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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:39
    As I understand it, the more addons you have, the longer it takes. After a box restart, mine takes about 30 seconds, then after that it's more like 10-15. including the box-stock planes, I only(?) have 101 aircraft folders. I remember when I once had to reinstall FS9 on my old XP rig that the stock install actually started up pretty quick, but then when I dumped in my entire hangar from multiple CD's, it took a couple of minutes. But again, it took much less time to start up after the first time. My guess is there's something cached somewhere that speeds things up, but I'm not sure where that is.
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02
    Finally got around to trying this tip.... and got the following message: So I guess I don't need it! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16
    The "fix" involves the replacement of a light pole .bgl file, and accompanying textures. The fix does help, but I went through the files and deleted a lot of objects that were not important to me. The combination of the "fix" on Avsim, plus the deletions I made, DID improve the FPS! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 22nd, 2014, 15:59
    Thanks Joe. I will try that. I am wondering though, if I would even see any difference, since I am running 16gb of RAM? NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 22nd, 2014, 08:44
    Thanks!! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 22nd, 2014, 08:05
    I saw this picture, while searching for FSX scenery pictures. Anyone know what aircraft this is? Looks interesting! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 22nd, 2014, 07:22
    Is "Ready Boost" something that Windows (in my case, Windows 7 64 bit) automatically does, when a flash drive is inserted? Must not be, because my system has never done this. Need to configure manually? Or is it triggered automatically by certain flash drives? :confused: NC
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 16:47
    Under Settings > General, there's a choice of whether to use System Time or Flight Time. Choosing Flight Time will set the clock to whatever time is set in the default flight (possibly with time zone offset - I've never tried it) when you set up a new flight40. Using System Time sets the clock to the current time on your PC, with time zone offset based on the location of your default flight. For example, let's say my default flight starts at Boston Logan in Eastern Time. I live in North Carolina, which is the same time zone. I set up a flight starting in London, which is five hour ahead. If the clock on my wall says it's 5 PM, then my flight will start at 10 PM. On the other hand, if my default flight is the original Seattle flight and I start a flight here in Greensboro, the flight...
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 13:52
    NICE!!!! 1962, and the Cuban Missile Crisis was way before my time in the USN, but I definitely spent some time working on Crusaders and Phantoms when I enlisted ten years later in 72. Only had the good fortune of being at NAS Key West, and that was in late 1980s, with VFA-83, during transition to Hornets (Lawn Darts). Really great work, Expat!!! Pete:encouragement:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 13:24
    ...but it's worth doing. Install FSX to a non-standard directory when you do, eg C:\FSX. You'll avoid the UAC hassles that way. That apart Win7 is a very worthy successor to XP imo.
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  • EMatheson's Avatar
    April 21st, 2014, 06:30
    SBuilder is still your best bet. To produce the final file you FIRST have to go to the selection menu and "Select All". Anything that's not selected won't be compiled - you'll know if it's selected if it has a green border or (since you're dealing with landclass) the entire area is filled in with flourescent green. That's probably your problem... it's an annoying unintuitive step that took me an embaressing amount of time to figure out myself.
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 14:01
    Me too!!!! The Sh..ty Kitty!
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    April 20th, 2014, 03:37
    Well, I have removed several more static objects, but my FPS are still quite low (mostly single digits). I don't know enough about the workings of scenery creation to find/remove what is causing the impact on FPS. If anyone on SOH can offer some advice, I would appreciate it. I am really only interested in the "Navy" side of Guam's airport, where NAS Agana was officially located. NC
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