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 Post subject: Frame-Rate-Friendly Scenery
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2008, 18:47 
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I'm running FS9 on my laptop (yes, yes, groan, sigh, etc... I know this isn't optimal, but it's what I've got), which is a now fairly ancient Dell Latitude D600 (though the memory has been upgraded from the original, so I've got that going for me).

In any event, I've got it running pretty well with decent weather settings and a fairly solid amount of traffic via WoAI. As for scenery files, I'm pretty well lost. If I start adding in scenery, is it likely to hammer my frame rates? Does anybody have any thoughts on some scenery makers whose stuff looks some sort of decent but won't completely overtax my computer?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have on the subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Frame-Rate-Friendly Scenery
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2008, 19:19 
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It depends on what your computer can handle. Head over to Avsim, I've had good luck with some of those. FlyTampa (payware) didn't hurt my frames on my old computer. Things like Aerosoft LHR or Cloud9 LAX or FSDT ORD will most likely hurt your frames due to a lot of traffic. Try out the demos and then see how they do...


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 Post subject: Re: Frame-Rate-Friendly Scenery
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Ben's advice is pretty good, it's really just try it and see. Keep what you like, dump what you don't.

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