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About noelgallagher

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  1. noelgallagher

    First officer problem (version 6.52)

    Before contacting Tegwyn I just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one having this issue and that I wasn't doing something wrong I'll post the fix here, if there's one. Cheers!
  2. I recently migrated to P3D v2.5 (I was hesitant because I had v2.4 running almost flawlessly). VoxAtc 6.52 is running fine, however if I enable the FO (much needed on longhaul flights) it goes totally crazy. Both the FO and controllers start looping the same phrase again and again. Sometimes the FO doesn't talk at all or controllers do not respond if he talks. Other times he refuses to switch frequency when requested. Tried to uninstall and reinstall everything, no joy. On v2.4, FO had no problems. Is anyone else experiencing similar issues? Thank you!
  3. noelgallagher

    Communication issue

    I second that. I use Multi Crew Experience and its voice recognition works almost flawlessly. Can't say the same about VoxAtc, even if I've run the speech training extensively.
  4. noelgallagher

    Communication issue

    Indeed, no matter what you say, the second time Voxatc will always pick it up. Don't know why, but it works even if you say random words, I checked that.
  5. noelgallagher

    Vectored away from airport?

    When flying into KSAN rwy 27 I always request the RNAV approach. That should let you fly the STAR. Then it asks you to report some points during the approach and to contact tower when you're on final. As for the vectors, I suggest you try with another, ILS-equipped, airport. It could be that Voxatc has some sort of problems vectoring a visual approach at KSAN (I've never tried that, because, as mentioned, I always request a RNAV approach).
  6. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Thanks man! I'm seeing your answer just now. Anyway, I'm running a test with OCCT in this very moment. With HT switched off, as you suggested, I'm hitting 4.7 GHz and temps average 63-65 degrees (max recorded temp is 74 on core 1, for now). CPU Vcore is stable at 1.3v. Do you think I could push it even harder? My DRAM speed is 666,5 MHz, as per CPU-Z (DDR3). Thank you!
  7. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Just a quick update! It took me a while (mostly because I almost had no spare time), but I finally managed to update my system. I bought a Noctua NH-D14 cooler (which performs better than the liquid coolers I could afford) and changed my motherboard to an ASRock Z77 Pro4, in order to perform a better overclock. Now the CPU runs at 4.6 GHZ and temps never exceed 60c. I also managed to obtain a good balance between performance and graphics, building a prepar3d.cfg file from scratch. Now the sim runs smoothly and I'm very happy with the result! I just wanted to thank again Vic and Kristoffer for their amazing support! Cheers.
  8. noelgallagher

    Will we ever see a new version

    I'd like to see improved the way VoxAtc handles traffic on the ground. It would be nice to have hold short instructions to avoid collision with other aircrafts while taxiing (in addition to the ones at runway holds, which already are implemented).
  9. noelgallagher

    Still wrong arrival weather!

    I use ASN latest version along with VoxAtc 6.49 and I've got absolutely no issues with the runway assignment. The wind report is correct too, both on departure and arrival. I would suggest to reinstall VoxAtc and rerun the indexer.
  10. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    I really can't stress enough how useful your advices are. I already bought the cooler, will start working on it in the next few days! Will report here my (hopefully!) improvements.
  11. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Wow. Thank you so much for your detailed explanation!I'm trying to get familiar with the overclocking world. I've already watched tons of videos. I want to make sure I really know what I'm doing before touching anything! I've also thought for a while to upgrade my mainboard and processor, but given that hitting 4Ghz should be enough (as others said), I think I'll stick with what I have, at least for now. Will buy the H80i and go for the overclocking, which is much cheaper. Thanks again, hope I can address to you, if something is not clear
  12. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    At last, I see what you mean. I've always thought that having more frames meant to have a smoother simulation. Plus, I didn't fully understand the function of the frame limiter. Now it's clear. I've started to build a brand new cfg file, working out of a default aiport, without addons, as you suggested. THIS seems to me like a good working method to start adding what I want to the sim, keeping an eye on smoothness. Thank you.
  13. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I've done a couple of test flights following Kristoff's suggestions, but still no smoothness. The best option seems to drop AM and keep FFT with frames locked at 30. I get fps in the low 20s at KORD by FSDT, occasionally dropping to 17. GPU average load is at 30%, occasionally peaking at 60, as per GPU-Z. I already suspected that my cfg file was a mess, I think I've somewhere lost the plot...too many tweaks! I'll start from scratch and follow Vic's suggestion. As for the overclocking...I've never tried to overclock my PC, assuming a newbie could not do it. It seems to be easier than what I thought. I'll have to buy a cpu cooler, though. Do you have any suggestion for a good quality one, but not too pricey? Thank you. P.S. My motherboard is an ASRock H61M-DGS
  14. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Here's my prepar3d.cfg: [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=185 [Display] ChangeTime=4.000000 TransitionTime=4.000000 ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64 NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64 InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0 InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoBrakesEnable=True InfoParkingBrakesEnable=True InfoPauseEnable=True InfoSlewEnable=True InfoStallEnable=True InfoOverspeedEnable=True InfoWeaponSystemEnable=True InfoCountermeasureEnable=True SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0 WideViewAspect=False FullScreenExclusive=True FullScreenAutoFill=True FullScreen=False TEXTURE_FILTERING=4 MSAA=2 SSAA=0 VSYNC=1 FXAA=1 TRIPLE_BUFFER=1 BLOOM_EFFECTS=0 TextureMaxLoad=6 [sCENERY] POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1 AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2 AUTOGEN_TREE_MAX_DRAW_DISTANCE=9500.000000 AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=2 [Main] User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\Submersible SimObjectPaths.7=SimObjects\Weapons SimObjectPaths.8=SimObjects\Countermeasures SimObjectPaths.9=SimObjects\UT2 Aircraft LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter Location=-8,0,1032,1080,\\.\DISPLAY1 Maximized=2 HideMenuNormal=1 HideMenuFullscreen=1 LocationFullScreen=0,0,1600,900,\\.\DISPLAY1 FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.01 [PANELS] IMAGE_QUALITY=1 SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0 PANEL_OPACITY=100 PANEL_MASKING=1 PANEL_STRETCHING=1 UNITS_OF_MEASURE=1 QUICKTIPS=1 [Weather] WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1 MinGustTime=10 MaxGustTime=500 MinGustRampSpeed=1 MaxGustRampSpeed=200 MinVarTime=5 MaxVarTime=50 MinVarRampSpeed=10 MaxVarRampSpeed=75 TurbulenceScale=1.000000 WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0 AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1 DynamicWeather=0 DownloadWindsAloft=0 DisableTurbulence=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=5 DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=0 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=6 THERMAL_VISUALS=0 VolumetricFog=1 [CONTROLS] Controls_Default=Standard Controls_Current=Standard force_master_gain=10000 force_stick_force_enabled=1 force_stick_shaker_enabled=1 force_gear_bump_enabled=1 force_crash_enabled=1 force_ground_bumps_enabled=1 force_machinegun_enabled=1 KBDAIL=64 KBDELEV=64 KBDRUD=64 force_master_enabled=0 [TextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 [TextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 GForce=1,3 FuelPercentage=1,4 [TextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 GForce=2,3 FuelPercentage=2,4 [slewTextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 [slewTextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 [slewTextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 [DynamicHeadMovement] LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000 LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000 RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000 YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000 RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000 MaxHeadAngle=5.000000 MaxHeadOffset=0.300000 HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000 [VirtualCopilot] VirtualCopilotActive=0 [uSERINTERFACE] SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0 PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=0 PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1 SITUATION=FLIGHTS\OTHER\Prepar3D SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=1 RestoreTimeOnMove=0 Map_Orientation=2 MUTE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1 [PointOfInterestSystem] CycleSetting=0 [sOUND] PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} SOUND=1 SOUND_QUALITY=2 SOUND_LOD=0 UISound=1 SOUND_FADER1=0.500000 SOUND_FADER2=0.500000 SOUND_FADER3=0.250000 SOUND_FADER4=0.000000 [GRAPHICS] TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048 NUM_LIGHTS=4 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=0 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 LENSFLARE=1 HDR=1 BLOOM_LEVEL=2 SHADOW_QUALITY=0 TERRAIN_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0 CLOUD_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0 OBJECT_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0 CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=0 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=0 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=0 CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12 GROUND_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048 CLOUD_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000 EFFECTS_QUALITY=1 EFFECTS_DISTANCE=1 TEXTURE_QUALITY=3 IMAGE_QUALITY=0 See_Self=1 Text_Scroll=1 MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1 TESSELLATION=1 HIGHMEMFIX=1 GROUND_SHADOWS=0 [TrafficManager] AirlineDensity=0 GADensity=0 FreewayDensity=0 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0 LeisureBoatsDensity=0 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=0 [AContain] ShowLabels=0 ShowUserLabel=0 ShowLabelManufacturer=1 ShowLabelModel=1 ShowLabelTailNumber=1 ShowLabelDistance=1 ShowLabelAltitude=1 ShowLabelAirline=0 ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0 ShowLabelFlightPlan=0 ShowLabelContainerId=0 ShowLabelAirspeed=0 ShowLabelHeading=0 LabelDelay=1000 LabelColor=FFFF0000 [TERRAIN] LOD_RADIUS=5.500000 TESSELLATION_FACTOR=85 MESH_RESOLUTION=21 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=25 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=2 AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=2 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=1 WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=1 WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0 WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0 WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=0 WATER_CLARITY=30 WATER_DETAIL=2 SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=30 [MAIN] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33 [GRAPHICS] SHADER_CACHE_VERSION=1 [ATC] AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=0 UsePilotVoice=0 PilotVoice=0 ShowATCText=0 [iNTERNATIONAL] ASLAT=2 ASLON=1 MEASURE=1 [REALISM] PFactor=1.000000 Torque=1.000000 GyroEffect=1.000000 CrashTolerance=1.000000 General=1.000000 UnlimitedFuel=False AllowEngineDamage=True TrueAirspeed=False AutoCoord=False RealMixture=True StressDamage=True GEffect=True ManualLights=True GyroDrift=False CrashWithDyn=False CrashDetection=False OnCrashAction=0 AutoTrim=False [ATTACHMENTS] WeaponHighlight=False HighlightDuration=1.000000 AutoWeaponSwitching=False UnlimitedWeapons=False UnlimitedCountermeasures=False IgnoreAttachmentWeight=True IgnoreAttachmentForces=True [RECORDER] RecordAITraffic=True RecordAirportVehicles=True RecordLeisureBoats=True [sIM] SYSCLOCK=0 OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1 [sTARTUP] DEMO=0 STARTUP_DEMO= LOAD_SIMDIRECTOR=1 LoadWindow=1 [FACILITIES] COUNTRY= STATE= CITY= GTL_BUTTON=4096 [Misc] Com_Rate=7 [DISPLAY.Device.AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series.0.0] Mode=1600x900x32 [FlightPlanMap] LineWidth=2 [MULTIPLAYER] condAccoutPassword=0 VoiceVolume=0.000000 This is the best balance between performance and graphics I could come up with. I followed this tutorial to set the Affinity Mask value correctly. Again, I'm no tuning expert, so any suggestion is highly welcomed. One more thing: as Mickeyj correctly pointed out, UT2 eats a lot of FPS and resources, I mean LOTS. I need AI traffic because i mostly fly offline, do you know if a native P3D traffic addon exists? Or if MyTraffic is less hard on performance? Thanks again.
  15. noelgallagher

    Performance question

    Thanks for your explanation. I understand that it's not possible to compare fps between two systems, however the purpose of my question was to determine if there is something I can do to enhance my flight experience with P3D, given my PC specs and P3D settings. You are absolutely right about FPS and smoothness. The thing is, I never used to look at FPS, but I can't get a true smooth flight too. This led me to look at FPS, and couldn't help but notice that they were incredibly low and most of all unstable. Tried to mess around with the settings, followed LM tuning suggestions, added OPTIMIZE_PARTS=1 to the cfg file, but still wouldn't define my flight as "smooth". Which means there's something I'm not doing right, because my system should be capable to offer me an enjoyable simulation. Unfortunately I'm really not familiar with P3D tuning. Thanks everyone for your replies, I will post my cfg file later today, when back home.