Forums » SimHQ Community » Article Feedback » Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 Active Topics You are not logged in. [Log In] [Register User]
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:
#3409442 - 10/13/11 12:52 PM Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0
citizen guod Offline
Lifer

Registered: 09/29/00
Posts: 21953
Chris "BeachAV8R" Frishmuth reviews Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0

Included in the review is a 17 minute HD video showing the many new features of BMS 4.32

http://www.simhq.com/_air14/air_507a.html
_________________________
“A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

POR

Top
#3409495 - 10/13/11 02:10 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
Recluse Offline
Mediocrity Above All!
Senior Member

Registered: 12/30/00
Posts: 4940
Loc: Randolph, NJ
I just don't get it. On my system the graphics for BMS 4.32 are far inferior to Falcon AF and nowhere near the gorgeous detail in BeachAV8R's screenshots.

I checked graphics options and video card profiles and all should be fine. Granted my system (below in sig) is now probably a LOW END system, but the GTX260 should be more than capable enough. Ground and airbase graphics are muddy and indistinct. Outside views of the Viper similarly uninspiring...all compared to the stock Falcon AF.

SOMETHING is definitely wrong, but I'm darned if I can figure out WHAT. I had exactly the same experience with Free Falcon 4 and 5 where others were blown away by the graphics engine, I was underwhelmed.
_________________________
Long system spec sig follows:

Click to reveal..


XP Box

Core2Duo E6600
ASUS P5N32-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 680I
ProMOS 4GB DDR2 800
EVGA GTX 560Ti
CoolerMaster CAC-T05-UW CENTURION 5
ANTEC TP3-550 550W
Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW
Soundblaster X-FI XtremeGamer
WinXP SP3

Win 7 Box: (thanks to kramer!!!)
Intel Core i7 3.06 GHz
6 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 770
Corsair Carbide 400R Case
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Flight Gear:

Cougar Hotas S/N 26453
CHPro Rudder Pedals


Top
#3409498 - 10/13/11 02:12 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
EinsteinEP Offline
Just a Noob
Senior Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 3674
Loc: Tucson, AZ
Great review, Beach! The visuals are simply great! I'm looking forward to your MP review!
_________________________
Shoot to Kill.
Play to Have Fun.

Top
#3409536 - 10/13/11 02:58 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: Recluse]
HomeFries Online   cool
Air Dominance Project
Member

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 2002
Originally Posted By: Recluse
I just don't get it. On my system the graphics for BMS 4.32 are far inferior to Falcon AF and nowhere near the gorgeous detail in BeachAV8R's screenshots.

I checked graphics options and video card profiles and all should be fine. Granted my system (below in sig) is now probably a LOW END system, but the GTX260 should be more than capable enough. Ground and airbase graphics are muddy and indistinct. Outside views of the Viper similarly uninspiring...all compared to the stock Falcon AF.

SOMETHING is definitely wrong, but I'm darned if I can figure out WHAT. I had exactly the same experience with Free Falcon 4 and 5 where others were blown away by the graphics engine, I was underwhelmed.


I'm not sure what to say, Recluse. Even with all of the heavy framerate items (post processing, particle effects, etc.) turned off in F4Patch should still give you much better visuals than AF, and the 3D cockpit especially should look worlds better being in high resolution and fully functional. With your hardware I would think you would actually get better frames with BMS, considering the DX9.
_________________________
-Home Fries

“Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.”
- Robert A. Heinlein

The average Naval Aviator, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy, and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else.


Top
#3409601 - 10/13/11 03:53 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
WileECoyote Offline
Member

Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 998
Loc: Argentina
Very nice review, although, I don't know if it was present in previous incarnations, but I would have mentioned the differential breaking and the new taxing physics. To my that's THE most significant feature EVER! biggrin
_________________________
When you're feeling sad, just remember that somewhere in the world, there's someone pushing a door that says "pull".

Top
#3409645 - 10/13/11 04:24 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
C3PO_1 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 14
Nice review and sim looks a lot of fun! Some great graphics improvements prove there's life in the old dog yet. Interested to see how the MP performs as this was one of several areas Lead Pursuit invested in heavily for Allied Force. We worked very hard to improve both MP stability with quite a few clients connected and with things like positional updates. I think its strength was demonstrated by the MP campaign servers which ran for days with dozens of clients hopping in and out.

Regardless, this looks like a visual treat and lots of work I can see has gone into the avionics too. That cockpit is gorgeous and looks amazing -- that ICP panel just jumps out at you like real 3D too.

Great job all round.

Top
#3409656 - 10/13/11 04:44 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
Peally Online   content
Hotshot

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6408
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
They finally added clickable 3D cockpits??? Dammit, another sim I have to master biggrin.
_________________________
Semper Gumby, Always Flexible

Top
#3409660 - 10/13/11 04:49 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
nibbio Offline
Member

Registered: 12/11/00
Posts: 537
Loc: Italy
The video is a fantastic piece of work!
Ciao,
nibbio

Top
#3409670 - 10/13/11 04:57 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: citizen guod]
BeachAV8R Offline
Lifer

Registered: 01/22/01
Posts: 24314
Loc: KCLT
Hey Recluse..

Well, I don't know if it matters..but I have an NVidia card (I think you do too)...and these are my graphics settings in game:





Also, per a recommendation in the forums, I added an exception to my NVidia Control panel setting to make the Falcon BMS.exe anisotropic and anti-aliasing APPLICATION CONTROLLED..

I hope that helps.. There should be a big difference over Allied Force.

BeachAV8R
_________________________


Top
#3409673 - 10/13/11 05:02 PM Re: Review: Benchmark Sims 4.32 for Falcon 4.0 [Re: WileECoyote]
BeachAV8R Offline
Lifer

Registered: 01/22/01
Posts: 24314
Loc: KCLT
Originally Posted By: WileECoyote
Very nice review, although, I don't know if it was present in previous incarnations, but I would have mentioned the differential breaking and the new taxing physics. To my that's THE most significant feature EVER! biggrin


Indeed. I tried to put some video of the ground handling in my video.. The text of the article I tried to pare down a bit..but you bring up a good point!

C3PO - Thanks to you and your crew for providing a great, stable, and fun retail sim for us all to enjoy. I hope that the article is clear that Falcon is a continuous evolution and if it weren't for the work of those who came before we probably wouldn't be anywhere near where we are now.

I'm sure the other versions of Falcon (OpenFalcon, FreeFalcon) are also making great strides as they seek to improve on each others work..

Thanks for the comments guys.

BeachAV8R
_________________________


Top
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:

Moderator:  RacerGT 
 
Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
AR-15 question
by EAF331 MadDog
11:56 AM
Oh my...what happened to Family Feud?
by Force10
11:52 AM
Mad Max game...this years Shadows of Mordor?
by Raw Kryptonite
10:54 AM
Steam selling movies
by Bib4Tuna
09:26 AM
Death Star Architect Speaks Out
by Para_Bellum
07:41 AM
Cool and in depth article about the C5
by Zamzow
11:35 PM
Staged or simply crazy?
by komemiute
05:48 PM
This show is sooo funny I am almost falling out of my chair from ROTFLMAO!!
by CG2015
05:22 PM
"Start the Music!": Rob Holland's 4-Minute Freestyle at This Year's Worlds.
by Smokin_Hole
04:37 PM
God it's so bad .. F-35 losing Dogfight
by Catfish
02:59 PM
 

Forum Use Agreement | Privacy Statement
Copyright 1997-2014, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.