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  1. Hi again folks, I bought and installed DX10 Fixer. Everything sure looks good In CCC Catalyst Control Center setup a FSX profile where AA is overide application settings. AA samples at 4eQ, and AA supersampling. (As per chapter 6 of the docs) I have set up the FSX display settings as per chapter 5 of the docs. (Filtering Anisotropic and Anti Aliasing ticked) I wonder if you could cast an eye on my FSX.cfg (Below) and tell me if there is anything in it I don't need or should not have. I run a A10 CPU and a R9 200 Series GPU rig. My FSX.cfg may contain things I may not need now as I tweaked it in the past. (Removed all the irrelivent stuff for posting it here. Saving space) [GRAPHICS] SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED_10=1693500672 SHADER_CACHE_PRIMED=1693500672 D3D10=1 MultiSamplesPerPixel=8 TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=1024 NUM_LIGHTS=8 AIRCRAFT_SHADOWS=0 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=1 AC_SELF_SHADOW=1 EFFECTS_QUALITY=2 GROUND_SHADOWS=0 TEXTURE_QUALITY=3 IMAGE_QUALITY=0 See_Self=1 Text_Scroll=0 HIGHMEMFIX=1 ForceFullScreenVSync=1 ForceWindowedVSync=1 ALLOW_SHADER_30=1 MultiSampleQuality=0 [bUFFERPOOLS] UsePools=0 // Poolsize=0 *Disabled atm* // RejectThreshold=131072 [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 BLOOM_EFFECTS=0 SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=120 // Was set at TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=40 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=0 WideViewAspect=True // Dont think this is needed TextureMaxLoad=30 // UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=20 [Main] DisablePreload=1 User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc ProcSpeed=7532 PerfBucket=7 Maximized=2 Location=453,491,1493,1269,\\.\DISPLAY1 HideMenuNormal=0 HideMenuFullscreen=1 FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.20 [Weather] WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1 MinGustTime=10 MaxGustTime=500 MinGustRampSpeed=1 MaxGustRampSpeed=200 MinVarTime=5 MaxVarTime=50 MinVarRampSpeed=10 MaxVarRampSpeed=75 TurbulenceScale=1.000000 WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.com WeatherServerPort=80 WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0 AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1 DynamicWeather=0 DownloadWindsAloft=0 DisableTurbulence=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=3 DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=7 THERMAL_VISUALS=0 [DISPLAY.Device.AMD Radeon R9 200 Series.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 AntiAlias=1 Anisotropic=1 [sCENERY] LENSFLARE=1 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=4 SmallPartRejectRadius=1 [TrafficManager] AirlineDensity=33 GADensity=41 FreewayDensity=25 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=22 LeisureBoatsDensity=20 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=2 [TERRAIN] LOD_RADIUS=4.500000 MESH_COMPLEXITY=100 MESH_RESOLUTION=24 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=29 AUTOGEN_DENSITY=3 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 WATER_EFFECTS=5 TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=4376 // This was set at TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=4500 TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=2800 // This was set at TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=3000 SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=2 [Misc] Com_Rate=7 [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=14 [FSDREAMTEAM] AntiPopUp=1 ViewOptimization=0 AltitudeCull=1 GroundTraffic=1 [AccelerationPack] ControlsFirstRun=0 HomePageFirstRun=0 [MULTIPLAYER] condAccoutPassword=0 VoiceVolume=-0.000000 If there is anything in there I no longer need please could you advise and I shall remove it. Could you also briefly advise me if everything seems to look ok. Thank you for your help. Terry
  2. Hey Guys, I need some advice and help on a new computer build to run FSX: SE on maximum graphics or close to it. Please look at the parts that I plan on using to build the computer below: CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 SSD Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Power Supply SeaSonic 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Sound Card Asus Xonar D1 Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1
  3. As Christmas nears I'm looking at potentially indulging myself and investing in a new rig. Below are the specifications for my current computer, which while adequate to run FS2004 with REX, ASE, and other various sceneries and addons, obviously isn't ideal for more intensive simulators, i.e., FSX, XPlane, P3D. And while it is sufficient, it is being pushed rather hard. Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M The question(s) is/are somewhat twofold. First of all, if I was to invest in a new machine I'd (ideally) like to build it myself, as opposed to buying a pre-made rig. A bit more effort and labor involved, surely, but likely an overall better final product due to the increased customization, as well as the somewhat reduced cost. How much would a system like this (one that could run FSX/XPlane/P3D and multiple other addons/sceneries with consistently smooth FPS) cost, and furthermore, what specifications would I be looking for? This is a largely foreign area to me, so I really don't have a clue as to what I'd be getting myself into. To elaborate a bit more on specifically what addons, I'd be looking for the whole shebang. PMDG airplanes, airports, textures, meshes, GEX, UT, etc, etc. Obviously this will require a powerful machine. The second part of the question pertains to if it's worthwhile to upgrade, or at least to the aforementioned extent. Obviously a slightly improved machine from the one I currently have would cost less and would be able to run FS2004 without any issue whatsoever. I also like that FS2004 tends to be more stable and experiences fewer crashes, however I don't care for the not-so-great ground scenery, lack of addons, and some other various blips/struggles I've had as far as model-matching online. With that said, if I did a minor upgrade, as opposed to an overhaul, I could save myself some money and run a stabler (yet limited) simulation. I guess what I'm getting at is: should I go big, invest in a high-performance machine and make the leap to FSX, XPlane, and/or P3D, or should I make a smaller and less expensive upgrade, yet stay with FS2004? Obviously I could invest in an incredibly powerful rig and continue to use FS2004, but that would be overkill, no doubt. I don't want to get a more powerful machine than I need. Again, this is a largely foreign subject to me, so as far as specifications, price, and the like, I'm going in blind. Thought I could turn to this fantastic community for some advice and assistance. Thank you all so much in advance.
  4. I have a 5 year old CYBERPOWERPC computer with the specs shown below. The only change I made was to upgrade the primary HD is a Samsung EVO 500gb, I want to upgrade to be able to run my PMDG, Carenado, Rex, ASN, and similar with all the bells and whistles on 3 screens at least 25FPS with decent slider settings. Thinking I want at least a new 970 card, and an overclocked I7 6770 chip. Advice on what to keep, what to replace appreciated, particularly with respect to the MB, CPU, Video card, Ram, cooling etc. If you think I should just buy new, that's fine -- I value your opinions!! Budget isn't really an issue -- I want a great rig, without wasting money. Old system: ID-INFO 260535 BLKPEARLZ 1 MODEL1 C SERIES 1 KB-152-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR MULTIMEDIA/ INTERNE MO-115-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR OPTICAL USB GAMING CU-197-108 OEM INTEL i7-950 3.06GHZ 8M LGA 1366 HD-504-106 80GB INTELl X25-M 2.5 INCH SATA MLC S 1 (NOW A 500 GB SAMSUNG SSD) HD-403-301 640GB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CAC RM-317-405 A-DATA GAMING SERIES 2GB DDR3 1600 FA-WATER-104 ASETEK 550LC 120MM WATERCOOLER FA-104-116 CASE FAN 120 MM CS-130-158 BLACK COOLERMASTER HAF 912 MID NO POW CD-135-302 ASUS 8X BLU-RAY COMOBO DRIVE MB-340-121 GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R 3WAY CROSSFIRE & S MISC NO SLI/CROSSFIRE PS-117-115 COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 850W POWER SU 1 MISC ONBOARD 7.1 SOUND 1 0.00 0.00 VC-207-102 NVIDIA GTX 570 1.2 GB GDDR5 PCI-E 1
  5. Hello everyone. I am going to order parts to build a pc in the coming weeks and would like some advice. I will provide a link to pc part picker below to show you the parts i have already picked out. My budget is 700-900 dollars and I want to build a pc that can run p3d v3-4 im not sure which one. The add ons I will use are gsx, aerosoft airbus, and ftx global, and a few sceneries. Would my specs be compatible and provide enough power or should I change them. Thank you for anyone who responds. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qt8VVY