77 tons, you can reduce the thrust. Lets say this value happens to be 40 degrees (I am also making this number up). Then you have it: FLEX value is 40. During cockpit preparation, pilots will insert this value on the performance FMS page. During takeoff, they will move the thrust levers to the detent marked “FLEX/MCT”. The FLEX thrust will be delivered, regulated by the engines’ computers, called FADECs This thrust reduction helps reduce fuel consumption, engine stress and maintenance costs. There are some limitations for the use of FLEX takeoff, but the above explains the principle. Hope this is helpful....
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    Stutters and FPS drops

    Hi, Can you post what your P3D settings are as well? I'm not as knowledgeable as the others, but that would be a good place to start. Also, your CPU is a limiting factor, as P3D is mostly CPU bound, which means most of the heavy lifting for the visuals are dependent on it, rather than the video card. Consequently, a higher clock speed is crucial.
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    PTA Help Please

    It's mostly fixed, so thank you to GSalden! Shez - yes, still seeing the break cloud error, but will live with it for now... Thanks guys!
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    PTA Help Please

    Thank you. Trying to use Matt Davies v1.3 presets show the following: Preset E:\pta_2.62\MattDavies1.3.ini saved Preset E:\pta_2.62\MattDavies1.3.ini loaded Applying preset E:\pta_2.62\MattDavies1.3.ini... ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\Cloud.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\General.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\GPUTerrain.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\FuncLibrary.fxh not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\PostProcess\HDR.hlsl not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\PostProcess\FXAAResolve.hlsl not found Preset has been applied with errors. See log above Shaders cache cleared Any thoughts? Thank you!
  7. Folks, Getting PTA setup in 4.3 and found a cool preset I liked from Thopat. When I try to apply it, I get the following series of errors: Applying preset E:\pta_2.62\pta2-preset-thopat-2_2\pta2-preset-thopat-2_2.ini... ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\Cloud.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\General.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\GPUTerrain.fx not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\FuncLibrary.fxh not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\PostProcess\HDR.hlsl not found ERROR applying preset: source file E:\pta_2.62\SHADERS_BACKUP\PostProcess\FXAAResolve.hlsl not found Applying [Tweak main config (prepar3D.cfg)] to Main config file Applying [TerrainNightSaturation] to E:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ShadersHLSL\GPUTerrain.fx Applying [Clouds directional lighting 1] to E:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ShadersHLSL\Cloud.fx ERROR applying custom tweak [Clouds directional lighting 1] : the desired block is not found Applying [Clouds directional lighting 2] to E:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ShadersHLSL\Cloud.fx ERROR applying custom tweak [Clouds directional lighting 2] : the desired block is not found Applying [Clouds directional lighting 3] to E:\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ShadersHLSL\Cloud.fx ERROR applying custom tweak [Clouds directional lighting 3] : the desired block is not found Preset has been applied with errors. See log above Shaders cache cleared My apologies for posting all of that, but any idea what I'm doing wrong? I'm using REX Skyforce and ASP4 as well, but they are not running at the time of trying to install the PTA preset. Really appreciate any help! -Bill
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    REX SkyForce, PTA, ASP4, ENVSHADE, ENVTEX

    Folks, One other question. I've seen mention of Weatherforce in this thread. Is there an ETA for it's release? Thanks!
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    REX SkyForce, PTA, ASP4, ENVSHADE, ENVTEX

    Really appreciate all the replies. What is the best way to incorporate the following, so it all plays nicely in P3D V4.3: REX SkyForce 3D ASP4 PTA. Is there a tutorial on getting all this to work smoothly?
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    REX SkyForce, PTA, ASP4, ENVSHADE, ENVTEX

    Ok, my head is spinning, lol! Appreciate the advice! I'm home the next 4 days, and it's suppose to be really hot the next few days, so perfect WX for playing with the sim. I just need to figure this out, and warm up the credit card!
  11. Folks, I tried to search and figure this all out, but is there a quick cheat sheet on which of these things does what? It seems that REX Skyforce is the same as ENVTEX? and PTA and ENVSHADE are the same? What should I purchase and use for P3D v4.3 that will provide the best visuals and WX for the sim? Thanks in advance! -Bill
  12. Nick, I'm sure you have thought it through, but those yokes are around 2K US. That equals a decent amount of actual flying time in a real airplane. You mention being halfway through training, and 2K will buy you a decent amount of cross country flying, along with dual instruction as needed. Just my 2 cents, but I would think real yoke time would be better than a simulated one. Regardless, best of luck with your training!
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    Incompatible P3D v4.3 addons

    Any word on PTA? Thanks!
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    New build for P3D

    Thanks, currently running SSD for the OS and another for P3D. Wondering if I'd see a performance improvement with the M.2 drives.....?
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    New build for P3D

    Jim, Notice you are running M.2 drives. Are they worth the extra cost in terms of performance? My new build is identical to yours, but still figuring out the whole M.2 -vs- SATA III thing. No issues with using up PCIe lanes? Cheers, Bill