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**** Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Thread ****

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by lurkio, 10 Jun 2019.

  1. Ur round next

    Wise Guy

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    Thx for sharing your settings i have pretty much same setup as you but runing the 3080 OC model and 32GB of ram
     
  2. Paul2k12

    Hitman

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    Thanks, I’ve already got the game and get good performance about 45fps on high settings at 1440p. Just wondered whether the faster CPU would help with VR or whether it’s down to a the GPU. I’m hoping they aren’t expecting people to have the absolute fastest components to make the VR option feasible etc.
     
  3. bmad

    Gangster

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    Mind you without dampening the excitement around VR, I really hope the release candidate is more reliable. Takes me at least 3 attempts to enable vr. Crash to desktop otherwise. Normally not a big issue but as you well know fs2020 takes so bloody long to load! Currently on attempt 3! Annoying
     
  4. no idea what

    Capodecina

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    Seriously excited for VR on Tuesday now. My 1080 probably not so much :p but I'm happy to know down some settings to make it work.
     
  5. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know what the anticipated DX12 update will actually bring to this game? Better multi threading, better framerates for a given visual quality, something else?
     
  6. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    They have mentioned raytracing in previous videos, though in what capacity hasn’t been specified...

    Other than that you can only make an educated guess - given they are going to be trying to get it to run as well as possible on the Xbox Series X which uses DX12U one would assume they would be likely to try and use all the optimisations available like VRS, sampler feedback, mesh shading etc. All of which should allow better performance while maintaining visual fidelity.

    DX12 won’t magically make it better with more CPU cores unfortunately.
     
  7. Dano

    Sgarrista

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    Pretty sure they said they were waiting on DX12 for some effects too, like water interaction when using the Icon IIRC.
     
  8. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    You know he was asking about VR? Seems incredible if you can run that high...
     
  9. no idea what

    Capodecina

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    It does enable them to make use of more cores though. DX11 doesn't really scale past 4 cores IIRC, whereas DX12 does support multiple threads, so hopefully they can work it to do so.
     
  10. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    That’s simply not true though - case in point star citizen is still currently DX11 and uses every single one of my 24 threads in a meaningful way... DX12 may make it slightly easier to support multiple cores but it certainly isn’t automatically going to improve a game’s GPU utilisation vs DX11, the devs still need to put the work into safely moving things off the main thread.
     
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  11. Brazo

    Mobster

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    Only just played this but wow it’s amazing!

    Struggling to balance quality vs fps on a 3080/3800x at 4k. Are there any good settings guides?
     
  12. Cavallino

    Capodecina

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    Regarding VR folks... what are people getting... Reverb 2? Oculus 2?
     
  13. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    Fair to say MSFS is a constantly moving target as they are regularly updating and optimising, but most of this will still be relevant:

     
  14. Brazo

    Mobster

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    Thankyou, some good settings to tweak there.

    Seems I’ll need to buy a 4080ti to properly max this game!
     
  15. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    Even a 4080Ti may struggle by then at max - raytracing will come next year, I imagine at 4k max settings in this game even next gen hardware will struggle at 4k native.

    They’ve stated it’s a 10+yr game for them so expect it to be updated to continue to murder your hardware for the foreseeable :D
     
  16. silversurfer

    Capodecina

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    Finally we can replace the 'but can it run crysis' meme with a worthy successor
     
  17. alchal

    Wise Guy

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    Saitek x52 pro flight control system any good? Anyone used one?
    Cheaper thrust master is out of stock everywhere unfortunately and thinking of this one instead.

    Edit this is now out of stock...bah
     
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  18. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

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    Just got Flight Sim for another 3 months at £1 :) Ultimate Game pass & xbox live £1 month and then 2 Bonus months FREE , Thank you Microsoft.
     
  19. mk17

    Wise Guy

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    Does anyone know if there are any in-game tutorials/training/instructors for different aircraft?

    I mean, apart from the base-game Cessna ones? The tutorials by Squirrel on youtube are great, but was hoping to find something in-game.

    Thanks.
     
  20. Zeeflyboy

    Wise Guy

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    Not sure if you want to spend money, but I did just see this mentioned on the main forums - no idea how good it is.

    https://www.fsflyingschool.com/