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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:31 PM
Hi Folks,I've been 'eyeing' this flightsim since I saw the ad, (can't remember which store but may have been AVSIM's). It looked very cool and if I understood the ad, it covered all or most of Switzerland.I knew this was a 'special' kind of flightsim when I saw the way the wind sock was flowing, (it looked absolutely real). In fact, I thought the whole thing was a very well done flightsim and even called my wife in to see how real this one looked.So, the obvious question in my mind has to do with performance demands. In FSX, I have a pretty good number of scenery add-ons, (i.e.: REX, FTX, UTX, GEX etc.), and I get pretty decent performance from my 4.02GHz CPU. It can always be better though, (like when I finally breakdown and buy a i7 2600K and Sandybridge chipset), but for the most part, as long as I stay out of the major cities, (NY, Seattle, Houston, etc), I can get 35fps with the scenery sliders set to the full right position.I have an ATI Radeon HD 5770 GPU which basically sits on the bench when it comes to FSX, but how about AEROFLY? Is it also CPU based or can a GPU have some affect in performance?Basically what I'm asking is how does it compare to FSX when it comes to the power it needs to generate the kind of detail I saw in the ad, (the one with the Pitts Special doing all those stunts).Thanks
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:01 AM
@Rich54:AeroflyFS is GPU-intensive.When I complained on the IPACS forum that my Nvidia 7950GT would not run the game, here is their reply:'' your card is missing two important extensions (texture arrays and RG textures) that are required by aerofly FS. These cannot be added by updating the drivers, they are real 'hardware features' ".They recommended a GTX550ti, so I did that, now I`m flying at 60fps.As for ATI, this is what they say:Back of package:
ATI Radeon HD 4750 minimumAeroflyFS Web site:
ATI Radeon HD 4850 or fasterIPACS Forum: AMD Radeon HD 6770So, your HD 5770 card should be OK.
Edited by jschall, 03 March 2012 - 06:02 AM.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:39 AM
Wow! Thanks jschall!That's refreshing to hear. Now I have a reason to look into some of the newer GPU's that are out there.Just off hand, what did that GTX550ti set you back?Are you familiar with FSX with scenery addons like some that I mentioned? If so, would you say AERFLY is similar?And lastly, does Aerofly cover all of Switzerland or just a small part of it?Thanks again, that's actually good news about the GPU.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:32 PM
Like I said in the other thread:"I found an EVGA GTX-550ti on Amazon Canada for $147, ordered it at 9am Tuesday, it arrived 3pm Wednesday, and an hour later I was flying Aerofly FS at 60 fps!"
Just off hand, what did that GTX550ti set you back?
I use the scenery enhancement utilities Ultimate Terrain X (Canada and USA) and also PNW from Orbx (FTX). They work well together. But AeroflyFS is a standalone simulator that drapes photorealistic scenery and textures over a detailed mesh. The end result is even more realistic, I would say, than FSX with the various scenery enhancements.
Are you familiar with FSX with scenery addons like some that I mentioned? If so, would you say AERFLY is similar?
You can see the coverage for yourself in the get-started manual:http://www.aeroflyfs...roflyFS_eng.pdfSee the coverage map on pages 9/10. It's all of Switzerland plus a bit of the bordering countries, Germany, France, Italy.
And lastly, does Aerofly cover all of Switzerland or just a small part of it?
Edited by jschall, 03 March 2012 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:42 PM
Thank you very much! I just got back in, (I had to leave for a few hours right after I asked that last question), and I have to say that all of this is great news!I'm pretty sure that I'll be getting this program within the next 2 weeks. I just got another external hard drive, (3.0 USB), and planned on using it exclusively for AEROFLY and another new and interesting fightsim, "Take on Helicopters".I have yet to see what TOH requires as far as hardware but I'll find out soon enough.I found some time to install a new ASUS M5A97 EVO mobo tomorrow, (it's been laying around here in the box for 2 weeks!), and then once I have that running as I want, I'll be moving in the those two.Thanks again!