sanh

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  1. First of all my specs I5 3570k OC to 4.4ghz 8gb ram GeForce 970 Barely a midrange system. I have money to upgrade. Maybe an i8700? New GC card? Then I thought why? With all sliders at least 3/4 across to the right I get 30fps in the aerosoft Airbus or ifly 747 or Coolsky dc9 and its smooth. Getting the last 1/4 of sliders I'm missing does not really seem worth it. Autogen at 3/4 is pretty full as it is. The catch? I don't use payware airports. Apart from London and NY I can comfortably fly anywhere and get good fps. I have vector, global and Orbx LC with free mesh x to keep the terrain exciting. I would like payware airports but they tie you down to one area and I like flying all over the world. Seeing different vistas is part of the appeal and paying for an airport each time does not seem worth it to me and I will become bored flying to the same place over and over. I have P3d v3 and v4 currently has nothing I am interested in. Seeing autogen a bit further out is not worth it when all you will see are tiny dots on the horizon. The advanced lighting is killing framerates even on the highest spec machines. With the pace of change in P3d so slow and with constant performance improvements so we get more for less it sounds like I don't need to upgrade for years to come. I don't see the clamour for higher spec machines to enjoy all the goodies anymore. A midrange gives you everything if you don't use payware airports.
  2. I have the opposite view. Unless you use payware airports a mid range system is enough. I would like to use payware airports but don't want to pay $$$ for each airport that traps me in one area otherwise I would hardly get my money' worth. I was considering an upgrade since I have a i5 3570k and 970 card but what's the point when I have 30-40fps in the aerosoft Airbus and can flu all over the world with vector and openlc. I am on 3.4 though :)
  3. sanh

    Any news on 4.2 update?

    Nice post. Based on that 4.2 will have 3 new helicopters and helicopter AI.
  4. sanh

    AS,SkyForce and P3Dv4.1

    I don' think its your spec. I have the same exact spec at 4.4ghz and don't see these issues with those add-ons. Running real weather as well.
  5. Have it on. No real risk of fake crashes on default airports and it adds to realism. I can't do something silly like go through a tree or building and just carry on as if nothing happened. Also I can't land at 2000fpm.
  6. sanh

    SkyForce after 15 days

    Agree. It's awesome. So much cloud in the sky now like real life. No more small fluffy clouds bunched together to simulate overcast conditions 😎 Loving it.
  7. sanh

    P3Dv4.1. Road Traffic Benchmark

    Thanks for this. Its why I have my road traffic at no more than 10%. I just want to see some cars going past regularly and that seems to be enough. Packed roads does not add to the immersion for me.
  8. sanh

    REX Sky Force Very First look

    I have been reading every post and I am not sure it represents the wider flight sim community view. I just see a small number of noisy people over and over posting the same thing (i say that with respect). Plus it seems quite clear what to do. Fire up AS2016 and run SF in the background. Simple. Everything has to be so complicated these days. If you like the clouds like me. Buy. You don't, then don't buy. Be nice to read something here that is new rather than the same thing over and over....
  9. I plan to buy SF and use with AS2016 so this is very useful. Thank you. The SF clouds look better then any other cloud product to me so i want the best of both worlds and this seems to be it.
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    REX Sky Force Very First look

    They look awesome. Definite buy for me. Don't care about the weather engine. It was always improbable it could beat AS2016 which is fantastic but the SF clouds best ASCA clouds hands down in my view. I have been waiting for a cloud package like this for a long time. The cloud banks, shapes etc. IS revolutionary in my view. No more looking at same small fluffy clouds in all weather conditions. Gimme gimme gimme!
  11. Em.... REX are in phx Arizona and I am guessing they didn't wake up early just to do the release. :) It will come.
  12. No. REX have said that it can inject cloud textures or structures (i forgot which) even when using a rival weather engine. You just need to have sky force running in the background and tick some option I can't remember the name of. I am guessing sky force is reading similar metar info and using it independently.
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    Rex present Skyforce.

    I will buy. The clouds and variety look excellent. Happy with the weather engine but need more variety of clouds and now they are here!
  14. sanh

    UTL offically released

    I am sticking with UT2. Don't care about UI. It's the planes that matter. UT2 planes/liveries do not sound much different to the UT live
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    PC Improvements

    I have an i5 3570k with a 970 card. I have the funds to upgrade but don't think I will see a big enough improvement to say its worth it. When people with i7700k are looking to improve their hardware I think waiting another year is worthwhile for me!