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#1 Seadog

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

One of the scenery bods that I chat to has a lot to say about the stupidity of many of the tweaks that are available on the net.  One of the things he advocates is the periodic deleting of the fsx.cfg file and letting fsx build a new one.

 

I have a funny feeling that I have heard Dean recommend the same, am I right?   And two, what is the best thing to do, rename the original with something like fsx.cfg old?   

 

I also pass on this comment for your consideration... to anyone who is a scenery junky like me........> // This one is a must as it is not a tweak, but a fix that ACES forgot to enable before they released FSX SP2.

[GRAPHICS]
HIGHMEMFIX=1 // Add this line under the graphics section of your fsx.cfg file. Allows video memory addr above 512 MB.
// 

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

That's not a BAD idea, particularly if you has stuffed up something or made a change that hasn't worked out, or you start to get errors. Just rename your current FSX.cfg file to something else, and when you restart FSX, it will create a fresh new one for you.

 

I'm not going to debate about which fsx.cfg tweaks work or do not work. It seems different for everyone, possibly because everyone has different expectations, and some may find certain tweaks more practical or more suiable for their system and needs than others.

 

As an example, I advocate a LOD_RADIUS setting of 8.00000 in the FSX.cfg file for photoscenery add-ons. It works really well for this, but if you try that LOD_RADIUS setting for any heavy autogen-based scenery, or even default scenery in certain circumstances, you are going to run into out of memory errors and other issues faster than you can cut butter with a hot knife.


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:55 AM

You are spot on about tweaks.  The key points about tweaks and 'super' adjustments are that they *are* different for each individual set-up.   You will remember the fiasco when Booster 2013 did a prison shower job on my PC, not once but twice, but others find it a good addon.  You can also get caught up in tweak disease when all you need to do is "fly the damn kite"  !

 

I recall that the LOD_Radius worked best at 6.0 for me in California.

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:23 PM

Hi Guys

 

Does it matter where under graphics you place HIGHMEMFIX=1 //. Also do you include the 2 // in it?

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

No to the backslashes.   I put mine straight under graphics..........thus..

 

[GRAPHICS]
HIGHMEMFIX=1    


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

I just had to go and check I still had this line in my FSX.CFG file... Couldn't find it for a moment and the ticker skipped a beat, but then I found it down near the bottom of the section... Defibrillator not required on this occasion.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:44 AM

Returning if you will, Dean, to your comment about a fresh fsx.cfg.    Does the file actually start to slow fps slightly over time?  Does it keep getting bigger?

 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

Rick,

 

Not sure what you mean exactly. Are you asking if you have not refreshed your FSX.cfg file for a Long time, does it affect FPS?

 

If this is what you mean, to that I would say probably No. Its the changes (most likely) that you have made to that FSX.cfg parameters that have the effect on performance.

If your changes are such that they place a higher demand on your system and hardware to achieve, then this is what is lowering frame rates.

 

Did I read you right? If not, please further clarify :)


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

Thanks Dean.... it does answer it really.  I don't have a problem with fps generally, just wondered if replacing the file from time to time might be a bit like flossing your teeth.  Keep things healthy.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Rick,

 

Nah, wouldn't have any effect mate. Nothing noticeable, unless, like I mentioned, you had made a change that really killed your performance, and then forgot to remove it :)


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Okay dokay..............will leave well alone then !  Many thanks  Rick


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

Might be a good point in case to apply that old saying - "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" :)


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:29 AM

Yes I agree.   The original thought occurred while I was having a hot flush to the brain.

I will place it in the same basket as the new DX10 for FSX that I am hearing about.

 

Nooooooooooo   Rick,   nooooooooooooo


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