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#4498027 - 11/23/19 12:59 AM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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MSI Z370-A PRO mobo

Intel i5-8600K @ 3.6GHz

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz

Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5

Dell S2716DG monitor @2176 x 1224, 144Hz rr (WOFF looks gorgeous at this resolution. Videos don't do it justice).



Not exactly top of the line. There's more to all this than horsepower, although raw power doesn't hurt I suspect smile I think it's about balancing every aspect of the system in an optimal way. That includes WOFF workshop settings.

I'm happy to discuss more of this with you via PMs. Frankly, I'm tired of trying to help people publicly and constantly having my threads hijacked. Too bad really.


System: i5 8600K @ 3.6GHz,16GB DDR4 @2666MHz. RTX2080, MSI Z370 mobo, Dell 27" G-SYNC @ 144Hz. 2560x1440

#4498081 - 11/23/19 02:02 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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Since this is now the stickied Track-IR thread, I know I would find it useful if people could post some good profiles or links to them and maybe HarryH would be kind enough to edit them into a section in the first post. I am always looking for a better profile! salute

#4498135 - 11/24/19 03:19 AM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
Since this is now the stickied Track-IR thread, I know I would find it useful if people could post some good profiles or links to them and maybe HarryH would be kind enough to edit them into a section in the first post. I am always looking for a better profile! salute


Sure, no problem. I'll put my current profile up there to kick things off...


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#4502754 - 01/05/20 07:43 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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Originally Posted by HarryH
Originally Posted by Rick_Rawlings
Since this is now the stickied Track-IR thread, I know I would find it useful if people could post some good profiles or links to them and maybe HarryH would be kind enough to edit them into a section in the first post. I am always looking for a better profile! salute


Sure, no problem. I'll put my current profile up there to kick things off...


Hi Harry,

Hope you are doing well in the New Year! I haven't had much time to chime in on the boards lately - RL is as busy as ever and it seems my flying time was scant over the last six months. I wanted to post, however, to thank you for all of your efforts in smoothing out WOFF. I tried applying your settings for TrackIR, as well as your workshop settings in WOFF:PE. Our system specs are pretty similar except for video cards and monitors, which you are leading on biggrin

Dropping the roll rates down to 0 in TrackIR seems to help, but for me, and I think this is the case since we are running nearly identical processors, is getting TrackIR off of Core 0. Once it's not fighting with CFS3, the head panning works much better. I'm not seeing a huge difference between Realtime processing or leaving it be, but moving it away from competing cores is huge - at least with this chip set. The other change that's had a massive impact are your workshop settings. I copied them verbatim and I notice a MASSIVE improvement in the sim's smoothness. I am no longer getting any hangups looking around in sim. Pausing the sim on startup and then panning around a few times with the exterior camera loads everything up nicely and from there, it's been smooth sailing, even in 1918 with medium air activity.

I think the biggest difference between your approach and what I've tried is that you are willing to drop the graphics back further than you think they need to go. That leaves a bit of a buffer so that when the sim gets busy there's enough slack left in the engine and the computer's hardware to keep things going smoothly.

Can't thank you enough. I'm also doubly impressed that you managed this with no mods, no editors, and no outside help. This is an extremely solid baseline, especially if you are running in the 3.6ghz range of processors.

Cheers Harry!

#4502871 - 01/06/20 06:02 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: CaptSopwith]  
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Excellent! You are most welcome, and it's great to get the feedback that this stuff has helped you. Props to RAF Louvert who originally tipped me off the the CPU 0 thing.

Yes the detail settings are a useful dial to help balance performance. The other one is air activity. I'm very glad you've taken the time to experiment and find some improvements for yourself.

Cheers!


System: i5 8600K @ 3.6GHz,16GB DDR4 @2666MHz. RTX2080, MSI Z370 mobo, Dell 27" G-SYNC @ 144Hz. 2560x1440

#4514943 - 04/06/20 12:28 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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HarryH,

Thanks for all your work here and for the awesome TrackIR Guide.

I have a 4 core i5-6600K and wanted to run TrackIR on cores 3 & 4 but couldn't make it work.
I was having some difficulty understanding the whole core and hexidecimal number thing for the Core affinity shortcut you describe above until I stumbled on this site. Perhaps it will be useful to others.

https://www.eightforums.com/threads/cpu-affinity-shortcut-for-a-program-create-in-windows.40339/

What helped me get the info through my thick skull was the visual below: (apologies for the absurdly large graphics)

[Linked Image]

Just below on the same web page is a link to a Binary/Decimal/Hexidecimal converter. I've put my config in the graphic, which spat back the Hex number 'C'

[Linked Image]


I also experimented with running TrackIR on Cores 4,3,2. Entering "1110" gave the Hex number "E"

Best Regards,

epower






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#4514954 - 04/06/20 02:38 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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Thanks, epower! I hope it's helping you run WOFF with TrackIR better. Thanks for the info.


System: i5 8600K @ 3.6GHz,16GB DDR4 @2666MHz. RTX2080, MSI Z370 mobo, Dell 27" G-SYNC @ 144Hz. 2560x1440

#4537200 - 09/15/20 10:08 PM Re: TrackIR Setup Guide for WOFF / WOTR [Re: HarryH]  
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In a moment of unimaginable genius I unpinned my modified TrackIR shortcut from the taskbar.

Following Robert Wiggins' excellent instructions on page 2 of this thread, I could get the Priority to stick but not CPU affinity.

Running as administrator solved the problem. Under advanced in the Shortcut properties.

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