View Full Version : Whatever happened to the DF737 FMC???
01-05-2002, 10:25 AM
I use a Pentium 4, 2GHz-Computer with 512MB DDR and GeForce2MX400, 64MB and never had difficulties with the framerates of FS2002 and/or the DF737. After I installed the Cold Climate Fix I got framerates of 3-4 frames/sec in LEPA. Prior to the update I had no difficulties there concerning framerates!
01-05-2002, 11:12 AM
There was zero change in the FMC aside for functions that are only called while on the N1 limits page.
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I get identical frame rates before and after the cold climate fix.
Lee Hetherington (KBOS)
01-05-2002, 12:05 PM
Well, I just didnīt have this problem before - I have made about 50 flights with the DF737 in FS2002 until now. Rather disturbing to get framerates of 3-4 frames/sec after a two hoursī flight and having to land under these circumstances... :-)
I have no idea what else -apart from the "new FMC", version 2.3- could have been the reason for that as nothing else has changed on my system...
P.S. Everything was OK on takeoff however!
01-05-2002, 12:22 PM
Do you get these framerates before or AFTER a flight (= already on takeoff or after the Dreamfleet-software has been running for an hour or two)???
LAST EDITED ON Jan-05-02 AT 11:33AM (EDT)[p]Hi
I did.Just completed an online flight this morning EGBB/LOWW.Pretty good framerates on the app too.Flight time by the DF clock chocks out/in 2:17
01-05-2002, 12:37 PM
Welcome in Vienna :-)!
Did you see my 737s (BA, G-DOCC Blue Poole or Lauda) on the apron??? :-)
Yes,But I like them all.Was flying G-DOCS.Great weather this morning 0/0 on dep EGBB and almost unlimited with light winds at LOWW shot a nice final to 34.
Do you have that freeware scenery for LOWW?It`s pretty nice.
Had a great flight just a shame no atc.
Anyway I hope you get sorted out with the framerates(Reinstall of DF and cold patch maybe).
01-05-2002, 01:06 PM
>Yes,But I like them all.Was flying
Yes, at the moment I think these are the most beautiful DF737 - aircraft: G-DOCC and G-DOCS. But of course, I donīt know them all.
>Great weather this morning 0/0
>on dep EGBB and almost
>unlimited with light winds at
>LOWW shot a nice final
So you came in via Sollenau, then :-)
>Do you have that freeware scenery
>for LOWW?It`s pretty nice.
For FS2002??? I only know of an FS2000 freeware scenery...Did I miss one for FS2002???
>Had a great flight just a
>shame no atc.
>Anyway I hope you get sorted
>out with the framerates(Reinstall of
>DF and cold patch maybe).
I certainly hope this, too :-)
Here is a link to the scenery.
Right came in on an RINI1W arr.
Have a good one
01-05-2002, 01:32 PM
Many thanks for the link.
Have already downloaded it!
02-04-2002, 07:00 PM
Have you figured out what was the problem in your framerate drop?
02-05-2002, 04:48 AM
>Have you figured out what was
>the problem in your framerate
Yes. This was an e-mail I sent to Tom Main:
"It will certainly not surprise you, but you were right: the Cold Climate Fix has nothing to do with the extremly low frame rates I experienced. I made several "test-flights" and found out that this phenomenon ONLY exists on the island of Majorca (scenery by Toni Agramont). I then selected the default-Cessna and frame-rates were about 30 fps when taking off at LEPA. I flew all around Majorca for about 15 minutes or so and the frame-rates always were between 20-30 fps. Then suddenly they dropped to about 6 fps only to decrease to about 1-3 fps in the North of the island. I have no idea why this happens as other parts of the island are much more detailed. Trying to fly with 1 fps is "hard work" but I managed to get back to LEPA where I landed with 30 fps again (this is strange as my frame-rates with the DF737 were about 1 fps after touch-down in LEPA)!
And this with a 2GHz- Computer with 512MB DDR-RAM and Geforce 2 MX400, 64MB!!!
So, Iīm convinced now that the scenery is the culprit which is sad as it looks very nice and Tony has a new scenery of Portugal out which I dare not to install now...The reason that I have not encountered these problems on my previous flights to LEPA must be that I obviously selected different routes for arrival and so omitted areas with "frame-rate-problems". Still, I donīt know why I had no problems with frame-rates on runway 24R in Lepa before...(last time with DF 737: 1 fps!!!)
Fortunately I found out all this BEFORE I un-installed the Cold Climate Fix...
So the DF737 is acquited of any guilt (concerning this one problem)! Sorry for suspecting it of having caused this problem but Iīm still a little nervous when problems arise during a flight in the 737 :-) (Maybe this is a realistic feature of the DF 737 -built in on purpose - to simulate the nervousness of real-life-pilots when they suspect problems with the rudder of their real-world 737s... :-) )."
02-05-2002, 07:36 AM
I downloaded a fs2002 balear scenery (I think the update of LEPA2K) and I donīt know the author. But approaching LEPA caused a framerate-drop down to 2-3fps, so allthough the scenery is pretty nice I deleted it and now I can approach LEPA with 25fps. So any ideas if there is a LEPA scenery not having such problems?
By the way, the Balears are pretty nice without any add-on scenery comparing to fs2000!
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