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  1. Better look after it. Even though it's freeware, there's been reports of planes missing from people's hangars lately
  2. Just realised I've had game mode ON all this time. Agreed it's unlikely performance would suffer with this one. I have Xbox game bar and all shadowplay off however, which makes more sense. Just did a short hop in Austria with everything on ultra. Smooth 40-50fps all the way, no pauses. Go figure.
  3. Although I have gaming mode turned off, and prefer maximum performance set in NCP, I don't find that they influence stutters. As I mentioned in another post, I did some troubleshooting yesterday to try to resolve stutters (more like several second long pauses). I dialled back the overclock, deactivated Process Lasso, fine-tuned the network settings (realised that for a long time XBox Live was not using open NAT as I didn't have UPnP enabled in the router). I logged out and back into my XBOX account and changed servers back and forth. I disabled all live services from the in-sim menu and even turned all the visual settings way down to low. Nothing influenced the stutters. It seems like a hit and miss right now. Sometimes stutters and pauses are due to certain addons, or addon combinations. Other times it seems unpredictable and random. I suspect that the quality of streaming services might be the culprit of a lot of performance related issues. And it happens even with high-speed fibre internet.
  4. I didn't go into dev mode to check this. But while the stutters occured, strangely I had lots of headroom - CPU, GPU, RAM, VRAM. I didn't check all CPU cores though, just total CPU usage. Also strange that stutters persisted with visual settings all the way down to minimum.
  5. Same experience with me yesterday. I assumed it was due to the mesh since the stutters disappered when I deactivated the mesh and reappered when I activated it again. I tried various things to sort things out before I realised it could be the mesh: dialled back the overclock, deactivated Process Lasso, fine-tuned the network settings (realised that for a long time XBox Live was not using open NAT as I didn't have UPnP enabled in the router). I logged out and back into my XBOX account and changed servers back and forth. I disabled all live services from the in-sim menu and even turned all the visual settings way down to low. Nothing influenced the stutters. I agree that MSFS seems incredibly unpredictable. Most of the time my system runs smooth with very little stutters and no pauses. Just the normal fps drop when flying into dense metropolitan areas. Since my system and graphic settings stay the same, I have often assumed that some of the changes in performance is due to streaming issues from the live services. It's a potentially fragile system, relying on so much data streaming over the internet in order for the sim to work correctly.
  6. It does make Austria look great. Sadly I’m having serious performance issues with it, even at terrain LOD 100. Frequent pauses that are several seconds long. Didn’t have that with Orbx NZ mesh which is also DEM 10m IIRC.
  7. Haha I’m with you there. It’s ugly. Have no idea if it can be removed.
  8. Was using XP11 for 4 yrs until august ‘20. Since then I’ve used XP once, perhaps twice. XP can look gorgeous with payware scenery and downloaded orthoscenery. But that requires a lot of time downloading many many gigabytes, and time spent configuring the scenery.ini. I go with MSFS for the gorgeous atmospheric effects and the fact that the whole world is covered in decent scenery. In other words, immersion over realism. When I reinstalled Windows a few months ago X-Plane went down the drain as I formatted the drive it was on. I haven’t considered installing it again. I sometimes miss the excellent Zibo mod 737, but I think the FWB A320 has gotten so good that I rarely think about XP much nowadays.
  9. I’m afraid I’m not going to use the Seminole now that I have the Seneca. Took the Seminole out for a few circuits yesterday and it flies well. But for me having the Seneca sort of defeats the purpose of having the Seminole.
  10. I guess simming gave me more advantages than disadvantages. RL training taught me to keep my eyes outside the cockpit, adjusting throttle by changes in engine pitch sound, judging the descent profile from the shape of the runway. You’re at YARM @Glenn Fitzpatrick? I did parts of my training at YCFS, went to Armidale a few times. Good memories.
  11. Without a doubt. Was using FSX at the time of my training, and although simming gave me some advantages, I actually had to unlearn a number of habits.
  12. I did most of my PPL training in a Warrior. But I’ll skip this one. As others have mentioned, it’s somewhat unexciting compared to what else is available. Besides - already have quite a few GA aircraft that I fly regularly - a combination of default/modded, freeware and pay ware. I don’t mind more variety in MSFS however. To each their own.
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