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Naismith
June 30th, 2016, 16:27
Fire up Steam to find DTG have updated the school with the Diamond DA42. Shame I cannot fly it to test as I have no J/S (see other post) but it looks nice.

txnetcop
June 30th, 2016, 17:47
They are making constant updates to the program...I am satisfied with the progress I see. The kids I build the systems for are having a ball with it and taking this simulation very seriously.

dhasdell
July 1st, 2016, 08:14
If only they'd improve the scenery it would be very promising.

txnetcop
July 4th, 2016, 18:21
This TWEAK from the DTG boys concerning Flight School:

FSC.CFG TWEAKING :

1. browse to your FSc.CFG file. The path is local disc/users/your
name/appdata/roaming/dovetail games/FSc.
2. copy and paste your FSc.CFG onto your desktop as a backup.
3. delete your FSc.CFG from where you found it.
4. run flight school.
5. close flight school. This will build a new cfg.
6. browse to the FSc.CFG and open it in notepad.
NOW THE FSC.CFG TWEAKS
7. add the following lines to the very top of yourcfg:
[BUFFERPOOLS]
PoolSize=0
RejectThreshold=131072
8. under the [GRAPHICS] heading make the following changes:
NUM_LIGHTS=3
EFFECTS_QUALITY=1
9. under the [Display] heading make the following changes:
UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30
WideViewAspect=1
10. under the [Weather] heading make the following changes :
CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=2
CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=2
WEATHER_INDEX_TEST=2
11. under the [DISPLAY.device....] heading delete the line TriLinear=0.
12. under the [SCENERY] heading add the following lines :
MAX_ASYNC_BATCHING_JOBS=3
SmallPartRejectRadius=4.0
13. under that same [SCENERY] heading make the following changes :
LENSFLARE=0
IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=1
14. under the [TrafficManager] heading make the following changes :
AirlineDensity=100
GADensity=100
FreewayDensity=10
ShipsAndFerriesDensity=40
LeisureBoatsDensity=40
15. under the [TERRAIN] heading make the following changes :
MESH_COMPLEXITY=70
MESH_RESOLUTION=23
SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=2 (as you can see this line has to be added)
TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=25
AUTOGEN_DENSITY=1
16. under the [JobScheduler] heading make the following change :
AffinityMask=84 (for quad core computer users only...i7 is quad...
..i5 is NOT, it is dual core)

NVIDIA INSPECTOR SETTINGS :
PLEASE NOTE: NVIDIA INSPECTOR ONLY WORKS WITH NVIDIA GRAPHICS CARDS.
HOWEVER YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET SIMILIAR SETTINGS WITH YOUR GRAPHICS
CARD'S CONTROLLING SOFTWARE.

1. download Nvidia Inspector free. I downloaded mine from the softpedia site that was one of my choices when I searched "nvidia inspector
download" in my browser. I user the eu mirror, not the author mirror.
It is a rar file so you will need 7 zip to extract it. It is also
free.
2. open Nvidia Inspector.
3. click on the crossed wrench icon and a profile window will open up.
4. in the Profiles: box begin to type Microsoft and choose Microsoft
Flight simulator 10.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE CHANGES TO THIS PROFILE FOR FSX, THEN I SUGGEST
YOU WRITE THEM DOWN OR TAKE A SCREENSHOT BECAUSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO RESET THEM. THIS IS SO YOU CAN CHANGE THEM BACK IF YOU EVENTUALLY CHOOSE TO RETURN TO FSX. IF THIS APPLIES TO YOU, AFTER RECORDING THEM, RESET THE SETTINGS BY CLICKING THE GREEN NVIDIA ICON AT THE TOP OF NVIDIA INSPECTOR.

IF THE ABOVE NOTE DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU, DISREGARD IT.

5. click on the icon with a small green plus sign in the bottom right
hand corner of a small blue and white square. This will allow you to
add flight school to this nvidia profile. A window will open. browse to the following path : local disk/program files(x86)/steam/steamapps/
common/FlightSchool and click on the FSc.exe file. Click open. The window will close.

TO CHANGE A SETTING IN THE NVIDIA INSPECTOR PROFILE, CLICK ON THE SETTING
TO BE CHANGED, A DROP DOWN MENU WILL APPEAR, CLICK ON YOUR SETTING CHOICE. BE CAREFUL TO USE THE SLIDER ON THE RIGHT OF THE PAGE TO SCROLL
DOWN THE PAGE. DO THIS BY CLICKING AND DRAGGING IT. DO NOT SCROLL THE MOUSE WHEEL AS THIS MAY INADVERTENTLY CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS.

6. change Frame Rate Limiter to 30fps.
7. change Triple buffering to on.
8. change Antialiasing-Gamma correction to off.
9. change Antialiasing-Mode to Enhance the application setting.
10. change Antialiasing-Setting to 2x [2x multisampling]
11. change Antialiasing-Transparency Supersampling to off/multisampling.
12. change Toggle FXAA on or off to On.
13. change Anisotropic filtering setting to 16x.
14. change Texture filtering-Anisotropic filter optimization to On.
15. change Texture filtering-Anisotropic sample optimization to On.
16. change Texture filtering-Negative LOD bias to Clamp.
17. change Texture filtering-Quality to High quality.
18. change Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration to Single display
performance mode. (let's learn to walk before we learn to fly)
19. change Power management mode to Prefer maximum performance.
20. change threaded optimization to On. Unless you don't have hyper
threading. If in doubt, leave it on auto.
21. click applychanges on the top right of nvidia inspector and wait for
it to take. click it a couple of times just to be sure.
22. close nvidia inspector.

OPTIONAL PA28 TWEAKS :

BEING A REAL WORLD PILOT WHO FLIES A PIPER ARROW AMONG OTHER THINGS, I CAN SAY THAT I FOUND THE CHEROKEE IN NEED OF A FEW TWEAKS THAT MADE IT FEEL "REAL" TO ME. HERE THEY ARE :

1. browse to the location of the aircraft.cfg for the Piper_PA28, NOT the Pa28_180 folder. The path is local disk/program files(x86)/steam/
steamapps/common/flightschool/simobjects/airplanes/Piper_PA28.
2. open aircraft.cfg in notepad.
3. under [flight_tuning] make the following changes :
pitch_stability=2.0
roll_stability=2.0
4. under [piston_engine] make the following changes :
power_scalar=1.3
5. under [flaps.0] make the following changes :
pitch_scalar=0.0

POSTLOG

Last of all my fellow simmers. Have fun but please watch those expectations. It's a brand new baby. Let's nurture it. When it grows up, if it is still misbehaving and being disobedient, THEN we'll discipline it.

Enjoy,
Ted

dhasdell
July 7th, 2016, 01:08
I'm not sure if those are the same, but I tried one set of tweaks and the main difference was that something among them made the airport buildings disappear. My real gripe is the basic one that the radius of the scenery is very small before the greyness sets in - cure that and I'd be a lot happier.

txnetcop
July 7th, 2016, 17:00
I'm not sure if those are the same, but I tried one set of tweaks and the main difference was that something among them made the airport buildings disappear. My real gripe is the basic one that the radius of the scenery is very small before the greyness sets in - cure that and I'd be a lot happier.

You're in luck that will come with the next patch...

dhasdell
July 8th, 2016, 00:20
That's good news. Maybe then I'll start to enjoy it more.

txnetcop
August 16th, 2016, 05:44
Upgrade on the lighting system should be apparent now. More subtle changes coming...they are busy working on the full flight simulator that they hope to release at the end of the year.
Ted