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  1. Steve Hunnisett

    Frame Rates

    Hi. Have installed the latest version of the BN-2 . Removing the glass objects gave me an extra 1FPS! Don't think the problem lies there... Ozz's post looked interesting so I tried it; I couldn't get the '7 pm' effect but definitely got better frame rates after sun down- an increase of 10 FPS or so. Curiously the frame rates for external views barely changed at all after sunset so the only increase was in the cabin. Hope this helps...
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    Frame Rates

    Log file attached Log.txt
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    Frame Rates

    Hi again. Have just tried the 2k objects and textures- I also removed all the passengers but the frame rates have not changed. When I first reported this I was flying over the flat, empty plains of southern Somalia- barely any scenery at all. Today, with the 2k files I was over central Ethiopia- mountainous and more demanding on the graphics card but still 17-19 FPS inside the cabin and 23-25 FPS outside. Will try removing the glass objects tomorrow.
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    Frame Rates

    Many thanks, Coop- will try these out. I've had an ongoing battle with FPS for a few years now and usually resolve things OK but what's happening with the BN-2 is most unusual as there simply doesn't seem to be anything in the cabin that could soak up frames like this. Culprits on other aircraft include the Librain plug-in (for Mac users), glass reflections, X-Plane animations (such as traffic or ships), clouds, 'glass' cockpits, AI aircraft and on one occasion the cabin lights. The BN-2 is a cracking aircraft- I love the simple flight characteristics and 'feel' of it- shame there have been a few technical hitches...
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    Frame Rates

    Hi. Really enjoying the Islander but a little mystified by the low frame rates when 'inside' the cabin/cockpit. My system doesn't have a big video card and I usually get by with significantly boosted system RAM but this does enable me to run some pretty complex aircraft, many with demanding glass cockpits. Using outside views at my usual low x-plane graphic settings the Islander gives me about 24-25 FPS, usually good enough. Inside, however I get between 17-19 FPS- but this is constant and does not seem to be affected by scenery, clouds, etc. X-Plane just about runs the Islander in this configuration but looking at the cabin/instrument panel textures I can't see anything there that would cause frame rates to run that low -I was recently using Vmax's 747-8 inter at higher graphic settings and getting about 28-29 FPS in similar desert scenery. I suspect there may be a plug-in conflict; I have tried turning off all the plug ins but this made no difference. Could I ask you to look through the attached log file to see if there's anything that can be done to improve the frame rates for the internal views? Many thanks- the BN-2 is great! Log.txt
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    BN-2 Islander Development Update 1

    Many thanks!
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    BN-2 Islander Development Update 1

    Soooo looking forward to this! Much as I appreciate you want the BN-2 to look stunning would it be possible to have some options for those that have lower spec systems? iMacs, for example often have limited capacity V-Ram. Some developers get around this by making a low-res version, etc...
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    VERY Low Frame Rates

    Hi Airfighter. Have managed to get good FPS with the settings below. Just in case it's any use to you for the next upgrade, even with the low settings in the screenshot below the Sundowner has a conflict on my system with Sky Pro Maxx which gives just 1-3 FPS . Other than that, now I've been able to fly it I'm very impressed- the flight model in particular seems very good. I usually alternate between a PA28 and a HR200 at my club and the Sundowner has very close flight characteristics to both and a great 'feel' about it. Many thanks for your help.
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    VERY Low Frame Rates

    Great, many thanks
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    VERY Low Frame Rates

    Hi airfighter- many thanks for getting back to me. I've attached some screenshots, taken after I removed the Skymaxx Pro and Skunkcrafts Updater from the XP11 folder; hope they are useful. I've always been conscious that my trusty Mac is rather lacking in the VRAM department- unfortunately iMacs can only add RAM rather than VRAM and 2GB VRAM is the standard graphics card. That said my system has coped remarkably well with some of the most up-to-date aircraft- especially the GA models- with RAM boosted to 24GB. I'm familiar with the problems associated with low frame-rates and have found a difference between low frame rates, such as 16-19 FPS and the extremely low FPS experienced with the Sundowner- which is tantalisingly nice when I've been able to muster enough FPS to get it in the air! This is why I asked the community for help because a on a number of occasions critically low FPS has been associated with a plug-in conflict- eg Librain which has known issues with Macs. There doesn't seem to be a Librain plug-in in the Sundowner so back to the drawing board... If you are able to make the Sundowner 'lighter' on FPS I would be immensely grateful but realise that this is a lot to ask for a small number of customers- perhaps a 'heavy' and 'light' version like Colimata did with their Concorde?
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    VERY Low Frame Rates

    Hi. Many thanks for your reply. I've attached the log file, which might mean something to someone who knows about computers! I've experimented with plug-ins- my system doesn't like running the Sundowner with Skymax Pro at all- removing this gives me 37 fps on low graphic settings with virtually no cloud selected in the weather menu. Looking out the cockpit side window towards airport scenery or significant terrain (mountains, etc) will cause the frame rate to drop to about 20fps and stuttering occurs- same at about 2,000 ft. I frequently run aircraft from other developers with similar system demands and get by by just reducing the graphics settings- I can even run Colimata's Concorde, with it's complex systems without too much trouble. System Specs are: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 24 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB Here are the log files. Any help would be much appreciated! GizmoLog.txt Log.txt
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    VERY Low Frame Rates

    Hi. The C23 looks really nice but my Mac is seriously struggling with it - frame rates no more than 1-3 fps, even with low graphic settings. Changing the graphic settings doesn't make any difference which leads me to suspect another issue; on some aircraft, for example I've found removing the 'librain' plug-in solves a similar problem. Has anyone else experienced this and were you able to deal with it? Many thanks, in anticipation...
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    Altimeter Adjustment

    Thanks Guys- appreciate your help.
  14. Steve Hunnisett

    Altimeter Adjustment

    Hi The LES DC3 is superb! I've never flown a DC3 -and never likely to :-( - but the 'feel' of this model is great and I really enjoy 'flying' it. Just one little question- the adjustment knob for the altimeter seems to make the tiniest adjustments per turn and moving from 2886 to 3090 (for example) takes an eternity- is this a fault with my copy or is that how it's meant to be? Many thanks- looking forward to the next LES product! Steve
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    Leading Edge Simulations DC 3

    Hi One for you Mac users out there... I'd like to buy the LES DC 3, which looks pretty awesome but due to installation issues on a previous purchase I need to be sure that the DC 3 will install on my computer. If you're a Mac user running OS Sierra 10.12.4 and have successfully installed the DC 3 I'd love to hear from you! Kind regards Steve
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