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FSX.cfg tweak for better performance

YETIV8R Posted: 23.09.2007, 23:40

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Gents,

Here you go, I'm going to start a thread regarding tweaking of FSX.CFG. Please do add more tips if you come across some.

Thanks.

Naresh
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YETIV8R Posted: 23.09.2007, 23:46

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Tweak #1: Under [Main]


[b][color=blue]FIBER_FRAME_TIME_FRACTION=0.40 [/color]
[/b]

This tweak helps with the blurries. More the value, more time is given for CPU to process the textures, thus less blurry. You can experiment with any between 0.01-0.99.

Remember less value means more frame rates, more value means less blurry.

For dual core processors, the recommendation value is between 0.01 to 0.20.

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Naresh
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YETIV8R Posted: 23.09.2007, 23:51

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Tweak #2: Under [display]

[b][color=blue]TEXTURE_BANDWIDTH_MULT=30[/color][/b]

Before SP1, it was recommended to increase the value, but after SP1, it is recommended to lower the value.

Thanks.

Naresh



edited by: YETIV8R, Sep 23, 2007 - 11:52 PM
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YETIV8R Posted: 23.09.2007, 23:52

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TWEAK #3 - DISABLE PRELOAD
FOR FASTER LOAD TIME

This tweak disables FSX from preloading the default flight to reduce load time once you click "Fly Now". If you change settings or start location, the preloading process starts over again.

Add the following to the [Main] section:

[color=blue][b]DisablePreload=1[/b][/color]

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Naresh
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YETIV8R Posted: 23.09.2007, 23:54

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TWEAK #4 - BUFFERPOOLS

This tweak helps reduce the popping & stuttering that you may be experiencing when turning or panning around your aircraft from the outside view. The Bufferpool is the amount of memory used by the system to quickly re-introduce textures.

The default value for SP1 is 4000000, however to help reduce the stutter even more, you can use any value above 4000000.

Add the following at the bottom of FSX.cfg:
[color=blue][b]
[BUFFERPOOLS]
PoolSize=6000000[/b][/color]

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Naresh
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YETIV8R Posted: 24.09.2007, 00:06

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TWEAK #5 - Autogen Trees and houses

This tweak adjusts the number of Autogen objects are rendered in Flight Simulator X.

Insert these two lines under [Terrain]:

[color=blue][b]TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=2000
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=1500[/b][/color]

Default values are 4500 for trees, 3000 for buildings. The lower the number, the fewer autogen objects will get displayed and the greater your frame rates might be. The actual number used by FSX will scale based on your Autogen Density Slider in FSX. In other words, the slider still has an effect, this just changes the scale of the slider.

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Naresh
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Anonymous Posted: 26.09.2007, 11:57
Unregistered User Jeeese! Right away I'm in over my head, all panicing and stuff. I can't find a file called [b]FSX.cfg.[/b] Neither can my "Search" function. What's up with that? Where do you want me to stick this stuff. ([i]Don't answer that!)[/i]

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YETIV8R Posted: 26.09.2007, 12:51

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TWEAK #6 - Where is FSX.cfg located?

For XP machines (sorry, no Vista here, someone can contribute here)

[b]C:\Documents and Settings\%user%\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX\fsx.CFG"
[/b]
You may need to show the hidden files and folders, through Explorer>Tools>Folders Options>View tab>check 'Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Mike, trust me, it is really easy. Just make sure to make a backup of FSX.cfg first before you change anything. Incase you did not and things screw up, just delete the file and FSX will automatically create a new one for you.

Thanks.

Naresh

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Westcoast Posted: 26.09.2007, 13:29

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Naresh,

OK, maybe I'll try it, but learning something new, at my age.... :-D

Mike

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SteveL Posted: 26.09.2007, 14:38

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Nice tweaks Naresh. Thanks for posting. I already had three of these but will try the others as well.

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tbone-guy Posted: 02.03.2008, 14:47

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I was curious about FSX so I decided to get the Demo (see pics). I made all these changes in the FSX.cfg and theuy made a huge difference, I seemed to be averaging about 13-20fps.

Quick question though, does SP1 and SP2 really make that much pf a difference?? Or how accurate is the demo as an indication for the performance of the finished product?

Suggestions would be appreciated...

Cillian - SPA173

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SPA031 Posted: 02.03.2008, 18:48

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If you are running VISTA with an NVIDIA video card, here is one way to tweak your game settings:

1. Open your control panel
2. Open '"Personalization"
3. Click on "Display Settings"
4. Click "Advanced Settings"
5. Click the tab for your video card (i.e. NVIDIA)
6. Click "Start the NVIDIA Control Panel"
7. Click "Adjust image settings with preview"
8. Check the "Advanced 3D image settings" button
9. Click on the "Take me there" option
10. In the "Program Settings" tab, select the game you want to override
11. Select "MS Flight Simulator X"
12. Override the settings that you want to change in "Specify the settings for MS Flight Simulator X"
13. Click "Apply"

8-)







edited by: Robert_Thompson, May 25, 2008 - 03:01 PM
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Yoland Posted: 03.08.2008, 13:44

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Some tips and tricks... I mean tweaks... are very efficient to increase the fps rate of FSX.
Interested? You need to go take a look at http://www.highflightsimulations.com/
Here you will find detailed AND SIMPLE explanation on how to tune your fsx.cfg to get the best results.
You will also find a lot of information and free download. Really worth a visit if you have "never been there before"
Sites like this one make the flightsim World very exciting!
:-D

Yoland Grosjean - SPA 348
CEO St Paul Airlines VA
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