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#4442520 - 10/06/18 05:53 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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CaptSopwith:
I agree with you concerning the CFS3.exe. I have WOFF where it plays 99.99% of the time well above 60 FPS, but maybe once a mission it will drop down to the low 50's for a second or two and then bounce right back up above 60 FPS for the rest of the mission.

A lot has been loaded on top of the old CFS3.exe and it still just keeps on "chugging" along.

#4442521 - 10/06/18 06:00 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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What are you talking about, guys? My 1920x1080 is top notch wink .

#4442527 - 10/06/18 07:03 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Originally Posted by kksnowbear

What you're saying doesn't stand to reason.

How is it a problem with PCs that this sim/FAQ recommends using global settings, which then subjects all other programs to those settings, and defeats the purpose of individual settings per program?

How is it a problem with PCs that this sim/FAQ recommends settings that are contradicted by every other available reference? I outlined above that the recommendations for both AA Gamma Correction and Triple Buffering are absolutely in conflict with other well-established, widely accepted and documented sources. How is that a problem with PCs?


Of course it stands to reason.

In the past with some drivers (NVidia) not ATI or dial cards or other... the global profile for some people never used to work. Others it did.
We don't just say these things for kicks as you seem to be implying. I'd much rather go do something else. 25 years experience of supporting software and PC hardware including 10+ on OFF/WOFF/WOTR tends to make you keep your options open to try things - seen some odd settings work for some people that shouldn't but there you go. One customer had to set cfs3.exe to WinXP for it to work, never had to do that myself. Others it doesn't work that way. Same OS, Same GPU. etc.

Every other reference that includes CFS3? The FAQ is from 10+ years of experience, many hundreds of support emails.
Items in there, are because some people benefited from those settings. If you find it doesn't work for you, or you disagree with it then don't use it.






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#4442530 - 10/06/18 07:24 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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Panama Red - one last question regarding your 4k setup.

Does it perform reasonably well when doing time compression in WOFF?

#4442532 - 10/06/18 07:39 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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Pol,

Reminds me of the old days arguing about the best Glide converter for Red Baron 3D mods. Was 3rek4900.3 the best, or 3 rek4901.7 the best? (Those are made up file names; I’ve long forgotten having to me with Glude converters.)

I’ve been playing around with 3D graphics cards in an effort to get the best performance (visual and FPS) for over twenty years. I’ve never had a single game that I didn’t play around with the settings, beyond what the Vendor recommended or the program itself (optimize graphics button) told me was “optimal.”

Playing these sims is, to me, a lot like gardening. If you want those veggies to grow, you have to get into the dirt and get you’re hands dirty. Are you growing those tomatoes in New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, or Florida? Do you want them juicy or big? And, in the end, the joy isn’t solely to be found in the red orb you end up with in your hand, it’s the work in the dirt that got you there.

Nowi


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#4442533 - 10/06/18 07:56 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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hoongadoonga:
Since the 1080 Ti card handles the 2160p (4K) monitor with no problems, Time Compression is limited only by the CPU.

My FPS Time Compression in Flanders in the Spring 1918 at 12X drops down to 15 FPS, but then that was the same FPS with my 1440p monitor during that time period too. Playing in Verdun in the Spring 1918, may see the FPS at 12X stay at 60 FPS too, so again it's the CPU load that determines the Time Compression FPS on the new monitor.

If I run WOFF with V-sync off, I can easily go over 120 FPS if I wanted to live with the Tearing that would go with it, but then this is how I tested it if the GPU can really handle the game & 4K monitor.

#4442552 - 10/06/18 09:44 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: Nowi]  
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Nowi

Your analogy re: gardening, tomatoes, and place is spot on..imho.

Glide converters; wow, that's something I'd not seen written in quite awhile. ;>)

#4442554 - 10/06/18 10:19 PM Re: Settings Matter [Re: cptroyce]  
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Thanks!


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