Thanks re clouds. I'll look at the options.
For the evening hop from Liverpool to Manchester I was getting frame rates of 2 but it's a glitch I seem to get from time to time. Turning off Transform and Lighting got rid of the problem but I never had FPS much above 13. I'm suspecting the Parhelia can no longer cope with everything I've loaded into FS2004.
You may have to read the ASv6 manual as I recall they used to offer a less memory hungry cloud set (8bit?). I think the default textures are 32bit and these can demand a lot of work from the system.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 21 September 2006 08:31 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: More pictures
I could see yoy, for about an hour, on the Servinfo map. No sign at any time, through the windows, yet I saw Tom's F100, quite clearly, on the ground at Dublin. Mind, I was flying in real time and with ASv6 weather, so it was pitch black and with almost unbroken cloud below. John mentioned you were a couple of hundred feet below me but you weren't showing on TCAS; then I remembered it only picks up AI traffic. Hope my descent for Dublin didn't take you by surprise but you were'nt on JHB_OPS, so I couldn't warn you. I guess these ATC types are safer on the ground!
My framerates were only about 18 fps, all the way over. Approaching Dublin they fell to around 4. I suspect the AS clouds. Is there a less framerate AS cloud variant that is still visually OK?
I was going to post these on the Pilot Club forum but I'd better not now that Timo has asked me not to distribute the JHB AI aircraft. As I have already done so can I ask everyone not to select any of my repaints in the Flight Plan box over the next few days..
Anyway - here are three shots I took today when FS2004 was behaving itself. I was "escorting" JHB068 in a Swiss Hunter (lovely aircraft) as you can see here.
I'd not appreciated how close you had to get to other aircraft before the model appears - in this case I was down to 2nm before it popped up on screen. As Gerry descended into Dublin I carried on for Manchester-
and finally saw him many thousands of feet below. See if you can spot him in this shot-
The Hunter is very nice to fly but it isn't good for PCF sessions as it only has a height hold on the autopilot - there isn't an altitude preselector.
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