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  1. For those of us unclear on on the concept, and maybe it's just me: Will this thing make the DX10 graphics I can access now look better, or simply run smoother and with less visual defects? Also, will DX10 and this fix give me better FPS across the board? Thanks.
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    480 GTX vs. 580 GTX

    But below that, is there chanting at least? Humming perhaps?Curious because if someone, for right or wrong, thought he had to have a 580 to feel complete as a human being, but had a lesser CPU, would the 580 still pump out the goodness, or just sit there... waiting?
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    480 GTX vs. 580 GTX

    So what is the minimum CPU "required" to make a 580GTX worth having?
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    Pacific Northwest (Orbx)

    What bozo I am. I only loaded up that 003beta autogen patch yesterday after I read your post. I guess I missed seeing it for the past few months at ORBX.In any case, I won a good 3 to 4 FPS over Portland with that patch. That's not a small thing in FSX.Thanks for mentioning it. :(
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    Pacific Northwest (Orbx)

    Howdy,My rig is very close to yours. I have an E6700/4GB RAM/8800GTS 640MB (Win7-64 bit) and PNW runs very well except in city environments. Cruising Seatle or Vancouver is not great, but as far as low and slow over the mountains and lakes goes, it's fantastic. I have PNW and PFJ (along with FEX) and if I stick to bush flying and small airports I get superb eye candy and solid FPS with the sliders up pretty high.I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
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    Captain Sim Forum Still Locked!

    I'll love 'em when they release my F-104 for FSX.Until then, no love at all. Well, maybe just a little.
  7. It may sound a bit odd, but I made a "free" view tracker for the IL2 flightsim by plugging in an extra mouse, just putting it on the floor, and moving it around using my foot. (IL2 has mouse view capability.) I had it cupped under my toes and I could move it around easily and with pretty good accuracy. I tried using tape, it worked, but just cupped in the ball of your big toe and index toe was almost as good. If the view got out of control and bonkered up, I just hit center view on my HOTAS and I was right back in the middle and could go again. I'm not kidding, the immersion factor was real.Can you get a mouse view with FSX? In IL2, you didn't have to click a mouse buton, you just had to move it around.
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    Megascenery Las Vegas

    I wish they would do the B.C./Alaska coast. That would be spectacular.
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    "Ground Environment X" Released

    Thanks Steve.I think one problem with GEX is that it actually takes a bit of time to find the sweet spot, as opposed to your other programs like FEX, GE Pro, and EE that gave an immediate "WOW!" factor the moment you saw them on the screen.I look forward to finding more of the GEX sweet spots, and to seeing more texture sets being released.
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    "Ground Environment X" Released

    Finally got GEX working. Some parts are very nice, some are so so. I still have a bit of a problem with the rock textures loading very slowly.A quick shot, somewhere in the Canadian Rockies.
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    "Ground Environment X" Released

    For the life of me I can't tell if my install is wrong or I'm just underwhelmed. GEX installed to C: program files, and installs the textures to D:FSX, where I keep the sim, but my mountains don't look that great. GE Pro for FS9 made a stunning difference, but I'm (sadly) just not seing it here, though I do see some new auto-gen.Probably my fault, just have to keep playing with it. Mind you, there should be a splash screen text that tells you if GEX is running like there was with FS9. Sometime GE Pro would turn off in FS9 if you fooled around with the sim and you would have to re-install a texture set. No big deal, but it was nice to see the text on the splash screen letting you know the status of the program.
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    "Ground Environment X" Released

    Apparently you have to "Save target as...". Saw that at the GEX forums.I'm DL-ing right now, still over three hours to go on my lousy cable connection. Oh well.
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    "Ground Environment X" Released

    Sold!And it's my birthday today and I have the day off. :-beerchug Yeah baby!
  14. When I had my new rig built a few months back I had them put in a 250GB main C: HD and an 80GB D: HD just for FS9. Now FS9 is out and I have FSX in there. I put all my DLs and payware files in C: and nothing but FSX and the installed add-ons go into the D: drive. I defrag after each new add-on or uninstall. There's nothing in D: except "working" FSX files. Makes it real easy to keep clean.Now with all the add-ons, I think within a few months I'm going to have to get a 120+ HD put in and move FSX there.