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  1. Performance is very good.My system: Q6600 @ 3.6 ghz 4 GB Ram Geforce 8800GT 32bit vista I locked my FPS at 20, and they stay there while flying the f16, even above Mega Airport Heathrow. Don't have my exact FS settings here, but they are all in the high regions for sure.
  2. Mathijs, sorry to ask this here, I didn't know in which forum to post it.. I purchased and installed WOS succesfully, but when I try to run it I get the attached error.. When I try to run it again it asks for my email+serial again too. I am running vista home premium 32 bit, and use realtek HD onboard audia with drivers from june (the latest). EDIT: I solved it by downloading the latest directX from the microsoft site.. Didn't come through with windows update and I wasn't aware there was a new version ... As for the "asking again for serial on every run problem": run WOS as administrator, otherwise your settings won't be saved too. Briliant and great looking game now these issues are solved
  3. Looks great Mathijs!!Will definitely check this one out!
  4. I wont say anything about the possible mis-alignment of the runways as I am not able to check that at this moment, but why do you think changing the heading of those runways would be a small job? I do a llittle scenery design myself in my spare time and in my opinion this would not be as simple as you would think... The runways are integrated in the underlying satelite photos, turning these runways in any direction would mean a rather large job for the developer afaik ...
  5. I have almost the same system as you have (i have an 8800 GT), on which windows version are you? I have vista sp1, and FSX sp2. When I first installed FSX, my framerates where smooth (locked at 20 and never dropped below 19). This slowly degraded over the weeks untill my fps looked like yours. Yesterday I suddenly recalled having read somewhere about removing the fsx.cfg to improve fps. I removed this file, set my graphics settings again (everything to the right except AI) BOOM-> 20 FPS again (default airports and addon airports like aerosoft heathrow)! Maybe worth a try? I also would take a close look at your graphics driver and maybe reinstall those. It's very weird the amount of memory is not correct ...
  6. Hi VinFlyer I myself am always happy with "LG" screens. Can't help you with technical details as I'm not into that a lot (for screens anyway). Why wouldn't you buy a widescreen? If you take eg a 20(or was it 21)" widescreen, you get the same physical height of a 4:3 19" screen but a lot wider.. You will see you get a lot more room in different programs like photoshop. For someone who is a professional graphical designer I would consider this a (huge) advantage ...
  7. koen3950

    Monitor question

    Hi Edu, I have to agree with the previous posters. You have to use your monitor's native resolution to have best results. I looked it up for your monitor and you have to use "1920x1200". the 20 pixels difference with the resolution you used may seem unimportant, but you should know that your screen is going to manupulate the image (software-wise) if the resolution is not equal to the native resolution. Knowing this, even 20 pixels can mean a big difference...
  8. Gert, at first I had this problem too, but when I went out to look in my shop account I saw that a second s/n appeared at my lukla order (from april 2006). It looks like this: x Lukla - Mount Everest - Version : Direct Download - Serial : 088-****************** - Serial : 67****************/np Use this serial number only for the new download file (notice download links). when I use the second serial (starting with 67) to purchase the X version, the serial confirmation is OK!
  9. If I'm not mistaken it is the "." key (brakes) that triggers the gun inflight, so there should be no problem for you to map it to a button or key of your choice.
  10. Hi Paul, you can't change the files because the Program Files folder is secured by default (in Vista anyways). You can lift the security measures off the flightsim X folder if you want, that way you won't have troubles again when trying to changes this or that file. Just rightclick the FSX folder and select properties. On the security tab select "edit". In the edit window, you give the right user(s) "write" access as you can see in the screenshot.
  11. SP1 is included in acceleration, so it is enough to just install acceleration on a stock FSX (but it is of course possible to install it on FSX + SP1).
  12. I agree about the front/back movements, they are clearly too much for a fighter jet. About the other movements, I like the "head-behaviour" in the acceleration F/A18. Except maybe the left/right movement of the head (but I suppose this is also influenced by how tight you are strapped in ...)
  13. Mathijs, you are right, I am still using few year's old methods. Didn't follow the hardware scene very good untill recently. Thanks for the info, will try to remember it and don't give other people wrong advice anymore
  14. Not necessarily. You can multiply the height and width of the resolution with each other to get the total amount of pixels. 1280*1024 = 1310720 1440*900 = 1296000 You are around 14000 pixels below the (imaginative) borderline. However, I would still recommend the 512MB version if you tend too keep your hardware for a long time. Future games will start to use larger and larger textures, and in that case the larger memory is also welcome
  15. No game "needs" 512 MB as long as you play it on average resolutions. If you are getting higher than 1280*1024 you will start noticing the benefit of 512MB over 256MB.
  16. Indeed, but they are not the only one. eg. EVGA also has lifetime warranty AND they allow you to change stock cooling... I will explain how I overclocked mine, but this will not be a step-by-step guide as Mathijs is allready preparing this. So if you don't feel too confident I would wait for this guide The following I write applies to the Q6600 (stock at 2.4 ghz). I use DDR2 800mhz RAM. This ensures my ram will not get overclocked when overclocking the CPU. First of all, there are 2 revisions of this processor. One with B3 stepping and a newer one with G0 stepping. The only practical difference is that the G0 is easier to overclock, as it runs cooler. You can tell if you have a B3 or G0 by looking at the revision number. SLACR revision means you have a G0. A G0 can be clocked without troubles to 3.6GHZ, a b3 arround 3.4GHZ. For getting those high speeds (more than 1ghz above stock speed!) it's only a matter of changing some parameters in the BIOS. If you want to go high (> 3.2 ghz or so) I would change the boxed cooler for a zalman or a scythe cooler, they run more silent and they provide better cooling. Before you overclock make sure you have the following applications installed: coretemp (make sure you use version 0.95.4, otherwise you will have wrong readings), CPUz and Orthos. Coretemp is used to monitor temperatures. Your CPU never should get warmer than 65°C when stressed!! CPUz is used to monitor CPU and memory speed details. Orthos is used to stress the CPU. Now reboot the pc and enter BIOS. You should find some kind of advanced tab here. There are 4 settings that you will have to control in order to overclock: FSB speed, Multiplier, Core voltage and DRAM settings. You should set your DRAM settings so that it runs 1:1 with your FSB (you can check this on the memory tab of CPUz) Do this before you overclock anything else but ONLY in the case you have 800mhz memory. If you have slower memory I would change the proportion so your memory runs slower than the FSB. Next step is to set the Multiplier of your CPU on 9x. Immediately after that you set your FSB a bit higher. Not more then 20mhz. Reboot your pc and inspect the results in CPUz and Coretemp. Run orthos for about 1/2 hour to make sure the temps don't get too high. These steps you repeat (but as the speeds get higher, enlarge the FSB in steps of 10 or even 5 mhz at a time). After a while you will notice that your CPU gets hotter, and at a certain speed (this will occur arround 3.2 ghz, but can be sooner or later) you will notice that your 1/2 hour running of orthos fails after a few minutes. This means your CPU has become unstable. No panic . Reboot and enter BIOS. You do not change any speeds this time but you enlarge your core voltage (vcore) with about 2 steps. Only a minimal voltage increase but it should get the CPU stable again. Reboot and rund orthos and coretemp. The temps will be higher then the previous run, because of the higher voltage. Orthos will have to run stabily for half an hour again. If not, slightly increase the voltage again but make sure you NEVER get higher then 65°C while running orthos!! If the CPU runs stable again for half an hour, you can resume enlarging the FSB speed, untill it gets unstable again, then you enlarge the VCore. Don't get your VCore too high. 1.6 volt is allready too much I think (but not sure)... Loop through this cycle untill your CPU gets 62-65°C while being stressed by orthos. If you think you are finished, you will have to run orthos for a longer duration (hours at least, 12 hours should be enough). If the CPU passes this test you can call it succesfully overclocked. If orthos fails, you will have to lower VCore or FSB a little bit at a time and re-run the test. If you want to speed it up more now, you will need better cooling I myself have a G0 stepping (SLACR revision) Q6600. The frontside bus is set at 385 and the voltage at 1.465 volt (but don't shoot me if you get more, I'm not at home right now so this is by heart ...). This gives me a clockspeed of 3.465 GHZ. My memory is running at 1:1, so at 385mhz too. As I have DDR2 800mhz memory it is even running a little bit below the speeds it was designed for (385*2=770 mhz). I did not get my CPU higher because I didn't install my cooling well. One of my cores runs at 65°C stressed, while the others run at 55°C... Will have to crack it open sometime Hope this helps someone
  17. indeed, if you search well you can find it quite cheap (mostly online). However I would advice to spend a _little_ bit extra (arround 280 or so) and buy a pre-overclocked model. EVGA, MSI or BFG for example have such cards. Advantage is 1) you keep the warranty in contradiction with when you overclock yourself 2) you get a card for nearly the price of a GT but with the prestations/results of a GTX
  18. True. In general, the CPU affects frames the most. I recently overclocked my CPU (q6600) from 2.4 to 3.4 ghz, this gave me a big performance boost. I have all sliders to the right, and on 2.4 ghz I would get framedrops to even below 12fps using addon aircraft in busy areas. With the overclock I get a rock-steady 20 fps (locked at 20). Of course, without a nice graphic card you wouldn't want to set the sliders to the right. All water effects etc are calculated by the GPU. As mentioned before, you can get a kick-ass graphicscard (8800GT) for arround €250. If you, like me, buy a pre-overclocked version (overclocked with waranty) you can get results similar or even better than a 8800GTX ... Also, as I am running windows vista 32bit and have 4 GB of ram, I setup my windows with a fix that allows it to allocate almost 3GB of ram to any application. FSX SP2 supports this fix by default so no further action has to be taken. Thanks to this fix I have NO out-of-memory errors left. Conclusion: with a relatively cheap quadcore (q6600, with an easy overclock of 1GHZ) and 4GB of (nowadays) cheap RAM, I have a rock-stable FSX on vista 32, with all the nice dx10 effects (and bugs :/).
  19. Hi Mike, I have exactly the same setup as you (except I have vista 32bit). I fly the pmdg 747 at heathrow (the aerosoft fsx version) in FSX at 20fps (20 locked). As we all know, fs2004 and XP give a (much) better framerate so imho there is nothing to worry for you
  20. Hi, as I have exactly the same error, I uploaded some screenshots. I am using the FSX acceleration version on FSX acceleration. I downloaded this scenery from simmarket as i bought the 2004 version there (what a bad support they have, being used to aerosoft ...)
  21. Looks very promissing although I hope you will do something about the roofs like they look in the "tour montparnasse" shot ....
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