[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Official Add-On Acceleration

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 10:22:34 -0000

Hello Gerry -

That agrees with my findings, DX10 will be a no-no for the foreseeable
future as far as I am concerned.  

You have all my sympathy re being dragged on holiday!  Grit your teeth
and resolve to enjoy it, the brownie points gained will come in useful
one day ...

M.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
> Sent: 05 November 2007 8:05 am
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Official Add-On Acceleration
> 
> Hi Mike,
> Having been dragged into another holiday, I'm the same as
> yourself re
> expenditure on FSX.
> 
> On the SP2 front, a posting to the Horizon Forum says that the
> ill
> effects are confined to DX 10 and it's OK wit DX9. Unfortunately
> that
> seems to be it; he hasn't spotted any improvements yet.
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> 
> 
> Gerry Winskill wrote:
> 
> > Mike,
> >
> > So, please, having read the postings on that link, correct me
> if I've
> > read it or interpretted it incorrectly..
> >
> > I'm using SP1 and DX9 with XP and getting acceptable results.
> My
> > framerates with Default scenery are always above 25 fps, though
> I get
> > lower figures at some addon airfields. If I install SP2, when
> it
> > arrives, then I can look forward to Fatal Errors, some aircraft
> > textures not working and a fall off in visual appearance, with
> lower
> > framerates.
> >
> > Or is it only those with Vista, who install the DirectX X
> Preview who
> > will obtain these benefits?
> >
> > Gerry Winskill
> >
> >
> > Mike Brook wrote:
> >
> >> The specific relevant page is (beware in case of wrapping!):
> >>
> >> http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2007/10/26/3-
> transparency-fixes-
> >> for-issues-with-older-content-in.aspx
> >>
> >> Good pointer, Paul.  I'm planning to replace my 5+ year-old
> 2.0 GHz
> >> and 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 machines with something a tad more up to
> date
> >> shortly. Maybe then I'll be able to check out FSX ...<g>
> >>
> >> M.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-
> >>> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
> >>> Sent: 04 November 2007 5:08 pm
> >>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Official Add-On Acceleration
> >>>
> >>> Phil Taylor talks about some of these issues and work-arounds
> on
> >>> his blog:
> >>>
> >>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/default.aspx
> >>>
> >>> Paul
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex
> >>> Barrett
> >>> Sent: 04 November 2007 10:31
> >>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] FSX Official Add-On Acceleration
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Quite simply......don't
> >>>
> >>> I bought this purely for the "DX10 Preview" mode and the fact
> it
> >>> includes the FSX SP2.
> >>>
> >>> Installed it, run it, can't see any external views, the VC's
> >>> transparent
> >>> windows are no longer transparent, gauges don't work, sounds
> >>> don't work.
> >>>
> >>> Switch to a default aircraft and all is fine....just not any
> add-
> >>> ons!
> >>> It seems to be that it only accepts DDS textures now, and
> pre-
> >>> 2004 code
> >>> just messes up.
> >>>
> >>> I've been trying to "Fix" my install since I bought this pack
> on
> >>> Friday,
> >>> but to be honest I'm getting nowhere.
> >>>
> >>> Bugger!
> >>>
> >>> Alex
> >>> --
> >>> Alex Barrett
> >>> Turbine Sound Studios
> >>> (+44) 0121 288 3195
> >>> alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> http://www.turbinesoundstudios.com
> >>>
> >>>
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> >
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> 




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