Tweaks for FSX performance

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Tweaks for FSX performance

Postby chriszdc » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:31 pm

A friend of mine passed these on - huge improvement.

Set your antivirus software to not realtime scan the FSX folder. Flightsim is constantly loading files. With McAfee I have to turn off realtime scanning completely (set to resume on computer restart) Doing this alone bumped me by approximately 75% increase!

Add these to your FSX config file (Windows 7 here, mine is located C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX)

in the [Graphics] section make sure this is the setting

TEXTURE_MAX_LOAD=2048

in the [Terrain] section add/modify

TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_TREES_PER_CELL=800
TERRAIN_MAX_AUTOGEN_BUILDINGS_PER_CELL=1500

Also, in the settings in the simulator be sure to turn OFF ground shadows, lense flare and bloom effects - they are hogs on performance and I don't even notice them not there now :mrgreen:
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