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  1. For MIchael63 and others: As requested, please find my NVIDIA settings (translated from French, sorry if I missed some translation): AA FXAA: Activated - make sure it is unchecked in the game setting otherwise textures look unrealisticly polished !!!! AA Gamma correction: Activated AA Mode: Improve application settings AA Settings: 8x CSAA AA Transparency: 8x super sample Cuda graphic processors: All Cache des ombrages (shader cache ?): Activated DSR Factors: 4x (native resolution) This one seems to bring a lot of improvement DSR Smoothness: 33% Anisotropic filtering: 16x Texture filtering LOD distorsion: Clamped Texture filtering Sample optimisation: Deactivated Texture filtering quality: High Quality Texture filtering trilinear: Activated (but greyed out - presume not applicable) Power management mode: Maximum performance Ambiant occlusion: Performances Threaded optimisation: Auto Vsinc: Adaptive (1/2 fresh rate) = 30, in line with my blocked FPS30 in the game settings - very important to limit blueries in high density areas Prerendered frames: 3 Triple buffering: Activated Virtual reality prerendered frames: 1 Thats'it. I do not pretend it to be ideal as I am not an expert in GC settings but it works very well with my config and the game/P3D.cdg settings. Have a nice day.
  2. Some shots of the magnificent Italien coast from the southern place, Lamezia Terme (LICA), northbound to Napoli. I love the arrival in front of the Vesuvio. Hope you will enjoy !
  3. As requested, for those interested, please find a copy of my Prepar3d.cfg file, I have highlighted the change I made: [Display] ChangeTime=4.000000 TransitionTime=4.000000 TEXTURE_FILTERING=16 MSAA=8 SSAA=0 VSYNC=1 FXAA=0 TRIPLE_BUFFER=1 SKINNED_ANIMATIONS=1 TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=120 UPPER_FRAMERATE_LIMIT=30 TextureMaxLoad=6 WideViewAspect=False FullScreenExclusive=True FullScreenAutoFill=True ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64 NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255 NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64 InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0 InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0 InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255 InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128 InfoBrakesEnable=False InfoParkingBrakesEnable=False InfoPauseEnable=False InfoSlewEnable=True InfoStallEnable=False InfoOverspeedEnable=False InfoWeaponSystemEnable=True InfoCountermeasureEnable=True FullScreen=True [sCENERY] POP_FREE_AUTOGEN=1 AUTOGEN_BATCH_LOD=2 AUTOGEN_TREE_MAX_DRAW_DISTANCE=9500.000000 AUTOGEN_TREE_MIN_DISTANCE_TO_LOD=2500.000000 IMAGE_COMPLEXITY=5 [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=243 [Main] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.11 DisablePreload=1 HideInfoText=1 User Objects=Airplane, Helicopter, Submersible, ExternalSim SimObjectPaths.0=SimObjects\Airplanes SimObjectPaths.1=SimObjects\Rotorcraft SimObjectPaths.2=SimObjects\GroundVehicles SimObjectPaths.3=SimObjects\Boats SimObjectPaths.4=SimObjects\Animals SimObjectPaths.5=SimObjects\Misc SimObjectPaths.6=SimObjects\Submersible SimObjectPaths.7=SimObjects\Weapons SimObjectPaths.8=SimObjects\Countermeasures LabelsSupported=Airplane, Helicopter Location=0,0,140,39,\\.\DISPLAY1 LocationFullScreen=0,0,1920,1080,\\.\DISPLAY1 Maximized=1 HideMenuNormal=0 HideMenuFullscreen=1 [PANELS] IMAGE_QUALITY=1 SAVE_AND_LOAD_PANEL_STATE=0 PANEL_OPACITY=100 PANEL_MASKING=1 PANEL_STRETCHING=1 UNITS_OF_MEASURE=0 QUICKTIPS=1 [Weather] WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1 MinGustTime=10 MaxGustTime=500 MinGustRampSpeed=1 MaxGustRampSpeed=200 MinVarTime=5 MaxVarTime=50 MinVarRampSpeed=10 MaxVarRampSpeed=75 TurbulenceScale=1.000000 WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0 AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1 DynamicWeather=1 DownloadWindsAloft=0 DisableTurbulence=0 CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=5 This limit the distance to 80 miles which is fine for IFR. Above this value, huge drop in FPS. DETAILED_CLOUDS=1 OPTIMIZE_DENSE_CLOUDS=1 CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=8 THERMAL_VISUALS=1 VolumetricFog=1 [CONTROLS] Controls_Default=Standard Controls_Current=Standard KBDAIL=64 KBDELEV=64 KBDRUD=64 [TextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 [TextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 GForce=1,3 FuelPercentage=1,4 [TextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 WindDirectionAndSpeed=1,6 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 GForce=2,3 FuelPercentage=2,4 [slewTextInfo.1] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 [slewTextInfo.2] FrameRate=1,1 LockedFrameRate=1,2 [slewTextInfo.3] Latitude=1,1 Longitude=1,2 Altitude=1,3 Heading=1,4 AirSpeed=1,5 FrameRate=2,1 LockedFrameRate=2,2 [DynamicHeadMovement] LonAccelOnHeadLon=-0.020000 LonAccelOnHeadPitch=-0.010000 RollAccelOnHeadLat=0.010000 YawAccelOnHeadLat=-0.100000 RollAccelOnHeadRoll=0.100000 MaxHeadAngle=5.000000 MaxHeadOffset=0.300000 HeadMoveTimeConstant=1.000000 [VirtualCopilot] VirtualCopilotActive=0 [GRAPHICS] SHADER_CACHE_VERSION=3 (important change the value for any other number for any change in the cfg file) HIGHMEMFIX=1 MIPMAP_VC_PANELS=1 TESSELLATION=1 TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=4096 NUM_LIGHTS=4 COCKPIT_HIGH_LOD=1 AIRCRAFT_REFLECTIONS=1 LANDING_LIGHTS=1 DAWN_DUSK_SMOOTHING=1 LENSFLARE=1 HDR=1 BLOOM_LEVEL=2 SHADOW_QUALITY=4 TERRAIN_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0 CLOUD_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=0 OBJECT_SHADOW_CAST_DISTANCE=2 CONTENT_NO_SHADOW=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_CAST=1 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_CAST=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_CAST=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_CAST=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_CAST=0 CLOUD_SHADOWS_CAST=0 INTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 EXTERIOR_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=1 SIMOBJECT_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 TERRAIN_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 VEGETATION_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 BUILDING_SHADOWS_RECEIVE=0 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_LOW=4 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_MID=5 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_HIGH=7 SHADOW_NUM_CASCADES_ULTRA=12 GROUND_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048 If you are using ground shadow (terrain) never go higher than this value, drop in FPS ! CLOUD_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=512 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_LOW=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_MID=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_HIGH=0.850000 SHADOW_LOG_PARTITION_ULTRA=0.850000 EFFECTS_QUALITY=2 EFFECTS_DISTANCE=2 TEXTURE_QUALITY=6 (This one had a huge impact on texture quality visual) IMAGE_QUALITY=1 See_Self=1 Text_Scroll=1 [DISPLAY.Device.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660.0.0] Mode=1920x1080x32 [TrafficManager] AirlineDensity=0 GADensity=0 FreewayDensity=0 ShipsAndFerriesDensity=0 LeisureBoatsDensity=0 IFROnly=0 AIRPORT_SCENERY_DENSITY=1 [AContain] ShowLabels=0 ShowUserLabel=0 ShowLabelManufacturer=1 ShowLabelModel=1 ShowLabelTailNumber=0 ShowLabelDistance=1 ShowLabelAltitude=1 ShowLabelAirline=0 ShowLabelAirlineAndFlightNumber=0 ShowLabelFlightPlan=0 ShowLabelContainerId=0 ShowLabelAirspeed=0 ShowLabelHeading=0 LabelDelay=1000 LabelColor=FFFF0000 [TERRAIN] LOD_RADIUS=6.500000 SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=30 TESSELLATION_FACTOR=90 MESH_RESOLUTION=25 TEXTURE_RESOLUTION=29 AUTOGEN_VEGETATION_DENSITY=5 AUTOGEN_BUILDING_DENSITY=5 DETAIL_TEXTURE=1 WATER_REFLECT_CLOUDS=1 WATER_REFLECT_USERAIRCRAFT=1 WATER_REFLECT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFLECT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFLECT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 WATER_REFRACT_CLOUDS=0 WATER_REFRACT_USERAIRCRAFT=0 WATER_REFRACT_SIMOBJECTS=0 WATER_REFRACT_TERRAIN=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_VEGETATION=0 WATER_REFRACT_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS=0 ENABLE_BATHYMETRY=1 WATER_CLARITY=30 WATER_DETAIL=2 As you will see on my shots, no need to put water higher than medium, huge drops in FPS if higher. TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=1700 (This one is very efficient, you keep game setting to maximum and it reduce the number of trees TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=2000 and buildings but KEEP them in all locations as opossed to reducing in game setting where some [ATC] some locations loose all trees and vegetation. Very important to avoid blueries in high density areas.) AutoOpenAirTrafficWindow=0 UsePilotVoice=1 PilotVoice=0 [iNTERNATIONAL] ASLAT=2 ASLON=0 MEASURE=0 [REALISM] PFactor=1.000000 Torque=1.000000 GyroEffect=1.000000 CrashTolerance=1.000000 General=1.000000 UnlimitedFuel=False AllowEngineDamage=False TrueAirspeed=False AutoCoord=True RealMixture=True StressDamage=False GEffect=True ManualLights=True GyroDrift=False CrashWithDyn=False CrashDetection=False OnCrashAction=0 AutoTrim=False [ATTACHMENTS] WeaponHighlight=False HighlightDuration=1.000000 AutoWeaponSwitching=False UnlimitedWeapons=False UnlimitedCountermeasures=False IgnoreAttachmentWeight=True IgnoreAttachmentForces=True [RECORDER] RecordAITraffic=True RecordAirportVehicles=True RecordLeisureBoats=True [sIM] SYSCLOCK=0 OPTIMIZE_PARTS=0 [sOUND] SOUND=1 SOUND_QUALITY=2 SOUND_LOD=0 PrimaryPlaybackDevice={DEF00000-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoicePlaybackDevice={DEF00002-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} VoiceCaptureDevice={DEF00003-9C6D-47ED-AAF1-4DDA8F2B5C03} UISound=1 SOUND_FADER1=0.300000 SOUND_FADER2=0.300000 SOUND_FADER3=0.300000 SOUND_FADER4=0.300000 [sTARTUP] DEMO=0 STARTUP_DEMO= LOAD_SIMDIRECTOR=1 LoadWindow=1 [uSERINTERFACE] PAUSE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1 PROMPT_ON_EXIT=1 SITUATION=FLIGHTS\OTHER\Prepar3D SHOW_SCENARIO_WINDOW=1 RestoreTimeOnMove=0 SHOW_MISSION_CAPTIONS=0 Map_Orientation=2 MUTE_ON_LOST_FOCUS=1 [PointOfInterestSystem] CycleSetting=0 [FACILITIES] COUNTRY= STATE= CITY= GTL_BUTTON=4096 [Misc] Com_Rate=7 [MULTIPLAYER] condAccoutPassword=0 VoiceVolume=0.600000 My Nvidia settings will follow. Cheers.
  4. TeeCee, this should also help you (From the P3D site and documentation) : Editing Prepar3D.cfg How to Make Changes to your Prepar3D.cfg Configuration File Locate the Prepar3D.cfg file Create a backup of the original Prepar3D.cfg Right click file and click "Open", "Edit", or if prompted choose notepad or your other favorite text editor Add the below text into the specific sections to make the desired changed Save the newly updated Prepar3D.cfg and begin Prepar3Dâ„¢ Below are entries to place in Prepar3D.cfg. They have the headings inclosed in brackets and the entries are bolded, followed by Performance Tuning Tips on the intended purpose of the fix. [DISPLAY] TextureMaxLoad=6 Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file. Performance Tuning Tip: This can induce stutters. Use multiples of 3 only such as 3, 6, 9, etc. This is perfect for photorealistic scenery [TERRAIN] SWAP_WAIT_TIMEOUT=30 Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file. Performance Tuning Tip: This variable is the number of frames that the terrain engine will wait for terrain textures to be loaded into video memory before forcing new tiles of terrain triangles to be rendered. [GRAPHICS] SHADER_CACHE_VERSION=1 (TeeCee = very important to change the number for any change in the cfg.file, this will amend your shaders) Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file. Performance Tuning Tip: Using this rebuilds your shader cache by incrementing the number each time you make a change to the Prepar3D.cfg. [JOBSCHEDULER] AffinityMask=14 (TeeCee, I have mine at 243, works fare much better) Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file. Performance Tuning Tip: By default, Prepar3D will use all available processor cores. On machines with four or more cores, it will dedicate a core to rendering tasks. The easiest method for modifying the affinity mask is to open the windows calculator in programmer view, select the binary display mode, and flip the bits in the binary number displayed to select which cores the application should run on. Note that the cores are represented right to left. [MAIN] FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.33 (Mine is 0.11, I am getting too much stutter over 0.15, and 0.10 and below create blueries). Non-Default entry. This entry will not exist in your Prepar3D.cfg file by default and must be added to the file. Performance Tuning Tip: This setting, which defaults to a value of .33 (33%), defines the percentage of each frame that is devoted to loading scenery. Increasing this number can reduce "the blurries", but it can cause stutters, and can also reduce the overall frame rate. Try reducing the number to the lowest level where you still get smooth scenery paging. This will vary depending on disk speed as well as the type of flying, as well as the selected scenery settings.
  5. Hi Teecee, I am also answering on comments from Michael63 and TymK, after 3 weeks on intensive testings of all values and Prepar3D.cfg and the Nvidia configuration tool. My conclusions of course are in line with my solid bu not higher end PC specs and might not work on all PC.s. With more testings I will certainly also adapt some values. The first culprit to the bad graphic impression we have first in P3D (v2.4) is definitely FXAA which gives a too polished unrealistic graphic, turn it off on your P3D graphic page you will get much more sharp textures. On the same page, I have MSAA 8xsamples, Texture filtering = anisotropic 16x, Texture resolution 4096x4096, Vsync is on with tripple buffering checked, and my target frame rate blocked at 30fps. Remember to replicate the 30fps in the Nvidia cfg tool by selecting Vsinc = half refresh rate for coherence between Nvidia and P3D. In the P3D.cfg file, I have entered Fiber-frame-time-fraction = 0.11, created a new chapter (JOBSCHEDULER) with AffinityMask= 243 (ideal for a quad core Intel CPU with HT on). Under the graffic section, do not forget the old HighMemFix=1 and set texture quality to 6, you will see a huge improvement with your textures. As I am not in front of my P3D PC now, I cannot give more details but will forward my P3D and Nvidia.cfg files tomorrow if someone is interested for more details. Regards, Patrick, Geneva . .
  6. Yes, no other scenery addon, but for the mesh: NexMesh 4,75 France+Europe (France VFM) and FS Global 2010.
  7. Other examples where I am using the same settings (see my previous post). Shots from Corsica, Sardinia and around Palermo. Thanks for watching ! The two first shots, just before landing at Ajaccio, Corsica I love the rocky Corsica coast and the great variety of openLC textures. Around Bastia, Corsica, a very rock coast Last image of Sardinia east coast (Villasimius) before the 1 hour flight over the sea to Sicilly First image from Sicilly when arriving from North West. around Palermo. Palermo, one of the best place to mix OpenLC beautiful textures together with the REX waters.
  8. Many thanks for your comments. I will send my P3D and Nvidia cfg tonight. Yes, the aircraft is the default Baron, FPS are the same with the QualityWings RJ85/100, just a bit slower (20-25) in very cloudy situations. Agree for the AI traffic but my priority is the scenery as sharp as possible. I will move to AI when I will change my GC for a gtx780 or 980. Kind regards.
  9. I have finalized my settings on P3D with the discovery of an ideal combination with Affinity Mask at 243 and texture quality on 6. The result is outstanding with everything maxed (except traffic = 0), I never had so neat and precise textures with no blueries at all and a constant FPS30 (blocked). Here on my favorite flight within Sicilly where the OpenLC textures are so nice and detailed.Thanks for watching !
  10. There is no better tool that a small and old aircraft like the Bonanza, flying at a low altitude (FL30), to show the details, the variety and the art work behind the wonderful hi-res openLC Europe textures. Here on the north western rocky coast of Corsica. Thanks for watching.
  11. I love spending hours flying in my sim, watching the beautiful mixture of sky, sea and ground textures, and the FTX vector city lights. Today, the early July morning flight from Cagliari to Olbia, from the busy city to the inland wild landscapes and isolated villages. Many thanks for watching !
  12. Thanks Lucky, I meant Open LC Europe - south texture pack.
  13. Might not be reasonable for flying only with the Mediterranean Islands ! Thanks for the offer
  14. Nice, refreshing and very original set Gerold ! Thanks for sharing.
  15. Very nice shots and aircrafts Adam, I am going to hire you as a repainter for my RJ100 fleet....
  16. Some additional P3DV2.4 shots, where I am testing he REX sky and sea colours, around the superb OpenLC South textures.Thanks for watching!
  17. Hi Voyager, thanks for your comments. The final is at Rome Fiumicino, runway 16R. I use this magnificent livery as a "leased aircraft" for my virtual airline services between Sardinia and Italy.
  18. Tribute to FSX, as a for my NZ friends around here. Please enjoy !
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