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Everything posted by JSmith2112

  1. Using Google maps and scrolling around or zooming in the tablet crashes the sim for me. On the PMDG forums other users are reporting the same issue.
  2. I leave my CPU at default settings but being a 12600KF it doesn't get hotter than about 60 degrees C in any gaming title including FS2020 - cooled by a 280mm AIO. For my preference, high settings with DLSS auto at 4k gives me acceptable performance and I feel no need to do any other tweaks.
  3. I've gone from sceptical about the new sim to optimistic with the mention of a "thin client" that downloads assets as required. "Massive performance improvements": Yeah, this sounds like something worth spending some $$ on if they are making big changes to the engine.
  4. I usually check the Nvidia reddit before installing a driver to see if there are any issues. Unfortunately they are still in protest mode it seems.
  5. It depends on the game. For example Forza Horizon 4 vs Forza Horizon 5 - not really that much of a difference. FS 2024 seems like a similar case. Another example: Fallout 3 vs Fallout 4 - lots of changes and graphical improvements. Worthy of being marketed and priced as a new game in my opinion (although some would disagree).
  6. This sounds like a new game. See the Xbox Games Showcase at this timestamp:
  7. I wonder if it would help loading times if MS/Asobo get around to implementing DirectStorage. What is DirectStorage and is your PC next-gen ready? (pocket-lint.com)
  8. AV Receiver with 5.1.2 Dolby surround. I'll use my Samsung earbuds at night to not disturb the household and neighbours but they sound weak and artificial in comparison.
  9. Try replacing this line from your batch file: start "" "C:\Users\Dad\AppData\Local\Programs\fbw-installer\FlyByWire Installer.exe" with: cmd.exe /C "%localappdata%\programs\fbw-installer\FlyByWire Installer.exe" My FSLTL is stuck in a lengthy update at the moment so unable to test properly but the command does launch the FBW installer.
  10. An alternative start command for the sim itself which also skips the intro videos and works regardless of which drive or path the sim is installed:\ cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch If you want to launch with the FPS information displayed without activating developer mode: cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch -showFramerate Or mini FPS display: cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch -showFramerateMini
  11. I'm not at my PC at the moment but as I recall the V speeds for takeoff are on page 3 of the Init section in the FMC. You just click on the suggested values and they are displayed on the PFD. Takeoff trim is there as well which you dial in manually. Vref is in a different section of the FMC.
  12. Some Youtube previews: Livestream Flight with VirtualFlight.Online - First look at the ATR 72 in Microsoft Flight Simulator - YouTube 🔴 ATR | Full Addon Setup & Real-World Flight Procedures | Microsoft Flight Simulator - YouTube ATR 72-600 FIRST FLIGHT: Study Level or Game? | Real Airline Pilot - YouTube
  13. It's easy to check how much FS2020 uses by bringing up the task manager with CTRL-SHIFT-ESC. Click the performance tab and select your network connection. It probably says Ethernet or similar. I have a 50 Mbit/s connection and the sim is currently downloading the latest update at full blast because I'm late to the party. On patch update days I'm lucky to get 10 Mbit/s though. Terrain streaming seems to be at under 10 Mbit/s for me usually and everything looks fine. I'd say a higher connection speed might only benefit you when updates come out. Terrain streaming doesn't seem to be very bandwidth intensive.
  14. Whenever you revisit the same airport the scenery renders immediately even in the world map. Try it for yourself to see if it makes a difference for you. It certainly does for me where the closest Microsoft servers are a 10 hour flight away in real world distance.
  15. Just guessing here but I wouldnt be surprised that if you have rolling cache disabled some of the data that is streamed from the internet is still written to a temporary file or files before being processed by the sim and then re-written over and over. Rolling cache will be useful if you often fly to or from particular airports. You should see the flight loading in noticeably quicker. Rolling cache is definetly not only for photogrammetary. I mostly fly in areas that don't have photogrammetery and I find the cache beneficial. To guage the size of cache needed simply open the data section in the options menu and note the amount of data used after you have flown for a while with the cache on. 16 Gigs seems about right for my usage.
  16. I'd leave HT on at all times. If there really was a benefit to turning it off the hardware reviewers on Youtube would be shouting it from the rooftops and berating Intel for even having it.
  17. It depends on your system specs and sim settings. If you lock your FPS at 30 you may not notice much difference between them but if you have your FPS unlimited or at greater than 30 FPS you will proably get somewhat higher FPS with the FBW. On the down side you may experience stutters from time to time with the FBW. The Fenix has some options you can tweak to run it's external process rendering on your CPU or GPU that can help FPS. On my system it runs best with the CPU option.
  18. Good to know since I cancelled my Navigraph subscription a while ago and like using Littlenavmap.
  19. The ILS frequencies are available to look up in the FMC under approach if I recall correctly if that's what you were asking?
  20. The new radios have to be enabled on the last page of the FMC equipment options. Seems like GLS is still inop though.
  21. A bit off topic, but possibly because of this fatal accident that occurred with an A300: FAA to Airbus: Install rudder warning after fatal crash (usatoday.com)
  22. Flybywire's own document site is a good read as well: FlyByWire Simulations Documentation Clickable flight deck: A320 Flight Deck Overview - FlyByWire Simulations Documentation
  23. One exception though is when your OS drive is only 500 Gig (like mine) 😎 - then you have to split your stuff across drives. I have 2 x 2 TB drives for my games and photography stuff.
  24. I think much of the delay time in FS2020 loading is due to waiting on the servers. Drive performance shouldn't really be an issue unless you're using an actual hard drive. Drive performance also has zero impact on FPS unless you are severely RAM limited and your system has to start using the page file.
  25. Probably not. The TBM had operable doors in the 1st few iterations of the FS2020 alpha though. No idea why the doors were disabled.
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