I have used jpeg images and Google Maps to plot geographical locations of my scenery add-ons in my posts. However, the result is far from expectation, not to mention a lot of time and efforts were spent on converting the data into appropriate Google Maps format and jpegs.
It is far from being a perfect product and has the problems of:
slow reflesh rate of maps and tracks
incomplete airport and terrain data
However, it adds a lot of fun to my flightsim experience without a real multi-monitor system. It is very easy to setup. And it doesn’t like Air Display, it won’t impact FSX performance at all. Continue reading →
With following hardware, software, display card settings and fsx.CFG tweaks, I am generally getting :
39-47 FPS (20-30 FPS in heavy urban areas; ALL with 3rd party scenery installed)
No Stutter (well, virtually)
Very Sharp Image
Very High Anti-Alias Quality
Hardware: ASUS P6X58D-E | i7 930 @ 4.0G | 12GB DDR3 1600
ASUS Matrix HD5870 @ 970MHz / 5000MHz | Dell 3007 @ 2560 x 1600
2 x Corsair Nova 128 GB SSD — One for Windows & One for FSX | 1TB WD SATA3 HDD for Add-on Sceneries
iPad with iGMapHD
When FSX was run the first time, a cache was also created under the C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX folder. It contains a sub-folder called Shaders (some systems may have an additional folder called Shader10) in which instructions and codes that are frequently accessed by FSX are stored. Every time FSX is run, contents of the cache will be optimized further to improve overall system performance.
However, this cache is prone to be messed up when settings of fsx.CFG are changed or system is toggled between DX9 and DX10, etc.
My system has Just Flight’s Traffic X and a few other AI traffic addons installed. They together brought a lot of AI aircrafts and traffics, which makes the default ones redundant.
To reduce overlapping and enhance system performance, the TrafficAircraft.bgl under X:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Scenery\World\Scenery was moved to a backup folder so that no standard AI traffic is loaded.
To restore, just putting back the file to the original folder will do.