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User currently offlineSaturnVRocket From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

Just wondering if anybody brave enough out there has installed Vista yet and tried it with FS9 and/or FSX. I'm waiting for some other guinea pigs to try it before I do it  Smile

-SVR

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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

Im Unsing Vista And FSX! (by Qantas744ER Nov 13 2006 in Aviation Hobby)

User currently offlineSaturnVRocket From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 4339 times:

That says Beta. Was wondering about the final product, and if it works with FS9 as well.

User currently offlineJuanchopancho From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 4336 times:

Those who think they're going to see any performance boost in FSX just because they install Vista are in for a nasty surprise:

Read:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/29/xp-vs-vista/

DX10 isn't going to save FSX performance either.


User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

I think they're waiting for the FSX patch to come out to enable it to take advantage of DX10. That's what I've read anyways.

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Quoting SaturnVRocket (Reply 2):
That says Beta. Was wondering about the final product, and if it works with FS9 as well.

Supposedly, Vista is too young to tell (and to be a viable option as an O.S.). I guess time will tell when appropriate drivers and patches/service packs are released.


User currently offlineWoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

I have Vista Ultimate and it works fine with FS9. I didnt even have to reinstall it after installing a clean copy of Vista. I dont know about FSX though...

Woady



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User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 10 hours ago) and read 4149 times:

Hmm, that Tom's hardware article states that OpenGL was dropped for Vista.

I think MS is finally growing tired of OpenGL upstaging the crippled Direct3D (any version). If MS intends to keep DirectX in existence, they can either improve it (highly unlikely, as of the latest version....it still sucks), or they can stop supporting the vastly superior OpenGL. It's pretty obvious the path MS chose.

There has never been a version of MSFS that utilizes OpenGL, if it did then DirectX would be so extinct by now....(and all of you would be seeing a 50% fps increase, at least).


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

Quoting Woady (Reply 6):

Any diffrence?


User currently offlineWoady From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months ago) and read 4094 times:

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 8):
Any diffrence?

Not that I've noticed  Smile not really had time to play around much but i'm getting 50-60 fps with ultra high detail on the Aerosoft Frankfurt scenery.

Woady



A300-600R, 757-200, 767-200/300/ER, ERJ145, ATR72
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 7):

I never knew that. Is there a possibility to download OpenGL separately?

IE. Microsoft stopped including Indigo software (I think that's the name) in XP, which was needed to run several games for older operating systems...I had to download it myself.


User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Just started using Vista and FSX with a new PC. Can't really comment on what the improvment is as I never used FSX on the old PC.

I've tried FSX and Vista at Heathrow and Innsbruck (as I've just returned from there on holiday) and got 6FPS and 12 FPS respectively with all settings maxed out.

An interesting point with regards to Vista is that it has a Windows Experience Rating (WER). It rates your PC on a scale of 1 to 10 - with 10 being really good. So here is my components and the corresponding WER.

Intel Core 2 Due 6600 (5.3)
Asus P5B Motherboard (not rated)
2Gb PC6400 800Mhz DDRII RAM (not rated)
Nvidia 8800GTS DX10 Card (5.9)
160Gb Serial ATA-II Hard Drive (5.5)

The Microsoft website indicates that for gaming, a WER of 3.0 or higher is sufficient.

I never had the sliders maxed with FS9 and my old PC so it won't really bother me to not have the sliders all the way to the right with FSX. I now need to start tweaking and experimenting and trying to get FSX to how I like it.

On another point my PC seems slow without using FSX. Start-up and general tasks all seem slower in Vista.



Be who you are, The world was made to measure for your smile. So Smile.
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 7):

There has never been a version of MSFS that utilizes OpenGL, if it did then DirectX would be so extinct by now....(and all of you would be seeing a 50% fps increase, at least).

Microsoft... halting progress once more.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

I intend to buy Vista, but I'm not using FSX or FS9 on it. I'm installing it on a separate partition because I don't want to risk screwing up my current FS more than it already is.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Sorry for bumping this, but I have some stutter issues in FS when I run it on Vista Business. I'm told this might be a processor or a GPU issue. Any way to solve this?

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

I am running FSX and Vista Ultimate at the moment. So far, I saw a small performance increase.

However, the anti-aliasing option still takes my framerate down to (literally) 1FPS, so I have to leave that option unchecked, just like in XP, in order to achieve about 30FPS...


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