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  1. Cargostorm

    FlightFactor B777

    Iain, if you want a rather accurate modelling of the 777 for TR, I would also recommend PMDG 777 in P3DV4. Cheers, Chris
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    One of the elephants in the room with P3D

    From my real flight experience in mid Europe, the haze in XP is very convincing. Very rarely we have clear skys with >100 km sight and clean air. Well, it all depends on the current weather (I use FSGRW) and if you don't like it, Xvision can be used (at least until XP11.30). In P3D I think I will also play with the haze distance in ASP4. The blurry mountains and popping up ground textures in the alps just don't do it for me the way it is.
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    One of the elephants in the room with P3D

    Like may others, I use both P3D and XPlane. The use of the platform depends on the kind of flying and availability of high-end aircraft. I do also come from FSX, bought thousands of sceneries and add-ons and recently "discovered" Xplane 11 and its features (I tried XP8 before, but it was not convincing for a switch). Especially night flights in XP11 are a joy! However, none of the platforms is perfect. Default P3D suffers from blurred terrain and popping-up textures and default XP11 has no seasons. For GA I usually go with XP, for airliners either XP or P3D. Especially with airliners you are usually so busy in a one-man cockpit with ATC that there is no much time to look outside the window when being in the approach phase. Sometimes I think it would be great to have the same amount of natural haze in P3D as in Xplane in order to mask some of P3D's blurries.
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    Limiting Framerate kills framerate - why?

    The other side is that at least Aerosoft in general recommended for their airliners to set fps to unlimited (at least this was the case prior to v4.3) in order not to loose performance. Not sure whether PMDG suggested the same for their airliners.
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    A Few Static Planes at Airports---All I Want

    John, you need to translate this website http://www.g-daehling.de/fs2004/modules.php?name=Content&pid=13 With this tool you can create your own AI traffic between the aiports you want. Maybe that is what you are looking for. My traffic slider is at 1 percent using this tool.
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    Top end hardware - poor results

    simple: giantkillerrobot has a giantkillerpc with HT OFF.😁 High temps can throttle the CPU with HT ON, especially when overclocked. The only thing that I could watch with my CPU (4790K) with HT ON in fact was increased temperatures with no real benefit when it comes to fps or smoothness. I also leave it off so my overclock can go higher. But each CPU / setup is different.
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    Top end hardware - poor results

    Paul, do you remember what your fps was without addons, only with the default, vanilla P3D? On the default start airport and default flight you should get >80 fps with the hardware you have. This will be reduced by the addition of 3rd party addons and complex aircrafts. I would follow the advice as to the settings and also check if there are any unnecessary background processes going on. Also try with hyperthreading On/OFF in the BIOS. As said before, the sim will benefit from OC. A rate of only 3.3 GHz is not much. If you go > 4 GHz, the sim will shine. Surely, something must not be right in your setup.
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    Is V3 still worth using.

    Daz, I use P3D V3, V4 and XP11 on my machine (4970K/1080TI). Optically, you wont't see much a difference between V3 and V4. Just yesterday I did a flight in V3 and at day it nearly looks the same as V4. I do use a number of addons however to upgrade the look of the sim (ORBX FTX Global, AS16, ASCA Envshade, Envtex, REX). If you want to use your FSX addons, you could go for V3. Nearly everything is compatible or can be compatible with some know how. Good thing is, you know that the sim will be static (no updates, no trouble). If you want to go with the development and use the latest "bells and whistles" (like dynamic lighting, improved autogen, improved performance etc.), V4 is the way to go. However, then your hardware (RAM, GTX970) will definitely be the bottleneck. While most of the FSX addons will work in V4 too, they wont't be optimized. So it depends how many addons you have and what your plans are hardware-wise. Usually I would quote go for the latest and newest, but there are still many people happy with their 32bit addons in V3. I only use V3 for a particular aircraft that is not available in V4. The rest I fly in V4 or XP11. Regards, Chris
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    help understanding fps set rate or unlimited

    Each setup is so different. I use a 120Hz monitor and Nvidia GSync and get the best results with the fps slider @ unlimited. Of course it requires P3D settings that allow >30 fps in the sim. As I also use TrackIR, the higher the fps the smoother the movements.
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    Aerosoft A318/9

    Would you say that the new AS Airbus Professional has the same features / system depth for normal ops as the previous Airbus SP3?
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    FlightSim Labs A320X/A319X

    I have presently installed the 2048 textures for the FSLabs bus (as used to from my 32bit times). Is there a noticable difference to the 4096 textures provided by the installer in the VC? I am on a 3440x1440p monitor.
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    DXGI Prepar3d V4 Help!!

    Some people eliminated the error by switching to an other video card driver. But the error can also be produced by an add-on that generates "long frames"
  13. FSEnhancer for cloud textures and FSGRW as weather engine. Works well.
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    P3D v4.3 DIXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED

    Nvidia drivers or FSLabs Spotlight (if installed) can trigger this error. Similar things happened during transition from P3D 3.3.5 to 3.4 causing long frames.
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    P3Dv5?

    and Xplane‘s sloped runways and lights ... 🤩