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03-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Thanks so much guys, this A36 is really the bomb! Have been flying her all day, and just stopped by to thank you for it, and to share some pics of this mornings flight. Haven't turned on the autopilot yet, she flies so nice by hand. Maybe one of these days :-tongue
03-11-2005, 10:30 PM
Thanks Tony, very much appreciated. :-)
Just to let you know that I drove the beta testers crazy testing the autopilot, it all resulted in the tutorial in the manual where Peter McLeland did "autoland" with it! ;-)
[font size=1][font color=blue]Can you pilot a plane, instead of programming an FMC to do it for you?[/font color= blue][/font size=1]
03-12-2005, 12:32 AM
I agree. This one's definately a keeper. Just took my first flight around KSEA and this is the best of them all. Doesn't seem to affect my frame rates much either. Usually KSEA is one of the more taxing airports I fly into but the A36 didn't slow my sim down as much as some default aircraft.
03-12-2005, 04:48 AM
Good to hear that :)
Yeah, I do get good framerates as well. Actually, the A36 uses methods I never seen before we did it to assure frames are as good as they can be in 2D :)
Best regards, Elmar
03-12-2005, 07:23 PM
An update on the frame rate thing. I had trouble last night with the A36 and poor frame rates. What happened was that I loaded the airplane and then had to leave the computer for about an hour. When I came back I found the A36 a slide show so I saved the flight as "Temp" and closed the sim then restarted it and everything was back to as smooth as I can expect on this machine.
I haven't patched Fs9 yet. I have a new computer in the works and my Fs9 is highly modified with lots of add ons and other tweaks. I have a new computer in the works so I'll wait until I get that done and install the sim fresh before adding the Fs9.1 patch.
It seemed to me that the real problem was in Fs9 and not the A36. I wonder if the people having the severe FR problems aren't running an unpatched sim and loading the A36 after flying some time with another airplane.
03-13-2005, 12:05 PM
I don't have the A36 yet but I have experienced the same problem. If I have the FS on, unused for a while, I too get a lot of jerkiness and lower frame rates. Like you, I just shutdown the puter and reboot. All is ok after that. Don't know why inactivity causes a slowdown. I do have the FS9 patch.
03-14-2005, 09:36 AM
Hi guys !
The answer to this is the GNS430. As with earlier generations of the GNS530, it really doesn't like being left or paused for any length of time.
If you want / need to leave the sim for any length of time I'd recommend checking that any flightplan in the GNS430 has been saved then turning the GPS off.
When you come to resume, all you need to do is turn the GNS430 back on , then re-load the flightplan.
The new v2004 generation are a lot better than the older V2 gauges, but the problem still exists, unfortunately.
03-14-2005, 10:36 AM
Let me add more comments:
our v2.x generation of GNS simulation, with FS paused for a long time (well sometimes no longer than 30 minutes), FS9 could have gone non responsive. The issue is simple: with FS paused, the CPU is mostly freed, and other processes running in the background takes the CPU lead. After a while, these other processes related to the GNS were not willing to release some of the CPU cycles back to FS if you unpause it.
Now this is no longer true with our v2005: the new generation idle the GNS processes when FS is paused after a short delay (3 minutes) of inactivity. So the GNS is simply and completely idle (0% CPU) in this case. When FS is unpaused, or you interact again with the GNS, the 3 minutes cycles starts over.
So our new v2005 is greatly improved in this department and should not cause any issue with most of the users.
What could have happened, but you will have to give us more information, is have you let FS running and not paused? the idle mechanism is working ONLY when FS is paused.
Now it is true that with some addons, or some module, you may encounter degraded performance after a while if you let FS running.
So the problem no longer exists, for most of our customers. In any case, powering off the GNS prior leaving the Sim for a period seems to be always safe.
Hope this helps!
03-14-2005, 07:12 PM
>What could have happened, but you will have to give us more
>information, is have you let FS running and not paused? the
>idle mechanism is working ONLY when FS is paused.
>Hope this helps!
Yep. That's exactly what I did. I left the airplane sitting on the ramp with the sim running unpaused. Got called away from the computer for a while plus I was waiting on dusk for a night flight. All it took was a simple refresh however to get the frame rates back to where they should be. I just mentioned it because I've seen a few complaints about low frame rates with the A36 and this might suggest a reason for those.
Good news, I have saved enough to finally complete my new computer. Going to order my video card and buy a copy of Windows XP then retire this old slow thing to internet browsing and firewall duties.
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