Like other simmers I am always tweaking to try and get better performance. I have followed Simon Evans’ various instructions with great appreciation and respect. Simon, here are some more findings for your data bank.
I tried the 40.71 and 40.72 drivers on my GEForce2Ti and I had lots of black screen and computer crashes. I reverted to the 20 and 30 series using the Detonator Destroyer, and eventually settled with the 30.82, only problem was with the new MelJet 747’s, which immediately black-screened or froze in spot plane view. Otherwise the 30.82 did well for me.
The 40.72 WHQL came out, they were for Windows98 so I was tempted to retry them. I installed them through the control panel, display, settings etc procedure, I did not use Detonator Destroyer nor the program that eliminated any 30 series files. The installation was very straightforward and FS is running well, the picture is good and I find I can now fly the MelJet 747’s. Maybe the NVIDIA quality control is higher with an official and WHQL release, as opposed to a beta release.
The only problem I have is with the ATC sound, it is very laboured and sometimes stutters, and is obviously in distress! Does anyone have the same experience and any idea of a cure. I have searched the forum but this ATC problem has not been reported.