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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5848 times:

Man, I really love this sim, but I'm starting to be disappointed with it in many ways. I have a P4/3.2 Ghz. system with a Radeon 9700 Pro video card and 2 gigs of RAM. For some reason, I can't turn the scenery setting up past "medium low" or my screen goes psychedelic and my system hard locks. I noticed that this turned off most of the airport terminals so I obviously can't use the fuel truck and jetway options. It's still a great sim, so I said "ok, I can live with that". However, it seems to have taken away more than just airport terminals. When I flew the first training mission in the ultralight out of Edwards AFB it was amazing! I did the mission and then turned toward the base. Wow, all sorts of cool planes on the ground! There were two 747's, five F-22's (with "TY" tail markings, Tyndall?), some F-18's and some B-52's! "How cool", I thought, until I tried the same thing in "Free Flight". There was nothing, just one truck and the Space Shuttle. I have to believe this is a matter of the scenery settings. If so, I guess I'm out of luck. This makes me disappointed enough with the sim to put it away until I get a faster computer/video card. I tried playing around with the settings within the "medium high" setting, stil no luck, locks up every time I'm flying. Is there some other setting I can use to get the non-moving ground aircraft? Is there something else I'm missing?
I can't imagine what kind of a system you'd need to go full-on with FSX.

PS> Any suggestions as to why this setting locks up my system would also be highly appreciated. It is definitely the scenery setting, "medium high" = lock-up on the first flight, "medium low" = hours of trouble-free flight.

[Edited 2007-01-05 09:44:05]


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

FIXED, sort of. I think I got it to work with the "medium high" scenery setting. I forgot that I'd manually tried to crank up the frame rate, so I let it choose this time (20 fps) and it seems to be stable now. I also turned down the "Global texture resolution" in the "Graphics" settings to "medium" and it seemed to help a lot. It's a lot less choppy than when I tried to use that setting before in fact, it looks pretty good. This was a low-level flight around Kansas City departing from 0L8. I flew pretty low the whole time and made several low passes over Arrowhead Stadium. I still don't get the military planes on the ground at EDW. I guess that's either a special deal for the training flight or you have to have a monster system and turn the detail way up.  

[Edited 2007-01-05 11:32:16]


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

NAILED IT!!!
I got it dialed in now and I'm getting 30 FPS, shhh-wheat!  Smile



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5732 times:

Glad you got it sorted, Lucky Little * 30 FPS lol

User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5714 times:

I just went in and set my settings to the same as yours and am going to try it out. I will be back with a report.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 2):
I got it dialed in now and I'm getting 30 FPS

And some people said it couldn't be done.  Smile


User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

I have mine at different settings and it works fine. Thanks for the advice though.

User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

I have two setting configurations, one named "Detail" and one named "Performance". The "Performance" is the one I'm talking about.
Here are my settings:

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/fsxset1.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/fsxset2.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/fsxset3.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/fsxset4.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/fsxset5.jpg


Hope this helps someone.  Smile

Matt C.

[Edited 2007-01-09 07:45:07]


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 7):

I've changed my settings to yours, not sure how it will go as some things I brought some down and others went up.


User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 8):

Yeah, you have to make a few changes manually. That's what makes your settings show as "custom" in the pull down.  Smile



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5617 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 9):
Yeah, you have to make a few changes manually. That's what makes your settings show as "custom" in the pull down. Smile

I did have it Custom, but I really couldn't be bothered doing trial and error to get it right. I just said, I think it might get this and each time my system performed better than expected so I upped the settings.


User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5616 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 10):

Sorry, wasn't being rude, just didn't understand.
Glad it worked out for you.  Smile



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5582 times:

UPDATE:

It turns out that the settings in FSX had nothing to do with it's locking up my system. Apparently, I have one of the "winlogon" viruses.
Last night, my FSX started slowing down during just navigating the menus and it suddenly locked up, on the menus, not actual flying. Only this time, it let me do a normal shutdown, not just a reset. I shot the error report off to MS as soon as it came back up and they immediately responded with "your computer is infected withe the winlogon trojan virus". Too bad it wasn't more specific. There are several variations of it and most if not all hide from antivirus software. Looks like this one's going to be rough. Ugh.
 Sad



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 12):

Must suck dude, heres hoping that it works out for you.


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