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OK, those of you that know me pretty well by now, know i don't blow my trumpet much, so the title may have grabbed your attention..

I have finally, made the move from my old trusty (well, not quite) boxed copy of FSX Gold to FSX Steam Edition.  I can almost hear Joe saying "It's about time too, padawan."  

I purchased it the year it was released, at a considerable discount, and just kept it in my back pocket in case i ever needed it. I've just been procrastinating to the point of incredulity!

I now have the leisurely task of re-installing all my add ons, and deciding which, if any 'tweaks' need to be done to get my rig set back up and running, but i'm wondering what, if anything, those of you that made the switch years back have done..

I know that with FSXSE, the developers:

  • Increased TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD to 4096 up from 1024
  • Changed HIGHMEMFIX=1
  • Increased Vertex and Index Buffers and the number of buffers.

I have not done anything yet with .CFG and i don't want to if i don't need to, but are there any settings that people have made and found it helpful, or worth the work/money?

I wasn't planning on going the DX10 route if there is no increase in FPS, so are there any 'gems' it's worth me investigating?

Most of the changes i make will probably be to the camera views, and adding in useful little things like the Airport POI markers etc.

Cheers all

Steph

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Well done Steph, but not wanting to burst your bubble, you should really consider P3D. Lol

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Great news, Steph.  After seeing the thread title I had visions that someone had jerked your chain.  Happy to hear that's not the case.

John

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What's brown and steaming and comes out of Cowes?....................................................................................................................................The Isle of Wight ferry of course!

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16 hours ago, needles said:

Well done Steph, but not wanting to burst your bubble, you should really consider P3D. Lol

Not unless I so some hardware upgrades first, and cash is way too tight for a new Graphics card on top of the cost for the software too :cray:

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Good to see you progressing, but I will add as said above.  Steve's DX10 fixer will make a real difference and stop those pesky CTD's.  It's only about 12/16 pounds... (Cash not weight) :to_clue::faint:

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