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by Carl
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Extreme FPS drops P3D4.4
Replies: 17
Views: 4114

Re: Extreme FPS drops P3D4.4

2004FS,

Are you sure you have a 4790k CPU?

1) Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 (turboboost 4.4)
2) Integrated graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4600

See: Intel ARK
https://ark.intel.com/products/80807/In ... -4-40-GHz-
by Carl
Thu May 31, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: P3D V4 and shimmering blurry textures
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: P3D V4 and shimmering blurry textures

Prior to V4, I used to run 4xMSAA and 4xSGSS (NI). Now I use 8xSSAA only (set in the sim) and do not see any shimmer at all in the VC. In nVidia Inspector, I have everything at default in the "3 - Antialiasing" section. In the section "4 - Texture Filtering", everything is at default except "Texture...
by Carl
Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: The aircraft is pulled to the left.
Replies: 13
Views: 3397

Re: The aircraft is pulled to the left.

I experienced a problem similar to this when I updated to 4.2, but I think it was my stupidity that caused it. At first I thought prop torque was gaffed, but I experienced the extreme left pull no matter what GA aircraft I tried. I checked rudder controls/settings etc. - no change. Come to find out,...
by Carl
Sun May 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Feature Requests
Topic: LOD Radius > 6.5 and Photo Scenery
Replies: 2
Views: 2880

LOD Radius > 6.5 and Photo Scenery

Can we please, please allow LOD greater than 6.5. I know there was an issue where array sizes couldn't accommodate higher LOD when P3D was 32 bit, but this certainly can't be a limitation now. In FSX, setting LOD to 7.5+ resulted in sharp photo scenery. This is by far my biggest complaint about P3D ...
by Carl
Sun May 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: Huge FPS drop after BIOS update
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: Huge FPS drop after BIOS update

You can use the freeware tool "InSpectre" by Steve Gibson (Gibson Research) to disable/enable Meltdown & Spectre mitigations that the BIOS/OS updates have introduced (I use it myself). InSpectre Info & Download https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm If you prefer a more hands-on approach, see Microsoft K...
by Carl
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Installation and Installer Questions
Topic: Installing onto SSD Drives on my new PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Re: Installing onto SSD Drives on my new PC

I have a 250gb SSD boot drive. It has the OS and AV on it (nothing more). I use a dedicated 500gb SSD for the P3D installation. I recommend that you do the same. Keep other apps and downloads on the HDD. Be aware that even if you install P3D on the 500gb SSD, it will still require ~15gb of space on ...
by Carl
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: Question about P3Dv4 on multiple Computers
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Re: Question about P3Dv4 on multiple Computers

I doubt LM will address licensing issues in this forum. Try contacting them via email:

licensing@prepar3d.com
by Carl
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Specific Questions
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Question

I doubt that you'd get the results that you want, but of course it all depends on settings. You'll still be limited by the CPU and GPU. On my system (see sig), I'm CPU bound with high settings and therefore lock my FPS to 20 to save on resources. I'd never be able to hit a constant 30 FPS unless I l...
by Carl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Cockpit shadows really jagged in v4
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Re: Cockpit shadows really jagged in v4

I've been running 4096 for quite awhile and noticed absolutely no impact on FPS. However, I'm running 1080p - not sure about 2K or 4K.

Anyhow, try it yourself and see. It's a change that can be easily tested on your own rig and reverted with no ill affects on the SIM whatsoever.
by Carl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: simobject display engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: simobject display engine

The latest version is 1.5.3 (June 2017) and can be downloaded from "sode.12bpilot.ch".
by Carl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: Blurry Photoscenery
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: Blurry Photoscenery

Yep, like you guys, I wish LM would address the photo scenery issue. I've stopped purchasing any more add-ons that contain photo scenery and disabled PS in existing where possible. It seems the problem arose with v3.x. I had hopes that the last update (4.1) would fix this, but it was not meant to be...
by Carl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Terrain blurries / unsharp ground textures
Replies: 5
Views: 2663

Re: Terrain blurries / unsharp ground textures

I'm a GA flyboy who likes sharp textures and very high P3D settings (sliders maxed, 4096 textures, 8xSSAA etc). To do this, I had to balance the load on the CPU by locking the frame rate to 20. Locking the fps at 20 still results in Core 0 at 95+ percent, but cores 2 - 8 now run at ~75%. My GPU load...
by Carl
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Please allow LOAD_RADIUS>6.5
Replies: 10
Views: 3382

Re: Please allow LOAD_RADIUS>6.5

Is this "known issue" being addressed? Like the OP, I'd like to know why photo textures look horrid in P3D. In FSX, increasing LOD to 8.5+ resulted in sharp photo textures. In P3D v2, photoreal was acceptable. In v4, it is not. Other modern sims don't seem to have a problem with this. P3D v4 is such...
by Carl
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Prepar3D Client Application Questions
Topic: Additions to P3D.cfg
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: Additions to P3D.cfg

I agree with WarpD.

P3D does NOT make any of those entries in the cfg file.
by Carl
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Support Questions
Topic: Can I get an earlier version of P3D?
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: Can I get an earlier version of P3D?

Check the Downloads section.

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