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  1. forshaw

    Is EZDOC needed with PMDG B747 V2

    Fantastic, thanks Cmpbellsjc for your input and clarification, this is good. kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  2. Hi; I currently use EZDOC for basically various cockpit and outside aircraft views, to simulate cockpit movement due to turbulence, runway takeoff and touchdown shakes; granted the shakes are subjective but it adds a good touch. My question is, does anyone know (due to ownership) if the updated PMDG 747 V2 comes with the ability to add similar views or cockpit shakes? I think I read one review that states that it does but couldn't quite remember or not sure. I couldn't see anything on the net to confirm. I know the new -8 has some cool new features that the V2 400 does not such as rain drops on the windscreen etc..etc. so not sure if it was the -8 that has the new views and shakes. I have the old PMDG 747 and the iFLY 747 V2 and looking to get the new PMDG 747 V2. Thanks. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
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    FSX view panning stuttering/tearing

    At least for me (not jc200200) I am using nvidia inspector and have my set up exactly the same as you suggested and based on what I have seen on the AVSIM set up guide and, same issue. I have searched all of the related sites on the internet.for a solution and they all basically suggested what you just stated. So I have given up and learned to live with it since it's only on "panning" and nothing else. When I saw jc200200's post I thought wow someone else is actually experiencing the same problem as I am, hence the reason I jumped on board. Thanks. Forshaw
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    FSX view panning stuttering/tearing

    I have exactly the same issue using Win 7 and FSX. I thought I read somewhere that it might be an inherent issue using ezdok but I am not sure. Are you using ezdok? I can go from screen to screen using the keys I assigned via ezdok no issue but panning I get bad tearing regardless of the aircraft from the basic FSX default to my addons. I don't get it when flying since I have a decent rig with all of the suggested setting. I have given up on figuring out what it is since I never saw a resolution posted. I am also using DX10 with the Fixer with the option for ezdok checked. I am afraid to mess around too much with by NVI settings since the current set up works fine for everything else. Hopefully someone on the forum may have some thoughts. Best. Forshaw.
  5. forshaw

    PMDG 747 V3 - Performance

    Understood, I wasn't comparing the two I was just inquiring about the FPS on the V2 since I was looking to get it. I have the PMDG 737/777 & 747 V1 so I do like the PMDGs. I also have the iFLY and i wouldn't call it a glorified freeware. It is good for what it was intended to do and it's the best of the rest at least in my opinion. Yes the -8 would be cool. Thanks for the heads up you make a good point. I will definitely wait for V5 since it's not an emergency and I am not in a hurry. I have got enough to play within in FSX until the new ones come out. I am also looking to get the QW 787, the reviews looks pretty good. I have got their 757 and that was well built, these folks know their "onions." I also have the DD scenery and airports for New York's JFK, LGA and NJ which I also love very much and they look so great. I don't have the Seattle X since I already had the Taxi2Gate KSEA when that came out. I never really fly into Washington so I am not going to get it. If they come out with KORD, I will definitely get it. Again, thanks a lot for all your input and advice, I really appreciate it. Forshaw.
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    PMDG 747 V3 - Performance

    LOL sorry Jim but I have to disagree on this one. I have both sceneries (DD's & FSDT) v2 for JFK and I must say DD is worse. Now I can't speak for any other airports since i don't have FSDT at any other airports. I have KBOS, KSFO, KSEA and KMIA from others and they are all great and not as heavy on FPS like FSDT or DD. No worries about thinking I had PD3 instead of FSX. and thanks of your detail explanation I appreciate it.. And yes i am fully aware of all of the FSX limitations. I have been using FS since in the 80's (DOS Sublogic) and then into FS for windows and all the way into now. After FSX was released, every edition will work fine until you do the add-ons and then it was down hill. You then do some tweaks and then you are fine. Then some more add-on comes along PMDG (and others don't want to single out PMDG), REX4, AS, Airports (HD) etc. etc and then it's down hill again and then some more tweaks or down grading settings to enjoy a nice flight. So I know too well of the headaches😄 In terms of my setting yes my clouds are at 2048, yes I have used and am to some extent still using you settings posted on the site, thanks. In terms of the 4x's Sparse Grid SS it works great for me and as you mentioned very little shimmering.I go with 2x and the images aren't that shape and then there is the shimmering, so 4x is my mark. In reference to P3D V4 I have been seriously thinking of it recently and given the things I need to do to get a smooth flight in FSX and your insight using PD3 I may actually hold off on the FSX PMDG v2 and just decide on the P3Dv4. PMDG does not include PD3 as part of the FSX overall purchase as you know they are 2 totally separate products with one coasting more. It's not the money for the PD3 itself, I figure I will have to set aside approximately $450.00 on day one just for the software + maybe 2 good Aircraft addon PMDG and QW 787 and a few add-on airports. I may just wait for the PMDG -8 to come out and then do the PD3 purchase and PMDG -8 at the same time. I have got some thinking to do, It's not a matter of if but when I will go for PD3. Thanks again. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  7. forshaw

    PMDG 747 V3 - Performance

    Hi Jim; Thanks for providing the detail information it really helped. Now for the sad part my PC is not at heavy as yours so a lot of tweaking would be required with my add-ons.. Processor: i7-4790K Processor (4x 4.0GHz/8MB L3 Cache Over Clock to 4.4Ghz (Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System) Memory:16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1866 Memory Module-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 6GB - SSC Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 --- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s- My add ons are AS16, REX4 Texture Direct with Softclouds and ATC. On a cloudy day and flying into JFK (Drzewiechi Design) will be a big challenge in terms of settings. BTW: FSDT is a little better than Drzewiechi on FPS. I keep my setting at medium (Auto Gen is low). My issue has always been descending, approach and landing like everyone else I guess. I have 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling setup in my NVI Inspector but I disable it for clouds in the DX10 fixer which really helped. Maybe the 747 VC panel will look great with 2x SGSS and that reduction would be great help. Basically what I gathered from your results and CMP's input is I shouldn't be worse off than I am now with iFLY 747 and the PMDG 777. I will have to play around to get the sweet spot. I was hoping that the -8 was closer for release, I would just wait for that. Thanks again folks. Forshaw.
  8. forshaw

    PMDG 747 V3 - Performance

    That's not too bad given you current hardware set up. Mine is a little more beefier but I have a lot of add-on and more hardware taxing airports. Yes I did have to turn down my settings but didn't help that much I don't use any AI traffic, airport traffic road cars, ships etc. They are all 0. You will see my detail information in my response to Jim. Thanks very much for the information and putting things into context in relationship to the other add-on aircraft. I can gauge what to expect. Forshaw.
  9. Hi Folks; I am thinking of purchasing the PMDG 747 V3 and was wondering how the performance (VC panel) is in terms of FPS killer. I have the 777 and I actually had to stop using it because of issues at detail add on airports. I am using the iFLY 747 which is also a big FPS killer but it's a little better that the 777. I have read a lot of reviews (including the one that was done by someone for this forum) but no verdict really on the FPS performance that I remembered I have the old PMDG 747 which is great on FPS but it's really dated, that's why I got the iFLY while waiting for V3 I know that there is a PMDG section on this forum but that seems to be more for customs who already own the product. I am just looking for input. Thanks. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  10. Hello All; Just wanted to provide an update stating that the problem is resolved. I did some renaming and deleting of files as you suggested. I got back AS16 but lost the Add On Manager so I just reinstalled the Add On Manager software and everything is now good. I backed up everything. Thanks again folks. Cheers. Forshaw
  11. Hello Folks; Thank you both for your input and especially the explaining, makes sence and I appreciate it. I'll go through that steps that you outlined and see what happens. @ Jim, I will download the Notepad++ which will be usefully anyway. Will report back on how things worked out and what solution worked. Cheers. Forshaw.
  12. Hello Jim; I don't have an exe.xml per say. Below are the list of DLL and or XML files in the folder "C:\Users\AC\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX" There are the following: dll (by itself no extension) which is a dll format created on 09/04 the day of the problem dll.xml.a2a created on 09/27/16 probably not that dll.xml.ASBackup created 08/12/18 dll.xml_Before_Addon_Manager 06/05/16 Unfortunately, I can't attached the list of files in the folder. Thanks again. Cheers. Forshaw
  13. Hi Jim; i will try that later this evening. Will report back how things turn out. Thanks again. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  14. Hi Folks; So I loaded FSX as i normally do which loaded fine along with the add-on that are loaded when I initiate FSX. At the spinning plane screen I then launch ASN/AS16 like I normally do before I load a flight. As AS16 was loading i accidentally hit the reset button with my foot and my pc rebooted before AS16 can fully launch. It may be coincidental and may not have anything to do with the issue. After my PC came up (which it did in a normal mode) I launched FSX and then launched AS16 in the same sequence and the got the message "the dll.xml file needs to be fixed or delete" "SimConnect cannot connect" so AS16 never connected with FSX. I also noticed that none of my other addons loaded such as EZ-Doc which is launched when I start FSX. I can select my iFLY 747 from the top bar menu but certain things of the aircraft didn't load. The default aircraft look fine. Before I start this long process of trial and error (deleting, renaming, re-installing software etc.etc) does anyone have any ideas that I could try before i go down that rabbit hole? I know some people tried re-installing AS16 and that didn't work. My assumption is the SimConnect is shot and so, is there a place where I can get a standalone updated DLL.XML to replace the shot one with? I know that some of the add-ons do include the appropriate DLL's; no sure if I want to reinstall all of my add-ons until i find the one that may have it. I don't want to delete the wrong thing then have to reload FSX from scratch and then all add-ons 😟 Any input, suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Kindest Regards. Forshaw.
  15. HI Doug; Thanks for your response, you are absolutely correct 90% of all of my flight time is over Fl30 so I never see the scenery. I guess I will see it as i get victor in over the city towards the Airport. But does it worth the $90 or so just for that small time, I am still debating. That's the reason i never went with any scenery since I have been flying Flight Sim.My thinking was if I can turn all of my Auto Gen sliders very low then it may increase my FSX performance and then the scenery add-on will give me the nice scenery I will loose with the auto gen default. Believe me, if I can run my auto gens and texture sliders high and get good performance I wouldn't buy the add-on scenery. It always worked great at very dense and very high settings until I added the Aircraft and Weather textures etc..etc. Maybe my theory is wrong about low settings for increased performance and the add-on to compensate for the textures you lose by low settings. Thanks again but yes your point is correct. Best Regards. Forshaw. Hi Cmpbellsjc; Thanks very much for your clarification I wasn't quite sure if and how they may differ in any way. Didn't realize that GEX didn't also have 3D night lights. It will help as I figure out my decision. Thanks again. Forshaw.