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#4505928 - 02/02/20 10:35 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Hey VonS,

Great work, I'm checking it out right now!

Many Thanks

Andy

#4505936 - 02/02/20 11:15 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: SebToombs]  
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Originally Posted by SebToombs
Hey VonS,

Great work, I'm checking it out right now!

Many Thanks

Andy


Hi Seb,

Hope the tweaks prove useful - they work well on my pair of AMD cards. I'm assuming they should work well for nVidia cards too. (If necessary I might do a few more tweaks in the future to the pixel dim patch and floating sizes, and call it a "version 2" patch - but for now I'll leave the tweaks as is.)

In the meantime, I will fly the next two to three missions on the RFC side, to revisit Cap'n. Johnny Dobson and his Morane Parasols. No sense in pushing Von Pranz's luck too much after his first victory over the gunbus, far behind enemy lines.

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#4506066 - 02/04/20 03:02 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Mission No. 4 for Cap'n. Johnny Dobson and his Parasols.

(Note: healthy frame rates maintained with tweaks applied from my previous patch posted above - might also tinker with some settings in the AMD control panel too and will post any tips in the future should any further, good discoveries emerge.)

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Our latest mission was to be a bombing run, with the Parasol carrying a few 20 kg combustibles, but owing to the worsening weather I and the boys decided on an arty spotting flight instead. It would have been foolhardy to attempt taking bombs up in these windy conditions, and in crates that could barely climb with pilot and observer on board. As well, wired to us last night from HQ was that at least one of our Parasols do a brief patrol of the area around Menen, further into the enemy's territory - to investigate a factory and bridges in that area, in the spirit of "forward action." Speculation was that this served as an aircraft factory, churning out on occasion German imitations of the Parasol, and also some other ungainly variants, with double and triple tails, that we have heard rumors of but have so far not witnessed at the front lines. We drew straws and I was chosen for the flight - my observer was not too keen on this outcome, but I managed to relieve him of some of his apprehensions with a small shot of Scotch mixed with water.

A new fellow was to go aloft with us too, in the second Parasol. His name was Sanderson and he had studied classical languages at Eton before the war - a well-read chap, we noticed right away. There was a running joke this morning that, in case of engine or other trouble, we would send him behind enemy lines first since he possibly could converse in German, and other languages too.

Soon the banter was over, we were fitted up in our lambskin outer garments, with goggles, helmets, and scarves all done up fastidiously, and off we went. Sanderson and his observer ascended first into the cloudy skies, with us following about a kilometer behind. We escorted them a bit to the south of Bailleul, whereupon, as instructed, their Parasol did a wide climbing turn towards Ypres. We however proceeded on a steady southeasterly course towards the lines, passing them south of the river and then working our way northwards, on their side of the lines - at first encountering Lille on the right, and a battle raging below on the left, and that we spotted for a while, observing the location of the German batteries there. After a couple of circles in the vicinity we headed further northwards, at an altitude of about 1900 m, and eventually found ourselves close to Menen and the bridges and factory we were ordered to assess.

There was so much rapidly-moving cloud cover that nothing was visible however, and we had to descend below 1000 m, more clearly to locate the bridges and factory. We spent nearly 10 minutes doing this, with me ever-careful to idle the engine on the Parasol as best I could, during the long descent, so as not to give away our location to any German guns in the area. We finally managed to take some photographs of the objects and then, eagerly, I pointed the nose of the Parasol in the direction of our lines, and we began a gentle climb into low-hanging clouds that had approached us in the meantime, almost as if calling out to us that we come hide inside. The cloud cover proved beneficial for we remained unnoticed by the artillery below, also by Archie, allowing us safely to climb ever higher before passing onto our side of the lines, around Messines - where some of the worst winds hit us that I remember since arriving at the front in April.

It was not raining, but the winds were so fearsome, and coming at our Parasol from several directions, that we received a right proper thrashing, constantly bobbing up and down, sinking to the left and right - and with barely any directional control being mustered from the Parasol's rudder. It wasn't until we spotted Armentieres to our left, and when we got slightly higher still, that the winds abated somewhat. The turbulent bobbing was nonetheless still present even for the descent towards our smaller of the two 'dromes north of Armentieres - I barely managed to land our crate, blipping the engine like a madman before taxiing to a stop in front of some sheds. Sanderson could be heard buzzing farther behind, having come in by now from the area around Ypres, although we could not spot him owing to the low cloud cover. In the meantime, while unfastening our harnesses and helmets, we noticed a single Be.2 descending towards the 'drome slightly south of us - and painting a rather odd picture on this day - of man and aeroplane, solitary and small, against an endless gray sky.
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#4506071 - 02/04/20 06:02 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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"You went up in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia-ish

#4506142 - 02/04/20 05:33 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
"You went up in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia-ish


Thank you my friend for the words of encouragement. biggrin Flight no. 5 has been completed for RFC1. This time Cap'n. Dobson and company had to take up 20 kg bombs, no exceptions, as ordered by top brass - report will follow soon.

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#4506210 - 02/05/20 05:48 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Mission No. 5 for Cap'n. Johnny Dobson & Company.

(Note: some tweaks to lighting and specular effects in the shader.xml file will be tested in mission no. 6, a file that's located in the main WOFF sim folder by the way; also tested will be a preload file tweaked by HarryH in one of the threads here a while back; and I will also include the relevant pixel patch dim value, of 400, in the d3d8 ini file under the main WOFF folder, and also the one located in WOFFScenery - should the tweaks work well I will include them in a ver. 1.1 upload of my "FPS and Graphics Tuner" located under the relevant post on page 1 of this thread.)

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For three days the rain fell heavily and incessantly. There would be no flying, the field next to our 'drome having gradually turned to mud, and so we wiled away the hours by listening to music, with such fresh tunes as "It's Poppy Time in Old Japan" blaring from the gramophone, or amusing ourselves with games of faro and whist. On the fourth day, the 21st of May, the sun broke through the low-hanging clouds, beckoning us to ascend and engage in some fine sporting action.

That same morning our C.O. was visiting, Sir Geoffrey Salmond, a distant relative of the Felix Salmond who occasionally went up in tandem with me in the Parasols. The senior Salmond was himself a pilot, having received his flight certificate before the war, and he fancied a flight or two with us. As Captain I suggested that he lead the way, but he would have none of it - ordering that I give the commands, with one stipulation - that it be a bombing mission, as recently urged by HQ.

With the necessary preparations done on our engines, all primed, pilots and observers fastened inside their nests, and everything checked doubly so by our riggers, we began to roll and build up speed, and ascended into the now more pleasant looking skies. The flight consisted of two Parasols, I and my observer in one, and the senior Salmond and his observer in the other - both Parasols were carrying four 20 kg bombs, which slowed down our rate of climb. Eventually, however, we managed to pass 1000 m alt. and proceeded southwards, to pass over the lines close to Neuve Chapelle, where the enemy batteries were located that we were to bomb.

We circled a few times to ascertain more clearly the position of the batteries, and I went in first, dropping the four bombs singly, soon to be followed by Salmond's Parasol, that also dropped its bombs singly. Detonations were heard soon after, below, but we considered it wise not to loiter and proceeded northeasterly, on the German side of the lines, towards the area between Loos and Lille, where we engaged in some further reconnoitering, and also spotted a single Be.2 as it was returning slowly towards our side of the lines. Not seeing any enemy aeroplanes in this sector either, I signalled to Salmond that we do a wide ascending turn and head towards our lines.

The journey back appeared to pass more quickly since we were no longer carrying the weight of four bombs - equivalent to having a third person on board. As we passed onto our side of the lines, and a bit south of the Lys, I noticed that my petrol was now below 50 percent. Acting prudently, I again signalled to the other Parasol - that it continue towards our 'drome above Armentieres - while I on the other hand idled my engine as best I could and began a slow descent towards one of our aerodromes that was just north of the river, and not too far from the town of Bailleul. The landing, save for some minor turbulence, went smoothly, and I soon telephoned our 'drome that we would refuel here. By evening we had as well returned and were greeted with good news - that five German positions had been either badly damaged or destroyed in our bombing raid.
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#4506309 - 02/05/20 09:17 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Enjoying this and tried your VonS GPU Tuner Patch for WOFF and found the objects in the scenery are very much improved. Before all the buildings were flickering - AA I guess.

Thank you !

I am using these settings here for my 1080ti

https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4430686/nvidia-settings

#4506348 - 02/06/20 01:51 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: Evochron]  
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Originally Posted by Evochron
Enjoying this and tried your VonS GPU Tuner Patch for WOFF and found the objects in the scenery are very much improved. Before all the buildings were flickering - AA I guess.

Thank you !

I am using these settings here for my 1080ti

https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4430686/nvidia-settings


Pleased to read that the GPU Tuner is helping out with your graphics Evochron. I will be testing some more additions to the tuner in mission no. 6 for Cap'n. Dobson and will upload a revised version of the package if all goes well. For those running WOFF on AMD cards, and wondering what settings I use, I include the pic. below for reference (although the entries can also be found in text form under my long "WOFF on a Mac" thread).

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#4506375 - 02/06/20 05:06 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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I wonder if your GPU Tuner would work for WOTR?

I will be testing before and after tonight. Can't hurt with JGSME.

I think from the pics you aren't using the cloud mod? I mean the 2.0 here:
http://www.thatoneplease.co/skyWOFF.html

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#4506379 - 02/06/20 05:58 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: Evochron]  
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Originally Posted by Evochron
I wonder if your GPU Tuner would work for WOTR?

I will be testing before and after tonight. Can't hurt with JGSME.

I think from the pics you aren't using the cloud mod? I mean the 2.0 here:
http://www.thatoneplease.co/skyWOFF.html


I think the GPU Tuner should work just fine in WOTR - I definitely recommend testing it out there too - might not give as much of an fps increase as in WOFF, but 10 or so extra fps is always worth it. The cloud mod I always used in ver. 4.18 of WOFFue was the "2.9.2" BuckeyeBob package - in fact I will be testing it in WOFFpe in the next couple of missions, to see how it handles. If it doesn't hurt fps too much or produce other oddities, I might run it regularly (again) in WOFFpe. The 2.0 "high res" clouds mod by 4L0M I've never run since I didn't want to experience an fps hit.

Mission no. 6 for Cap'n. Dobson now complete and will post soon - good results with the latest tweaks for the GPU tuner (I think that turning on some of the lighting and specular entries in the shaders.xml file has, overall, lightened up some of the ground terrain and I'm getting a stronger hint of green, very nice since I can no longer use SweetFX with WOFFpe, and that "ReShade" thing never worked for me - always CTDs) - so I will go ahead and post the revised GPU Tuner package soon.

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#4506380 - 02/06/20 06:20 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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I use Reshade and love it.

This might not be your case below as it might be crashing while flying.

Just in case you mean crashing at the beginning - I have to wait quite a while for all the effects to be applied at the beginning so it can look like its crashed at first. If I don't touch anything at all and just wait, no mouse, nothing then it resolves itself and works. If I touch the mouse then ctd for sure.

I use the cloud mod 2.0 because it looks great and if I choose vsync in nvidia I get 60fps which for me is wonderful. I have 4k non-gaming monitor at 60hz. I got it for the height of the physical screen beats my mth2go 3 screens I used to use without the edge distortion. I run it at 1920 and I am very happy with those settings.

I have 32gb of ram so I get some stutters in the first 10 seconds but after looking around with the trackir 2 or 3 times its all good, same as xplane when loading photo scenery.

However I have not tested with loads of aircraft in a furball.

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#4506382 - 02/06/20 07:56 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: Evochron]  
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Originally Posted by Evochron
I use Reshade and love it.

This might not be your case below as it might be crashing while flying.

Just in case you mean crashing at the beginning - I have to wait quite a while for all the effects to be applied at the beginning so it can look like its crashed at first. If I don't touch anything at all and just wait, no mouse, nothing then it resolves itself and works. If I touch the mouse then ctd for sure.

I use the cloud mod 2.0 because it looks great and if I choose vsync in nvidia I get 60fps which for me is wonderful. I have 4k non-gaming monitor at 60hz. I got it for the height of the physical screen beats my mth2go 3 screens I used to use without the edge distortion. I run it at 1920 and I am very happy with those settings.

I have 32gb of ram so I get some stutters in the first 10 seconds but after looking around with the trackir 2 or 3 times its all good, same as xplane when loading photo scenery.

However I have not tested with loads of aircraft in a furball.


I unfortunately get the WOFF "dll" (driver) crash if I install ReShade - and then the loading screen hangs - but I will test it further in the future. It's possible that there are some tricks (or missing files) to get ReShade running properly - I will rummage around the internet to find more info. about it. I'm still using padlock and mouse views in my sims - will have to give trackIR a go sometimes.

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#4506383 - 02/06/20 08:07 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Mission No. 6 for Captain Dobson.

(Note: a newer version of the "GPU Tuner Patch" is still being tested and more info. will follow - the latest tweaks, with more lighting and specular shader calls enabled in the shaders.xml file, also with the pixel dim size of 400 applied to the two relevant d3d8 ini files, have been used for mission no. 6, see pics. attached below for comparison; also, those who enjoy reading of Cap'n. Dobson's and Oberleutnant Von Pranz's exploits might want to check out several tales of immersion based in the middle eastern theater in the second half of 1918, that were posted under the "DiD Single Missions" thread, for the centenary end of WWI, under the FE2 section of CombatAce - available here: https://combatace.com/forums/topic/92423-did-style-single-missions-for-fe2/).

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Today's mission required that I and another Parasol, flown by Sergeant Stephen Rhodes, observe the German batteries and their dugouts close to the lines, and slightly south of Bethune and Lens. The ascent was uneventful, although slightly windy, and we plotted a course towards our target, making sure to climb above 1000 m alt. before we passed the Lys and slightly veered to the left of our original flight plan, taking us over enemy territory already near Neuve Chapelle. I was carrying less fuel so that I could more easily carry four 20 kg bombs, while Rhodes, at my suggestion, was not carrying any - and would thus be able to provide us with immediate cover in case of any unpleasant surprises.

I dropped two of the bombs, at a rather high alt. of 1700 m, already over the enemy positions below Neuve Chapelle, but there was too much mist present to ascertain precisely where the bombs fell. We then floated further south, while veering a bit more to the left, to take us over Lens, and also to the outskirts of Lens, where we spotted a small factory complex of some kind. We flew dangerously low and did a few circles above the factory, while taking photographs, but were struck in the wings several times by German rifle fire. I dropped our two remaining bombs in the vicinity of the factory and then immediately opened the Parasol's rotary to full power, and we dashed away as quickly as possible, further south towards the Vimy area to do some reconnoitering there, and also to harass a solitary German balloon (one of those sausage types) - that was in the vicinity. I did several circles above and around the balloon, but owing to low altitude turbulence and rifle fire from below, Henderson my observer was unable to do any serious damage to it - although he is convinced that several of his rounds entered the gasbag. His Lewis MG also jammed a few times, further slowing our unsuccessful attack on the balloon. Having spent all of our ammunition, we then had no choice but to do a wide turn and to ascend northwards again. During our balloon attack, Rhodes, in the other Parasol, had kept watch slightly above us.

For the return flight, we climbed rather higher, to about 2500 m alt., to avoid any lurking enemy aircraft, but made sure to stay on the German side of the lines, for better spotting of trench lines and arty positions. Eventually, while passing Neuve Chapelle, we turned slightly to the left and plotted our way, through the broken clouds and low-lying mist, towards one of our aerodromes slightly to the north of the River Lys, and that I had alighted upon after my previous mission. Once again my petrol was close to the 50% mark and so, being prudent, we set down here, as did Rhodes in the other Parasol.

The landing went well since there is a fairly large field at this aerodrome that is laid out in a sort of half-crescent shape. We telephoned our own small 'drome above Armentieres, but, the winds having picked up speed in the afternoon, we were advised to spend the night here - where we were served up some fine entertainment, first enjoying Charlie Chaplin's film The Champion and then a burlesque dance performance by Lady Harbury (who usually resides in Paris and has translated Proust's Remembrance of Things Past into English; she is also known for her double-jointedness).

For dinner there was goose pate and other hard-to-come-by specialities, to be washed down with sparkling red Gratien & Meyer champagne that one of the pilots here, an NCO, manages to supply occasionally as we were told, ferrying the bottles down from the Meyer facilities in the Loire Valley - of all things imaginable - by an inconspicuous Be.2.
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#4506396 - 02/06/20 10:25 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Now that is what I was missing from my sim setup, goose pate!!

When I installed Reshade I did not not do what it told me to. It told me to install something for directx8 and I ignored it - it works without that.

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#4506527 - 02/07/20 03:45 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: Evochron]  
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Originally Posted by Evochron
Now that is what I was missing from my sim setup, goose pate!!

When I installed Reshade I did not not do what it told me to. It told me to install something for directx8 and I ignored it - it works without that.


Thank you for the tip regarding ReShade - I will try installing it that way (I would always check off dx9 upon installation - so it's possible that was causing problems for me).

Also, for those using my "GPU Tuner Patch" for WOFF, please see the relevant post (link included here https://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads....casual-campaigns-woff-thread#Post4505865) for the latest version, 1.1, of the patch. Additions to the latest ver. are outlined there. That will probably be the last/definitive version of the patch since it squeezes about as many fps out of WOFF, while maintaining high quality graphics, as possible. No sense in endlessly tinkering with the patch - hope it's of use to many WOFFers - it works wonders on my rig (and is worth a try in WOTR too). A big thanks to PanamaRed, Ankor, and all other tweakers who I may have forgotten to mention and who earlier contributed to the disappearance of blue triangles in WOFF, and also other pioneering work to improve FPS.

Next mission no. 7 for Cap'n. Dobson will follow in a day or two - with the latest GPU Tuner Patch applied - and will also test BuckeyeBob's ver. 2.9.x clouds in the flight (to see if it works well with the PE ed. of WOFF).

Von S smile


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#4506599 - 02/07/20 07:35 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Casual campaigns?
All of mine are deadly serious. Probably too much so!!
smile

#4506612 - 02/07/20 10:14 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Casual campaigns?
All of mine are deadly serious. Probably too much so!!
smile


A good point, depends on how you look at it - I was thinking "casual" in the sense of medium settings for claims and promotions, and that I didn't necessarily start a career in training or strictly in two-seaters. So, more casual than the rigorous rules of the DiD threads - but, yes, outcomes of campaigns are still very serious and require lots of concentration when flying. I was thinking of maybe naming the thread "semi-regular" or "irregular" campaigns - but casual campaigns has a nicer ring to it.

I hope to have a new report, for mission no. 7, posted soon.

Von S smile


// FE2 on a Mac (https://tinyurl.com/FE2onMac) // WOFF on a Mac (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFonMac) // FE2 FMs (https://tinyurl.com/FE2fms) // WOFF FMs (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFfms) // WOTR FMs (https://tinyurl.com/WOTRfms) // WOFF GPU Tuner (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFgputuner) // WOTR GPU Tuner (https://tinyurl.com/WOTRgputuner) // All VonS WOFF/WOTR mods. are tweaks of files that are © OBD Software. //
#4506619 - 02/07/20 11:14 PM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Originally Posted by SebToombs
Hey VonS,

Great work, I'm checking it out right now!

Many Thanks

Andy


Hi Seb,

Hope the tweaks prove useful - they work well on my pair of AMD cards. I'm assuming they should work well for nVidia cards too. (If necessary I might do a few more tweaks in the future to the pixel dim patch and floating sizes, and call it a "version 2" patch - but for now I'll leave the tweaks as is.)

In the meantime, I will fly the next two to three missions on the RFC side, to revisit Cap'n. Johnny Dobson and his Morane Parasols. No sense in pushing Von Pranz's luck too much after his first victory over the gunbus, far behind enemy lines.

Von S smile


Hey VonS,

I've been using them now for five days, and the mod is brilliant. Your mod combined with NVIDIA profile inspector has the game running smoothly, beautifully and fast! with 8XAA

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This is my PC

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Thanks for all your hard work!

And I'm continuing to love Johnny Dobson's adventures!

Seb

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#4506634 - 02/08/20 04:03 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Hi Seb,

I'm glad to read that the GPU Tuner Patch is helpful - from what I've noticed on my rig, micro-stutters are also absent (haven't noticed any serious drops in fps, or pauses, with the latest ver. 1.1 tweaks either) - I recommend checking out the latest ver. 1.1 if you haven't had an opportunity to do so (link is located a couple of posts above).

I'm tempted to try out one more thing with the GPU Tuner Patch - and if necessary to release a ver. 1.2 eventually - I will try to attempt a few visual tricks so that terrain that is further away has exactly the same graphics quality as terrain immediately below/around the aircraft you are flying. While barely noticeable any more (with the ver. 1.0 and ver. 1.1 patches) - there is still a very, very perceptible transition from immediate terrain to terrain further away.

This is just the reality of the terrain generating engine - but I'll try a few more tweaks and will post results if I notice any changes. The theory is to have slightly higher-quality terrain patches showing up further away, which, visually, should end up looking the same quality as terrain in the immediate vicinity - that's the theory anyway. (Nit-picky, I know, but it's worth an experiment or two - will report back if successful.)

Von S smile


// FE2 on a Mac (https://tinyurl.com/FE2onMac) // WOFF on a Mac (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFonMac) // FE2 FMs (https://tinyurl.com/FE2fms) // WOFF FMs (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFfms) // WOTR FMs (https://tinyurl.com/WOTRfms) // WOFF GPU Tuner (https://tinyurl.com/WOFFgputuner) // WOTR GPU Tuner (https://tinyurl.com/WOTRgputuner) // All VonS WOFF/WOTR mods. are tweaks of files that are © OBD Software. //
#4506637 - 02/08/20 05:29 AM Re: VonS "Casual Campaigns" WOFF Thread [Re: VonS]  
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Thank you for the GPU tweaks, VonS. I'll certainly test them out, at least once I get a chance to actually do a little flying!

In regard to matching the graphics detail in the various "rings" I think you will find that the outer most ring is the most problematical. Trying to match the graphical detail in the outer ring with the inner rings will definitely result in the largest fps hit AND most likely an increase in stutters (the longer kind, not the micro-stutters that you also referred to). In my experience helping PR with the blue triangles mod, I noticed a fairly predictable stutter occuring when the terrain detail in the outer ring is updated, particularly when the terrain transitions from generic to detailed terrain. In fact, increasing the object density in the outer ring too much can bring the game to a crawl and even cause a game crash.

Of course, if you are referring to the inner and middle rings only, then this is not as big of a problem.

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